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Christmas season starts too early

By Phoebe Drummond

January 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The line “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” has gone through an extreme revolution since originally sang in 1951. Then, the Christmas buzz began when snow banks coated streets and the temperature was low. People used to have the patience to struggle through other fall holidays, such...

OPINION: Gentrification

Emileigh Evan

January 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Gentrification is officially defined as “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.” Some refer to it as “urban-colonization,” where the rich come in and those who had been living...

School wide field trip was enjoyable for some, boring for others

Dylan Josephson and Patrick Taylor

December 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

This Tuesday Nov. 24, all of CHS, or all who handed in permission slips, boarded their assigned buses and took off for Two River Theater in Red Bank. As students and faculty arrived, the cast of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was busy preparing for the show, leaving time for an introduction...

New studio could revive Broadcast Club

New studio could revive Broadcast Club

September 17, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An entire summer and $1.5 million later, CHS has seen its first new TV studio since the school opened in 2000. Decked out with three cameras, a fresh green screen and a renovated control room, the new TV station is a wonder. This is great, especially for the TV kids who have been waiting for a telep...

Senator or superstar?

Senator or superstar?

Julie Alter

September 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Would you rather meet a senator or a superstar? I’ll give you some time to think. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is running for president. The businessman, author and entertainer has invaded our televisions and social networks with bombastic speeches and giant ideas. While it may seem laughable to a local...

OPINION: Girls and Villains

June 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

By SALLY BONIECKI - In the midst of an upswing of blockbuster movie and TV show success, there lies a small question: why do so many girls like the villains? From Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Loki to “Hannibal”’s Dr. Lecter, women are flocking together in support of these criminals. While men’s...

‘Maternity Leave’

April 3, 2015


Filed under Cartoons

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Taylor Swift’s transition to pop

Taylor Swift’s transition to pop

January 13, 2015


Filed under Arts, Opinion

BY COURNEY KUSHNIR - By now I’m sure you’ve heard that singer/songwriter Taylor Swift has completely broken up with country music and has started a new and full time relationship with pop. For better or for worse, loyal Swift fans like myself have committed to sticking with Taylor through all of...

Opinion: Winter Break Reflections

Opinion: Winter Break Reflections

January 12, 2015


Filed under News, Opinion

BY ANNIE DIAZ - The holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year, that time of year where it is impossible to find parking. Call it what you will but most everyone takes part in it in one way or another. With nine in 10 Americans celebrating Christmas, according to a poll by newsmax.com, it’s...

Opinion: Immigration Policy

Opinion: Immigration Policy

January 12, 2015


Filed under News, Opinion

BY SOPHIA BONIECKI - It seems like the person who follows the rules always gets the short end of the stick these days, and with President Obama’s new immigration policy, those who break the rules have it easier than those who don’t. President Obama recently announced a new policy that did not...

Opinion: New year, same reasons to grant Ferguson indictment

Opinion: New year, same reasons to grant Ferguson indictment

January 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

BY CAYLA HARRIS - Former N.Y. Chief Judge Sol Wachtler once famously said that a prosecutor could persuade a grand jury to “indict a ham sandwich.” But St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch couldn’t do just that in the grand jury prosecution of white police officer Darren Wilson for the Aug....

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