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PSFA helps students, clubs succeed

PSFA helps students, clubs succeed

Madison Beekman

January 25, 2019


Filed under Features

Last year, Junior States of America (JSA) struggled to keep convention opportunities open to all members due to budget cuts. This year, hoping to get back on its feet, junior and JSA council member Dane Tedder of Ocean attended a Parent Student Faculty Association (PSFA) meeting and received a full gra...

CHS night classes offer adults new skills, knowledge

CHS night classes offer adults new skills, knowledge

Katherine Lombardi

January 25, 2019


Filed under Features

After CHS closes its doors to teenagers across Monmouth County, it welcomes a new group of students ready to learn: Adults seeking to upgrade their skills or explore a new career. For them, the end of high school or college doesn’t have to equate to the end of one’s education. CHS serves as ju...

Toman adventures across both sides of scouting

Toman adventures across both sides of scouting

Tess Rempel

January 25, 2019


Filed under 1 in 300, Features

Finding someone who has met the producers of Tarantino movies, explored Czech graveyards and swam with barracudas is not easy to come by. But as a Girl Scout for 13 years and a Boy Scout for five, senior Clare Toman of Spring Lake Heights has lived a multitude of experiences. Toman joined the Girl Scouts when she was on...

Licenses drive up student spending

Licenses drive up student spending

Mia Gallo

January 25, 2019


Filed under Features

Junior year of high school comes with a slew of new responsibilities: taking the SATs, starting the college search and for most students, getting their driver’s license. The frequent trips across Monmouth County that parents used to make now carry a price tag for most students, along with a set of a...

Students share their Thanksgiving plans

Students share their Thanksgiving plans

Meredith Prud'homme

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features

Every year, towards the end of November, 46 million turkeys are sold nationwide, according to the University of Illinois. A meeting on the Plymouth Plantation between the pilgrims and the natives in 1621 has transformed into a commercial holiday filled with parades, football games and time spent with frien...

Woolley: from newsroom to classroom

Woolley: from newsroom to classroom

Emily Toro

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Teacher Feature

“I have always wanted to teach from the very first time I was in a newsroom,” said journalism teacher Wayne Woolley. CHS recently hired Woolley in September of the 2018-19 school year. Before teaching, Woolley pursued a career in journalism for 18 years writing for publications such as T...

Undocumented immigrants struggle in U.S.

Undocumented immigrants struggle in U.S.

Meredith Prud'homme

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

It’s an alarming time for immigrants across America, as the country races to catch millions of undocumented immigrants. With comments from President Donald Trump that refer to these people as an “infestation,” it’s clear that there is no safety for the undocumented. But, undocumented immigrant...

Immigration splits the globe

Immigration splits the globe

Kaitlyn Delaney

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

As described by the American Immigration Council (AIC), the United States’ immigration policy is complex and often misunderstood. The policy consists of four main principles: the admission of skillful people who are beneficial to the country’s economy, protection of refugees and those seeking asyl...

Immigration’s ‘costly effect’ on the economy

Immigration’s ‘costly effect’ on the economy

Neil Estrada

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

It’s Thanksgiving dinner and the whole family is gathered around the table enjoying a delicious feast. Suddenly, one word throws the entire table into a frenzy: “immigration.” Despite being as old as America itself, immigration is still one of the most contentious issues in American politics to da...

The evolution of immigration

The evolution of immigration

Katherine Lombardi

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Hailed as the home of the “American Dream,” the United States continues to serve as a destination for immigrants from all over the world. While America has an established multicultural identity, the details of immigration into the country have changed over time. According to the Library of Congress, the fi...

Megerle hits her stride in cross country career

Madison Beekman

November 21, 2018


Filed under 1 in 300, Features

Growing up, senior Colleen Megerle of Colts Neck watched her parents and older siblings run. Now, her family returns the favor as she prepares for state championships. Megerle has been running since the seventh grade and now runs for her home high school, Colts Neck. She has won many awards, both in...

Thanksgiving festivities break tradition

Thanksgiving festivities break tradition

Zoe Conner-Bennett

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Thanksgiving makes many imagine the smell of turkey and potatoes wafting in from the kitchen, watch the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade playing on the television or listen the chatter and laughter of family members as they watch the football game. But for others, like sophomore Jacynth Apora of...

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