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Mom and Dad: the real Claus

Mom and Dad: the real Claus

Courtney Kushnir
December 22, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

Santa Claus doesn’t really hand-craft and deliver presents in his magic sleigh for every boy and girl. The responsibility of being Santa Claus falls on parents, and that responsibility comes with a price tag. Most parents will spend about $271 per child on Christmas gifts, according to the financ...

Music industry makes bank off of carols

Music industry makes bank off of carols

Kate Ridoux
December 22, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

Every year, as Thanksgiving comes to a close, one thing is certain: the holiday season has begun. One of the earliest indicators of the holiday season is the transition radio stations make from their original programming to holiday music. Birmingham, AL’s 100.1 FM and Duluth, MN’s 106.5 began broad...

What are your plans for Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

December 4, 2016
Filed under Hall Call

CHS students share their plans for the holidays over Thanksgiving break.

Dixson ‘shreds the gnar’ and serves the ‘guac’

Brigid Garrett
December 3, 2016
Filed under 1 in 300, Showcase

Senior Kevin Dixson of Wall Township is recognized around CHS for his guacamole and competed at nationals for surfing last spring.

Yaron gives gluten-free thanks

Shannon Damiano
December 1, 2016
Filed under Features

Junior Veronica Yaron of Little Silver explains how she celebrates Thanksgiving despite not being able to eat gluten.

Drinking Age in US is highest in the world

Drinking Age in US is highest in the world

Sawyer Barth
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, In-Depth, Showcase

While 162 countries across six continents have a drinking age of 20 or below, the United States is one of only 12 with a minimum drinking age of 21. This hasn’t always been the case. From the 1970s to the mid-1980s, it was common for states to have legal drinking ages of 18, 19 or 20. Society as a w...

Student experiences with the same teachers for multiple years

Student experiences with the same teachers for multiple years

Emma Hecht
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

With 320 students and 31 faculty members, CHS students are bound to have the same teacher several years in a row. Senior Tony Moore of Howell said throughout his four years, he had multiple classes with history teacher Sharyn O’Keefe, English teacher Kelly Lang, TV teacher Jennifer Cornine, radio teacher...

To trick-or-treat or not to trick-or-treat

To trick-or-treat or not to trick-or-treat

Caroline Monaghan
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Over the years, Halloween has evolved into a night that is different for many different age groups, specifically teens. But the classic Halloween staples of costumes, trick-or-treating and parties remain for some CHS teens. Costumes are still popular for the CHS Beasts during Halloween, though motives ...

High school marks the start of college process

High school marks the start of college process

Samantha Hogan and Catherine Liang
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Senior Jenna Cohen of Freehold took her first college visit in the beginning of junior year. “I visited six colleges. I found it very beneficial,” Cohen said. “I think it gives you the perspective of actually being a student there.” Still, Cohen said she didn’t start early enough. “...

Local Coffee vs. Chain Coffee

Local Coffee vs. Chain Coffee

Greer Shanley
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features

Say goodbye to the famous green siren and hello to the new black crow. Autumn is here and the signs are everywhere: red and orange, newly colorful trees line the streets and pumpkin spice lattes warm every hand. But the green Starbucks mermaids are no longer featured on the cups and Instagram fe...

Taking care of unconventional pets

Taking care of unconventional pets

Kaitlyn Hammond
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features

Sophomore Jessica Seldner of Eatontown owns a pet that would be considered unconventional compared to traditional pets – a bearded dragon. It’s actually a type of Australian lizard with the name of bearded dragon. Her brother named the reptile “Gizmo” when they purchased him at Petco five ye...

Vetter shines on ice and at Carnegie Hall

Vetter shines on ice and at Carnegie Hall

Jacqueline Geller
November 9, 2016
Filed under 1 in 300

Ice skating for 12 hours a week is only part of the after-school life for freshman Ainsley Vetter of Wall. At 14 years old, Vetter has already competed in ice dance on a national level and performed at Carnegie Hall as a pianist. Vetter started skating when she was 6 years old. After a couple years, her co...

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