the Inkblot

Coronavirus Update: Events face cancellation, postponement as administration braces for county outbreak

According to the Asbury Park Press, a Little Silver borough resident tested positive for the virus this week, becoming one of the first Monmouth County residents to be diagnosed with the disease.

Katherine Lombardi

March 11, 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 first installment in our series.  On Monday, Mar. 9, Principal James Gleason held grade-wide meetings with each class in o...

NHS annual blood drive brings in 45 student donors

Juniors Chloe Zenker of Middletown and Jake Polvino of Tinton
Falls fill out necessary information in preparation to donate
blood. 45 students donated on Feb.13, and their blood will be
sent to local hospitals and used to save up to 135 lives.

Isabella Ji and Ella Lukowiak

March 9, 2020

While only 45 of the 65 participants were eligible to donate, the students and relatives who did donate to the National Honor Society’s annual blood drive on Feb. 13. may have prevented 135 deaths, according to American Red Cross statistics that credit each individual donation with saving three live...

CCC seeks to avoid cultural appropiation at annual festival

(Left to right) Senior Lila Nathanson of Long Branch, junior Isabella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch, and senior Julia Perconti of Red Bank at the CCC festival.

Kaitlyn Delaney

March 9, 2020

The Cultural Communications Club roots its beliefs in helping others, and recently extended that aid beyond the doors of CHS to fellow MCVSD school High Technology High School, providing support to a freshman, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  The club, led by Spanish teacher Sabina Campbell, hosts events a...

CCC festival unites CHS in celebration of culture

(From left to right) Teacher Laura Gesin listens to seniors Jill Fukushima of Eatontown, Alexa Feder of Millstone, Naomi Littenburg of Lincroft, and Elena Perez of Hazlet talk about their country, Argentina.

Kristen Gallagher

March 9, 2020

As guests arrived at CHS on Friday, March 6, they were greeted with the smell of Belgium waffles and Australian meat pies. Guests tasted food from around the world, visited replicas of famous landmarks and watched different cultural performances when they attended the 16th annual CCC cultural festiv...

Faculty prepares for possible Coronavirus closure

Credit to

Katherine Lombardi

March 9, 2020

When asked if she thought the global epidemic Coronavirus was on track to infect New Jersey, MCVSD Head Nurse and district crisis team member Dorothy Condon had one word, repeated for emphasis: “Absolutely. Absolutely. Absolutely.”  While the Coronavirus has yet to strike the Garden State as of M...

CHS students are pumped to give blood

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

Emma Barofsky

February 16, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13, students, faculty and parents participated in the annual CHS mobile blood drive. The event was in collaboration with Vitalant, a nonprofit medicine organization with more than 125 donation centers nationwide. Blood drive committee head and senior Grace Quakenbush of Wall did many thin...

JSA hosts mock Democratic Primary debate

(From left to right) Freshman Joey Esposito of Tinton Falls, sophomore Maggie Schnieder of Wall, senior Colin Martin of Middletown, senior Neil Estrada of Middletown, and junior Kai Sequiera of Middletown during the mock debate on Friday.

Meredith Prud'homme

February 1, 2020

The six democratic candidates took to the cafeteria and began to debate on some of the country’s most pressing issues in the CHS mock Democratic Primary debate on Friday, Jan. 31. The Junior State of America (JSA) hosted the event, with club members representing each of the six democratic frontrunn...

Interview with Dr. Lamont Repollet

Repollet speaking at CHS's blue ribbon assembly.

Katherine Lombardi

January 17, 2020

Dr. Lamont Repollet is the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, under Governor Phil Murphy, since 2018. He previously served as the superintendent of the Asbury Park School District. This December, Repollet visited CHS for the school's Blue Ribbon award ceremony and paused for a brief interview with the Inkblot amid h...

Classroom participation affected by size of classes

A survey of 63 students from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8.

Henry Frieman

January 17, 2020

Math teacher Justine Lane walks into her room at 7 A.M. and pours a cup of coffee. She prepares for “Coffee and Calculus,” a daily extra help program she runs for her classes. Lane teaches two sessions of AP Calculus this year. The class rotates on an A-B schedule, meaning students take the class ...

CCC brings holiday joy to underprivileged students

Physics teacher Steve Godkin, dressed as Santa, hands a Head
Start student his present on Friday, Dec. 13. Godkin was the
special surprise, along with other performances at the event.

Francesca Santaniello

January 17, 2020

As the bell rang for students to go to second period on Friday, Dec. 13, the Cultural Communications Club (CCC) welcomed children from the Lakewood Head Start program into room 107. The classroom became a Christmas spectacle that included student performances and a special visit from Santa. Head...

JSA risks losing trips, stability unless officialized

Seniors Dane Tedder of Ocean and Vaughn Battista of Tinton Falls on a JSA trip in Washington DC.

Madison Beekman

January 17, 2020

For the CHS chapter of the Junior State of America (JSA), yearly conventions aren’t just a way of racking up best speaker awards, but a chance to socialize with other students across the east coast, sharpen public speaking through debates and learn the inner-workings of American politics. These tri...

The News of Communications High School