Torch

Unique student art recognized by community

Maggie Li, Features Editor

March 2, 2018

Instead of limiting herself to paper, pencil or paints, junior Michelle Gershkovich created a piece of art out of unconventional materials such as insulation foam and chicken wire. “I built the frame, … and then I carved insulation foam, and then I used chicken wir...

Teacher considered for Tony award

Isabel Vayser, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

When she heard she was being considered for a Tony award, Julie Ann Robinson, theatre director at Glenbrook North, was shocked and thrilled. Robinson is a candidate for the Excellence in Theatre Education category, which is a...

Non-Jewish student leads Jewish Culture Club

Sonia Zaacks, Features Editor

March 2, 2018

Braiding challah, making Purim masks and watching Israeli television shows are all parts of junior Wesley Chen’s Wednesday afternoons. As co-president of Jewish Culture Club, Chen is responsible for planning activities related to Jewish culture for the club members. D...

Chess team works to match past successes

Jessica Katz, Opinions Editor

February 2, 2018

He nervously bounces his legs as his eyes narrow in on the game. Three teammates show their support, standing behind him as they anxiously await his next move. In a confident motion, he makes his move and lightheartedly teases...

Sophomore shares personal experiences as ‘donor kid’

Grace Chatas and Anya Eydelman, Features Editor and Page Editor

February 2, 2018

As sophomore Allanah Elster stood in front of thousands of scientists, doctors and lawyers, a visual presentation was displayed behind her, including an image of her face photoshopped alongside a cartoon sperm graphic to represent her biological father, an anonymous s...

Dancer slides into Variety Show spotlight

Micha Gachpar, Editor-At-Large

February 2, 2018

The music blared as he stood frozen on stage, searching his brain for the choreography he should have been executing at that moment. After remaining frozen for half the dance, he snapped out of his trance and joined the other da...

Senior wins regional art contest

Suzanna Creasey, Lifestyle Editor

December 8, 2017

Stepping up to the podium at the award dinner with the attention of 500 activists, journalists and politicians, senior Emmitt Schneider began to speak. “Transgender youth are being bullied at their schools every day just f...

Student embarks on educational experience in Israel

Samantha Greenberg, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

A smile appeared on sophomore Emily Fridland’s face as she recalled opening the e-mail that confirmed she would soon be uprooting her life. Fridland was thrilled to learn that she would be studying abroad at the Alexander M...

Future graduate plans for career in Marines

Anya Eydelman, Page Editor

November 3, 2017

On June 11, 2017,  senior Eun Tak Jang plans to leave for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. bringing nothing but an ID and a plane ticket. Jang said he enlisted in the Delayed Entry Program, also kno...

Professional passions: student jobs align with activities

Maggie Li, Features Editor

November 3, 2017

Senior raises disability awareness

Micha Gachpar, Editor-at-Large

November 3, 2017

Meeting Barack Obama and helping to declare a state holiday were opportunities senior Erin Mallicoat had never thought of having when she began to outwardly advocate for people with disabilities. However, she is now able to...

Actress stars in local and professional shows

Leah Matlin, Features Editor

November 3, 2017

This past summer, sophomore Carly Meyer made her Broadway debut at the Jimmy Awards, a national theater competition for high school students, in addition to performing in the world premiere production of “TREVOR the Musi...

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