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The Irishman showdown between Netflix and major theater chains limits the film’s release; streaming begins Nov. 27

The Irishman showdown between Netflix and major theater chains limits the film’s release; streaming begins Nov. 27

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Most high schoolers who watch Netflix do so for the streaming services original series such as Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why. And of course, Netflix offers its subscribers the opportunity to binge on popular series from other networks such as Breaking Bad and American Horror Story.  What most t...

Joaquin Phoenix driven Joker the best of a diverse and entertaining crop of October films

Joaquin Phoenix driven Joker the best of a diverse and entertaining crop of October films

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The spooky season known as October was filled with scary movies and also some comedies, and if you missed any of them, there is still time to catch them in your local theater or at least be ready to catch them when they hit the cable and subscription pay services or come out on DVD.  The box-office...

While exciting, being a child star is also hard work; The Torch speaks with teen TV and film actor Jet Jurgensmeyer

While exciting, being a child star is also hard work; The Torch speaks with teen TV and film actor Jet Jurgensmeyer

Arielle Perry & Ashley Perry, Managing Editors

November 1, 2019

Lights, camera, action!  Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Hollywood star? According to one teen actor, life’s not all that different. Besides, of course, having your face seen and voice heard on millions of television screens every week. The Torch had the incredible opportunity of interviewin...

Cast and crew of OH Theatre Department discuss fall production of Lend Me a Tenor

Cast and crew of OH Theatre Department discuss fall production of Lend Me a Tenor

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

October 24, 2019

The Olympic Heights Theatre Department has been hard at work preparing for the staging of its fall production Lend Me A Tenor. Winner of 3 Tony Awards, Lend Me A Tenor follows the hijinks  of a 1930s opera company production wherein the world-famous singer Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, is to a...

Olympic Heights Theatre Department to stage Lend Me a Tenor; watch rehearsal video here

Olympic Heights Theatre Department to stage Lend Me a Tenor; watch rehearsal video here

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

October 17, 2019

The Olympic Heights Theatre Department is proud to present the hilarious comedy Lend Me A Tenor this fall! The theatre students and crew have been working so hard in the rehearsal process and are looking forward to showcasing all the effort they have put into this production. A short video on rehearsal...

Lil Tecca’s debut mixtape, We Love you Tecca, worth the wait

Lil Tecca’s debut mixtape, We Love you Tecca, worth the wait

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2019

Lil Tecca, 17-year-old rising superstar in hip-hop, released his debut mixtape We Love You Tecca on Aug. 30, and there have been various opinions on the quality of the project. Today, the question is going to be answered: Was Lil Tecca’s We Love You Tecca worth the wait, and does it prove that the...

XXL magazine recognizes the best of the 2019 hip hop freshman class

XXL magazine recognizes the best of the 2019 hip hop freshman class

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

August 29, 2019

Back in January, The Torch made its predictions on which artists would be selected as XXL’s Freshman Class of 2019. Over the summer, the hip-hop publication released the list of the 11 artists on the rise to greatness to represent their brand and the genre itself. Today, readers will see how The Tor...

Trending: YouTube influencers sharing stories of personal mental health issues

Trending: YouTube influencers sharing stories of personal mental health issues

Arianna Wigodner, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

When one thinks of the term “influencer” they normally think of someone influencing or affecting someone's behavior in a positive way. Over the years, YouTube has built a platform where video creators have become “influencers” with their primary job being to create content for their viewers. Many...

Pop culture summer recap to get you caught up with the tea

Pop culture summer recap to get you caught up with the tea

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer

August 25, 2019

Over this past summer, there has been a lot of tea! Plenty of new summer songs, movies and celebrity drama. What's up with Tana Paul? Miley and Liam?  Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth  Everyone knows that Miley and Liam have had a complicated relationship over the past 10 years. On again off agai...

Social Media Redefining What It Means to Be a Celebrity

Social Media Redefining What It Means to Be a Celebrity

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

The age of social media has changed the idea of “celebrity” and opened new lanes of stardom. If you want to become a model, you no longer have to go through an agency; instead, you can get sponsored on Instagram and become an Instagram model with a wide following. A seven-year-old can become a m...

Netflix’s Chambers Offers An Intriguing Story Line and a Realistic View of the Varied Native American Culture

Netflix’s Chambers Offers An Intriguing Story Line and a Realistic View of the Varied Native American Culture

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Featuring television’s first ever Native American leads in a show, Leah Rachel’s Chambers takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride as Sasha and her allies try to find out more about the disturbing origins of her new heart. Creator Leah Rachel describes the series as a “psychological horror story th...

A Love Letter from Troupe 4992

A Love Letter from Troupe 4992

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

May 23, 2019

The Olympic Heights Theatre Department gave the school a lot to be proud of this year. From winning five critics choice awards at districts to putting on two amazing productions to winning top honors at the Florida State Thespian Festival alone with main staging The Curious Innocent of the Dog in the...

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