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The Texas Heartbeat Act has sparked controversy throughout the nation.
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Texas passes strictest abortion ban in US history

Adina Saks and Cindy Lin November 24, 2021

The Texas Heartbeat Act, also known as the Texas abortion ban, came into effect on Sept. 1, 2021, making it the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. It places a ban on abortions as soon...

With the COVID-19 booster shots coming out, many wonder if they should get it. https://unsplash.com/license

The COVID-19 booster shot: effectiveness and eligibility

Ori Rosmarin November 24, 2021

In the age of COVID-19 regulations and safety precautions, most people know the importance of being as safe as possible. However, even if fully vaccinated, the chance of COVID-19 infection still lurks....

Although controversial, masks are proving to be a crucial part in keeping the number of COVID-19 cases in school down. https://unsplash.com/license

School mask mandates prove effective in curbing COVID-19 outbreaks

Marina Berger and Grace Wartmann November 24, 2021

Just as putting on socks each day is something done without thought, grabbing a mask before leaving the house has become an intrinsic part of many people’s daily routine. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Hospitalization for COVID-19 has patients paying upwards of $34,000. https://unsplash.com/license

COVID-19 hospitalization costs higher than ever

Antonio Bonoan November 24, 2021

With the reality of a global health crisis threatening thousands of lives a day, it’s no surprise that many hospitals have adapted their policies and procedures in order to keep up with the surging outbreaks. According...

Teachers are ready to be back in school after a year where they did not see some students in-person.
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Teachers evolving post-remote learning

Jacqueline Litowinsky September 17, 2021

In March of 2020, teachers around the world were forced to completely alter how they taught their students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. They needed to figure out how to properly translate in-person...

Students are becoming more reliable on technology after virtual learning.

Technology reshaping learning after COVID-19

Zaina Saif September 17, 2021

Technology assumed a significant role in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Google Meets had replaced the textbooks and lectures of the traditional classroom and students rarely completed hand-written...

Club fair is back at CHS and the students are eager to participate in clubs again.

Clubs and extracurriculars adapt in the new school year

Zaina Saif and Jacqueline Litowinsky September 17, 2021

Though remote learning disrupted much of the school environment, the impact of COVID-19 was hardly limited to the classroom. Many non-academic school activities, such as clubs and extracurriculars, were...

Although COVID-19 infections have been lessening in the United States, they are spiking in India. https://unsplash.com/license

New US travel restrictions imposed to combat COVID-19 variant

Zaina Saif June 17, 2021

On May 4, President Joe Biden restricted travel from India due to a surge in the country’s COVID-19 infection rate and death toll. While COVID-19 infections have been on the decline in the United States,...

President Biden is introducing new plans to help families and the nations infrastructure.
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Biden’s Family Plan and American Jobs Plan

Jacqueline Litowinsky June 17, 2021

In early 2021, President Biden set his sights on helping the everyday American by introducing the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan. Both proposals seek to extend the efforts outlined in...

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Restrictions in place for vaccinated travelers

Adina Saks June 17, 2021

After nearly a year and a half of travel restrictions, many people have vacation and travel on their minds.  Polls from tripadvisor’s Summer Travel Index have shown that more than two-thirds of Americans...

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on March 23, 2021 that transmission of the coronavirus in the  classroom setting is uncommon due to success in hygiene practices.

High schools take on safety precautions for in-person instruction

Isabella Ji and Nicola DeGregorio May 5, 2021

While trying to welcome students back to school after over a year of virtual and or hybrid learning, there are protocols and sanitation procedures that must be followed. Every school district is handling...

Novelty and side effects of COVID-19 vaccine raises concerns and uncertainty

Novelty and side effects of COVID-19 vaccine raises concerns and uncertainty

Sabrina Liding May 5, 2021

The novelty of the COVID-19 vaccines has prompted people to worry if they should wait or if they just shouldn’t get it at all. According to the National Public Radio, more than half of U.S. adults...

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