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Social media activism could have unintended consequences

Social media activism could have unintended consequences
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
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
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
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
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
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 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...

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...

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...

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