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Obama’s legacy is filled with failures and lies

Obama’s legacy is filled with failures and lies

Will Dean
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The day is Jan. 20, 2009. Barack Obama has just been sworn in as president, making history as the first African American to do so. Americans and people across the world are filled with hope and excitement for change. This feeling was short-lived, as nearly every promise Obama made was broken soon af...

Russian hacking affected the US election

Russian hacking affected the US election

Colin Martin
March 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The United States Director of National Intelligence released a report concluding that Russia had interfered with the 2016 presidential election in the United States on Jan. 6, 2017. The report states that Russian hackers, who were likely affiliated with their government, deliberately hacked and leake...

Trump’s wall will never be built

Trump’s wall will never be built

Sally Ehlers
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Ever since Donald Trump was elected as our president, citizens have been wondering about his plan to build a wall on the border separating the United States and Mexico. While some contemplate whether or not a wall would prevent illegal immigrants from entering our country, others simply question whether ...

Marijuana should be legalized nationally

Marijuana should be legalized nationally

Courtney Kushnir
February 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Ever since I was in middle school, I was told that marijuana was bad. That it was a gateway drug. That using it would inevitably lead someone, even myself, to a life of crime and bath-salts-induced rage sprees. And for a long time, I believed just that. But it isn’t as simple as I once thought. ...

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...

War of the Roses: Two Inkblotters hash out their thoughts on Feb. 14

War of the Roses: Two Inkblotters hash out their thoughts on Feb. 14

Sally Ehlers and Dylan Josephson
February 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

By SALLY EHLERS  Love. Every February the idea of love and romance flourishes in the air around us. Hearts full of chocolates fill stores, cute cards line the shelves and waves of red and pink crash upon our lives. Once Feb. 14 comes around, partners become anxious and worried because they don...

Students march for women’s rights in D.C, NYC and Asbury Park

Students march for women’s rights in D.C, NYC and Asbury Park

Zoe McDonnell, Allie Kuo, Courtney Kushnir, and Caroline Savage
February 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Photo Slideshows, Showcase

Four CHS students attended Women's Marches in Washington D.C., New York, N.Y. and Asbury Park, N.J. and shared their varied experiences. Junior Zoe McDonnell of Middletown – Washington D.C. “We will not go away, welcome to your first day!” I, along with over 1 million others, chanted as we marched down ...

Chinese New Year is still exciting as a teen

Chinese New Year is still exciting as a teen

Allie Kuo
January 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When I was younger, Chinese New Year really meant two things to me: red envelopes and traditional Chinese cake. Although I never knew when exactly the holiday was since the date is based on the lunar calendar, the telltale signs occurred when my parents would set out a tower of clementines for good...

New Year’s resolutions don’t work

New Year’s resolutions don’t work

Alexis Colucci
January 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When New Year’s Eve arrives and people start making resolutions, most aim for a long-term goal. We tell ourselves this year we’ll kick a bad habit, get more organized or improve our health. Then, the end of January rolls around. By then, we are back where we started, and sometimes we even regress o...

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....

Anti-Trump protests are not pointless exhibits

Anti-Trump protests are not pointless exhibits

Caroline Savage
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In the early hours of Nov. 9, Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States. Almost immediately, protests formed across the country in cities like New York, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press. But conservatives were quick to denounce the...

Android has benefits, Apple lacks

Android has benefits, Apple lacks

Sally Ehlers
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The amount of variety in smartphones is overwhelming, even unbelievable, but Apple conquers the industry. As an owner of an Android, I am often questioned about my choice. “Do you wish you had an iPhone?” they ask. “Why would you buy an Android?” No, I do not want an iPhone. Apple pr...

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