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Allegations escalate, almost damage Kavanaugh’s career without evidence

Brett Kavanaugh gets sworn into the Supreme Court.

Will Dean

November 21, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a vote of 50-48. This was the closest in recent history, with Justice Clarence Thomas a close second with a confirmation vote of 52-48 in 1991, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Similar to Anita Hill’s accusations agai...

Five days, 51 journalists, one unforgettable experience

Over the summer, senior Kaitlyn Hammond of Wall attended the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference.

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 22, 2018

“I didn’t realize the magnitude of this conference.” I said this several times throughout my five days at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, and I’ve been saying it ever since. When I received the email announcing I was the conference’s New Jersey representative, I was s...

Experience more, bucket list less

Experience more, bucket list less

Sally Ehlers

September 14, 2018

Bucket lists are enticing ideas on Instagram and Pinterest, but in reality they cause more harm than good. These lists continue to skyrocket in popularity, resulting in a pandemic of bucket list obsession. Go skydiving, run a marathon, see the pyramids: every bucket list consists of generic goal...

Perfectionism doesn’t always spell perfection

Perfectionism doesn't always spell perfection

September 14, 2018

It’s no secret CHS is full of perfectionists. From freaking out if a poster isn’t perfectly straight to restarting a project with one minor flaw, perfection lurks behind every paper and deadline. At a school where anything below a 90 feels like a failure, it’s hard not to strive for perfect...

Sugar deserves a sweeter reputation

Cookies contain sugar; whether it is

Caroline Monaghan

September 14, 2018

Sugar. Biochemically, it is a soluble carbohydrate. Culturally, it is a demonized, addictive substance, comparable to nicotine in cigarettes. Realistically, it is merely a sweet-tasting component of our food and drink, to be neither feared nor praised. A wide range of food, drink and even makeup ...

EICs say final farewell to The Inkblot News

EICs Izzy Cavazzoni and Courtney Kushnir look back on their time with The Inkblot.

June 15, 2018

Like almost every other editorial that we’ve written, we waited until the last possible second to start putting our thoughts on paper. This one especially because it’s our last, our farewell to the past year and all of the time and effort we put into The Inkblot. In essence, we’re delaying our g...

Trump’s Iran deal decision proves wise

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu with President Trump in Washington, D.C. in March 2018.

Will Dean

June 15, 2018

This past April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced to the world that the Iranian government lied. The Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, had obtained over 100,000 documents from a secret facility in Iran, according to Business Insider. “These files conclusively prove that Iran ...

Mother’s Day continues to be the more prominent holiday

Survey of 163 students from May 15 to May 22, 2018.

Tess Rempel

June 15, 2018

Every year, people all around the world celebrate their mothers and fathers, each for one day, to commemorate their roles in parenthood and recognize the bond between parent and child. But, society should regard Mother’s Day higher than Father’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation,...

Artificial intelligence needs more regulation

Elon Musk speaks at the 2008 Web 2.0 Summit, featuring discussions about technology and the internet.

Caroline Monaghan

June 15, 2018

Self-driving cars, thermostats that learn your heating and cooling needs and digital personal assistants: welcome to the multi-billion dollar industry of artificial intelligence (AI). Nearly 50 years before Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, scientists began to explore the potential of AI, ...

Kanye West gets cash through controversy

Kanye West gets cash through controversy

Vaughn Battista

June 15, 2018

From leading the rap industry to falling into debt, Kanye West is no stranger to publicity. Recently, his latest statements resulted in large amounts of criticism. On April 25, West expressed his support for President Donald Trump and other right wingers on Twitter. Later, during a TMZ interview, West sa...

More than cows are at “steak” here

Survey of 163 students from May 15 to May 22, 2018.

Tess Rempel

June 15, 2018

Since the 20th century, the public has viewed veganism as an extreme fad geared more toward hippies and activists than everyday people. Meat-free options were neither convenient nor palatable, but over time, this has changed. Now more than ever, it is necessary to consider and support the veganism moveme...

Monmouth County a beloved home for CHS students

EICs Izzy Cavazzoni and Courtney Kushnir look back on their time with The Inkblot.

May 4, 2018

We would like to start by saying that this editorial will not be about gun control. Hear us out. We took last issue to tackle gun control and school shootings via the editorial, and continued our coverage in this issue’s In Depth spread. So for this issue, we decided to take on an issue close to ou...

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