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Lack of political inclusivity at CHS furthers the divide

An Inkblot survey of 91 CHS students from May 21 to May 31 found that 57.6 percent identified somewhat or very liberal  while only 23.9 percent considered themselves conservatives in any way.

William Dean

June 20, 2019

Communications High School has a problem. It isn’t inclusive enough. It does its best to be inclusive to the LGBT community, women and ethnic minorities, but fails to reciprocate inclusiveness for another minority: conservatives.  An Inkblot survey of 91 CHS students from May 21 to May 31 found...

Class councils work hard, live up to campaign promises

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

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 to put forth great and capable councils to raise class funds and run events. Ability is all a...

Many jobs during the school year: more stress than money

Tess Rempel

November 16, 2017

The dawn of a new school year often makes students think about which activities outside of school are really worth their time. According to, 4.7 million teenagers consider a job to be worth this time. But is having more than one job really a valuable use of a student’s time? Working...

Veronica Yaron’s Ultimate Halloween Movie BINGE

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Veronica Yaron

October 13, 2017

The first thing many people learn about me is that I love Halloween; all of October is dedicated to making a homemade costume, decorating, and watching horror films. The latter is actually more of a year-round hobby, but during October nothing beats curling up with a good slasher and some warm apple cid...

Mental health coverage is a necessity

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama meet with mothers regarding the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Acts.

Lauren Spiezia

May 16, 2017

Hundreds of insurance companies around the country have broken a law for nearly ten years. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires American insurance providers to create limitations on the amount of money offered for the coverage of mental health benefits. Despite the implementation,...

Nationalism should not always have a negative connotation

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Will Dean

May 14, 2017

A spectre is haunting America — the spectre of nationalism. As citizens of this new age, we have been told that if a people become loyal and devoted to their nation, they become nationalists. The word stirs up memories of Nazi Germany and the Confederate South, both of which are blots on human histor...

Students would reap the benefits of school choice

U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos at the 2017 Political Action Conference.

Will Dean

May 8, 2017

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Secretary of Education on Feb. 7 in a 51-50 Senate vote. DeVos is an avid proponent of school choice, a controversial topic which focuses on how money for education should be allocated. The closeness of the vote shows just how divided America is on the t...

Marijuana should be legalized nationally

Some public high schools in New Jersey have legalized medical marijuana.

Courtney Kushnir

February 24, 2017

Ever since I was in middle school, I was told that marijuana was bad. That it was a gateway drug. That using it would inevitably lead someone, even myself, to a life of crime and bath-salts-induced rage sprees. And for a long time, I believed just that. But it isn’t as simple as I once thought. ...

Precollege is worth the extra cash

Junior Andrew Wang of Marlboro took a trip to Hampden, Baltimore while attending precollege at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Andrew Wang

September 16, 2016

By the end of March 2015, now over one year ago, the total student loan debt in the United States had risen to $1.2 trillion according to the Federal Reserve, and has only continued to grow from there. For many of America's graduating high school students, college is no longer just an option for the futu...

Protect the First Amendment from Donald Trump’s wrath

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Courtney Kushnir

September 16, 2016

The media always must remain cautious and conscientious of how they cover politics, especially during an election year. But this year, Donald Trump has changed the game. As an aspiring journalist, I am frightened by Trump’s attitude toward and treatment of the media. To the general public, it m...

OPINION: Gentrification

Emileigh Evan

January 10, 2016

Gentrification is officially defined as “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.” Some refer to it as “urban-colonization,” where the rich come in and those who had been living...

Senator or superstar?

Senator or superstar?

Julie Alter

September 14, 2015

Would you rather meet a senator or a superstar? I’ll give you some time to think. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is running for president. The businessman, author and entertainer has invaded our televisions and social networks with bombastic speeches and giant ideas. While it may seem laughable to a local...

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