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SkillsUSA hosts first ever homecoming

SkillsUSA hosts first ever homecoming

Isabella Antoon

November 7, 2017

Despite not having a football team, students at Communications High School attended the school’s first homecoming dance on Friday Nov. 3 in the cafeteria. The dance, which SkillsUSA President and senior Emma Wilenta of Wall said was conceptualized over the summer, featured many similarities to other scho...

Seniors crowned champions of Fall Spirit Week

Seniors crowned champions of Fall Spirit Week

Caroline Monaghan

November 3, 2017

Though students walked into school today sporting robes, slippers and flannel pants for the final day of Spirit Week, Pajama Day, it was not a sleepy day by any means. The seniors took the win for Spirit Week with 316 points, followed by the sophomores with 295. In third with 243 points were the juniors...

Spirit Week continues with Tourist Thursday and Minute to Win It

Spirit Week continues with Tourist Thursday and Minute to Win It

Allie Beekman

November 2, 2017

Day four of Fall Spirit Week meant Tourist Thursday and a Minute to Win It lunchtime competition on Nov. 2. Junior Amanda DiBenedetto of Ocean enjoyed the different interpretations CHS students had of tourist day. “My first tourist day at CHS was very crazy,” said DiBenedetto. “It’s reall...

Memes come to life at CHS

Memes come to life at CHS

Lauren Tarigo and Bella Reilly

November 1, 2017

CHS students participated in day three of Spirit Week on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Students dressed for Meme Day and competed in the new lunchtime event, The Floor is Lava.  A ‘meme’ is internet humor shared by people of all ages in the form of an image, video or text. Students like sophomore Jill T...

Spirit Week’s spooky second day

Spirit Week’s spooky second day

Michelle Etienne

October 31, 2017

On Tuesday Oct. 31 students participated in the second day of Spirit Week and came to school in costume for participation points. Students entered the lunchtime costume contest in an effort to win their class more points for Spirit Week. The second day of the Scavenger Hunt also took place with th...

Spirit Week kicks off with Fancy Day and Scarecrow Contest

Spirit Week kicks off with Fancy Day and Scarecrow Contest

Katherine Lombardi

October 30, 2017

Fall Spirit Week began today, opening up with Fancy Day and the lunchtime event of Punny Scarecrow Decorating. Students came to school dressed in their fanciest attire, such as button downs, ties and heels. Seniors had 100% participation, while sophomores had 97% and freshman and juniors had 95%. During ...

Class of 2021 elects their first council

Class of 2021 elects their first council

Bella Reilly

October 5, 2017

The freshman Class of 2021 held their student council election on Oct. 3 in the cafeteria. Five students were elected from a pool of ten candidates who made it through primaries from a larger group of 18. Fitness teacher Ginny Clevenger is the adviser of the freshman class this year. This is not ...

Seniors take on New York for annual class trip

Seniors take on New York for annual class trip

Michelle Etienne

October 1, 2017

On Wednesday Sept. 27, the class of 2018 went on the annual senior trip to New York City. The class traveled to the city in the morning, starting the day off in Columbus Circle at the Museum of Art and Design. Groups of 10 or more, accompanied by their chaperones, explored the museum's newest...

Senior class hosts a ‘Party in the USA’

Senior class hosts a ‘Party in the USA’

Phoebe Drummond

September 18, 2017

CHS students put their hands up, nodded their heads like yeah and moved their hips like yeah at the back to school dance on Sep. 15 from 6:30 - 9. The senior class hosted the dance with the theme ‘Party in the USA.’ The theme was originally Communichella based off the annual music festival Coachell...

Raymond adventures in West Virginia

Raymond adventures in West Virginia

Phoebe Drummond

September 15, 2017

Cole Raymond attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree this summer where President Donald Trump gave a speech, making him one of the few students to have witnessed the president in action. The senior from Middletown spent 10 days in July at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Vi...

Comedians get political

Comedians get political

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 15, 2017

Since President Donald Trump’s election, many late-night TV shows, such as “The Late Night Show With Stephen Colbert” have seen an increase in ratings.  Studies show it’s the use of political commentary by the hosts of these shows. Business Insider magazine and website compared the average viewe...

Lana Del Rey’s new album showcases different sound

Lana Del Rey’s new album showcases different sound

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 15, 2017

Anyone I know could tell you that I am a die-hard fan of Lana Del Rey. So, when I heard that she was releasing a new album, titled “Lust For Life,” I knew I had to listen to it the moment it came out.  I thought that Del Rey could never disappoint, but “Lust For Life” was a step in a complet...

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