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Development of the Novel Coronavirus

Development of the Novel Coronavirus

William Chacon, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

The Coronavirus started in Wuhan, China in December, and ever since the numbers all over the world have skyrocketed. How did this global pandemic spread so quickly? In early research, scientists thought this virus had spread from a seafood market which was proven not to be true. Now scientists kno...

Miss Americana: An In-Depth Look at Taylor Swift

Miss Americana: An In-Depth Look at Taylor Swift

Grace Norris

February 27, 2020

Netflix recently produced a documentary about Taylor Swift in which she describes what she has been doing for the year that she was out of the public eye. The documentary dives into her past: when she first started out as a musician, how she grew as a musician, and the challenges and problems she has...

Knives Out: Whodunit at the Theater

Knives Out: Whodunit at the Theater

Javid Labenski, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Near the climax of Rian Johnson's murder-mystery movie Knives Out, private detective Benoit Blanc, as portrayed by Daniel Craig, describes the ongoing case with a confusing anecdote concerning donuts. This quote summarizes perfectly what Knives Out is like: convoluted at times, but consistently origin...

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...

Cherokee Football: Revenge Tour 2019

Cherokee Football: Revenge Tour 2019

Celeste Yeany and Joshua Guirguis, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The 2019 Cherokee football season this year was truly a “revenge tour,” a term coined by the student section Instagram @chs.studentsection2020. Last season, Cherokee Football struggled. They had only two wins in the regular season. Following last year’s lackluster season, spirits for the upcomin...

TikTok vs. Vine

TikTok vs. Vine

February 7, 2020

Today, with over 33 million downloads, TikTok has gained extreme popularity with young people across the world. TikTok which was formerly known as Musical.ly is a video sharing service that allows users to create 15 to 60-second videos with music or make up their own original content. Users can also use sou...

Cherokee Chiefs Field Hockey: The Hardest Working Team?

Cherokee Chiefs Field Hockey: The Hardest Working Team?

Gianna Ercolani, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

As the field hockey season comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the season and the characters of its players. Since pre-season in August, the Lady Chiefs have shown continuous hard work and determination. Although there were a myriad of obstacles along the way for the program, the players manage...

Cherokee Football Gets Tickled Pink

Cherokee Football Gets Tickled Pink

Judith Otunnu, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Friday, October 4, 2019, was a disappointing loss for the Cherokee Chiefs. For much of the game, the Chiefs were tied with Millville. However, the boys just could not pull off a win and Milville defeated the Chiefs 26-14. This loss was the second of the season, following a disappointing loss to rival s...

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...

The True Story About NJROTC

The True Story About NJROTC

Katherine Nikolau, Section Editor

December 5, 2019

For the average student, the word “ROTC,” may conjure up an image of a fellow student that they may have seen in the hallways: a peer dressed in a neat uniform. However, many do not know what ROTC actually is. Its challenges, ideas, ambitions, and the students and teachers who make it possible are compl...

Harriet: A Story Everyone Should Know

Harriet: A Story Everyone Should Know

Katherine Nikolau, Section Editor

December 5, 2019

"Harriet," released on November 1, 2019, beautifully captures the extraordinary life of abolitionist, Harriet Tubman. The film begins with Harriet’s life as a slave and follows her from her escape to freedom as well as everything that came afterward. Harriet’s accomplishments in guiding countless ...

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