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Teens hit the brakes on driving

In New Jersey, the minimum age to acquire a probationary driver’s license is 17 years old, along with a prerequisite six months of driving with a learner’s permit. Some students choose, however, to exercise their freedom to attain their license when it is right for them.
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Michael LaRocca

May 8, 2020

In New Jersey, the minimum age to acquire a probationary driver’s license is 17 years old, along with a prerequisite six months of driving with a learner’s permit. Some students choose, however, to exercise their freedom to attain their license when it is right for them. Guidance counselor San...

Mentorship program favors the fortunate, ignores others

Participating in Mentorship, which is a required course, requires a form of transportation.
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Madison Vigdor

January 17, 2020

In theory, the Communications High School mentorship program is a privilege. Seniors have the rare opportunity to sample potential career paths and step into the shoes of those whom they aspire to become. Students can discover the ins and outs of professionalism without the fear of failure or rejectio...

Students go the extra mile to attend CHS, despite distance

A survey of 63 students from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2020.

Michael Rau and Timothy Wilburn

January 17, 2020

Junior Ava Turner of Middletown wakes up to a 5:30 a.m. alarm each day in order to get ready for her bus, which picks her up at 6:20 a.m. She does not return home after school until after 3:30 p.m., forcing her to make a few compromises due to her long bus ride.  "Sometimes, it's annoying because I could be...

Drivers Should Steer Away from Idling

According to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), idling refers to running a vehicle’s engine when it is not in motion.

Isabella Castelo and Isabella Ji

November 15, 2019

Idling, though a common issue in America, often goes unnoticed by drivers. While waiting for a friend or warming up the car in the morning frost, time ticks by as the engine runs and fumes spew out of the back of the car. Due to idling, about 150 million Americans live in areas that are not up to p...

Two’s company, three’s a crowd for new drivers

In 2001, New Jersey state legislature introduced the GDL, or Graduated Driver License, for the first time. In conjunction with other restrictions, the GDL is responsible for the one-passenger limit placed upon drivers during their first year behind the wheel.

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Zoe Conner-Bennett

June 20, 2019

When Officer Alisa Antunez from the Ocean Township Police Department was a teenager in 2001, New Jersey state legislature introduced the GDL, or Graduated Driver License, for the first time. In conjunction with other restrictions, the GDL is responsible for the one-passenger limit placed upon drivers durin...

Road test should yield for realistic driving skills

The NJ road test does not require successful merging and yielding in order to pass.
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Sally Ehlers

January 25, 2019

My heart pounded and my hands sweated as they gripped the steering wheel. My dad’s voice nagged at me with each turn of the wheel. My adrenaline pumped as I checked the mirrors, used the turn signal, turned left, parallel parked, made a u-turn and finished. The two-minute test was beginning to feel like...

Licenses drive up student spending

Survey of 115 students from Jan. 7 to Jan. 14, 2019.

Mia Gallo

January 25, 2019

Junior year of high school comes with a slew of new responsibilities: taking the SATs, starting the college search and for most students, getting their driver’s license. The frequent trips across Monmouth County that parents used to make now carry a price tag for most students, along with a set of a...

Students driven to either get behind the wheel or not

Blot graphic by Ebbie Shim.

Emme Leong

December 18, 2017

Freedom, flexibility, fear. All of which come with the ability to drive. A handful of upperclassmen at CHS drive to and from school for a variety of reasons, ranging from convenience to independence. Nonetheless, the majority of the senior class chooses not to drive, occupying less parking spaces...

Students and teachers reflect on parking lot problems

After school the parking lot is filled with buses and students trying to leave in their cars.

Brigid Garrett

March 10, 2017

Driving is a privilege that comes with responsibility. Students and staff talk about their experiences driving and problems they have faced.

Student driving accidents spark school wide discussion

After school the parking lot is filled with buses and students trying to leave in their cars.

Katherine Lombardi

February 22, 2017

There have been three accidents in the CHS parking lot involving student drivers in the 2016-17 school year. Principal James Gleason said the number is “definitely more than we’ve ever had before.” The accidents occurred following the end of the school day and in the morning prior to the st...

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