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Pre-College offers a look at campus life

Harvard University is one of the schools that offers High School students a chance to experience early college life.

Phoebe Drummond

November 3, 2017

Senior Sam LaRochelle of Middletown, or “Cheerio Girl” as nicknamed by a Harvard University professor, will never forget the memories she made at Harvard's Summer School Program this year. LaRochelle was one of many CHS students to extend their education into summer vacation through pre-college pro...

Students spend major cash for back to school supplies

School supplies, such as notebooks or writing tools, can cost students over $100.

Phoebe Drummond

November 3, 2017

When Erica Samarco, a junior of Colts Neck, walked out of Staples, she was not thrilled by the amount she had to spend in order to prepare for the upcoming school year. Both NBC News and NEA Today shared that the average cost of school supplies per student is between $330 and $375 per year. This...

Skills from school carry into summer jobs, internships

During the summer, many students take jobs as interns in job fields they are interested in.

Elizabeth Klemm

September 15, 2017

David Salowe assisted production on movie sets. Shelley Ortner worked as a graphic designer. Now these teachers share their tricks of the trade to CHS students who are following in their footsteps. Seniors Abi Karl of Monmouth Beach and Carly Drabeck of Oceanport interned as production assistants...

Bus problems are a necessary evil

Many students use school busses as their mode of transportation to school.

Jacqueline Geller

September 15, 2017

Maintenance problems, time management issues and bonding with students are all part of the bus experience at CHS.   Senior Kyra Lally of Freehold has encountered an abundance of bus obstacles throughout her time at CHS. From waiting as the bus was running late on her first day of freshman year to being...

Raymond adventures in West Virginia

Cole Raymond (right) with fellow scout on his trip in West Virginia.

Phoebe Drummond

September 15, 2017

Cole Raymond attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree this summer where President Donald Trump gave a speech, making him one of the few students to have witnessed the president in action. The senior from Middletown spent 10 days in July at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Vi...

Students utilize musical talents in various bands

Senior Noah Lipton of Ocean plays in the first ever Battle of the Bands at CHS.

Allie Kuo

May 14, 2017

Walking through the halls of CHS, there is a high probability that the notes of a ukulele, guitar, piano or even a melodica have graced your ears. Many students play an instrument or can at least dabble on the keyboard or strum a few chords on the guitar. Some have taken their musical talents one st...

Yearbook class show talents in CHS yearbooks

InDesign (logo pictured above) and Illustrator are two programs students use to create the CHS yearbook.

Dylan Josephson

May 8, 2017

The distribution of yearbooks marks the end of another school year at CHS, but it also represents the culmination of the efforts of the yearbook elective offered to juniors and senior. Junior Grace Maloney of Middletown said she decided to take the course because she wanted to put the skills she le...

Ruoff dazzles on the stage and on the court

Photo by Cameron Destefano.

Courtney Kushnir

April 20, 2017

All the world's a stage for senior Annie Ruoff of Monmouth Beach. Ruoff has performed  in plays and musicals since she was in the third grade and has been a part of 18 productions from her local community theater to school shows as an actor, choreographer and more. Ruoff said she made the transition from acti...

Dixson ‘shreds the gnar’ and serves the ‘guac’

Brigid Garrett

December 3, 2016

Senior Kevin Dixson of Wall Township is recognized around CHS for his guacamole and competed at nationals for surfing last spring.

Students connect with politicians, pave the pathway for future careers

Senior Leo Ross of Fair Haven stands with

Andrew Wang

September 16, 2016

With a controversial presidential election right around the corner, the halls of CHS are often filled with heated political debates. It’s no shock that the student body is politically-involved, but some students are currently shaping their futures as prospective members of the political process, wheth...

Lang goes the extra mile for CHS

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Abby Silva

September 16, 2016

As the president of the senior class and NHS as well as a member of Shore Regional High School’s varsity cross country and track teams, senior Sarah Lang of Monmouth Beach is running all over the place. Lang began running in fifth grade when she participated in her middle school cross country p...

A history as long as Communications

Elizabeth Klemm

September 16, 2016

CHS opened its doors to students in September 2000 and shortly after sent its first freshmen class to Thompson Park. The trip has taken place every year since and acts as an icebreaker for the freshmen, the first freshman adviser and history teacher Sharyn O’Keefe said. “It was decided by the original faculty an...

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