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With the mask mandate being lifted, some are wondering if this decision came too soon. https://unsplash.com/license

How opportune was the lifting of the mask mandate?

Dara Fisher and Ronit Khromchenko April 14, 2022

The school mask mandate was lifted by Governor Phil Murphy, sparking speculation over whether it was the appropriate time to lift the mask mandate. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks...

Electric cars are environmentally friendly but are not accessible to the public. https://unsplash.com/license

The real cost of electric cars

Joseph Wicke and Francesco Thorik-Saboia April 14, 2022

An all-electric future might come with a cost, literally. While its benefits to the environment are undeniable, electric cars are not yet a viable solution. In order to fully integrate electric cars into...

President Zelenskyy asks Ukrainians to remain strong for their country and the world. https://unsplash.com/license

Russia Attacks Ukraine

Ryan Lemberger, Emma Makin, and Cayla Carlson April 14, 2022

On Feb. 24, Russia officially invaded Ukraine. Since then, over 4.6 million refugees have fled to surrounding counties, with more escaping everyday, according to data kept by the United Nations. Neighboring...

Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, appointed by President Joe Biden. https://unsplash.com/license

Historic SCOTUS nomination

Mackenzie Prince April 14, 2022

“Two years ago, I made the commitment to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, ” posted President Joe Biden on Instagram. “I’m proud to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.” On...

School breaks cater toward Christianity

School breaks cater toward Christianity

Lillian Chen and Carla Vreeland April 14, 2022

With spring break approaching for schools nationwide, many students are preparing for a week of relaxation away from school. Some are anticipating the observation of a religious holiday, such as Passover...

In the NFL, minority coaches are at a disadvantage in the hiring process. https://unsplash.com/license

NFL fails to provide an equal playing field for coaches of color

Ryan Lemberger April 14, 2022

During the NFL season, while football fans are paying attention to the game, some media personnel are paying attention to the difference in race between players and coaches. Minority coaches are disproportionately...

There are still very few jobs held by women in the NFL.

Sexism runs rampant in the NFL’s hiring practices

Emma Makin and Ruth Crawford April 14, 2022

Despite progessive moves allowing the incorporation of women in male-dominated spaces, the lack of female executives in the National Football League (NFL) is a constant issue in today’s society. There...

Survey of 44 CHS students from Dec. 20, 2021 to Dec. 23,2021.

Social media contributes to cyberbullying and school violence threats

Ryan Lemberger January 28, 2022

A stream of cyberbullying and school shooting threats on social media have recently caught the attention of school administrators across America. After a shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan,...

The Second Amendment has been highly debated with New Jersey’s gun control laws as an example of stopping gun violence. https://unsplash.com/license

Jumping the gun in Second Amendment debates

Joseph Wicke January 28, 2022

Gun control is one of the most highly debated topics in contemporary American politics. According to the website for New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys, gun laws are more restrictive here than in...

Comedians sometimes take their jokes too far with the use of offensive slurs. https://unsplash.com/license

Offensive comedy vs. dark humor

Francesco Thorik-Saboia and Carla Vreeland January 28, 2022

In 1972, comedian George Carlin changed stand-up comedy with just seven words. Carlin’s routine at the Milwaukee Music Festival, Summerfest, infamously titled “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,”...

Investigative journalism has shaped our countrys politics, but is declining with the digital age. https://unsplash.com/license

Investigative journalism’s decline

Mackenzie Prince January 28, 2022

As a result of the uptick in television news and social media, the number of consumers of physical newspapers has plummeted. This has caused many subsections of media to be cut back, such as product reviews,...

We’ve become too tired for us to “keep calm and carry on”

We’ve become too tired for us to “keep calm and carry on”

Lillian Chen and Carla Vreeland January 28, 2022

By high school, most have begun to break down the walls of perfection that our parents have spent our childhoods building, hiding us from the ugliness of the world. Though we may now recognize this ugliness,...

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