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Promposals are not always celebrated

Class of 2019 members Katherine Jemas and Kyle Wheeler at the 2019 CHS fashion show, where Wheeler 'promposed' to Jemas

Jordan Durkin and Heather Griffin

May 8, 2020

Prom is one of the highlights of the school year for many high school girls. They fantasize about their dresses, hairstyles, shoes and everything in between. The only thing left to complete their night is the perfect date. In recent years, the “promposal” concept has grown in popularity with teens....

Underclassmen attendees have unique experiences during prom

The underclassmen who attended prom in 2019 pose at Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club.

Francesco Thorik-Saboia

May 8, 2020

Senior Michael Landolfi of Tinton Falls went to prom last year with his significant other Bella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch, now-junior but sophomore at the time.   “She was an underclassman but that didn’t really matter, because she matters to me,” Landolfi said. Prom is a highly-antic...

Upperclassmen ‘shore’-ly have a good time at prom

Junior Vaughn Battista of Tinton Falls dances in the center of a student-formed circle during the prom.

Nicole Sestito

May 12, 2019

On Friday, May 10, the Class of 2019 hosted the annual junior and senior prom at the Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club. This year’s prom had a beach theme, which complemented the venue’s location right across from  the Spring Lake beaches. This was the first time CHS hosted the prom at this ven...

Prom season places social equality at risk

Students dance at CHS prom on May 11, 2018 at Trump National Golf Course.

Tess Rempel

May 10, 2019

The season of promposals, Instagram posts and shopping has begun in a rite of passage for all teenage girls: prom. From buying dresses to posting on social media, modern prom rituals send damaging messages about the value of conventional beauty, sexism and class. Modeled after a formal ball for the elite to...

Class of 2018 hosts Gatsby-themed prom

Senior Dylan Josephson of Lincroft is crowned 2018 Prom King. Josephson won this title alongside senior and Prom Queen Jackie Geller of Manalapan.

Madison Beekman and Riley Forrester

May 14, 2018

The Class of 2018 hosted the annual junior and senior prom on Friday, May 11, which took place at Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck. This year's theme was "The Great Gatsby." Class of 2018 council member Caroline Savage of Brielle said the entire grade helped decide on the theme, since it was...

“Starry” prom night proves to be a success

Photo courtesy of @sarahtakashphotography.

Giulianna Cavazzoni

May 22, 2017

The Class of 2017 hosted the annual junior and senior prom on Friday, May 19, at Battleground Country Club in Manalapan. The theme of this year’s prom was “Starry Night.” The students arrived at the venue with their dates at 6 p.m.. The night began with cocktail hour, where the students were...

Promposals force a “yes”

Sarah Lynch

April 1, 2017

Let me preface this by saying I am not the Grinch of prom. I’m a big fan of prom: the dresses, the decor, the music, the food, the overall atmosphere. But the one aspect of prom that is absurdly over-hyped is asking someone to prom. “Promposals,” as they are now called, have turned a simple q...

Class of 2017 hopes to spread the love

Compatibility tests were distributed during homeroom on Jan. 11.

Phoebe Drummond

January 16, 2017

Students looking for their CHS soul mate filled out a 32-question survey last week to find their perfect match. The compatibility test is a fundraiser for the senior class to raise money for prom. To make the questionnaire, the senior class council, composed of President Sarah Lang of Monmouth Beach...

Senior Council plans for the coming weeks

Andrew Wang

October 17, 2016

The Class of 2017 met with adviser and fitness teacher Ginny Clevenger to discuss upcoming events. The council went over their general plan for Fall Spirit Week, exit sales and the rapidly approaching 3 v. 3 tournament. The meeting was concluded after a final discussion on prom issues such as seating...

Students search for the perfect prom dress

Grace Treshock

June 6, 2016

The hunt for a prom dress can be unbearable, tiring and most of all, stressful. Not all girls find themselves as lucky as sophomore Kate Ridoux of Wall. Ridoux fell in love with the first dress she tried on: a Tiffany blue two-piece gown from Castle Couture. “I just felt like myself in it, which is...

Prom brings the “Sand and Sea” to CHS

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June 3, 2015

[cincopa A8HASnM5vq88] BY DANIEL MOPSICK – The Class of 2015 hosted the annual CHS Prom on Friday, May 29, at The Mill in Spring Lake. The theme of the prom was “Sand & Sea.” CHS students and their dates arrived at 6 p.m. The night began with a cocktail hour, where students were served various...

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