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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...

Students walk to class after lunch with the “ghosts” of the students in the other cohort. Many are hoping for the collapse of the cohort system and a return to everyone.

Issue 5

May 5, 2021

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Senior portraits paused, rescheduled with new photographer

Madison Beekman, Liam Umbs, and Rebecca Heath April 28, 2021

There was “an issue” during senior photos on Wednesday, according to an email Principal James Gleason sent to the junior class and parents and has been shared with The Inkblot. According to interviews...

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...

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