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MCVSD shifts to fully remote learning for September

The MCVSD school district has made the hard decision of returning to school remotely in September.

Rebecca Heath

September 2, 2020

On Friday, Aug. 28, 11 days before students in the MCVSD were set to return to classrooms using a hybrid in-person schedule, Superintendent Dr. Charles Ford sent out a letter announcing that due to staffing issues, the district will begin the school year fully remote.  “We have created a plan that the Board of ...

As summer wanes, CHS prepares for students in the Fall

As the summer winds to a close and school is just around the corner, new guidelines are being put into place to welcome students back.

Emma Barofsky

July 30, 2020

On Friday, July 24, MCVSD’s reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year were emailed to the students and faculty at CHS.  The document states that “the District chose a hybrid model that allows students to attend in-person and virtually.” In other words, the entire student population at CHS...

New guidelines may bring back some normalcy for Fall

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy 
announces that schools may reopen in the Fall.

Liam Umbs

July 9, 2020

After finishing the last months of the 2019-2020 school year virtually, an uncertainty over if students will return to schools in the fall has developed. Yet as the severity of the pandemic alleviates in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy believes that the current conditions foreshadow the safe return to i...

Return of in-person graduation provides closure for Class of 2020

The class of 2020 might be able to have their in-person graduation after all.

Rebecca Heath

June 16, 2020

On June 8, Superintendent Timothy McCorkell released a letter announcing that graduation will be held virtually due to the inability of the MCVSD schools to uphold the state-mandated safety guidelines. Three days later, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Charles Ford announced in a June 11 letter that while ...

Colleges waive testing requirements

Some colleges are not requiring testing amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Zoe Conner-Bennett

June 12, 2020

Students across the country were still recovering from the shock of school closures in early March when, just days before its set date, the College Board cancelled the March 2020 SAT exam. Not long after, the organization announced the cancellations of the May and June tests as well.  “I was so...

A sign of the times: Marshall raises money for medics

Alumnus Liam Marshall of Sea Girt giving his SGA speech in 2018.

Brigid McCarthy

June 12, 2020

CHS Class of 2019 alumnus Liam Marshall of Sea Girt has raised more than $30,000 for COVID-19 relief, and it all began with a neighbourhood jog. “When I was on a run in my town, I saw a lawn sign that was actually thanking first responders,” Marshall said. “I thought I could make something simi...

Virtual elections bring entirely female leadership to CHS clubs

Rising senior Isabella Carmona-Ramirez was elected SGA president for the 2020-2021 school year.

Beatrice Karron

June 12, 2020

This past year 52% of leadership positions for the SGA, JSA, NHS, and CCC were held by male students, but the most recent elections resulted in completely female leadership for the upcoming year.  As the majority of the population of CHS is female, it should not be surprising that many leadership pos...

Local businesses adapt to new COVID-19 situation

Businesses learn how to evolve in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ella Lukowiak

June 12, 2020

From local strip malls to New York City’s Fifth Avenue, storefronts everywhere have closed their doors to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  While the ominous “out-of-business” fear looms over every store owner, many local businesses have begun to find new ways to adapt to the situation and k...

Issue 6

CHS students and faculty pose with masks, one of the precautionary measures the school may see in the fall.

June 12, 2020

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Class council elections pushed until next year

Rising Sophomore Lucy Battista of TInton Falls is present Freshman Class President.

Zaina Saif

June 12, 2020

Every spring, CHS students prepare for elections by hanging up posters, handing out treats, and creating the perfect slogan for their campaign. Due to the closure of schools for the remainder of the year, these classic sights and traditions have been postponed until Sept. 11, 2020. The decision to ho...

Class of 2020 is ready for virtually anything, even graduation

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

Madison Beekman

June 9, 2020

On May 26, Governor Phil Murphy announced in his daily briefing that New Jersey schools could have in-person graduations beginning July 6, following strict guidelines. The next day, CHS Principal James Gleason announced that the district started working on plans for MCVSD career academies’ graduations...

CHS students attend Asbury Park Protest

Protesters rally in Asbury Park for Black Lives Matter.

Tess Rempel

June 5, 2020

The Asbury Park Black Community Leadership organization held a peaceful protest on June 1, beginning at 5 p.m.., to “demand justice and police accountability.”  Prior to the rally, seniors Vaughn Battista of Tinton Falls, Michael Landolfi of Tinton Falls, Jack Hester of Oceanport and Nick Ch...

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