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Joe Biden addresses supporters at an event in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 1, 2019, just days after announcing his candidacy for president. After spending 100 days in office, his record is being carefully scrutinized by Americans to see if he has accomplished what he said he would.

A look at President Biden’s first 100 days in office

Ryan Lemberger May 5, 2021

President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office are being observed closely over promises kept on the campaign trail. While his top priorities include COVID-19 and immigration, he is not backing down from...

According to a study from Pew Research Center, people are more
likely to interact with news sources that agree with their ideas.

Political party-owned media could further political bias

Carla Vreeland January 19, 2021

In this day and age, the spread of misinformation can be disastrous.  With growing technology designed to show us only what we want to see or anything that will keep our attention the longest, we should...

A study titled “The Political Impact of Media Bias” by UC Berkeley
and Stockholm University researchers found that in 2007, Fox News’
positive coverage of the Republican Party persuaded 8% of the
population to vote Republican.

News organizations hold power over public elections

Nicola DeGregorio March 9, 2020

At the time of what the New York Times called “the most controversial and dividing presidential election”, I was twelve years old. Despite doing all the trivial things a middle schooler would do, such...

Two of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson,
owned slaves in their lifetimes.

Founding Fathers’ history of slavery shames America

Sam Skolnick March 9, 2020

The Founding Fathers are known for creating the democracy of America and signing the Declaration of Independence when separating from Britain. However, it is almost never shown that these men, who are...

JSA Mock Primary Debate candidates “Joe Biden” and “Elizabeth Warren,” portrayed by senior Colin Martin of Middletown and freshman Joey Esposito of Tinton Falls, respectively, shake hands with students.

Political apathy harms democracy

Tess Rempel March 9, 2020

Democrat versus Republican. Feminism versus Misogyny. Racism versus White Supremacy. In a time of divide and polarity, political apathy is threatening our nation more than ever. In a nation whose constitution...

Wheeler speaks at the New Jersey Young Democrats 2019 Endorsement Party on Oct. 25.

Wheeler finds balance in politics and protons

Jordan Durkin November 15, 2019

All teachers are busy during the back to school season. It’s comprised of setting up classrooms, writing lesson plans, and attending meetings. However, things were even busier for Chemistry teacher Erin...

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.

Lack of political inclusivity at CHS furthers the divide

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...

In a survey of 92 CHS students, 8.7 percent reported sitting for the pledge.

Pledge causes students to stand up, or sit, for beliefs

Brigid McCarthy June 20, 2019

Every school day at Communications High School begins with a “Good morning CHS, everybody please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance,” from Principal James Gleason. A brief pause follows the announcement...

Former President George W. Bush shakes hands with Senator Jay Rockefeller after signing the FISA on July 10, 2008.

Politicians use America’s surveillance agencies to spy on opponents, Trump is among the victims

Will Dean January 25, 2019

There used to be a bipartisan consensus that the weaponization of America’s surveillance agencies to target political opponents was wrong. This is no longer the case. During the 2016 election season,...

Teens escape from political discussion

Teens escape from political discussion

Mia Gallo May 4, 2018

Conversations at Thanksgiving dinner tables, school lunch tables and work break rooms have all seemed to be missing one important topic: politics. Due to the seemingly scandalous White House and many Americans...

Blot photo by Marissa Ho.

CHS students walk out in protest, support

Katherine Lombardi March 20, 2018

In solidarity against gun violence and to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy in Parkland, FL., CHS students walked out during the school day on March 14. The event was part of the...

Benito Mussolini was one of the men that worked on an essay titled “The Doctrine of Fascism.”

No, Fascists Aren’t ‘Far Right’

Will Dean March 5, 2018

“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” This is Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s definition of fascism. From this definition, it is clear that fascism belongs...

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