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  • Athletes of the Week: TRACK: Ricky Brown & Bianca Bruney; WEIGHTLIFTING: Alan Simons; VOLLEYBALL: Chris Muro

  • Athletes of the Week: BASEBALL: Jake Neese; SOFTBALL: Theresa Colandreo; FLAG FOOTBALL: Faith Krost

  • Athletes of the Week: TENNIS: Michael Nemery & Flavia Viera; LACROSSE: Jamal London & Jessica Budin

  • Students of the Month: Matt Merhi (9); Andie Hirsch (10); Adelaide Claiborne (11); Reyin Darby (12)

  • Teacher of the Month: Sharon Neubauer; Non-Instructional Employee of the Month: Nicki Spears

REVIEW: Offset’s Father of 4 the Best of Recent Hip Hop Album Releases

REVIEW: Offset’s Father of 4 the Best of Recent Hip Hop Album Releases

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

On Feb. 22, three mainstream hip hop artists released new albums: Offset from the rap group Migos released his debut solo album with Father of 4; Gunna released Drip or Drown 2; and Lil Pump released Harverd Dropout. All projects made the day memorable for all hip hop fans. Offset’s Father of 4 holds the mo...

The Strange Saga of Actor Jussie Smollett’s Staged Attack

The Strange Saga of Actor Jussie Smollett’s Staged Attack

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

February 24, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

A strange letter with crushed powder appeared at Fox studios on Jan. 22, depicting cartoon stick figures and homophobic slurs. Fox ignored this childish warning, prompting further action from whomever sent the letter. It was 13 degrees at two in the morning in Chicago on January 29, when singer an...

Childish Gambino Takes Top Honors at 2019 Grammys

Childish Gambino Takes Top Honors at 2019 Grammys

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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The 61st annual Grammys (The Recording Academy awards), hosted by singer Alicia Keys, were held Sunday, Feb. 10, presenting awards in the music and spoken word recording business to deserving artists in many different categories from many different genres. There are 30 Grammy “fields” or genres a...

REVIEW: Kravis Production of Les Mis Frustratingly Enjoyable

REVIEW: Kravis Production of Les Mis Frustratingly Enjoyable

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

February 13, 2019


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One of Broadway’s longest running productions ever, Les Miserables, was revived on the stage of the Kravis Center of Palm Beach. This iconic production was performed from February 12th through the 17th and audiences were packed with theatergoers both young and old. Personally, I have had the hono...

OH Drama to Stage Award Winning Musical Rent

OH Drama to Stage Award Winning Musical Rent

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

January 22, 2019


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The Olympic Heights Drama Department will be staging the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Award winning musical Rent from Jan. 25 through January 28 in the OH theater. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Showtimes will be Jan 25 and 26 at 7:00pm; Jan. 27 at 2:00pm, and Jan. 28 at 3:15pm.

Previewing XXL’s 2019 Freshman Issue: the Best of the New Hip-Hop Artists

Previewing XXL’s 2019 Freshman Issue: the Best of the New Hip-Hop Artists

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

January 6, 2019


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Hip-hop magazine XXL magazine annually selects 10 artists who are growing in popularity and features them in a late March issue. XXL’s past lists predicted the careers of Kendrick Lamar, Trippie Redd, Wiz Khalifa, and so on. Now that the 2019 XXL Freshman issue looms around the corner, we can attempt...

Netflix’s The American Meme Examines the Effects of Fame

Netflix’s The American Meme Examines the Effects of Fame

Jennifer Geller, Staff Writer

December 31, 2018


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In an age where it seems nearly everyone has a chance at obtaining their fifteen minutes of fame, being a celebrity seems fun, exciting, and profitable. However, the documentary, The American Meme, recently produced by Netflix shares a much different side of stardom. Ten different celebrities recount their ...

Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD the Best of the Best of Hip Hop’s Many Great Albums of 2018

Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD the Best of the Best of Hip Hop’s Many Great Albums of 2018

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

December 28, 2018


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From continued legacies, forms of remembrance, and debut albums for artists on the rise, 2018 brought plenty of albums impacting the hip hop genre. They all have consisted of popular hits and a certain message in them that have made them so popular. Artists such as Travis Scott, Juice Wrld, Post Malone,...

Olympic Heights Drama Shines at Districts, Will Be Staging Fall Play at State Festival

Olympic Heights Drama Shines at Districts, Will Be Staging Fall Play at State Festival

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase

The Olympic Heights theatre department wowed the judges at the District X Thespian Competition on December 1. Out of the 59 participants, the Mighty Lions’ Troupe 4992 won 16 Excellents, 17 Superiors, five Critics’ Choice Awards, and had troupe member Brian Araujio named an alternate district representative....

REVIEW: South Park’s 22nd Season Rebounds from a Lackluster Season 21

REVIEW: South Park’s 22nd Season Rebounds from a Lackluster Season 21

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2018


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South Park has proven time and time again to be a respectable platform for creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to speak their minds through satire and humor.  The “Osama Bin Laden Has Poopy Pants” episode was necessary in rebuilding the nation after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in both providing a...

REVIEW: Lil Yachty’s Latest Album Nuthin’ 2 Prove Is Nothing to Get Excited About

REVIEW: Lil Yachty’s Latest Album Nuthin’ 2 Prove Is Nothing to Get Excited About

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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With relatively little hype, Rapper Lil Yachty released his third studio album album, Nuthin’ 2 Prove, on Oct. 19, a follow-up to his previous two releases Teenage Emotions and Lil Boat 2. Whereas, QUAVO HUNCHO, Quavo’s first solo album, and Juice WRLD and Future’s duet album Wrld on Drugs, both rele...

Can We Hate the Artist but Love the Art?

Can We Hate the Artist but Love the Art?

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

November 6, 2018


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The entertainment industry - the music genre specifically - has been polluted by a new wave of drug obsessed, drama queens hungry for attention.. While these types of antics have been around since Tupac was loving California; the more recent divas they have been glamorized and made easily accessible due ...

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