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One step being taken to keep all concerned as safe as possible is to not allow fans from other countries to attend the Summer Olympic Games being held in Tokyo, Japan.

With games scheduled to start in one month, pandemic questions still linger regarding Tokyo Summer Olympics

Pedro Lagoeiro, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

With less than 50 days to go, the very anticipated Summer Olympics are right around the corner. As Tokyo gets set to host the prominent event, the question on the world’s mind continues the same: how...

How legitimate is astrology? It's all in the stars

How legitimate is astrology? It’s all in the stars

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

Looking up at the sky during the night, one can see trillions and trillions of stars. People tend to look for constellations such as Orion's Belt and the Big Dipper. People do this by grouping together...

Chloe Zhao is the first woman of color to win an Best Director Academy Award. She won for her film Nomadland.

Chloe Zhao’s Best Director Academy Award for Nomadland should open doors for other women of color

Alexis Rejouis, Opinions/Managing Editor June 18, 2021

Chloé Zhao, an up-and-coming director from Beijing, China, recently became the first woman of color to win an Academy Award for Best Director and the second woman overall to win the award in the 92 years...

The Apple AirTag will allow iPhone users to track down missing items.

Apple AirTag’s tracking device will help locate missing items

Jessica Abramsky, News Editor June 15, 2021

As the masses of people anticipate Apple’s release of new products, Apple has officially released the first ever Apple AirTag for purchase. The AirTag is a compact, disk-shaped device that is about the...

An artist's rendering shows an appealing version of the new Uptown Boca plaza located just east of 441 on Glades Road.

Uptown Boca plaza to offer a wide variety of dining options

Lauren Albano, Staff Writer June 13, 2021

Boca Raton is getting a brand new retail complex called Uptown Boca, which will be filled to the brim with new places to eat and hang out. Located just east of 441 on Glades Road, this upcoming plaza is...

With the CDC easing COVID-19 restrictions, many businesses are still requiring customers to wear face coverings.

That was then, this is now: A COVID-19 timeline

Martand Agarwal, Staff Writer June 13, 2021

When widespread panic broke out in March of 2020 related to the dangers of COVID-19, life changed for everyone. Workplaces, restaurants, and places to spend time with others were shut down all over the...

Faceless YouTube content creator Corpse Husband has developed a huge following.

Faceless content creators usher in a new YouTube era

Alexis Rejouis, Opinions/Managing Editor June 11, 2021

“Faceless” Youtubers have become the new YouTube sensation. Faceless Youtubers are YouTube content creators that hide their physical identity and sometimes even their voice. The mysterious allure of...

The Olympic Heights Class of 2021 will be happy to move on but have many fond memories of their time at OH.

OH Class of 2021 looks back on fond high school memories

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer June 9, 2021

Some people think of their high school years as the best years of their life. The concept of high school has been overly-romanticized in literature and films. The truth is, everyone experiences both high...

Netflix’s documentary Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal delves into how actors Lori Loughlin (left) and Felicity Huffman (right) relied on  William “Rick” Singer (center) to get their undeserving children admitted to top universities.

Netflix documentary Operation Varsity Blues explores how the wealthy subvert the college admissions process

Brooke Smurlick, Staff Writer June 8, 2021

Netflix’s documentary Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal takes on the 2019 college admissions scandal in a new light by showing it from the perspective of William "Rick" Singer,...

Fashion psychology drives many clothing trends, such as wearing ripped jeans.

Fashion psychology significant in teens’ clothing choices

Jessica Abramsky, News Editor June 2, 2021

Fashion seems to be one of the most important things some teenagers focus on besides school, family, and friends. Most teenagers are obsessed with the newest clothing and accessories. This has enabled...

Palm Beach County residents are returning to the Palm Beach Zoo, featuring its popular tigers, and Lion Country Safari.

Zoos, after struggling through the pandemic, are opening exhibits and returning to normal operating procedures

Eva Woods, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

Millions of people visit zoos annually. However, that changed dramatically in the spring of 2020 when the COVID-19 hit when zoos were forced to close to limit the spread of the pandemic. However, many...

The JBL Flip 5 is a top quality, affordable speaker that will meet the needs of most teenagers.

Best portable speakers for teenagers on the go

Martand Agarwal, Staff Writer May 31, 2021

It’s what makes a party a party. It’s what allows the listener to feel the bass and simply enhances the experience of music. A speaker is an extremely useful item to have. Although they can be quite...

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