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Chipotle, McDonald’s Looking to Stem Customer Exodus

Chipotle, McDonald's Looking to Stem Customer Exodus

Michelle Fass, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

Many children, teens, and adults around the U.S. are huge fans of fast food. Yet, many are not fully aware of recent food outbreaks at the popular Chipotle or the dismal financial reports from McDonald's. Chipotle has recently been suffering from food outbreaks caused by the E. Coli bacteria, which...

Rumored Changes to iPhone 7 Causing Uproar

Design engineer Sahanan Yogarasa's rendition of what the iPhone 7 may look like.

Julianna Marciante, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

If Apple follows its pre-established patterns, then it is safe for us to assume that there will be a new iPhone release to look forward to around September of this year. It is likely that the iPhone will be completely redesigned, since the last release was the 6S with only minor changes; however,...

Heights Wrestlers Dominate Tri-County Meet

The Olympic Heights wrestling team celebrates its championship at the Tri-County Meet.

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016

Olympic Heights hosted the annual tri-county wrestling tournament involving 27 high school teams from Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties on Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23. This has been OH’s largest tournament to date and was ultimately a very successful one for the Lions grapplers. Placing...

OH Theatre Dept. Staging The Wild Party

OH Theatre Dept. Staging The Wild Party

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

January 22, 2016

After the success of securing a place at the Florida State Thespian Festival for its fall play Black Comedy and its one-act Elephant’s Graveyard, the Olympic Heights theatre department is now readying for a production of Andrew Lippa’s dark and exciting musical, The Wild Party. This will be OH’s...

TORCH SUPERBOWL PICKS & OTHER NFL PREDICTIONS

TORCH SUPERBOWL PICKS & OTHER NFL PREDICTIONS

Cole Smith and Jacob Pasternack, Sports Dudes

January 22, 2016

After a long and eventful season with many surprises and disappointments, the NFL Conference Championships are upon us. The American Conference championship game features the defending Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots traveling to face the resurgent Denver Broncos in yet another Tom Brady versus...

Is New Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase the Answer to Dolfans’ Prayers?

Is New Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase the Answer to Dolfans' Prayers?

Jacob Pasternack, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016

On January 8, the Miami Dolphins signed former Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase as their new head coach. The spot was made available after the Dolphins decided to not retain interim head coach Dan Campbell who replaced the fired Joe Philbin midseason. The signing makes Gase, 37 years old, the youngest...

North Korea’s H-Bomb Test Problematic for U.S.

North Korea's H-Bomb Test Problematic for U.S.

Cameron Medina, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016

When it comes to nations that have a poor reputation, North Korea ranks near the top of the list. The mistreatment of citizens by its government, the flaunting of missiles, and the constant threat of using said missiles (mostly towards the U.S. and South Korea), and many more incidents of that nature...

OH Wrestling Remains Top Ranked Team in the County

OH Wrestling Remains Top Ranked Team in the County

January 13, 2016

The Olympic Heights Wrestling team remains atop the most recent Palm Beach Post rankings (released Tuesday, Jan. 12) of the county's high school teams and features a wrestler ranked in the top five of every weight division except one. Lions wrestlers ranked as the best in their weight divisions are...

What is ISIS and What Does it Want?

What is ISIS and What Does it Want?

Jessica Coyne, Staff Writer

January 9, 2016

If nothing else, the murderous attacks by ISIS in Paris on Nov. 13 got the entire world to take notice that the terrorist organization poses a serious threat to those it considers its enemies. With that notice come questions as to exactly who or what ISIS is and what is it that it wants? The advent...

Studies Indicate that Teens Spend 6.5 Hours per day on Digital Media

Studies Indicate that Teens Spend 6.5 Hours per day on Digital Media

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Online Editor

January 8, 2016

It is nothing new. It is something the world has become accustomed and addicted to: the use of digital media. Many people know they spend too many hours on their technological devices. But, really just how much it adds up to may surprise many. Teenagers spend a mind-boggling average of six...

Star Wars: the Force Awakens Lives Up to the Hype

Star Wars: the Force Awakens Lives Up to the Hype

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

January 4, 2016

Ah, Star Wars, the science fiction franchise centered on a film about a fictional universe in a galaxy “far, far away.” It includes movies, books, comics, video games, toys, and animated shows. It has had its ups and downs. But this new series of films and other content harkens a new era for ...

OH Engineering Academy’s First Annual G.E.T. Day a Rousing Success

Julia Berger, a senior in the OH Engineering Academy measures a tower built using only spaghetti noodles, one marshmallow, and one strip of tape. The tower building  exercise was just one of the G.E.T. day activities.

Sarah Nuzzi, Managing Editor

December 4, 2015

On Nov. 6, about 80 young girls from Don Estridge and Eagles Landing Middle School climbed off their buses to be greeted by the young ladies from the Olympic Heights Engineering Academy who were waving brightly colored flags to celebrate a special event called G.E.T. Day. Girl Engineers of Tomorrow was...

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