The Malberg Monthly

Issue #2, April 2021

A publication of Cherry Hill Alternative High School's Journalism class under the supervision of Mr. Crawford and Ms. Shivers

Image courtesy of Thorsten Spoerlein/Getty iStock

Original Artwork by Lauren Arno

April is National Poetry Month!

Check out some awesome poetry and fantastic resources here:

When I Sleep by Cameron Crawford

When I sleep,

There is

No pandemic slamming the soul about like a thrashing sea.


When I sleep,

The stresses of life

Melt away like a milk chocolate bar tossed on a sidewalk on a hot summer’s day.


When I sleep,

The world is

As it should be--a tidy, tantalizing present.


When I sleep,

My heart unfurls

Like a sunflower quickly gathering the sun’s warmth.

Senior Spotlight

I was able to speak to Cameron Brown from our senior class this year and ask him a few questions. I inquired about his experience here, his post-high school plans, and what younger students could learn from his experience. Cameron's time at the Alternative High School was overall positive. He said he improved from being here and the support he has gotten. One piece of advice that he has for younger students is that they can benefit from talking to the staff and asking for help when needed.

Maintaining a positive relationship with staff is important so you can get the most out of your time here. This will help you get the support you need. After high school, he plans to go to college and to major in graphic design and 3D art. Congratulations to him and the rest of our graduating senior class! - Lyle Sandhu, Assistant Editor

"Sweet April showers do spring May flowers."

-Thomas Tusser

AHS Student Clubs

Student clubs at AHS are going really well. Remote students have the opportunity to enjoy a lunch break between 11:45 am and 12:05 pm. In-person students are enjoying a variety of activities including rugby club, snack club, outdoor chalk art club & more. Lyle and Betty, two students in outdoor chalk club, recently stated that "It's great to be outside and spend time with friends."

Earth Day - April 22

According to the website, "Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for our planet."

How can you help the Earth?

"Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. Follow the three "R's" to conserve natural resources and landfill space."

"Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean."

"Shop wisely. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag."

For more tips on how to help the Earth visit

This Month's New Polls!

Complete these fun polls below and tell us what you think! Results will be shared in next month's newsletter.

Which is your favorite fast food restaurant?

What are your plans post-Covid?

Photo Credit: Rachel Linder/ Eat This, Not That!

Check out the results from last month's polls!

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