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Pre-College offers a look at campus life

Pre-College offers a look at campus life

Phoebe Drummond

November 3, 2017


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Senior Sam LaRochelle of Middletown, or “Cheerio Girl” as nicknamed by a Harvard University professor, will never forget the memories she made at Harvard's Summer School Program this year. LaRochelle was one of many CHS students to extend their education into summer vacation through pre-college pro...

Students spend major cash for back to school supplies

Students spend major cash for back to school supplies

Phoebe Drummond

November 3, 2017


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When Erica Samarco, a junior of Colts Neck, walked out of Staples, she was not thrilled by the amount she had to spend in order to prepare for the upcoming school year. Both NBC News and NEA Today shared that the average cost of school supplies per student is between $330 and $375 per year. This...

Skills from school carry into summer jobs, internships

Skills from school carry into summer jobs, internships

Elizabeth Klemm

September 15, 2017


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David Salowe assisted production on movie sets. Shelley Ortner worked as a graphic designer. Now these teachers share their tricks of the trade to CHS students who are following in their footsteps. Seniors Abi Karl of Monmouth Beach and Carly Drabeck of Oceanport interned as production assistants...

Bus problems are a necessary evil

Bus problems are a necessary evil

Jacqueline Geller

September 15, 2017


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Maintenance problems, time management issues and bonding with students are all part of the bus experience at CHS.   Senior Kyra Lally of Freehold has encountered an abundance of bus obstacles throughout her time at CHS. From waiting as the bus was running late on her first day of freshman year to being...

Raymond adventures in West Virginia

Raymond adventures in West Virginia

Phoebe Drummond

September 15, 2017


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Cole Raymond attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree this summer where President Donald Trump gave a speech, making him one of the few students to have witnessed the president in action. The senior from Middletown spent 10 days in July at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Vi...

Why today’s teen aren’t getting enough sleep: Stress

Why today’s teen aren’t getting enough sleep: Stress

Andrew Wang

September 15, 2017


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When it comes time to tuck in at night, experts say we need eight to 10 hours of sleep every night – and too few of us are getting it. According to The National Sleep Foundation, or NSF, as of February 2015, adolescents should be hitting somewhere between the eight and 10 hours mark Instead, ...

Why today’s teens aren’t getting enough sleep: Technology

Why today’s teens aren’t getting enough sleep: Technology

Alexis Colucci

September 15, 2017


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Phones plugged into bedside outlets, televisions blaring at nighttime and laptops dinging with notifications come as nothing new to teens. Neither is the lack of sleep that tech can cause. Technology impacts the vast majority of teens, with more than three quarters of teens having access to cellpho...

Teachers spot the difference among MCVSD students

Teachers spot the difference among MCVSD students

Phoebe Drummond

May 17, 2017


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CHS’s faculty consists of 30 teachers. Six of these teachers have worked at other Monmouth County Vocational Schools (MCVSD). History teacher Tom Ross is one of them. He moved to CHS from Biotechnology High School (BTHS) last year. He said the main reason he made the switch was because CHS is si...

Students utilize musical talents in various bands

Students utilize musical talents in various bands

Allie Kuo

May 14, 2017


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Walking through the halls of CHS, there is a high probability that the notes of a ukulele, guitar, piano or even a melodica have graced your ears. Many students play an instrument or can at least dabble on the keyboard or strum a few chords on the guitar. Some have taken their musical talents one st...

CHS students take off from class

CHS students take off from class

Emme Leong

May 11, 2017


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Playing hooky is an invitation to have some fun, away from any and all responsibilities. Despite that, it’s not all fun and games when your quality of education is in jeopardy. According to a study by Johns Hopkins University in 2012, 15 percent of American students are “chronically absent” ...

Outside of their daily teaching, CHS faculty have part-time jobs

Outside of their daily teaching, CHS faculty have part-time jobs

Jacqueline Geller

May 9, 2017


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When the bell rings at 2:19 p.m., some CHS teachers will walk out the school’s doors and head to their part-time job. Spanish teacher Karen Britto used to be employed in restaurants and worked as an SAT tutor while holding a teacher position during the day. “It can be difficult especially...

Yearbook class show talents in CHS yearbooks

Yearbook class show talents in CHS yearbooks

Dylan Josephson

May 8, 2017


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The distribution of yearbooks marks the end of another school year at CHS, but it also represents the culmination of the efforts of the yearbook elective offered to juniors and senior. Junior Grace Maloney of Middletown said she decided to take the course because she wanted to put the skills she le...

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