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The Jamboree Queens float is just one of many that won
Annual Columbia Heights Jamboree canceled for 2020
Story by Jordy Larkin, Co-Editor-In-Chief • May 28, 2020

Music, dancing, children screaming and laughing as parade floats make their way down Central Ave, throwing candy and toys as they pass. The Columbia Heights Jamboree is an event many here in Columbia Heights...

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At Academic Awards Night, senior dean Ms. Janelle Gillis told the virtual audience that the football field
Academic Awards Night honors several high school seniors
Story by Sachi Yang, Staff Writer • May 28, 2020

What a person’s future holds is rarely predictable, but there is one thing that most people can agree on: college is definitely not going to get any cheaper. Housing, supplies, food, tuition and more...

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District community garden offers virtual programming
District community garden offers virtual programming
Story by Renee Demars Dehn, Staff Writer • May 28, 2020

Blooming Heights is the heart of Columbia Heights’ agriculture and is used by many students throughout the district. Since 2010, the garden has proved its importance to the residents and students of...

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Pangolins are scaled mammals commonly found in Asia.
Pangolins under consideration for potential origin of Coronavirus
Story by Tilly Durand Mesrobian, Staff Writer • May 28, 2020

With COVID-19 continuing to ravage our world, many turn to science for some type of explanation. From what we know now, we all have been led to believe that bats passed the virus on to humans. New information...

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Seniors gather for Class of 2020 group photo.
CHHS class of 2020 responds to graduation ceremony possibilities
Story by Nixi Hults, Web Editor • May 28, 2020

Every senior dreams of the moment when they walk across a graduation stage, diploma in hand. But for many, these dreams have been ripped in half - because of our present reality. With COVID-19 forcing...

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Bill Gates is just one of the many notable philanthropists helping to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
Philanthropy booms during COVID-19 crisis
Story by Alan Morocho Balvoa, Staff Writer • May 28, 2020

Despite the increasingly worrisome COVID-19 global pandemic, it is always inspiring to see the generous actions of philanthropists, celebrities and everyday people. Billions of dollars have been donated...

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Internet access has been an issue for students nationwide during distance learning.
Internet access during online distance learning
Story by Eli Zinser, Staff Writer • May 27, 2020

A student goes to take an exam on their device for the recent unit that their class has been covering during distance learning but discovers that due to a lack of stable and strong internet access in their...

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Eatery adjusts accordingly during pandemic
Story by Kwot Anwey, Taste Editor • May 28, 2020

Right now, good food is hard to get. Dishes from your favorite restaurants may not be available. The DoorDash driver might have gotten lost for a minute and wound up delivering your comfort meal cold or...

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Ten journalism tweets to wrap up another year of The Heights Herald
Story by Mr. Polley, Advisor • May 29, 2020
The student publications of Columbia Heights High School have gone through a lot of changes this year due to the pandemic. First, our once print-only award-winning student
Media Arts students are just one of over two dozen electives currently being delivered via distance learning.
Elective classes suffer, get innovative online
Story by Iona Burton, Feature Editor • May 28, 2020
Elective classes are all about hands-on, engaging and fun activities that offer personalized life skills that you couldn’t typically get from your Advanced Algebra class.
Distance learning affects many
Distance learning affects many
Story by Jose Menera Romero, Staff Writer • May 28, 2020
Since the Coronavirus originated in the end of 2019 in China, it has brought many problems and changes around the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  quarantine and social
Apps to get through quarantine
Apps to get through quarantine
Story by Gissel Inamagua, Sports Editor • May 28, 2020
Now that many of us find ourselves with an endless amount of time on our hands, some of us have chosen to spend it on one of the most iconic staples of American culture:
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YouTube series comforts, highlights the positive
YouTube series comforts, highlights the positive
Story by Sol Schindler, Staff Writer • May 28, 2020

“I miss Dwight. Congratulations, universe. You win.” Even Jim from “The Office” misses his annoying coworker.  During this time of quarantine, we are all missing people. Surrounded by bad news,...

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Theaters are putting their all into opening as soon as possible.
Theaters take action against virus
Story by Sage Houts, Photographer • May 28, 2020

Not only are schools' theater departments getting their productions canceled, the professionals are as well.  The 41 Broadway theaters in New York have been closed due to COVID-19 concerns since March...

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Countless professional sporting events have been canceled, while others have resumed without spectators.
Professional leagues postpone, might forego 2020 seasons
Story by Fuad Hassan, Staff Writer • May 28, 2020

From shouting “Kobe!” at the local gym to now being stuck shooting trash into bins, sports worldwide have been canceled or suspended due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA...

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A softball lays on its field, untouched.
CHHS athletes react to sports cancellations
Story by Greta Wilson, Contributor • May 28, 2020

Thousands of students across Minnesota have lost so much during this pandemic, including their spring sports.  When Columbia Heights High School’s student-athletes found out that the spring sports...

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The Student News Site of Columbia Heights High School
The Student News Site of Columbia Heights High School