The official site of the Torch, the student-run newspaper at Glenbrook North High School.

Torch

The official site of the Torch, the student-run newspaper at Glenbrook North High School.

Torch

The official site of the Torch, the student-run newspaper at Glenbrook North High School.

Torch

During practice, junior Adriana Voloshchuk rehearses her speech for the United  States Extemporaneous Speaking category. Voloshchuk and three other members have qualified for the National Speech & Debate Tournament in June. Photo by Kate Leverenz.
Four speech members to attend nationals
Alicia Amsel and Kate Leverenz May 20, 2022
Glenbrook North junior Jacob Stasieluk celebrates after making a basket during the TLS basketball game at Glenbrook South on April 26. After organizing 30 TLS basketball games, TLS teacher Kimberly Fisher plans to retire and hopes to be back next year as a spectator. Photo by James Lee
TLS game marks 30th anniversary
Audrey Gottschild and Anna Morrison May 20, 2022
During the Pride Assembly, DECA students are recognized for qualifying for the International Career Development Conference, also known as ICDC. Eighteen members qualified for ICDC, which took place from April 23 to April 26 in Atlanta, Ga. Photo by Claire Satkiewicz
DECA brings home international medals
Bella Kahn, Executive Lifestyle Editor • May 20, 2022
Journaling allows for self reflection and honest processing of emotions. Keeping track of stressful thoughts or memorable events throughout the day also records personal growth. Photo by Jiya Sheth
My most prized possession
Rachel Cha, Managing Editor • May 20, 2022
Exploring the unexpected may seem daunting at first, but developing self-trust can lead to the beginning of a memorable experience. Photo by Alex Garibashvily
Learning to break out of my shell
Theresa Lee, Executive Opinions Editor • May 20, 2022
Joking about mental illnesses is disrespectful and harmful. Doing so not only affects people with these conditions but also creates an environment in which such language can be used lightly. 
Graphic by Baeyoung Yoo
Editorial: Mental illness is not a punchline
May 20, 2022
Going retro
Going retro
Marissa Fernandez, Dani Gichner, Rana Khan, and Abby Shapiro April 9, 2022
Looking behind the milk label
Alexa Stolyarov and Chase Goldstein February 18, 2022
Food for thought
Food for thought
February 18, 2022
Bees deserve distinction, not extinction
Bees deserve distinction, not extinction
Theresa Lee and Claire Satkiewicz May 20, 2022
In one of the baking and pastries class, sophomore Max Wadhwa places a fresh cranberry biscotti dipped in milk chocolate and drizzled in white chocolate on his plate. Wadhwa spends almost every day in the culinary room, either training for culinary competitions or in culinary class focusing on plating techniques.
Student whips up competition
Kaylie Adelman, Staff Writer • April 9, 2022
In a duet practice, freshman Emma Kattookaran (left) practices Bollywood dancing. Kattookaran, a member of Nazaare North, was practicing for her upcoming performance at Soorya Dance, an Indian dance and music school.
Dance group displays Indian culture
Claire Satkiewicz and Lexi Tarter April 9, 2022
Why superfoods are super
Why superfoods are super
Daniela Shekman, Opinions Editor • May 20, 2022
Sit down with something sweet
Sit down with something sweet
Alexa Stolyarov, Executive Features Editor • May 20, 2022
During a Mindfulness Club meeting held on May 4, senior Lauren Brodsky shows her painting of flowers. Among other mindfulness activities, the club also makes snacks and practices mindful eating. Photo by Noah Kaufman
Mindfulness presents benefits
Mady Zirlin, Features Editor • May 20, 2022
Sophomore Brianna Owen listens to music while working out in the fitness center. Listening to music while exercising can increase motivation and strengthen the ability to learn motor skills. Photo by Jenna Amusin.
How music impacts exercising
Jenna Amusin, Editor-in-Chief • May 20, 2022
Winding up for a smash, freshman Katelyn Wu (left) and her doubles partner Nicole Konstant play at the conference tournament on April 30. The team placed second at the sectional competition with a score of 13.5 on May 5. Photo by Jiya Sheth
Girls badminton advances to state
Maddie Grabowski, Lifestyle Editor • May 20, 2022
Year by the numbers
Year by the numbers
Morissa Lambert, Sports Editor • May 20, 2022
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