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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...

Avengers: Endgame Mania Leads to Box Office Records

Avengers: Endgame Mania Leads to Box Office Records

Ashley Perry, Features Editor

May 21, 2019

The nation has been engrossed in a worldwide phenomenon that has penetrated the far regions of the globe, influencing the economies and cultures of countries as far away as in Asia. And that phenomenon is called Avengers: Endgame.    This latest superhero flick made roughly $60 million at the do...

Jonas Brothers’ Fans Excited About the Group’s Return

Jonas Brothers’ Fans Excited About the Group’s Return

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

It seems as if many trends of the past are coming back into style with one of those things being the Jonas Brothers.  The popularity of the Jonas Brothers began in 2005 when they first hit the scene. Their fan base grew as a result of their doing half-hour variety specials on the Disney Channel.  Howeve...

OH’s Ashton Bianchi and Brian Arajujo Take Top Honors at Florida State Thespian Festival

OH’s Ashton Bianchi and Brian Arajujo Take Top Honors at Florida State Thespian Festival

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

May 3, 2019

While for most students, Spring Break was a time to go on vacation and relax, for members of the Olympics Heights Theatre Department it was time for them to showcase their hard work at the Florida State Thespian Festival. The trip to Tampa was four days of nonstop work, fun, and of course, love for...

At 17, Pop Phenom Billie Eilish Is Gaining Quite a Following

At 17, Pop Phenom Billie Eilish Is Gaining Quite a Following

Razanne Saleh, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Seventeen-year-old, pop sensation, record breaking, and global phenomenon Billie Eilish, is taking the world by storm as the young teenager captures the attention of all age groups around the world with her unique voice, personality, and vibe. It all started back in 2015 of October, where Eilish recorded...

Slain Rapper Nipsey Hussle Was Also a Community Activist

Slain Rapper Nipsey Hussle Was Also a Community Activist

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

On March 31, 2019, rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle was murdered outside his clothing store The Marathon Clothing. Along with Hussle, two others were shot, but they survived. Hussle was not only known for his contribution to the hip hop genre; he was also known for his activism in stopping gang viole...

FILM REVIEW: While Entertaining for Teens and Adults, Dark Themes of New Dumbo Film Too Much for Youngsters

FILM REVIEW: While Entertaining for Teens and Adults, Dark Themes of New Dumbo Film Too Much for Youngsters

Arielle Perry, Features Editor

April 9, 2019

For as long as I could remember, my only memories of the 1941 Disney classic Dumbo were an image of a small, big-eyed baby elephant with adorably large ears. When I saw director Tim Burton’s modern take on the timeless movie, my whole perspective on the animated classic changed, and I realized why my child...

REVIEW: Offset’s Father of 4 the Best of Recent Hip Hop Album Releases

REVIEW: Offset’s Father of 4 the Best of Recent Hip Hop Album Releases

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

March 12, 2019

On Feb. 22, three mainstream hip hop artists released new albums: Offset from the rap group Migos released his debut solo album with Father of 4; Gunna released Drip or Drown 2; and Lil Pump released Harverd Dropout. All projects made the day memorable for all hip hop fans. Offset’s Father of 4 holds the mo...

The Strange Saga of Actor Jussie Smollett’s Staged Attack

The Strange Saga of Actor Jussie Smollett’s Staged Attack

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

February 24, 2019

A strange letter with crushed powder appeared at Fox studios on Jan. 22, depicting cartoon stick figures and homophobic slurs. Fox ignored this childish warning, prompting further action from whomever sent the letter. It was 13 degrees at two in the morning in Chicago on January 29, when singer an...

Childish Gambino Takes Top Honors at 2019 Grammys

Childish Gambino Takes Top Honors at 2019 Grammys

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

The 61st annual Grammys (The Recording Academy awards), hosted by singer Alicia Keys, were held Sunday, Feb. 10, presenting awards in the music and spoken word recording business to deserving artists in many different categories from many different genres. There are 30 Grammy “fields” or genres a...

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