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War of the Roses: Two Inkblotters hash out their thoughts on Feb. 14

War of the Roses: Two Inkblotters hash out their thoughts on Feb. 14

Sally Ehlers and Dylan Josephson

February 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

By SALLY EHLERS  Love. Every February the idea of love and romance flourishes in the air around us. Hearts full of chocolates fill stores, cute cards line the shelves and waves of red and pink crash upon our lives. Once Feb. 14 comes around, partners become anxious and worried because they don...

Students march for women’s rights in D.C, NYC and Asbury Park

Students march for women’s rights in D.C, NYC and Asbury Park

Zoe McDonnell, Allie Kuo, Courtney Kushnir, and Caroline Savage

February 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Photo Slideshows, Showcase

Four CHS students attended Women's Marches in Washington D.C., New York, N.Y. and Asbury Park, N.J. and shared their varied experiences. Junior Zoe McDonnell of Middletown – Washington D.C. “We will not go away, welcome to your first day!” I, along with over 1 million others, chanted as we marched down ...

Chinese New Year is still exciting as a teen

Chinese New Year is still exciting as a teen

Allie Kuo

January 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When I was younger, Chinese New Year really meant two things to me: red envelopes and traditional Chinese cake. Although I never knew when exactly the holiday was since the date is based on the lunar calendar, the telltale signs occurred when my parents would set out a tower of clementines for good...

New Year’s resolutions don’t work

New Year’s resolutions don’t work

Alexis Colucci

January 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When New Year’s Eve arrives and people start making resolutions, most aim for a long-term goal. We tell ourselves this year we’ll kick a bad habit, get more organized or improve our health. Then, the end of January rolls around. By then, we are back where we started, and sometimes we even regress o...

Protests can help or hurt the cause

Protests can help or hurt the cause

December 23, 2016


Filed under Editorials

We’ve all seen it: “Keep your tiny hands off our rights.” “Free Melania.” “This baby would make a better President.” These phrases have adorned signs and Twitter feeds nationwide following the announcement of the 45th president-elect of the United States: Donald J. Trump. Since Nov....

Anti-Trump protests are not pointless exhibits

Anti-Trump protests are not pointless exhibits

Caroline Savage

December 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the early hours of Nov. 9, Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States. Almost immediately, protests formed across the country in cities like New York, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press. But conservatives were quick to denounce the...

Android has benefits, Apple lacks

Android has benefits, Apple lacks

Sally Ehlers

December 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The amount of variety in smartphones is overwhelming, even unbelievable, but Apple conquers the industry. As an owner of an Android, I am often questioned about my choice. “Do you wish you had an iPhone?” they ask. “Why would you buy an Android?” No, I do not want an iPhone. Apple pr...

Climate change deniers: check the evidence

Climate change deniers: check the evidence

Colin Martin

December 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The issue of climate change is a divisive one in the United States. Curiously though, it did not come up as frequently in the recent presidential debates as other topics such as immigration or trade, despite being just as crucial to the nation and the world. Despite the fact that, according to NASA, 97...

Trump will be our next President – so where does the country go from here?

Trump will be our next President – so where does the country go from here?

Will Dean

December 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The American People voted Donald Trump into the highest office in the land, the presidency, on Nov. 8. Within hours, protests began in many major cities, including New York City, Portland and Washington D.C., according to The Washington Post. Protesters claimed that Trump is not their president because he ...

Cast of Broadway’s Hamilton did not harass Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Cast of Broadway’s Hamilton did not harass Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Ally Weitzman

December 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Recently, when America discovered that Donald Trump, a man who has made numerous racist and sexist remarks, would become the president elect, a feeling of alarm and fright was generated across the country among Hillary voters. To make matters worse, the vice president-elect and former Governor of In...

Late-Night Shows are more for entertainment than factual journalism

Late-Night Shows are more for entertainment than factual journalism

Jack Hester

December 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Late Night Talk Shows have been around since the late 40s, starting with “The Ed Sullivan Show” and are still getting increasingly popular. One thing has changed from the early days of late night talk shows: nowadays, people don’t watch the late night shows to get informed on current events, the...

Social media is changing the way people consume news

Social media is changing the way people consume news

Lauren Spiezia

December 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In a world ruled by the internet, social media platforms make news more accessible to the public, but can also further the divide between people on opposing sides of social and political issues, especially in recent events. About 50 percent of social network users have shared or reposted news articl...

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