The Inkblot

Survey of 54 CHS Students from Oct. 13 to Oct. 21.

Students suffer from academic burnout

Ruth Crawford November 23, 2022

With the school year now in full swing, many CHS students find their workload to be overbearing. The transition from summer to school can be difficult for students to adapt to, especially when considering...

Survey of 54 CHS Students from Oct. 13 to Oct. 21.

CHS procrastinates: students lose sleep

Ronit Khromchenko and Logan Clarke November 23, 2022

Procrastination among students has become a prevalent issue, heightened by the rise of distractions from online social platforms. From TikTok to YouTube, social media platforms have been shown to provide...

Survey of 54 CHS Students from Oct. 13 to Oct. 21.

Teachers reflect on changes in curriculum

Alisa Kharod and Grace Donnelly November 23, 2022

While the country has seen shifts in high school education over the last few years, those at the real forefront of these changing dynamics are the teachers inside the classrooms. Many of the teachers at...

Survey of 54 CHS Students from Oct. 13 to Oct. 21.

Attendance policy raises accessibility concerns

Dara Fisher and Adina Saks November 23, 2022

The recently updated Communications High School attendance policy states that students will be denied course credit if they are absent more than 15 days in the school year or 10 days in a semester. Current...

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...

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