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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...

2018 Grammy Awards Show Becomes A Platform for Political Activism; Prompts Controversy over Winners

2018 Grammy Awards Show Becomes A Platform for Political Activism; Prompts Controversy over Winners

Marie Preuss, Features Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The music industry’s most anticipated awards show, the Grammys, occurred Jan. 28 and proved to be interesting as ever. Bruno Mars was the most shocking winner of the night, taking home a whopping six awards. Three of those are the Grammys’ highest honors: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and...

The Shape of Water Is Among 2017’s Best Films

The Shape of Water Is Among 2017’s Best Films

Cole Smith, Social Media Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Is there a social requirement that should define love? The Shape of Water is the story of Elisa, a mute and isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s most classified secret ...

Disney Domination Grows As It Acquires 21st Century Fox

Disney Domination Grows As It Acquires 21st Century Fox

Cole Smith, Social Media Editor

December 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Disney has changed the game yet again. In a stunning move of power and intelligence, Disney will acquire 21st Century Fox for a staggering $52.4 billion, merging two of Hollywood’s biggest powerhouses. Not only does Disney receive 21st Century Fox’s movie division and regional sports networks,...

Latest Star Wars Installment Underwhelms

Latest Star Wars Installment Underwhelms

Cole Smith, Social Media Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

The Star Wars film franchise is beloved around the world and is considered by many to be the greatest collective cinematic achievement Hollywood has ever spawned. The true return of the galaxy far, far away came in December of 2015 in Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the beginning of a new trilogy....

Cult Classic Donnie Darko Is Worth a Watch

Cult Classic Donnie Darko Is Worth a Watch

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

The Torch will be running a regularly occurring recommendation for a film from years gone by that can be found on one of the several film streaming services. Our first installment is on the 2001 cult Classic Donnie Darko. Art manifests itself in many mediums. One such medium is that of film. Like ...

Coco’s International Popularity Rooted in Its Family-Oriented and Hispanic Themes

Coco’s International Popularity Rooted in Its Family-Oriented and Hispanic Themes

Marie Preuss, Features Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Disney-Pixar’s newest animated movie Coco has been experiencing unbelievable success. The film takes place in Mexico on El Día de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). It focuses on a boy, Miguel Rivera, who has musical aspirations. However, the shoemaking Rivera family has had a strict no-music policy e...

Vine/YouTube Sensation Jake Paul Sinks to New Depths

Vine/YouTube Sensation Jake Paul Sinks to New Depths

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Role-models are important for kids. They can give direction to the directionless and give hope to the hopeless. However, one such role-model is an arrogant internet star who believes he can get away with anything and receive no punishment; his name is Jake Paul. Paul has regressed into scum of the...

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