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Prognosis is good for OH Future Medical Professionals Club

Prognosis is good for OH Future Medical Professionals Club

Jessica Abramsky, News Editor April 13, 2021

Olympic Heights staff and students welcome a new club to campus, The Future Medical Professionals Club. This is the first year OH has offered this club with the help of students and club sponsor OH history...

After re-signing quarterback Cam Newton to one year contract, the New England Patriots went out and got him two formidable weapons in tight ends Hunter Henry (left) and Jonnu Smith (right).

NFL free agent signing period winners and losers

Brayden Schultz, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

Compared to previous years, this NFL free agency period was a quiet one, although it’s hard to top Tom Brady’s departure from New England as far as entertainment is concerned. All things considered,...

Blatant sexism in sports evident in the differences in NCAA handling of men’s and women’s basketball tournament

Lauren Albano, Staff Writer April 11, 2021

For NCAA basketball fans, the March Madness that is the college basketball championship tournaments are the high holy days. That’s right, tournaments, as in two of them: the men’s and the women’s.  While...

The first season of Netflix's Bridgerton follows the romance of the Duke of Hastings Simon Basset (Rege-Jean Page) and Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor).

Netflix series Bridgerton captures the fancy of millions, including that of the OH students and staff

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer April 10, 2021

On Christmas Day last year, the British drama Bridgerton premiered on Netflix capturing the eyes of millions with its unique plot and period setting. Of the 200 million Netflix subscribers, 40 percent...

The Miami Heat acquired Victor Oladipo in a trade with the Houston Rockets on the NBA trade deadline day.

More winners than losers after the NBA trade deadline

Joshua Wolf, Sports Editor April 9, 2021

Going into the 2021 NBA season we knew one thing, every team really believed they could make the playoffs as a result of the rule change to include seeds 9 and 10 in each conference in a play in game in...

OH seniors give advice on college decision making process

OH seniors give advice on college decision making process

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

From the start of freshman year guidance counselors, teachers, and even family members begin to talk about the college process and start to brainstorm where they will think their student or child will...

Community service hours opportunities there for the taking

Community service hours opportunities there for the taking

Eva Woods, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

One of the requirements to graduate high school is volunteer hours. In Palm Beach County students are required to log 25 hours of community service. Although the requirement is relatively low, most students...

With the COVID-19 vaccination becoming more readily available, young people are finding it easier to get the shot.

Teens getting vaccinated as doses become more available

Lauren Albano, Staff Writer April 3, 2021

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations is in full swing across the country. The first vaccine, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, was authorized for emergency use (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Olympic Heights boys weightlifting team captures district title, four individual gold medals

Olympic Heights boys weightlifting team captures district title, four individual gold medals

April 1, 2021

The Olympic Heights boys weightlifting team won the District 16-3A championship and four Lion weightlifters captured individual district championships yesterday, March 31, in the OH gymnasium.  Coach...

Micah Octave (11), the Sun-Sentinel's Palm Beach County large schools Player of the Year, helped  lead the Olympic Heights boys basketball team to an undefeated regular season.

Heights’ Micah Octave named Sun-Sentinel PBC boys basketball Player of the Year; 25 OH athletes earn recognition

March 29, 2021

Olympic Heights basketball player Micah Octave has been named the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach County large schools boys basketball Player of the Year. Octave, a senior guard, led the Lions...

District and OH announce senior activities plans, including a COVID-19 safe in-person graduation ceremony

District and OH announce senior activities plans, including a COVID-19 safe in-person graduation ceremony

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

With the end of what has debatably been one of the most bizarre senior years in history, events are finally seeming somewhat routine and familiar for the Class of 2021. While COVID-19 deprived seniors...

Based on his debut album El Dorado, rapper 24kGoldn is headed for major star status.

24kGoldn debut album a worthy effort portending star status

Matthew Nebenzahl, Editor-In-Chief March 27, 2021

On March 26, 24kGoldn, a 2020 XXL Freshman, released his debut studio album El Dorado. After being selected to the XXL list and having the number one single in the country (Billboard Hot 100) with “Mood,”...

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