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Senior Quinn Bender of West Long Branch interned in the
imaging department and photography studio at the MET in
New York City.

Bender met a picture-perfect summer

Julia Homza September 15, 2022

Some CHS students spent their summers tanning at the shore and hanging out with friends. On the other side of the spectrum, senior Quinn Bender of West Long Branch spent the summer of 2022 interning at...

Brianna Driver dresses up in various superhero costumes for special occasions,
including the premier of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Brianna Driver turns the classroom into Comic-Con with her costumes

Ori Rosmarin May 20, 2022

Most high school students wouldn’t expect to see Spider-Man on their daily commute to class; with an affinity for the fashion avant-garde, the students and teachers of CHS often find themselves thinking...

Junior Blu Gaines of Shrewsbury, center, designs and sews their own
clothes, including the dress that they wore to the 2022 Winter Ball.

1 in 300: Blu Gaines finds creativity in every fiber of their being

Ori Rosmarin April 14, 2022

Junior Blu Gaines of Shrewsbury has an unsuspected superpower: a constantly developing wardrobe that can and will never go out of style. With the rise of fast fashion, any trendy blouse, accessory or...

Cichon climbing at Last Rope Regionals in Philadelphia with Gravity Vault Middletown’s competition team.

1 in 300: Alexa Cichon climbs to the top with Gravity Vault Middletown

Evie Seetoo and Brody Lippincott January 28, 2022

Alexa Cichon takes niche, underground pastimes to new heights with her passion for competitive rock climbing. Climbing locally and out-of-state, the junior from Neptune Township has found the perfect adventurous...

Millana Young draws for various reasons including her own enjoyment, to be
published and for social media.

Millana Young draws attention to female-run publishing business

Francesco Thorik-Saboia November 24, 2021

Many artists work for commissions, a process where someone is paid to create artwork based on the client’s request. However, most commission-based artists aren’t in high school, and even fewer have...

Lang steals the show as Mary Poppins at Count Basie Theater on March 3, 2020.

Lang sets the stage as producer for CHS drama club comeback

Julia Homza and Lillian Chen September 17, 2021

Since the age of two, senior Ainsley Lang of Shrewsbury has lived for the spotlight. It started with dance, but her life onstage only progressed from there. “I feel like I was always more of a theatrical...

Senior Vivianna Varlack of Manalapan was accepted into Princeton and Stanford,
schools with acceptance rates of 6% and 4%, respectively.

Varlack sets sights on Stanford and Princeton

Kara Gallagher June 17, 2021

When senior Vivianna Varlack of Manalapan found out that she got into Stanford University, she nearly threw her laptop in excitement, screaming and running down the stairs to go tell her parents. Leading...

Cohen, second from left, poses with other USY Co-Regional Executive
Board members in April 2019 at the Westin Hotel in Princeton, NJ. after
being elected to their positions.

Cohen lives and leads in faith

Kaitlyn Delaney January 17, 2020

Despite growing up in Marlboro, junior Abi Cohen’s roots tie back to Israel, where she was born. Cohen moved to the United States as a baby, but with the majority of her extended family still living...

Sophomore Vivian DeRosa read an original Physics 101 at Coffeehouse in December.

DeRosa is more than just all ‘write’

Kaitlyn Hammond February 16, 2017

Cramped fingers and ink-stained hands are just occupational hazards for aspiring writer Vivian DeRosa of Ocean. At 15 years old, the sophomore has already finished the first draft of a novel and has plenty...

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