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Nearly three-quarters of CHS’s student body will spend one week per month bleeding for the next 40 years. Yet despite the female-majority population, it seems some in-school stigma remains around menstruation. 

“That time of the month” continues to go unacknowledged

Beatrice Karron May 8, 2020

Nearly three-quarters of CHS’s student body will spend one week per month bleeding for the next 40 years. Yet despite the female-majority population, it seems some in-school stigma remains around menstruation.  Though...

Based on Mar. 17 to Mar. 19, 2020 research by Brigid McCarthy.

In-school nutrition guidelines provide food for thought

Brigid McCarthy May 8, 2020

The vending machine that sits in the back right corner of CHS’s cafeteria is popular among students who skip breakfast or forget lunch. It holds a variety of eats, and never goes too long without reliably...

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Coronavirus Update: MCVSD now closed for two weeks

Katherine Lombardi March 13, 2020

As the Coronavirus becomes a growing concern across Monmouth County and the MCVSD, the Inkblot will provide ongoing web coverage, following our original print story published on Mar. 9, in order to keep...

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Coronavirus Update: No school, in-person or online, for students on Friday

Katherine Lombardi March 12, 2020

As the Coronavirus becomes a growing concern across Monmouth County and the MCVSD, the Inkblot will provide ongoing web coverage, following our original print story published on Mar. 9, in order to keep...

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Coronavirus Update: CHS to dismiss early on Friday, among more cancellations

Katherine Lombardi March 11, 2020

As the Coronavirus becomes a growing concern across Monmouth County and the MCVSD, the Inkblot will provide ongoing web coverage, following our original print story published on Mar. 9, in order to keep...

According to the Asbury Park Press, a Little Silver borough resident tested positive for the virus this week, becoming one of the first Monmouth County residents to be diagnosed with the disease. 
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Coronavirus Update: Events face cancellation, postponement as administration braces for county outbreak

Katherine Lombardi March 11, 2020

As the Coronavirus becomes a growing concern across Monmouth County and the MCVSD, the Inkblot will provide ongoing web coverage, following our original print story published on Mar. 9, in order to keep...

A survey of 57 students from Feb. 10 to Feb. 24, 2020.

Teachers and students are worried sick over in-school illness

Lillian Chen March 9, 2020

It’s an iconic scene from the hit 1986 movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:” a teacher taking attendance monotonously repeats “Bueller” to no avail, for the aforementioned high school student...

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Faculty prepares for possible Coronavirus closure

Katherine Lombardi March 9, 2020

When asked if she thought the global epidemic Coronavirus was on track to infect New Jersey, MCVSD Head Nurse and district crisis team member Dorothy Condon had one word, repeated for emphasis: “Absolutely....

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 95 percent of all dieters regain their lost weight in one to five years.
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Consider the dangers before dieting

Kaitlyn Hammond May 10, 2019

“Lose 24 pounds in 3 weeks!” is a very real and very scary headline. All over the internet, unrealistic clickbait ads target society’s pursuit of perfection. Since society thinks only those with...

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Politicians need to regain control over big food companies

Caroline Monaghan May 10, 2019

Think of the last thing you ate or drank today. Whether it be from the cafeteria or your pantry, Wawa or a vending machine, there is a good chance that one of ten companies manufactured it. These ten...

Out of 107 students surveyed, 38.3 percent
 have tried a specific diet.
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Exercise is a necessary ingredient for a successful diet

Sally Ehlers May 10, 2019

As the obesity epidemic spirals in America, the desire for a thin shape escalates as well. As a result, diets are more popular than ever before. According to The Washington Post, 45 million Americans...

Juice cleanses have become popular in the fitness community, included in a trend called 'detoxing'.
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“Fitspo” accounts harm users’ self-perceptions

Carla Vreeland May 10, 2019

Juice cleanses, kale chips, spin classes and Lululemon apparel: these represent the epitome of fitness in 2019. Fitness and wellness bloggers frequently display these health ‘standards’ on social media...

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