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Cohen lives and leads in faith

Cohen, second from left, poses with other USY Co-Regional Executive
Board members in April 2019 at the Westin Hotel in Princeton, NJ. after
being elected to their positions.

Kaitlyn Delaney

January 17, 2020

Despite growing up in Marlboro, junior Abi Cohen’s roots tie back to Israel, where she was born. Cohen moved to the United States as a baby, but with the majority of her extended family still living in Israel, she and her family make efforts to visit almost every year. Though she no longer lives in h...

Teachers pull back curtains on Instructional Council

A survey of 63 students from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2020.

Lillian Chen

January 17, 2020

It appears once per month on the school calendar, on display for all students and faculty: 10:30 am Instructional Council Meeting. A virtual mystery to a majority of CHS students, the purpose and inner workings of the Instructional Council remain a secret shared only by its members.  “The counci...

Seniors display tears and triumphs

Survey of 54 responses from Oct. 1 to Oct. 30, 2019

Lillian Chen

November 15, 2019

Stress is a natural occurrence in high schools across the nation, and CHS seniors have a unique way of dealing with it. The “Senior Cry Calendar,” as it’s been dubbed, resides in the senior hallway and instructs students to write their name and why they cried on the day it happened.  The c...

Life360 technology inspires a 180 in parent-child trust

Survey of 103 students from Oct. 14 to Oct. 18, 2019.

Beatrice Karron and Mackenzie Carey

November 15, 2019

Instead of calling out “be home before dinner,” the modern parent has not only the technology needed to text their child a curfew reminder, but also know where they are if they miss it. Life360 is one of many tracking apps that have risen in popularity among family audiences, surpassing 18 mi...

Advisers showcase their outside interests through clubs

Students perform in Drama Club's 2017 production of

Tess Rempel

November 15, 2019

Math doesn’t have anything to do with religion, and debate doesn’t have anything to do with physics, but to CHS’s club advisers, that doesn’t matter.  While many advisers teach material very different from the clubs they advise, some teachers find it very easy to draw similarities. “It...

Students regularly throw safety under the bus

Survey of 86 students from Oct. 14 to Oct. 28, 2019.

Sally Ehlers and Jacqueline Litowinsky

November 15, 2019

When sophomore Hannah Schwartzberg of Ocean sits on the bus each day, the simple click of her seat belt rings throughout her otherwise quiet bus.  “No one else wears a seat belt on my bus,” Schwartberg said. “When I click the seat belt, I feel awkward because I’m the only person who wears ...

Internet access raises privacy concerns

MCVSD has used Google Apps for Education and has had its own G Suite since 2012.
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Zoe Conner-Bennett and Brigid McCarthy

November 15, 2019

Newly-installed guest Wi-Fi has opened up doors for the MCVSD community, but users must be careful not to slam their fingers. The network has connected students to the internet, but also student activity to a new audience. According to Principal James Gleason, the administration had pushed for guest Wi...

Plant-based Diets Produce Food for Thought

According to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), idling refers to running a vehicle’s engine when it is not in motion.

Kaitlyn Delaney

November 15, 2019

After undergoing five documented mass extinctions, experts believe that Earth is currently experiencing its sixth, according to Science Advances. These extinctions weaken the food chain on a major scale, limiting access to nature’s food sources. However, similarly detrimental effects on the environment can ...

CHS Students and Staff Advocate for Change

According to USA Today, the United States currently ranks third in the world in waste per capita, producing 230 million tons of waste per year with less than a quarter being recycled.

Aidan Cole

November 15, 2019

With the effects of global warming growing more potent, the world has been scrambling for solutions. Communications High School has a few of their own.  Teachers have found ways to help protect the environment, including radio teacher Bill Bengle. “We used to print the news for the morning n...

Drivers Should Steer Away from Idling

According to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), idling refers to running a vehicle’s engine when it is not in motion.

Isabella Castelo and Isabella Ji

November 15, 2019

Idling, though a common issue in America, often goes unnoticed by drivers. While waiting for a friend or warming up the car in the morning frost, time ticks by as the engine runs and fumes spew out of the back of the car. Due to idling, about 150 million Americans live in areas that are not up to p...

CHS Custodians say Recycling Efforts Are a Waste Without Proper Education

According to USA Today, the United States currently ranks third in the world in waste per capita, producing 230 million tons of waste per year with less than a quarter being recycled.

Will McHale, Desiree Negrin

November 15, 2019

As society becomes more environmentally conscious in response to the threat of climate change, CHS students and staff alike will likely have to reconsider their waste amount and recycling habits. According to USA Today, the United States currently ranks third in the world in waste per capita, produci...

Viggiano speaks fluently in five digital dialects

Viggiano next to a computer displaying code he has written.

Kaitlyn Delaney and Timothy Wilburn

November 15, 2019

Like many young boys, freshman Mark Viggiano of Ocean spent his time in elementary school playing Minecraft with his friends. But, in fifth grade, the world of building digital homes and villages unexpectedly allowed Viggiano to “level-up” from a zombie-fighting gamer to a coding expert. In 2014,...

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