The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

Sarah Kim | March 22, 2019

Sophomore Janvi Bhatia is a brand ambassador for the popular bracelet brand Pura Vida. “I promote (Pura Vida’s) products on social media to try to raise awareness about the brand,” she said. “In recent years, they have really gained popularity and I think some of that can be attributed to the way they advertise.” Bhatia is just one of an increasing number of teens who are promoting companies...

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

Emily Carlisle, Isabella White | March 22, 2019

English, math, science and history courses—these are all classes which aim to both educate and broaden the minds of teenagers all across the country. Ever day at CHS students across all four grades find themselves slumped in desks, teachers lecturing on the fundamentals of radicals or the importance of the Enlightenment. For students who decided to broaden their high school experience by partaking...

Just Keep Shuffling: New Apple streaming service lacks innovation, adds to overabundance of TV

Heidi Peng | March 22, 2019

As more and more streaming services have emerged and cable TV has fallen out of favor, my father can only think one thing: More is more. Thus, over the course of four years, I have amassed five different streaming services—Amazon Prime, HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix and YouTube TV. However, recently there have been talks of yet another streaming service scheduled to be released in the coming weeks by Apple,...

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March 22, 2019

No End to Art: Artists discuss importance of digital art expression, changing definition of art

Marvin Fan | February 22, 2019

The recent movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” utilized new technology in order to create a style of movie never seen before. The film combined computer animation and traditional hand-drawn comic book techniques. At this school, sophomore Jacob Renay-Lopes uses technology to express himself artistically. Renay-Lopes utilizes Adobe softwares such as Photoshop and Illustrator to create art...

Hartfelt Apology? : Reporters Ashwin Prasad and Lily McAndrews debate whether Kevin Hart should host Oscars after scandal over homophobic tweets

Ashwin Prasad, Lily McAndrews | February 22, 2019

Experienced, entertaining host Kevin Hart should be forgiven for decade-old homophobic tweets As many of you know by now, the Oscars will not have a host this year. Its original host, Kevin Hart, quit the role because of Twitter backlash over his homophobic tweets. I’m not condoning his tweets. He has admitted what he said was wrong and intolerant; people who stand by such comments are unfit...