CHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

At June 22 commencement ceremony, 435 SOMA residents join the ranks of Columbia alumni

CHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The energy and excitement were palpable at Columbia High School’s 129th commencement exercises Wednesday, June 22, as hundreds of graduates, faculty members, family and friends gathered at Essex County College for an event that was more than just pomp and circumstance. Graduating senior Thomas Ries had arrived early at the gala ceremony […]

Results of harassment investigation demanded

Former CHS baseball player claims that he was bullied by his coaches

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The father of a former Columbia High School baseball player, who has long said his son was repeatedly bullied by his coaches, is now demanding to know why the results of the special Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying investigation into the coaching staff have still not been reported roughly four months after they […]

CHS sees changing of the guards for Student Council

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Harrison Woods, right, Columbia High School’s three-time class president and senior Student Council president for the Class of 2016, hands over the gavel to Samori Etienne, left. Etienne will take over as Columbia High School’s 105th CHS Student Council president in the fall. “It has been a great honor to have been […]

Bass Foundation donates scholarship money, laptops to CHS seniors

Bass Foundation donates scholarship money, laptops to CHS seniors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Bass Foundation recently made a donation of $15,000 in college scholarships and 10 laptops to underprivileged graduating high school seniors from Columbia High School in Maplewood. Pictured, Bass Foundation’s N.J. founder and President Tommy Bass, third from left, congratulates the recipients from Columbia High School. The Bass Foundation, established in 1992, […]

Essex County high school teens learn that love shouldn’t hurt

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey. Participating Essex County high schools — Columbia High School in […]

All-star athlete makes up strong side at Columbia High School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — While graduation is a time to celebrate accomplishments and look toward our students’ bright futures, it can also be bittersweet. For instance, Columbia High School will be losing one of its most dedicated student-athletes: Jasmine Keegan. The Maplewood resident has lettered in three CHS sports — volleyball, basketball and track and field […]

Get excited for Cougar Con tomorrow at CHS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School’s Comicology Club will present the first-ever Cougar Con on Saturday, June 11. Cougar Con will take place in the Columbia High School Cafeteria from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will celebrate the worlds of comics, anime, manga, sci-fi, fantasy, movies and cosplay. In addition, there will be demonstrations […]