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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....

Step out of the academic safety net

Step out of the academic safety net

Katherine Lombardi and Evan Kuo

March 9, 2020

Most high school students have to wait until their final year for the cushy benefits of “senioritis.” But sometimes at CHS, it strikes early. Easily-shifted deadlines may as well be advertised in the info sessions and complaining be included as part of the curriculum. When multiple classes’ tests overlap on th...

MCVSD: collaboration over competition

MCVSD: collaboration over competition

Katherine Lombardi and Evan Kuo

January 17, 2020

“At least we’re not MAST,” commented senior Emily Madeira of Howell on an @MonmouthCountyMemes Instagram post. Left in response to a post potraying CHS as “stupid,” especially in comparison to our fellow career academies, the remark quickly garnered over 30 likes from Madeira’s peers. The pos...

Spirit Week fosters animosity over unity

Spirit Week fosters animosity over unity

Evan Kuo and Katherine Lombardi

November 15, 2019

In a school where a supportive environment is touted as our trademark, a student-run event that fosters hostility and rivalry could seem out of place. Spirit Week may increase team spirit among classes, but too much competition can pit students against each other. We work hard and play hard, but when th...

Unhealthy comparison: a habit to be broken

Unhealthy comparison: a habit to be broken

Katherine Lombardi and Evan Kuo

September 13, 2019

For a school without rankings, CHS students create their own subtle methods of comparison and competition, arguably forgetting why CHS publishes no class rank in the first place. Through the guise of casual conversation, students pry for their peers’ grades to try and reduce concerns over their own ...

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...

Trump lashes out with government shutdown

Trump lashes out with government shutdown

January 25, 2019

Usually, when a child doesn’t get what they want, they throw a tantrum. Their parent reprimands them, and hopefully they learn. But, the issue arises when our president acts in the same manner: like a child who doesn’t get their way. He refuses to hear criticism and remains fixated on his idea for...

Include teens at the polls: young people deserve a say in local, federal elections

Include teens at the polls: young people deserve a say in local, federal elections

November 21, 2018

The best way to change the country isn’t complaining over social media, like many stereotypes teens as doing. Amidst school shootings, sexual assault allegations and racial injustices, teenagers are more politically active now than ever, according to The Associated Press. So, we have to include them....

Perfectionism doesn’t always spell perfection

Perfectionism doesn't always spell perfection

September 14, 2018

It’s no secret CHS is full of perfectionists. From freaking out if a poster isn’t perfectly straight to restarting a project with one minor flaw, perfection lurks behind every paper and deadline. At a school where anything below a 90 feels like a failure, it’s hard not to strive for perfect...

EICs say final farewell to The Inkblot News

EICs Izzy Cavazzoni and Courtney Kushnir look back on their time with The Inkblot.

June 15, 2018

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...

Monmouth County a beloved home for CHS students

EICs Izzy Cavazzoni and Courtney Kushnir look back on their time with The Inkblot.

May 4, 2018

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...

Gun control/school shootings

EICs Izzy Cavazzoni and Courtney Kushnir look back on their time with The Inkblot.

March 5, 2018

“If I Don’t Make it, I Love You.” Trapped inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb.14, a student texted a loved one while hiding from an active shooter. According to the New York Times, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students that day with a civilian version of a military assault...

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