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As a decrease in physical newspapers becomes evident, a rise in digital news gives the opportunity to be more accessible.

Technology aids the spread of news, but hinders the journalism industry

Nicola DeGregorio March 12, 2021

In an increasingly digital world, where a few simple clicks can gain access to a variety of news outlets, it's no wonder that there has been a decrease in the print journalism industry. According to the...

As schools across the country teach virtually, many students and teachers reflect on how this changes education.

Schools adapt virtually amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nina Kolodchak March 12, 2021

According to the United States Census Bureau, nearly 93% of U.S. households with school-aged children have utilized a form of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 80% of these households practice...

The job market changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many to rely on technology.

Technology changes career accessibility and applications

Nina Kolodchak March 12, 2021

As many continue to practice social distancing in the midst of COVID-19, it has become difficult to participate in once normal activities. Careers that entail physical contact with others have transitioned...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, businesses learn to adapt to the new digital age.

E-commerce provides ease and accessibility to shoppers

Isabella Ji March 12, 2021

With the endless number of essentials that can be purchased with just a click of a button, e-commerce has brought shopping right to our fingertips. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, shopping online is now...

Due to COVID-19 concerns, virtual addiction therapy has risen in popularity.

Recovering addicts attend rehab remotely amid COVID restrictions

Nina Kolodchak January 19, 2021

The increased potency of drugs in recent years has entailed an expanding need for standard addiction help programs, however, the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic has made certain adaptations inevitable. Virtual...

The misuse of prescription drugs are dangerous as CHS Health teacher Mrs. Morgan voices concerns.

Misuse of medication brings drug classification into question

Zaina Saif January 19, 2021

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “A drug is a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.” The two main classes of drugs...

New Jersey passes bill to legalize marijuana for citizens over the age of 21,  yet students raise concerns.

Marijuana legalization sparks controversy in NJ

Isabella Ji and Michele Roman January 19, 2021

A ballot in the 2020 election allowed New Jersey residents to vote on the legalization of marijuana, following the lead of other states who legalized cannabis previously. For two years, New Jersey state...

As the decision about decriminalizing drugs opens nationwide, many people still have concerns.

Drug decriminalization debated nationwide

Kaitlyn Delaney January 19, 2021

With several states across the U.S. pushing to legalize recreational marijuana use, widespread drug decriminalization came into question as well. In the 2020 election, Oregon became the first state in...

According to northjersey.com.

Prioritizing voter safety amid COVID-19 pandemic

Andrew Seckular and Sabrina Liding November 25, 2020

This year has been one with many changes, the election process being one of them. Nov. 3 is no longer Election Day, instead it is the deadline of all voting. Mail-in ballots showed up in mailboxes across...

2020 election campaigns adapt to the new digital age to target younger generations.

Candidates appeal to young voters through social media campaigns

Nicola DeGregorio November 25, 2020

As the presidential election neared, many kept up with the candidates’ campaigns by watching major news networks, reading a variety of newspapers and diligently viewing each debate. But, as a new voter...

According to Pew Research Center, taking into account independent's partisan leanings.

2020 presidential election amplifies a nationwide political divide

Isabella Ji November 25, 2020

As junior Hannah Schwartzberg of Ocean walks home from her bus stop she notices her neighborhood engulfed in campaign signs. Different campaign signs, to be exact. She shakes her head knowing that the...

As colleges begin to reopen, some have difficulty due to the area and number of cases.

Colleges face challenges with efforts to reopen

Vivianna Varlack October 9, 2020

Expecting COVID-19 to pandemic to subside, on June 3, 2020, the University of Texas at Austin (UT) announced the reopening of their Fall 2020 semester with in-person instruction and social distancing guidelines....

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