By NICK BRENNAN
Saying goodbye to caffeine and mellow acoustics, the junior class took a different approach to the annual Coffeehouse tradition, reformatting the event and renaming it Friday Night Lineup.
The goal of this year’s show was to bring a new look to such a great event, Class of 2015 president Gina Maurer of Avon said. “We switched it up so that not only the theme changed, but also everyone’s expectations. We hoped to attract a new brand of people, and I think we were pretty successful,” she added.
These and other relatives of CHS students still remember the end of “Camelot,” as they told Advanced Journalism students on the eve of the 50th anniversary of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination.
BY OLIVIA IANNONE and MARY SAYDAH
Opinion Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief
Junior Cassidy DeStefano of Middletown got a phone call from Mary Beth Tinker. Senior Tyler Paley of Howell almost used amateur credentials to get into the Celtics locker room. Inkblot adviser Andi Mulshine fled a conference room when her iPad blared Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.”
All this occurred over the course of last weekend, when a group of ten CHS students attended the National High School Journalism Conference hosted in the Heinz Conference Center in Boston, Massachusetts, learning, laughing and sometimes even crying during sessions with 5,500 other high school journalists from across the nation.
By ALEX TAGLIERI
Walking in to US II history teacher Ronald Klein’s classroom, it is obvious that this teacher has two passions: history and sports. Klein’s room is filled with movies, books and paraphernalia related to the time periods he loves to teach as well as a red “R” from his alma mater, Rutgers University, clearly displayed behind his desk.
Klein has taught history at Communications High School for 12 years, but said he has loved the subject for much longer. For Klein, it was his US II history teacher in high school who gave him a desire to teach the subject.