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Xenophobia is contagious amid pandemic

COVID-19 is now a global pandemic affecting 136 countries, and China has had no new reported cases of COVID-19. Currently, Italy has 74,386 reported cases and 7,503 deaths (Business Insider). These numbers are double that of China, but no extreme racism or xenophobia is shown towards Italian-American citizens.
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Maggie Schneider

May 8, 2020

Since the founding of the United States, our country has been characterized by extreme racism, xenophobia, hatred, and bigotry. From the original slaughter of indigenous people to the mass enslavement of African and Mediterranean people to our present-day society where we have detention centers at th...

Multiple leadership positions are not a cause for concern

Multiple leadership positions are not a cause for concern

Katherine Lombardi and Evan Kuo

May 8, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have drastically changed how CHS is choosing their next generation of leaders, one thing remains the same: the school is full of talented and dedicated individuals. With such driven students, every spring sparks a competitiveness within every club or council election....

Promposals are not always celebrated

Class of 2019 members Katherine Jemas and Kyle Wheeler at the 2019 CHS fashion show, where Wheeler 'promposed' to Jemas

Jordan Durkin and Heather Griffin

May 8, 2020

Prom is one of the highlights of the school year for many high school girls. They fantasize about their dresses, hairstyles, shoes and everything in between. The only thing left to complete their night is the perfect date. In recent years, the “promposal” concept has grown in popularity with teens....

Construction begins on new drainage ditch swimming pool

Construction crews are beginning to convert this drainage ditch into a tiny swimming pool.

Evan Kuo

May 8, 2020

*This article is satirical* Over the past year, constant construction has been no stranger to CHS students. With workers moving in and out of the building to repair everything from the flooded floor to the leaking roof, the school has been playing catch-up with the aging building. But finally, th...

Student opts for getting upset over someone else parking in their spot in desperate attempt to find problems in her life

Yesterday, the Communications community learned what it was like for one of their own to experience a first-hand tragedy, when senior Kelly Buchnan of Spring Lake lost her parking spot to another student.
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Katherine Lombardi

May 8, 2020

*This article is satirical* Yesterday, the Communications community learned what it was like for one of their own to experience a first-hand tragedy, when senior Kelly Buchnan of Spring Lake lost her parking spot to another student. The latter student cannot be named due the Inkblot’s policy of n...

Letter tolen from “MCV D”, cau ing much confu ion

On May 5, the iconic “MCVSD” sign was vandalized when an unknown criminal stole the “S” from the sign.

Evan Kuo

May 8, 2020

*This article is satirical* On May 5, just like every other morning , Principal James Gleason drove into the CHS parking lot and parked his car. Something immediately felt wrong, but he couldn’t put his finger on it. But when he stepped outside and looked at the building’s front facade, he nearly fell ov...

CHS making strides for diversity in club councils

The 2019-2020 SGA council, which is predominantly male.

Katherine Lombardi

May 8, 2020

*This article is satirical* For a school that’s held a C+ in diversity on Niche.com for thirty straight years, despite only existing for twenty, hope and improvement is on the way. A new study on CHS club activity during the 2019-2020 revealed that despite males only making up 48% of the student po...

School diversity ratings helped by pictures of minorities on computers

An independent survey of the ubiquitous “Open Lab” users found that nearly 30% of desktop backgrounds had a picture of a humorous-looking black or Asian man.
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Evan Kuo

May 8, 2020

*This article is satirical* Though heralded for excellent academics and abundant extracurricular opportunities, Communications High School always falls short in one regard: diversity. Every year, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) evaluates high schools on their diversity ratings, whi...

Boy who wore women’s wig during Lip Sync to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

A sophomore boy dances with his class during the 2019 Lip Sync. He is not wearing a wig, but imagine if he was? It would be so hilarious.

Katherine Lombardi

May 8, 2020

*This article is satirical* Move over Blue Ribbon. CHS will soon have a new accolade to decorate the front hallway trophy case. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that junior Dylan Miller of West Long Branch will be joining the leagues of Dave Chappelle and Eddie Mur...

Teenage objectification normalizes sexual harassment

According to The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network,
females aged 16 to 19 are 4 times more likely than the general
population to be victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault.

Brigid McCarthy

May 8, 2020

I was twelve years old when I heard my first whistle. The summer before seventh grade, I was growing into a teenage body but still unaware of what could be taken away from me. When I heard that whistle from a strange older boy, followed by a “compliment” regarding the alleged fullness of my derr...

Oversimplifying depression leads to harmful stigmas

According to Psychology Today, professional treatment helped depressed people feel better in nearly 80% of cases.
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Vaughn Battista

May 8, 2020

Due to the increased awareness of the rising mental health crisis, there have been many efforts aimed at alleviating the depression and stress prevalent in both high schoolers and adults. While these can be largely beneficial, some with no scientific background, such as life coaches and social media i...

Disadvantages of online learning outweigh its benefits

Erin Wheeler’s Chemistry class completes virtual worksheets after adapting to remote learning. All
Communications High School courses transitioned online on Monday, March 16, and will continue indefinitely.

Tess Rempel

May 8, 2020

During a digital age in which anything is possible, many students are enrolling in online classes and studying from home. Some do it in  order to advance their careers while furthering their education, whereas others only learn online temporarily  to obtain their degree while avoiding a global health ...

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