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Class of 2017 Winter Ball came with a price How to make the most of a frigid winter in Monmouth County Opinion: Taylor Swift Opinion: Winter Break Reflections Opinion: Immigration Policy Magic transforms CHS for Yule Ball Wizarding World of Winter Ball Opinion: Band Aid 30 not all it appears to be
 

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.

Opinion: Winter Break Reflections

BY ANNIE DIAZ - The holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year, that time of year where it is impossible to find parking. Call it what you will but most everyone takes part in it in one way or another. With nine in 10 Americans celebrating Christmas, according to a poll by newsmax.com, it’s safe to say that the majority of CHS students have plans for Dec. 25.

Opinion: Immigration Policy

BY SOPHIA BONIECKI - It seems like the person who follows the rules always gets the short end of the stick these days, and with President Obama’s new immigration policy, those who break the rules have it easier than those who don’t.

Magic transforms CHS for Yule Ball

BY CAROLINE SAVAGE - The class of 2017 hosted this year’s Winter Ball on Friday Jan. 9 in the school cafeteria.The theme of the semiformal dance was based on “Yule Ball”, which is the formal ball that takes place in the Harry Potter series.

Wizarding World of Winter Ball

Check out this photo slideshow with pictures taken by Sarah Takash and Sallie Haas at Winter Ball on Friday.

Opinion: Band Aid 30 not all it appears to be

BY ARIELLE HUTCHINSON - When I first heard the Band Aid 30 Single, “Do They Know Its Christmas?,” I was in love. Who could possibly hate a song created to raise money for Ebola sung by artists like One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono, Chris Martin and Sinéad O’Connor?

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 Wednesday 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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Opinion: New year, same reasons to grant Ferguson indictment

January 10, 2015

BY CAYLA HARRIS - Former N.Y. Chief Judge Sol Wachtler once famously said that a prosecutor could persuade a grand jury to “indict a ham sandwich.” But St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch couldn’t do just that in the grand jury prosecution of white police officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 murder of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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Opinion: Thanksgiving reflections

January 1, 2015

BY SARAH LYNCH - Thanksgiving is absolutely one of my favorite holidays. The family gets together to share some delicious food, without the pressure of gift-giving, and everyone settles down to do something that we often forget in the chaos of our lives: be thankful.

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Opinion: Real Christmas trees vs fake Christmas trees

December 18, 2014

BY ISABELLA CAVAZZONI - It wasn’t until 16th century Germany, that trees such as evergreens and pines were decorated in the home for the holiday of Christmas. Today each family has their own unique traditions for tree decorating. A yearly debate that arises nationwide and even in CHS every Christmas is real Christmas trees vs fake Christmas trees.

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No ‘humbug’ in this holiday production

December 16, 2014

BY - KATE RIDOUX and DANIEL MOPSICK - At 7 p.m. on the 12th and 13th of December, students, parents, and friends of the CHS Drama Club packed the cafeteria to see their portrayal of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”.

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Class of 2018 “Movie Night” attracts small crowd

December 9, 2014

BY EMMA WILENTA - The class of 2018 hosted a High School Musical “Movie Night” in the cafeteria after school on Friday, December 5th.

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Black Friday brings both excitement and apprehension

November 26, 2014

By KATE RIDOUX and DANIEL MOPSICK – On the last Friday in November, Americans worldwide trade in their cranberry sauce for credit-cards as they take advantage of post Thanksgiving door-busters on the biggest discount day of the year, Black Friday. Black Friday is known as the informal kick off of the holiday shopping season. Store […]

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Coffeehouse warms up cold Friday night

November 25, 2014

BY EMMA WILENTA - The Class of 2016 hosted the annual Coffee House on Friday November 21. The event gave CHS students an opportunity to showcase their talents to fellow students, parents and teachers.

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NHS and NTHS welcome new inductees

November 20, 2014

BY CAROLINE SAVAGE AND DANIEL MOPSICK -The National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society both welcomed and honored their new members on Tuesday night with their collaborative induction ceremony that was held in the cafeteria.

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DEAR time switches to Mondays, meets mixed reactions

November 18, 2014

By ISABELLA CAVAZZONI - There’s no doubt that CHS can be a high stress environment. To provide an outlet for students and to encourage them to read more often, Instructional Council introduced Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) last year. Since then the entire school has participated in DEAR every Thursday for a half hour at the end of second period and into the beginning of lunch.

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