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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...

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...

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...

Lily Costa performs on violin at her middle school graduation.

Lily Costa fiddles with her passion for classical music

Ori Rosmarin May 25, 2023

Sophomore Lily Costa of Redbank’s relationship with classical music and more specifically, the violin began as a four-year-old audience member to her childhood best friends’ orchestra performances....

Junior James Matthews of Middletown performs at The Stone Pony on March 4 in Asbury Park, NJ.

From CHS cafeteria to The Stone Pony, Matthews of Exit 109 rocks the stage

Ori Rosmarin March 30, 2023

At 3 p.m. on March 4, 2023, junior and bassist James Matthews of Middletown was able to utter words previously spoken by New Jersey legends such as Bruce Springstein, Frankie Valli and Jon Bon Jovi: “Welcome...

Freshman Zachary Pressler rides unicycle with a friend on top
during a local LGBTQ+ event. Pressler has been performing
in the circus community since he was six years old.

Pressler’s childhood acrobatics brings circus talents to CHS

Avery Booth and Diya Mandal January 20, 2023

When most high schoolers choose an extracurricular, they opt to participate in activities such as sports, writing or visual art. Freshman, Zachary Pressler, however, chose a more unique path. Performing...

Sophomore Tanner Grigoli of Ocean plays the guitar CHS Coffeehouse 2021.

Grigoli plays to the TikTok beat

Ori Rosmarin November 23, 2022

Every time sophomore Tanner Grigoli of Ocean posts a TikTok, he’s bombarded with a plethora of comments ranging from “Wow you sound like an angel” to “I think I just fell in love.” Grigoli’s...

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...

Sophomore Eliza Madore of Atlantic Highlands getting ready before her Broadway debut in
Matilda at the Shubert Theater in New York City on Sept. 7, 2014.

Eliza Madore, Broadway’s youngest Matilda, from the stage to CHS

Ori Rosmarin June 16, 2022

Some might recognize CHS’s own Broadway Baby, Sophomore Eliza Madore of Atlantic Highlands, from her recent role as Sally Brown in the CHS production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” However,...

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...

Junior Blu Gaines of Shrewsbury, center, designs and sews their own
clothes, including the dress that they wore to the 2022 Winter Ball.

1 in 300: Blu Gaines finds creativity in every fiber of their being

Ori Rosmarin April 14, 2022

Junior Blu Gaines of Shrewsbury has an unsuspected superpower: a constantly developing wardrobe that can and will never go out of style. With the rise of fast fashion, any trendy blouse, accessory or...

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