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Win or lose, do all players earn their trophies?

Win or lose, do all players earn their trophies?

Mia Gallo

March 5, 2018

According to CNN, everyone needs to learn what it means to lose every once in a while, if they want to succeed. Participation awards in youth athletics label everyone a winner, never letting children fully experience what it feels like to lose. Some people feel passionate about the issue of whether or not co...

Rewards of sports outweigh possible dangers, athletes say

Rewards of sports outweigh possible dangers, athletes say

Luke Sassa

March 5, 2018

Like many things in life, for athletes who play dangerous sports, it all comes down to risk versus reward. For some athletes, the pros that sports provided were simply worth any risk they may carry. Sophomore football player RJ Franzen of Allentown said his enjoyment of his sport outweighs the pos...

Horseback riding is a lifestyle for some CHS students

Horseback riding is a lifestyle for some CHS students

Mia Gallo

December 18, 2017

Horseback riding feels like more than just a another sport to its participants.They make it a lifestyle, an activity in which they find a family and a home. Junior Emily McNeill of Colts Neck knows this to be true. McNeill started to ride when she was 12 years old. She began after she went on a ride...

Pack, Harczuck, Cole dunk on the competition

Pack, Harczuck, Cole dunk on the competition

Madison Beekman and Erin Carr

December 18, 2017

The freshman class held the annual 3v3 basketball tournament on Oct. 25, their first event organized as a class. Freshman Brigid McCarthy of Manasquan, the class president, said advisor and fitness teacher Ginny Clevenger took control of the event, for the most part. “Since this was our first...

Students driven to either get behind the wheel or not

Students driven to either get behind the wheel or not

Emme Leong

December 18, 2017

Freedom, flexibility, fear. All of which come with the ability to drive. A handful of upperclassmen at CHS drive to and from school for a variety of reasons, ranging from convenience to independence. Nonetheless, the majority of the senior class chooses not to drive, occupying less parking spaces...

Schobel swims through the recruitment process

Schobel swims through the recruitment process

Jacqueline Geller

December 18, 2017

Senior Marie Schobel of Sea Girt has a reputation at CHS for being an award-winning swimmer. She has also made a name for herself by becoming the first senior to commit to a college this year. In the fall of 2018, Schobel will attend Pennsylvania State University and she will be bringing her love...

Student athletes defy unathletic reputation

Student athletes defy unathletic reputation

Mary Kate Cashman

April 20, 2017

Can’t throw a touchdown. Can’t shoot a basket. Can’t hit a homerun. All of these describe the “not athletically gifted” stereotypical CHS student, said senior and varsity cheerleader Caroline Collins of Tinton Falls. But Collins doesn’t believe in the generalization. “I do not believe in the stereotypes becau...

Majority of students say cheerleading and dance are sports

Majority of students say cheerleading and dance are sports

Mia Gallo

April 19, 2017

The discussion has gone on since what feels like the beginning of time. When asked to name a sport, most people would say basketball, football, soccer, or baseball, but competitive cheer or dance would most likely not come to mind. According to Dictionary.com, a sport is “an activity involving phy...

Karl attends Women’s Leadership Conference

Karl attends Women’s Leadership Conference

Arielle Cohen

March 7, 2017

Abigail Karl, a junior from Monmouth Beach, represented CHS at the Women's Leadership Conference on Sunday, Feb. 26. The conference was held at Monmouth University and was sponsored by Morgan Stanley. The conference consisted of a luncheon with a panel of female leaders, such as the assistant vi...

Team bonding is an important part of sports

Team bonding is an important part of sports

Emmanuella Macri

February 9, 2017

Members of sports teams are encouraged to work together during sports events, but some teams also stress the importance of team bonding outside of practices and games. Junior Megan Stanislowski of Wall plays on the Wall High School varsity volleyball team and considers her teammates some of her closes...

Sports recruitments complicate college hunt

Sports recruitments complicate college hunt

Mary Kate Cashman and Kiera Gill

December 22, 2016

Even though CHS does not have sports teams, that doesn’t stop students from excelling in sports at their home high schools and being recruited by college coaches. According to the NCAA, six percent of high school athletes compete for their college. CHS has a number of athletes who are aiming to be...

Female athletes still feel subtle sting of discrimination at all levels

Female athletes still feel subtle sting of discrimination at all levels

Meredith Prud’homme and Emmanuella Macri

December 22, 2016

It took women over 2,000 years to be allowed into the Olympic games according to Infoplease.com. Since then, female athletes are slowly becoming more accepted, but not everything is equal between the two sexes, even now. One of the biggest differences between women and men is the lack of recognition women...

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