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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Perfectionism doesnt 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...

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