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Trump lashes out with government shutdown

Trump lashes out with government shutdown

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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


Filed under Editorials

“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


Filed under Editorials

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


Filed under Editorials

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


Filed under Editorials

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


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

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...

Protests can help or hurt the cause

Protests can help or hurt the cause

December 23, 2016


Filed under Editorials

We’ve all seen it: “Keep your tiny hands off our rights.” “Free Melania.” “This baby would make a better President.” These phrases have adorned signs and Twitter feeds nationwide following the announcement of the 45th president-elect of the United States: Donald J. Trump. Since Nov....

Listen up, feds: Amnesty saves

Listen up, feds: Amnesty saves

November 13, 2016


Filed under Editorials

It takes 4,300 American teens’ lives annually. It’s illegal, yet the majority of high schoolers, including CHS students, have taken part. Underage drinking happens across the country. In a survey of 256 CHS students on Oct. 17, 56 percent reported having consumed alcohol in any sense, with 14 ...

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