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As summer wanes, CHS prepares for students in the Fall

As the summer winds to a close and school is just around the corner, new guidelines are being put into place to welcome students back. https://unsplash.com/license

Emma Barofsky

July 30, 2020

On Friday, July 24, MCVSD’s reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year were emailed to the students and faculty at CHS.  The document states that “the District chose a hybrid model that allows students to attend in-person and virtually.” In other words, the entire student population at CHS...

New guidelines may bring back some normalcy for Fall

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy 
announces that schools may reopen in the Fall. https://unsplash.com/license

Liam Umbs

July 9, 2020

After finishing the last months of the 2019-2020 school year virtually, an uncertainty over if students will return to schools in the fall has developed. Yet as the severity of the pandemic alleviates in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy believes that the current conditions foreshadow the safe return to i...

Colleges waive testing requirements

Some colleges are not requiring testing amid COVID-19 pandemic.
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Zoe Conner-Bennett

June 12, 2020

Students across the country were still recovering from the shock of school closures in early March when, just days before its set date, the College Board cancelled the March 2020 SAT exam. Not long after, the organization announced the cancellations of the May and June tests as well.  “I was so...

MVC closure delays teen road tests

Attaining a license has become one step harder due to COVID-19 pandemic.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Julia Homza

June 12, 2020

For those turning seventeen in the past months, a huge milestone is on hold. With the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) closed for months, many teens, including many CHS juniors, weren’t able to get their licenses on or around the time of their birthdays.  Many students that were looking forward to g...

Students face COVID-19 restrictions in the workplace

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

Lillian Chen

June 12, 2020

A classic coming of age moment for many high schoolers is getting a job. It’s a sign of independence and maturity, as well as a chance to make money on your own. But now, as many things have been, this experience has been put on hold by COVID-19.  Strict safety guidelines put in place to slow the spread of COVI...

Interpersonal relationships become a virtual reality

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

Brigid McCarthy

June 12, 2020

The closure of schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year brought a clarifying mixture of sadness and finality to high schoolers in the confusion that clouds the COVID-19 pandemic. For many students, it has been months since they’ve seen their friends, or anyone outside of their family ...

Drive-in movie theaters make a comeback in New Jersey because of social distancing

As summer approaches drive-in theaters may become a popular way to enjoy a film while social distancing. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Sam Skolnick

June 12, 2020

Due to social distancing guidelines, movie theaters all across New Jersey are closed. Despite the low number of drive-in theatres left, they may be the perfect answer to being able to enjoy films while still practicing social distancing. The first drive-in movie theater was opened in 1933 in Camden, N...

Clubs and class councils deal with fundraising issues

Senior Ryan Swanson of Manasquan performs at Battle of the Bands
2019. Due to the school closure and government restrictions, this event
will not happen this year.

Kristen Gallagher and Zaina Saif

May 8, 2020

MCVSD students were notified that schools would be closed through Mar. 27 due to the novel coronavirus. Then, they got the news that it would be extended through April 10. They did not know when schools would re-open in this time of uncertainty. Students have still not returned. School closure has...

Coronavirus closes schools, cancels culminating events

Principal James Gleason began worrying about the continuation of school and hosting large events following the Cultural Communications festival on March 6. Starting the next Fri. with the annual Fashion Show, CHS events that generally bring in large numbers of people from both in and outside the school began to get cancelled. Virtual learning began March 16 and will now continue through the last day of school, June 18.

Madison Beekman

May 8, 2020

The hallways of CHS buzzed on Wed., March 11 after students received an email that the upcoming Friday would follow an early dismissal schedule so that the staff could prepare for the possibility of a school closure. A day later, a follow-up email was sent, closing school for the day. That one day turne...

Clubs, student governments work to salvage events as Coronavirus closure hits one-month milestone

Last year's Battle of the Bands was held on March 15, 2019. This year the event is in jeopardy due to COVID-19-caused school closures.

Madison Beekman and Zoe Conner-Bennett

April 14, 2020

The hallways of CHS buzzed on Wednesday, March 11, after students and staff received an email that the upcoming Friday would follow an early dismissal schedule in order for the staff to prepare for the possibility of a school closure. A day later, a follow-up email was sent, closing school for the da...

Coronavirus Update: MCVSD now closed for two weeks

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Katherine Lombardi

March 13, 2020

As the Coronavirus becomes a growing concern across Monmouth County and the MCVSD, the Inkblot will provide ongoing web coverage, following our original print story published on Mar. 9, in order to keep students and parents updated. This is the fourth installment in our series. In a press conference this afternoon, Governor Phil Murphy said it would likely be "a matter of days...

Coronavirus Update: No school, in-person or online, for students on Friday

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Katherine Lombardi

March 12, 2020

As the Coronavirus becomes a growing concern across Monmouth County and the MCVSD, the Inkblot will provide ongoing web coverage, following our original print story published on Mar. 9, in order to keep students and parents updated. This is the third installment in our series.  The Monmouth County Vocational School District announced this evening that all career academics, in...

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