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Teachers work second jobs to make ends meet

Teachers work second jobs to make ends meet

Madison Beekman and Riley Forrester

June 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Teacher Feature

After radio teacher Bill Bengle takes off his headphones and closes the radio studio at the end of the school year, he starts a summer full of painting and repairs for MCVSD. Bengle is one of many teachers at CHS with multiple jobs. He travels between the MCVSD schools and paints whatever is in n...

Leong wins Women in Communications Award

Phoebe Drummond

June 15, 2018


Filed under 1 in 300, Features

As the first bell blares through Communications High School every morning, students in every class watch their peers on the morning news; but on Monday April 23, students watched senior Emme Leong of Freehold on the “Today Show” – not “The Breakfast Club.” Leong, dressed in the red dress she picked out pr...

Students find reasons to quit their jobs

Students find reasons to quit their jobs

Emma Barofsky

June 15, 2018


Filed under Features

Senior Caroline Savage of Brielle found her “perfect job” in the summer of 2015 making acai bowls, smoothies and juices. After working there for the summer, her boss noticed her reliability and diligence and promised Savage a job for the following year.   As the next summer approached, her boss acte...

Sleepaway camps create memories

Katherine Lombardi

June 15, 2018


Filed under Features

As the sun rose above the horizon and illuminated the chirping birds in the trees, junior Clare Toman of Spring Lake Heights woke up with her tent mates. Regardless of whether their day would consist of archery and boating or rollerblading and rock climbing, it would be another exciting time in the la...

Students weigh in on summer food spots

Students weigh in on summer food spots

Tess Rempel and Emily Toro

June 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Food

Burgers sizzling on grills. Ice cream melting in bowls. Food is an essential factor in every teenager’s summer. CHS students weighed in on their favorite summer food spots and trends in preparation for the upcoming season. One of the more popular spots to snack, Playa Bowls, drew mixed feelings f...

Students alter class schedules to meet their academic needs

Students alter class schedules to meet their academic needs

Elizabeth Klemm

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features

Senior Christina Alfano of Middletown walked into guidance counselor Carol Caruso’s office for what seemed like the millionth time of the school year in September. She wanted to change her schedule. Again. Alfano is not alone. Many CHS students work with the guidance department to alter their cla...

CHS divided over the importance of school fashion

CHS divided over the importance of school fashion

Izzy Erskine

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features

At 11:30 p.m., junior Grace Treshock of Monmouth Beach knows she should be in bed, but as per usual, she has spent the last 20 minutes staring at her closet with possible outfit combinations running through her head. Some students share Treshock’s desire to look and feel “on point” in public, ...

The US leads in gun deaths, lags in gun control

The US leads in gun deaths, lags in gun control

Isabella Antoon

May 4, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

Under the Second Amendment of the Constitution, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Citizens of the United States have the right to purchase and own a gun, whereas policies differ in othe...

Tragedies prompt students to take action on and offline

Tragedies prompt students to take action on and offline

Kaitlyn Delaney

May 4, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

In wake of recent nationwide tragedy, many Americans push for reform. In the fight for gun control, young Americans head the movement. “With thoughtful tweets about gun control, a fearlessness for taking on politicians and sharply worded messages to shut down conspiracy theorists, the students… are ...

Students discuss missing school for vacation

Students discuss missing school for vacation

Ainsley Vetter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features

Sophomore Grace Quakenbush of Wall sat on a beautiful beach looking up at a gorgeous sunset. Despite the amazing view, she couldn’t help but think about the days of midterms that would be waiting for her when she came back to CHS. Vacations can serve as a time to relax and get away from the str...

Madeira illustrates her talents through artistic endeavors, class council

Madeira illustrates her talents through artistic endeavors, class council

Evan Kuo

May 4, 2018


Filed under 1 in 300, Features

As both an artist and a diplomat at CHS, Emily Madeira got her start by following her sister’s footsteps. But, now she is forging her own path to success. A sophomore from Howell, Madeira began her artistic career when she was in the third grade. She saw that her older sister Jessica was good at ...

Social media fuels FOMO

Social media fuels FOMO

Mia Gallo

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features

Junior Greer Shanley of Fair Haven often finds herself constantly refreshing Snapchat and Instagram when her friends are all together but she is not there. Urban Dictionary defines the term “FOMO” as an acronym for “fear of missing out.” In other terms, FOMO means being scared to miss a p...

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