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Prognosis is good for OH Future Medical Professionals Club

Prognosis is good for OH Future Medical Professionals Club

Jessica Abramsky, News Editor April 13, 2021

Olympic Heights staff and students welcome a new club to campus, The Future Medical Professionals Club. This is the first year OH has offered this club with the help of students and club sponsor OH history...

Community service hours opportunities there for the taking

Community service hours opportunities there for the taking

Eva Woods, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

One of the requirements to graduate high school is volunteer hours. In Palm Beach County students are required to log 25 hours of community service. Although the requirement is relatively low, most students...

With the COVID-19 vaccination becoming more readily available, young people are finding it easier to get the shot.

Teens getting vaccinated as doses become more available

Lauren Albano, Staff Writer April 3, 2021

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations is in full swing across the country. The first vaccine, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, was authorized for emergency use (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

District and OH announce senior activities plans, including a COVID-19 safe in-person graduation ceremony

District and OH announce senior activities plans, including a COVID-19 safe in-person graduation ceremony

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

With the end of what has debatably been one of the most bizarre senior years in history, events are finally seeming somewhat routine and familiar for the Class of 2021. While COVID-19 deprived seniors...

Olympic Heights Class of 2021 Top Ten (from Left): Andie Hirsch, Allison Brown, Matthew Nebenzahl, Sofia Ferraz, Jackson Domenico, Brooke Sefton, OH principal Ms. Kelly Burke, Drew Pinsky, Katlyn Moulia Arriola, Kasey Michaud, Chelsea Zipper, and Brenda Nakasone

The Olympic Heights Class of 2021 Top Ten

March 24, 2021

The “Top Ten” of the Olympic Heights Class of 2021 has been announced, featuring a diverse group of the school’s best and brightest.  Valedictorian: Brooke Sefton Intended College or University:...

With team sponsor Miss Nimmi in the foreground, the Olympic Heights Astronaut Challenge team is made up of (from left): Brenda Nakasone, Andrew Shack, Nicholas Ivanovic, Emilye Piperis, and Katherine Marrero.

Olympic Heights Engineering Academy team takes first place at the 2021 Student Astronaut Challenge competition

March 10, 2021

The Olympic Heights Engineering Academy’s Astronaut Challenge Team was the overall First Place winner at the 2021 Student Astronaut Challenge competition. The competition consisted of a Simulator Challenge,...

Amazon founder and CEO is stepping down as the company's leader.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepping down as CEO

March 4, 2021

Recently Jeff Bezos publicly announced that he will be stepping down as CEO of Amazon later in the year. The news was shocking, leaving many wondering what the future of Amazon will look like. Jeff Bezos...

The traditional workplace has probably been forever changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From safety protocols to working remotely, COVID-19 has most likely forever changed the traditional workspace

Jessica Abramsky, News Editor February 26, 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has proven itself again to have changed the world forever when it forced a vast majority of employees to work remotely. In March and April of 2020, practically the entire...

President Joe Biden has signed over 50 executive orders in his first month in office, many of them undoing Trump-established policies.

Five weeks in, Biden has been busy undoing Trump policy while trying to unite a very divided country

Martand Agarwal, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Even after his presidency came to an end, former president Donald J. Trump made history becoming the only president to be impeached twice. To the dismay of some and the great satisfaction of others, the...

Jake Neese, seated, with OH head baseball coach Casey Beck, signs his letter of intent to play baseball at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn.

OH Student/Athlete Spotlight: Baseball player Jake Neese taking his talents to the next level

Mason Silverstein, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

At Olympic Heights, we have many talented athletes who quietly go about their business of being a student/athlete while having a bright future ahead of them. These athletes have all worked very hard to...

Last year's Olympic Heights' Miracle Network Dance Marathon raised over $6,700 for children battling severe illnesses.

It’s not too late to join today’s Olympic Heights’ Miracle Network Dance Marathon, a fundraiser for sick children

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

According to its website, “Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170...

With the Democrats taking control of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) takes over as Senate majority leader.

Democrats now control both the Executive branch and both houses of Congress; what does that mean for America?

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

The Georgia Senatorial run-off of Jan. 5 to fill both of Georgia’s Senate seats resulted in wins by Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Osoff. Not only did the win by the two Democrats, coupled with Joe...

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