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A history as long as Communications

Elizabeth Klemm
September 16, 2016
Filed under Features

CHS opened its doors to students in September 2000 and shortly after sent its first freshmen class to Thompson Park. The trip has taken place every year since and acts as an icebreaker for the freshmen, the first freshman adviser and history teacher Sharyn O’Keefe said. “It was decided by the original faculty an...

Sleeman rocks to his own beat

Sleeman rocks to his own beat

Sarah Lynch
June 17, 2016
Filed under 1 in 300

Not many high schoolers play an instrument, but sophomore James Sleeman of Neptune plays four and is still willing to learn more. Although Sleeman focuses on his guitar and drum set, he also plays the ukulele, keyboard, banjo and sings vocals. Because of his dedication to the guitar and drums, S...

Compatibility test says love is, in fact, a game

Jacqueline Geller
April 11, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Love is in the air here — or at least on paper. The junior class brought back their annual Compatibility Game to spread some cheer before Valentine’s Day. Junior adviser and fitness teacher Ginny Clevenger has run the event with her classes since 2005, since the idea of hosting a school-wide...

Lights! Camera! Inkblot!

Julianne Sackett
March 27, 2016
Filed under Features

Students of CHS have relied on The Inkblot to get their news for years, but this spring, The Inkblot will be broadcasting news from CHS’ very own TV studio. Next month, the new InkTV crew will begin work, writing and filming their broadcast. The new show will air after editing and final revisions...

CHS has spring fever

Dylan Josephson
March 24, 2016
Filed under Features

Both the students and faculty of CHS deserted the hallways and classrooms when the final bell rang at 2:19 p.m. on  March 24. Several students said they were looking forward to the ten day spring break from homework, tests, and quizzes and some students will be going on vacation. Sophomore Laure...

Design Academy offers students opportunities, challenges

Design Academy offers students opportunities, challenges

Victor Riveros
March 20, 2016
Filed under Features

Though most CHS students enter the school in ninth grade for a four- year journey, that’s not the only way to get a diploma from the MCVSD academy. The Design Academy program provides an opportunity for art-minded students to join CHS during their junior year, but some face adjustments as they make...

LaRochelle competes at Miss Teen New Jersey

Elizabeth Klemm
March 3, 2016
Filed under 1 in 300

Sophomore Sam LaRochelle of Middletown stood confidently as Juror No. 10 in the Drama Club’s fall production of “Twelve,” but standing confidently is no longer acting for her. LaRochelle competed in her first pageant on Oct. 16, 2015. LaRochelle didn’t place in the Miss Teen NJ pageant but said s...

Caroline Collins: Homegrown Columist

Caroline Collins: Homegrown Columist

Michelle Etienne
February 24, 2016
Filed under Features

Born and raised in the local Tinton Falls, one CHS junior has made one step closer to the big leagues of journalism. Junior Caroline Collins was recently published on The Odyssey Online after submitting a column she’d written titled “What No One Tells You About Terminal Cancer”. “I wrote my original ar...

What are you wearing to Winter Ball?

January 13, 2016
Filed under Hall Call

Students and teachers reveal what attire they will be wearing at the annual semi-formal dance. This year's theme was Winter in the City.

Darcy Darbin: poet and novelist

Elizabeth Klemm
December 23, 2015
Filed under 1 in 300

Not many 17-year-olds can say they’ve written and published a novel, but senior Darcy Darbin of Middletown definitely can. Darbin released her first novel, “Hopeless,” on March 25, 2015. Darbin, now 18, said she has been writing for the majority of her life. “[In] early elementary sc...

Class of 2018 prepares for Winter Ball

Izzy Cavazzoni
December 17, 2015
Filed under Features

As the days grow shorter and the sun begins to set sooner, CHS students look forward not only to the holiday season, but to Winter Ball, too. Winter Ball is a semi-formal dance typically held in the beginning of January. As per tradition, the sophomore class will host this year's Winter Ball on Friday,...

CHS is in the holiday spirit

Dylan Josephson
December 16, 2015
Filed under Features

With only a few more days of school before winter break, CHS students are finding ways to get into the holiday spirit. Sophomore Courtney Kushnir of Colts Neck said she is excited for an event that she and friends are doing for the second time. "We are doing Secret Santa, and I can't wait," Kushnir...

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