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Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Sarah McNey

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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 – a failure. With a reputation as the “best and brightest of Monmouth County,” many ...

College apps continue through the holiday season

College apps continue through the holiday season

Caroline Monaghan

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

‘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: higher education. And now, they seem as integral to the holiday season as strung lights. According...

To reduce stress, use mindfulness and try meditation techniques

To reduce stress, use mindfulness and try meditation techniques

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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. Students are also invited to visit meditation sessions before exams and are encouraged to talk free...

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

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

Andrew Wang

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

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 2015, adolescents should be hitting somewhere between the eight and 10 hours mark Instead, ...

Stress overwhelms student life

Stress overwhelms student life

Abby Silva

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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 in time for clubs, sports, work and home life. For better or worse, stress has begun to play a large role in th...

A national criteria would work better for NHS

A national criteria would work better for NHS

Lauren Spiezia

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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 membership to this list, said NHS adviser Justine Lane. Each NHS chapter within each school or distr...

Students not stressing over PSATS

Students not stressing over PSATS

October 13, 2014


Filed under News

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. Students will take PSAT, an annual multiple-choice exam to prepare them for the SAT and ACT, on...

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