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


Last years winner Jack Colella with this years Mr. Gateway, Cole Tice!

Mr. Gateway 2024

Kalise Miller, Managing Editor June 9, 2024

On June 7th, Gateway held its annual Mr Gateway Competition! It was full of smiles, laughs, and even tears. In the end, the crown went to Mr December, Cole Tice! After a Mortal Kombat-inspired introductory...

A variety of Gateway graduation cap inspiration photos

Graduation Cap Decorating

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...

Cinderellas Castle standing in all its glory!

A Guide to Disney World

Kalise Miller, Managing Editor April 13, 2024

Are you going on the senior Disney World trip? Thinking about going to Disney? Or just want to know more about it? Well, this is the perfect place to be! As a frequent Disney visitor, I have learned some...

The raccoons coming out to greet their friends!

National Park’s Raccoons

Hazel Foster, Staff Writer April 13, 2024

The night falls, street lights come on, and the night is peaceful. Then, a gang of careful raccoons slowly come out of their cubby hole – slowly migrating to their home. What is their home, you ask?...

Mrs. Hayes posing next to her Saint Patrick day decor

Let’s Shamrock and Roll!

Cassidy Hagmaier and McKenna Spositi March 10, 2024

The holiday St. Patrick's Day was originally made to celebrate the death of St. Patrick himself. The Irish celebrated by showing their culture with parades, dancing, drinking, and walking around with a...

Hazel Fosters cat, Potato, has a cupid-like personality--purrfectly loveable but also a little bit naughty. She will tug on your heart-strings for sure, and her furry magic will enthrall you!

The Myth of Cupid

Hazel Foster, Staff Writer February 11, 2024

Valentine's Day is a widely spread holiday which provokes many different reactions and opinions. Some love the colors and believe it’s a fun, love-filled holiday for all. Others find it as a way for...

The History of Valentines Day

The History of Valentine’s Day

Andrea Mistichelli, Staff Writer February 11, 2024

There is a lot of mystery and speculation surrounding the popular holiday, Valentine’s Day, and how it became the popular holiday it is today. There is one legend that Valentine was a Catholic priest...

Rick Riordan signing a copy of one of his books at BookExpo America 2018 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International; 31 May 2018, 12:34:45

Percy Jackson Shines a Light on Dyslexia and ADHD 

Allison Eckstein, Staff Writer January 7, 2024

There's a story of a boy, who at a young age discovered he had magical powers and a choice destined to decide the fate of the world. Now this opening might sound familiar, is it Harry Potter? Percy Jackson?...

A photo Laurel took from the audience of Ann and Eric in deep conversation.

Meeting a Literary Hero

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2024

This December I had the incredible opportunity to meet one of my literary heroes, Ann Patchett--the author of some of my favorite essays, best-selling novels, and a beautiful memoir! On a road trip...

A creative image made by Hazel Foster via Canva.

2023 Pop Culture Recap

Hazel Foster, Staff Writer January 7, 2024

It may seem like 2023 just started, but 2023 is dust under the rug and 2024 is here. 2023 was a wild ride with a new pop culture phenomenon at least every month. Events that seem like they were just yesterday...

A snapshot from a past years performance of Christmas favorite, The Nutcracker

Tricia Sloan Dance Center Presents: The Nutcracker Ballet

Andrea Mistichelli, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

Tricia Sloan Dance Center, a dance school located in Wenonah, NJ, is putting on their annual performance of The Nutcracker on December 15th, 17th, and 18th at the Scottish Rite Theatre in Collingswood,...

A winter scene

Winter Festivities to Make the Season Fly By

Hazel Foster, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

Cold weather, warm clothes, hot cocoa, and fun holidays - winter can be a fun-filled season! From viewing lights while drinking warm drinks to watching your favorite holiday movies, winter has so much...

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