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Does popularity play a larger part in elections than the actual campaign?

Popularity over platform in leadership positions

Isabel Santamaria June 16, 2023

Leadership roles are a battle in a school as competitive as Communications High School, with the most coveted positions being the Student Government Association (SGA) and student council. However, many...

CHS elects junior Justin Longo of Middletown as the 2023-2024 SGA President.

SGA Elections for the 2023-2024 School Year

Andrew Seckular May 17, 2023

Early on the morning of Monday, May 15 CHS students gathered in the cafeteria for one of the many end of year traditions: election speeches for the Student Government Association (SGA). Shortly after,...

Keynote speaker Lin Pernill (‘13) speaks to current CHS students about her experiences.

NTHS and SkillsUSA host annual Career Day

Kyla Kidorf and Isabella San Filippo March 31, 2023

Everyone has, at one point, been asked the dreaded question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” On Friday, Feb. 10, SkillsUSA hosted its annual Career Day to help students answer this question....

CHS club leaders and council members talk about their experience fundraising.

Follow the money: club leaders discuss their fundraising tactics

Kirthna Todupunuri and Diya Mandal March 31, 2023

Throughout the year, CHS students help organize various fundraisers in order to sponsor special events such as Homecoming, Winter Ball and other occasions. Clubs and class councils use different techniques...

Freshman Izzy San Filippo (left), playing Nurse Ruth Kelly, sits and talks with
junior Justin Longo’s Elwood P. Dowd at a Drama Club dress rehearsal of Harvey.

CHS performers shine at Harvey and Coffeehouse

Kaitlyn Gallagher and Gracyn Austin January 20, 2023

The CHS Drama Club took to the stage on Dec. 3-4, 2022 to perform Harvey, a play following the antics of a man and a 6-foot-tall rabbit. Taking place in the 1940s, the stage was set with vintage furniture...

The Cultural Communications club is spreading the holiday spirit through CHS by having a toy drive and by having volunteering opportunities at the Allaire Community Farm Christmas Light spectacular.

CCC spreads holiday cheer at CHS

Kara Gallagher November 23, 2022

The kindhearted holiday spirit is prevalent at CHS with the help of the Cultural Communications Club. From Nov. 29 through Dec. 9, the CCC collected toys to benefit Operation Sleigh Bells, an organization...

There are two new clubs that are now being offered at CHS: Philosophy club and Book club.

Readers and thinkers unite in new clubs

Avery Booth November 23, 2022

CHS introduced two new clubs this year that offer new perspectives on ideas from the past and provide students with a sense of community to discuss literature: Philosophy Club and Book Club. The Philosophy...

The NHS tradition continues at CHS.

NHS honors club tradition with induction ceremony

Kelly Meehan May 20, 2022

Induction into the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is something many high school students across the country strive for; CHS is no exception. These students regularly...

Señora Campbells final CCC Fest brings in many donations for the Ukrainian Red Cross, Pick Your Paw Animal
Rescue and Allaire Community Farm.

CCC Festival welcomes guests back on board with open arms

Kaitlin Brice and Kara Gallagher May 20, 2022

CHS’s unvarying blue locker pods transformed into the lively streets of Brazil, cobblestone avenues of France and ancient Greek ruins during the 17th annual Cultural Communications Club Festival on Friday,...

Breakfast sales return and students are enjoying the yummy food and revenue that comes with it.

CHS clubs get a run for their money during the pandemic

Ronit Khromchenko and Dara Fisher January 28, 2022

Like the rest of Communications High School, the landscape of clubs has had to change and adapt with the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the largest clubs at CHS, The Cultural Communications Club (CCC), provides...

The transfer of power for clubs, as seen Photo Clubs 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 wont 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...

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