The Inkblot

Students reflect on the loss of school events (such as Homecoming 2019 shown above) and what the future may hold.

CHS traditions on hold for the remainder of the year

Luke Sassa March 13, 2021

It’s no secret that students throughout CHS have been anxiously awaiting status updates regarding their favorite end-of-the-year events. As of now, it seems as though certain events are a lock to still...

The Inkblot and CHS Beast win big at the Garden State Scholastic Press Association Awards Ceremony, and inspires more to continue writing.
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The Inkblot and CHS Beast take home GSSPA awards

Kara Gallagher and Kaitlin Brice March 12, 2021

In June 2020, editors and supervisors of The Inkblot gathered virtually to prepare for the 2021 Garden State Scholastic Press Association Awards Ceremony. The Inkblot’s executive editors and managing...

As the new semester starts, some students find themselves in different cohorts.
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To B or not to B: the cohort change for semester 2

Kristen Gallagher March 12, 2021

Freshman Danielle Beattie of Wall Township opened the unread “Principal Update” in her email inbox on Jan. 15 and skimmed over the contents, expecting to see the usual COVID-19 updates and other routine...

With NHS inductions right around the corner (last year's ceremony pictured above), students discuss the changes in the NHS applications.

Changes in NHS applications reflect ever-changing year

Andrew Seckular February 19, 2021

National Honor Society (NHS) is a global organization that prides itself on having the best leaders, scholars and workers. At Communications High School, the rigorous application process came to an end...

Due to the hybrid schedule, this year's finals are changed significantly from previous years.
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A Change to Finals

Ruth Crawford February 8, 2021

Finals week took place at CHS starting on Monday, Jan. 25. The week strayed from the typically stringent two-day schedule to a more flexible schedule, which was determined individually by teachers. Usually,...

As CHS switches to the second semester schedule, students and staff discuss how the new semester will be different from the last.
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New Semester, New Changes

Niken Patel February 8, 2021

As the new semester begins during the pandemic, changes are being made at CHS in order to improve the learning environment. With new cohorts, students are still getting accustomed to new settings and lifestyles. Even...

Mrs. Clevenger is part of a handful of teachers who teach students virtually and discuss the difficulties of virtual teaching.

Virtual teaching faces challenges

Brandon Kopp February 4, 2021

The world has run into many unprecedented situations over the last year, with virtual instruction in schools being one of the most prominent ones. CHS began the 2020-2021 school year fully virtual, but...

Freshman struggle to meet their fellow classmates due to COVID-19 school restrictions.
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Freshmen struggle to get to know their peers

Jordan Juliano February 3, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to rage on throughout the country, schools all over have been forced to adapt to the new ways of living. At the start of the new school year, districts were faced with the challenge...

Condon displays her sticker after receiving the Moderna vaccine.

Condon combats coronavirus despite uncertainties

Madison Beekman January 19, 2021

Every Thursday for 16 years of her 30-year career in nursing, Dorothy Condon would retire from her school nurse duties at CHS just to continue healthcare work in the Recovery Room of the Shrewsbury Surgery...

CHS takes home first, second, and third place in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge.
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CHS sweeps the Congressional App Challenge

Zoe Conner-Bennett January 19, 2021

Known as the artsiest of the MCVSD career academies, CHS is widely recognized for its professional-level TV and radio programs, advanced graphic design classes and extraordinarily talented art students....

A virtual Alumni Day connects past CHS graduates with current upperclassmen.
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Class of 2020 students return virtually for Alumni Day

Ella Lukowiak January 19, 2021

At the end of last year, CHS upperclassmen were met with familiar faces once again: Class of 2020 graduates on Alumni Day. As with many other traditions this year, however, the entire event was held virtually.  “We...

Senior and SGA executive Brigid McCarthy creates the CHS Writing Center.
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SGA to implement new writing center starting late January

Kristen Gallagher January 19, 2021

We’ve all been in this situation before: feeling almost ready to submit a research paper after reading it over countless times, but still wishing to hear someone else’s opinion before the teacher grades...

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