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Lil Tecca’s debut mixtape, We Love you Tecca, worth the wait

Lil Tecca’s debut mixtape, We Love you Tecca, worth the wait

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2019

Lil Tecca, 17-year-old rising superstar in hip-hop, released his debut mixtape We Love You Tecca on Aug. 30, and there have been various opinions on the quality of the project. Today, the question is going to be answered: Was Lil Tecca’s We Love You Tecca worth the wait, and does it prove that the...

XXL magazine recognizes the best of the 2019 hip hop freshman class

XXL magazine recognizes the best of the 2019 hip hop freshman class

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

August 29, 2019

Back in January, The Torch made its predictions on which artists would be selected as XXL’s Freshman Class of 2019. Over the summer, the hip-hop publication released the list of the 11 artists on the rise to greatness to represent their brand and the genre itself. Today, readers will see how The Tor...

Trending: YouTube influencers sharing stories of personal mental health issues

Trending: YouTube influencers sharing stories of personal mental health issues

Arianna Wigodner, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

When one thinks of the term “influencer” they normally think of someone influencing or affecting someone's behavior in a positive way. Over the years, YouTube has built a platform where video creators have become “influencers” with their primary job being to create content for their viewers. Many...

Pop culture summer recap to get you caught up with the tea

Pop culture summer recap to get you caught up with the tea

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer

August 25, 2019

Over this past summer, there has been a lot of tea! Plenty of new summer songs, movies and celebrity drama. What's up with Tana Paul? Miley and Liam?  Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth  Everyone knows that Miley and Liam have had a complicated relationship over the past 10 years. On again off agai...

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...

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