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I’ll be your Russian grandma

Isabel Vayser, Opinions Editor

March 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

Bundled up in a turtleneck, a corduroy dress, tights and a puffy pink coat, I waved goodbye to my grandma and hopped on the bus for another day of kindergarten. Like every other day, I sat next to my best friend, Shannon, who...

Letter to the Editor from Samantha Lasky

March 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

Dear Torch, I’m writing this because I wanted to acknowledge and respond to the editorial sent out last month regarding seniors and leadership responsibilities. While I agree with your argument in some aspects, I do feel parts of the...

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Haley Sandlow, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

Thesis goes here. Thesis should directly respond to the given prompt and provide a clear line of reasoning. It should organize and serve as a roadmap for your essay. My fingers paused, hovering over the keyboard, ready to string t...

Bridge the gap or you’ll fall through

Andreea Sabau, Executive News Editor

March 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

I am a girl, and I did not wear a dress to Turnabout this year. I’ll give you a second to overcome your horror now. I’m kidding about the horror part … mostly. When I brought up my defiant plan with a friend, she re...

Editorial: Summers are for the students

March 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

At the sound of each year’s final bell, students burst out the doors into summer break, during which they can devote time to activities outside of academics. As the longest break of the year, summertime allows students to escape the grind of studying for stressful tests and c...

We need a resolution revolution

Alexandra Chertok, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

It’s February, and that means about 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions have failed, according to US News and World Report. This statistic may seem surprising at first, but, like many things in life, it is simple physics. According...

Fourth grade censorship scandal

Sarah Boeke, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

Awkwardly tall, prepubescent me stood on the edge of the playground gripping the sweaty hands of my two best friends after hearing what was surely the most devastating news of my life. My heart dropped from my chest to my feet, resting beside the fringed bottoms of my bedazzled-pocket jeans. My grade school princi...

Can we please sleep in more?

Nora Smith, Executive Opinions Editor

February 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

The rumors are true: the school board has been considering a later start time for Glenbrook North to match Glenbrook South’s. I don’t think I’m alone when I say I could use a little more time to sleep. With GBN’s start time of 7:40 a.m., most students trudge into the building looking like sleep-d...

You’re never too safe

Carly Uhlig, Lifestyle Editor

February 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

While placing  my bag in my car  after school one day,  I glanced through the sealed window of a nearby car and, to my absolute shock, saw riches. Multiple $20 bills were scattered on the passenger seat. My curiosity got ...

Editorial: Poor spirit starves food drive

February 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

Our participation in the food drive was abysmal and a clear warning of future student body failures. The staff placed first and the freshmen second, while the seniors — who run the food drive — finished in last place. Quite frankly, it was a pitiful showing in a...

Honestly, the real holiday is after Valentine’s Day

Amy Glazer, Graphics Staff

February 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

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Pursuit of a positive perspective

Ellie Prober, Executive Editor-at-Large

February 1, 2019

Filed under OpEd

Armed with a rifle, a sword and a flag, I ventured to Michigan in pursuit of a near impossible dream. My arms were spilling over with luggage, and I repeated a mantra in my head: “Expect the worst, hope for the best.” After joining Color Guard at the beginning of my f...

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