The Chomp

The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School

The Chomp

The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School

The Chomp

The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School

A collage containing aspects of possible Memorial Day fun from a variety of the locations mentioned in this article
Memorial Day Celebrations
Some hidden gems!
Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-Chief • May 19, 2024

The advent of Memorial Day is usually matched with excited chatter about what beach people are attending or what they plan to eat at their family cookout. This means that oftentimes the true meaning of...

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What's Next for Some of Gateway's Seniors
Futures looking bright!
McKenna Spositi, Staff Writer • May 19, 2024

The countdown for graduation is ticking! Some people are excited, some people are upset, some are scared, and some are experiencing a mix of feelings, like me. I’m excited to start a new chapter...

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Gateway Regional High Schools Softball team, taken by ninth grader, Brooke Ream, 2024. Here at Gateway, Lady Gators feel supported.
Sexism in Athletics
Where it Starts and Where it's Seen
Hazel Foster, Staff Writer • May 19, 2024

Here at Gateway, people try to make the athletics department as inclusive and equal as possible. However, many players outside of our community have experienced or currently face struggles with gender bias. A prominent example is Caitlin Clark, a...

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 A quote from Mr. Dalessandro, a beloved math teacher at Gateway Regional High Schoool
How Make the Most Out of the Rest of the School Year
Keeping excitement AND motivation high
Lexie Kirwin, Staff Writer • May 19, 2024

With about 2 months left of school, it is almost summer break for our Gateway Gators. It is now May and students need to make sure all work is done, handle extra activities, as well as their social life. High school or middle school, all students should...

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A student trying to make a bathroom pass at GRHS with e-hallpass
Tech Ed and Edtech
Compromised Convenience
Alex Noble, Staff Writer • May 14, 2024

For the past few years, frustrations with education technology have been most audibly expressed through the all-too-common statement “I hate e-hallpass,” referring to the pre-acquisition name of Securly Pass. As of March 2022, its developer Eduspire...

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The collection of dresses available in the Comfort Closet for those who wish to save!
Prom On a Budget
How to prepare for Prom without breaking the bank
Kalise Miller, Managing Editor • May 19, 2024

Prom is an excuse to have fun, let go, and dress up. The last part, however, is the hardest part for many people. To take pressure off your bank account, you can shop on a budget and still dress your best. A Prom ticket at Gateway this year is $95, an increase of $10 from last year. And next year it will be $100. On top of...

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An aerial view of the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse on March 26th, 2024
Aftermath of the Baltimore Bridge Collapse
What now?
Abria Joshua, Senior Copy Editor • May 19, 2024

On March 26, 2024, at 1:29 a.m. a ship called the Dali hit several key columns on the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Two months have passed since and now we can examine the government response and the long-term impacts of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. This disaster killed six construction workers who were working on...

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Senior group photo on April 25th, 2024 at Disneys All Star Resort
Senior Trip Recap
A highlight of the trip everyone was waiting for!
Benjamin Bittner, Staff Writer • May 19, 2024

Every year at Gateway Regional High School seniors have an option to provide funds to attend the senior trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The trip for the class of 2024 started on April 22nd and ended on April 26th. It is a 5-day trip in which seniors were able to free roam the designated areas at Disney World, as well...

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A variety of Gateway graduation cap inspiration photos
Graduation Cap Decorating
A keepsake to cherish
Cassidy Hagmaier, Staff Writer • May 19, 2024

Throughout the years students have been creatively making their graduation caps their own with unique, personalized designs. This trend first started back in the early 1960s when students wanted to convey their own political opinions. The top of the caps are shaped like squares to represent a book. The...

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Meet the Staff
Jack Keller
Jack Keller
Senior Sports Editor
My name is Jack Keller, I am a senior, and I serve as The Chomp’s Senior Sports Editor! I cover all kinds of
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What the average teenagers social media folder looks like. Will TikTok remain?
The TikTok Ban Part 2
The legal debate continues
Andrea Mistichelli, Media/Design Editor • May 19, 2024
Every teen and young adult in America’s worst fear has came true, the TikTok ban passed. Now in action, ByteDance (the owners of TikTok) has until January 19th of next year to sell TikTok to an American company or else
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Gateways attendees of this years 2024 NJ-JCLs Latin Convention, ready for a day of competition and fun
Gateway Latin Students Attend NJ-JCL State Convention
A celebration of culture, history, and fun
Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-Chief • May 19, 2024
On Saturday, May 18th, a handful of eager Latin students from Gateway boarded the bus and embarked on their journey to Princeton High School to attend the annual New Jersey Junior Classical League State Convention.

Mrs. Cross's Latin students, no matter
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@Malous228 published a video on 3-23-24 about how a random man in Times Square punched her in the head
Random Acts of Violence
What People will do for Fame
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer • May 19, 2024
On March 23, 2024, influencer Halley Kate Mcgookin was just walking down the street when suddenly she was punched in the face for no apparent reason. She then proceeded to upload a TikTok about her experience. After her video went viral, over a dozen
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Change, Grow, Adapt: We Humans
Ace Smith, Staff Writer • May 19, 2024

Last week humans scrapped in forests, Each berry and carcass was ours– We hunted, we gathered, We made huts of sticks, Decorated with...

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For the Love of MLA, Stop Using EasyBib
Citations without the Fluff
Alex Noble, Staff Writer • May 20, 2024

EasyBib and Citation Machine and all the others, like Chegg, are junk regularly promoted by teachers. They are shoved full of ads and trackers...

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