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Automation: a blessing in disguise for the unemployed

In the summertime, badge-checking is a popular job amongst teenagers. But this job may soon become obsolete due to increased technology.

Ryan Swanson

June 20, 2019

It’s 2040. Kids around the world are dead broke, and at no fault of their own. Work just simply doesn’t exist. The “summer job” has become an obsolete novelty, ground under the boot of economic progress because a piece of machinery can do their jobs slightly more efficiently than they could eve...

Billionaires waste money on Notre Dame reconstruction

According to the Washington Post, an estimated $835 million had been offered to save the cathedral in one week alone, and the amount continues to climb.
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Madison Vigdor

June 20, 2019

Not too long after a fire ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral on Apr. 15, billionaires virtually threw their money at its burnt remains. Businessman Francois-Henri Pinault started the trend with his donation of $112 million and was followed by a chain of egotistical magnates, some investing up to three time...

Body image pressure rises in the summer

Social media engulfs teens with unrealistic standards for their bodies and leaves them expecting  what society calls a “summer body.”
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Emily Toro

June 20, 2019

As summer nears, teens begin swiping through social media feeds to find photoshopped models in custom-fit bathing suits.  Social media engulfs teens with unrealistic standards for their bodies and leaves them expecting  what society calls a “summer body.”  Senior Amanda DiBenedetto of O...

Don’t get “tide” down by beach fees

As outlined in the long-standing Public Trust Doctrine, the public holds the right to use the resources of shorelines between high and low tide lines, regardless of private ownership.
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Sally Ehlers

June 20, 2019

The feeling of warm sand between your toes, the cool gusts of briny air as the waves crash, the giggles of children as squabbling seagulls fly overhead. Nothing compares to the ideal summer at the Jersey Shore.  But, unfortunately, beach access is not free to all, so neither is this vision of summerti...

EICs say final farewell to The Inkblot News

EICs say final farewell to The Inkblot News

June 20, 2019

“Hoo, Boy.” That was our first group chat name, and it described our first issue. It came from a crossword clue on Alexis’s newspaper hat, and encompassed our entire Inkblot experience. The honor to serve as co-EICs went quicker than anticipated, but we tried to leave a lasting impression thro...

Lack of political inclusivity at CHS furthers the divide

An Inkblot survey of 91 CHS students from May 21 to May 31 found that 57.6 percent identified somewhat or very liberal  while only 23.9 percent considered themselves conservatives in any way. 
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William Dean

June 20, 2019

Communications High School has a problem. It isn’t inclusive enough. It does its best to be inclusive to the LGBT community, women and ethnic minorities, but fails to reciprocate inclusiveness for another minority: conservatives.  An Inkblot survey of 91 CHS students from May 21 to May 31 found...

Private education is not necessary for a successful career

According to CNBC, top-rated universities like Harvard, Princeton, and Yale universities hit record-low acceptance rates ranging from 4.5% to 5.9%. With these changes comes a rise in costs and therefore a new record in student loan debt.
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Eli Tapia

June 20, 2019

 As their high school career comes to an end, most students are faced with the decision of how to continue their education. Students fight for a spot in the college of their dreams at whatever cost. But buying a degree from a prestigious university has become more valued than a well-rounded education. ...

Consider the dangers before dieting

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 95 percent of all dieters regain their lost weight in one to five years.
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Kaitlyn Hammond

May 10, 2019

“Lose 24 pounds in 3 weeks!” is a very real and very scary headline. All over the internet, unrealistic clickbait ads target society’s pursuit of perfection. Since society thinks only those with the flattest stomachs are built to succeed, it’s hard to avoid dieting culture. In a 2011 s...

Politicians need to regain control over big food companies

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Caroline Monaghan

May 10, 2019

Think of the last thing you ate or drank today. Whether it be from the cafeteria or your pantry, Wawa or a vending machine, there is a good chance that one of ten companies manufactured it. These ten companies – Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British F...

Exercise is a necessary ingredient for a successful diet

Out of 107 students surveyed, 38.3 percent
 have tried a specific diet.
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Sally Ehlers

May 10, 2019

As the obesity epidemic spirals in America, the desire for a thin shape escalates as well. As a result, diets are more popular than ever before. According to The Washington Post, 45 million Americans started diets in 2018. In fact, starting a diet and losing weight are two of the most common New Year...

Climate changes under AOC

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator  Ed Markey speak at the Capital Building during February 2019.

Vaughn Battista

May 10, 2019

The year is 2050. Some see a 100 percent renewable energy America, with zero net emissions, an environmentalist’s dream. Others see an economy in ruin, with a nation even deeper in debt and America’s essential industries destroyed. These are the potential consequences of a Green New Deal. The Gre...

Free college’s true price: decreases quality of education

Survey of 107 students from March 27 to April 11, 2019.

Ryan Swanson

May 10, 2019

Bernie Sanders’ proposal to make public college tuition free seems appealing to college applicants. But in America’s search for a better education and a better system, lawmakers need to understand that by taking the price tag off of college, they risk destroying the value that it has to offer. ...

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