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Ok, Boomer

Ok, Boomer

Katherine Nikolau, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

For as long as teens and Millennials can remember, the older generation, often referred to as Baby Boomers, has consistently demonstrated a dislike for some of the values that the younger generation holds dear. While America’s youth tends to embrace new ideas, technology, and an acceptance of all types ...

New Jersey Keeps Pushing the Minimum to a Maximum

New Jersey Keeps Pushing the Minimum to a Maximum

Katherine Nikolau, Section Editor

February 8, 2020

The State of New Jersey has planned to increase its minimum wage. A true roller coaster ride, the amount has now increased from $8.85 an hour to $10 an hour and will continue this pattern of systemic increase until 2024, where it will stop at $15 an hour.  Some of the public approve of this change wh...

Rethinking the Chief

Rethinking the Chief

Maya Zarcone, Staff Writer

January 3, 2020

Symbols are powerful. They represent ideas, people, and values. Sometimes symbols give people and groups an identity, but it doesn’t work that way. People give symbols their meaning that then show the identity of groups or movements.  The identity of a group is defined by the actions and beliefs of t...

Recycling is Important, Yet Most People are Doing it Wrong

Recycling is Important, Yet Most People are Doing it Wrong

Maya Zarcone, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

How often have you gone to throw out something and wondered, “Can I recycle this?” Probably not often. Recycling is such an easy thing to do, however, people always seem to forget about it.    Point blank: recycling is important. By recycling, fewer greenhouse gasses are emitted. Mining materials ar...

Do the Academic Awards Really Award Academia?

Do the Academic Awards Really Award Academia?

Dayna Schubert, Editor in Chief

August 8, 2019

Each June, Cherokee High School holds the annual Academic Awards that are believed to honor Cherokee's most distinguished scholars and athletes. In order to snag an invite, you must have straight A's, which is essentially a 4.0 grade point average or you can have a grade point average of about a 3.5...

Protecting Public Speaking in Schools

Protecting Public Speaking in Schools

Cheyenne Hamilton, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Oral presentations in high school have become a major part of grades in some classrooms, and despite the anxiety and stress that public speaking may cause for some kids, eliminating the public speaking aspect of high school would be detrimental. These assignments are necessary for students to learn crucial s...

The Difficulties of Grade Inflation

The Difficulties of Grade Inflation

Josh Wright, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Over the past century, average grades have been rising. This process, called grade inflation, is when the average grade trends upward, so students in general are earning higher grades than they would have 50 or 100 years ago. Grade inflation is generally more severe in elite high schools and colleges...

Sports Above All Else?

Sports Above All Else?

Dayna Schubert, School News Editor

December 17, 2018

Sports are a right of passage at Cherokee. Friday night lights are the pinnacle of the week, and all of Marlton gathers together to cheer on our football team. Sports are a focal point of our community, with people traveling far and wide to urge on the Cherokee Chiefs. However, this “fan club” do...

Vaping: A New Trend?

Vaping: A New Trend?

Caitlin Woodcock, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

Juuling. Vaping. We’ve heard it more recently than ever. With vaping introduced as an alternative way to wean off of cigarettes, it’s easy to assume that while many may be using vapes legally, plenty of other people are using these materials illegally. This new trend wasn’t originally called ...

On a Different Note: Jazz Band versus Marching Band

On a Different Note: Jazz Band versus Marching Band

Emily Paluba, Staff Writer

May 11, 2018

Cherokee High School is blessed with an outstanding music program. With a myriad of groups to take part in, like Beginner Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, and several other chamber ensembles, students have various opportunities to discover their passion and ability when ...

What Now?

What Now?

Sam Schepps, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018

In the immediate aftermath of events like the horrific Valentine's Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, it is easy to become wrapped up in the shock of the tragedy.   And while there is certainly nothing wrong with keeping those affected in our hearts and...

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