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The girl behind the Northern Lights: Gao uses color in her artistry

Jack Mannion

February 7, 2017


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Sophomore Sabrina Gao of Freehold Township discusses her love of painting and her popular posters for this years Winter Ball.

Barth takes the big screen

Brigid Garrett

January 7, 2017


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Freshman Sawyer Barth of West Long Branch has been acting since fourth grade and was featured in Oscar nominated movie, Bridge of Spies

A magician with a passion for trading

A magician with a passion for trading

Julia Pardee

December 22, 2016


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A battery-powered Star Wars candle. A paper clip. A pair of wireless headphones. Junior Cameron DeStefano of Middletown has traded them all on his mission to upgrade from a paper clip to “trade my way higher and higher.” After hearing a true story of a man who started with a paper clip and traded...

Dixson ‘shreds the gnar’ and serves the ‘guac’

Brigid Garrett

December 3, 2016


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Senior Kevin Dixson of Wall Township is recognized around CHS for his guacamole and competed at nationals for surfing last spring.

Vetter shines on ice and at Carnegie Hall

Vetter shines on ice and at Carnegie Hall

Jacqueline Geller

November 9, 2016


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Ice skating for 12 hours a week is only part of the after-school life for freshman Ainsley Vetter of Wall. At 14 years old, Vetter has already competed in ice dance on a national level and performed at Carnegie Hall as a pianist. Vetter started skating when she was 6 years old. After a couple years, her co...

Lang goes the extra mile for CHS

Lang goes the extra mile for CHS

Abby Silva

September 16, 2016


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As the president of the senior class and NHS as well as a member of Shore Regional High School’s varsity cross country and track teams, senior Sarah Lang of Monmouth Beach is running all over the place. Lang began running in fifth grade when she participated in her middle school cross country p...

Sleeman rocks to his own beat

Sleeman rocks to his own beat

Sarah Lynch

June 17, 2016


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Not many high schoolers play an instrument, but sophomore James Sleeman of Neptune plays four and is still willing to learn more. Although Sleeman focuses on his guitar and drum set, he also plays the ukulele, keyboard, banjo and sings vocals. Because of his dedication to the guitar and drums, S...

LaRochelle competes at Miss Teen New Jersey

Elizabeth Klemm

March 3, 2016


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Sophomore Sam LaRochelle of Middletown stood confidently as Juror No. 10 in the Drama Club’s fall production of “Twelve,” but standing confidently is no longer acting for her. LaRochelle competed in her first pageant on Oct. 16, 2015. LaRochelle didn’t place in the Miss Teen NJ pageant but said s...

Darcy Darbin: poet and novelist

Elizabeth Klemm

December 23, 2015


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Not many 17-year-olds can say they’ve written and published a novel, but senior Darcy Darbin of Middletown definitely can. Darbin released her first novel, “Hopeless,” on March 25, 2015. Darbin, now 18, said she has been writing for the majority of her life. “[In] early elementary sc...

Paredes jumps for joy

Elizabeth Klemm

November 6, 2015


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Junior Alex Paredes is always jumping around – either from school to gymnastics or from a trampoline to 30 feet in the air. Paredes, of Atlantic Highlands, began practicing gymnastics when she was “little” but did not stick with it at first. She began training once again in fifth grade, when...

Masciana takes center stage in school and studio

Abby Silva

September 17, 2015


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As SGA president, Lauryn Masciana is always on her toes. But outside of school, the senior stays on pointe – as a dancer at the Academy of Dance Arts in Tinton Falls. Masciana began dancing at age three. Ballet was her favorite style until recently, when she began to enjoy contemporary, too. Bu...

She’s the ‘reel’ deal

May 6, 2015


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By GINA MAURER Sophomore Kierin Rogers of Keansburg has been interested in film for as long as she can remember, she said. “I used to make really cheesy home videos with my sister and have mini film festival screenings with my family, and I guess being that I have a family full of movie buffs...

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