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OH Theatre Department Presents Little Shop of Horrors

OH Theatre Department Presents Little Shop of Horrors

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

January 16, 2020

The Olympic Heights Theatre Department will be staging the deviously delicious Broadway sci-fi smash musical Little Shop of Horrors from Feb. 7 through Feb. 10. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind Little Shop of Horr...

The Streamys? Yes, there are awards for YouTubers

The Streamys? Yes, there are awards for YouTubers

Arianna Wigodner, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Most people have heard of the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Grammys, but what about the Streamys?  The Streamy Awards, recognize the creativity, writing, acting, and producing of YouTube videos and the content created by YouTube influencers. Nine years ago, the first Streamy Award ceremony was held...

The best hip hop albums of 2019 highlight a stellar year

The best hip hop albums of 2019 highlight a stellar year

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2020

The hip hop community was flooded with tons of music during this past year. From established superstars, such as Young Thug, to rising stars, such as DaBaby, great projects have been released throughout the year. Today, we will be reflecting on the great year of music we have had by looking at the t...

Despite shortcomings, The Rise of Skywalker should satisfy most Star Wars franchise fans

Despite shortcomings, The Rise of Skywalker should satisfy most Star Wars franchise fans

Marie Preuss, Editor-In-Chief

December 28, 2019

Over forty years after the first Star Wars movie brought beloved heroes Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo to life in 1977, the curtain has finally been drawn on the long-lived legacy. The latest installment of the space saga, titled Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, directed by J.J. A...

Which are the best of the holiday movies?
We have your top five right here!

Which are the best of the holiday movies? <br/> We have your top five right here!

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

December 21, 2019

The holidays are here! Christmas, Hannakuh, and New Years are just around the corner! It might be ideal to stay inside due to the extreme low temperatures here in Florida. I mean it’s like 70 degrees out there! Then what will you do in the meantime? Watching movies would be a great idea! Here’s a lis...

After Parkland documentary to offer deeper insight into lingering effects of MSD shooting

After Parkland documentary to offer deeper insight into lingering effects of MSD shooting

Arianna Wigodner, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Before Parkland, most South Florida school children went to school without fear. Before Parkland, there were 17 more beautiful lives than there are now. After Parkland, everyone’s life has been changed.  February 14, 2018, seventeen students and staff were killed after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stone...

Rap world loses one of its best with Juice WRLD’s death

Rap world loses one of its best with Juice WRLD’s death

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

December 9, 2019

Talented rapper Juice WRLD passed away Sunday morning at a Chicago hospital after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport. The cause of the seizure is currently unknown, but the death of the musician has fans in shock as the rapper only turned 21 years old last week. Over his cut-short car...

Certified Hitmaker sets Lil Mosey up as just that

Certified Hitmaker sets Lil Mosey up as just that

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

December 3, 2019

2019 XXL Freshman Lil Mosey released his second studio album Certified Hitmaker on Friday, November 8. The Seattle native rapper brings fans great joy with the album that is nothing less than expected. Prior to the official release of the project, three of the songs on the album were released: “...

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...

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