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NHS holds virtual elections

The National Honors Society holds many events including the annual blood drive.

Isabella Ji

May 17, 2020

The National Honor Society (NHS) virtually announced their new council on Friday, May 15. There were four positions to be filled: president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.  The newly elected junior council is made up of President Brooke Stark of Manasquan, Vice President Emma Barofsky o...

Students elect new 2020-2021 SGA council digitally

Junior Brigid McCarthy of Manasquan giving her election speech at the SGA council elections in 2019. This year, the elections were held digitally.

Emma Barofsky

May 16, 2020

On Friday, May 15, CHS held virtual elections for the Student Government Association (SGA) council for the 2020-2021 school year. Students elected junior Isabella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch as president and junior Brigid McCarthy of Manasquan as vice president. The council members will be sophomo...

College search and decision process affected by virus

The Class of 2020 stands together on the first day of school in 2019 to take a class photo.

Ella Lukowiak

May 8, 2020

With the onslaught of the novel coronavirus throughout society, highschoolers have found that SAT and college tour cancellations have turned what should be a common high school experience into a future of unknown. Anyone who had been hoping to take the SAT this spring had to deal with the reschedul...

Clubs and class councils deal with fundraising issues

Senior Ryan Swanson of Manasquan performs at Battle of the Bands
2019. Due to the school closure and government restrictions, this event
will not happen this year.

Kristen Gallagher and Zaina Saif

May 8, 2020

MCVSD students were notified that schools would be closed through Mar. 27 due to the novel coronavirus. Then, they got the news that it would be extended through April 10. They did not know when schools would re-open in this time of uncertainty. Students have still not returned. School closure has...

Coronavirus closes schools, cancels culminating events

Principal James Gleason began worrying about the continuation of school and hosting large events following the Cultural Communications festival on March 6. Starting the next Fri. with the annual Fashion Show, CHS events that generally bring in large numbers of people from both in and outside the school began to get cancelled. Virtual learning began March 16 and will now continue through the last day of school, June 18.

Madison Beekman

May 8, 2020

The hallways of CHS buzzed on Wed., March 11 after students received an email that the upcoming Friday would follow an early dismissal schedule so that the staff could prepare for the possibility of a school closure. A day later, a follow-up email was sent, closing school for the day. That one day turne...

Issue 5

Principal James Gleason began worrying about the continuation of school and hosting large events following the Cultural Communications festival on March 6. Starting the next Fri. with the annual Fashion Show, CHS events that generally bring in large numbers of people from both in and outside the school began to get cancelled. Virtual learning began March 16 and will now continue through the last day of school, June 18.

May 8, 2020

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A Year Cut Short: How seniors are coping with losing their last days of high school

The Class of 2020 stands together on the first day of school in 2019 to take a class photo.

Katherine Lombardi, Evan Kuo, and Madeline Holobinko

May 8, 2020

In the middle of March, we were faced with a decision. The threat of a school closure hung over our heads, right as we were starting the process of putting together Issue 5. The Inkblot has a lot of moving parts, with so much relying on being in the building: interviewing, recording InkTV in the studi...

CCC chooses 2020-2021 council with new selection process

Senior Adriana Poznanski of Middletown giving her speech at the CCC council election in 2019. This year, the club had to conduct this process virtually.

Nicola DeGregorio

May 8, 2020

The Cultural Communications Club (CCC) announced their 2020-2021 council on May 1 via email from president and senior Grace Quakenbush of Wall. The COVID-19 outbreak has changed many aspects of CHS life going beyond just online classes even to affecting clubs; this year’s SkillsUSA competitions were can...

CHS clubs work to elect new councils from home

Senior Julia Rocco of Marlboro gives a speech during CCC elections in 2018. This year, the way that the club will pick a new council will be different due to COVID-19.

Emma Barofsky and Meredith Prud'homme

April 26, 2020

On April 16, Governor Phil Murphy announced the closure of all New Jersey schools through at least May 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic. For CHS, the end of every school year is typically filled with in-person club elections for the upcoming year. Due to the indefinite closure, some of these clubs ha...

Clubs, student governments work to salvage events as Coronavirus closure hits one-month milestone

Last year's Battle of the Bands was held on March 15, 2019. This year the event is in jeopardy due to COVID-19-caused school closures.

Madison Beekman and Zoe Conner-Bennett

April 14, 2020

The hallways of CHS buzzed on Wednesday, March 11, after students and staff received an email that the upcoming Friday would follow an early dismissal schedule in order for the staff to prepare for the possibility of a school closure. A day later, a follow-up email was sent, closing school for the da...

CCC helps beyond CHS

The CCC council at their annual festival.

Isabella Antoon

March 21, 2020

The Cultural Communications Club roots its beliefs in helping others, and recently extended that aid beyond the doors of CHS to a high school student who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  The club, led by Spanish teacher Sabina Campbell, hosts events and fundraisers to raise money for non-profit o...

Coronavirus Update: MCVSD now closed for two weeks

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Katherine Lombardi

March 13, 2020

As the Coronavirus becomes a growing concern across Monmouth County and the MCVSD, the Inkblot will provide ongoing web coverage, following our original print story published on Mar. 9, in order to keep students and parents updated. This is the fourth installment in our series. In a press conference this afternoon, Governor Phil Murphy said it would likely be "a matter of days...

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