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Construction begins on new drainage ditch swimming pool

Construction crews are beginning to convert this drainage ditch into a tiny swimming pool.

Evan Kuo

May 8, 2020

*This article is satirical* Over the past year, constant construction has been no stranger to CHS students. With workers moving in and out of the building to repair everything from the flooded floor to the leaking roof, the school has been playing catch-up with the aging building. But finally, th...

Alumni revisit CHS for the day, share advice with students

Brian Schade

January 29, 2019

CHS graduates recently had the opportunity to revisit the building and reconnect with former classmates at the annual Alumni Day, held in the cafeteria on Friday, Dec. 21. The event began with a question-and-answer panel between current and former students. The alumni were primarily asked about the co...

Outside of their daily teaching, CHS faculty have part-time jobs

Technology teacher Maryanne Rodriguez's jobs outside of school are all education related.

Jacqueline Geller

May 9, 2017

When the bell rings at 2:19 p.m., some CHS teachers will walk out the school’s doors and head to their part-time job. Spanish teacher Karen Britto used to be employed in restaurants and worked as an SAT tutor while holding a teacher position during the day. “It can be difficult especially...

Cottrell confirms Design Academy is an enriching creative experience

Blot photo by Sydney Foo Siam.

Isabella Cavazzoni

May 9, 2017

The transition from middle school to high school is one brimming with change and potential. Each year, approximately 80 freshmen enter CHS with new stories, ideas and experiences to share with their peers and add to the school community. Yet in their junior year, a handful of students join the Design Aca...

CHS Beast proves to be unique mascot

Sophomore Summer Ward of West Long Branch wears the CHS Beast in pride

Jacqueline Geller

May 8, 2017

Marlboro High School has the Mustangs. Wall High School has the Knights. And Communications High School has the Beast. Fitness teacher Ginny Clevenger established the mascot in 2004 when a student received red marks on her shoulders after she lifted a great deal of weight on the leg press machine. ...

Students show their true colors

Photo obtained through Creative Commons.

Kaitlyn Hammond

April 23, 2017

Sophomore Amanda Lavery walks into school with blue hair after having pink hair the day before. It’s just a normal day at Communications High School. For some students like Lavery of Marlboro, having an unconventional hair color is a key part of their identity. In the last four months, Lavery has c...

Students prepare for fourth annual CHS Fashion Show

Junior, Kate Ridoux, poses during last years fashion show.

Phoebe Drummond

February 5, 2017

The fourth annual CHS Fashion Show will take place on Feb. 24, presenting clothing from local boutiques and student models. CHS alumna Sallie Haas of the Class of 2016 started the Fashion Show in 2014. Seniors Allie Kuo of Tinton Falls and Julia Pardee of Freehold took on the responsibility after he...

CHS students are the future

Students participated in the CHS Mock Election Debate.

Maura DeRose

November 11, 2016

Whether you supported Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the most recent presidential election, everyone can agree that our country is facing many problems that need to be solved. Luckily, at Communications High School, we are the best students for the job. In the wake of Trump’s election, many Amer...

Newsweek ranks CHS 27th in the nation

Students arrive in the morning at CHS, which was ranked in Newsweek as the 27th best high school in the nation.

Julianne Sackett

September 9, 2016

Communications High School scored a spot on Newsweek’s ranking of America’s top high schools of 2016. CHS took the 27th spot on the list which was released over the summer. Junior Grace Maloney of Middletown was one of many students delayed in hearing the news. “I did not know that CHS was rank...

Gender-neutral bathrooms would bring acceptance

EICs Izzy Cavazzoni and Courtney Kushnir look back on their time with The Inkblot.

May 17, 2016

In December 2015, one of Cherry Hill East High School’s faculty bathrooms got some new signage. The school, located in Cherry Hill, N.J., was the first in its district to implement a gender-neutral bathroom, according to the Courier Post’s Matt Flowers. It’s not a new concept. Rutgers University...

Winter in the City

Winter in the City

Dylan Josephson

January 13, 2016

Last Friday, Jan. 8, students from both CHS and other schools gathered together for a night of dancing, food and fun for the school’s annual Winter Ball. This year, the theme was Winter in the City. The Class of 2018 portrayed the theme in several ways. A city skyline made of paper covered one wall...

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