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CHS students discuss their virginity, and when it’s a good time to lose it

CHS students discuss their virginity, and when it’s a good time to lose it

Sarah Lynch and Maddie Curtis
February 18, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

The average American loses his or her virginity at age 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between the ages of 20 and 24, about 12 percent of females and 14 percent of males are virgins. While some sources argue the average age is slightly earlier or later, statistics...

Students say masturbation is stigmatized based on gender

Students say masturbation is stigmatized based on gender

Courtney Kushnir and Lara Graney
February 18, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

Masturbation. Just saying the word can bring cringes, averted eyes and red cheeks, which is why there are hundreds of euphemisms to avoid saying it. But here’s the truth: a 2011 study by JAMA Pediatrics, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association, surveyed 800 teenagers between...

Families address, or avoid, the “S” word

Families address, or avoid, the “S” word

Caroline Monaghan
February 18, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

Approximately 65 percent of CHS students do not talk to their parents about sex, according to a survey of 228 students from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, and 68 percent do not feel comfortable bringing up the subject. Conversations with parents about sex can be anything from awkward to helpful, with rules set...

The music industry says “sex sells”

The music industry says “sex sells”

Julia Pardee
February 17, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

Even before Salt-N-Pepa’s 1990 iconic song “Let’s Talk About Sex,” the music world hasn’t shied away from sensual references, and studies say the word “sex” is here to stay in the pop realm. Researchers Dawn R. Hobbs and Gordon G. Gallup Jr. at the State University of New York in Albany...

DeRosa is more that just all ‘write’

DeRosa is more that just all ‘write’

Kaitlyn Hammond
February 16, 2017
Filed under 1 in 300, Features, Showcase

Cramped fingers and ink-stained hands are just occupational hazards for aspiring writer Vivian DeRosa of Ocean. At 15 years old, the sophomore has already finished the first draft of a novel and has plenty more writing planned for the future. DeRosa began writing seriously in fifth grade.  At the time, sh...

CHS teachers share their love stories

CHS teachers share their love stories

Jacqueline Geller
February 12, 2017
Filed under Features

Whether it is the relationship of Monica Geller and Chandler Bing from “Friends” or Barack and Michelle Obama, love stories can be found anywhere. The teachers of CHS have some of their own. Biology teacher Jeanine Gomez has known her husband since she was in elementary school. They attended th...

SAT prep courses popular among students

SAT prep courses popular among students

Phoebe Drummond
February 10, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

While nearly 2.1 million students from the Class of 2016 took the ACT, nearly 1.7 million opted for the SAT, according to The Washington Post and the SAT Suite of Assessments, respectively. Both of these tests have been a factor in college admission decisions for decades. To strengthen their chance...

The girl behind the Northern Lights: Gao uses color in her artistry

Jack Mannion
February 7, 2017
Filed under 1 in 300, Showcase

Sophomore Sabrina Gao of Freehold Township discusses her love of painting and her popular posters for this years Winter Ball.

Terrorist threats can affect everyone

Terrorist threats can affect everyone

Neil Estrada
February 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

According to the FBI, almost a thousand terrorist threats occur each day . I was at my second day of a Model UN conference on Saturday, Jan.7 at Hershey, Penn. when I experienced one of those threats firsthand. I was heading to dinner when people from my group and I were called over by our supervi...

Stress overwhelms student life

Stress overwhelms student life

Abby Silva
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

A research paper, lab report, calculus test and Spanish project all due in a matter of days is enough to make any person feel over the edge, let alone a high school student at CHS who also has to factor in time for clubs, sports, work and home life. For better or worse, stress has begun to play a large role in th...

CHS students and staff share one word to describe CHS

CHS students and staff share one word to describe CHS

Shannon Damiano
January 7, 2017
Filed under Hall Call

Students and staff explain how they feel about Communications High School

Barth takes the big screen

Brigid Garrett
January 7, 2017
Filed under 1 in 300

Freshman Sawyer Barth of West Long Branch has been acting since fourth grade and was featured in Oscar nominated movie, Bridge of Spies

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