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Experience more, bucket list less

Experience more, bucket list less

Sally Ehlers

September 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Bucket lists are enticing ideas on Instagram and Pinterest, but in reality they cause more harm than good. These lists continue to skyrocket in popularity, resulting in a pandemic of bucket list obsession. Go skydiving, run a marathon, see the pyramids: every bucket list consists of generic goal...

Sugar deserves a sweeter reputation

Sugar deserves a sweeter reputation

Caroline Monaghan

September 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Sugar. Biochemically, it is a soluble carbohydrate. Culturally, it is a demonized, addictive substance, comparable to nicotine in cigarettes. Realistically, it is merely a sweet-tasting component of our food and drink, to be neither feared nor praised. A wide range of food, drink and even makeup ...

EICs say final farewell to The Inkblot News

EICs say final farewell to The Inkblot News

June 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Like almost every other editorial that we’ve written, we waited until the last possible second to start putting our thoughts on paper. This one especially because it’s our last, our farewell to the past year and all of the time and effort we put into The Inkblot. In essence, we’re delaying our g...

Trump’s Iran deal decision proves wise

Trump’s Iran deal decision proves wise

Will Dean

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This past April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced to the world that the Iranian government lied. The Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, had obtained over 100,000 documents from a secret facility in Iran, according to Business Insider. “These files conclusively prove that Iran ...

Stormy Daniels scandal and its possible effects on the President

Stormy Daniels scandal and its possible effects on the President

Maria Maroko

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In 2006, prior to Donald Trump’s presidential bid, Trump had sexual relations with adult film actress Stormy Daniels. While scandalous, the relationship was consensual. But it occurred during Trump’s marriage to his wife Melania, which prompted the label of infidelity toward Trump and made it a mora...

Mother’s Day continues to be the more prominent holiday

Mother’s Day continues to be the more prominent holiday

Tess Rempel

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every year, people all around the world celebrate their mothers and fathers, each for one day, to commemorate their roles in parenthood and recognize the bond between parent and child. But, society should regard Mother’s Day higher than Father’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation,...

Artificial intelligence needs more regulation

Artificial intelligence needs more regulation

Caroline Monaghan

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Self-driving cars, thermostats that learn your heating and cooling needs and digital personal assistants: welcome to the multi-billion dollar industry of artificial intelligence (AI). Nearly 50 years before Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, scientists began to explore the potential of AI, ...

Kanye West gets cash through controversy

Kanye West gets cash through controversy

Vaughn Battista

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

From leading the rap industry to falling into debt, Kanye West is no stranger to publicity. Recently, his latest statements resulted in large amounts of criticism. On April 25, West expressed his support for President Donald Trump and other right wingers on Twitter. Later, during a TMZ interview, West sa...

More than cows are at “steak” here

More than cows are at “steak” here

Tess Rempel

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Since the 20th century, the public has viewed veganism as an extreme fad geared more toward hippies and activists than everyday people. Meat-free options were neither convenient nor palatable, but over time, this has changed. Now more than ever, it is necessary to consider and support the veganism moveme...

Monmouth County a beloved home for CHS students

Monmouth County a beloved home for CHS students

May 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We would like to start by saying that this editorial will not be about gun control. Hear us out. We took last issue to tackle gun control and school shootings via the editorial, and continued our coverage in this issue’s In Depth spread. So for this issue, we decided to take on an issue close to ou...

Girls face double standard in relationship age gap

Girls face double standard in relationship age gap

Lauren Spiezia

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Half your age plus seven. For years, this has been the benchmark to answer the question “how big is too big of an age gap in a relationship?” According to The Independent, the saying dates back to 1901, written in a book by French author Max O’Rell, and was featured in the 1951 play “The Moon is...

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Sarah McNey

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For decades, schools have used grading systems to measure students’ proficiencies. If a student receives an A, they’re considered outstanding. But if they receive an F, they are – as the letter implies – a failure. With a reputation as the “best and brightest of Monmouth County,” many ...

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