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Barkley and McCaffery among a host of key NFL players to go down with serious injuries in week 2 of the NFL season

New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley is carted off the field after suffering a season-ending torn ACL in last Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears.

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

Week 2 of the National Football League was a tough one to watch with some of the biggest names taking the cart to the locker room with serious injuries. Unfortunately for fantasy football players, you’re number one pick might be gone for the long haul.  Starting with one of the biggest names, Saqu...

Return to remote learning with required Google Meet class times has not come without its glitches

Return to remote learning with required Google Meet class times has not come without its glitches

Brayden Schultz, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

In the unprecedented time of a pandemic, routine things such as returning to school have become anything but routine. The return to online distance learning, albeit with stricter parameters for teachers to follow, has been a bumpy one in the first couple weeks with unusual and frustrating experiences occ...

Lionel Messi to stay with Barcelona, at least for now

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi was prepared to wave bye-bye to his longtime Barcelona club but will be staying through the 2020-21 season.

Christopher Santos, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

Since the days of La Masia, Lionel Messi, one of the best to ever play the game of soccer, has only known Barcelona. From his debut in 2004 for the first team, Messi has been a vital part of Barcelona history. So, when he handed in his transfer request this summer after an 8-2 thrashing from Bayern Mu...

Series to binge for those keeping quarantine during Phase 2

Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, an 18 year old on the autism spectrum trying to navigate his way into adulthood.

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has caused movie theaters, amusement parks, and many stores to temporarily close. But now, with Palm Beach County two weeks into Phase 2 of COVID-19 re-opening, these public places are slowly starting to re-open with safety precautions.  However, since COVID-19 has caused over 13,0...

OH students and staff revisiting favorite restaurants as county enters Phase 2 of COVID-19 re-opening

Who hasn't been craving a Mountain Melt from Miller's Ale House? With Palm Beach County now in Phase 2 of its COVID-19 re-opening plan, the Ale House and other restaurants are anxious for more customers to return for their favorite meals.

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

The love for restaurants is one thing both students and faculty can agree that they have in common. Everyone it seems enjoys flavorful food, delicious desserts, and an enjoyable environment. However, over the past several months, restaurants have taken on a very different look. While the atmospheres of ...

Coming back to campus on Monday, Sept. 21? Mandatory mask rule makes choosing the right one important

There are plenty of mask options, knowing which are most effective could be the key to staying healthy.

Eva Woods, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

Palm Beach County entered Phase 2 of reopening from COVID-19 on Sept. 8, a move that initiated the school district’s to schedule its re-opening for Monday, Sept. 21. Those students who choose to return to their campuses for in-person instruction will be required to wear a mask the entire school day, as ...

The Torch’s 2020 NFL Power Rankings

Will quarterback Patrick Mahomes lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a second straight Super Bowl championship? As the NFL kicks off its 2020 season, the Chiefs are the team to beat.

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Coming off an incredible Super Bowl run, the Chiefs are returning 10 of 11 starters on one of the most high-powered offenses we have ever seen. Their only addition, rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, had 2.000 scrimmage yards and 17 TDs last year with LSU. With quarterba...

Social justice, Coronavirus, and Lady Gaga dominate the 2020 MTV Music Video Awards

Lady Gaga won five MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, giving her a total of 18 for her career.

Brooke Smurlick, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

MTV held its 37th annual Video Music Awards show on August 30, which featured a wide range of celebrity performers and award winners, and this year’s line up was not one to miss.  Hosted by Keke Palmer, the awards show was held in New York City. During the show, many of the performers encouraged C...

Palm Beach County students can return to campus Sept. 21; have option to continue distance learning from home

Palm Beach County students can return to campus Sept. 21; have option to continue distance learning from home

Matthew Nebenzahl, Editor-In-Chief

September 7, 2020

The School District of Palm Beach County announced on Friday, Sept. 4, that schools will reopen on Monday, Sept. 21, welcoming back students whose parents want them to return to live instruction. Parents who think it is still too risky to send their children back to school for fear they may contract the ...

A junior’s perspective: Hey, seniors, we feel ya, but Class of 2021 also affected by pandemic

A junior's perspective: Hey, seniors, we feel ya, but Class of 2021 also affected by pandemic

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

I never thought I would be sitting at home on my computer being home schooled in my last semester of my junior year. Due to the coronavirus, many things have changed.   Many tutoring sessions for the college entrance exams have been cancelled or postponed, as students cannot meet with anyone due t...

Gates Foundation’s ID2020 digital identification project comes under criticism as a way to track citizens’ every move

Bill Gates is attempting to allay concerns that his ID2020 project will bring us that much closer to government tracking people's every move.

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

In this modern world, many people fear the digital era and what it means in terms of their personal privacy. Because of iPhones and social media, people are constantly questioning who is watching them. Now, with coronavirus and the government’s attempts at tracking the spread of the virus, it seems t...

Hip Hop and TikTok: a match made in Heaven?


Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

May 28, 2020

Hundreds of millions of people across the world are using the booming social media platform TikTok. TikTok users are able to do many things; however, a very popular feature is creating or following already established dances to songs. Because there are so many people listening to the songs played in these da...

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