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December 12, 2011

By ALEX CROS & ALANA BAROFSKY Staff Writer When students lined up to showcase their dazzling smile on Picture Day this year, returning sophomores, juniors and seniors found a big change in the system. Digital imaging teacher and longtime school picture photographer Maryanne Rodriguez was no longer behind the camera; instead, it was a company hired by the school. R...

FM Profile

December 12, 2011

By CARRIE BLODI and JESSICA DELVIRGINIA Staff Writers Passionate, spunky, and innovative are three words that flawlessly describe art substitute teacher Jeanmarie Fiocchi-Marden. Originally hired as a substitute for Mrs. Laura Fallon while she was out on maternity leave last spring, Mrs. Fiocchi-Marden once again joins Communication...

Design in CHS

December 12, 2011

Jenn Alonso Staff Writer I catch myself as I was about to raise my hand to ask to go to the bathroom and just sign myself out and go; it takes some time to getting used to being trusted and treated like an adult. It feels weird being able to walk through the school without having a photo ID displayed and a signed pass...

Bullying in CHS

December 12, 2011

By ALLY KOWALSKI & FRANCESCA COCCI Editor-in-Chief & News Editor After the installment of the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,” New Jersey has been noted as having “the toughest legislation against bullying in the nation” by most reports. The MCVSD’s newest policy against bullying requir...

Coffeehouse: CHS Unplugged (Video)

December 4, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwDYyT6Edxs By Matt Goldman and Mike Yu CHS's feelings toward the upcoming Coffeehouse event and the featured band The New Royalty.

Color Me Posters Left in Gray Area

October 5, 2011

By VIVIAN LAU When the bell rang after first period on Friday, Sept 30, students cluttered the hallways to exchange their books at their lockers. Many students soon found a new addition to their locker. From what would appear to be a school-wide coloring, single pieces of paper saying "Color me!" with...

Carnival Dance Kicks off New Year

September 26, 2011

By Nina Marie Amadeo, Alex Taglieri and Erin Heidlberger Staff Writers With an estimated $2,000 in profit, conga lines throughout the night and tons of fist-pumping, the Class of 2012's Carnival Dance was judged a success by students and advisers alike. The usually bland cafeteria was covered in streamers that formed a circus t...

Middletown Honors 37 Lost in WTC Attacks

September 12, 2011

BY ALLY KOWALSKI MIDDLETOWN –The 37 lives Middletown lost on September 11, 2001, were honored last night during a memorial event called “Middletown Remembers Sept. 11,” a phrase also printed on the banners now hung from lamp posts and lining the streets by the Middletown train station. Nicole...

9/11 Interviews From CHS (Video)

September 12, 2011

http://youtu.be/NvRKuXcZR74 BY MATTHEW GOLDMAN AND MICHAEL YU CHS students and faculty members share their memories about September 11th in this emotional video about the tragic event.

Cultural Communications Gives Back on 9/11

September 12, 2011

By SARAH GLEASON Cultural Communication’s Club (CCC) has already completed its first project of the new school year as part of Jersey Care’s Sept. 11 Day of Service and Remembrance. The club, which has participated in Jersey Care events in the past, worked for three hours on Saturday, Sept. 10,...

Behind the Badge: Kraus-Lavy describes memorial event as a First Aid Squad member

September 12, 2011

By JESSIE KRAUS-LAVY I woke up at 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning to attend a Sept. 11 memorial. Although most others attended as another member of the crowd, I was lucky enough to be in there as a member of the First Aid Squad of Marlboro and Morganville New Jersey. Upon arriving on Wyncrest Road, the...

Not-So Blissful Ignorance: Our Generation and September 11th

September 12, 2011

By KIERA BRENNAN I was the first child called out of my first grade class on Sept. 11, 2001. My father worked in the city, a street or so away from the towers.  My mother wrestled with her explanation of why I was going home so early.  She could not answer the questions I had in ways I could understand....

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