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  • Athletes of the Week: VOLLEYBALL: Ariana Steighner; BOWLING: Jack Cowan & Alexa Haas; CROSS COUNTRY: Nicholas Sanchez

  • Athletes of the Week: GOLF: Brooks Lamb & Jordyn Huberman; SWIMMING: Christopher Rodriguez & Falyn Housenbold

  • Students of the Month: Nicholas Defrancesco (fr.); Alexis Rejouis (sph.); Jordyn Geller (jun.); Jamison Turenne (sen.)

  • Teacher of the Month: Amy Baer: Non-Instructional Employee of the Month: Darren Studstill

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


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

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 ...

Olympic Heights Drama Stages Tony Award Winning Play

Olympic Heights Drama Stages Tony Award Winning Play

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

Olympic Heights Drama Troupe 4992 is prepared to wow its audiences with its first performance of the school year with Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time. The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play, based on Mark Haddon’s novel, follows the story of the lead characte...

The Hot Summer of 2018 Brought Out the Blossoming of Several Celebrity Romances

The Hot Summer of 2018 Brought Out the Blossoming of Several Celebrity Romances

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Just as with flowers and weeds, the summer is a great time for relationships to bloom. Over the course of the summer many celebrity relationships came out: some surprising, others not so much! One of them being the engagement of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson. The two first met in March of 2016...

Kanye, Drake, Travis Scott Summer Releases Greeted With Mixed Reactions

Kanye, Drake, Travis Scott Summer Releases Greeted With Mixed Reactions

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Many students have had all summer to listen to newly released music albums from trending artists like Drake and Travis Scott and others released in the summer of 2018. One popular album that came out this summer was a Kanye West effort that was released on the last day of the 2017-2018 school year ...

Solo, A Star Wars Story Satisfies Despite Shortcomings

Solo, A Star Wars Story Satisfies Despite Shortcomings

Marie Preuss, Features Editor

June 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The arrival of Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters has been met by relatively unenthusiastic responses from fans. The new film was released on May 24, and it centers on the life of a younger Han Solo. It has received a 7.2/10 score from IMDb and a 70 percent rating from Rotten Tomatoes, with the Crit...

Summer 2018 Brings a Plethora of Big Name Musical Acts to South Florida

Summer 2018 Brings a Plethora of Big Name Musical Acts to South Florida

Lauren Shapiro, Managing Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Uncategorized

As sure as there are to be lazy beach days and afternoon thunderstorms, South Florida summers also promise a steady stream of premier musical acts hitting the various venues offering a wide variety of choices for music lovers. Here are a few of the acts scheduled to visit South Florida during the summer...

Marijuana-Themed Shows Growing in Popularity. Is That a Good Thing?

Marijuana-Themed Shows Growing in Popularity. Is That a Good Thing?

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Reefer Madness is a 1936 horror film designed to warn teens of the dangers of smoking marijuana. By today’s standards, it is so laughable that it has become a cult film along the lines of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. However, for decades, Reefer Madness was the only marijuana-themed film to be released. Bu...

Summer 2018 Movie Lineup Has Something for Everyone

Summer 2018 Movie Lineup Has Something for Everyone

Arielle Perry, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Although the summer time is typically reserved for afternoons resting on the soft, warm sand along South Florida’s beautiful beaches, the movies that are coming out this summer are going to tempt us in to the dark, cool theaters in our spare time to visit the big screen. The movies below are a just...

OH Drama Stages Dessert Theatre May 16

OH Drama Stages Dessert Theatre May 16

Isabelle Eisenberg, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Can’t get enough of the top notch Olympic Heights theatre program? Join the OH Drama Department on May 16 at 7:00pm for the annual Dessert Theatre to see its final production of the 2017-18 school year. This event will not only make you want to stand up and dance, but it will make your taste buds do...

Film Version of Ready Player One Features Significant Differences from the Book on Which It Is Based

Film Version of Ready Player One Features Significant Differences from the Book on Which It Is Based

Giana Toussaint, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Ready Player One, the recently released Steven Spielberg directed film, is based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Anytime a film based on a popular book is released, fans of the book are eager to view the film and see how true to the novel the film is. The same is true of Ready Player One. Both the film and the ...

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One More Than Just an Entertaining Sc-Fi Flick

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One More Than Just an Entertaining Sc-Fi Flick

Ashley Perry, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

A rollercoaster ride. That is the best way to describe Steven Spielberg’s new action-packed sci-fi film, Ready Player One. The movie takes viewers to an alternate reality in which anything is possible, including unlimited technology, weapons, magic, and superheroes. Moviegoers will notice various ...

OH Theatre Dept. Stages Anything Goes April 20 through 22

OH Theatre Dept. Stages Anything Goes April 20 through 22

Isabelle Eisenberg, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

Anything Goes, a beloved musical originally debuted in 1934 on Broadway, is set to run at Olympic Heights theater on April 20 through 22. The dedicated and award winning performers of Troupe 4992 have been rehearsing and preparing for the show all year long, in between performances at the district a...

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