The Torch

  • Athletes of the Week: TRACK: Ricky Brown & Bianca Bruney; WEIGHTLIFTING: Alan Simons; VOLLEYBALL: Chris Muro

  • Athletes of the Week: BASEBALL: Jake Neese; SOFTBALL: Theresa Colandreo; FLAG FOOTBALL: Faith Krost

  • Athletes of the Week: TENNIS: Michael Nemery & Flavia Viera; LACROSSE: Jamal London & Jessica Budin

  • Students of the Month: Matt Merhi (9); Andie Hirsch (10); Adelaide Claiborne (11); Reyin Darby (12)

  • Teacher of the Month: Sharon Neubauer; Non-Instructional Employee of the Month: Nicki Spears

REVIEW: Offset’s Father of 4 the Best of Recent Hip Hop Album Releases

REVIEW: Offset’s Father of 4 the Best of Recent Hip Hop Album Releases

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

On Feb. 22, three mainstream hip hop artists released new albums: Offset from the rap group Migos released his debut solo album with Father of 4; Gunna released Drip or Drown 2; and Lil Pump released Harverd Dropout. All projects made the day memorable for all hip hop fans. Offset’s Father of 4 holds the mo...

Private Universities: Weighing Costs Against Benefits

Private Universities: Weighing Costs Against Benefits

Arielle Perry, Features Editor

March 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

For many juniors and seniors, picking the ideal college can be quite overwhelming. In the state of Florida, this decision can prove to be even more challenging due to the plethora of different types of universities prospective students can choose from and the forms of financial aid Florida students ...

A Look Back at the Complex Cyntoia Brown Case

A Look Back at the Complex Cyntoia Brown Case

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

To some observers of her case, Cyntoia Brown is a convicted murderer who shot a man in the head while he was asleep in their bed. To others, she is a frightened victim of child sex trafficking, punished for defending herself. Prosecutors said she killed Johnny Mitchell Allen, who allegedly solicited...

Lions Softball Posts Back-to-Back Wins in Pitchers’ Duels; Now 6-1 on the Season

Lions Softball Posts Back-to-Back Wins in Pitchers’ Duels; Now 6-1 on the Season

March 8, 2019


Filed under Olympic Heights' Sports, Showcase

The Olympic Heights softball team put together back-to-back wins over quality opponents on Wednesday and Thursday nights, running their season record to 6-1. The Lady Lions defeated Park Vista 3-2 on Wednesday and Seminole Ridge 3-1 on Thursday I ntwo tightly played pitcher duels. OH pitcher earned...

Animal Rights Activists Continue the Fight Against Circus Animal Cruelty

Animal Rights Activists Continue the Fight Against Circus Animal Cruelty

Razanne Saleh, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

A circus is known for being a worldwide entertainment event for people of all ages. Whether it is children, teenagers, adults, or even the elderly, a circus is a place where joy is fulfilled and smiles are plastered across the faces of an audience. The first circus was created back in England by Philip...

OH Flag Football Trounces Oxbridge Academy 26-0

OH Flag Football Trounces Oxbridge Academy 26-0

March 6, 2019


Filed under Olympic Heights' Sports, Showcase

Faith Krost caught two touchdown passes and added a punt return for touchdown to lead the Olympic Heights flag football team to a 26-0 rout of Oxbridge Academy in the Lions’ district play opener on Wednesday night at Corey Lewis Stadium. After the Lions opening drive of the game stalled forcing...

OH International Club Aims to Increase Cultural Awareness

OH International Club Aims to Increase Cultural Awareness

Marie Preuss, News Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

One of the many new clubs launched this school year by students at Olympic Heights High School is the International Club. With OH Spanish teacher Mrs. Margaret Sclafani as its sponsor, the club is making strides to raise students’ awareness about the cultures of the world in creative, fun, and int...

OH Flag Football Downs West Boca to Win Season Opener

OH Flag Football Downs West Boca to Win Season Opener

March 4, 2019


Filed under Olympic Heights' Sports, Showcase

First year senior quarterback Alexis Durrance threw two second half touchdown passes to lead the Olympic Heights flag football team to a 12-0 win over the West Boca Bulls in the team’s season opening game on Monday night at Corey Lewis Stadium. After a scoreless first half, which saw West Boca take...

EDITORIAL: Anti-Vaxxer Movement Poses a Serious Danger

EDITORIAL: Anti-Vaxxer Movement Poses a Serious Danger

March 3, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Vaccines have been a crucial instrument in disease prevention for hundreds of years. Life threatening diseases including polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, rotavirus and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) are all currently preventable d...

A Look Back on the Career of Miami Heat Legend Dwyane Wade As He Nears Retirement

A Look Back on the Career of Miami Heat Legend Dwyane Wade As He Nears Retirement

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I’m here [Miami] forever. This is Wade County forever. I will always be here. No matter where I go in the world I will be here. I will always be a HEAT LIFER.” -Dwyane Wade, #3   At the conclusion of this season, NBA fans will be saying goodbye to a legend. To begin his “Sweet Sixt...

The “Tampon Tax” Effect Extends to Public Schools, Including Palm Beach County

The “Tampon Tax” Effect Extends to Public Schools, Including Palm Beach County

Marie Preuss, News Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

A topic that is rarely ever mentioned in public yet affects roughly half of the human population: menstruation. Girls’ periods are still treated as somewhat of a societal taboo. Fears of accidental stains at school can be a nightmare for teenage girls. However, increasing calls for the elimination of ec...

OH Baseball Mercy Rules PBL Rams in Season Opener

OH Baseball Mercy Rules PBL Rams in Season Opener

Jacob Tucker, Torch Contributor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Olympic Heights' Sports, Showcase

The Olympic Heights High School varsity baseball team got its 2019 season off to an impressive start with a 15-0 trouncing of the Palm Beach Lakes Rams on Monday night. The Lions could not have been more perfect on the field, as they took care of business in only three innings.. The game started o...

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