Torch

My quarantine routine

Theresa Lee, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Minimized stress? Check. Family time? Check. Free time for myself? Check. At first, quarantine seemed to be a mini-break from school in which I could spend my once demanding weekdays like fun weekends. As the stay-at-home order exten...

Don’t forget the vulnerable

Carly Uhlig, Molly Parker, Lifestyle Editor, Opinions Editor

June 1, 2020

We are all struggling to cope with the tragedies and hardships brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. But, we can find hope through cautious optimism, which means holding excitement for the future while remaining aware of the wo...

Getting the stories

Alexandra Chertok, Executive Opinions Editor

June 1, 2020

For most of high school, I dreamed of having an amazing ending to my last cross country season in which I ran my best race ever at the last meet and capped off my perfectly ordinary cross country career with a perfect fairy-tal...

Why I killed my babies

Sophie Sperber, Managing Editor

June 1, 2020

The best advice I’ve ever received is from my sixth-grade teacher: “Sometimes, you have to kill your babies.”  From the second I picked up a pen and started constructing sentences, I’ve always used too many words...

Worth the hype?

Megan Fahrney, Executive Sports Editor

June 1, 2020

When I was a kid, I absolutely loved roller coasters.  For what felt like ages, I hovered just below 48 inches tall. If you were a daredevil little kid like me, you’d know that 48 inches was the magic height. Once you got ...

Editorial: Putting the present into perspective

June 1, 2020

It was just another day at a mall in Seoul, South Korea, for one shopper until he was met with complete shock. An elderly woman collapsed in front of him and first responders wearing hazmat suits soon arrived at the scene. This...

Practicing the art of participation

Theresa Lee, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

The teacher surveys the classroom, seeking a student willing to contribute. The same people eagerly raise their hands, plausible solutions scrawled on their notebooks or mentally noted. But there is a twist this time: the teach...

Local lazy student gets reality check

Karina Belotserkovskiy, Editor-at-Large

June 1, 2020

Throughout high school, I’m pretty sure most people I talked to on a regular basis would have sold their souls to maintain a 5.0 GPA for four years. I did not come close to achieving that. Now, this isn’t going to be...

From Shermer Road to Memory Lane

Maddie Harris, Executive Lifestyle Editor

June 1, 2020

When I was a freshman, I remember looking at the seniors and thinking, “Wow. Those are some people who’ve got their lives together.” Now, as a senior, I can say that I certainly do not have my life together. But I’ll ne...

Heading in the left direction

Ellie Pazol, Executive Features Editor

June 1, 2020

I’ve never been the type of person who likes motivational quotes or cliche sayings. In fact, I really dislike them. My mom has this notepad that doubles as a calendar, and each day it has a new inspirational quote. My favorit...

To the Senior Class of 2020:

Sophie Sperber, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

We began our lives surrounded by chaos, brought into a country in shambles. We were born into a society recovering from the disaster of 9/11. It seems like a cruel trick that we exit our youth in the same kind of chaos, this ti...

How to survive your siblings home from college

Haley Sandlow, Opinions Editor

April 19, 2020

You’ve settled into a routine without her. You’ve grown used to her absence, having leftovers from dinner and not having to share your bathroom with another person. But now she’s back.  She’s not overjoyed to be home, as ...

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