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School discusses plans for returning to a new normal

School discusses plans for returning to a new normal

Emma Makin May 6, 2021

In March 2020, schools around the world shut down and began operating virtually. Now, one year later, schools are gradually returning to a new normal. Since October, students have been grouped into...

As vaccines become more and more wide-spread, many Americans are worried about re-opening and whether it is too soon.
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As summer begins, re-opening plans are in place

Mackenzie Prince May 5, 2021

As vaccines continue to become more accessible throughout America, many states, including Florida and Texas, are beginning to reopen. For states, the term “reopening” means that businesses are resuming...

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on March 23, 2021 that transmission of the coronavirus in the  classroom setting is uncommon due to success in hygiene practices.

High schools take on safety precautions for in-person instruction

Isabella Ji and Nicola DeGregorio May 5, 2021

While trying to welcome students back to school after over a year of virtual and or hybrid learning, there are protocols and sanitation procedures that must be followed. Every school district is handling...

Novelty and side effects of COVID-19 vaccine raises concerns and uncertainty

Novelty and side effects of COVID-19 vaccine raises concerns and uncertainty

Sabrina Liding May 5, 2021

The novelty of the COVID-19 vaccines has prompted people to worry if they should wait or if they just shouldn’t get it at all. According to the National Public Radio, more than half of U.S. adults...

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson lead vaccination efforts across the US

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson lead vaccination efforts across the US

Ruth Crawford May 5, 2021

Throughout these crazy times, what everyone wants is a way out. With hopes for the pandemic to come to an end, vaccines might be the answer. In the United States, there are currently three FDA-approved...

COVID-19 vaccines utilize new methods of immunization

COVID-19 vaccines utilize new methods of immunization

Kaitlyn Delaney May 5, 2021

In the fight to surmount the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have focused on a vaccination technology previously unknown amongst the general public. Companies such as Pfizer and Moderna have developed and...

As the Class of 2022 begins the college process, many reflect on the virtual options colleges have offered.
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Virtual college fairs lack connection during COVID-19

Zaina Saif May 5, 2021

Junior Sam Skolnick of Hazlet had long looked forward to seeing her dream school’s campus. A digital slideshow of snapshots with pre-recorded narration wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Ever...

A survey of 55 students from Apr. 6 to Apr. 13

Mental health on their minds: Students reflect on changes to mental health in the pandemic

Nina Kolodchak May 5, 2021

As quarantine continues, mental health issues also continue to rise. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on mental health, about 53% of adults in the United States have...

The transfer of power for clubs, as seen Photo Club's 2019 council election, has been very hard this year, especially since most clubs were not able to meet over the 2020-2021 school year. Student are worried that the traditions and values of the clubs won't be handed down.

CHS clubs and the transfer of power

Lillian Chen and Brigid McCarthy May 5, 2021

Isabella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch, in her junior year, accepted the position of Art Director for the CHS Drama Club and started managing publicity for The Commons, CHS’s literary magazine, all...

Physics instructor Steve Godkin is fully vaccinated, and spoke of his positive experience during and after his vaccination.

CHS teachers give coronavirus immunity their best shot

Carla Vreeland May 5, 2021

After over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many CHS teachers have finally been vaccinated against the virus, but the process has been a long and difficult one. According to the state government, New...

A survey of 13 students from Apr. 6 to Apr. 13.

Remote mentorships pose new challenges for students

Rebecca Heath May 5, 2021

After eagerly securing a position at real estate lawyer Joseph C. Lane’s firm for her remote senior mentorship, senior Erin Carr of Wall faced an unexpected setback to starting her role. “I read...

Class of 2021 Seniors reflect on how the lack of events have shaped their last year at CHS.
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Graduating seniors reflect on missed milestones

Luke Sassa May 5, 2021

Much was made about the Class of 2020’s abrupt end to their senior year, which saw all of the cherished senior events canceled seemingly overnight. Now, as the pandemic continues to disrupt daily life,...

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