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  • Girls Soccer Coach Jim Cappello is coach of the year, leading the lions to 21 victories, and their eighth straight regional appearance.
  • Soccer: Senior Ava Cardaci was selected 7A District 12 Player of the Year with 15 goals and 27 assists.
  • OH boys soccer advance to regional tournament as they enter as the sixth seed and will travel to #2 Jupiter
  • he girls soccer team have earned a place in the 7A – 3 Tornado regional tournament as the number seven seed on February 13
  • Department of the Month: Guidance Department; Support Staff of the Month: School Safety Personnel
  • November Students of the Month: freshman Liam Magnussen; sophomore Jacob Sheriden; junior Nathan Adamets; senior Ezra Wade
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The Happy Medium of Age Limits

The Happy Medium of Age Limits

Fia Dorris, Social Media Editor January 23, 2024

  Kilometers versus miles, pounds versus liters, the US has many differences to other countries. A notable difference is age limits. In the States, the drinking age is famously 21, unless specified...

Death of a Beloved Actor: Michael Gambon

Death of a Beloved Actor: Michael Gambon

Isabella Conrado, Staff Writer October 20, 2023

On September 27, 2023, Michael Gambon, a beloved actor in the entertainment industry, lost his life following a bout of pneumonia. The confirmation of Gambon’s death was verified  by a statement made...

Jimmy Buffetts Lyrical Legacy

Jimmy Buffett’s Lyrical Legacy

Amelia Welch, Feature editor September 26, 2023

Jimmy Buffett Influences Generations A 50-year career, 40 tours worldwide, and more than 20 million albums sold all over the globe, Jimmy Buffett has had a monumental musical career. On September 1,...

Coco Gauff, of the United States, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Aryna Sabalenka, of Belarus, in the womens singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Coco Gauff Wins the U.S Open at Age 19

Lily Ginder, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Coco Gauff won her first major title at the U.S open and a grand slam with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Aryna Sabalenka. Gauff joined Serena Williams (1999) and Tracy Austin (1979) as the third American...

The Fall of a YouTuber: Ruby Franke

The Fall of a YouTuber: Ruby Franke

Ellie Leibman, Staff writer September 26, 2023

Ruby Franke, a family vlogger known for her former YouTube channel, 8 Passengers, was arrested on August 30th for abusing two out of the six of her children. Since then, eyes have been opened to her continuous...

New Mexico Gun Bans

New Mexico Gun Bans

Jack Nomberg, Sports Editor September 26, 2023

After the New Mexico state Governor placed a temporary ban on the right to carry firearms, the public has expressed their opinions. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham was elected into office in 2019. On September...

Changing the Lives of Struggling Readers One by One: Olympic Heights Hearing for a Change

Changing the Lives of Struggling Readers One by One: Olympic Heights Hearing for a Change

Madison LeMaster, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2023

Olympic Heights Hearing for a Change, a club that strives to help struggling readers build their vocabulary, knowledge, and comprehension, was introduced to Olympic Heights in 2022.  Co-founders Erica...

“Break up with your boyfriend, cause I’m bored” Ariana Grande’s recent scandals.

Ellie Leibman, Staff writer September 5, 2023

Who knew when Ariana Grande said, “Break up with your boyfriend, ‘cause I’m bored,” she meant it literally. Following Ariana Grande’s divorce from her husband of two years, a great deal of information...

Barbie: The Movie of the Summer

Barbie: The Movie of the Summer

Amanda DiTomasso, Staff Writer September 5, 2023

Stepping into the world of wonders and imagination, Barbie was brought to life this summer as it shocked the world through the film's cast, plot, and drama. This movie made history with $1 billion at the...

The Real Housewives of New York City are Back

Lily Ginder, Staff Writer September 5, 2023

The Real Housewives of New York City are back but with a big change. In this season of RHONY, there is a whole new cast. For 13 seasons fans have followed the same women, so season 14 was a big change....

Football is Back!

Football is Back!

Jack Nomberg, Sports Editor September 5, 2023

It has been 27 weeks since the Super Bowl. The last time the National Football League broadcasted a game was six months ago, but it is back. The NFL preseason has begun. The first official regular season...

The Show of the Summer: The Summer I Turned Pretty Review

The Show of the Summer: The Summer I Turned Pretty Review

Madison LeMaster, Editor-in-Chief September 5, 2023

The picture-perfect summer.  The Summer I Turned Pretty, a well-known book series by Jenny Han, has gained much attention in recent years following the release of the hit show. As recently as June...

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