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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?

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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...

2019-2020 Olympic Heights Underclassmen Awards Video

2019-2020 Olympic Heights Underclassmen Awards Video

May 27, 2020

The Olympic Heights Underclassmen Awards for the 2019-2020 school year were announced on Wednesday, May 27 via a video shared in an email from principal Ms. Kelly Mills Burke to the OH community.

Battlefront II reaches the finish line with final update

Battlefront II reaches the finish line with final update

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

May 27, 2020

Star Wars Battlefront II was a revolutionary game for Star Wars fans, but with the most recent update EA Sports and DICE announced that this will be the final update for the game. This news brings hope for the possibility of a Battlefront III, but also sadly ends the three-year run of a game that just recentl...

Way too early Booms and Busts of the 2020 NFL draft

Does the Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa have the physicality to merit being the overall number five pick of the NFL draft?

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

THE BOOMS: Isaiah Simmons LB, Arizona Cardinals (Round 1/Pick 8): Simmons was the ultimate weapon last year for the Clemson defense. He took snaps in every position on the field including 239 as a box linebacker, 256 out of the slot, and 130 as the deep safety. Not only can he rush the passer of th...

For Jonas Brothers fans, happiness abounds

With two full-length feature documentaries and new music released over the past year, the Jonas Brothers are back at it with a vengeance after their hiatus.

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Happiness has continued to prevail for the Jonas Brothers throughout the past two years!  March 1, 2019, was a special day for the Jonas Brothers as it was the day that their six-year split officially came to an end with the release of their Number 1 Billboard Hot 100 song, “Sucker.” Soon aft...

Amazon employees don’t feel that the company is doing enough to keep them safe from coronavirus

Many of Amazon's warehouse workers feel uneasy about the lack of safety precautions taken by the company to lessen the threat of coronavirus.

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

During the current quarantine process, many stores are closed and people are  reluctant to visit the ones that are open. Those brick-and-mortar stores’ loss in Amazon’s gain. Even more so than in the past, people are turning to online shopping from everything from clothing to food. Amazon has...

Once a member of 4992, always a member of 4992

Once a member of 4992, always a member of 4992

May 21, 2020

As the 2019-20 school year comes to its unusual close, Social Media Editor and member of the Olympic Heights Drama Troupe 4992 put put together this video featuring past, current, and future Troupe 4992 presidents sharing their memories and hopes regarding their time as troupe presidents. They are all...

Olympic Heights Faculty Video Message to Class of 2020

Olympic Heights Faculty Video Message to Class of 2020

May 20, 2020

The Olympic Heights faculty and staff send their best wishes to the graduating class of 2020. This video was compiled by English teacher Mr. Zachary Goldstein and shared with the Olympic Heights community in a email sent out by principal Ms. Kelly Mills Burke.

Olympic Heights staff reflects on the Class of 2020

Olympic Heights staff reflects on the Class of 2020

Marie Preuss, Editor-In-Chief

May 19, 2020

Over the past two months, the whole world has experienced unprecedented lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing social distancing measures. One such facet of life that has drastically been altered is school. From kindergarten to college, students of all ages have struggled to adju...

With remote administration, AP exam anxiety is kicking in

With remote administration, AP exam anxiety is kicking in

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

The sudden and complete shift to online school has presented concerns and fears for many students, especially those who are now taking AP exams. Most students are accustomed to the yearly testing at the end of the year for the state or an organization; however, the Advanced Placement (AP) exams have incre...

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