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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


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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...

OH Drama Troupe Shines at State Competition

OH Drama Troupe Shines at State Competition

April 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

The Olympic Heights theatre students “tore up the competition” at the State Drama Competition held in Tampa the week prior to Spring Break exclaims drama instructor Ms. Kimberly Coyle. Out of the six pieces the troupe took to compete, they received three Superiors and three Excellents. Two of...

Torch Prediction: Three Billboards Will Be the Big Winner at 90th Academy Awards

Torch Prediction: Three Billboards Will Be the Big Winner at 90th Academy Awards

Cole Smith, Social Media Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The 90th Academy Awards to be held on Sunday, March 4, feature a list of very deserving nominees and some very “too-close-to-call” races in some of the major categories. Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” leads the field with 13 nominations. Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” follows...

OH Drama’s Ashton Bianchi Is Now a Published Playwright

OH Drama’s Ashton Bianchi Is Now a Published Playwright

Isabelle Eisenberg, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Those who have attended any theatre productions at Olympic Heights, surely have seen the incredible work of Olympic Heights junior Ashton Bianchi. Ashton has starred in several OH drama performances going back to his freshman year. Some of Bianchi’s his most memorable roles include: Rod in Avenue Q, ...

Oprah’s Flirtation with Presidential Run a Telling Commentary on Our Political Culture

Oprah’s Flirtation with Presidential Run a Telling Commentary on Our Political Culture

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Breaking news: Oprah Winfrey is not running for president in 2020.  “It’s not something that interests me,” Winfrey recently told InStyle Magazine. “I don’t have the DNA for it.” The real news here is what it says about our current political culture that much of America was giddy with del...

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