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Don’t get “tide” down by beach fees

Don’t get “tide” down by beach fees

Sally Ehlers

June 20, 2019

The feeling of warm sand between your toes, the cool gusts of briny air as the waves crash, the giggles of children as squabbling seagulls fly overhead. Nothing compares to the ideal summer at the Jersey Shore.  But, unfortunately, beach access is not free to all, so neither is this vision of summerti...

EICs say final farewell to The Inkblot News

EICs say final farewell to The Inkblot News

June 20, 2019

“Hoo, Boy.” That was our first group chat name, and it described our first issue. It came from a crossword clue on Alexis’s newspaper hat, and encompassed our entire Inkblot experience. The honor to serve as co-EICs went quicker than anticipated, but we tried to leave a lasting impression thro...

Lack of political inclusivity at CHS furthers the divide

Lack of political inclusivity at CHS furthers the divide

William Dean

June 20, 2019

Communications High School has a problem. It isn’t inclusive enough. It does its best to be inclusive to the LGBT community, women and ethnic minorities, but fails to reciprocate inclusiveness for another minority: conservatives.  An Inkblot survey of 91 CHS students from May 21 to May 31 found...

Private education is not necessary for a successful career

Private education is not necessary for a successful career

Eli Tapia

June 20, 2019

 As their high school career comes to an end, most students are faced with the decision of how to continue their education. Students fight for a spot in the college of their dreams at whatever cost. But buying a degree from a prestigious university has become more valued than a well-rounded education. ...

Consider the dangers before dieting

Consider the dangers before dieting

Kaitlyn Hammond

May 10, 2019

“Lose 24 pounds in 3 weeks!” is a very real and very scary headline. All over the internet, unrealistic clickbait ads target society’s pursuit of perfection. Since society thinks only those with the flattest stomachs are built to succeed, it’s hard to avoid dieting culture. In a 2011 s...

Politicians need to regain control over big food companies

Politicians need to regain control over big food companies

Caroline Monaghan

May 10, 2019

Think of the last thing you ate or drank today. Whether it be from the cafeteria or your pantry, Wawa or a vending machine, there is a good chance that one of ten companies manufactured it. These ten companies – Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British F...

Exercise is a necessary ingredient for a successful diet

Exercise is a necessary ingredient for a successful diet

Sally Ehlers

May 10, 2019

As the obesity epidemic spirals in America, the desire for a thin shape escalates as well. As a result, diets are more popular than ever before. According to The Washington Post, 45 million Americans started diets in 2018. In fact, starting a diet and losing weight are two of the most common New Year...

Climate changes under AOC

Climate changes under AOC

Vaughn Battista

May 10, 2019

The year is 2050. Some see a 100 percent renewable energy America, with zero net emissions, an environmentalist’s dream. Others see an economy in ruin, with a nation even deeper in debt and America’s essential industries destroyed. These are the potential consequences of a Green New Deal. The Gre...

Free college’s true price: decreases quality of education

Free college’s true price: decreases quality of education

Ryan Swanson

May 10, 2019

Bernie Sanders’ proposal to make public college tuition free seems appealing to college applicants. But in America’s search for a better education and a better system, lawmakers need to understand that by taking the price tag off of college, they risk destroying the value that it has to offer. ...

Attention spans shrink as technology use expands

Attention spans shrink as technology use expands

Sally Ehlers

May 10, 2019

Stop reading this and look around. Whether you are eating lunch or sitting on the bus, it is likely that at least one person near you is looking at their smartphone. They stare into the unnatural glow of the screen in front of them, not fully aware of what is happening around them. As daily techn...

Prom season places social equality at risk

Prom season places social equality at risk

Tess Rempel

May 10, 2019

The season of promposals, Instagram posts and shopping has begun in a rite of passage for all teenage girls: prom. From buying dresses to posting on social media, modern prom rituals send damaging messages about the value of conventional beauty, sexism and class. Modeled after a formal ball for the elite to...

Forbes awards Jenner for inheritance

Forbes awards Jenner for inheritance

Madison Vigdor

May 10, 2019

When Forbes placed Kylie Jenner on the cover of its magazine for its America’s Richest Self-Made Women list last July, it was a slap in the face to all entrepreneurs and aspiring businesswomen in the country. Although Forbes defined a self-made person as "someone who built a company or established ...

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