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Many events are resuming at CHS in the new school year, but protocols, such as wearing masks, are still in place.
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New Year, New Normal: CHS adapts to new protocols

Ella Lukowiak September 17, 2021

For the first time since 2019, all CHS students were in the building for the first day of school. The COVID-19 pandemic has been punctuated by moments of hope such as this, and while the upcoming school...

Teachers are ready to be back in school after a year where they did not see some students in-person.
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Teachers evolving post-remote learning

Jacqueline Litowinsky September 17, 2021

In March of 2020, teachers around the world were forced to completely alter how they taught their students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. They needed to figure out how to properly translate in-person...

Students are becoming more reliable on technology after virtual learning.

Technology reshaping learning after COVID-19

Zaina Saif September 17, 2021

Technology assumed a significant role in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Google Meets had replaced the textbooks and lectures of the traditional classroom and students rarely completed hand-written...

Many music venues are
requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests
while the coronavirus still spreads.
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Music venues across the country preaching to the choir in struggle to enforce vaccination guidelines

Lily Howard September 17, 2021

With the authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine, many people are starting to feel safe returning to public gatherings and hoping to get back to the normalcy of the pre-pandemic world. However, many music...

Twitch has become more and more popular after quarantine.
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Quarantine leads to new peak in popularity for Twitch

Lily Howard September 17, 2021

Twitch has always attracted a large audience, but BackLinko statistics show that in the past year, its popularity and 140 million monthly visitors have boosted it into the top 40 most visited websites...

The unusual 2020-2021 school year regains some normalcy with Spring Spirit Week.
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CHS regains a sense of community after Spirit Week

Andrew Seckular June 17, 2021

In the middle of the most abnormal school year yet, the SGA managed to pull off the time-honored tradition of Spring Spirit Week to bring unity, school spirit and fun to the hallways of CHS. As with...

CHS class of 2024 poses for a picture during the freshman class meet and greet
event after resuming full-time in-person school.

Reflecting on the year through a freshman’s eyes

Andrew Seckular June 17, 2021

As COVID-19 traveled the world, the Class of 2024 felt unstoppable as they dominated the halls of middle school. Then, everyone watched helplessly as this dangerous disease trickled into the United States,...

While juniors were unable to attend the
CHS prom, students took the initiative
and planned their own junior prom as a
way to celebrate the year.

CHS prom festivities divided between independent initiative and school run

Kaitlin Brice June 17, 2021

With prom season quickly approaching, upperclassmen are taking initiative and planning independent proms so this right of passage isn’t missed. With no school sanctioned junior prom, junior Elle Kumpf...

CHS students participate in the 2021 Spring Spirit Week Relay Race, the second spirit week event after numerous event
cancellations and alterations.

CHS’s tightknit community unravels

Julia Homza June 17, 2021

With a largely virtual Spring Spirit Week ending, many CHS students are left with memories of the highlights of school years past. These events are a large part of the community at CHS. Entering high...

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Finishing last semester in-person remains a virtual reality for some

Emma Makin June 17, 2021

As things return back to normal at CHS, the question of whether students are remaining virtual for safety reasons or personal preference is raised. Students at CHS were offered to attend remotely for...

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...

COVID-19 safety mandates called for the cancellation of time-honored CHS traditions, such as Color Wars, but led to the creation of new events in their place, like Senior Day.

COVID-19 guidelines call for changes to traditions

Isabella Ji and Nicola DeGregorio June 17, 2021

The reach of the COVID-19 pandemic halted not at government restrictions, but extended into the daily lives of students. At CHS, this year’s remote schedule turned into a hybrid one— now evolved into...

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