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Seniors display tears and triumphs

Survey of 54 responses from Oct. 1 to Oct. 30, 2019
November 15, 2019

Stress is a natural occurrence in high schools across the nation, and CHS seniors have a unique way of dealing with it. The “Senior Cry Calendar,” as it’s been dubbed, resides in the senior hallway...

CHS students combat stress during the school year

Survey of 47 students from August 18th to September 4th.
September 13, 2019

After working through hours of homework, sophomore Drew Lepping of West Long Branch opens his container of ice cream and his Netflix app. He turns on one of his favorite shows, “Friends,” in order...

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students
May 4, 2018

For decades, schools have used grading systems to measure students’ proficiencies. If a student receives an A, they’re considered outstanding. But if they receive an F, they are – as the letter implies...

College apps continue through the holiday season

Survey of 43 seniors from Dec. 12 to Dec. 15, 2017.
January 12, 2018

‘Tis the season for candy canes, gift-giving, flavored lattes and college applications. College applications are just another part of the dreaded process that supports a multi-million dollar business:...

To reduce stress, use mindfulness and try meditation techniques

EICs Izzy Cavazzoni and Courtney Kushnir look back on their time with The Inkblot.
September 15, 2017

Here at CHS, students have the opportunity to practice mindfulness and meditation in  small ways during school.The monthly Loo Review touches on ways for students to take stock of their mental health....

Why today’s teen aren’t getting enough sleep: Stress

Photo obtained through Creative Commons.
September 15, 2017

When it comes time to tuck in at night, experts say we need eight to 10 hours of sleep every night – and too few of us are getting it. According to The National Sleep Foundation, or NSF, as of February...

Stress overwhelms student life

Many students spend lunch and activity period, the only free time during the day, studying
February 3, 2017

A research paper, lab report, calculus test and Spanish project all due in a matter of days is enough to make any person feel over the edge, let alone a high school student at CHS who also has to factor...

A national criteria would work better for NHS

Blot photo by Catherine Escueta.
November 18, 2016

The life of an upperclassman has no shortage of stressors: harder classes, college applications and SATs, just to name a few. Not to mention, 58 percent of CHS upperclassmen have added National Honor Society...

Students not stressing over PSATS

Students not stressing over PSATS
October 13, 2014

BY CHRISTINA NOLL - It's time for the freshman, sophomores and juniors of CHS to sharpen their #2 pencils and break out their "thinking caps" because the PSAT testing date for CHS is just a few days away....

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