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CHS teachers prepare for statewide LGBTQ curriculum requirement

CHS teachers prepare for statewide LGBTQ curriculum requirement

Sally Ehlers

March 9, 2020

Last year, Gov. Phil Murphy mandated that all NJ public schools add LGBTQ-related topics into their lesson plans for middle and high school students. Twelve NJ schools began to pilot the new curriculum in January and the mandate is set to go statewide for the 2020-2021 school year, according to the A...

Some MCVSD schools emphasize inclusivity more than others

Some MCVSD schools emphasize inclusivity more than others

Isabella Ji

March 9, 2020

In some schools the LGBTQ+ youth are forced to stay hidden beneath the shadows in fear of any criticism that may come with revealing their sexuality. Some schools around the country have not always provided a safe environment for the LGBTQ+ youth to express their sexuality. These students still face...

Alliance provides a safe haven for the LGBTQ community at CHS

Alliance provides a safe haven for the LGBTQ community at CHS

Zaina Saif

March 9, 2020

The Gay-Straight Alliance or Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is a student-led organization found in high schools that intends to provide a supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth as well as their cisgender, heterosexual allies.  At CHS, GSA is a student-run club that provi...

Coming out comes with challenges

Coming out comes with challenges

Brigid McCarthy

March 9, 2020

When freshman Lee Gaines of Shrewsbury came out to their family as pansexual and nonbinary, they were swiftly and promptly written out of their great grandmother’s will. “She was very, very Catholic. She went to a Catholic school, she almost was a nun,” Gaines explained. “It’s fine. I l...

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