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Need music for your social distancing? Look back to the Valentine’s Day releases of A Boogie’s Artist 2.0 and others

Need music for your social distancing? Look back to the Valentine’s Day releases of A Boogie’s Artist 2.0 and others

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2020

On Valentine's Day of 2020, the music culture was blessed with an unbelievable amount of releases. From A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s Artist 2.0 to a single collaboration from Migos, Young Thug, and Travis Scott, fans were treated to a weekend filled with listening to new projects and singles. A Boogi...

MUSIC REVIEW: Lil Uzi Vert drops two versions of Eternal Atake, and both are amazing

MUSIC REVIEW: Lil Uzi Vert drops two versions of Eternal Atake, and both are amazing

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

March 16, 2020

Eternal Atake has finally arrived! Lil Uzi Vert’s long awaited studio album is available to fans on all platforms and has received fantastic judgement from many so far. Fans have been waiting for around two years for the project, and after record label drama and other shenanigans, the wait is...

Olympic Heights Fine Arts Department to showcase talent in The Mane Event on Thursday, Feb. 27

Olympic Heights Fine Arts Department to showcase talent in The Mane Event on Thursday, Feb. 27

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

February 26, 2020

The Olympic Heights Fine Arts Department will be presenting The Mane Event, a collaborative showcase that features performances from Band, Chorus, and Theatre with insightful works of Art on display from the creative minds of the art students. The wide-ranging showcase of talent will take place on Thu...

With the revival of The Clone Wars, another new series, and three new films in the works, Star Wars is far from over

With the revival of The Clone Wars, another new series, and three new films in the works, Star Wars is far from over

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

The Star Wars saga has been around since 1977, and it has inspired people of all ages. Games, TV shows, books and songs have been made, and because of this, people devote their time and life to Star Wars.  Since its creation in 1977, over 32 percent of men and 18 percent of women around the world ...

Redesign and delays to Sonic the Hedgehog movie release pay off big at the box office

Redesign and delays to Sonic the Hedgehog movie release pay off big at the box office

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

The infamous blue hedgehog is now on the big screen and in a theater near you after a delay in the release of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. After the first trailers for the film were met with wide-spread negative reaction last year, the film was literally taken back to the drawing board after numerous ...

The toxic but fleeting nature of Cancel Culture

The toxic but fleeting nature of Cancel Culture

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Cancel culture -- a new internet phenomenon that is helping to ruin careers of social media influencers and celebrities based mostly on rumor and speculation. “Cancelling” someone is essentially destroying the work and character of that person because of one mistake they’ve made. James Charles, ...

Parasite takes Best Picture and Best Director Oscars

Parasite takes Best Picture and Best Director Oscars

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, were presented Sunday, Feb. 9. The Oscars celebrate the film industry every year by recognizing actors, actresses, and the people behind the scenes. Among the 25 categories, the most popular and anticipated awards are in the categories of Best Pictu...

Just Mercy the best film of the disappointing January releases

Just Mercy the best film of the disappointing January releases

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

So far this decade, the movies have not been horrendous. With almost half of the releases this month receiving less than a 60 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, movie directors are going to need to step up their game Some highly hyped films that came out in January 2020 turned into gigantic messe...

OH Theatre Department Presents Little Shop of Horrors

OH Theatre Department Presents Little Shop of Horrors

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

January 16, 2020

The Olympic Heights Theatre Department will be staging the deviously delicious Broadway sci-fi smash musical Little Shop of Horrors from Feb. 7 through Feb. 10. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind Little Shop of Horr...

The Streamys? Yes, there are awards for YouTubers

The Streamys? Yes, there are awards for YouTubers

Arianna Wigodner, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Most people have heard of the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Grammys, but what about the Streamys?  The Streamy Awards, recognize the creativity, writing, acting, and producing of YouTube videos and the content created by YouTube influencers. Nine years ago, the first Streamy Award ceremony was held...

The best hip hop albums of 2019 highlight a stellar year

The best hip hop albums of 2019 highlight a stellar year

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2020

The hip hop community was flooded with tons of music during this past year. From established superstars, such as Young Thug, to rising stars, such as DaBaby, great projects have been released throughout the year. Today, we will be reflecting on the great year of music we have had by looking at the t...

Despite shortcomings, The Rise of Skywalker should satisfy most Star Wars franchise fans

Despite shortcomings, The Rise of Skywalker should satisfy most Star Wars franchise fans

Marie Preuss, Editor-In-Chief

December 28, 2019

Over forty years after the first Star Wars movie brought beloved heroes Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo to life in 1977, the curtain has finally been drawn on the long-lived legacy. The latest installment of the space saga, titled Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, directed by J.J. A...

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