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The transfer of power for clubs, as seen Photo Club's 2019 council election, has been very hard this year, especially since most clubs were not able to meet over the 2020-2021 school year. Student are worried that the traditions and values of the clubs won't be handed down.

CHS clubs and the transfer of power

Lillian Chen and Brigid McCarthy May 5, 2021

Isabella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch, in her junior year, accepted the position of Art Director for the CHS Drama Club and started managing publicity for The Commons, CHS’s literary magazine, all...

The Junior State of America (JSA), which held the mock Democratic primary debate shown here, is one of the clubs not able to officially continue this school year.

Coronavirus causes concerns for clubs

Ella Lukowiak October 9, 2020

COVID-19 has taken a toll on society, leaving people trying to find a way to assert a new normal in a world that is anything but that. With the start of September, CHS and schools all around the world...

Senior Ryan Swanson of Manasquan performs at Battle of the Bands
2019. Due to the school closure and government restrictions, this event
will not happen this year.

Clubs and class councils deal with fundraising issues

Kristen Gallagher and Zaina Saif May 8, 2020

MCVSD students were notified that schools would be closed through Mar. 27 due to the novel coronavirus. Then, they got the news that it would be extended through April 10. They did not know when schools...

Senior Adriana Poznanski of Middletown giving her speech at the CCC council election in 2019. This year, the club had to conduct this process virtually.

CCC chooses 2020-2021 council with new selection process

Nicola DeGregorio May 8, 2020

The Cultural Communications Club (CCC) announced their 2020-2021 council on May 1 via email from president and senior Grace Quakenbush of Wall. The COVID-19 outbreak has changed many aspects of CHS life...

The CCC council at their annual festival.

CCC helps beyond CHS

Isabella Antoon March 21, 2020

The Cultural Communications Club roots its beliefs in helping others, and recently extended that aid beyond the doors of CHS to a high school student who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  The club,...

The Junior State of America attended Winter Congress in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23. Five out of the six new council members attended the trip.

JSA elects council for 2020-2021 school year

Maddie Lee March 21, 2020

On Thursday, Mar. 12, the Junior State of America (JSA) held their council election for the upcoming year. The council will consist of freshman Lucy Battista of Tinton Falls, junior Erin Burke of Allentown,...

Physics teacher Steve Godkin, dressed as Santa, hands a Head
Start student his present on Friday, Dec. 13. Godkin was the
special surprise, along with other performances at the event.

CCC brings holiday joy to underprivileged students

Francesca Santaniello January 17, 2020

As the bell rang for students to go to second period on Friday, Dec. 13, the Cultural Communications Club (CCC) welcomed children from the Lakewood Head Start program into room 107. The classroom became...

Seniors Dane Tedder of Ocean and Vaughn Battista of Tinton Falls on a JSA trip in Washington DC.

JSA risks losing trips, stability unless officialized

Madison Beekman January 17, 2020

For the CHS chapter of the Junior State of America (JSA), yearly conventions aren’t just a way of racking up best speaker awards, but a chance to socialize with other students across the east coast,...

CHS entered with a strong arsenal of assigned speakers, and left with several awards for each speech.

JSA attends Fall State convention

Joey Esposito November 24, 2019

CHS’s Junior State of America (JSA) chapter attended the organization’s annual Fall State convention in Woodbridge, N.J. from Saturday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov 17. Each fall, the national organization...

Senior Jillian Tracy of Belmar observes the art displayed in the museum.

NAHS visits The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Meredith Prud'homme November 23, 2019

The National Art Honors Society (NAHS) traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met, in New York City on Nov. 22. It was the club’s first trip to the museum since 2016 and 40 students...

Junior Liam Jamolod of Howell gives his speech prior to the announcement of his presidency.

SGA holds election for 2019-2020 school year

Jordan Durkin May 19, 2019

On Friday, May 17, CHS students gathered in the cafeteria to select their Student Government Association (SGA) council for the 2019-2020 school year, equipped with two executives and three members of council....

Students got the chance to tour the city when they weren't attending conferences.

JSA debates in D.C.

Tess Rempel March 16, 2019

.Members of CHS’s Junior State of America (JSA) chapter attended the Winter Congress trip in Washington, D.C. from Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 24. Supervised by math teacher Justine Lane, the...

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