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Does popularity play a larger part in elections than the actual campaign?

Popularity over platform in leadership positions

Isabel Santamaria June 16, 2023

Leadership roles are a battle in a school as competitive as Communications High School, with the most coveted positions being the Student Government Association (SGA) and student council. However, many...

Rising senior Isabella Carmona-Ramirez was elected SGA president for the 2020-2021 school year.

Virtual elections bring entirely female leadership to CHS clubs

Beatrice Karron June 12, 2020

This past year 52% of leadership positions for the SGA, JSA, NHS, and CCC were held by male students, but the most recent elections resulted in completely female leadership for the upcoming year.  As...

Freshman Sam Skolnick of Hazlet makes her speech prior to being elected as president.

Class of 2022 elects their sophomore council

Lana Tomchuk June 3, 2019

On May 31, the Class of 2022 held elections in room 105 for their sophomore class council, set to serve for the 2019-2020 school year. After 11 candidates were chosen in primaries, students gave speeches...

Student elections in the Fall and Spring determine class councils at CHS.

Class councils work hard, live up to campaign promises

Phoebe Drummond March 2, 2018

Every fall and spring, the freshman hallway highlights the competitiveness of class elections at CHS. Posters fill every possible open space of those walls until they overlap. Students have the willpower...

There has been speculation that Oprah is considering running for presidential election in 2022.

Celebrities in Washington: Stay in Hollywood or get political experience

Vaughn Battista March 2, 2018

As 2020 nears, more and more articles like Politico’s “The Serious Case for Oprah 2020” arise. Donald Trump’s approval ratings are at an all-time low, leading some to suggest replacements for the...

Freshman Steve Ostrom of Monmouth Beach delivers a speech during the Class of 2021 elections.

Class of 2021 elects their first council

Bella Reilly October 5, 2017

The freshman Class of 2021 held their student council election on Oct. 3 in the cafeteria. Five students were elected from a pool of ten candidates who made it through primaries from a larger group of...

The Class of 2018 listened to speeches from ten candidates for class council on Monday.

Class council elections and Drama Club picks new assistants

Samara Ghali June 7, 2017

The rising sophomore, junior and senior classes held elections today to decide the new class councils for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates were narrowed down in a primary in May, and those remaining...

Each ballot had to be counted at the Cultural Communications Club election on Tuesday.

Club elections for CCC, NHS, NAHS and SkillsUSA

Kyle Galvin May 21, 2017

Throughout the week, four clubs elected new club officers for the 2017-2018 school year. The clubs included the Cultural Communications Club (CCC) and National Honor Society (NHS) on Tuesday, National...

NAHS elects junior representative

Emme Leong October 20, 2016

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) held its first official meeting with all new members from the junior class. Candidates for the club's junior representative position spoke briefly during the meeting...

Students fill out their ballots to vote for who they want leading the class.

Madeira elected freshman class president

Mary Kate Cashman October 4, 2016

Students of the class of 2020 elected freshman Emily Madeira as their class president in the class elections on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Colin Martin of Middletown was elected Vice President. “I am really...

2015 Student Council Election Results

June 24, 2015
By MARK DISPIGNA -After they recited two-minute long speeches, candidates anxiously waited to hear their names called over the loudspeaker on June 4. At the end of the day, members of the rising sophomore, junior and senior class councils were announced. Overall, seven new representatives were elected throughout the different councils.
SGA Election week comes to a close; 4 new council members elected

SGA Election week comes to a close; 4 new council members elected

Kate Ridoux and Izzy Cavazzoni May 22, 2015
BY IZZY CAVAZZONI AND KATE RIDOUX - Just before dismissal on May 21, the winners of the Student Government Association election for the 2015-2016 school year were announced on the loudspeaker. The new SGA council members include sophomores Julia Pardee, Mark DiSpigna and Rebecca Madeira. Juniors Shane Nolan and Lauryn Masciana were elected vice president and president, respectively.
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