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Heights cheerleaders win UCA Regional Championship

Heights cheerleaders win UCA Regional Championship

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

The Olympic Heights varsity competitive cheer team won first place at the Universal Cheeleaders Association (UCA) regional championships held at Busch Gardens in Tampa this past weekend. The team will now be advancing to the national championship competition to be held at Walt Disney World in Februar...

Women have a long and unappreciated history of contributions to the STEM fields; space weather forecaster Tamitha Skov speaks of her experiences

Women have a long and unappreciated history of contributions to the STEM fields; space weather forecaster Tamitha Skov speaks of her experiences

Arielle Perry, Features and Managing Editor

December 10, 2019

As humans gain more understanding of the world in which they live, the field of science continues to make advancements, one step at a time. One of such developments is the rising number of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related careers.   The number of women working in computer/math...

OPINION: Olympic Heights and school district would do well to consider cutting ties with Chick-fil-A

OPINION: Olympic Heights and school district would do well to consider cutting ties with Chick-fil-A

Marie Preuss, Editor-In-Chief

December 9, 2019

Chick-fil-A has been in and out of the news for several years, and America’s third-largest fast-food chain is once again in the spotlight for the controversy related to its financial support of anti-LGBTQ organizations. That controversy makes one wonder why Olympic Heights and the School District of Palm...

Rap world loses one of its best with Juice WRLD’s death

Rap world loses one of its best with Juice WRLD’s death

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

December 9, 2019

Talented rapper Juice WRLD passed away Sunday morning at a Chicago hospital after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport. The cause of the seizure is currently unknown, but the death of the musician has fans in shock as the rapper only turned 21 years old last week. Over his cut-short car...

Certified Hitmaker sets Lil Mosey up as just that

Certified Hitmaker sets Lil Mosey up as just that

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

December 3, 2019

2019 XXL Freshman Lil Mosey released his second studio album Certified Hitmaker on Friday, November 8. The Seattle native rapper brings fans great joy with the album that is nothing less than expected. Prior to the official release of the project, three of the songs on the album were released: “...

OH Girls Soccer focused on goal of winning a district title

OH Girls Soccer focused on goal of winning a district title

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

It’s that time of year when soccer season is back with a vengeance.  And the Olympic Heights girls soccer team is looking to wreak some of that vengeance by winning a district and possibly a regional championship. Last year, the girls varsity soccer placed second in the district and this season...

Wildly popular TikTok app comes with security concerns

Wildly popular TikTok app comes with security concerns

Arianna Wigodner, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

One of the most downloaded and used apps this year is known as TikTok. TikTok is a social media app to publically share dancing and lip syncing videos. And, it is no surprise that there are now security problems being shared on the news as every social media app has some kind of security issue. TikTok ...

“Baby Shark” craze reaches from Olympic Heights Little Lions Daycare to Major League Baseball’s World Series

“Baby Shark” craze reaches from Olympic Heights Little Lions Daycare to Major League Baseball’s World Series

Ashley Perry, News and Managing Editor

November 20, 2019

The young learners of Little Lions Preschool dance, jump, and clap in childish felicity when they recognize the music that is filling their tiny ears. Smiles envelop their innocent faces as they follow the student teachers of the Olympic Heights Early Childhood Academy. They already know all the hand ...

The Irishman showdown between Netflix and major theater chains limits the film’s release; streaming begins Nov. 27

The Irishman showdown between Netflix and major theater chains limits the film’s release; streaming begins Nov. 27

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Most high schoolers who watch Netflix do so for the streaming services original series such as Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why. And of course, Netflix offers its subscribers the opportunity to binge on popular series from other networks such as Breaking Bad and American Horror Story.  What most t...

EDITORIAL: School needs to provide a better place for students waiting on after-school rides

EDITORIAL: School needs to provide a better place for students waiting on after-school rides

November 14, 2019

Sweating, stressed, annoyed - these words describe the Olympic Heights students waiting on their rides to pick them up after school at the school’s front entrance, the designated waiting spot. Many students have to stand in front of the school up to an hour or longer for their rides in an area not ...

OH diver Danielle Anglin wins Regional Championship, advances to States

OH diver Danielle Anglin wins Regional Championship, advances to States

November 12, 2019

Olympic Heights sophomore Danielle Anglin placed first at the FHSAA Region 4-3A Girls Diving Championship on Friday, Nov. 8, held at Boca Raton High School. She now moves on to the FHSAA Class 3A State Championships in Stuart on Saturday, Nov. 16. Anglin, who placed second at the District 10-3A tournament,...

Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann speaks to OH students, inspiring them to stand up for what is right

Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann speaks to OH students, inspiring them to stand up for what is right

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The Olympic Heights community had the privilege to hear Holocaust survivor Sam Steigmann’s remarkable story detailing his Holocaust experience and how that experience continues to impact his life. Steigmann spoke in the OH theater on the afternoon of October 29. Through listening to Steigmann’s heart thr...

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