Torch

Women’s reproductive rights still controversial

Maya Fridman, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

In 1973, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case was passed allowing a woman the right to legally have an abortion until the point in which a fetus would be able to survive outside the womb. According to Dr. Carolyn Mills, obstetrician...

AP enrollment gains popularity

Judy Feng, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Walking into her 6-7A Advanced Placement European History class on the first day of school, sophomore Alicia Amsel was not expecting to be handed a four-hour-long reading assignment. Amsel, who took World Civilizations freshman...

Torch Timeline

September 27, 2019

This issue, Torch writers explored articles spanning the last 42 years. Similarities and differences between then and now were discovered. ...

Title IX transforms athletics

Ellie Pazol, Executive Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Before the creation of Title IX in 1972, Ann Fastert, instructional supervisor for physical education from 1992-2005, recalls taking girls interested in sports, such as badminton, on “playdates” against schools in the surroun...

Teachers recall hectic school day before block scheduling

Caitlyn Lofland, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Twenty-one years ago, the school day at Glenbrook North was an entirely different experience than it is today. Classes were 45 minutes long, with the exception of science classes which lasted 60 minutes. Students went to ever...

College bribery scandal raises questions about fairness

Andreea Sabau, Executive News Editor

May 23, 2019

Looking at pictures from previous years’ May Days is an unpleasant activity for senior Gabrielle Morrison, who is a member of the Glenbrook Academy. Each year, the Academy senior class photo makes Morrison “die a little bit...

Student gains meaningful experience teaching kindergarten

Caitlyn Lofland, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

From cutting open juice boxes to cleaning up impromptu finger painting messes, freshman Jacob Brodson is always busy while working as a teacher’s assistant for kindergarteners at Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim. “You ...

Forming warm bonds on cold ice

Lucy Cho, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Sharp blades flash against ice, trailing swooping lines behind them as skaters glide across the rink. This is a familiar scene for senior Nicole Helinski, who has been ice skating since she was 5 years old. In addition to practicing ...

Local store manager positively impacted by students

Maya Fridman, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Paint the Town during Homecoming week and marching band playing instruments through the aisles of Sunset Foods are two ways Bruce Gonzalez, Sunset Foods store manager, has observed the meaningful impact Glenbrook North studen...

Outlining the effects of body art

Sonia Zaacks, Executive Features Editor

March 1, 2019

While taking her earring out after an Orchesis rehearsal, senior Nicole Sasaki realized the backing was stuck inside her earlobe and sought help from her mother to retrieve the piece. Months later, she experienced another complication,...

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