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Seniors display tears and triumphs

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

Lillian Chen

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 and instructs students to write their name and why they cried on the day it happened.  The c...

CHS students combat stress during the school year

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

Madison Beekman

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 to help him destress after a long day of hard work. This is just one of the ways CHS students co...

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Sarah McNey

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

College apps continue through the holiday season

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

Caroline Monaghan

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: 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

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. 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

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Andrew Wang

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

Stress overwhelms student life

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

Abby Silva

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 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

Blot photo by Catherine Escueta.

Lauren Spiezia

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 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

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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