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Varsity letters march their way to non-athletic extracurriculars

Varsity letters march their way to non-athletic extracurriculars

Emma Barofsky

November 21, 2018


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Earning a position in a varsity sport is something coveted by high school athletes all across America. In some high schools, clubs and activities such as drama and choir are now offering their members the opportunity to secure varsity letters for their dedication. Junior Abbey Reisler of Ocean Township said ...

Nike “sacrifices everything” with Kaepernick campaign

Nike “sacrifices everything” with Kaepernick campaign

Lakshya Vegiraju and Quinn Hoagland

November 21, 2018


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Months after the Colin Kaepernick Nike advertisement released, controversy surrounding the international commercial still remains. A debate between lack of patriotism and upholding First Amendment rights continues. Two years ago, in September 2016, Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem p...

Lack of participation cancels 3v3 tournament

Lack of participation cancels 3v3 tournament

Michael Rau

November 21, 2018


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The Class of 2021 cancelled the annual CHS 3v3 basketball tournament, which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30 due to lack of participation and a scheduling conflict. Fitness teacher and sophomore class adviser Ginny Clevenger said that only three teams signed up to participate in the t...

National Football League drug testing raises racial concerns

National Football League drug testing raises racial concerns

Ainsley Lang and Isabella Castelo

November 21, 2018


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The National Football League (NFL) subjects players to random drug testing during the preseason and regular season. The NFL can test a player six times unless more are necessary, according to Boston News. But, some question whether or not these “random” drug tests are actually random, or influen...

The USA missed their goal to qualify for the World Cup

The USA missed their goal to qualify for the World Cup

Meredith Prud'homme

September 14, 2018


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With hundreds of millions of avid soccer fans tuning in, the FIFA World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the world. France defeated Croatia 4-2 during this year’s final match, which drew an audience of nearly 700 million viewers, according to FIFA. But due to the USA’s failure to qualify,...

CHS students have leg up in recruitment process

CHS students have leg up in recruitment process

Erica Sammarco

September 14, 2018


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For athletes looking to continue their athletic careers after high school, the college application process has added pressures that start as early as freshman year. Senior Kiera Gill of Wall, a field hockey player, said she started her recruitment process freshman year using the website SportsRecruits...

Injuries prompt stricter safety standards in athletics

Injuries prompt stricter safety standards in athletics

Allie Beekman

September 14, 2018


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One year ago, after breaking her ankle in two places during a softball game, senior Marisa Harczuk of Tinton Falls had just been cleared to start playing field hockey after three months without physical activity. From early May to early August, Harczuk underwent surgery and physical therapy to get bac...

Lebron James unveils “I Promise School” to public

Lebron James unveils “I Promise School” to public

Mia Gallo

September 14, 2018


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Any avid basketball fan knows the name Lebron James. From his free throws to three pointers to NBA championships, James is one of the biggest names in professional basketball history. But, there is more to James than basketball. James is also an active philanthropist. He created The Lebron James Family F...

Politics make way into athletics and affect CHS students

Politics make way into athletics and affect CHS students

Meredith Prud'homme

June 15, 2018


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If you have ever attended a youth sports game, be it baseball, football or any other sport, you probably see it all too often: the coach’s child or their “favorite” receives preferential treatment. Discrimination in sports based upon something you cannot control is almost expected at the middl...

CHS athletes balance sports and summer activities

CHS athletes balance sports and summer activities

Lauren Arnao

June 15, 2018


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When faced with busy summer schedules, CHS students must balance working, family and sports. Some sports require athletes to train on their own or with their team, which can interfere with other summer plans. Others may have more lenient requirements. Sophomore Evan Kuo of Tinton Falls is a vars...

Reclassifying athletes begins to unlevel the playing field

Reclassifying athletes begins to unlevel the playing field

Michael LaRocca

June 15, 2018


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Each year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association provides around 150,000 student-athletes with over $2.9 billion in scholarships. With only about 2 percent of high school athletes receiving scholarships for the collegiate level, money is hard to come by. But, some parents combat this with a proc...

The Kentucky Derby spurs animal abuse discussions

The Kentucky Derby spurs animal abuse discussions

Michael Rau

June 15, 2018


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On Saturday, May 5, the Kentucky Derby took its historic 144th run. Horse racing shines a light on the growing dialogue about animal cruelty. The mistreatment of horses by competitive jockeys is nothing new. According to PETA, many trainers feed racehorses performance-enhancing drugs that result ...

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