District struggles with intolerance online

Incidents at Columbia High School, South Orange Middle School create backlash in community

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As social media spreads one’s words globally and instantly, it has become much easier for foolishness and cruelty to be dispersed. The South Orange-Maplewood School District knows this all too well, especially following the two incidents that came to light last week involving racist and anti-Semitic social media postings […]

SOMA students to perform with Broadway professionals

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood students will perform in Vanguard Theater Company’s Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret on Sunday, May 22, at South Orange Middle School at 7:30 p.m. The cabaret will also showcase Broadway professionals from shows including “Hamilton,” “Aladdin,” “School of Rock” and “The Color Purple,” among others, who, through Vanguard’s […]

Vanguard brings mentorship program to SOMS

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company recently announced the first phase of a new theater mentorship program. The “Broadway Buddy” program is a mentorship outreach program designed to offer emerging musical theater artists, ages 12 to 22, a unique opportunity to be mentored by a theater professional. The program is open to all, but […]

SOMS excels at Model U.N. conference, two students win award

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The SOMS Model U.N. has recently returned from the Global Classrooms International Middle School Model U.N. conference in New York City, where 52 SOMS students were excited, engaged, collaborative and industrious during the three-day conference. The SOMS delegation represented the countries of Belize, Bangladesh, the Comoros and the Czech Republic. Students […]

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