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Protect the First Amendment from Donald Trump’s wrath

Protect the First Amendment from Donald Trump’s wrath

Courtney Kushnir
September 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The media always must remain cautious and conscientious of how they cover politics, especially during an election year. But this year, Donald Trump has changed the game. As an aspiring journalist, I am frightened by Trump’s attitude toward and treatment of the media. To the general public, it m...

A tale of two Inkblotters: What we learned behind the paper

A tale of two Inkblotters: What we learned behind the paper

June 17, 2016
Filed under Editorials

Horace Greeley, a 19th-century editor of the New York Tribune, once said that “Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you’re at it.” And that’s what journalism does for me. This practice is a strange one. It’s a stress-builder and a time-consumer, but it’s also the ...

Dear Hollywood, It’s time to leave whitewashing in the past

Ebenezer Shim
June 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Apparently, people of color (POC) can’t even be guaranteed typecasted roles anymore. The recent casting of white actress Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in the film “Doctor Strange” has sparked a heated campaign and discussion about whitewashing in the entertainment industry led by the Asian comm...

Gender-neutral bathrooms would bring acceptance

Gender-neutral bathrooms would bring acceptance

May 17, 2016
Filed under Editorials

In December 2015, one of Cherry Hill East High School’s faculty bathrooms got some new signage. The school, located in Cherry Hill, N.J., was the first in its district to implement a gender-neutral bathroom, according to the Courier Post’s Matt Flowers. It’s not a new concept. Rutgers University...

Your New New Years Resolutions

Your New New Years Resolutions

Caroline Collins
February 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

January lasted almost as long as Kanye’s friendship with Taylor Swift. Remember that? Neither do I. And chances are your New Year’s resolutions probably also departed with the first month of the year. It’s the end of February — i.e., the season in which gym populations are on the decline, "The Bache...

CHS students react to the deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman

Caroline Savage
January 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The death of 69-year-old singer and pop culture icon David Bowie last Sunday, Jan. 10 affected the lives of many CHS students, as did the death of 69-year-old actor Alan Rickman just a few days later on Jan. 14. Bowie, who had released his album “Blackstar” just two days earlier, died of liver...

Christmas season starts too early

By Phoebe Drummond
January 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The line “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” has gone through an extreme revolution since originally sang in 1951. Then, the Christmas buzz began when snow banks coated streets and the temperature was low. People used to have the patience to struggle through other fall holidays, such...

OPINION: Gentrification

Emileigh Evan
January 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Gentrification is officially defined as “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.” Some refer to it as “urban-colonization,” where the rich come in and those who had been living...

School wide field trip was enjoyable for some, boring for others

Dylan Josephson and Patrick Taylor
December 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion

This Tuesday Nov. 24, all of CHS, or all who handed in permission slips, boarded their assigned buses and took off for Two River Theater in Red Bank. As students and faculty arrived, the cast of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was busy preparing for the show, leaving time for an introduction...

New studio could revive Broadcast Club

New studio could revive Broadcast Club

September 17, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An entire summer and $1.5 million later, CHS has seen its first new TV studio since the school opened in 2000. Decked out with three cameras, a fresh green screen and a renovated control room, the new TV station is a wonder. This is great, especially for the TV kids who have been waiting for a telep...

Senator or superstar?

Senator or superstar?

Julie Alter
September 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Would you rather meet a senator or a superstar? I’ll give you some time to think. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is running for president. The businessman, author and entertainer has invaded our televisions and social networks with bombastic speeches and giant ideas. While it may seem laughable to a local...

OPINION: Girls and Villains

June 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion

By SALLY BONIECKI - In the midst of an upswing of blockbuster movie and TV show success, there lies a small question: why do so many girls like the villains? From Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Loki to “Hannibal”’s Dr. Lecter, women are flocking together in support of these criminals. While men’s...

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