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The MCVSD English department has been working to integrate more
diverse authors and titles into the curriculum.

MCVSD works to diversify English curriculums

Kelly Meehan and Katherine Manatos June 17, 2021

To teach the classics or to teach more diverse books, that is the question. The Monmouth County Vocational School District’s English department has been working to adapt its curriculum to include...

A survey of 55 students from Apr. 6. to Apr. 13.

Paper books continue to triumph in the fight against e-books

Isabella Ji May 5, 2021

With GPS systems taking over handheld maps and digital contact lists overthrowing phone books, new technological improvements introduced to society continue to replace products. When it comes to books,...

A survey of 58 students from May 19 to May 29.

Banned books don’t stop teachers or students

Nicola DeGregorio June 12, 2020

“Lord of the Flies,” “Of Mice and Men” and “The Great Gatsby” are all important books in the CHS English curriculum, but another thing these titles have in common is that they are all on the...

Every Day book vs. movie

‘Every Day’ book vs. movie

Jacynth Apora May 4, 2018

If you changed bodies every day, how would you make each day count? The novel and movie “Every Day” focuses on main character A, who wakes up in a different body each day. A makes sure that they...

Blot photo by Marissa Ho.

Writer’s Club turns ‘Book Nook’ into ‘Dead Poets Library’

Khushi Kadakia March 2, 2018

This spring semester brings students new classes, new teachers and a new library. Writers’ Club, advised by English teacher Kathryn Diver, will transform the CHS library, known as the “Book Nook,”...

American libraries have reading materials, audio visual materials, meeting areas and community programs, all free of cost to members of the community.

America needs public libraries

Caroline Monaghan April 22, 2017

In the current world of eBooks and the Internet, the thought of a public library seems dated and like a waste of tax dollars. If you’re paying taxes to have a building hold antiquated books and even...

Photo obtained from Good Reads.

“Girl Mans Up” breaks LGBTQ+ stereotypes

Veronica Yaron December 22, 2016

I have never wanted to thank my friends for abandoning me in Barnes & Noble more than when I stumbled upon “Girl Mans Up” by M-E Girard. For the first time in years, I picked up a young adult novel...

Photo obtained through Creative Commons through fair use.

“Settle for More” incites action and inspires readers

Izzy Cavazzoni December 22, 2016

From a young age, my mother instilled in me that as a woman, I can do anything I set my mind to. She also pointed me to who would be my role model for the next four years and counting: Megyn Kelly, someone...

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