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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...

Senior Vivianna Varlack of Manalapan was accepted into Princeton and Stanford,
schools with acceptance rates of 6% and 4%, respectively.

Varlack sets sights on Stanford and Princeton

Kara Gallagher June 17, 2021

When senior Vivianna Varlack of Manalapan found out that she got into Stanford University, she nearly threw her laptop in excitement, screaming and running down the stairs to go tell her parents. Leading...

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...

Ortiz is fluent in both Spanish and English and was placed into Spanish III in her freshman year.

Ortiz speaks fluently to her Latin American heritage in Spanish III

Kara Gallagher March 12, 2021

Building a little doll and throwing it into a fire is not a typical way people celebrate the New Year. Yet this is how Ecuadorians traditionally celebrate, and Freshman Ariana Ortiz of Long Branch was...

Oldenski celebrates winning “Most Improved Player” at a summer
basketball camp in August 2017. He was diagnosed less than a year later.

Oldenski wears his game face through sickness and Fortnite

Francesco Thorik-Saboia January 19, 2021

Sophomore Jack Oldenski of Middletown played in a Fortnite tournament on Dec. 13 with two teammates. This was far from an average tournament: he was up against over 200,000 competitors. Oldenski and his...

Young pitches the ball on the baseball field at Neptune High School on May 14, 2019.

Young hits it out of the park earning athletic scholarship

Julia Grau, Justin Longo, and Garrett Stemetzki November 25, 2020

Senior Brian Young of Neptune started playing baseball when he was 4 years old. His years of hard work are paying off now that he received an athletic scholarship to Rider University, making him one step...

Stark, left, sits on her brother Ryan’s shoulders in 2008 in her first home in
Westfield, NJ. She started a foundation in his name after his overdose.

Stark gives back through grief

Zoe Conner-Bennett October 9, 2020

“It has been said that grief is the final act of love,” says Ryan’s Love of Life Foundation and its co-founder, senior Brooke Stark of Manasquan, “and we’ve chosen to channel our grief into healing.”...

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

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

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...

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