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OH Theatre Department Presents Little Shop of Horrors

OH Theatre Department Presents Little Shop of Horrors

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

January 16, 2020

The Olympic Heights Theatre Department will be staging the deviously delicious Broadway sci-fi smash musical Little Shop of Horrors from Feb. 7 through Feb. 10. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind Little Shop of Horr...

The Streamys? Yes, there are awards for YouTubers

The Streamys? Yes, there are awards for YouTubers

Arianna Wigodner, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Most people have heard of the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Grammys, but what about the Streamys?  The Streamy Awards, recognize the creativity, writing, acting, and producing of YouTube videos and the content created by YouTube influencers. Nine years ago, the first Streamy Award ceremony was held...

TORCH PREDICTION: Joe Burrow will lead LSU to the national championship in a close game

TORCH PREDICTION: Joe Burrow will lead LSU to the national championship in a close game

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Coming off what was the greatest performance in college football playoff history, Joe Burrow and the number one ranked LSU Tigers (14-0) are looking to repeat exactly what they did against Oklahoma in the championship semifinals when they face off with the number three ranked Clemson Tigers (14-0) in...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Brazil’s indifference to Amazon rainforest deforestation threatens global climate

NEWS ANALYSIS: Brazil’s indifference to Amazon rainforest deforestation threatens global climate

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

The rate of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has reached its highest level since 2008. According to the National Public Radio, the deforestation rate has increased by almost 30 percent over the past year. The rainforest, located in Brazil, has been facing deforestation since Earth was created; howeve...

Anthony Rendon to the Angels and Gerrit Cole to the Yankees highlight MLB free agent signings

Anthony Rendon to the Angels and Gerrit Cole to the Yankees highlight MLB free agent signings

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

This MLB offseason was filled with huge contracts and blockbuster trades. Many star players such as Anthony Rendon, Gerritt Cole, and Madison Bumgartner decided to leave town to join new franchises. With that said, there are still many big players on the market including Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor,...

College athletes are often burdened with the medical costs for sport-incurred injuries

College athletes are often burdened with the medical costs for sport-incurred injuries

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is the organization that determines all rules and regulations for all college sports, ranging from what coaches can do when recruiting players to individual requirements that all players must follow, up to submitting to a drug test. Despite everyth...

The best hip hop albums of 2019 highlight a stellar year

The best hip hop albums of 2019 highlight a stellar year

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2020

The hip hop community was flooded with tons of music during this past year. From established superstars, such as Young Thug, to rising stars, such as DaBaby, great projects have been released throughout the year. Today, we will be reflecting on the great year of music we have had by looking at the t...

Recapping the most discussed topics of 2019

Recapping the most discussed topics of 2019

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

December 30, 2019

As the year comes to an end, it is time to look back and recognize the events and people that have shaped the year of 2019! Although this year has had many bumps and bruises, there have also been many highlights and achievements that deserve to be acknowledged. First off, the month of January surpassed ma...

Despite shortcomings, The Rise of Skywalker should satisfy most Star Wars franchise fans

Despite shortcomings, The Rise of Skywalker should satisfy most Star Wars franchise fans

Marie Preuss, Editor-In-Chief

December 28, 2019

Over forty years after the first Star Wars movie brought beloved heroes Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo to life in 1977, the curtain has finally been drawn on the long-lived legacy. The latest installment of the space saga, titled Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, directed by J.J. A...

Electric Mustang? Blasphemy! But, wait…

Electric Mustang? Blasphemy! But, wait…

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer

December 24, 2019

Ford’s Mustang line continues to excel in innovation, this time with a brand new addition to the line: the electric Mustang. Starting at $53,000, the new electric line has a sophisticated look; but Mustang aficionados will want to know if the electric version will have the same famed power.  With...

Which are the best of the holiday movies?
We have your top five right here!

Which are the best of the holiday movies? <br/> We have your top five right here!

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

December 21, 2019

The holidays are here! Christmas, Hannakuh, and New Years are just around the corner! It might be ideal to stay inside due to the extreme low temperatures here in Florida. I mean it’s like 70 degrees out there! Then what will you do in the meantime? Watching movies would be a great idea! Here’s a lis...

After Parkland documentary to offer deeper insight into lingering effects of MSD shooting

After Parkland documentary to offer deeper insight into lingering effects of MSD shooting

Arianna Wigodner, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Before Parkland, most South Florida school children went to school without fear. Before Parkland, there were 17 more beautiful lives than there are now. After Parkland, everyone’s life has been changed.  February 14, 2018, seventeen students and staff were killed after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stone...

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