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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...

Students alter class schedules to meet their academic needs

Students alter class schedules to meet their academic needs

Elizabeth Klemm

May 4, 2018


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Senior Christina Alfano of Middletown walked into guidance counselor Carol Caruso’s office for what seemed like the millionth time of the school year in September. She wanted to change her schedule. Again. Alfano is not alone. Many CHS students work with the guidance department to alter their cla...

CHS divided over the importance of school fashion

CHS divided over the importance of school fashion

Izzy Erskine

May 4, 2018


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At 11:30 p.m., junior Grace Treshock of Monmouth Beach knows she should be in bed, but as per usual, she has spent the last 20 minutes staring at her closet with possible outfit combinations running through her head. Some students share Treshock’s desire to look and feel “on point” in public, ...

The US leads in gun deaths, lags in gun control

The US leads in gun deaths, lags in gun control

Isabella Antoon

May 4, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

Under the Second Amendment of the Constitution, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Citizens of the United States have the right to purchase and own a gun, whereas policies differ in othe...

Tragedies prompt students to take action on and offline

Tragedies prompt students to take action on and offline

Kaitlyn Delaney

May 4, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

In wake of recent nationwide tragedy, many Americans push for reform. In the fight for gun control, young Americans head the movement. “With thoughtful tweets about gun control, a fearlessness for taking on politicians and sharply worded messages to shut down conspiracy theorists, the students… are ...

Students discuss missing school for vacation

Students discuss missing school for vacation

Ainsley Vetter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features

Sophomore Grace Quakenbush of Wall sat on a beautiful beach looking up at a gorgeous sunset. Despite the amazing view, she couldn’t help but think about the days of midterms that would be waiting for her when she came back to CHS. Vacations can serve as a time to relax and get away from the str...

Madeira illustrates her talents through artistic endeavors, class council

Madeira illustrates her talents through artistic endeavors, class council

Evan Kuo

May 4, 2018


Filed under 1 in 300, Features

As both an artist and a diplomat at CHS, Emily Madeira got her start by following her sister’s footsteps. But, now she is forging her own path to success. A sophomore from Howell, Madeira began her artistic career when she was in the third grade. She saw that her older sister Jessica was good at ...

Social media fuels FOMO

Social media fuels FOMO

Mia Gallo

May 4, 2018


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Junior Greer Shanley of Fair Haven often finds herself constantly refreshing Snapchat and Instagram when her friends are all together but she is not there. Urban Dictionary defines the term “FOMO” as an acronym for “fear of missing out.” In other terms, FOMO means being scared to miss a p...

Parental pressure affects students at home, school and on the playing field

Parental pressure affects students at home, school and on the playing field

Emma Barofsky

May 4, 2018


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The John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth surveyed 800 families with students who were at or above the 97th percentile on a grade-level achievement test.  In the survey, 85.5 percent of parents said they are involved in their child’s school, with 39 percent of students agreeing that they feel “a lot of press...

Americans ask: do teachers need guns in the classroom?

Americans ask: do teachers need guns in the classroom?

Meredith Prud'homme

May 4, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

Just turn on the television or listen to the radio and you are bound to hear dozens of news stories pertaining to gun violence. With the dangerous threats of the modern world come a need for self defense across demographic lines. However, each person chooses to defend themselves in different ways. For a 70-y...

The NRA and the 2nd Amendment cause controversy

The NRA and the 2nd Amendment cause controversy

Hannah Arbeitel and Alexis Colucci

May 4, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

Since its addition to the Bill of Rights, Americans continue to debate the interpretation of the Second Amendment, with different organizations taking different stances. As an organization with a stance, the National Rifle Association (NRA) generates much controversy with their polarizing support for on...

Snowy days at home met with joy and frustration

Snowy days at home met with joy and frustration

Phoebe Drummond

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features

Tucked away from the cold under her white duvet cover, the view of a winter wonderland out her bedroom window and a binder in her lap, Tali Petto, a junior from Marlboro, has spent each of her snow days this year the same way: horror movies and homework. In 2018 alone, CHS students have been out of...

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