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OH Marching Band earns top honors

Carly Poloskey, Managing Editor

January 9, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

   The Olympic Heights Mighty Lions Marching Band has been rated as one of the top marching ensembles in the state of Florida by the Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC). The band has performed at 2 FMBC competitions and won 1st place and runner up. The band was awarded, by the judges, Best Music,...

Alarming Ebola outbreak puts entire world on notice

Jake Gelberg, News Editor

November 17, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

As thousands of people around the world lay dying in their beds with symptoms ranging from hemorrhagic fever to bleeding orifices, many have begun to truly wonder what the cause of this new, sudden wave of disease ridden death that is creeping and sweeping its way around the globe at astronomical ra...

Ukraine and Russia: Small Conflict May Lead to Larger Problems

Ukraine and Russia: Small Conflict May Lead to Larger Problems

Jake Gelberg, Staff Writer

March 24, 2014


Filed under National, News, Showcase

Due to a series of violent protests spanning months on end, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is ousted by his countrymen and flees the country. The region of Crimea votes to join the Russian Federation. Being called the “biggest crisis in Europe of the 21st century” from British Foreign...

Olympic Heights Completes their 10th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event

Olympic Heights Completes their 10th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event

Jeff Ruben, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2014


Filed under Local, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Olympic Heights High School students are supporting childhood cancer research in a much more unique way than donating money – they are shaving their heads. On Thursday, Olympic Heights hosted their tenth annual St Baldricks shave-a-thon event. To participate in the head-shaving extravaganza, students...

Pope Francis Brings Refreshing Humanistic Attitude to the Vatican

Pope Francis Brings Refreshing Humanistic Attitude to the Vatican

Stephanie Judd, Staff Writer

February 5, 2014


Filed under National, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

On March 19, 2013, Jorge Martin Bergoglio (now known to the world as Pope Francis) was inaugurated as the most recent Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. As this pope takes office, he almost immediately proves himself to differ greatly from his 265 predecessors. Pope Francis is the first...

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