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The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School

The Chomp

The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School

Desmond McCue

Desmond McCue, Staff/Sports Writer

Hi, my name is Desmond McCue, and I am a writer for The Chomp. I am a freshman, and my hobbies consist of playing the guitar, listening to music, and playing sports. I am also thinking of joining either the Gateway baseball team or golf team come spring.

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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....

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Caitlin Clark dribbles the ball up the court in the Big Ten Championship between Iowa and Ohio State

Caitlin Clark Fever

How One Collegiate Player is Changing Women's Basketball
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
April 13, 2024

On March 3rd, 2024, Caitlin Clark broke the all-time NCAA Division I scoring record across men's and women's basketball. On that fateful day, her final collegiate regular season game, she scored 35...

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Kung Fu Panda 4

Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
March 10, 2024

Kung Fu Panda 4 is yet another great installation in the Kung Fu Panda series. In it, Jack Black stars again as the voice of Po in the animated film. I think it’s a good film with an even better message...

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Field of Dreams Permanently Closed

The beloved park in West Deptford shut down over safety concerns
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
March 10, 2024

Built in 1996, West Deptford’s Field of Dreams has been home to many good memories, summer days, and splinters, but has now been scheduled to be demolished. The community-built playground has been adored...

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“boy running like ninja on grass during daytime” / The subject in this photos Y shape reflects the question why regarding current gym policy and the pitch of Yes to jeans in PE class for leisure activity options

In Defense of Denim: The Case for Jeans in PE Class

"Maybe It's Time For Change"

Over the past two years, Gateway Regional High School students have wondered why they receive 80s for their daily participation grade, a C. The answer, surprisingly, is because they have worn jeans. Students...

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Superbowl LVIII

The Chiefs' Walk-Off Win
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
February 12, 2024

“Mahomes flings it. Hartman! Jackpot! Kansas City!” said Jim Nantz, Superbowl commentator, during the Chiefs' walk-off win of Superbowl LVIII. Their walk-off win happened during the second-ever...

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Mrs. Cross wearing her Varsity Latin hoodie in her Latin-decorated classroom!

Welcome Back Mrs. Cross!

We Have Missed You!
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
January 7, 2024

After a maternity leave, where she had a beautiful baby girl named Lucia, Mrs. Cross is now back and ready to finish out 2024. She has been teaching at Gateway for eight years, and she has loved every...

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Fantasy Football Recap

Surprises, Injuries, and Key Takeaways
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
January 7, 2024

As the NFL season ends, so does another football season, the fantasy football season. This season, just like the real NFL season, has been a wild one with lots of unexpected players playing better than...

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The Group Draw Results of the brand new NBA In-Season Tournament

The New NBA In-Season Tournament

What are your thoughts on the change?
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
December 10, 2023

With basketball season underway, the NBA has introduced something new. That being the in-season tournament. The in-season tournament according to league commissioner Adam Silver has been “[A] concept...

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The State of Israel and Palestine

The Chomp Supports Peace & Tolerance
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
November 5, 2023

At approximately 6:30 A.M., on October 7th, Hamas launched over 5,000 rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Along with rockets, 2,500 Hamas members stormed their way into Israel, and in total killed...

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Philadelphia Phillies End-of-Season Update

Philadelphia Phillies End-of-Season Update

The Phillies' Nail-biter of a Post-Season
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
November 5, 2023

With the World Series over, ending the MLB season, we will look back on the season with both good and bad memories from the Phillies. The Phillies started their Post-Season journey against the Marlins,...

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The Phillies celebrate after clinching the #1 Wild Card spot!

The Philadelphia Phillies

Near-end of Season Update
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
October 1, 2023

Coming off an unforgettable 2022 season, the Phillies are trying to do it all again, but better. During the offseason, the Phillies made several improvements to their roster, the biggest being Trea Turner,...

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The Philadelphia Eagles

Beginning of Season Update
Desmond McCue, Staff Writer
October 1, 2023

Coming from a Super Bowl appearance last year, the Philadelphia Eagles hope that this year will be their year. Despite the return of Franchise Center Jason Kelce, getting back will still be rough. Coming...

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