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Teachers spot the difference among MCVSD students

Teachers spot the difference among MCVSD students

Phoebe Drummond
May 17, 2017
Filed under Features

CHS’s faculty consists of 30 teachers. Six of these teachers have worked at other Monmouth County Vocational Schools (MCVSD). History teacher Tom Ross is one of them. He moved to CHS from Biotechnology High School (BTHS) last year. He said the main reason he made the switch was because CHS is si...

Students utilize musical talents in various bands

Students utilize musical talents in various bands

Allie Kuo
May 14, 2017
Filed under Features

Walking through the halls of CHS, there is a high probability that the notes of a ukulele, guitar, piano or even a melodica have graced your ears. Many students play an instrument or can at least dabble on the keyboard or strum a few chords on the guitar. Some have taken their musical talents one st...

CHS students take off from class

CHS students take off from class

Emme Leong
May 11, 2017
Filed under Features

Playing hooky is an invitation to have some fun, away from any and all responsibilities. Despite that, it’s not all fun and games when your quality of education is in jeopardy. According to a study by Johns Hopkins University in 2012, 15 percent of American students are “chronically absent” ...

Outside of their daily teaching, CHS faculty have part-time jobs

Outside of their daily teaching, CHS faculty have part-time jobs

Jacqueline Geller
May 9, 2017
Filed under Features

When the bell rings at 2:19 p.m., some CHS teachers will walk out the school’s doors and head to their part-time job. Spanish teacher Karen Britto used to be employed in restaurants and worked as an SAT tutor while holding a teacher position during the day. “It can be difficult especially...

Yearbook class show talents in CHS yearbooks

Yearbook class show talents in CHS yearbooks

Dylan Josephson
May 8, 2017
Filed under Features

The distribution of yearbooks marks the end of another school year at CHS, but it also represents the culmination of the efforts of the yearbook elective offered to juniors and senior. Junior Grace Maloney of Middletown said she decided to take the course because she wanted to put the skills she le...

CHS Beast proves to be unique mascot

CHS Beast proves to be unique mascot

Jacqueline Geller
May 8, 2017
Filed under Features

Marlboro High School has the Mustangs. Wall High School has the Knights. And Communications High School has the Beast. Fitness teacher Ginny Clevenger established the mascot in 2004 when a student received red marks on her shoulders after she lifted a great deal of weight on the leg press machine. ...

SGA introduces new events to Spring Spirit Week

SGA introduces new events to Spring Spirit Week

Caroline Monaghan
April 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The 2017 Spring Spirit Week is this week, but the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed ways to improve it since November. Changes include different procedures, point values and events. Senior Mark DiSpignia of Lincroft is the President of SGA. He was a part of these decisions regarding Sp...

Students show their true colors

Students show their true colors

Kaitlyn Hammond
April 23, 2017
Filed under Features

Sophomore Amanda Lavery walks into school with blue hair after having pink hair the day before. It’s just a normal day at Communications High School. For some students like Lavery of Marlboro, having an unconventional hair color is a key part of their identity. In the last four months, Lavery has c...

The Inkblot celebrates fifteen years of journalism

The Inkblot celebrates fifteen years of journalism

Sarah Lynch
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

“The News of Communications High School” has not taken a break since 2002. With 87 issues, The Inkblot has reached thousands of readers, triumphed in state and national competitions and enabled CHS students to put their journalistic theories to practice. The student-produced publication has ...

Ruoff dazzles on the stage and on the court

Ruoff dazzles on the stage and on the court

Courtney Kushnir
April 20, 2017
Filed under 1 in 300, Features

All the world's a stage for senior Annie Ruoff of Monmouth Beach. Ruoff has performed  in plays and musicals since she was in the third grade and has been a part of 18 productions from her local community theater to school shows as an actor, choreographer and more. Ruoff said she made the transition from acti...

Students discuss the merit and rigidity of CHS dress code

Students discuss the merit and rigidity of CHS dress code

Sarah Lynch
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features

As spring weather and sunshine evade winter cold, shorts and dresses become the seasonal wardrobe for CHS students. While spring attire may be conducive to warmer weather, it may also violate school dress code. The CHS Student Handbook outlines the school’s dress code policy, which is uniform w...

News outlets and readers ditch TV, use social media

News outlets and readers ditch TV, use social media

Phoebe Drummond
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

Twitter — the multi-billion dollar social media site — has quite a simple mission statement: “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.” While numerous Twitter accounts are devoted to spreading celebrity gossip, many of the world’s top ne...

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