The Torch

  • Athletes of the Week: TRACK: Ricky Brown & Bianca Bruney; WEIGHTLIFTING: Alan Simons; VOLLEYBALL: Chris Muro

  • Athletes of the Week: BASEBALL: Jake Neese; SOFTBALL: Theresa Colandreo; FLAG FOOTBALL: Faith Krost

  • Athletes of the Week: TENNIS: Michael Nemery & Flavia Viera; LACROSSE: Jamal London & Jessica Budin

  • Students of the Month: Matt Merhi (9); Andie Hirsch (10); Adelaide Claiborne (11); Reyin Darby (12)

  • Teacher of the Month: Sharon Neubauer; Non-Instructional Employee of the Month: Nicki Spears

OH International Club Aims to Increase Cultural Awareness

OH International Club Aims to Increase Cultural Awareness

Marie Preuss, News Editor

March 6, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Government Shutdown Had Devastating Effect on the Poor, and Another Shutdown May Be Coming

Government Shutdown Had Devastating Effect on the Poor, and Another Shutdown May Be Coming

Kaivin Im, Staff Writer

January 26, 2019


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With the government back to fully open and operating - at least for the next three weeks - after a record setting 35 days of being partially closed, it is easy for those who were not directly affected by the shutdown to overlook the impact it had on those who were. Imagine that you’re stockpiling on canned ...

TV’s Shark Tank “Sharks” Visit Olympic Heights

TV’s Shark Tank “Sharks” Visit Olympic Heights

Jacob Pasternack/Editor-In-Chief, Joshua, Wolf/Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


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Taking initiative is one action that can unequivocally lead to success. As the saying goes, you can’t win the game if you don’t roll the dice. One Olympic Heights student took this adage to heart. Senior Madison Borman, in an act of pure initiative, won a national sweepstakes put on by the hit t...

OH Marching Band’s Hard Work Continues to Pay Off

OH Marching Band’s Hard Work Continues to Pay Off

Kaivin Im / Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writers

January 15, 2019


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The Olympic Heights marching band has finished its season, and despite coming up short at the season’s final competition at the Park Vista Striking Cobra Invitational, 2018 was another outstanding year for the OH Mighty Lions Marching band. The band worked tirelessly throughout the season and was rewarde...

To Prevent Another Stoneman Douglas type incident, Teachers Are Encouraged to Be Alert to Student Behaviors

To Prevent Another Stoneman Douglas type incident, Teachers Are Encouraged to Be Alert to Student Behaviors

Lauren Shapiro, Managing Editor

January 3, 2019


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As the stigmas surrounding mental disorders are slowly being stripped away, many discussions concerning the topic have recently come under debate. One such situation is the role that teachers play when observing potential concerning behaviors from students. Protocol in this area does exist, but only ...

U.S. Life Expectancy Rates Continues to Drop; Drug Use, Suicide Leading Factors

U.S. Life Expectancy Rates Continues to Drop; Drug Use, Suicide Leading Factors

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

December 31, 2018


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A worrisome downward trend has been highlighted due to three new reports recently published by the Centers for Disease Control. These numbers display the third consecutive year of America’s steep decline involving the average life expectancy, with the painstakingly obvious contributions of the country’s...

Olympic Heights Drama Shines at Districts, Will Be Staging Fall Play at State Festival

Olympic Heights Drama Shines at Districts, Will Be Staging Fall Play at State Festival

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

December 14, 2018


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The Olympic Heights theatre department wowed the judges at the District X Thespian Competition on December 1. Out of the 59 participants, the Mighty Lions’ Troupe 4992 won 16 Excellents, 17 Superiors, five Critics’ Choice Awards, and had troupe member Brian Araujio named an alternate district representative....

Despite a Massive Push to Increase Youth Vote, 2018 Midterms Did Not Meet the Hopes of Activists

Despite a Massive Push to Increase Youth Vote, 2018 Midterms Did Not Meet the Hopes of Activists

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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In the lead up to the midterms, there have been a swell of political appeals to the young voters. For example, survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting launched a nationwide voter registration drive. Although youth voting registration went up 41 percent, specifically in Florida, that number didn’t...

NASA’s InSight Successfully Lands on Mars

NASA’s InSight Successfully Lands on Mars

Jacob Pasternack, Editor-In-Chief

December 2, 2018


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On Nov. 26, NASA completed its eighth landing of a spacecraft on the surface of Mars. The successful landing of Insight, the new Mars lander, is a landing that consists of many firsts. It is the first successful Mars mission since the Curiosity was launched in 2012. It was also the first liftoff of an...

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