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Louisiana Devastated by Flooding

Louisiana Devastated by Flooding

Julianna Marciante, Staff Writer

August 27, 2016


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The extreme flooding that has devastated many areas of Louisiana has been officially named the “Worst US disaster since Hurricane Sandy” by the Red Cross, but what exactly is the condition of the area, and to what extent is its severity? There have been 13 deaths reported from the ruinous rains...

Earthquake Devastates Central Italy

Earthquake Devastates Central Italy

Jack Berenzweig, Staff Writer

August 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The death toll has reached up to 291. On Aug. 23, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake brought devastation to mountainous central Italy. The damages from the disaster have already reached into the billions of dollars in a country where, as of 2014, under two percent of the population has insurance to cover damages...

July 2016 Hottest Month Ever

July 2016 Hottest Month Ever

Jessica Coyne, Managing Editor

August 22, 2016


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Summer is the month when students and teachers alike get to enjoy beaches, dips in the pool, and ice cream of all different flavors. These activities are most common because honestly, it’s so hot that these forms of relief prove to be the best way to battle baking in the unforgiving sun. However, there’s...

Seven OH Grads Receive Community Foundation Scholarship

Seven OH Grads Receive Community Foundation Scholarship

July 13, 2016


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Seven Olympic Heights 2016 graduates were named recipients of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties scholarship. Those recipients are Benjamin Aviv, Taylor Doherty, Alana Dolce, Samantha McGuire, Soriah Milorin, Zackaria Saadioui and Sofia del Real. The scholarships are awarded based on vario...

OH Social Studies Teacher Michael Klein Passes Away

OH Social Studies Teacher Michael Klein Passes Away

June 27, 2016


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Long time Olympic Heights social studies teacher Mr. Michael Klein passed away on Monday afternoon, June 27, after a prolonged bout with cancer. A much loved and respected faculty member, Klein remained resilient to the end in his ongoing fight, which at one point he appeared to be winning. Klein began...

Philippines elect their own Donald Trump in Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines elect their own Donald Trump in Rodrigo Duterte

Cameron Medina, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016


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With eyes focused on the heated American election, most people aren’t paying too much attention to other leaders assuming power across the world. It’s quite a shame, since the Philippines’ new president is incredibly fascinating, and is gaining much ground in the politics of Southeastern Asia....

OH Stunned to Lose Another Student, Senior Victoria Edwards, to Tragic Car Accident

OH Stunned to Lose Another Student, Senior Victoria Edwards, to Tragic Car Accident

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Online Editor

April 17, 2016


Filed under Local, News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

Update 04/20/16: The Edwards family has set up a GoFundMe Page https://www.gofundme.com/46zpprzw and would greatly appreciate contributions to help them with the financial burden of funeral arrangements. Victoria Janet Edwards, an 18-year-old Olympic Heights senior, was killed in a two-vehicle car acc...

Marijuana an Effective Cancer Fighting Agent?

Marijuana an Effective Cancer Fighting Agent?

Jacob Pasternack, Staff Writer

March 29, 2016


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Weed. Blunt. Cannabis. Dew. Gash. Marijuana. No matter what you call it, cannabis and its variants are arguably some of the most popular recreational drugs today. As with the people who use this drug, marijuana comes in all shapes and sizes. From the old-style blunt-rolling to the oh-so-deceiving cookies,...

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Continues Antagonistic Actions

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Continues Antagonistic Actions

Cameron Medina, Staff Writer

March 26, 2016


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For the past two months, North Korea has been a champion when it comes to making headlines. Whether it’s setting off hydrogen bombs or launching outdated missiles into space, Kim Jong Un is doing his best to make North Korea a threat to their neighbors. This week proved to be no different, since North...

OH One Step Closer to XQ Institute $10 Million Grant

OH One Step Closer to XQ Institute $10 Million Grant

Jessica Diana, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under Local, News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

Olympic Heights may soon experience numerous changes, both externally and in the classroom, that will help pave the way to an improved academic experience for its growing population of students. Recently, staff, students, and teachers have been buzzing about the extraordinary opportunity with which...

With Changes Coming, Olympic Heights Ready for its 12th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event

With Changes Coming, Olympic Heights Ready for its 12th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event

Layall El-Mcharfie, News Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Local, News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

It’s that time again for the OH Lions to deck out in all shades of green. On Thursday, March 17th, Olympic Heights will host its 12th annual St. Baldrick’s Pep Rally raising money and awareness for childhood cancer research. This year, St. Baldrick’s will have a twist to it with the addition...

OH Engineering Students Particpate in National CodeDay Event

OH Engineering Students Particpate in National CodeDay Event

Carly Poloskey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2016


Filed under Local, News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

On February 13th and 14th, Olympic Heights engineering students participated in CodeDay Boca Raton, an all-day event hosted by the Digital Media Arts College (DMAC) at their local campus. The event was open to computer programmers in high school where they were given a unique opportunity to collaborate...

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