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College debt proves undue burden on undergraduates

College debt proves undue burden on undergraduates

Izzy Cavazzoni

December 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

After sleepless nights, hundreds of coffees, countless extracurricular activities and copious amounts of standardized testing, you are accepted into your dream college – and you are thousands of dollars in debt. Punished for pursuing higher education, 60 percent of college graduates enter the w...

Why Michelle Obama is an ideal president

Why Michelle Obama is an ideal president

Sally Ehlers

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Fifty-eight percent of registered voters are dissatisfied with choosing between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election, according to a recent Washington Post/ABC News Poll. Honesty and reliability are considered necessary traits for a president, but according to another ...

Robin Hood: Occupier or Tea Partier?

Robin Hood: Occupier or Tea Partier?

Will Dean

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the past few years, a popular new ideology has emerged, preaching that certain programs be made free of charge, or at least be reduced in cost. The services include Denmark’s free healthcare system, Germany’s free colleges and Obama Phone free phones, as promoted by the Universal Service Fund...

A national criteria would work better for NHS

A national criteria would work better for NHS

Lauren Spiezia

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The life of an upperclassman has no shortage of stressors: harder classes, college applications and SATs, just to name a few. Not to mention, 58 percent of CHS upperclassmen have added National Honor Society membership to this list, said NHS adviser Justine Lane. Each NHS chapter within each school or distr...

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 ...

The Great Trumpkin

The Great Trumpkin

Emily Madeira

November 13, 2016


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

CHS students are the future

CHS students are the future

Maura DeRose

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whether you supported Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the most recent presidential election, everyone can agree that our country is facing many problems that need to be solved. Luckily, at Communications High School, we are the best students for the job. In the wake of Trump’s election, many Amer...

Syrian refugees should be welcome in the US

Syrian refugees should be welcome in the US

Alexis Colucci

November 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Following the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, approximately 11 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes, making it the most massive displacement of people in history, according to a 2016 report by Mercy Corps. Throughout its history, the United States has come to be a place of refuge for people...

The problem with the political divide

The problem with the political divide

Vaughn Battista

November 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

By the time you’re reading this, one of the two presidential candidates will have succeeded in his or her goals, and no matter who it is, many will be angry. This column is not about why you should support one of the candidates, but rather an issue that is getting more and more alarming – the polit...

The River Tour: from the perspective of a “Jersey Girl”

The River Tour: from the perspective of a “Jersey Girl”

Caroline Collins

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts, Opinion, Reviews

“The Boss.” He was born in Long Branch and grew up in Freehold. His kids graduated from the Ranney School. He is a regular at the Work Out World in Tinton Falls. We love him because he’s just like us. Bruce Springsteen released his breakout record “Born To Run” in 1975. Since then, all but one of hi...

The new cast of “Hamilton” doesn’t miss a beat

The new cast of “Hamilton” doesn’t miss a beat

Izzy Cavazzoni

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts, Opinion, Reviews

With 11 Tony Awards, one Pulitzer Prize for Drama and one Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016, it’s hard not to have heard of “Hamilton,” a revolutionary hip-hop musical starring the “Ten-dollar Founding Father,” Alexander Hamilton. Written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, ...

Black lives matter

Black lives matter

Zoe McDonnel

November 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

With over 40 million tweets, the #BlackLivesMatter activist movement has emerged as a major political force. The organization formed in 2012 after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s accused killer George Zimmerman was acquitted. Martin was black and unarmed, and subsequently, many people see Zimmerman’s a...

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