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There are a variety of beliefs regarding the environment of friendships in CHS and if their really is distinct friend groups.
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Not all friends click, but many friend groups clique at CHS

Ori Rosmarin September 15, 2022

Upperclassman tour guides and class election speeches often describe Communications High School as a “clique-free” environment. Oftentimes, this can leave students under the impression that their school...

Senior Quinn Bender of West Long Branch interned in the
imaging department and photography studio at the MET in
New York City.

Bender met a picture-perfect summer

Julia Homza September 15, 2022

Some CHS students spent their summers tanning at the shore and hanging out with friends. On the other side of the spectrum, senior Quinn Bender of West Long Branch spent the summer of 2022 interning at...

A survey of 45 CHS students from April 26 to May 2.

Gas prices stay on the rise, driving commuters crazy

Emma Makin and Ruth Crawford May 20, 2022

Many drivers are feeling the impacts of the impending ban on Russian oil imports over the invasion of Ukraine as gas prices skyrocket to a new level. While gas prices were rising before the war, they...

A survey of 45 CHS students from April 26 to
May 2.

Hindsight is 2022: students reflect on a year attending CHS

Isabela Delgado May 20, 2022

The grass is always greener on the other side; for prospective CHS students, this is the homey, unified environment to be found in the school. CHS proclaims to have an atmosphere where all of its students...

A survey of 45 CHS students from April 26 to
May 2.

The talk of the halls: Gossip’s grip on the students of CHS

Mackenzie Prince May 20, 2022

Whispers and stares fill the halls of Communications High School, oftentimes unbeknownst to those the conversation is about. Despite the smaller student body and close-knit community, CHS is not immune...

Lifestyle trends seen on social media platforms promote healthy lifestyles, but some find these aesthetics to be unrealistic. https://unsplash.com/license

“That girl” isn’t all that: When trends take a turn

Adina Saks and Cindy Lin May 20, 2022

‘That girl’ wakes up at 5 a.m., studies hard, drinks green juices, fills gratitude journals and in short, has her life together. The lifestyle trend, which gained notoriety through various social...

Many CHS students rely on coffee for an extra boost of energy, while being mindful of its negative effects. https://unsplash.com/license

A monster of a problem: CHS substitutes caffeine for sleep

Jordan Juliano May 20, 2022

Drinking coffee in the morning is the typical start to many CHS students’ days. Although this daily cup of coffee or energy drink can provide a well-needed energy boost for students to make it through...

A survey of 45 CHS students from April 26 to
May 2.

CHS college acceptance tradition raises red flags: Do public acceptance announcements put pressure on students?

Julia Homza and Justin Longo May 20, 2022

Though many CHS students look forward to displaying their college acceptances for the school to see, not all feel positively about the flags in the cafeteria. Some feel it negatively impacts their college...

The lack of leadership positions being passed down during COVID leads to less interest in clubs at CHS. https://unsplash.com/license

Every meeting continues to count: CHS club participation on the decline

Phineaus Whedon May 20, 2022

Every rise has its fall, and this feeling resonates now more than ever with CHS clubs, almost all of which are seeing dwindling rates of attendance. After the Club Fair in September sparked interest...

Brianna Driver dresses up in various superhero costumes for special occasions,
including the premier of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Brianna Driver turns the classroom into Comic-Con with her costumes

Ori Rosmarin May 20, 2022

Most high school students wouldn’t expect to see Spider-Man on their daily commute to class; with an affinity for the fashion avant-garde, the students and teachers of CHS often find themselves thinking...

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CCC in food fight over most important meal of the day

Lillian Chen, Ethan Wen, and Andrew Seckular April 14, 2022

Brown-bag lunches have long held a lackluster reputation among the school lunch crowd. However, brown-bag breakfasts? If it contains one of Spanish teacher Sabina Campbell’s signature CCC breakfast sale...

Survey of 13 CHS juniors from Feb. 18, 2022 to Feb. 25, 2022.

Juniors put brakes on car registration

Julia Homza April 14, 2022

Students at Communications High School are obligated to fill out registration forms to drive to school, but many juniors have not completed this necessity. While seniors are required to register their...

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