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OH Theatre Dept. Stages Anything Goes April 20 through 22

OH Theatre Dept. Stages Anything Goes April 20 through 22

Isabelle Eisenberg, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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Anything Goes, a beloved musical originally debuted in 1934 on Broadway, is set to run at Olympic Heights theater on April 20 through 22. The dedicated and award winning performers of Troupe 4992 have been rehearsing and preparing for the show all year long, in between performances at the district a...

Olympic Heights’ Kaylee Cunningham Advances to International Science and Engineering Fair

Olympic Heights’ Kaylee Cunningham Advances to International Science and Engineering Fair

Jacob Pasternack, Editor-In-Chief

April 19, 2018


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Even though the end of the school year is just weeks away, one of the best and brightest of Olympic Heights, senior Kaylee Cunningham, keeps showing her Lion pride, this time by winning first place at the Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair and second at the Florida State Science and Engineering...

Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Exoplanets Discovered Beyond Solar System

Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Exoplanets Discovered Beyond Solar System

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


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A year after the discovery of the seven earth sized exoplanets outside of Earth's solar system, astronomers have since revealed plenty of more details accompanying the discovery of these potentially habitable exoplanets. The Hubble Space Telescope picked up these TRAPPIST-1 planets, so named as they...

OH Drama Troupe Shines at State Competition

OH Drama Troupe Shines at State Competition

April 2, 2018


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The Olympic Heights theatre students “tore up the competition” at the State Drama Competition held in Tampa the week prior to Spring Break exclaims drama instructor Ms. Kimberly Coyle. Out of the six pieces the troupe took to compete, they received three Superiors and three Excellents. Two of...

Olympic Heights Climate Change Awareness Art on Exhibit

Olympic Heights Climate Change Awareness Art on Exhibit

submitted by OH Clim-ACT-ivists

March 28, 2018


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Climate change is one of the most critical issues affecting our world today. Unfortunately, many people remain unaware of the catastrophic implications of this global crisis. One of the major effects of climate change is a rise in sea levels due to melting ice sheets, which makes areas such as Florida...

OH National Honor Society Inducts 115 New Members

OH National Honor Society Inducts 115 New Members

Ashley Perry, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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The Olympic Heights National Honor Society (NHS)  inducted new members into its exclusive organization in a ceremony held on Monday, March 12. Select sophomores and juniors were inducted based on of four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The class of 2020, which contains more...

Florida May Stay on Daylight Saving Time Year Round

Florida May Stay on Daylight Saving Time Year Round

Arielle Perry, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


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The “Sunshine State” is ready to become a whole lot sunnier, at least in the latter part of the day. In light of its criticism and doubt for many decades, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the often-irritating, sometimes confusing Daylight Saving Time in the United States. This past Sunday,...

OH Students Gather for Day of Action Ceremony to Honor Stoneman-Douglas and Call for Change

OH Students Gather for Day of Action Ceremony to Honor Stoneman-Douglas and Call for Change

March 14, 2018


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Two thousand teenagers have never been so silent as when the Olympic Heights student body, along with the faculty and staff, gathered in the school’s courtyard in a Day of Action ceremony at 10:00 this morning to commemorate the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas ...

McDonald’s Flips Its Arches in Support of Women

McDonald’s Flips Its Arches in Support of Women

Isabelle Eisenberg, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


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As the year of 2018 continues, so does the appreciation for women in America. After the Times Up Movement bringing awareness to sexual harassment made its national debut on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards on January 7, the fight for women’s equality was brought to the forefront of the public’s...

OH Clubs and Organizations Continue to Shine

OH Clubs and Organizations Continue to Shine

March 7, 2018


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As usual, the many varied clubs and organizations at Olympic Heights have been busy doing good things and collecting awards and recognition along the way over the past few weeks. The Olympic Heights Student Astronaut team, under the direction of Ms. Nirmala (Miss Nimmi) Arunachalam, reached new heig...

Olympic Heights Class of 2018 Top Ten Announced

Olympic Heights Class of 2018 Top Ten Announced

March 2, 2018


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They have been the best and the brightest of their class for many years, and now it has been made official as the Top Ten students (based on grade point average) of the Olympic Heights class of 2018 has been announced. The Top Ten listed below includes the college or university each will be attending....

OH Administration Holds Town Hall Style Meeting with Students to Discuss School Safety Concerns

OH Administration Holds Town Hall Style Meeting with Students to Discuss School Safety Concerns

Marie Preuss, Features Editor

March 1, 2018


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On Monday, Feb. 26, Olympic Heights principal Dave Clark hosted a town-hall style meeting with students after school to discuss the issue of school safety in light of the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Clark addressed the tumultuous events of last week which included several...

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