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Free college’s true price: decreases quality of education

Free college’s true price: decreases quality of education

Ryan Swanson

May 10, 2019

Bernie Sanders’ proposal to make public college tuition free seems appealing to college applicants. But in America’s search for a better education and a better system, lawmakers need to understand that by taking the price tag off of college, they risk destroying the value that it has to offer. ...

College stigmas influence student choices

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 decisions. Guidance counselor Sandra Gidos said that many students often opt for name recognition ov...

Seniors lean towards colleges with strong athletics

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 looking for colleges, said that she wants to go to a college with a football team. “I think ...

To post or not to post

To post or not to post

Kaitlyn Delaney

January 25, 2019

When colleges perform routine background checks of applicants, they look for education history, employment history, criminal records and now, social media. According to a study conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, 68 percent of colleges believe searching social media during the admissions process is “fa...

Value in liberal arts degrees

Value in liberal arts degrees

Sally Ehlers

May 4, 2018

Tech controls the world. Go into STEM. Liberal arts degrees leave you broke. We have all heard such advice, but it is far from true. The working world finds liberal arts degrees essential for success. A Cornell University study revealed that those with liberal arts majors are more satisfied than their c...

College apps continue through the holiday season

College apps continue through the holiday season

Caroline Monaghan

January 12, 2018

‘Tis the season for candy canes, gift-giving, flavored lattes and college applications. College applications are just another part of the dreaded process that supports a multi-million dollar business: higher education. And now, they seem as integral to the holiday season as strung lights. According...

Do colleges value academic achievements over academics?

Do colleges value academic achievements over academics?

Meredith Prud'homme

January 12, 2018

According to the Huffington Post, 60 percent of the University of North Carolina’s football and basketball players read below the eighth grade level, and 8 to 10 percent read at or below a third grade level. This statistic begs the question of whether colleges value athletic accomplishments more than...

A Higher Cost : How CHS students and alumni dealing with the price of a higher education

Andrew Wang

December 18, 2017

For the average American, the issue of attending college is a matter of numbers. As reported by Forbes, for 44 million Americans as of February 2017, that number is $1.3 trillion, the total amount of student loan debt. For the graduating class of 2016, that number is $37,172, the average amount each...

Schobel swims through the recruitment process

Schobel swims through the recruitment process

Jacqueline Geller

December 18, 2017

Senior Marie Schobel of Sea Girt has a reputation at CHS for being an award-winning swimmer. She has also made a name for herself by becoming the first senior to commit to a college this year. In the fall of 2018, Schobel will attend Pennsylvania State University and she will be bringing her love...

Always follow the “Work hard, play hard” motto, even after CHS

Always follow the “Work hard, play hard” motto, even after CHS

December 16, 2017

CHS students like to live by the motto “work hard, play hard.” Most of us know the importance of striking a balance between our academic, social and extracurricular endeavors. But once we leave the sheltered and structured environment of Communications High School and enter the world as college students,...

College visits are crucial for students

Lauren Spiezia

September 15, 2017

The high school upperclassman is no stranger to a bombardment of letters and emails from colleges with pleas to schedule a campus visit. Information sessions and tours are advertised as ways to connect with a school and its admission staff personally, an important experience that can greatly impact a stude...

College debt proves undue burden on undergraduates

College debt proves undue burden on undergraduates

Izzy Cavazzoni

December 22, 2016

After sleepless nights, hundreds of coffees, countless extracurricular activities and copious amounts of standardized testing, you are accepted into your dream college – and you are thousands of dollars in debt. Punished for pursuing higher education, 60 percent of college graduates enter the w...

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