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Bailoni feeds local families

Alessandra Bailoni, of the Wall Township Food Services, makes sure no child goes hungry. 
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Nina Kolodchak

June 12, 2020

As quarantine continues, many people are experiencing rattling changes. Millions are out of jobs, countless are ill and it is much harder to access food, especially for families with lower incomes. During these times of need, services and businesses around the world have adjusted their practices to mak...

MVC closure delays teen road tests

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Julia Homza

June 12, 2020

For those turning seventeen in the past months, a huge milestone is on hold. With the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) closed for months, many teens, including many CHS juniors, weren’t able to get their licenses on or around the time of their birthdays.  Many students that were looking forward to g...

Students face COVID-19 restrictions in the workplace

A survey of 58 students from May 19 to May 29.

Lillian Chen

June 12, 2020

A classic coming of age moment for many high schoolers is getting a job. It’s a sign of independence and maturity, as well as a chance to make money on your own. But now, as many things have been, this experience has been put on hold by COVID-19.  Strict safety guidelines put in place to slow the spread of COVI...

Interpersonal relationships become a virtual reality

A survey of 58 students from May 19 to May 29.

Brigid McCarthy

June 12, 2020

The closure of schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year brought a clarifying mixture of sadness and finality to high schoolers in the confusion that clouds the COVID-19 pandemic. For many students, it has been months since they’ve seen their friends, or anyone outside of their family ...

Music to their ears: Jodry uses her musical talent to give back

Jodry, left, holds friend Shiva on her back in January 2020 at One Life to Love Orphanage in New Delhi, India.

Zoe Conner-Bennett

June 12, 2020

Instead of opening dozens of presents from family or celebrating with friends, freshman Mary Jodry of Neptune City has spent her last three birthdays using her musical talent to raise money for One Life to Love, a charity devoted to helping disabled and orphaned children in New Delhi, India. While h...

Unlocked lockers promote trust but opens a potential for misdemeanors

A survey of 51 students from Mar. 23 to Apr. 6, 2020.

Lillian Chen

May 8, 2020

Many  CHS students can relate to hearing a very familiar question: “You just leave your lockers open like that?” The common, though admittedly unorthodox, practice in CHS stems from an unspoken set of rules that guides the social aspects of the school. This “honor code” creates an envir...

Teens hit the brakes on driving

In New Jersey, the minimum age to acquire a probationary driver’s license is 17 years old, along with a prerequisite six months of driving with a learner’s permit. Some students choose, however, to exercise their freedom to attain their license when it is right for them.
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Michael LaRocca

May 8, 2020

In New Jersey, the minimum age to acquire a probationary driver’s license is 17 years old, along with a prerequisite six months of driving with a learner’s permit. Some students choose, however, to exercise their freedom to attain their license when it is right for them. Guidance counselor San...

Underclassmen attendees have unique experiences during prom

The underclassmen who attended prom in 2019 pose at Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club.

Francesco Thorik-Saboia

May 8, 2020

Senior Michael Landolfi of Tinton Falls went to prom last year with his significant other Bella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch, now-junior but sophomore at the time.   “She was an underclassman but that didn’t really matter, because she matters to me,” Landolfi said. Prom is a highly-antic...

“That time of the month” continues to go unacknowledged

Nearly three-quarters of CHS’s student body will spend one week per month bleeding for the next 40 years. Yet despite the female-majority population, it seems some in-school stigma remains around menstruation. 

Beatrice Karron

May 8, 2020

Nearly three-quarters of CHS’s student body will spend one week per month bleeding for the next 40 years. Yet despite the female-majority population, it seems some in-school stigma remains around menstruation.  Though society has come a long way since discreetly selling pads without labels or id...

Divorce rates rise, but its impact remains unchanged

 Every 36 seconds, a divorce is finalized in an American home. 
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Zoe Conner-Bennett

May 8, 2020

Every 36 seconds, a divorce is finalized in an American home.  “I think having my parents divorced has made me more aware of what relationships are doomed to fail and what a healthy relationship should look like,” senior Jack McHugh of Manasquan said.  Though divorce has become more commonpl...

In-school nutrition guidelines provide food for thought

Based on Mar. 17 to Mar. 19, 2020 research by Brigid McCarthy.

Brigid McCarthy

May 8, 2020

The vending machine that sits in the back right corner of CHS’s cafeteria is popular among students who skip breakfast or forget lunch. It holds a variety of eats, and never goes too long without reliably restocking. While being excellently equipped to stifle student hunger, however, the vending ma...

Peng’s art gets regional acclaim

A cropped version of Peng’s award-winning artwork, “Identity Propagnda.”

Emily Toro

May 8, 2020

“I don’t really like most of the things I draw,” said junior Alexis Peng of Marlboro. Two weeks prior to this interview, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, “one of the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition programs for creative teens,” nominated Peng for a national m...

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