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Coffee supplies energy, possible health risks and benefits

Coffee supplies energy, possible health risks and benefits

Samantha Hogan and Catherine Liang
December 22, 2016
Filed under Features

Some students cannot roll out of bed without it. Others do not depend on it at all. Some studies show that it is unhealthy while others demonstrate that it has health benefits. The ambiguous subject, coffee, has many people in arguments. CHS students have different coffee-drinking habits. Sophomore...

Controversial political protests entice students

Controversial political protests entice students

Phoebe Drummond
December 22, 2016
Filed under Features

Fifth Avenue - the shopping center of Manhattan, with block after block sporting stores such as Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue and Louis Vuitton - has been more crowded than usual. But those crowding the streets since Nov. 9 are not there to pick up a new handbag, but to protest President-elect Donald Trump ou...

DJ Fridays bring turntables and tunes

DJ Fridays bring turntables and tunes

Caroline Monaghan
December 22, 2016
Filed under Features

It is the typical Friday lunchtime at Communications High School. There are club meetings, studying and something different: a student DJ. Friday lunchtime DJs have become something regular at CHS since the 2015-16 school year. Radio teacher Bill Bengle first proposed the idea of DJ Fridays to the...

Students volunteer across the nation and the world

Students volunteer across the nation and the world

Emma Wilenta
December 22, 2016
Filed under Features

Some teens may dream of traveling for lavish vacations, but for senior Isaiah Drake of Spring Lake Heights and junior Sara Cole of Matawan, their travels have a different motive: service. Drake has traveled to Managua, Nicaragua twice, once in 2014 and once in 2015, as a member of a team from his c...

Students and teachers encounter famous figures by chance and at planned events

Students and teachers encounter famous figures by chance and at planned events

Jacqueline Geller
December 22, 2016
Filed under Features

Not every person has the opportunity to walk down the red carpet in the latest fashion made by couture designers, but that does not stop CHS students and teachers from encountering celebrities. Junior Arielle Hutchinson of Ocean won a radio station contest on Z100 and was able to see 5 Seconds of S...

A magician with a passion for trading

A magician with a passion for trading

Julia Pardee
December 22, 2016
Filed under 1 in 300, Features, Showcase

A battery-powered Star Wars candle. A paper clip. A pair of wireless headphones. Junior Cameron DeStefano of Middletown has traded them all on his mission to upgrade from a paper clip to “trade my way higher and higher.” After hearing a true story of a man who started with a paper clip and traded...

Mulshine’s passion is journalism

Mulshine’s passion is journalism

Evan Kuo
December 22, 2016
Filed under Teacher Feature

The job description of a journalist is simple: find the facts and report the truth. But the varied experiences, both positive and negative – some downright frightening – make the job a constant thrill, said Mass Media teacher and journalist of 20 years Andi Mulshine. Mulshine’s journalistic career started in ...

‘It’s all about the commercial’

‘It’s all about the commercial’

Vaughn Battista
December 22, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

In “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Dr. Seuss tells the tale of the un-jolly Grinch that eventually learns that the holiday spirit prevails without gifts and feasts, illustrating that material things are not what the holidays are about. Nineteen percent of CHS students are unhappy with the commercial...

Lattes bring revenue

Lattes bring revenue

Madelyn Curtis
December 22, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

Every year, the hype for Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes and other seasonal drinks seems to increase. Starbucks’ U.S. sales rose 9 percent in the U.S. and 8 percent globally during the last three months of the year according to The Chicago Tribune. At CHS, the verdict on seasonal drinks goes...

December movie releases most lucrative

December movie releases most lucrative

Maura DeRose and Lara Graney
December 22, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

This December, 40 new movies will hit theaters, according to Moviefone.com, and of those films, three will open on Christmas Day. Christmas Day movie releases have gained popularity in recent years, starting with Paramount Picture’s release of “Road to Rio” on Dec. 25, 1947, according to Minyanvill...

Teen friendship can have a hefty pricetag

Teen friendship can have a hefty pricetag

Phoebe Drummond
December 22, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

They say the best gift is giving, but for students on a limited budget this is not always an easy task, especially with the pressure of buying friends a good gift they will enjoy. At CHS, 90 percent of students exchange gifts with friends, according to a survey from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 of 248 students;...

Students discuss the Christ in Christmas

Students discuss the Christ in Christmas

Elizabeth Klemm
December 22, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

Store windows. Television screens. Radio waves. It’s everywhere. “It” is Christmas, and its advertisements are all around. Many businesses see the Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ as an opportunity to make a profit. Despite the religious roots of the holiday, only ...

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