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Totally tubular: Seniors maintain their Spirit Week lead

Fall Spirit Week Day 4 event is a candy-themed relay race, while Seniors keep the first place spot.

Kara Gallagher

October 29, 2020

Fall Spirit Week continued on Thursday, Oct. 29 when students got a blast from the past.With the “Decades Day” theme, each class was assigned a different era to dress in the style of. The in-person event was a Candy Relay Race and the virtual event was a Jackbox Murder Trivia Party. Teams of four ...

Spirit week continues on day three with scavenger hunt

Fall Spirit Week Day 3 event is a virtual scavenger hunt which  tightened scores.

Emma Barofsky

October 28, 2020

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, students dressed up in a high school stereotype for day three of Fall Spirit Week. Since all students remotely attended school, they needed to submit photos of their outfits in order to earn points for their grade. After school, Cohorts A and B worked together on completing a s...

Students participate in annual costume contest on day two of Spirit Week

Fall Spirit Week 2020 celebrates Halloween with Cohort A during the  annual Halloween parade.

Lana Tomchuk

October 28, 2020

Fall Spirit Week continued on Tuesday, Oct. 27 as the in-person students celebrated Halloween with the annual costume parade and contest.  The costume contest consisted of the usual categories of “best overall,” “funniest,” “scariest,” “best group/pair” and “most original.” This ye...

Fall Spirit Week Kicks Off with Kahoot

Fall Spirit Week 2020 starts off with a Kahoot after weather does not corporate with the planned event.

Ryan Lemberger

October 26, 2020

Fall Spirit Week kicked off Monday Oct. 26 looking a little different than usual. The theme was “Monochrome Monday,” where students dressed in one solid color and the lunchtime event was a Kahoot challenge to test students on their general knowledge. The SGA had a plan to host an event called ...

Issue 1

CHS senior Erin Carr of Wall has her temperature checked by math teacher Paula Gilligan as she enters the building at the start of school on
Oct 9. Thermometers and online health questionnaires are part of the “new normal” brought about by the global COVID-19 outbreak.

October 9, 2020

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Issue 6

CHS students and faculty pose with masks, one of the precautionary measures the school may see in the fall.

June 12, 2020

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Students elect new 2020-2021 SGA council digitally

Junior Brigid McCarthy of Manasquan giving her election speech at the SGA council elections in 2019. This year, the elections were held digitally.

Emma Barofsky

May 16, 2020

On Friday, May 15, CHS held virtual elections for the Student Government Association (SGA) council for the 2020-2021 school year. Students elected junior Isabella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch as president and junior Brigid McCarthy of Manasquan as vice president. The council members will be sophomo...

Issue 5

Principal James Gleason began worrying about the continuation of school and hosting large events following the Cultural Communications festival on March 6. Starting the next Fri. with the annual Fashion Show, CHS events that generally bring in large numbers of people from both in and outside the school began to get cancelled. Virtual learning began March 16 and will now continue through the last day of school, June 18.

May 8, 2020

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A Year Cut Short: How seniors are coping with losing their last days of high school

The Class of 2020 stands together on the first day of school in 2019 to take a class photo.

Katherine Lombardi, Evan Kuo, and Madeline Holobinko

May 8, 2020

In the middle of March, we were faced with a decision. The threat of a school closure hung over our heads, right as we were starting the process of putting together Issue 5. The Inkblot has a lot of moving parts, with so much relying on being in the building: interviewing, recording InkTV in the studi...

CCC chooses 2020-2021 council with new selection process

Senior Adriana Poznanski of Middletown giving her speech at the CCC council election in 2019. This year, the club had to conduct this process virtually.

Nicola DeGregorio

May 8, 2020

The Cultural Communications Club (CCC) announced their 2020-2021 council on May 1 via email from president and senior Grace Quakenbush of Wall. The COVID-19 outbreak has changed many aspects of CHS life going beyond just online classes even to affecting clubs; this year’s SkillsUSA competitions were can...

CHS clubs work to elect new councils from home

Senior Julia Rocco of Marlboro gives a speech during CCC elections in 2018. This year, the way that the club will pick a new council will be different due to COVID-19.

Emma Barofsky and Meredith Prud'homme

April 26, 2020

On April 16, Governor Phil Murphy announced the closure of all New Jersey schools through at least May 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic. For CHS, the end of every school year is typically filled with in-person club elections for the upcoming year. Due to the indefinite closure, some of these clubs ha...

Clubs, student governments work to salvage events as Coronavirus closure hits one-month milestone

Last year's Battle of the Bands was held on March 15, 2019. This year the event is in jeopardy due to COVID-19-caused school closures.

Madison Beekman and Zoe Conner-Bennett

April 14, 2020

The hallways of CHS buzzed on Wednesday, March 11, after students and staff received an email that the upcoming Friday would follow an early dismissal schedule in order for the staff to prepare for the possibility of a school closure. A day later, a follow-up email was sent, closing school for the da...

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