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OH Team Wins State Championship in Chinese Culture Jeopardy Game

OH Team Wins State Championship in Chinese Culture Jeopardy Game

February 29, 2016


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Olympic Heights students from Ms. Yinjie Qian's Chinese classes put in an outstanding performance at the State Chinese Competition over the weekend of Feb. 26. The team of Benjamin Aviv, Alexander Glotov, Jarrett Lyn, and Tyson Thorpe competed in the Chinese Culture Jeopardy Game, winning the state championship,...

OH’s Jared Spector and Kaylee Cunningham Win Congressional App Challenge

OH’s Jared Spector and Kaylee Cunningham Win Congressional App Challenge

February 27, 2016


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Olympic Heights Engineering Academy students senior Jared Spector and sophomore Kaylee Cunningham were named the winners of the Congressional App Challenge for Florida’s 21st Congressional District which includes portions of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Spector and Cunningham were presented...

OH Shocked, Saddened by Death of Juniors James Cartigiano and Gabriella Heiderick.

OH Shocked, Saddened by Death of Juniors James Cartigiano and Gabriella Heiderick.

Devin Fuller, Asst. Online Editor

February 20, 2016


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In the span of less than one month, Olympic Heights has lost two of its students to separate tragic accidents with the deaths of 16-year-old juniors James Cartigiano and Gabriella Heiderick. On Jan 22, Cartigiano was accidentally shot in the head and was declared brain dead on Jan. 25. Two days later,...

Olympic Heights Graduation Rate Among the Best in the County

Olympic Heights Graduation Rate Among the Best in the County

Sarah Nuzzi, Managing Editor

February 11, 2016


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Not only is Olympic Heights an “A” school again, its 2014-15 graduation rate is the fourth best in the county and it has the best graduation rate in the county for at-risk students. That is plenty to be proud of, but being the best in the county in going above and beyond in helping students struggling...

Is “Ferguson/YouTube Effect” Keeping Cops from Doing Their Jobs?

Is “Ferguson/YouTube Effect” Keeping Cops from Doing Their Jobs?

Guerline Camille, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016


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Following the much publicized police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, it has become increasingly popular for citizens to film police activity in an attempt to capture police brutality and misconduct. The so-called “Ferguson/ YouTube Effect” has apparently led...

Powerball Lunacy

Powerball Lunacy

Jessica Diana, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016


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Just last month, the Powerball lottery game made history when it broke records to become the largest jackpot the world has ever seen. On Thursday, Jan. 7, the jackpot climbed to nearly $675 million, exceeding the previous record of $656 million. The record-high payout drew millions to their local convenience...

Chipotle, McDonald’s Looking to Stem Customer Exodus

Chipotle, McDonald’s Looking to Stem Customer Exodus

Michelle Fass, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016


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Many children, teens, and adults around the U.S. are huge fans of fast food. Yet, many are not fully aware of recent food outbreaks at the popular Chipotle or the dismal financial reports from McDonald's. Chipotle has recently been suffering from food outbreaks caused by the E. Coli bacteria, which...

Rumored Changes to iPhone 7 Causing Uproar

Rumored Changes to iPhone 7 Causing Uproar

Julianna Marciante, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016


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If Apple follows its pre-established patterns, then it is safe for us to assume that there will be a new iPhone release to look forward to around September of this year. It is likely that the iPhone will be completely redesigned, since the last release was the 6S with only minor changes; however,...

North Korea’s H-Bomb Test Problematic for U.S.

North Korea’s H-Bomb Test Problematic for U.S.

Cameron Medina, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016


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When it comes to nations that have a poor reputation, North Korea ranks near the top of the list. The mistreatment of citizens by its government, the flaunting of missiles, and the constant threat of using said missiles (mostly towards the U.S. and South Korea), and many more incidents of that nature...

What is ISIS and What Does it Want?

What is ISIS and What Does it Want?

Jessica Coyne, Staff Writer

January 9, 2016


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If nothing else, the murderous attacks by ISIS in Paris on Nov. 13 got the entire world to take notice that the terrorist organization poses a serious threat to those it considers its enemies. With that notice come questions as to exactly who or what ISIS is and what is it that it wants? The advent...

OH Engineering Academy’s First Annual G.E.T. Day a Rousing Success

OH Engineering Academy’s First Annual G.E.T. Day a Rousing Success

Sarah Nuzzi, Managing Editor

December 4, 2015


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On Nov. 6, about 80 young girls from Don Estridge and Eagles Landing Middle School climbed off their buses to be greeted by the young ladies from the Olympic Heights Engineering Academy who were waving brightly colored flags to celebrate a special event called G.E.T. Day. Girl Engineers of Tomorrow was...

Educators Across the State Have Little Faith in Reliability of FSA

Educators Across the State Have Little Faith in Reliability of FSA

Jessica Diana, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


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The 2014-15 school year served a decisive role in relation to statewide testing; it was the first year to see the new Florida Standards Assessments in action, as opposed to its predecessor, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Florida students and parents were certainly accustomed to problem-ridden...

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