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Time and Stress Management Key to Becoming a Successful Student Athlete

Time and Stress Management Key to Becoming a Successful Student Athlete

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Olympic Heights student athletes have a lot to manage with hours per week of conditioning, practice, and games. And those hours get doubled if the student athlete is also playing on a travel or club team.  And, there are the numerous hours of homework and studying that have to be factored into an alr...

Mr. and Miss OH share their plans to spread the Lion Pride

Mr. and Miss OH share their plans to spread the Lion Pride

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

September 11, 2019

The new Mr and Miss OH have great things planned for the 2019-2020 year. Cameron Grippo and Shoshana Halperin have new and unique ideas to unify our school and increase school spirit among the students and staff. To get to know the king and queen of the school and hear some of their new and exciting...

Olympic Heights test scores on the rise across the board, surpassing state and district averages

Olympic Heights test scores on the rise across the board, surpassing state and district averages

Marie Preuss (Editor-In-Chief), and Arielle Perry (Features/Managing Editor)

September 9, 2019

Tests, tests, tests. School nowadays appears to be overridden by them. Tests dictate if we can move on to the next grade level. Tests dictate what colleges we can get accepted into. And finally, tests help dictate what we are good at. All this being said, it isn’t easy spending numerous hours with a ...

Olympic Heights opens 2019-2020 school year with both physical and procedural security upgrades

Olympic Heights opens 2019-2020 school year with both physical and procedural security upgrades

Ashley Perry, News and Managing Editor

September 5, 2019

“Safety is our top priority.” These words, spoken by Olympic Heights principal Ms. Kelly Mills Burke, sum up the evident shift in school focus ever since the events of February 14, 2018.  In light of recent school shootings that have infiltrated our world and compromised our sense of securi...

Ms. Nimmi wins 2019 CSTA Excellence in Teaching Award

Ms. Nimmi wins 2019 CSTA Excellence in Teaching Award

August 16, 2019

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) presented Ms. Nirmala (“Miss Nimmi”) Arunachalam, Olympic Heights Engineering Academy instructor, with a 2019 Teaching Excellence Award at the organization’s annual conference held this past July in Phoenix, Arz. On its website introducing the...

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...

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