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A Love Letter from Troupe 4992

A Love Letter from Troupe 4992

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

May 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

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


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

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...

Who Won in the Josh Rosen Trade, Cardinals or Dolphins?

Who Won in the Josh Rosen Trade, Cardinals or Dolphins?

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On April 25, 2019, the NFL draft, covering three days, began wherein many former college players were given a start to their hopeful NFL careers. There were a lot of controversial, sleeper and overall surprising picks. One of the most talked about story lines from the 2019 draft is the trade of Josh...

Proper Treatment of School Shooting PTSD Can Save Lives

Proper Treatment of School Shooting PTSD Can Save Lives

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Since the horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) on Feb. 14, 2018, the school’s policy has been revised concerning how to deal with students suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The daily burden these carry on their shoulders as the walk past Building 12 where the massacre ...

New Zealand’s Attempt to Censor Internet as a Means to Limit Hate Crimes Could Become a Global Trend

New Zealand’s Attempt to Censor Internet as a Means to Limit Hate Crimes Could Become a Global Trend

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Censorship is not an idea that citizens of the free world often concern themselves with, but the Internet, and its ability to spread information at a rapid pace, is causing the New Zealand government to consider the possibility of censoring the Internet within their country. The decision, which is stil...

OPINION: While Donations to Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral May Be Well-Intentioned, the Money Could Be Put to Better Use

OPINION: While Donations to Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral May Be Well-Intentioned, the Money Could Be Put to Better Use

Marie Preuss, News Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The whole world looked on in shock as Notre Dame, the iconic 856-year-old cathedral in Paris, was engulfed by flames on April 15. The video of the cathedral’s spire collapsing into the fire was both horrifying and mesmerizing to watch. People wept as they worried that the important cultural and hist...

OH’s Ashton Bianchi and Brian Arajujo Take Top Honors at Florida State Thespian Festival

OH’s Ashton Bianchi and Brian Arajujo Take Top Honors at Florida State Thespian Festival

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

May 3, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

While for most students, Spring Break was a time to go on vacation and relax, for members of the Olympics Heights Theatre Department it was time for them to showcase their hard work at the Florida State Thespian Festival. The trip to Tampa was four days of nonstop work, fun, and of course, love for...

New OH Football Coach Kevin Wald Looks to Build a Championship Culture; Seventh Head Coach Since 2011

New OH Football Coach Kevin Wald Looks to Build a Championship Culture; Seventh Head Coach Since 2011

Jacob Pasternack, Editor-In-Chief

May 2, 2019


Filed under Olympic Heights' Sports, Showcase, Sports

The 2018-2019 school year has been one of change at Olympic Heights, ranging from the school getting a new principal to changes at a few of the athletic programs’ head coaches. One of those coaching changes involves the OH football team with Kevin Wald taking over the helm of the program. Baz Alfred,...

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