Raw and uncensored NCJW production opens eyes in combating sexism, violence

Raw and uncensored NCJW production opens eyes in combating sexism, violence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With courageous acting and a provocative script, a group of Essex County teens brought the issues of slut-shaming and sexual assault to the forefront. Against a multimedia backdrop at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange, “SLUT The Play,” written by Katie Cappiello, was presented by NCJW/Essex to a […]

Students join with area peers to make sweet music

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, May 13, South Orange Middle School orchestra director Bill Cook hosted the All-North Jersey Elementary Honors Orchestra Festival at the school. The event is sponsored by the North Jersey School Music Association and includes students in grades four through six from the surrounding area. Columbia High School orchestra director […]

Columbia’s school newspaper wins first place for third consecutive year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbian, Columbia High School’s student-run newspaper, has earned the first-place award for the third consecutive year in an annual competition held by the American Scholastic Press Association. The national competition is open to student-run newspapers from across the country. Entries are critiqued on journalistic content, journalistic decision-making, visual layout and design, […]

CHS students present ‘Verve’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Art 4 and AP Studio Art classes from this past school year will present their work in an exhibition, “Verve,” at the CHS Domareki Gallery, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. The exhibit will run from June 3 to 16 and will also be a part of the South […]

CHS Shakespeare Fest holds a torch to playwright’s ‘fierce’ women

CHS Shakespeare Fest holds a torch to playwright’s ‘fierce’ women

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School’s 15th annual Shakespeare Festival, held Friday, April 28, followed the them “The Women of Shakespeare.” Quoting “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — “And though she be but little, she is fierce” — the event recognize the often overlooked female characters of the canon. Sixteen of Shakespeare’s plays were represented, including […]

Residents come together to discuss bias in the SOMSD

Town hall forum breaks into small, focused sessions

Residents come together to discuss bias in the SOMSD

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At a second town hall meeting on equity and inclusion on May 3, roughly one month after community members stressed that the South Orange-Maplewood School District’s curriculum should be changed to prevent racially insensitive incidents from occurring, the district’s assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction informed parents that teachers […]

Parenting Center to screen ‘Before the Trees Was Strange’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Parenting Center of Maplewood and South Orange will screen “Before the Trees Was Strange,” one man’s story about love, family, racism and forgiveness, on Tuesday, May 30, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Columbia High School Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. The film will be introduced by Superintendent of […]

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