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TikTok influencers Charli and Dixie Damelio angered many followers by hypocritically traveling for a vacation during the pandemic.

TikTok stars under fire for traveling during pandemic

Brooke Smurlick, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Social media influencers Charli D'Amelio, Dixie D'Amelio, Chase Hudson, Avani Gregg, Noah Beck, and Madi Monroe have all been spotted traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. These TikTok influencers...

The boardwalk at Green Cay Nature Center makes for a perfect long nature walk.

Getting outdoor exercise is essential to retaining physical and mental health during the pandemic

Eva Woods, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Since the pandemic hit in March of last year, it has been hard for people to find safe things to do other than sitting in their rooms watching Netflix, forgetting that it is important to get out of the...

The Notebook, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams,  tops The Torch's list of romantic comedies to watch with your significant other on Valentine's Day.

The Top 10 romantic comedies to watch with your Valentine

Eva Woods, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

Valentine's Day is all about romance, which makes it the perfect time to watch some romantic comedies. After all, there is nothing like watching a rom/com in bed surrounded by blankets, popcorn, and candy....

Alone this Valentine's Day? Take these tips from The Torch's loneliness expert on beating the Valentine's Day blues.

Alone this Valentine’s Day? Take these tips from The Torch’s loneliness expert on beating the Valentine’s Day blues.

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Are you destined for loneliness on Valentine’s Day? Don’t have that special someone to spend the time with? Don’t worry, me too; however, I won’t be sulking around all day thinking about what could...

Niche college sports such as fencing could soon be a thing of the past.

Universities look to eliminate niche college sports as funding dries up due to pandemic and admissions scandals

Alexis Rejouis, Opinions/Managing Editor February 1, 2021

In the aftermath of a major college admissions scandal and the global coronavirus pandemic, many colleges are reforming their athletic programs. The “Operation Varsity Blues” investigation revealed...

Despite pandemic restrictions, OH Spanish Honors Society remains focused on community involvement

Despite pandemic restrictions, OH Spanish Honors Society remains focused on community involvement

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

To its members, the Olympic Heights Spanish Honors Society (SHS) is more than just a club as they feel as if they really do make a difference in the community.  “The main way in which we give back...

FIFA video game points and

FIFA video game points and “packing” players can become very costly; made illegal in some countries

Christopher Santos, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

In the FIFA soccer video game community, FIFA points have been a controversial topic for some time now. Users, both young and old, spend hundreds of dollars to obtain FIFA points in order to be able to...

OH students make 2021 New Year's resolutions

OH students make 2021 New Year’s resolutions

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer December 31, 2020

Everyone is certainly aware that 2020 has impacted our lives mainly in negative ways. Ten months have gone by rather quickly since the beginning of quarantine, which officially started on March 13.  The...

After the release of Lil Pump's

Rappers becoming major players in the fashion game

Pedro Lagoeiro, Staff Writer December 30, 2020

From commercials to Instagram posts, this new generation of rappers loves to show off their style and fashion. Due to their high amount of followers and fans, who happen to be mostly between the ages of...

Both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X will keep their respective fan bases loyal.

The gaming console wars continue with the Xbox Series X vying with the PlayStation 5 for Christmas shoppers’ dollars

Christopher Santos, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

With the launch of the new Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, people have been quick to argue over which is better. The Xbox released at a $500 price tag, while the PS5 released two versions, one with...

Some people already uncomfortable with the lyrics of Mariah Carey's

With the holiday season comes holiday songs and the debate over some of those songs’ appropriateness

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer December 21, 2020

Around this time of year during the holiday season, the air is filled with excitement and happiness! Adding to that feeling is the holiday music that so many enjoy listening to, whether it be in the car...

How does virtual learning affect students' comprehension?

How does virtual learning affect students’ comprehension?

Matthew Nebenzahl, Editor-In-Chief November 30, 2020

The first quarter of the 2020-21 school year has come and gone, which means that the first ever fully virtual quarter has been completed. Although some students have joined their teachers in the physical...

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