Torch

E-Learning puts strains on social interactions and affects student motivation

Lauren Dyer and Lucy Cho

October 9, 2020

Walking into class on a test day, senior Zach Uhlig used to hear loud conversation and laughter as his classmates quizzed each other on review questions and cracked jokes to lighten the mood before they settled into their seats...

Aching for a change: dealing with physical effects of E-Learning

Daniel Kim, Baeyoung Yoo, Editor-at-Large, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

After his second day of E-Learning, senior Jonathan Chu felt discomfort in his lower back and was more tired than he would be after a regular day of school. “I would get up from sitting in my chair and I would get cramps...

Effects of E-Learning

Effects of E-Learning

October 9, 2020

Blue light glasses combat effects of screen exposure

Caitlyn Lofland, Daniela Shekman, Features Editor, Opinions Editor

October 9, 2020

After experiencing painful headaches and blurry vision from reading online textbooks throughout her junior year, senior Amy Cheng found it difficult to focus. When Cheng found out she would be E-Learning last spring, she decided...

Recycling the right way

Anna Garibashvily, Saruul-Erdene Jagdagdorj, Staff Writers

April 20, 2020

What can be recycled Products made of paper, glass, steel, aluminum, cardboard and certain plastics are recyclable. Plastic products made from rigid plastic, like milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles, can be recycled. All con...

The roots of Earth Day

Judy Feng, Baeyoung Yoo, Features Editor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Earth Day was founded after an accumulation of high-profile pollution incidents, such as the Santa Barbara oil spill, led to increased public concern about the environment in the late 1960s. On April 22, 1970, Sen. Gaylord Ne...

Volunteers restore prairie in “the Prairie State”

Maya Fridman, Rachel Cha, Features Editor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

A bonfire, started with just newspaper and dead twigs, roars within an hour and the work begins. On a typical day at Somme Prairie Nature Preserve, some volunteers cut woody invasive species as others grab the scraps of wood ...

Memes of the decade: an overview

Lucy Cho, Sarah Boeke, Features Editor, Opinions Editor

December 13, 2019

After creating a meme for an assignment in her Advanced Placement United States History class, junior Annie Welch decided to make her own meme account on Instagram to post history-related memes. “I think [memes are] really ...

Impacts of more access to social media

Caitlyn Lofland, Samrah Abbasi, Features Editor, Editor-at-Large

December 13, 2019

After using social media for many years as a way to talk with friends, senior Emma Chassman recently created an Instagram account for her fashion interest. “I decided to make a fashion account because I wanted to inspire o...

Breakdown of Bullying

November 8, 2019

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