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CHS students have learned to cope with school stress in their own ways outside of the school.

Mental health resources left unseen by students

Yaritza Reyes Contrera and Thomas Tilton November 22, 2023

As the school year reemerges, so does student stress surrounding SAT scores, college admissions and extracurricular involvement. This, on top of other personal life obstacles, can bring extreme stress...

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

Seniors display tears and triumphs

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...

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

CHS students combat stress during the school year

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...

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...

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

College apps continue through the holiday season

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:...

EICs Izzy Cavazzoni and Courtney Kushnir look back on their time with The Inkblot.

To reduce stress, use mindfulness and try meditation techniques

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....

Photo obtained through Creative Commons.

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

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...

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

Stress overwhelms student life

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...

Blot photo by Catherine Escueta.

A national criteria would work better for NHS

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...

Students not stressing over PSATS

Students not stressing over PSATS

October 13, 2014
BY CHRISTINA NOLL - It is time for the freshman, sophomores, and juniors of CHS to sharpen their #2 pencils and break out their thinking camps because PSATs are just a few days away. The PSAT, an annual multiple-choice exam which prepares students for the SAT and ACT, will be taking place on October 15.
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