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Citizens and politicians interacting via social media can be beneficial or futile

Citizens and politicians interacting via social media can be beneficial or futile

Linda Badaracco
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

With political posts frequently making headlines for better or for worse, politicians’ social media communication is front and center in the public eye. As of 2014, 16 percent of registered voters follow politicians on a social media site, according to Pew Research Center. This share of voters dou...

Activists utilize social media to bring change

Activists utilize social media to bring change

Sally Ehlers
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

Activism has been prevalent since the start of the United States and is still a common occurrence in 2017. As the times and technology have changed since the American Revolution, many utilize social media as an outlet for political advocacy. Political activists can be defined as people who promote certain...

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Lara Graney
April 19, 2017
Filed under In-Depth

The hashtags. The likes. The retweets. For some social media users, Twitter is just that. But for the modern-day politician, the versatile 140-character message can be a powerful weapon, self-endorsement or even a soapbox speech. And our current president – also known as the “Commander-in-Tweet”...

Tattoos speak louder than words

Tattoos speak louder than words

Julia Pardee
April 13, 2017
Filed under Features

Thomas Edison: legendary inventor. Mike Tyson: legendary boxer. Kate Moss: legendary model. One art form unites these three seemingly unrelated icons: tattoos. Whether to express individuality or conformity, tattoos have been present for thousands of years. Discovered in 1991, Iceman Ötzi boasts the ol...

Students describe themselves in six words

Students describe themselves in six words

Abigail Rosenberg and Roxie Palladino
April 5, 2017
Filed under Hall Call, Uncategorized

CHS students reveal a few words to sum up their personalities and interests.

CHS students are also first-generations americans

CHS students are also first-generations americans

Caroline Monaghan
April 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Sophomore Sebrina Gao of Manalapan speaks fluent Mandarin, eats Chinese food almost every day and wears slippers around her house. Gao is a first-generation American. Dictionary.com describes first-generation Americans as those who are “first generation of a family to be born in a particular cou...

Junior Inkblot editors visit the Big Apple

Junior Inkblot editors visit the Big Apple

Brigid Garrett
March 27, 2017
Filed under Features

From March 15-17 the juniors on The Inkblot edit board visited Columbia University for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 93rd Annual Spring Conference.

Students suggest handbook alterations

Students suggest handbook alterations

Shannon Damiano
March 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Hall Call

CHS students share what they would like to change about the student handbook.

Family dinners can affect future health and success

Family dinners can affect future health and success

Elizabeth Klemm
March 19, 2017
Filed under Features

At CHS 49 percent of students eat with their families four or more times a week according to a survey of 228 students from Jan. 19, 2017 to Jan. 20, 2017. Some CHS families find it difficult to sit down together because of everyone’s busy schedules. Junior Allison Paglia of Monmouth Beach did not eat...

Mentorship gives students a taste of the workplace

Mentorship gives students a taste of the workplace

Evan Kuo
March 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Mentorship has been a part of a senior’s experience at CHS ever since the school’s first senior class graduated in 2004, Principal James Gleason said. Radio and mentorship teacher Bill Bengle took over the program from English teacher Maria Sant in 2010 when he came into the school. Various ch...

It’s All Greek to She

It’s All Greek to She

Shannon Damiano
March 8, 2017
Filed under 1 in 300, Showcase

Junior Delia Noone of Middletown expresses her Greek culture through dance.

Physics teacher gives the equation for good career

Physics teacher gives the equation for good career

Brigid Garrett
February 24, 2017
Filed under Teacher Feature

Steve Godkin explains how he started teaching physics and what his job is truly like.

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