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NBA 2019 Mock Draft: Williamson the Consensus First Pick; Miami Heat to Pass on Bol Bol

NBA 2019 Mock Draft: Williamson the Consensus First Pick; Miami Heat to Pass on Bol Bol

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

June 18, 2019

This year’s NBA draft class has one of the biggest stars in the history of the draft. Zion Williamson overshadows the likes of every potential all-star from this year’s selections. The six foot seven 285-pound beast is the consensus first overall selection. With that being said, Ja Morant and R.J....

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Shows Vulnerability in Lead-Up to World Cup; France Installed as Favorite

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Shows Vulnerability in Lead-Up to World Cup; France Installed as Favorite

Razanne Saleh, Staff Writer

June 8, 2019

In the 2015 Women’s World Cup, the United States Women’s National Team ended their 16-year drought in the most thrilling way possible. The USWNT defeated Japan with a 5-2 win and redeemed themselves by winning the World Cup trophy for their country. Back in 2011, the USWNT fell to Japan in an intense...

Social Media Redefining What It Means to Be a Celebrity

Social Media Redefining What It Means to Be a Celebrity

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

The age of social media has changed the idea of “celebrity” and opened new lanes of stardom. If you want to become a model, you no longer have to go through an agency; instead, you can get sponsored on Instagram and become an Instagram model with a wide following. A seven-year-old can become a m...

Despite Growing Awareness, Cyberbullying Still a Concern

Despite Growing Awareness, Cyberbullying Still a Concern

Lauren Shapiro, Managing Editor

May 30, 2019

In the era of mass media that is occurring today, both positive and negative consequences arise. While technology does allow for tremendous improvement in way of life, it can also cause serious harm for many. The increase in forms of technology that has been happening throughout the 21st century has ...

Global Warming Could Lead to Thawing of Disease Viruses Resulting in Pandemics

Global Warming Could Lead to Thawing of Disease Viruses Resulting in Pandemics

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Over the years more people have been careless about what they put in the environment and what effect it has on the environment. In turn, this has increased the global warming threat our planet is facing. Many scientists have come out saying that if we don’t get how we treat our world under control...

Netflix’s Chambers Offers An Intriguing Story Line and a Realistic View of the Varied Native American Culture

Netflix’s Chambers Offers An Intriguing Story Line and a Realistic View of the Varied Native American Culture

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Featuring television’s first ever Native American leads in a show, Leah Rachel’s Chambers takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride as Sasha and her allies try to find out more about the disturbing origins of her new heart. Creator Leah Rachel describes the series as a “psychological horror story th...

A Love Letter from Troupe 4992

A Love Letter from Troupe 4992

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

May 23, 2019

The Olympic Heights Theatre Department gave the school a lot to be proud of this year. From winning five critics choice awards at districts to putting on two amazing productions to winning top honors at the Florida State Thespian Festival alone with main staging The Curious Innocent of the Dog in the...

Preparing for Semester Exams? Manage Time and Stress

Preparing for Semester Exams? Manage Time and Stress

Jennifer Geller, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

As finals approach, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Here are three helpful tips to maximize your success and minimize your stress: Stress productively: Ignore what you’ve been told about stressing. Yes, too much stress is unhealthy; however, stress can be a helpful tool in many situations. The ke...

Changes to Bright Futures Brings Tougher Standards; Low Income Students Will Be Disproportionately Affected

Changes to Bright Futures Brings Tougher Standards; Low Income Students Will Be Disproportionately Affected

Arielle Perry, Features Editor

May 22, 2019

It appears as if the “Sunshine State” is about to get a whole less “sunnier” in the school year of 2021. Unfortunately, a bill just passed through both chambers of the Florida legislature that will officially raise the minimum SAT for the varying degrees of the Florida Bright Futures Scholars...

Avengers: Endgame Mania Leads to Box Office Records

Avengers: Endgame Mania Leads to Box Office Records

Ashley Perry, Features Editor

May 21, 2019

The nation has been engrossed in a worldwide phenomenon that has penetrated the far regions of the globe, influencing the economies and cultures of countries as far away as in Asia. And that phenomenon is called Avengers: Endgame.    This latest superhero flick made roughly $60 million at the do...

Jonas Brothers’ Fans Excited About the Group’s Return

Jonas Brothers’ Fans Excited About the Group’s Return

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

It seems as if many trends of the past are coming back into style with one of those things being the Jonas Brothers.  The popularity of the Jonas Brothers began in 2005 when they first hit the scene. Their fan base grew as a result of their doing half-hour variety specials on the Disney Channel.  Howeve...

OH’s Cassandra Michel Wins Pathfinder First Place in Academic Excellence; Three Other OH Seniors Win Awards

OH’s Cassandra Michel Wins Pathfinder First Place in Academic Excellence; Three Other OH Seniors Win Awards

May 15, 2019

Olympic Heights senior Cassandra Michel won first place in the Academic Excellence category at the Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards sponsored by The Palm Beach Post last night. Bryce Sontag and Jacob Pasternack each won a third place award in the categories of Foreign Language and Community...

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