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Brady and Belichick clinch sixth Super Bowl win together

Brady and Belichick clinch sixth Super Bowl win together

Meredith Prud'homme

March 15, 2019


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Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots, clinched their sixth championship win on Feb. 3, 2019 against the Los Angeles Rams, with a final score of 14-5. After defeating division leaders, the Kansas City Chiefs, in the playoffs, the Patriots continued their perfect attendance at the Super Bowl fo...

Referees prove to be game changers

Referees prove to be game changers

Isabella Castelo

March 15, 2019


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The possibility of a biased referee during the biggest game of a team’s career is a daunting one. This is what happened to the LA Rams. According to Rams Wired, Rams fans everywhere petitioned to remove referee Bill Vinovich from the NFC title game. The LA Rams had a 0-8 streak when Vinovich wo...

Collegiate athletes not compensated for their value

Collegiate athletes not compensated for their value

Mia Gallo

March 15, 2019


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It’s well known that college sports teams bring their respective schools a lot of profit. In the 2016-17 academic year alone, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) brought in over $1 billion, according to Zacks Investment Research. And rightfully so: the decision to play sports in coll...

Students eat and stay on their feet at lunch

Students eat and stay on their feet at lunch

Michael Rau

March 15, 2019


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CHS students may be “the unathletic ones”, but that doesn’t stop those who frequently utilize the ping pong table, volleyball net or basketball hoop during lunch. Freshman Ezra Shim of Spring Lake Heights plays soccer for Manasquan High School. Shim said to stay active during lunch, he shoot...

Hazing poses dangers to high school, college students

Hazing poses dangers to high school, college students

Emma Barofsky

March 12, 2019


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Senior Phoebe Drummond of Little Silver runs cross country for Red Bank Regional High School. Last year, the upperclassmen on her team decided to blindfold sophomores during practice, while others would guide them around. Although most students found this to be “great team bonding,” the initiation...

Serena Williams serves up dialogue on sexist referee calls

Serena Williams serves up dialogue on sexist referee calls

Mia Gallo and Meredith Prud'homme

January 25, 2019


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With countless grand slam titles, major brand deals and four Olympic gold medals, tennis player Serena Williams has become a household name. Following her first grand slam win at 17, her two-decade career remains climbing. Williams is one of the most influential and affluent females the sports world has ev...

Women’s soccer players face gender bias off the field

Women’s soccer players face gender bias off the field

Sally Ehlers

January 25, 2019


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Thousands of players and guests in formal attire filled the exquisitely decorated gala, while one group sported tacky t-shirts and sold raffle tickets. FC Basel, a European football club, sparked controversy after the gala held to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Players, coaches, representative...

Seniors lean towards colleges with strong athletics

Seniors lean towards colleges with strong athletics

Michael Rau

January 25, 2019


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Deciding on a college is no easy task. But for some students, the tailgating, football games and athletic environment of a college can sway their decision. Junior Caelin Burgi of Matawan, who is currently looking for colleges, said that she wants to go to a college with a football team. “I think ...

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...

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