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Many events are resuming at CHS in the new school year, but protocols, such as wearing masks, are still in place.
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New Year, New Normal: CHS adapts to new protocols

Ella Lukowiak September 17, 2021

For the first time since 2019, all CHS students were in the building for the first day of school. The COVID-19 pandemic has been punctuated by moments of hope such as this, and while the upcoming school...

Both freshman and seniors reflect on their first few days of the new school year.
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Class of 2025 reignites Thompson Park tradition

Kristen Gallagher and Ella Lukowiak September 17, 2021

“A-wam sam sam, a-googly googly googly!” This chant has been sung by 21 classes of CHS freshman annually at Thompson Park and is one of many ways CHS upperclassmen and staff welcome new students. While...

Freshmen from the Class of 2025 participate in the Thompson Park tradition of singing the “A-wam sam sam” chant. This is the
first in two years freshmen have had a trip to Thompson Park.

Issue 1

September 17, 2021

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The unusual 2020-2021 school year regains some normalcy with Spring Spirit Week.
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CHS regains a sense of community after Spirit Week

Andrew Seckular June 17, 2021

In the middle of the most abnormal school year yet, the SGA managed to pull off the time-honored tradition of Spring Spirit Week to bring unity, school spirit and fun to the hallways of CHS. As with...

Andi Leibowitzs time at CHS helped her find her career in project and
web design. She is now giving back to the school that had a lasting impact on her.
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CHS alumna shares gratitude with senior scholarships

Lillian Chen June 17, 2021

Andi Leibowitz would say that her parents are the true sentimentalists in the family, but the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. A graduate of the Class of 2013, Leibowitz became the first Communications...

A survey of 17 students from May 18 to May 25.

Seniors leap through the final hurdles of high school

Liam Umbs June 17, 2021

While senior Jacynth Apora of Englishtown was happy to commit to Rutgers University, she, like many of her peers, did so without ever visiting campus. For the Class of 2021, the coronavirus pandemic...

COVID-19 safety mandates called for the cancellation of time-honored CHS traditions, such as Color Wars, but led to the creation of new events in their place, like Senior Day.

COVID-19 guidelines call for changes to traditions

Isabella Ji and Nicola DeGregorio June 17, 2021

The reach of the COVID-19 pandemic halted not at government restrictions, but extended into the daily lives of students. At CHS, this year’s remote schedule turned into a hybrid one— now evolved into...

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Cohort collapse

Emma Makin June 17, 2021

On May 25, 2021, the MCVSD school district returned to five day a week, in-person learning and brought the cohorts together.  The cohorts decreased the number of students in the classroom in an effort...

SGA council member and junior Samantha Skolnick of Hazlet cheers during the in-person Spring Spirit Week Relay on Tuesday, May 4. This was the second lunchtime event of Spring Spirit Week for the in-person students, with the virtual event being an origami challenge. Despite the cohort divide, students and staff were still excited to participate in and cheer on the event together.

Issue 6

June 17, 2021

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School discusses plans for returning to a new normal

School discusses plans for returning to a new normal

Emma Makin May 6, 2021

In March 2020, schools around the world shut down and began operating virtually. Now, one year later, schools are gradually returning to a new normal. Since October, students have been grouped into...

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Orientation methods differ for the incoming freshmen class

Kara Gallagher and Andrew Seckular May 5, 2021

After learning about the enticing electives and interesting courses, eager eighth graders have always filed into Communications High School to take the test that would determine their high school career....

Class of 2011 alumna Shannon Towey is out of this world

Class of 2011 alumna Shannon Towey is out of this world

Ella Lukowiak May 5, 2021

CHS is a place where some of the brightest minds in Monmouth County come together, with many of them having aspirations that stretch far beyond the classroom. CHS Class of 2011 Alumna Shannon Towey was...

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