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Predicting XXL Magazine’s 2020 Freshman Class

NLE Choppa (left), Lil Tecca (center) and Doja Cat (right) have earned the right to claim XXL Magazine's Freshmen Class status.

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2020

XXL magazine annually chooses around ten upcoming artists in the world of music to preview to the world. Although most of these artists are already very well known, the nominee as a Freshman is an accomplishment held very high in pop culture. XXL attempts to choose artists who can use the fame or those ...

Zoom use and video game sales booming while streaming services’ profits remain stagnant

Zoom use and video game sales booming while streaming services' profits remain stagnant

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

With the state of the world right now, nothing is as it used to be. Many companies and businesses are failing due to having to close down. However not all businesses are experiencing this issue. Online companies are profiting more than ever, and it’s due to the quarantine. With most Americans staying in ...

VIDEO: OH Teachers Share the Love with Students

VIDEO: OH Teachers Share the Love with Students

April 23, 2020

This video was compiled by Miss OH Shoshanna Halperin

TORCH NFL MOCK DRAFT: Dolphins pass on Tua, but still have solid first day of draft

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is the consensus overall first pick of the 2020 NFL draft. How the other quarterbacks fall, however, has become a guessing game.

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

This year‘s NFL draft class looks to be a really talented group. From the top names, including Joe Burrow and Chase Young, to the lesser known guys, this prospect class is really deep. Here we will take a look at how the first round could turn out for the much anticipated 2020 NFL draft Thursday, April ...

Florida’s unemployment compensation system working exactly as it was designed to: poorly

Florida's unemployment compensation system working exactly as it was designed to: poorly

Marie Preuss, Editor-In-Chief

April 20, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has completely changed life as we know it. States across the U.S. have implemented social distancing measures and closed nonessential businesses in an effort to get people to stay at home and prevent the spread of the virus. This has had detrimental effects on the ...

Quarantining brings unintended benefit: a cleaner planet

Before and after quarantining photos of the downtown Los Angeles skyline.

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

No doubt, coronavirus/COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on our planet. The death toll continues to rise, and according to health experts, those numbers haven’t peaked yet. Every state in the country has some sort of quarantine in effect designed to keep people “safe at home.” Simply put, there...

“It was not fun.”
A COVID-19 survivor and his family share their story

A COVID-19 survivor and his family share their story" />

Ashley Perry, Managing and News Editor

April 16, 2020

As the United States scrambles to react to the deadly pandemic that has swept across the globe, massive alterations have been made to our daily lives as a result. With continuously increasing numbers approaching two million infected internationally, millions unemployed, and social distancing measures ...

Class of 2020 to have virtual graduation, district announces

Class of 2020 to have virtual graduation, district announces

April 15, 2020

The Class of 2020 will have to make do with a virtual graduation, at least for the time being. In a letter released today to the Class of 2020, Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II, the superintendent of the  School District of Palm Beach County, announced that the district is going ahead with plans for each...

Despite shortcomings, College Board’s online AP review sessions are invaluable tools to prepare for May exams

Despite shortcomings, College Board's online AP review sessions are invaluable tools to prepare for May exams

Arielle Perry, Features Editor

April 14, 2020

In wake of the coronavirus pandemic taking the world by storm, the last thing on many of our minds is Advanced Placement (AP) exams in May. With AICE exams, FSAs, EOCs, and final exams being canceled, much of the stress prevalent at the end of the year for students at Olympic Heights has now been li...

COVID-19 quarantines can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, especially for the elderly

COVID-19 quarantines can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, especially for the elderly

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

During these turbulent times of coronavirus/COVID-19, millions are affected emotionally as well physically by the isolation and accompanying loneliness brought on by both mandated and self-imposed quarantining.   As I write this, my 99-year-old great-grandmother sits alone in her retirement communit...

Olympic Heights wrestler Leidaly Rivera wins second consecutive state championship

Olympic Heights wrestler Leidaly Rivera (center) on the medalist platform after winning her second consecutive state championship.

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

April 9, 2020

Every high school athlete dreams of winning a state championship. However, this accomplishment is only awarded to one team or one competitor per state classification. Winning a state championship is difficult. Winning two state championships is even more difficult. Winner two consecutive state champions...

Originally scheduled Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies cancelled; school district to explore alternatives

Originally scheduled Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies cancelled; school district to explore alternatives

April 8, 2020

In a letter to the Class of 2020 posted yesterday, School District of Palm Beach County Superintendent Dr. Donald E. Fennoy announced that this year’s graduation ceremonies slated to be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds Convention Center have been cancelled due to the conronavirus pandemic. T...

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