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Learning cursive and its benefits in the professional world

According to a 2013 survey of 612 elementary schools, 41 percent of teachers no longer
teach cursive writing because of the Common Core State Standards, which do not
require cursive instruction.

Tim Wilburn

June 12, 2020

There’s something to be said about receiving a handwritten thank you note in cursive. Sure, anybody can write a letter in print, but the lost art of cursive has a more sincere and personal effect.  The fact that I can read the cursive-written cards and notes that my late grandmother took the time...

Ghostwriters twist information for the public

In 1987,  Donald Trump’s ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz. followed Trump for around 18 months while he was completing daily tasks and managing his business to gather information to write “The Art of the Deal,” which became a bestseller.

Nina Kolodchak

December 2, 2019

In the modern world, ghostwriters work with many celebrities and influencers, such as Lele Pons and even our president, Donald Trump. Ghostwriters are often used to write speeches, books, or other texts that are then credited to the person that hired them. Large companies are known for using this method...

Pen names allow writers and artists to share their work while still maintaining privacy

Survey of 116 students from Jan. 2 to Jan. 14.

Carla Vreeland

January 25, 2019

Known to avid Harry Potter readers as J.K. Rowling, author Joanne Kathleen Murray published her notable wizarding novels disguised by a pen name. According to the Sun, her publisher thought the book would appeal to a wider audience if they masked her gender. The publisher believed readers would be less ...

Project Write Now inspires creativity and confidence among aspiring writers

Project Write Now hosts a workshop for young writers at the Atlantic Highlands Public Library. Junior Vivian DeRosa of Ocean helps run such workshops.

Emily Toro

May 4, 2018

Some people write because it is what they know. Others because it is their escape and their story. Whatever the case, Project Write Now gives people the opportunity to explore, let go and create something new. Project Write Now is a non-profit organization in Red Bank that offers programs for peop...

Lit Mag hosts Project Write Now workshop

Lit Mag hosts Project Write Now workshop

Phoebe Drummond

February 23, 2017

The staff of the Literary Magazine at CHS worked on taking their writing to the next level at a workshop led by Project Write Now on Feb. 21 said Lit Mag board member Vivian DeRosa of Ocean. Seven CHS students met after school to take part in the workshop, which was centered around the theme of e...

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