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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...

CCC festival unites CHS in celebration of culture

(From left to right) Teacher Laura Gesin listens to seniors Jill Fukushima of Eatontown, Alexa Feder of Millstone, Naomi Littenburg of Lincroft, and Elena Perez of Hazlet talk about their country, Argentina.

Kristen Gallagher

March 9, 2020

As guests arrived at CHS on Friday, March 6, they were greeted with the smell of Belgium waffles and Australian meat pies. Guests tasted food from around the world, visited replicas of famous landmarks and watched different cultural performances when they attended the 16th annual CCC cultural festiv...

SkillsUSA and NTHS host annual Career Day

Speaker Halie Aaron discusses her career from CHS to her current job.

Riley Forrester

February 25, 2020

CHS students explored the job market by listening to various speakers on Friday, Feb. 24 during the annual Career Day hosted by SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Parents, alumni and other guest speakers from different industries shared their experiences as students circulated the clas...

CHS students are pumped to give blood

The National Honors Society holds many events including the annual blood drive.

Emma Barofsky

February 16, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13, students, faculty and parents participated in the annual CHS mobile blood drive. The event was in collaboration with Vitalant, a nonprofit medicine organization with more than 125 donation centers nationwide. Blood drive committee head and senior Grace Quakenbush of Wall did many thin...

JSA hosts mock Democratic Primary debate

(From left to right) Freshman Joey Esposito of Tinton Falls, sophomore Maggie Schnieder of Wall, senior Colin Martin of Middletown, senior Neil Estrada of Middletown, and junior Kai Sequiera of Middletown during the mock debate on Friday.

Meredith Prud'homme

February 1, 2020

The six democratic candidates took to the cafeteria and began to debate on some of the country’s most pressing issues in the CHS mock Democratic Primary debate on Friday, Jan. 31. The Junior State of America (JSA) hosted the event, with club members representing each of the six democratic frontrunn...

Class of 2022 hosts Winter Ball in Venice

Senior Ryan Swanson of Brielle, junior Michael Rau of Manalapan, and sophomore Will Cooperman of Bradley Beach dance at Winter Ball.

Olivia Conkling and Vivianna Varlack

January 12, 2020

CHS students walked past a giant gondola with masks in hand as they headed into the annual Winter Ball held on Dec. 10 by the Class of 2022. This year, the theme was a “Masquerade in Venice” which included a gelato bar, a portrait of Italy and a mask contest. Junior Ravenna Gemignani of Oceanport won th...

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