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Time and Stress Management Key to Becoming a Successful Student Athlete

Time and Stress Management Key to Becoming a Successful Student Athlete

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Olympic Heights student athletes have a lot to manage with hours per week of conditioning, practice, and games. And those hours get doubled if the student athlete is also playing on a travel or club team.  And, there are the numerous hours of homework and studying that have to be factored into an alr...

Lions down John I. Leonard 16-6 for first win of season

Lions down John I. Leonard 16-6 for first win of season

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

September 15, 2019

After opening the 2019 season with three losses, the Olympic Heights Lions football team got in the win column with a 16-6 win against the John I. Leonard Lancers on Friday, Sept. 13 at Corey Lewis Stadium. The importance of the Lions’ first victory of the season was not lost on head coach Kevin...

Mr. and Miss OH share their plans to spread the Lion Pride

Mr. and Miss OH share their plans to spread the Lion Pride

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

September 11, 2019

The new Mr and Miss OH have great things planned for the 2019-2020 year. Cameron Grippo and Shoshana Halperin have new and unique ideas to unify our school and increase school spirit among the students and staff. To get to know the king and queen of the school and hear some of their new and exciting...

Lions fall to 0-3 after 53-0 loss at Palm Beach Central

Lions fall to 0-3 after 53-0 loss at Palm Beach Central

September 10, 2019

You knew it was going to be a long and ugly night for the Olympic Heights football team last night against Palm Beach Central when the Lions – at only five minutes and 22 seconds into the game – were down 21-0 with Palm Beach Central having run only one offensive series. When the clock mercifully...

Olympic Heights test scores on the rise across the board, surpassing state and district averages

Olympic Heights test scores on the rise across the board, surpassing state and district averages

Marie Preuss (Editor-In-Chief), and Arielle Perry (Features/Managing Editor)

September 9, 2019

Tests, tests, tests. School nowadays appears to be overridden by them. Tests dictate if we can move on to the next grade level. Tests dictate what colleges we can get accepted into. And finally, tests help dictate what we are good at. All this being said, it isn’t easy spending numerous hours with a ...

Olympic Heights opens 2019-2020 school year with both physical and procedural security upgrades

Olympic Heights opens 2019-2020 school year with both physical and procedural security upgrades

Ashley Perry, News and Managing Editor

September 5, 2019

“Safety is our top priority.” These words, spoken by Olympic Heights principal Ms. Kelly Mills Burke, sum up the evident shift in school focus ever since the events of February 14, 2018.  In light of recent school shootings that have infiltrated our world and compromised our sense of securi...

Lions lose at Boca High 29-0; drop to 0-2 on the season

Lions lose at Boca High 29-0; drop to 0-2 on the season

August 30, 2019

Many of the same problems – missed blocks, missed tackles, and penalties - that plagued the Olympic Heights Lions in their season opening loss to Lake Worth last week came back to haunt the team in last night’s 29-0 loss to the Boca Raton Bobcats last night in a weather-shortened game, dropping the...

XXL magazine recognizes the best of the 2019 hip hop freshman class

XXL magazine recognizes the best of the 2019 hip hop freshman class

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

August 29, 2019

Back in January, The Torch made its predictions on which artists would be selected as XXL’s Freshman Class of 2019. Over the summer, the hip-hop publication released the list of the 11 artists on the rise to greatness to represent their brand and the genre itself. Today, readers will see how The Tor...

Trending: YouTube influencers sharing stories of personal mental health issues

Trending: YouTube influencers sharing stories of personal mental health issues

Arianna Wigodner, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

When one thinks of the term “influencer” they normally think of someone influencing or affecting someone's behavior in a positive way. Over the years, YouTube has built a platform where video creators have become “influencers” with their primary job being to create content for their viewers. Many...

With frostbite and helmet issues behind him, Raiders’ Antonio Brown may be ready to play football

With frostbite and helmet issues behind him, Raiders’ Antonio Brown may be ready to play football

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

Antonio Brown has been one of the best receivers in the National Football League since being drafted out of Central Michigan in 2010. But with his success comes extra baggage. Brown has always put himself into the headlines, whether it is problems with his teammates, or doing an excessive celebration ...

How important is social atmosphere in college choice?

How important is social atmosphere in college choice?

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

August 26, 2019

If a college is known as a “party” school does that make it a “bad” college? Potential high school graduates factor a number of different aspects in to the decision making process as to which college is the best for them.  When it comes time to choose the college that is the best fit, most pr...

Pop culture summer recap to get you caught up with the tea

Pop culture summer recap to get you caught up with the tea

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer

August 25, 2019

Over this past summer, there has been a lot of tea! Plenty of new summer songs, movies and celebrity drama. What's up with Tana Paul? Miley and Liam?  Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth  Everyone knows that Miley and Liam have had a complicated relationship over the past 10 years. On again off agai...

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