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Fashion Show raises $1,300 for Prom Students question value of PARCC test Cultural festival raises $2,500 for St. Jude Children Student favorite, P.J. Bracco, delivers Career Day keynote speech reflecting on his journey Career Day exposes students to unique opportunities Class of 2017 Winter Ball came with a price How to make the most of a frigid winter in Monmouth County Opinion: Taylor Swift
 

Fashion Show raises $1,300 for Prom

BY CAROLINE SAVAGE AND EMMA WILENTA - The second annual CHS Fashion Show was held on Friday, April 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria. The proceeds from the event, conceived and coordinated by junior Sallie Haas of Deal, will go toward the cost of this year’s prom.

Students question value of PARCC test

The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) is New Jersey’s latest addition to its repertoire of standardized tests. According to PARCCOnline.org, the PARCC is a computer-based test that has been aligned with the highly controversial Common Core Standards.

Cultural festival raises $2,500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

By EMMA WILENTA - On Friday, March 13, the Cultural Communications Club hosted the annual Cultural Communications Festival to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s theme of “Giving Around the World in 180 Minutes” brought together various cultures from around the globe and raised $2,500 for a charitable cause, said club adviser Sabina Campbell.

Student favorite, P.J. Bracco, delivers Career Day keynote speech reflecting on his journey

On Thursday, Feb. 26, students partook in the annual Career Day event presented by SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society. Career Day at CHS gave students an opportunity to browse classrooms and speak to professionals, each giving advice on how to attain success in their own field, followed by the keynote speech given by P.J. Bracco.

Career Day exposes students to unique opportunities

On Friday Feb. 26 the National Technical Honor Society and SkillsUSA presented Career Day 2015. Students traveled between presentations to hear from a variety of professionals, including graphic designers, scientific researchers and weekend Fox 5 News anchor Antwan Lewis.

Class of 2017 Winter Ball came with a price

BY EMMA MCCAFFREY - This year’s Winter Ball came with a price – $10 per ticket before Winter Break and $12 per ticket after Winter Break. The sophomore class’s Winter Ball boasted the highest price tag of any dance this year.

How to make the most of a frigid winter in Monmouth County

BY ISABELLA CAVAZZONI AND KATHERINE RIDOUX - New Jersey winters can be unforgiving for its residents. Winter temperatures have averaged a chilly 31.3 degrees Fahrenheit in New Jersey, according to WeatherWorks. As a result, New Jerseyans have a limited range of activities at their fingertips in the frigid months.

Opinion: Taylor Swift’s transition to pop

BY COURNEY KUSHNIR - By now I’m sure you’ve heard that singer/songwriter Taylor Swift has completely broken up with country music and has started a new and full time relationship with pop. For better or for worse, loyal Swift fans like myself have committed to sticking with Taylor through all of her relationships (and inevitable break-ups), evolving musical style included.

INKY 2014: CHS Connected

March 12, 2015

February 21, 2014 BY TYLER PALEY - The clock struck 9 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 19, just two days before winter break. CHS students discovered that the Wi-Fi connections on their phones, tablets, laptops and other devices were terminated. Since that morning, students have not been able to access the school’s network.

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VIDEO: Girls Night Out a success

March 4, 2015

Girls Night Out was an event held at CHS aimed at empowering and educating the girls of the school. All proceeds from the fundraiser went to 180: Turning Lives Around. The video can be viewed here.

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Messy winter affects school schedules

February 22, 2015

By EMMA WILENTA - MCVSD students experienced all three possible school schedule changes this winter during Winter Storm Juno, an early dismissal, delayed opening and snow day.

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Valentine’s wishes: chocolates and snow

January 30, 2015

By ARMANDO LAMASTRA, RACHEL FENNIMAN, GABBY COMPAGNI and JULIANNA BELAS

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Art project puts great ‘face’ on student work

January 30, 2015

Story and Photos by Maryann Rojas and Lizzy Thornton

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You can sharpen your pencils for finals, but you don’t have to like it

January 24, 2015

By ANNA VERNICK, LUKE BROWN, KEVIN MEEBURG and REBECCA MADEIRA

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Senior prank document leads to suspensions, detentions

January 23, 2015

By CAYLA HARRIS - An online invitation showed up in the Class of 2015 email box Tuesday morning that asked class members to edit a document titled “Senior Prank Ideas.” Those who did quickly faced disciplinary action, they said.

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Profile: the Single Mother of Two

January 20, 2015

By Lilia Kang Yvonne Gordon of nearby Asbury Park gave birth to autistic twin boys 22 years ago. This is her story.

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Unemployed but hopeful, student’s mom keeps sending out the apps

January 20, 2015

Hoping for a job opportunity to come her way, single parent Annette Thornton, mother of senior Lizzy Thornton, talks about the struggles of being unemployed and how it has effected her life. Photo Slideshow by Lizzy Thornton

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Rabbi Cy makes temple a home

January 15, 2015

Audio Slideshow Profile by SALLIE HAAS

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