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Among Us is the latest rage in video gaming

Among Us is the latest rage in video gaming
November 10, 2020

The online game Among Us has become a huge hit within the past few months. The game has shot up in popularity with over 100 million downloads and players are absolutely loving it.  Among Us is a very...

OH theatre students present a virtual large group musical number, and it’s “Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious”

November 6, 2020

Broadway might be dark, but Olympic Heights Theatre is still going strong! The OH theatre students really miss performing for a live audience, but still, they have been working on the Large Group Musical...

Has coronavirus ruined your trick-or-treating plans? Settle in for the night with these classic Halloween movies

Spending Halloween night with Michael Myers from the 1978 film Halloween is a perfect way to scare off the pandemic blues.
October 28, 2020

Halloween is just days away , and students at Olympic Heights are feeling the fear. While the fun costumes and trick-or-treating is the way to go for some, others find it more appealing to curl up with...

Torch hits on six of 10 XXL Freshman Class of 2020 predictions; entire class is more than worthy

Torch hits on six of 10 XXL Freshman Class of 2020 predictions; entire class is more than worthy
October 19, 2020

Back in August of 2020, XXL magazine announced their Freshman Class for this year. Annually, ten artists are selected to the lineup whom voters feel are rising stars in the rap industry. Earlier this year,...

Marvel Avengers leads the pack of fall video games releases

Marvel Avengers leads the pack of fall video games releases
October 13, 2020

Gaming season has begun with the release of the new Marvel’s Avengers game on September 4. Over the next few months, new games and new updates will be rolling out almost every week. This is a long awaited...

HBO’s Watchmen wins 11 Emmy Awards out of 26 nominations; Netflix’s Schitt’s Creek wins nine

HBO's Watchmen wins 11 Emmy Awards out of 26 nominations;  Netflix's Schitt's Creek wins nine
September 30, 2020

On September 20th, ABC presented the 72nd Emmy Awards show. This year, the show was hosted by late-night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel and included a large list of award winners, nominees, and even had...

Actor Chadwick Boseman’s death stuns his fans; effect reaches beyond the entertainment world

Actor Chadwick Boseman at a screening of Black Panther.
September 26, 2020

The world was stunned by the news of actor Chadwick Boseman’s death on Aug. 28, after a four year battle with colon cancer that he and his family and close friends had managed to keep a secret. He died...

Series to binge for those keeping quarantine during Phase 2

Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, an 18 year old on the autism spectrum trying to navigate his way into adulthood.
September 21, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has caused movie theaters, amusement parks, and many stores to temporarily close. But now, with Palm Beach County two weeks into Phase 2 of COVID-19 re-opening, these public places...

Social justice, Coronavirus, and Lady Gaga dominate the 2020 MTV Music Video Awards

Lady Gaga won five MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, giving her a total of 18 for her career.
September 9, 2020

MTV held its 37th annual Video Music Awards show on August 30, which featured a wide range of celebrity performers and award winners, and this year’s line up was not one to miss.  Hosted by Keke...

Hip Hop and TikTok: a match made in Heaven?

Drake's
May 28, 2020

Hundreds of millions of people across the world are using the booming social media platform TikTok. TikTok users are able to do many things; however, a very popular feature is creating or following already...

Battlefront II reaches the finish line with final update

Battlefront II reaches the finish line with final update
May 27, 2020

Star Wars Battlefront II was a revolutionary game for Star Wars fans, but with the most recent update EA Sports and DICE announced that this will be the final update for the game. This news brings hope...

For Jonas Brothers fans, happiness abounds

With two full-length feature documentaries and new music released over the past year, the Jonas Brothers are back at it with a vengeance after their hiatus.
May 26, 2020

Happiness has continued to prevail for the Jonas Brothers throughout the past two years!  March 1, 2019, was a special day for the Jonas Brothers as it was the day that their six-year split officially...

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