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Junior Inkblot editors attend Columbia University conference

Junior Inkblot editors attend Columbia University conference

Andrew Wang

March 21, 2017


Filed under Breaking, News, Photo Slideshows

The Inkblot junior edit board battled the cold, snow and crowds during their annual trip to the Columbia Scholastic Press Association conference at Columbia University from March 15 to 17. The three day trip led by Inkblot adviser and journalism teacher Andi Mulshine along with parent chaperone Kar...

Lunchtime photo booth raises awareness of teen suicide

Lunchtime photo booth raises awareness of teen suicide

Mary Kate Cashman

December 11, 2016


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

CHS students wore blue on Wednesday, Nov. 30 to raise awareness of teen suicide. Students had the opportunity to  take pictures in the cafeteria in front of a blue wall holding signs that said, “You Are Not Alone.” They were encouraged to post their picture on social media to raise awareness of...

Seniors break the tie and win Fall Spirit Week

Seniors break the tie and win Fall Spirit Week

Neil Estrada

November 14, 2016


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

After an unprecedented 280-280 point tie between the Senior Class and the Freshman Class during spirit week the SGA decided to have a tiebreaker competition after midterms on Oct. 9. The school aired the most recent InkTV and then the competition was underway. The three events were giant Jenga, an event ...

Students live tweet the U.S. election

Students live tweet the U.S. election

Dylan Josephson

November 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

CHS students tuned in to the 2016 US Election. In the end, the country voted Donald Trump to be the president of the United States. Below are tweets from CHS students while they were watching the election unfold....

Classes compete in flip-off on grunge day

Classes compete in flip-off on grunge day

Neil Estrada

November 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

Spirit Week entered it’s third day today with Punk/Grunge Day, the Flip-Off Competition and the daily Scavenger Hunt. Punk/Grunge Day meant wearing beanies and flannels for some, but for others, Punk Grunge Day meant going all-out with dark eyeliner, dark hair dye and leather jackets. The participati...

SkillsUSA regains the Halloween Dance

SkillsUSA regains the Halloween Dance

Emma Wilenta

November 1, 2016


Filed under Breaking, News, Uncategorized

Skills USA hosted the annual Halloween dance on Friday, Oct. 28. The club regained ownership of the dance after the freshman class hosted it last year. The night was Halloween movie themed.  Advertisements for the event featured photoshopped posters of CHS teachers on movie posters. SkillsUSA ad...

CHS celebrates Week of Respect

CHS celebrates Week of Respect

Sarah McNey

October 11, 2016


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

Each year, CHS celebrates the Week of Respect in October, along with many other public schools in the state. This year, the Week of Respect falls on Oct. 3-7 and aims to provide “age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing harassment, intimidation, or bullying,” according to the New Jersey Edu...

New AP schedule allows elective flexibility

New AP schedule allows elective flexibility

Izzy Cavazzoni

September 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking, News

As a career academy focused on communications-based studies, only two Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered to eligible students at CHS: Calculus and Studio Art. In the past, juniors and seniors enrolled in AP Calculus have lost space in their schedule for an elective. But this year, Principal James...

Freshmen break the ice at Thompson Park

Freshmen break the ice at Thompson Park

Audrey Mannion

September 16, 2016


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After being cancelled last year, the Student Government Association (SGA) was able to once again host their annual field trip to Thompson Park in Lincroft for the freshmen on Sept. 8. The day was filled with icebreakers and team building exercises in order to meet new friends and classmates. Senior...

Newsweek ranks CHS 27th in the nation

Newsweek ranks CHS 27th in the nation

Julianne Sackett

September 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking, Showcase, Uncategorized

Communications High School scored a spot on Newsweek’s ranking of America’s top high schools of 2016. CHS took the 27th spot on the list which was released over the summer. Junior Grace Maloney of Middletown was one of many students delayed in hearing the news. “I did not know that CHS was rank...

Assembly and Italian ice kick off the school year

Assembly and Italian ice kick off the school year

Dylan Josephson

September 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking, Showcase

Students crowded into the cafeteria today during fourth period for the annual first day assembly. Principal James Gleason kicked off the assembly to welcome both new and returning students to the 2016-17 school year. “It is an outstanding pleasure, it is so nice to see everybody today. It gets to...

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