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Public and private middle schools both shape long-term learning

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

Zoe Conner-Bennett

January 17, 2020

Thirty years ago, CHS’s school nurse Dorothy Condon attended St. Rose Parish Schools. For 13 years, Condon dressed in a school uniform every morning and walked alongside nuns in the hallways. While she said that she received a very good academic education, the most prominent skill she gained from her years...

Colleges, employers weigh in on Blue Ribbon status

Although the Blue Ribbon Award is only received by around 360 schools nationwide each year, the status is not widely recognized or tracked among colleges and universities. 
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Madison Beekman and Zoe Conner-Bennett

November 15, 2019

Students who attend a Blue Ribbon high school have plenty to brag about, but the distinction alone is not going to guarantee admission to a highly selective college or an internship. “I think it’s a great honor for the school to be selected as a Blue Ribbon school, but I would say that most peop...

Private education is not necessary for a successful career

According to CNBC, top-rated universities like Harvard, Princeton, and Yale universities hit record-low acceptance rates ranging from 4.5% to 5.9%. With these changes comes a rise in costs and therefore a new record in student loan debt.
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Eli Tapia

June 20, 2019

 As their high school career comes to an end, most students are faced with the decision of how to continue their education. Students fight for a spot in the college of their dreams at whatever cost. But buying a degree from a prestigious university has become more valued than a well-rounded education. ...

Administrator outlines the cost of a CHS education

National informational from the National Center of Education Statistics.

Will McHale and Luke LaTorre

May 10, 2019

Collette Flatt, Monmouth County Vocational School District (MCVSD) School Business Administrator, recalls a surprise issue for the school budget after something in the radio station needed to be replaced on short notice. Flatt said that while the $40,000 equipment was a hit to the school budget, ...

Lebron James unveils “I Promise School” to public

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Mia Gallo

September 14, 2018

Any avid basketball fan knows the name Lebron James. From his free throws to three pointers to NBA championships, James is one of the biggest names in professional basketball history. But, there is more to James than basketball. James is also an active philanthropist. He created The Lebron James Family F...

Students say masturbation is stigmatized based on gender

Survey of 228 students from Jan. 19, 2017 to Jan. 20, 2017.

Courtney Kushnir and Lara Graney

February 18, 2017

Masturbation. Just saying the word can bring cringes, averted eyes and red cheeks, which is why there are hundreds of euphemisms to avoid saying it. But here’s the truth: a 2011 study by JAMA Pediatrics, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association, surveyed 800 teenagers between...

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