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Survey of 72 students from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8.

CHS students step up to the plate for Seal of Biliteracy exam

Yaritza Reyes Contrera and Thomas Tilton January 29, 2024

As the end of the first semester approaches, terms like “subjunctive,” “past participle” and “adjectival clause” are beginning to resurface in the Communications High School (CHS) hallways. The...

CHS students Stella Feinstein and Evie Seetoo from DSTR Magazine during their merch drop photo shoot, shot by DSTR member Aki Sykes.

Students pen their own independent publications

Siofra King January 29, 2024

Students of Communications High School are taking their passions and expertise in journalism and media beyond the school’s own award winning newspaper, The Inkblot, and literary magazine by utilizing...

A bad trend of skipping classes has been roaming the halls of CHS.
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Teachers weigh in on students skipping studies

Kylie Aprilante and Kelly Matthews January 29, 2024

Whether to visit a former teacher or greet a fellow student, leaving class to join another class momentarily has become a common trend amongst the Communications High School’s (CHS) student body. The...

Sol Zavala graduates from Kode with Klossy’s New York City website development program.

Sol Zavala codes the way for future computer scientists

Ori Rosmarin and Juliana Harary January 29, 2024

Junior Sol Zavala of Wall Township had never before defined herself as someone who would pursue STEM as a career; that was until she took Laura Gesin’s sophomore Intro to Programming class. While initially...

CHS students like to start their mornings off right with a fun drink by their sides.

CHS brews success with a range of unique drinks

Kirthna Todupunuri and Amelia White November 22, 2023

Starbucks is making “bucks” off of Communications High School (CHS) students as more and more are starting their day with “fun drinks” including coffee, tea and energy drinks. It’s not just...

Survey of 93 students from Oct. 16 to Oct. 23.

Love is anything but blind in the CHS hallways

Andrew Rabe, Stella Curto, and Isabella Martinez November 22, 2023

Existing in a small school like CHS creates a densely occupied space that leads to students falling for people they see every day but have never met. Some define this phenomenon as a “hallway crush,”...

CHS students observe the longevity of trending apps.

The time to BeReal has officially passed

Ryleigh Luethold and Avery Garr November 22, 2023

Throughout recent years, young people have flipped between the newest trending apps. Although some users believe they are fun for a while, they can quickly become irrelevant and lose traction just as fast...

Shawn Ribeiro delivers his SGA election speech on May 15, 2023.

Ribeiro shines as youngest SGA member in a decade

Anna Claps and Honora Griffiths November 22, 2023

In the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, current sophomore Shawn Ribeiro of West Long Branch was elected freshman council president. Come June, he made the bold decision to run for the Student Government...

CHS students have learned to cope with school stress in their own ways outside of the school. 
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Mental health resources left unseen by students

Yaritza Reyes Contrera and Thomas Tilton November 22, 2023

As the school year reemerges, so does student stress surrounding SAT scores, college admissions and extracurricular involvement. This, on top of other personal life obstacles, can bring extreme stress...

Senior Kiera Young of Neptune, center left, is one of the many CHS students with a job.

Students make “cents” of new statewide minimum wage increase

Siofra King September 21, 2023

While the minimum wage’s increase of 87 cents per hour may be music to high school students’ ears, it does come with its downsides. Students looking to make an income and work part time are struggling...

Junior Isabel Santamaria studied at FIT over the summer.

Isabel Santamaria FITs college course into her busy schedule

Ori Rosmarin September 21, 2023

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is known as one of the best fashion schools in the world as of 2023 according to CEOWORLD Magazine, and thus, one of the prestigious places for aspiring fashion...

Brandon Kopp poses with his self published book, “Krazy for Keto.”

Brandon Kopp is “Krazy for Keto” in his new book

Ethan Wen and Maxine Zahler June 16, 2023

About 470,000 children suffer from epilepsy nationwide. Junior Brandon Kopp of Marlboro aims to comfort them, inspire courage and spread awareness with his new book, “Krazy for Keto”. At three years...

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