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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 31, 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...

Cichon climbing at Last Rope Regionals in Philadelphia with Gravity Vault Middletown’s competition team.

1 in 300: Alexa Cichon climbs to the top with Gravity Vault Middletown

Evie Seetoo and Brody Lippincott January 28, 2022

Alexa Cichon takes niche, underground pastimes to new heights with her passion for competitive rock climbing. Climbing locally and out-of-state, the junior from Neptune Township has found the perfect adventurous...

Millana Young draws for various reasons including her own enjoyment, to be
published and for social media.

Millana Young draws attention to female-run publishing business

Francesco Thorik-Saboia November 24, 2021

Many artists work for commissions, a process where someone is paid to create artwork based on the client’s request. However, most commission-based artists aren’t in high school, and even fewer have...

Lang steals the show as Mary Poppins at Count Basie Theater on March 3, 2020.

Lang sets the stage as producer for CHS drama club comeback

Julia Homza and Lillian Chen September 17, 2021

Since the age of two, senior Ainsley Lang of Shrewsbury has lived for the spotlight. It started with dance, but her life onstage only progressed from there. “I feel like I was always more of a theatrical...

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