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Stormy Daniels scandal and its possible effects on the President

Stormy Daniels scandal and its possible effects on the President

Maria Maroko

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In 2006, prior to Donald Trump’s presidential bid, Trump had sexual relations with adult film actress Stormy Daniels. While scandalous, the relationship was consensual. But it occurred during Trump’s marriage to his wife Melania, which prompted the label of infidelity toward Trump and made it a mora...

Mother’s Day continues to be the more prominent holiday

Mother’s Day continues to be the more prominent holiday

Tess Rempel

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every year, people all around the world celebrate their mothers and fathers, each for one day, to commemorate their roles in parenthood and recognize the bond between parent and child. But, society should regard Mother’s Day higher than Father’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation,...

Artificial intelligence needs more regulation

Artificial intelligence needs more regulation

Caroline Monaghan

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Self-driving cars, thermostats that learn your heating and cooling needs and digital personal assistants: welcome to the multi-billion dollar industry of artificial intelligence (AI). Nearly 50 years before Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, scientists began to explore the potential of AI, ...

Kanye West gets cash through controversy

Kanye West gets cash through controversy

Vaughn Battista

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

From leading the rap industry to falling into debt, Kanye West is no stranger to publicity. Recently, his latest statements resulted in large amounts of criticism. On April 25, West expressed his support for President Donald Trump and other right wingers on Twitter. Later, during a TMZ interview, West sa...

More than cows are at “steak” here

More than cows are at “steak” here

Tess Rempel

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Since the 20th century, the public has viewed veganism as an extreme fad geared more toward hippies and activists than everyday people. Meat-free options were neither convenient nor palatable, but over time, this has changed. Now more than ever, it is necessary to consider and support the veganism moveme...

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...

Girls face double standard in relationship age gap

Girls face double standard in relationship age gap

Lauren Spiezia

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Half your age plus seven. For years, this has been the benchmark to answer the question “how big is too big of an age gap in a relationship?” According to The Independent, the saying dates back to 1901, written in a book by French author Max O’Rell, and was featured in the 1951 play “The Moon is...

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Sarah McNey

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For decades, schools have used grading systems to measure students’ proficiencies. If a student receives an A, they’re considered outstanding. But if they receive an F, they are – as the letter implies – a failure. With a reputation as the “best and brightest of Monmouth County,” many ...

Teens escape from political discussion

Teens escape from political discussion

Mia Gallo

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Conversations at Thanksgiving dinner tables, school lunch tables and work break rooms have all seemed to be missing one important topic: politics. Due to the seemingly scandalous White House and many Americans counting down the days until the 2020 Presidential Election, The Washington Post says that y...

Value in liberal arts degrees

Value in liberal arts degrees

Sally Ehlers

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Tech controls the world. Go into STEM. Liberal arts degrees leave you broke. We have all heard such advice, but it is far from true. The working world finds liberal arts degrees essential for success. A Cornell University study revealed that those with liberal arts majors are more satisfied than their c...

Memes benefit teens

Memes benefit teens

Katherine Lombardi

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The rise in popularity of the internet in the late 20th and 21st centuries has brought on a social phenomena: memes. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a meme is an amusing or interesting item, such as a captioned picture or video, spread widely online. From Grumpy Cat to Savage Patr...

DACA benefits the economy

DACA benefits the economy

Evan Kuo

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In a political climate wrapped up in fear and rhetoric about illegal immigration, it can help to take a step back and see both sides of the story. In 2012, President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program. It protects people who illegally immigrated into the cou...

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