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Class of 2017 hopes to spread the love

Class of 2017 hopes to spread the love

Phoebe Drummond
January 16, 2017
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Students looking for their CHS soul mate filled out a 32-question survey last week to find their perfect match. The compatibility test is a fundraiser for the senior class to raise money for prom. To make the questionnaire, the senior class council, composed of President Sarah Lang of Monmouth Beach...

SGA debuts new fundraiser approval process

SGA debuts new fundraiser approval process

Jordan Durkin
January 15, 2017
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The SGA has decided to take a new approach for fundraiser approval for the 2017 school year to help with overall group communication, said senior and SGA president Mark DiSpigna of Lincroft. SGA advisor and science teacher Leah Morgan said that for over five years, club presidents would fill out an ap...

Northern Lights illuminate Winter Ball 2017

Northern Lights illuminate Winter Ball 2017

Allie Beekman and Sarah McNey
January 8, 2017
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The Class of 2019 transformed the CHS cafeteria with paper lanterns and handmade snowflakes to fit their chosen theme of Northern Lights for the annual Winter Ball dance, held on Jan. 6. The council divided themselves into five separate committees to plan the event: advertisement, food, music, dec...

Winter Ball 2017 in photos

Winter Ball 2017 in photos

Catherine Escueta
January 8, 2017
Filed under News, Photo Slideshows

The Class of 2018 hosted the annual Winter Ball dance on Jan. 6. Tickets were sold for $10 the week before Winter Break and for $12 after students returned.

Drama Club breaks into their first musical

Drama Club breaks into their first musical

Isabella Antoon
December 22, 2016
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The Drama Club will be offering something new to its members this spring: a musical. After years of plays directed and produced by the students at CHS, the current council, led by seniors Annie Ruoff of Monmouth Beach and  Rebecca Cleffi of Manasquan, have decided to showcase the talented voices at...

JSA’s first club trip marks start of debate conferences

JSA’s first club trip marks start of debate conferences

Katherine Lombardi
December 22, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The newly-established CHS Chapter of the Junior State of America (JSA) took its first club trip to the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Fall State Conference on Nov. 19 and 20. JSA club members arrived at CHS at 8 a.m. on Saturday and traveled to the Woodbridge Renaissance Hotel in Iselin, NJ. The students returned to th...

Advanced Java students win Congressional App Challenge

Advanced Java students win Congressional App Challenge

Courtney Kushnir
December 18, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Four students from CHS won the Congressional App Challenge for the fourth district of New Jersey on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The challenge is sponsored by big tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Intel, and over 123 districts nationwide participate. Started by Congress, the challenge works to encourage sci...

Forensics class takes trip to State Crime Lab

Forensics class takes trip to State Crime Lab

Phoebe Drummond
December 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The second period forensics class attended a trip to the State Crime Lab in Hamilton, N.J. on Dec. 1. Forensics teachers Erin Wheeler and Leah Morgan chaperoned the trip. “The purpose was to see forensics in real life action and the kids loved seeing all the things they learned put to real use ...

NAHS Ventures to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

NAHS Ventures to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Andrew Wang
December 16, 2016
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The National Art Honors Society (NAHS) took 40 of its members to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Dec. 15. NAHS adviser and art teacher Shelley Ortner said a field trip to an art museum trip is an annual tradition for the club. Last year, NAHS members visited the Cooper Hewitt/Smiths...

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...

Students ‘expresso’ talents at Coffeehouse

Students ‘expresso’ talents at Coffeehouse

Cailey Ruderman
December 11, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The Class of 2018 hosted the annual Coffeehouse, at which poetry and music of all kinds took center stage. Students of every grade were able to showcase their talents to their friends, family and peers on Dec. 9. This year’s set list was comprised of 34 acts, including singers, dancers, poets, ...

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