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Many jobs during the school year: more stress than money

Tess Rempel

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The dawn of a new school year often makes students think about which activities outside of school are really worth their time. According to CentSaiAdulting.com, 4.7 million teenagers consider a job to be worth this time. But is having more than one job really a valuable use of a student’s time? Working...

Columbus Day should not be a federal holiday

Columbus Day should not be a federal holiday

Caroline Monaghan

October 12, 2017


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Though Columbus Day grants us another day to sleep in, it is a holiday that detracts from American beliefs. Celebrating a man that enslaved, murdered and exploited natives is neither patriotic nor honorable. Christopher Columbus was an Italian-born explorer who is mistakenly known for landing on America...

Bennies help build the shore

Bennies help build the shore

Lauren Spiezia

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Summer at the Jersey Shore is marked by pork roll sandwiches, an overload of sunscreen and the inevitable beach traffic. From Memorial Day weekend to the final days of summer, tourists from inland New Jersey and out of state visitors flock to towns along the coast; as a result, locals have labeled t...

Teens experience peer pressure through technology

Teens experience peer pressure through technology

Caroline Monaghan

September 15, 2017


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The pressure we feel comes from much more than solely our peers. TV shows, movies and social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram create internal pressure for teenagers. But peer pressure is not a constant negative, nor does it function the way one sees in the movies. The National Center on Addiction and Substan...

To reduce stress, use mindfulness and try meditation techniques

To reduce stress, use mindfulness and try meditation techniques

September 15, 2017


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Here at CHS, students have the opportunity to practice mindfulness and meditation in  small ways during school.The monthly Loo Review touches on ways for students to take stock of their mental health. Students are also invited to visit meditation sessions before exams and are encouraged to talk free...

College visits are crucial for students

Lauren Spiezia

September 15, 2017


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The high school upperclassman is no stranger to a bombardment of letters and emails from colleges with pleas to schedule a campus visit. Information sessions and tours are advertised as ways to connect with a school and its admission staff personally, an important experience that can greatly impact a stude...

Trump’s transgender ban: An unfair deal for those willing to serve

Trump’s transgender ban: An unfair deal for those willing to serve

Caroline Monaghan

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

From when women were allowed to serve in 1917, to when military segregation ended in 1948,  to when gays were accepted in 2011, America has progressed greatly in terms of who is allowed to serve in the military. But the country is taking a step back under President Trump’s administration. On July 26,...

Outgoing EICs say final farewell

Outgoing EICs say final farewell

Julia Pardee and Sarah Lynch

August 23, 2017


Filed under Editorials

From an eight-page high school newspaper to a Sunday edition of “The New York Times,” every publication starts with the same foundation: a single blot of ink. Something so elementary and insignificant has the power to push boundaries, incite emotion and evoke discussion and contemplation. The...

Mental health coverage is a necessity

Mental health coverage is a necessity

Lauren Spiezia

May 16, 2017


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Hundreds of insurance companies around the country have broken a law for nearly ten years. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires American insurance providers to create limitations on the amount of money offered for the coverage of mental health benefits. Despite the implementation,...

Nationalism should not always have a negative connotation

Nationalism should not always have a negative connotation

Will Dean

May 14, 2017


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A spectre is haunting America — the spectre of nationalism. As citizens of this new age, we have been told that if a people become loyal and devoted to their nation, they become nationalists. The word stirs up memories of Nazi Germany and the Confederate South, both of which are blots on human histor...

Spirituality cleanses the mind, body and spirit

Spirituality cleanses the mind, body and spirit

Lauren Spiezia

May 9, 2017


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Spirituality – a green juice cleanse for the mind, body and soul. The term is a broad one, meant to encompass a variety of definitions and applications. Online medicine forum Addmeaningtolife.com defines spirituality as a “inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his/her being.”...

Students would reap the benefits of school choice

Students would reap the benefits of school choice

Will Dean

May 8, 2017


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Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Secretary of Education on Feb. 7 in a 51-50 Senate vote. DeVos is an avid proponent of school choice, a controversial topic which focuses on how money for education should be allocated. The closeness of the vote shows just how divided America is on the t...

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