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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...

Changes to Bright Futures Brings Tougher Standards; Low Income Students Will Be Disproportionately Affected

Changes to Bright Futures Brings Tougher Standards; Low Income Students Will Be Disproportionately Affected

Arielle Perry, Features Editor

May 22, 2019

It appears as if the “Sunshine State” is about to get a whole less “sunnier” in the school year of 2021. Unfortunately, a bill just passed through both chambers of the Florida legislature that will officially raise the minimum SAT for the varying degrees of the Florida Bright Futures Scholars...

OH’s Cassandra Michel Wins Pathfinder First Place in Academic Excellence; Three Other OH Seniors Win Awards

OH’s Cassandra Michel Wins Pathfinder First Place in Academic Excellence; Three Other OH Seniors Win Awards

May 15, 2019

Olympic Heights senior Cassandra Michel won first place in the Academic Excellence category at the Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards sponsored by The Palm Beach Post last night. Bryce Sontag and Jacob Pasternack each won a third place award in the categories of Foreign Language and Community...

New Zealand’s Attempt to Censor Internet as a Means to Limit Hate Crimes Could Become a Global Trend

New Zealand’s Attempt to Censor Internet as a Means to Limit Hate Crimes Could Become a Global Trend

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Censorship is not an idea that citizens of the free world often concern themselves with, but the Internet, and its ability to spread information at a rapid pace, is causing the New Zealand government to consider the possibility of censoring the Internet within their country. The decision, which is stil...

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...

An Quick Look at the Crowded Field of Announced Candidates for the Democratic Presidential Nomination

An Quick Look at the Crowded Field of Announced Candidates for the Democratic Presidential Nomination

Marie Preuss, News Editor

April 24, 2019

The stakes are higher than ever in the 2020 presidential race as Democrats seek to prevent a second term of the Trump presidency. There are already eighteen Democrats who have officially declared that they are running for president. However, as an ever-increasing amount of hopeful Democrats are announ...

Major College Admissions Fraud Exposed

Major College Admissions Fraud Exposed

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The FBI investigation Operation Varsity Blues has exposed a college admissions bribery conspiracy to influence student college admissions  at several prominent American universities and has resulted in the largest prosecuted college admissions scandal in U.S. history.  There have been 50 unseal...

ANALYSIS: Whatever One Thinks of Her, There’s No Denying Ocasio-Cortez’s Mastery of Both Traditional and Social Media

ANALYSIS: Whatever One Thinks of Her, There’s No Denying Ocasio-Cortez’s Mastery of Both Traditional and Social Media

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

As numerous prime-time appearances have led to a surge in her following, the influence of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York’s 14th congressional district covering the eastern part of The Bronx and part of north-central Queens) has reached unrivaled heights. The congresswoman’s mastery of social...

OH International Club Aims to Increase Cultural Awareness

OH International Club Aims to Increase Cultural Awareness

Marie Preuss, News Editor

March 6, 2019

One of the many new clubs launched this school year by students at Olympic Heights High School is the International Club. With OH Spanish teacher Mrs. Margaret Sclafani as its sponsor, the club is making strides to raise students’ awareness about the cultures of the world in creative, fun, and int...

Buddy Bash 2019 Photo Gallery

Buddy Bash 2019 Photo Gallery

February 20, 2019

The Third Annual Olympic Heights Buddy Bash benefiting the Best Buddies International organization was a rousing success on Friday, Feb. 15.  Over 750 OH students participated in the event which featured a Teacher Dunk Tank. a Teacher Pie-in-the Face Booth, face painting, and many other activities ....

Olympic Heights Shows Its Support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on One-Year Anniversary of Tragedy

Olympic Heights Shows Its Support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on One-Year Anniversary of Tragedy

Lauren Shapiro, Managing Editor

February 13, 2019

One year ago, one Feb. 14, 2018,  countless lives were destroyed in the tragedy of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in PArkland, Fla.. Seventeen individuals, both students and faculty members, had their stories cut short due to the horrific acts of another, rendering hundreds wit...

OH Engineering Students Treated to a Special Presentation on Life in Space and Ham Radio Communication

OH Engineering Students Treated to a Special Presentation on Life in Space and Ham Radio Communication

Arielle and Ashley Perry, Features Editors

February 10, 2019

The freshman and senior Olympic Heights Engineering Academy students received an out-of-this-world experience on Jan. 18 when Ms. Carole Perry, a renown international speaker on wide range of topics, (and in the interest of full disclosure, the grandmother of the writers of this article), visited OH to...

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