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Junior Claire Cooperman of Bradley Beach participates in 2023 New Jersey Teen Arts Festival.

CHS students sweep awards at Monmouth County Teen Arts

Students from Communications High School joined other collaborating New Jersey high schools at the 2023 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival, a highly anticipated statewide celebration of the arts. The...

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Art or not? Digital art poses a controversial question

Ava Rubinstein March 31, 2023

As the range of mediums available to artists continues to expand, one question arises: do they all merit the title of “real art?” Some argue that art created using digital technology does not possess...

Art can intertwine itself with a movement, such as the black fist for
Black Lives Matter.
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Art and politics go hand in hand with inspiring protests

Kylie Aprilante and Kelly Matthews January 20, 2023

From simple sign designs to extravagant murals, activists use art to get people talking about social injustice. Protest art is more than just pretty paintings; it is crucial to incorporate influential...

Millana Young draws for various reasons including her own enjoyment, to be
published and for social media.

Millana Young draws attention to female-run publishing business

Francesco Thorik-Saboia November 24, 2021

Many artists work for commissions, a process where someone is paid to create artwork based on the client’s request. However, most commission-based artists aren’t in high school, and even fewer have...

Many artists prefer to share their work on apps such as Tumbler or DeviantArt, rather than Instagram.
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Artists Usage of Different Social Media Platforms

Sabrina Liding June 17, 2021

Famous Instagram artists, such as Tamaytka, Mew Tripled, and cosmicspectrum, have, recently, been posting on different platforms to showcase their work rather than trying to fight with Instagram’s algorithm.  Starting...

A survey of 54 students from Feb. 3 to
Feb. 10.

Is original art an abstract idea?

Adina Saks March 12, 2021

Students at CHS, many being artistically and musically gifted, would agree that art can be a means to portray oneself honestly. As freshman Anna Lindberg of Keansburg says, “I think the true purpose...

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Artists must choose to create for their audience or for themselves

Nicola DeGregorio and Isabella Ji January 19, 2021

The compulsive draw of publicity and making money disturbs the world of artistry, making artists question their motive to create: for themselves or for their audience. Though it is possible for an artist...

Propaganda has been used in many ways throughout history to manipulate.
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Art has been used to change mindsets and shape opinion

Adina Saks January 19, 2021

“Art helps you express the feelings you can't put into words,” freshman Kelly Meehan of Wall Township says. Because art is so easily conveyed and seen, it has often played a manipulative role in society....

Design and Stuido Art Teacher Shelley Ortner instructs senior
Serena Khan of Union Beach in her AP Studio Art class.

College Board’s adjustments change AP Art students’ plans

Isabella Ji June 12, 2020

Advanced Placement Studio Art, organized by the College Board and offered to CHS seniors, gives high school students the chance to experience a college-level course and, for students who pass the exam,...

A cropped version of Peng’s award-winning artwork, “Identity Propagnda.”

Peng’s art gets regional acclaim

Emily Toro May 8, 2020

“I don’t really like most of the things I draw,” said junior Alexis Peng of Marlboro. Two weeks prior to this interview, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, “one of the nation’s longest-running...

Freshman Aaron Diament of Manalapan, senior Tess Rempel of Spring Lake and junior Steve Ostrom of Lincroft worktogether to set up a 48 hour film challenge for the DV club.

Student filmmakers seek inspiration for their work

Ella Lukowiak May 8, 2020

From music and art to the people at CHS, student filmmakers are able to find inspiration everywhere.  Junior Meagan Ellis of Freehold said that her inspiration has come from all of the new people that...

Sophomore Giulia DeFabritus of Freehold performs with her
all-girl band The Bellas at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

Cancelled gigs financially affect CHS and local bands

Ella Lukowiak May 7, 2020

While for some, being forced to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak may seem like a dream come true, others are restricted from being able to go out and make a living. According to the LA Times,...

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