The Inkblot

Millana Young draws for various reasons including her own enjoyment, to be
published and for social media.

Millana Young draws attention to female-run publishing business

Francesco Thorik-Saboia November 24, 2021

Many artists work for commissions, a process where someone is paid to create artwork based on the client’s request. However, most commission-based artists aren’t in high school, and even fewer have...

Harmon poses with Chak Wimberly after a workout.

Kelly Harmon brings brains and brawn to the MCVSD

Henry Frieman November 24, 2021

Kelly Harmon’s alarm beeps at 4:30 a.m. every morning. She heads off to the gym for a cardiovascular workout, then tackles a strenuous work day as the MCVSD Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Then,...

Students still feel the affects of virtual learning today. https://unsplash.com/license

Technology intrusion blurs lines between school, home

Alisa Kharod November 24, 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been on their computers and phones much more frequently and for longer periods of time. According to the New York Times, “scientists say that children’s...

The 2007-2008 Inkblot edit board and staff.

Thomas Evancho: editor-in-chief to administrator

Lillian Chen November 24, 2021

“Work for the students. Work for each other. Our paper is important. People are counting on us,” wrote Editor-in-Chief Thomas Evancho in his goodbye to the paper in volume 6, issue 6 of The Inkblot....

With students back in person full time, busing has become an issue.
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Busing issues create a bumpy road for CHS students

Nina Kolodchak November 24, 2021

Amidst the in-person reopening of schools, many Communications High School students have reaccustomed themselves to using the bus as a means of transportation, but due to the intrinsic differences between...

A survey of 67 students from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5

Students reflect on the importance of self-expression

Katherine Manatos November 24, 2021

While Communications High School only plans two official spirit weeks, student’s diverse sense of fashion is seen all year round. Students go about their day in a variety of diverse outfits, ranging...

As the class of 2022 applies to colleges, some are feeling the stress that comes along with this overarching task. https://unsplash.com/license

Conversations about college add to tensions in the Class of 2022

Andrew Seckular and Ethan Wen November 24, 2021

For Communications High School seniors, most would rightfully assume that three years of hardwork should pay off during their final year of high school. However, they are not out of the woods quite yet,...

Clevenger creates strong CHS connections and athletes with her tradition of hanging college flags in the fitness room. https://unsplash.com/license

Clevenger raises the flags to build strong connection with CHS

Will McHale November 24, 2021

Virginia “Ginny” Clevenger became a gym teacher at Communications High School when it opened in 2000 and has seen more of its students pass through its halls than practically anyone else. “They...

Students wear blue on first day of Week of Respect, the official color of the Stomp Out Bullying Campaign. https://unsplash.com/license

Colors fly to signal annual return of Week of Respect

Justin Longo November 24, 2021

After an unprecedented virtual celebration the year prior, the Week of Respect returned to the halls of Communications High School, bringing along a renewed sense of community and acceptance among the...

20 years later, the CHS staff still remembers the feeling of not knowing what was going on the morning of the 9/11 attacks. https://unsplash.com/license

Memories of 9/11 burn bright for CHS staffers

Lillian Chen September 17, 2021

Very rarely is someone able to remember the details of their day on Sept. 10, 2001, but askmwhat they were doing a mere 24 hours later and it’s an entirely different story. Having opened its doors...

Lang steals the show as Mary Poppins at Count Basie Theater on March 3, 2020.

Lang sets the stage as producer for CHS drama club comeback

Julia Homza and Lillian Chen September 17, 2021

Since the age of two, senior Ainsley Lang of Shrewsbury has lived for the spotlight. It started with dance, but her life onstage only progressed from there. “I feel like I was always more of a theatrical...

Senior Vivianna Varlack of Manalapan was accepted into Princeton and Stanford,
schools with acceptance rates of 6% and 4%, respectively.

Varlack sets sights on Stanford and Princeton

Kara Gallagher June 17, 2021

When senior Vivianna Varlack of Manalapan found out that she got into Stanford University, she nearly threw her laptop in excitement, screaming and running down the stairs to go tell her parents. Leading...

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