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Some are born with a smile

Some are born with a smile

Isabella Antoon

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Many of the physical features we are born with have been written into our genes. They are undeniable, unchangeable truths about ourselves that make us who we are. But with a recent increase in knowledge in the world of psychology, scientists and psychologists alike aim to discover if the genes you ar...

Student spending increases over summer break

Student spending increases over summer break

Allie Beekman

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Anyone with a summer job can relate to the *NSYNC lyrics, “Thank God it’s Friday night and I just got paid.” Theoretically, this paycheck adds to savings to use year-round, but in reality the extra cash may make teens spend more in the summer. Though most part-time jobs pay little more than minimum wage, te...

What happiness really is

What happiness really is

Allie Beekman

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Happiness. A word believed to originate in the 15th century, it’s something we all feel, something we all consider uplifting, but it’s not something we ever really look to define. So, it is not surprising that people are often confused when tasked with how to define it considering that Merriam We...

Social media shapes travel experiences

Social media shapes travel experiences

Khushi Kadakia

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features

While scrolling through Instagram, Twitter or Facebook this summer, you’ll likely encounter travel pictures populating your feed. These images of plane tickets and crystal clear waves fill social media platforms, with “60 percent of travelers [using] social media to showcase their vacation photos,...

Sunshine: the happiness vitamin

Sunshine: the happiness vitamin

Isabella Antoon

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Summer is a heavily anticipated time of the year for most, not only being a break from school, but also a time for warmer weather and sunshine. Many would argue that they are happier during the summer months, but is this happiness directly due to the increase in sunlight we are exposed to? The noti...

MCVSD summer work differs between schools

MCVSD summer work differs between schools

Khushi Kadakia

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Every school in the Monmouth County Vocational School District (MCVSD) has its own distinct personality, and these differences manifest themselves through the varying amounts of summer work assigned to its students. Summer work at CHS typically consists of reading one of several assigned novels an...

‘Senioritis’ hits the Class of 2018, laziness arises

‘Senioritis’ hits the Class of 2018, laziness arises

Elizabeth Klemm

June 15, 2018


Filed under Features

“Can we do this later? I have to finish this first...it’s due today,” senior Ebenezer Shim of Spring Lake Heights said when asked for an interview about the disease plaguing the Class of 2018: ‘senioritis.’ According to a survey of 44 seniors held May 15, 2018 to May 22, 2018, 93.2 perc...

Teachers work second jobs to make ends meet

Teachers work second jobs to make ends meet

Madison Beekman and Riley Forrester

June 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Teacher Feature

After radio teacher Bill Bengle takes off his headphones and closes the radio studio at the end of the school year, he starts a summer full of painting and repairs for MCVSD. Bengle is one of many teachers at CHS with multiple jobs. He travels between the MCVSD schools and paints whatever is in n...

Leong wins Women in Communications Award

Phoebe Drummond

June 15, 2018


Filed under 1 in 300, Features

As the first bell blares through Communications High School every morning, students in every class watch their peers on the morning news; but on Monday April 23, students watched senior Emme Leong of Freehold on the “Today Show” – not “The Breakfast Club.” Leong, dressed in the red dress she picked out pr...

Students find reasons to quit their jobs

Students find reasons to quit their jobs

Emma Barofsky

June 15, 2018


Filed under Features

Senior Caroline Savage of Brielle found her “perfect job” in the summer of 2015 making acai bowls, smoothies and juices. After working there for the summer, her boss noticed her reliability and diligence and promised Savage a job for the following year.   As the next summer approached, her boss acte...

Sleepaway camps create memories

Katherine Lombardi

June 15, 2018


Filed under Features

As the sun rose above the horizon and illuminated the chirping birds in the trees, junior Clare Toman of Spring Lake Heights woke up with her tent mates. Regardless of whether their day would consist of archery and boating or rollerblading and rock climbing, it would be another exciting time in the la...

Students weigh in on summer food spots

Students weigh in on summer food spots

Tess Rempel and Emily Toro

June 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Food

Burgers sizzling on grills. Ice cream melting in bowls. Food is an essential factor in every teenager’s summer. CHS students weighed in on their favorite summer food spots and trends in preparation for the upcoming season. One of the more popular spots to snack, Playa Bowls, drew mixed feelings f...

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