The Torch

  • Athletes of the Week: SOCCER: Evan Levine & Leah Goldwaser; ; CHEER: Rachel Danowitz

  • Athletes of the Week: BASKETBALL; Micah Octave & Jamera Butler; WRESTLING: Brandon DiPrima

  • Students of the Month: Tyler Levine (9); Delroy Gough (10); Michael Miller (11); Marco Gutierrez

  • Teacher of the Month: Leslie Giblin; Non-Instructional Employee of the Month: Joanne Falzone

OH Drama to Stage Award Winning Musical Rent

OH Drama to Stage Award Winning Musical Rent

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The Olympic Heights Drama Department will be staging the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Award winning musical Rent from Jan. 25 through January 28 in the OH theater. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Showtimes will be Jan 25 and 26 at 7:00pm; Jan. 27 at 2:00pm, and Jan. 28 at 3:15pm.

TV’s Shark Tank “Sharks” Visit Olympic Heights

TV’s Shark Tank “Sharks” Visit Olympic Heights

Jacob Pasternack/Editor-In-Chief, Joshua, Wolf/Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


Filed under News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

Taking initiative is one action that can unequivocally lead to success. As the saying goes, you can’t win the game if you don’t roll the dice. One Olympic Heights student took this adage to heart. Senior Madison Borman, in an act of pure initiative, won a national sweepstakes put on by the hit t...

OH Girls Soccer Closes Out 15-Win Season; Readies for Potential Showdown with West Boca in District Tournament

OH Girls Soccer Closes Out 15-Win Season; Readies for Potential Showdown with West Boca in District Tournament

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Olympic Heights' Sports, Showcase

Coming into this year, Olympic Heights girls soccer coach Jim Cappello had very high expectations for his team, and as the team approaches next week’s district tournament, it would be an understatement to just say that those expectations have been met. The Lady Lions wrapped up their 2018-19 regu...

OH Marching Band’s Hard Work Continues to Pay Off

OH Marching Band’s Hard Work Continues to Pay Off

Kaivin Im / Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writers

January 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Olympic Heights marching band has finished its season, and despite coming up short at the season’s final competition at the Park Vista Striking Cobra Invitational, 2018 was another outstanding year for the OH Mighty Lions Marching band. The band worked tirelessly throughout the season and was rewarde...

Previewing XXL’s 2019 Freshman Issue: the Best of the New Hip-Hop Artists

Previewing XXL’s 2019 Freshman Issue: the Best of the New Hip-Hop Artists

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

January 6, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Hip-hop magazine XXL magazine annually selects 10 artists who are growing in popularity and features them in a late March issue. XXL’s past lists predicted the careers of Kendrick Lamar, Trippie Redd, Wiz Khalifa, and so on. Now that the 2019 XXL Freshman issue looms around the corner, we can attempt...

To Prevent Another Stoneman Douglas type incident, Teachers Are Encouraged to Be Alert to Student Behaviors

To Prevent Another Stoneman Douglas type incident, Teachers Are Encouraged to Be Alert to Student Behaviors

Lauren Shapiro, Managing Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the stigmas surrounding mental disorders are slowly being stripped away, many discussions concerning the topic have recently come under debate. One such situation is the role that teachers play when observing potential concerning behaviors from students. Protocol in this area does exist, but only ...

Practically Unknown Samuel Little Could Be America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer Ever

Practically Unknown Samuel Little Could Be America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer Ever

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

A man convicted of three murders that landed him a place in prison for life may be responsible for far more than what his former convictions state. Samuel Little, also known as Samuel McDowell, has admitted to being responsible for murdering 90 women across the United States between 1970 and 2005....

U.S. Life Expectancy Rates Continues to Drop; Drug Use, Suicide Leading Factors

U.S. Life Expectancy Rates Continues to Drop; Drug Use, Suicide Leading Factors

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

December 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A worrisome downward trend has been highlighted due to three new reports recently published by the Centers for Disease Control. These numbers display the third consecutive year of America’s steep decline involving the average life expectancy, with the painstakingly obvious contributions of the country’s...

Netflix’s The American Meme Examines the Effects of Fame

Netflix’s The American Meme Examines the Effects of Fame

Jennifer Geller, Staff Writer

December 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

In an age where it seems nearly everyone has a chance at obtaining their fifteen minutes of fame, being a celebrity seems fun, exciting, and profitable. However, the documentary, The American Meme, recently produced by Netflix shares a much different side of stardom. Ten different celebrities recount their ...

ANALYSIS: NFL Fumbles Another Domestic Violence Incident with Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt

ANALYSIS: NFL Fumbles Another Domestic Violence Incident with Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

December 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The NFL does a lot of things right, but the one area where it can’t seem to get it right is in how it handles allegations of domestic abuse brought against it players. On the surface, it may appear that the NFL takes such charges seriously, but a look at how the league bungled the handling of its mos...

TV Holiday Specials Criticized as Social Norms Change

TV Holiday Specials Criticized as Social Norms Change

Arielle Perry, Features Editor

December 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

With the holiday season winding down as the new year approaches, we have recently witnessed social criticisms of the seasonal staples that have become as traditional as Christmas carols and gift-giving: the television holiday specials. For years, these holiday specials have transported adults back into th...

Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD the Best of the Best of Hip Hop’s Many Great Albums of 2018

Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD the Best of the Best of Hip Hop’s Many Great Albums of 2018

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

December 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

From continued legacies, forms of remembrance, and debut albums for artists on the rise, 2018 brought plenty of albums impacting the hip hop genre. They all have consisted of popular hits and a certain message in them that have made them so popular. Artists such as Travis Scott, Juice Wrld, Post Malone,...

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