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. ...

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,...

Body art trend pierces teen interest

Matthew Chupack and Maddie Harris, Features Editors

March 1, 2019

When junior Isabella Grosso wore a cropped shirt to school, she was asked about the “staple” in her belly button. After realizing the person was referring to her piercing, she replied, “Thanks” and laughed it off. Her piercing provides her with a sense of conf...

Coding strengthens problem-solving skills, creates job opportunities

Sonia Zaacks, Executive Features Editor

February 1, 2019

While other students were learning how to use their first cell phones at the age of 13, senior Zoë Klapman was already building her first website. Her interest in computer science started in middle school, and since then, she...

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