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Responses to School Shootings Vary Depending on Politics

Responses to School Shootings Vary Depending on Politics

Ashley Perry, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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Shooting after shooting after shooting. They have become so prevalent lately that it seems as if they are transpiring daily. Even as this story is being written, more shootings are materializing, as evidenced by a shooting at an Indiana middle school on May 25. From Sandy Hook to Orlando to Las Vegas...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Ruling on Legalized Sports Betting Poses Complications

NEWS ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Ruling on Legalized Sports Betting Poses Complications

Jacob Pasternack, Editor-In-Chief

May 29, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

After years of legal deliberation, the Supreme Court has decided to allow states to legalize sports betting. This ruling opens a previously illegal sports gambling market, worth anywhere from $50 billion to $400 billion, for athletic leagues to capitalize on. The impact of this decision may not be felt...

OH’s Kaylee Cunningham and Robert Berkowitz Win Pathfinder First Place; Cunningham Takes Fourth at International Science Fair

OH’s Kaylee Cunningham and Robert Berkowitz Win Pathfinder First Place; Cunningham Takes Fourth at International Science Fair

May 24, 2018


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Olympic Heights seniors Kaylee Cunningham and Robert Berkowitz both won first place in their respective categories at the 2018 Palm Beach Post Pathfinder Scholarship Awards on May 17 held at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Cunningham won in the Computer Science ...

Hawaii’s Volcano Eruption Remains a Threat

Hawaii’s Volcano Eruption Remains a Threat

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


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This weekend the volcano Mount Kilauea erupted again, spewing more copious amounts of lava onto the island. Since the first eruption on May 3, a series of eruptions have affected different parts of the island and have destroyed multiple homes. Geologists have recognized a pattern preceding the eruption...

The Torch’s Jacob Pasternack Wins First Place for Column Writing at Palm Beach Post Awards

The Torch’s Jacob Pasternack Wins First Place for Column Writing at Palm Beach Post Awards

May 4, 2018


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Jacob Pasternack, the editor-in-chief of The Torch, the student newspaper of Olympic Heights, won first place in the column writing category at the 38th annual Palm Beach Post Excellence in High School Journalism Awards Luncheon held on Thursday, May 3. Pasternack’s entry into the competition i...

Surprise! Humans May Have Another Bodily Organ

Surprise! Humans May Have Another Bodily Organ

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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As the human body is extremely complicated, it is no surprise that we have not cracked every code. In fact, researchers are constantly finding new mechanisms by which our cells function, our muscles move, and our immune systems work. In a report published recently in the journal Scientific Reports, doctors ...

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


Filed under Entertainment, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

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


Filed under Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

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


Filed under Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

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...

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