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Politicians, praise and publicity. What about the people?

OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PETE SOUZA - President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talk with local residents at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, which is serving as a shelter for those displaced by Hurricane Sandy, in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012.

November 12, 2012

By JULIE PRASCSAK Staff Writer “I have to give the President great credit. He’s been on the phone three times in the last 24 hours. He has been very attentive and anything that I’ve asked for, he’s gotten to me. So, I thank the President publicly for that. He’s done, as far as I’m concerned, a great job for New...

Analysis: We do not take advantage of electricity

BLOT PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO - The effects of Hurricane Sandy left over 2 million New Jersey households without power, leaving power companies PSE&G and JCP&L to clean up the mess.

November 9, 2012

By DARCY DARBIN Staff Writer As we know, Hurricane Sandy, the worst hurricane the Atlantic Ocean has seen, knocked out the power of nearly 2 million people in New Jersey just as Halloween approached. It closed the New York Stock Exchange for 2 days. Some people who have suffered without power would sa...

Wasteland Comic

October 24, 2012

Comic By SALLY BONIECKI STAFF CARTOONIST To view this comic at full size, please click the photo ...

Opinion: Debates leave third party voices unheard

October 24, 2012

By EMILY WOODS Staff Writer Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, was arrested on  Tuesday with her running mate after attempting to enter the presidential debate. Stein is on the ballot for 85% of the country, yet many registered voters don't know what she stands for. Our country's Bill of Rights...

Presidential debates not worth the time

October 24, 2012

By OLIVIA IANNONE Staff Writer On Monday night, I did something that singled me out from the ranks of the aspiring journalists of CHS. I arrived home at 8:30 pm, ate dinner, took a shower, did my homework, glanced at the presidential debate on my TV for a couple seconds and then went to bed. Maybe th...

Todd supporters too late

October 17, 2012

By OLIVIA IANNONE Staff Writer “I’m stuck. What’s left of me now? Nothing stops. I have nobody. I need someone. My name is Amanda Todd.” These sentences sound like they could either be the final lines of a suicide note or a last, desperate cry for help. Either way, when I tell you that t...

Hot Lists Leave Me Cold

January 12, 2012

By MIKE DESOCIO Photo Editor As a veteran “hot list “ member, I already knew how it felt to hear the rumor that took over my classroom this morning. Another list in the bathroom. I had one question, again – who was the author? To me, it was another prank to be shrugged off and forgotten. If the a...

Summer Reading

December 14, 2011

It is a beautiful August day; the sun is shining, your feet sink into the sand, and the ocean’s waves gently break in front of you. You reach for a water bottle from your bag, but your hand grabs something else- a book? Don’t get me wrong: I love to read. Especially on the beach; I can relax and let the book take me i...

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