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COVID-19 leaves economy in recession

Businesses like this movie theater in Surry, England are closed to avoid  Coronavirus outbreaks.

Story by Angel Peña Velez, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

With more confirmed cases of COVID-19 every day, the world economy has worsened and many are left in fear of what’s to come. The new economic downfall has Americans worried about how they will get money for necessary supplies like food as well as rent/mortgage payments and other monthly bills as...

Columbia Heights school board elects new chair

Members of the School board including Naty Severson (top left).

Story by Eli Zinser, Lead Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Everyone throws around the words “the school board” in a typical conversation about a school district, but have you ever stopped to think about what the school board is exactly, who’s on it and what they do to benefit our schools in Columbia Heights? First off, let’s look into what a school b...

AP testing modified due to COVID-19

AP testing modified due to COVID-19

Story by Renee Demars Dehn, Web Editor

May 8, 2020

There is now modified AP testing to ensure that students can get the credit for the classes that they have worked on all year.  To ensure students can still earn credit for their work this year in Advanced Placement classes, the College Board has made accommodations for students to take their AP te...

New band room ready for future use

New band room provides more space for percussionists and an area to store intruments.

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

April 30, 2020

In order to nurture and build talent, one needs a comfortable environment to work, and now the Columbia Heights High School band has a new, functioning space for them to practice with their instruments. Back in November 2018, a referendum proposed the building of a brand new band room at Columbia ...

Muslims persecuted in China

Uighur Muslims are being discriminated against in China.

Story by Angel Peña Velez, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

A racist country, a persecuted minority and a world blind to the events at hand. Muslims have been the center of abuse in China since 2017 and are currently being tortured for their beliefs. China has implemented detention camps that are holding over one million Uighur Muslims. In these centers, de...

Kelly announces retirement

Kelly at the 2018 CHPS staff convocation in the CHHS PAC.

Story by Peter Heryla, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2020

“I’ve always said ‘We’re not just a community of learners. We’re a family.’ And I’m really going to miss that.” At a school board meeting on December 17, 2019, it was announced that the Columbia Heights Public Schools Board of Education had accepted the retirement of Superintendent Kathy...

CHHS hosts country stars

CHHS hosts country stars

Story by Molly Wilson, News Editor

January 27, 2020

Music students at Columbia Heights High School have always prided themselves on a level of professionalism and talent unparalleled by many, yet the chance to meet and speak one-on-one with career musicians hasn’t always been available. In November, however, CHHS embraced their inner country music star ...

CHHS Alumnus, Father, School Board Chairman

CHHS Alumnus, Father, School Board Chairman

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

November 7, 2019

The Alumni of Distinction, given by Columbia Heights Public Schools, is an award that highlights those in our community who continuously go out of their way in order to support the city of Columbia Heights. A committee meets yearly in order to determine eligible candidates for the award. John Larkin, ...

Enrollment increases, breaking new records

Enrollment increases, breaking new records

Story by Peter Heryla, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2019

The bell rings; you begin to move to your next class of the day. But to your dismay, your path is blocked by a large group of students. You slice and dice your way through the hallway, but the group grows larger and larger, slowly pulling you in. With your final breath, you realize that you’ll never...

CHHS launches new Pre-AP program

CHHS launches new Pre-AP program

Story by Molly Wilson, News Editor

November 7, 2019

Pre-AP classes have always been exclusively for students interested in and ready to take on accelerated learning, but with recent implementations these prestigious classes are now open to all students, and some are even required. In the past, pre-AP classes at Columbia Heights High School were not desi...

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