The Torch

  • Athletes of the Week: VOLLEYBALL: Ariana Steighner; BOWLING: Jack Cowan & Alexa Haas; CROSS COUNTRY: Nicholas Sanchez

  • Athletes of the Week: GOLF: Brooks Lamb & Jordyn Huberman; SWIMMING: Christopher Rodriguez & Falyn Housenbold

  • Students of the Month: Nicholas Defrancesco (fr.); Alexis Rejouis (sph.); Jordyn Geller (jun.); Jamison Turenne (sen.)

  • Teacher of the Month: Amy Baer: Non-Instructional Employee of the Month: Darren Studstill

Pacific Northwest Orcas in Danger of Extinction

Pacific Northwest Orcas in Danger of Extinction

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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The Pacific Northwest populations of orcas are beginning to starve and disappear, and not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods off the West Coast. Normally, four of five calves would be born each year among the urban population of whales, but numbers have since decreased, and circumstances ar...

Increased Youth Particpation Among Changes Evident in 2018 Midterm Elections

Increased Youth Particpation Among Changes Evident in 2018 Midterm Elections

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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The 2018 midterm elections on Wednesday, Nov. 6 were record breaking, with voter participation exceeding over 100 million for the first time in history. In comparison to the past two midterm elections where percentage of voter turnout was 36.4 percent in 2014 and 41 percent in 2010, this election had  49...

SMART Boards the Latest Technological Innovation to Be Utilized at Olympic Heights

SMART Boards the Latest Technological Innovation to Be Utilized at Olympic Heights

Ashley Perry, Features Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

The future of Olympic Heights appears to be one that encapsulates new technologies designed to benefit student education. One such new technological innovation that is a recent addition at OH and other schools across the Palm Beach County School District is the SMART Board. The SMART Board is an interactive...

Mr. and Miss OH Going All Out to Make Homecoming 2018 Something Special

Mr. and Miss OH Going All Out to Make Homecoming 2018 Something Special

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

October 24, 2018


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Sabrina Katz and Mag Pierre, AKA Mr. and Miss OH, with one pep rally under their belts, are now gearing up for next week’s Homecoming festivities. This dynamic duo is chock full of creative ways to get involved as evidenced by the way they got the student ready to rock and pumped up at the first pep...

Marine Life-Killing Red Tide Becomes a Political Issue

Marine Life-Killing Red Tide Becomes a Political Issue

Marie Preuss, News Editor

October 23, 2018


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On the weekend of Sept. 30, beach goers were shocked to find several Palm Beach County beaches closed. This was due to complaints of dead fish being found and visitors’ eyes and throats hurting. Affected beaches included Lake Worth, Lantana, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Shores, and Riviera Beach....

Olympic Heights’ Will Cunningham Excelling on the Field, in the Weight Room, in the Classroom, and in Life

Olympic Heights’ Will Cunningham Excelling on the Field, in the Weight Room, in the Classroom, and in Life

Razanne Saleh, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Olympic Heights' News, Olympic Heights' Sports, Showcase

Will Cunningham, an Olympic Heights weightlifter and varsity football player, is steadily making a name for himself as one of the best student athletes in the county. In this his senior year, he plans to not only set records in his weightlifting and football career, but to leave behind his mark on the...

Olympic Heights Drama Stages Tony Award Winning Play

Olympic Heights Drama Stages Tony Award Winning Play

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

Olympic Heights Drama Troupe 4992 is prepared to wow its audiences with its first performance of the school year with Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time. The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play, based on Mark Haddon’s novel, follows the story of the lead characte...

Florida Teacher Alleges She Was Fired for Refusing to Not Give Zeroes for Work Not Turned In

Florida Teacher Alleges She Was Fired for Refusing to Not Give Zeroes for Work Not Turned In

Kaivin Im, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


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Diane Tirado, a former teacher at West Gate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie, says she was fired for refusing to follow the school’s “no-zero” policy and give a 50 percent grade to students who didn’t turn in their assignments, according to a report from West Palm Beach television station WPTV. The...

Olympic Heights Chorus to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Olympic Heights Chorus to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Jacob Pasternack, Editor-In-Chief

October 14, 2018


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In the last week of March 2019, the Olympic Heights Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Richard Andreacchio, will be realizing the dream of many musical performers. The OH Chorus, along with five other schools, will be going to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Carnegie...

School District, Olympic Heights Taking Steps to Make Campus More Secure

School District, Olympic Heights Taking Steps to Make Campus More Secure

Arielle Perry, Features Editor

September 21, 2018


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Ever since the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, 2018,, schools around the country have taken initiatives to increase safety. Palm Beach County schools, including Olympic Heights, are among those schools attempting to provide a more safe environment for their stud...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Why Do U.S. Students Continue to Fall Behind When Compared to Other Nations?

NEWS ANALYSIS: Why Do U.S. Students Continue to Fall Behind When Compared to Other Nations?

Marie Preuss, News Editor

September 17, 2018


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It has been reported numerous times that American students historically does not fare well in comparison with other leading developed countries on standardized tests and other areas of academic measurement. Americans might be perplexed as to how arguably the most powerful country in the world has an...

A TRIBUTE: Olympic Heights Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Say “Thank You” to Mr. Dave Clark

A TRIBUTE: Olympic Heights Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Say “Thank You” to Mr. Dave Clark

Lauren Shapiro, Managing Editor

September 12, 2018


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After seven years of making incredible strides turning Olympic Heights Community High School into the A-rated school that it is today, principal Dave Clark has stepped down from his duties, taking an extended leave of absence due to his wife’s health issues. As OH awaits the arrival of Ms. Kelly ...

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