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Many low income families are struggling to make ends meet  due to the high inflation.

Low-income families bear the brunt of inflation

Zaina Saif September 15, 2022

From rising housing costs to gasoline prices, the surge of inflation is impacting everyone, but it poses a particular hardship for people with little- to-no money to spare. The growing difference between...

The U.S is ranked No.4 in medical technology and No.97 in access to quality healthcare.

Quality of life decreases for the lower class; the U.S. ranks second-tier nation

Adina Saks September 15, 2022

The term “First World” refers to a highly-developed industrialized nation according to Miriam Webster. First-world countries are determined by factors such as life expectancy, gross national income...

President Joe Biden  introduces student debt forgiveness plan in hopes to help low income students to not be piled in by student debt.

Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan combats income inequality

Dara Fisher September 15, 2022

As more occupations require advanced education, earning a college degree is becoming more essential to creating a stable income. With the cost of college rising, the idea of loan forgiveness has an obvious...

Survey of 45 CHS students from April 26,2022 to May 2,2022.

College Board’s SAT joins the digital age

Emma Makin and Dara Fisher May 20, 2022

The College Board’s SAT joins the world’s shift in going virtual, as the Class of 2024 and 2025 will be the first to take the new, digital version of the exam. According to the College Board, the...

Survey of 45 CHS students from April 26,2022 to May 2, 2022.

The cost of a choice: weighing prestige vs. price in college decisions research

Jacqueline Litowinsky May 20, 2022

The college decision process is not one to be taken lightly. A student’s final decision will determine the trajectory of the next four years of their life and even beyond, making the choice all the more...

Many students are using Naviance as a helpful tool to start their college research.

Students set sights past Naviance for college research

Andrew Seckular and Cayla Carlson May 20, 2022

Naviance, an online college and career readiness program, is a CHS staple for all things college.According to their website, over 10 million students all over the nation use the Naviance to meet their...

Data from 400 universities, according to CompassPrep.

Class of 2022 faces record low acceptance rates in college application season

Isabella Ji May 20, 2022

The 2021-2022 college application cycle brought about a new realm of selectivity and record-low acceptance rates. Many application obstacles arose, due to new test score policies, spikes in applications...

The costly fees for the admissions process of college start to arise attention.

Opportunities for college fee waivers slim

Lily Howard May 20, 2022

The college admissions process is a long and expensive ordeal. Two SATs cost $110 and applications to six colleges cost $300 on average, according to college financial service Edmit. By the United States...

Career day at CHS brings attention to the  premature pressure that is on high school students to pick their college majors.

2022 Career Day reveals specific college majors yield minor success of time

Zaina Saif May 20, 2022

At the 2022 CHS Career Day, alumna Alyssa Rasp confided that she switched her undergraduate major five times before solidifying what she truly wanted to study in college. Rasp currently works as a concert...

Survey of 50 CHS students from Feb. 18, 2022 to Feb. 25, 2022.

Thrifting presents an ethical dilemma: The solution to fast fashion or stealing from the poor

Yaritza Reyes Contrera and Isabella Ji April 14, 2022

Thrift stores have long been the go-to stop for affordable, trendy items. However, the thrift industry has come under scrutiny for reselling and gentrification. The main appeal of thrift stores for...

Capsule wardrobes are on the rise to combat fast fashion.

Timeless clothing collections open doors for sustainability

Stella Feinstein April 14, 2022

To combat the rampant rise of fast fashion, niche influencers are turning to capsule wardrobes to revive timeless clothing. Capsule wardrobes are minimalist closets made of staple items curated to carry...

Low prices of clothing on sites such as SHEIN promote overconsumption and microtrends.

Accelerating trend cycles create major overconsumption

Madison Demaree and Ava Rubinstein April 14, 2022

The ever-growing presence of social media in society undoubtedly has downsides, with one of the most significant being the influence microtrends have on clothing waste. As the rate at which clothing flows...

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