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Two’s company, three’s a crowd for new drivers

Two’s company, three’s a crowd for new drivers

Zoe Conner-Bennett

June 20, 2019

When Officer Alisa Antunez from the Ocean Township Police Department was a teenager in 2001, New Jersey state legislature introduced the GDL, or Graduated Driver License, for the first time. In conjunction with other restrictions, the GDL is responsible for the one-passenger limit placed upon drivers durin...

Potential SGA candidates share their campaigning ideas

Jordan Durkin

May 13, 2019

SGA Meet the Candidates was held on Monday, May 13 and we asked each candidate to explain one campaign idea (in picture order). ...

Upperclassmen ‘shore’-ly have a good time at prom

Upperclassmen ‘shore’-ly have a good time at prom

Nicole Sestito

May 12, 2019

On Friday, May 10, the Class of 2019 hosted the annual junior and senior prom at the Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club. This year’s prom had a beach theme, which complemented the venue’s location right across from  the Spring Lake beaches. This was the first time CHS hosted the prom at this ven...

Online resources “sparknote” a student-teacher debate

Online resources “sparknote” a student-teacher debate

Brigid McCarthy

May 10, 2019

Move over, Shakespeare.  The most-read material in high school English classes is not any play by Shakespeare, or any novel by Steinbeck. It is Sparknotes.   Thanks to the accessibility of the Internet and its resources, some students have turned to websites like Sparknotes, Cliffsnotes and Shmo...

Carragher dances his way to victory at Mr. CHS

Carragher dances his way to victory at Mr. CHS

Brigid McCarthy

April 18, 2019

Junior Will Carragher of Middletown received the crowns of both Mr. CHS and People’s Choice 2019 on Wednesday, Apr. 17, earning major Spring Spirit Week points for the Class of 2020.   Mr. CHS is an annual pageant hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA) where male students from each...

Junior edit board members learn from the best at the CSPA

Junior edit board members learn from the best at the CSPA

Brian Schade

April 2, 2019

With spring’s commencement comes the annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Spring Convention. Juniors of the Inkblot edit board headed to Columbia University in New York City to participate, departing from the Red Bank train station on the morning of March 20. Students spent the two-day ...

Alumni revisit CHS for the day, share advice with students

Brian Schade

January 29, 2019

CHS graduates recently had the opportunity to revisit the building and reconnect with former classmates at the annual Alumni Day, held in the cafeteria on Friday, Dec. 21. The event began with a question-and-answer panel between current and former students. The alumni were primarily asked about the co...

Students enjoy a night ‘in the city’ at Winter Ball

Students enjoy a night ‘in the city’ at Winter Ball

Nicole Sestito

January 14, 2019

The Class of 2021 created the aesthetic of Golden Hour in New York City on Friday, Jan. 11 for the annual Winter Ball dance in the cafeteria. From the metro card tickets and taxi cutouts to the Statue of Liberty and graffiti on the walls, the sophomore class council met the expectations of their t...

Students share their Thanksgiving plans

Students share their Thanksgiving plans

Meredith Prud'homme

December 12, 2018

Every year, towards the end of November, 46 million turkeys are sold nationwide, according to the University of Illinois. A meeting on the Plymouth Plantation between the pilgrims and the natives in 1621 has transformed into a commercial holiday filled with parades, football games and time spent with frien...

Students dance the night away at Homecoming

Students dance the night away at Homecoming

Brian Schade

November 5, 2018

Students attended the second annual Homecoming dance in the cafeteria on Friday, Nov. 2. SkillsUSA hosted the event and gave students the opportunity to nominate and elect their peers onto a court and dance to music courtesy of the radio department, despite the absence of a football team. Junior ...

Students continue Spirit Week with Halloween

Students continue Spirit Week with Halloween

Riley Forrester

October 31, 2018

The third day of Fall Spirit Week sent students to gather around the back of the cafeteria to watch the annual Halloween Costume Contest on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Before the Halloween parade, students in each grade ran around the halls during the daily scavenger hunt, looking for various items, the ...

Students and families catch up at Sweets by the Beach

Students and families catch up at Sweets by the Beach

Bella Reilly

October 10, 2018

The Parent Student Faculty Association (PSFA) hosted CHS’s first annual “Sweets by the Beach” on Friday, Oct. 5 at the Belmar beach. Typically, the PSFA hosts a back-to-school bonfire for students and families this time of year at the same location, but they decided to postpone the event to the en...

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