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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 say final farewell to The Inkblot News

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

Monmouth County a beloved home for CHS students

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

Gun control/school shootings

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...

Political division builds tension in school, nation

Political division builds tension in school, nation

January 12, 2018

Nov. 9, 2016. Months of heated debate and speculation over the election culminated in one morning, a frenzy of students crying and friends consoling each other - or in sharp contrast - congratulating one another. Few faces seemed cheerful or content. As an outsider looking in, it appeared a terrible...

Always follow the “Work hard, play hard” motto, even after CHS

Always follow the “Work hard, play hard” motto, even after CHS

December 16, 2017

CHS students like to live by the motto “work hard, play hard.” Most of us know the importance of striking a balance between our academic, social and extracurricular endeavors. But once we leave the sheltered and structured environment of Communications High School and enter the world as college students,...

Outgoing EICs say final farewell

Outgoing EICs say final farewell

Julia Pardee and Sarah Lynch

August 23, 2017

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...

Sex ed deserves national standard

Sex ed deserves national standard

February 15, 2017

The Netherlands introduces sexual education for kids as young as age 4. Denmark has a “Spring Fever” week for kindergarteners to be introduced to sex ed policies. The United States  mandates sex and HIV education in only 21 of the 50 states, most of it introduced in middle and high school e...

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