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Puerto Rico Years Away from Hurricane Maria Recovery

Puerto Rico Years Away from Hurricane Maria Recovery

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

October 31, 20172 Comments

Over the past month, Puerto Rico has been struggling to compete with the numerous issues following the impacts of Hurricane Maria. Dr. Antonio Rodriguez Mimoso, an OBGYN in...

OH’s Ms. Nimmi Named Project Lead the Way Computer Science Teacher of the Year

OH’s Ms. Nimmi Named Project Lead the Way Computer Science Teacher of the Year

October 25, 2017No Comments

Olympic Heights very own Ms. Nirmala (Miss Nimmi) Arunachalam of the OH Engineering Academy was named the 2017 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Computer Science National Teacher...

Recent News Stories

  • OH Marching Band Sweeps Colonial Competition in Orlando October 21, 2017
  • All Hail 2017 Homecoming Royalty: Queen Amy Nguyen and King Phillip Jackson October 21, 2017

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Sports

2017-18 NBA Rookie Class Ranks with the Best Ever

2017-18 NBA Rookie Class Ranks with the Best Ever

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

November 16, 2017No Comments

This year's rookie class is regarded as what may be the best rookie class in NBA history, even better than the 2003 rookie class headlined by stars LeBron...

Ezekiel Elliott Continues to Play As His Suspension Hearing Ends Without a Ruling

Ezekiel Elliott Continues to Play As His Suspension Hearing Ends Without a Ruling

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

October 8, 2017No Comments

By now, all NFL fans are aware the Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been accused of domestic violence. Elliott claims to be innocent although...

  • President Trump and Athletes at Odds Over National Anthem Kneeling Protest Controversy September 27, 2017
  • NFL Blacklisting of Colin Kaepernick Continues September 4, 2017
  • Growing Number of Injuries Calls for an End to the NFL Pre-season Games August 23, 2017

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Entertainment

2017 Film Version of Stephen King’s IT Lacks the Character Depth of the Book

2017 Film Version of Stephen King’s IT Lacks the Character Depth of the Book

Jack Berenzweig, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017No Comments

SPOILER ALERT: This story discusses important plot points of both the book and film. The screenplay for the second film adaptation of Stephen King’s blockbuster book...

Superhero TV Shows Dominating the Airwaves

Superhero TV Shows Dominating the Airwaves

Arielle Perry, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017No Comments

Practically every weekday fall night when you flip on your TV, a superhero-based show is airing. You try changing the channel to see what else is on, but you find another...

  • Theatre Dept. Staging Fall Musical Next to Normal  October 18, 2017
  • IT May Be Best Horror Film in Decades September 18, 2017
  • Netflix’s $20 Billion Debt: Not So Chill August 27, 2017

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Features

Are Dual Enrollment Courses Worth the Effort?

Are Dual Enrollment Courses Worth the Effort?

Arielle Perry, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017No Comments

Many students around the country spend endless hours and nights cramming in rigorous material just so that they can enter the college of their choice. For many students living...

As Florida Renews Executions, the Debate Ramps Up

As Florida Renews Executions, the Debate Ramps Up

November 10, 2017

FAU Grad Leyla Sharafi Working with United Nations on Behalf of Women Worldwide

FAU Grad Leyla Sharafi Working with United Nations on Behalf of Women Worldwide

October 27, 2017

Looking Back at National Hispanic Heritage Month

Looking Back at National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 21, 2017

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