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Families address, or avoid, the “S” word

Families address, or avoid, the “S” word

Caroline Monaghan

February 17, 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

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...

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