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CHS students are the future

CHS students are the future

Maura DeRose
November 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Whether you supported Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the most recent presidential election, everyone can agree that our country is facing many problems that need to be solved. Luckily, at Communications High School, we are the best students for the job. In the wake of Trump’s election, many Amer...

Syrian refugees should be welcome in the US

Syrian refugees should be welcome in the US

Alexis Colucci
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Following the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, approximately 11 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes, making it the most massive displacement of people in history, according to a 2016 report by Mercy Corps. Throughout its history, the United States has come to be a place of refuge for people...

The problem with the political divide

The problem with the political divide

Vaughn Battista
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

By the time you’re reading this, one of the two presidential candidates will have succeeded in his or her goals, and no matter who it is, many will be angry. This column is not about why you should support one of the candidates, but rather an issue that is getting more and more alarming – the polit...

The River Tour: from the perspective of a “Jersey Girl”

The River Tour: from the perspective of a “Jersey Girl”

Caroline Collins
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Opinion, Reviews

“The Boss.” He was born in Long Branch and grew up in Freehold. His kids graduated from the Ranney School. He is a regular at the Work Out World in Tinton Falls. We love him because he’s just like us. Bruce Springsteen released his breakout record “Born To Run” in 1975. Since then, all but one of hi...

The new cast of “Hamilton” doesn’t miss a beat

The new cast of “Hamilton” doesn’t miss a beat

Izzy Cavazzoni
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Opinion, Reviews

With 11 Tony Awards, one Pulitzer Prize for Drama and one Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016, it’s hard not to have heard of “Hamilton,” a revolutionary hip-hop musical starring the “Ten-dollar Founding Father,” Alexander Hamilton. Written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, ...

Black lives matter

Black lives matter

Zoe McDonnel
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

With over 40 million tweets, the #BlackLivesMatter activist movement has emerged as a major political force. The organization formed in 2012 after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s accused killer George Zimmerman was acquitted. Martin was black and unarmed, and subsequently, many people see Zimmerman’s a...

Women judged unfairly for sexuality

Women judged unfairly for sexuality

Maria Maroko
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In the world of politics, one thing is clear – if you’re a woman, your sexuality can and will be used against you, regardless of its relevance to your argument. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went on a late-night Twitter rant Sept. 30 about Alicia Machado, the former winner of the M...

Why I’m Not with Him

Why I’m Not with Him

Courtney Kushnir
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In this election, it seems a voter faces the decision between the lesser of two evils: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Both candidates have their flaws, certainly. But I think that when it comes down to it, Trump is the more flawed of the two. Trump has no government experience. As Clinton p...

Free the nipple or don’t

Free the nipple or don’t

Allie Kuo
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

To my fellow females – may your breasts be unbridled by underwire and your nipples be free. No, I am not a nudist. I am simply a bra-to-bralette convert who believes that if you’re comfortable enough to ditch the structured shape of a padded bra for its lacy, unlined counterpart, or even for n...

Why I’m Not With Her

Why I’m Not With Her

William Dean
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I would like to preface this article with the following statement: I am not pro-Trump. Even so, this does not take away from the fact that Hillary Clinton is also a terrible candidate: She’s a compulsive liar. When it comes to telling lies, Mrs. Clinton has quite the résumé. For example, when the bodies of t...

Students weigh in on current issues in mock debate

Students weigh in on current issues in mock debate

Neil Estrada, Colin Martin and Jack Hester
November 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As we get closer to the 2016 Presidential Election with each passing day, things get more and more chaotic. With all of the controversy and debates regarding the leading candidates (Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump) it can be difficult to judge the their policies and their merit. We have held a Q&a...

Precollege is worth the extra cash

Precollege is worth the extra cash

Andrew Wang
September 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

By the end of March 2015, now over one year ago, the total student loan debt in the United States had risen to $1.2 trillion according to the Federal Reserve, and has only continued to grow from there. For many of America's graduating high school students, college is no longer just an option for the futu...

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