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School breaks cater toward Christianity

School breaks cater toward Christianity

Lillian Chen and Carla Vreeland April 14, 2022

With spring break approaching for schools nationwide, many students are preparing for a week of relaxation away from school. Some are anticipating the observation of a religious holiday, such as Passover...

We’ve become too tired for us to “keep calm and carry on”

We’ve become too tired for us to “keep calm and carry on”

Lillian Chen and Carla Vreeland January 28, 2022

By high school, most have begun to break down the walls of perfection that our parents have spent our childhoods building, hiding us from the ugliness of the world. Though we may now recognize this ugliness,...

Gossip takes on many forms as scandal strikes

Gossip takes on many forms as scandal strikes

Lillian Chen and Carla Vreeland November 24, 2021

For the last year and a half we’ve worn masks, fighting against the plague-like nature of COVID-19, but even social distancing and online schooling have not successfully fought against the plague-like...

Hyper-competitive CHS culture is harmful to students

Hyper-competitive CHS culture is harmful to students

Lillian Chen and Carla Vreeland September 17, 2021

Most eighth graders are not applying to CHS for the honors-level courses, but rather the specialized classes and welcoming environment. Still, it’s inevitable that those who pass the MCVSD entrance exam...

EICs bid last farewell to The Inkblot News

EICs bid last farewell to The Inkblot News

Madison Beekman and Liam Umbs June 17, 2021

To say that this year was a struggle would be an understatement. At the time when we were thrown into this position, the only school news we had was that there was no way we’d be returning to finish...

As of March 12, 2021,
29,286,142 people have contracted coronavirus in the U.S., and 530,821 people have died. 19.3% of the U.S. population, and 22.1% of New Jersey’s, has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

One year later: reflecting on life during COVID-19

Madison Beekman and Liam Umbs March 12, 2021

March 13, 2020, was the day all of our lives changed — though none of us realized it at the time. We were told that due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus, school would be conducted...

Guidelines are necessary to help end the pandemic

Guidelines are necessary to help end the pandemic

Madison Beekman and Liam Umbs January 19, 2021

On Thursday, Jan. 7, 4,194 people died from the coronavirus in the United States, surpassing 4,000 for the first time and setting a new record high. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the United States beat that record,...

Social media activism could have unintended consequences

Social media activism could have unintended consequences

Madison Beekman and Liam Umbs October 9, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, more than 28 million took to Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms to share a black square as part of the #BlackOutTuesday movement as a means of showing solidarity against...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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