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Teens work hard and play hard this summer

Teens work hard and play hard this summer

Riley Forrester

June 17, 2019

To some, the end of the school year may mean no more waking up early for the next eighty days; nothing but sleep, eat, beach, repeat. Others, however, spend their summer days heading off to work. Freshman Drew Lepping of West Long Branch picked up a job for this summer at Joe’s Bagel and Grill in h...

Experience more, bucket list less

Experience more, bucket list less

Sally Ehlers

September 14, 2018

Bucket lists are enticing ideas on Instagram and Pinterest, but in reality they cause more harm than good. These lists continue to skyrocket in popularity, resulting in a pandemic of bucket list obsession. Go skydiving, run a marathon, see the pyramids: every bucket list consists of generic goal...

Social media shapes travel experiences

Social media shapes travel experiences

Khushi Kadakia

September 14, 2018

While scrolling through Instagram, Twitter or Facebook this summer, you’ll likely encounter travel pictures populating your feed. These images of plane tickets and crystal clear waves fill social media platforms, with “60 percent of travelers [using] social media to showcase their vacation photos,...

Sunshine: the happiness vitamin

Sunshine: the happiness vitamin

Isabella Antoon

September 14, 2018

Summer is a heavily anticipated time of the year for most, not only being a break from school, but also a time for warmer weather and sunshine. Many would argue that they are happier during the summer months, but is this happiness directly due to the increase in sunlight we are exposed to? The noti...

CHS athletes balance sports and summer activities

CHS athletes balance sports and summer activities

Lauren Arnao

June 15, 2018

When faced with busy summer schedules, CHS students must balance working, family and sports. Some sports require athletes to train on their own or with their team, which can interfere with other summer plans. Others may have more lenient requirements. Sophomore Evan Kuo of Tinton Falls is a vars...

Bennies help build the shore

Bennies help build the shore

Lauren Spiezia

September 15, 2017

Summer at the Jersey Shore is marked by pork roll sandwiches, an overload of sunscreen and the inevitable beach traffic. From Memorial Day weekend to the final days of summer, tourists from inland New Jersey and out of state visitors flock to towns along the coast; as a result, locals have labeled t...

Outside of their daily teaching, CHS faculty have part-time jobs

Outside of their daily teaching, CHS faculty have part-time jobs

Jacqueline Geller

May 9, 2017

When the bell rings at 2:19 p.m., some CHS teachers will walk out the school’s doors and head to their part-time job. Spanish teacher Karen Britto used to be employed in restaurants and worked as an SAT tutor while holding a teacher position during the day. “It can be difficult especially...

Lifeguarding is a popular summer sport

Lifeguarding is a popular summer sport

Emme Leong

September 16, 2016

Summer jobs are in high demand for teenagers who are looking to earn some spending money. But it’s difficult to find the compromise between soaking up the sun and getting a decent job. For many CHS students, a lifeguarding job provides that balance. A September survey showed that nearly 6 perc...

Preseason sports prove to be worth lost summer fun

Preseason sports prove to be worth lost summer fun

Emma Wilenta

September 16, 2016

The last few weeks of summer can be a dreaded time for students. Daunting thoughts of the upcoming school year, school supply shopping and cramming summer reading can consume the last few weeks of summertime. But for some, the tail-end of summer before a new school year are occupied with other co...

Mountain vacations are an option for shore locals

Mountain vacations are an option for shore locals

September 5, 2013

By ALANA BAROFSKY Art Editor Flipkey.com, a trip advisor site, recently named the Jersey Shore as one of the nation's top East Coast beach vacation spots. For some of us who live here year-round, though, the better getaway option may be to the west. Rising junior Emma Neuwirth of Brielle travels to the Pocono M...

Henning travels to Peru, using ‘selfies’ to record her trip

Henning travels to Peru, using ‘selfies’ to record her trip

August 24, 2013

By HANNAH WALLACH Features Editor While most people take them in mirrors, junior Amelia Henning of Monmouth Beach spent her summer taking "selfies" among friends, sheep and Peruvian landscapes. "Selfies" are images taken of oneself by oneself and are more popular now than ever. Read More »...

Summer in full swing, but Sandy lingers

August 10, 2013

By MARY SAYDAH Co-Editor-in-Chief With the summer in full swing, I keep hearing that Hurricane Sandy is a thing of our past. I am a big supporter of the “Stronger than the Storm” campaign and I do believe that the Jersey Shore is stronger than the storm. After hearing from so many people that Hurri...

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