The Inkblot

As the Class of 2022 begins the college process, many reflect on the virtual options colleges have offered.
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Virtual college fairs lack connection during COVID-19

Zaina Saif May 5, 2021

Junior Sam Skolnick of Hazlet had long looked forward to seeing her dream school’s campus. A digital slideshow of snapshots with pre-recorded narration wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Ever...

A survey of 55 students from Apr. 6 to Apr. 13

Mental health on their minds: Students reflect on changes to mental health in the pandemic

Nina Kolodchak May 5, 2021

As quarantine continues, mental health issues also continue to rise. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on mental health, about 53% of adults in the United States have...

McManus was inspired by her unique sense of style and love of fashion to launch The Zine fashion magazine

McManus dresses to the nines for The Zine fashion magazine

Sarah Rau May 5, 2021

Among the mundane chatter of an elementary school cafeteria, a little fourth-grader walked proudly by the supervising teacher. She was immediately stopped to receive a compliment on her socks. These were...

The transfer of power for clubs, as seen Photo Club's 2019 council election, has been very hard this year, especially since most clubs were not able to meet over the 2020-2021 school year. Student are worried that the traditions and values of the clubs won't be handed down.

CHS clubs and the transfer of power

Lillian Chen and Brigid McCarthy May 5, 2021

Isabella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch, in her junior year, accepted the position of Art Director for the CHS Drama Club and started managing publicity for The Commons, CHS’s literary magazine, all...

Physics instructor Steve Godkin is fully vaccinated, and spoke of his positive experience during and after his vaccination.

CHS teachers give coronavirus immunity their best shot

Carla Vreeland May 5, 2021

After over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many CHS teachers have finally been vaccinated against the virus, but the process has been a long and difficult one. According to the state government, New...

A survey of 13 students from Apr. 6 to Apr. 13.

Remote mentorships pose new challenges for students

Rebecca Heath May 5, 2021

After eagerly securing a position at real estate lawyer Joseph C. Lane’s firm for her remote senior mentorship, senior Erin Carr of Wall faced an unexpected setback to starting her role. “I read...

Class of 2021 Seniors reflect on how the lack of events have shaped their last year at CHS.
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Graduating seniors reflect on missed milestones

Luke Sassa May 5, 2021

Much was made about the Class of 2020’s abrupt end to their senior year, which saw all of the cherished senior events canceled seemingly overnight. Now, as the pandemic continues to disrupt daily life,...

A survey of 21 students from Apr. 6 to Apr. 13.

Students ‘elect’ to pursue careers after taking CHS courses

Andrew Seckular May 5, 2021

Communications High School stands out to create students for the unique classes it offers, attracting hordes of Monmouth County applicants each year. From the photography workshops to the journalism courses,...

Senior Emma Barofsky, right, poses in her self-designed
sweatshirts with her sister, Julia Barofsky. Profits from
sweatshirt sales were donated to the CDC Foundation.

“If you can read this, you’re too close”: Sweatshirt sales help combat coronavirus

Madison Beekman May 4, 2021

After years of volunteering for a variety of causes chosen by others, Emma Barofsky decided it was time to take charge. The senior from Ocean used the time she was idled by the coronavirus quarantine...

In addition to her charity livestreams, Saif has been volunteering with the organization Food Not Bombs in Asbury Park, which provides food to those in need.

Student livestreams raise money to donate to important causes

Liam Umbs May 4, 2021

As sophomore Zaina Saif of Marlboro and her friends chatted on a livestream last December, they raked in over $10,000 of donations to support hungry families in Yemen. Since the start of quarantine...

Jodry places a shampoo bottle in “The Giving Box,” a donation pick up
and drop off service that she and her family run outside of her house.

“The Giving Box” provides grab-and-go charity

Madison Beekman May 4, 2021

Sophomore Mary Jodry of Neptune City has lived in the small town for her whole life, which has given her a tight-knit community and inspired her extensive work with charity and non-profit organizations....

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