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Siblings walk the halls of MCVSD

Siblings walk the halls of MCVSD

Phoebe Drummond
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features

Considering the competitive nature of admission to a Monmouth County Vocational School District (MCVSD) school, having more than one family member attend an MCVSD school is a challenge. According to the CHS directory, junior Alice Nathanson of Long Branch was one of five current students to welcome a...

Students debate paranormal activity ghosts

Students debate paranormal activity ghosts

Emmanuella Macri
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features

Ghosts and paranormal activities rule our television sets during the Halloween season, but their actual existence is debated across the world. While some are convinced they’re real, many question whether it is possible for spirits to return to earth, watching over – or haunting –  the living. ...

Teen Drinking: High School vs. College

Teen Drinking: High School vs. College

Kate Ridoux
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, In-Depth, Uncategorized

It’s no secret that underage drinking occurs globally. In a recent survey of 256 CHS students on Oct. 17, 80 percent of students report that they believe most people start drinking in high school, 12 percent think that drinking begins in college and less than 1 percent believe that most people start ...

Binge Drinking causes health problems for teens who don’t know better

Binge Drinking causes health problems for teens who don’t know better

Courtney Kushnir
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, In-Depth

The website kidshealth.org defines binge drinking as “the heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time.” Even though they are not legally allowed to consume alcohol, teens are the most likely age group to binge drink, according to Pediatrics, a journal for pediatric studies. For girl...

Teen use their tech to prevent future DUIs

Teen use their tech to prevent future DUIs

Maddie Curtis
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, In-Depth, Uncategorized

Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the United States. But thanks to apps like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, the number of people in general who drink and drive has dropped by 54 percent since 1991, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports. About 32 percent of fatal car accidents inv...

Trump v. Hillary: Students react to the first presidential debate

Trump v. Hillary: Students react to the first presidential debate

Brigid Garrett, Julia Rocco, Roxanne Palladino, and Abigail Rosenberg
October 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Hall Call

The Inkblot asked students of all grade to describe their reaction to the first 2016 presidential debate held on Sept. 29. They also weighed in on their picks for the next Commander-in-Chief.

Meet the Presidents of CHS

Meet the Presidents of CHS

Brigid Garrett and Jack Mannion
September 29, 2016
Filed under Features

The Presidents of CHS's official clubs and class councils discuss their club, role as president and themselves as a person.  

Adults, ads and availability affect teen eating

Adults, ads and availability affect teen eating

Lara Graney
September 17, 2016
Filed under Features, In-Depth

Teens eating habits are not solely built on the basis of health; trends, marketing, convenience and mood are just a few of the factors that affect what young people put in their bodies. On television alone, young people view more than 40,000 advertisements a year, according to American Academy of...

A meat-lover goes vegan

A meat-lover goes vegan

Maura DeRose
September 17, 2016
Filed under Features, In-Depth

As a baby, my mother called me her little carnivore. At Sonic, I order a pretzel dog in addition to my cheeseburger. One year for Christmas, I wrote Santa Claus a letter asking for parmesan cheese. My profile picture on Instagram is a photo of me holding a hot dog. But after a month long road trip...

Orthorexia hidden in modern society

Orthorexia hidden in modern society

Kate Ridoux
September 16, 2016
Filed under Features, In-Depth

Over the past several years, the line between diets and eating disorders has grown increasingly thin. So thin, in fact, that those who cross it may be unaware of the dangerous impact it can have on their physical and mental health. Worldwide, many people are taking "healthy" or "clean" eating to such...

Students connect with politicians, pave the pathway for future careers

Students connect with politicians, pave the pathway for future careers

Andrew Wang
September 16, 2016
Filed under Features

With a controversial presidential election right around the corner, the halls of CHS are often filled with heated political debates. It’s no shock that the student body is politically-involved, but some students are currently shaping their futures as prospective members of the political process, wheth...

Lang goes the extra mile for CHS

Lang goes the extra mile for CHS

Abby Silva
September 16, 2016
Filed under 1 in 300, Features, Showcase

As the president of the senior class and NHS as well as a member of Shore Regional High School’s varsity cross country and track teams, senior Sarah Lang of Monmouth Beach is running all over the place. Lang began running in fifth grade when she participated in her middle school cross country p...

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