OHS graduates the Class of 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Graduation inspired the members of the Orange High School Class of 2018 to use their caps as canvasses at their commencement ceremony at the Richard Codey Arena in West Orange on Wednesday, June 20. For instance, Jenny Rodriguez who had the words, “Nevertheless, she persisted” written on her cap. “It means […]

‘Inspired Minds’ at work in SOPAC gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, at 1 SOPAC Way, will host its annual Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition, featuring 50 of the most talented Essex County high school artists, from May 17 through Aug. 17. This year’s exhibition, opening with a special reception on Thursday, […]

Local athletes honored by UNICO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange-West Orange chapter of UNICO National held its 44th annual Sports Awards Breakfast in the West Orange High School Cafeteria on Feb. 25, honoring athletes from WOHS, Orange High School, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and the West Orange Police Athletic League football team and cheerleaders, who were undefeated […]

Irvington NAACP, others defend actions of Orange vice principal

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP is speaking out about the incident that occurred Thursday, Oct. 12, at the intersection of Central and Lincoln avenues in Orange that involved Orange police officer Hanifah Davis, twin sisters from Orange High School and Orange High School Vice Principal Mohammed Abdel Aziz, who is also the school’s athletic […]

Community reaction to Orange police officer’s suspension is swift police officer suspended as after school incident investigated

ORANGE, NJ — Reaction to the news of the alleged use of excessive force by an Orange Police officer against twin sisters, who are Orange High School seniors, and Orange High School Assistant Principal Mohammed Abdel Aziz on Thursday, Oct. 12 has been swift. The incident occurred outside a pizza parlor and corner store at […]

Orange police officer suspended as after school incident investigated

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are currently investigating the incident involving Orange Police Officer Hanifah Davis, two twin sisters who are seniors at Orange High School, and Orange High School Athletic Director and Vice Principal Mohammed Abdel Aziz that occurred Thursday, Oct. 12, on the corner of […]

FAMILYConnections kicks off backpack collection

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — FAMILYConnections, a local counseling and family services agency, has announced the start of a “Got Your Back” backpack drive to benefit students in the agency’s Outreach to At-Risk Youth and School-Based Youth Services programs. Donations of individual school items and full backpacks will be accepted through Sept. 1 and can be […]

Stellar athletics highlight OHS Class of 2017

Stellar athletics highlight OHS Class of 2017

ORANGE, NJ — At the commencement ceremony for Orange High School and the Career Innovation Academy of Orange’s Class of 2017 in the Essex County College Gymnasium in downtown Newark on Friday, June 23, Mishell Quispe was the valedictorian and Silas Bond the salutatorian. Mayor Dwayne Warren and Orange Board of Education President E. Lydell […]

Miller and Holmes address students on Senior Decision Day

ORANGE, NJ — Orange High School alumni Reggie Miller and Dwight Holmes have been busy recently. Miller is the coordinator of the Rutgers Male Student Support Program at Orange Preparatory Academy, which works with district elementary- and middle school-age boys. Holmes is an Orange High School teacher and a former Orange City Council candidate who […]

FilmBoot24 offers pilot program for Orange High School students

ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, March 17, students from Orange High School will visit the campus of Drew University in Madison to kick-off FilmBoot24, a 24-hour filmmaking bootcamp that is being presented by the non-profit organization, Cinema Ed. This pilot program, made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department […]