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The excitement of college sports will help make some of CHS students final decisions.

Sports at universities make or break senior college decisions

Charlie Raynor May 25, 2023

Finding the perfect-fit college is no easy task for high school seniors, with a multitude of factors that need to be taken into consideration. Some prefer being in a city, while others want a sprawling,...

Many students struggle to achieve their SAT/ACT scores which has started to induce stress as to the options of colleges they are able to go to.

Test-optional colleges creates stress for students

Jordan Juliano and Emma Makin November 23, 2022

High school students have not been receiving perfect scores on the SAT or ACT, raising questions on whether aptitude tests are really necessary . Based on a scale of 1600 points and 36 points, the SAT...

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...

A survey of 17 students from May 18 to May 25.

Seniors leap through the final hurdles of high school

Liam Umbs June 17, 2021

While senior Jacynth Apora of Englishtown was happy to commit to Rutgers University, she, like many of her peers, did so without ever visiting campus. For the Class of 2021, the coronavirus pandemic...

The Class of 2020 stands together on the first day of school in 2019 to take a class photo.

College search and decision process affected by virus

Ella Lukowiak May 8, 2020

With the onslaught of the novel coronavirus throughout society, highschoolers have found that SAT and college tour cancellations have turned what should be a common high school experience into a future...

CHS alumna Jackie Geller of Manalapan currently attends Boston College, a prestigious school many CHS students apply to each year.

College stigmas influence student choices

Emily Toro March 15, 2019

On the night of Apr. 30, high school seniors across the nation scramble to pick their home for the next four years. May 1 is National Decision Day, and for many students, the culmination of years of small...

Clemson University won the 2019 National Championship.

Seniors lean towards colleges with strong athletics

Michael Rau January 25, 2019

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...

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