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CHHS takes home multiple Scholastic Art + Writing Awards

Award-winning photography from Nevaeh Wakulenko Wright (10).

Story by Sachi Yang, Opinion Editor

April 28, 2020

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." When Mother Teresa uttered these words, she may not have been explicitly talking about art and writing, but the famous quote still applies. Art comes in many forms, whether it be abstract shapes on blank ...

School shooting victims become activists

School shooting victims become activists

Story by Alan Morocho Balvoa, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

In 2019, there were more school shootings than the number of days in a year. To wit, a total of 417 mass shootings have occurred according to the Gun Violence Archive. In order for a shooting to be considered a mass shooting, four people must be shot on school property. Ultimately, 29,568 people were ...

Teachers share their favorite books

Teachers share their favorite books

Story by Nixi Hults, Web Editor

March 22, 2020

  Reading is a way to not only take you into another world, but it also improves one’s writing, reading and speaking skills. It is a fun pastime that has been proven time and time again to be directly correlated to intelligence and success. Ms. Yolanda Hennessy is the media center specialist ...

Hearts in the Arts: Selected CHHS Works January 2020

Hearts in the Arts: Selected CHHS Works January 2020

January 27, 2020

  "Untitled" Randy Reyes (10) "To the Stars and the Stripes" Carolina Molina (11) "Freedom for Who?" Carolina Molina (11)...

Club makes strides, finds strength in numbers

Club makes strides, finds strength in numbers

Story by Maria Hernandez, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2020

F(x) =...?  Every math student has been here. The numbers have made your brain numb and suddenly 2 + 2 doesn't just equal 4 anymore. However, there are some students who have a magical gift of actually enjoying and succeeding at math. These are the students who are involved with CHHS’s underva...

Holiday train spreads cheer

Holiday train spreads cheer

Story by Bill Alexon, A&E Editor

January 27, 2020

Many children spend their nights dreaming about magical lands and far away places. Every December, a child’s preferred travel destination is the North Pole, and at Union Depot Station in St. Paul, that’s just what they’ll find. The Milwaukee Road #261 is a steam locomotive that was construct...

Local rescue pairs homeless dogs with owners

Story by Jasmin Dominguez, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Nationwide, there are around 3.3 million dogs stuck in pounds each year where many are euthanized due to overcrowding, but one Minneapolis-based nonprofit has gone above and beyond to make sure that every dog can find their fur-ever home. Good Karma Rescue first started in 2013 and has been traveling a...

Program brings CHHS to the Capitol

Story by Kwot Anwey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2020

For a lot of teenagers of our generation, politics is the last thing they want to worry about. It is hard for many to catch up on the innumerable current events happening in our world, and for those that try, it’s often exhausting and infuriating. But what if you want to be informed on the latest ne...

Hearts in the Arts

November 7, 2019

"Cup o' Culture" Buthania Asamarai (10)   "Self Portrait" Danny Romero (11)   "Flounder" Aleen Calle (12)   "Untitled" Dalia Hernandez Quintana (9)...

Link crew facilitates transition

Story by Eli Zinser, Lead Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

 For many incoming freshmen, their first experience with high school can be very intimidating. Enter the upperclassmen in bright t-shirts with loud voices. Some might call them leaders, but to the people of CHHS, they are something just as important: the Link Crew. What is Link Crew? Link Crew is a group of u...

Resource made available for AP students

Story by Jordy Larkin, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 7, 2019

AP classes give students a great opportunity to hardworking students who want a leg up on their college education. But it’s not easy, as AP classes give a ton of homework and having more than two in a single semester can be overwhelming. To help combat the stress of extra schoolwork, Columbia Heig...

Students win big at MN convention

Story by Molly Wilson, News Editor

November 7, 2019

A year of transition and hard work has paid off for the student journalists of Columbia Heights High School. The Heights Herald won multiple awards at this year’s Minnesota State Student Journalism Convention. Both the newspaper and the Hylander News Network, more commonly known as HNN, won fourth ...

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