Emma Franklin

Stories from Emma Franklin

Thursday, May 30th, 2013



The Senior Prom Night: it may not be the choreographed, twinkling fantasy portrayed in High School Musical, but it is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

This year’s senior prom theme is “Starry Night” and will be hosted by the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, New Jersey. The date is June 7 and the dance will be held from 7 pm to midnight.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

In the early days of April, small white signs began to sprout in the front yards of both Borough and Township residents. Residents sported either a “YES” or a “NO”, indicating their positions on the impending school budget election. On Tuesday April 16, the School District of the Chathams held elections for the 2013-2014 school budget and for new Board of Education members for both the Borough and Township.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

On February 7, the Chinese 2 and 3 classes took a trip to Flushing Chinatown in New York City. The trip was organized by the CHS Chinese teacher, Li Laoshi, and was a cultural immersion experience for the students who attended the trip.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Saturday Night Live (better known as SNL) has been around since 1975. In the time since its creation, it has welcomed hundreds of celebrity hosts, musicians, and cameo appearances. It has stimulated the careers of dozens of incredible performers, actors, and writers. It has come to define multiple cultural generations, and it pioneered a genre of expression that made it okay to publicly humiliate and satirize the policies, characteristics, personalities, and physical appearances of politicians.
James Downey is the show’s primary political sketch writer.
Friday, September 28th, 2012



The School District of the Chathams has a reputation for being one of the best public schools in New Jersey. They consistently score highly on standardized tests, such as the APs, SAT, ACT, and HSPA. And the town itself has a reputation for being very family friendly, safe, and having a strong community bond.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
The controversy over whether homosexuals should be given the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples is one of today’s most heated debates. On May 9, this argument received a new element with President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, making him the first US president to fully support this level of gay civil rights. In an interview on ABC News Obama announced, “I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married”.
Friday, March 30th, 2012

As the United States progresses and continues to evolve its social and political values, the independence of religious groups is tested. Recently, President Obama has confronted the issue of access to birth control for any and all women. He has implemented a new policy that requires religious affiliated institutions to cover employees’ contraception and that they will receive it directly from the health insurance provider, if each individual so chooses.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Steven Spielberg is the most “commercially successful filmmaker in Hollywood history”, according to All Movie Guide. His talents have graced cinema screens all overthe world through films like “Indiana Jones”, “Cowboys and Aliens”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Jurassic Park”, “Schindler’s List”, “ET”, “Jaws”, and

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Black Friday is the largest, most lucrative shopping day of the year for many businesses. Falling on the day after Thanksgiving, it signals the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, this carnival of a shopping excursion consists of stores opening their doors in the wee hours of Friday morning, letting in mobs of customers eager to spend their hard earned cash on items substantially reduced in price, while getting a head start on their holiday shopping.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Apple Inc. has come out with the next generation of the phone that has taken the world by storm. The iPhone 4S was released on October 4, 2011 to countries around the world. In the first three days after the release of the smartphone, 4 million devices were sold, making this the most successful iPhone launch in Apple’s history, as well as the most successful launch of any mobile phone ever.