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Easy steps to staying safe during coronavirus pandemic

Easy steps to staying safe during coronavirus pandemic

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19 is known and feared by people on every continent it has swept over. Societies have been informed on the proper means of prevention - social distancing, self quarantine, and isolation.  The issue at hand for many Florida citizens currently, however, is the disregard for these p...

College Board announces online AP course testing in response to coronavirus; no word on AICE testing yet

College Board announces online AP course testing in response to coronavirus; no word on AICE testing yet

Arielle Perry & Ashley Perry, Managing Editors

March 20, 2020

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are undergoing a facelift this year. According to a March 20 College Board statement, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, AP tests scheduled to be administered in May will be offered online to students for the 2019-2020 exam administration. Balancing th...

OH HAPPENINGS: Marine Corp JROTC shoots lights out at competition; Chinese program brings home superior rankings; Class of 2020 Top Ten announced

OH HAPPENINGS: Marine Corp JROTC shoots lights out at competition; Chinese program brings home superior rankings; Class of 2020 Top Ten announced

March 6, 2020

The Olympic Heights Marine Corp JROTC Marksmanship Team placed second at the Superintendent’s Cup at Jupiter High School competing against other Palm Beach County and Martin County Marksmanship Teams on Feb. 22. The team is made up of captain Julia Darocha, Nathalie Calderon, Sofie Sasso, Tren...

As many communities struggle with recycling, Palm Beach County and Olympic Heights keep going strong

As many communities struggle with recycling, Palm Beach County and Olympic Heights keep going strong

Marie Preuss, Editor-In-Chief

February 28, 2020

Over the past year, headlines have frequently proclaimed the “death of recycling” in America. This disheartening forecast sparked concern that the things we put in recycling bins don’t actually get recycled, as cities are finding themselves overwhelmed with recycling they are unable to process...

Olympic Heights Fine Arts Department to showcase talent in The Mane Event on Thursday, Feb. 27

Olympic Heights Fine Arts Department to showcase talent in The Mane Event on Thursday, Feb. 27

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

February 26, 2020

The Olympic Heights Fine Arts Department will be presenting The Mane Event, a collaborative showcase that features performances from Band, Chorus, and Theatre with insightful works of Art on display from the creative minds of the art students. The wide-ranging showcase of talent will take place on Thu...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to leave Royal Family shocks UK, Canada, and Royal Watchers worldwide

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to leave Royal Family shocks UK, Canada, and Royal Watchers worldwide

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

2020 has already brought forth numerous shocking events, and notably the exit of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from the United Kingdom’s royal family has been nothing short of a notable event. In the beginning of 2020, Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle released a statement expressing their with...

Olympic Heights Key Club joins climate change fight; here’s how you can join in

Olympic Heights Key Club joins climate change fight; here’s how you can join in

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Last month featured Governor’s Week in the Key Club organization and the theme was “Generation Green.” Olympic Heights Key Club president C.J. Vyazmensky explained that Governor’s week was a district wide event (the Florida District includes not only the Sunshine State, but also the Cayman Isla...

Second semester sports and clubs offer many opportunities for Olympic Heights students to become involved

Second semester sports and clubs offer many opportunities for Olympic Heights students to become involved

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Second semester marks the completion of half of the school year!  As we hit the second month of the second semester, it is important to look ahead to all of the memories that will be made in classes, clubs, and sports. The start of the third quarter and second semester highlights a new beginning for ...

NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

January 26, 2020

This story has been updated to reflect that there were nine individuals killed in the helicopter crash that took the lives of retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, not five individuals as originally reported. (Jan. 27, 2020) Retired NBA great Kobe Bryant, 41, was kill...

OH Theatre Department Presents Little Shop of Horrors

OH Theatre Department Presents Little Shop of Horrors

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

January 16, 2020

The Olympic Heights Theatre Department will be staging the deviously delicious Broadway sci-fi smash musical Little Shop of Horrors from Feb. 7 through Feb. 10. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind Little Shop of Horr...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Brazil’s indifference to Amazon rainforest deforestation threatens global climate

NEWS ANALYSIS: Brazil’s indifference to Amazon rainforest deforestation threatens global climate

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

The rate of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has reached its highest level since 2008. According to the National Public Radio, the deforestation rate has increased by almost 30 percent over the past year. The rainforest, located in Brazil, has been facing deforestation since Earth was created; howeve...

Questions linger as investigation continues into Dec. 6 shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station

Questions linger as investigation continues into Dec. 6 shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

On Friday Dec. 6, there was a shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida that the FBI is presuming "was an act of terrorism," according to the special agent leading the investigation.. The shooting that left three people dead and eight others injured occurred in a classroom building at t...

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