Say farewell to normalcy

Kylie Boersma, Opinions Editor

September 27, 2013

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What’s the weirdest and most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done? For me it’s probably when I dressed up like a cheerleader and did a solo routine at Union Station, bidding the bystanders to have an amazing day at...

Your Voices: Chromebooks

September 27, 2013

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Facebook: the new funeral

Ryan Spector, Staff Writer

May 23, 2013

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I have attended a funeral every day after school. How?  I simply listen to the chattering of clicks and watch my password of small black dots align, teleporting me to a world of death and eulogies. This world is Facebook.  My newsfeed is no longer dominated by “<3”s,...

Editorial: Testing our assumptions

Editorial Board

May 23, 2013

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With finals and the June round of standardized testing ahead of us and APs in the recent past, tests are on almost everyone’s mind. And when high-schoolers talk about tests, they like to complain. There are few areas of life that, as a high school student, are more universally stress-inducing...

The truth about society

Sydney Schwartz, Staff Writer

May 23, 2013

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Recently, I turned on the television and a woman appeared on the screen wearing nothing but a bikini and high heels. With makeup piled on her face and a can in her hand, she was “advertising” for an energy drink. Switching...

Dex does some reflecting

Daniel Dexter, Sports Editor

May 23, 2013

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So my Editor-in-Chief Sam Aber asked me to write a Senior Goodbye. And since I consider myself to be a nice guy, I agreed to do it. It seems the issue this year was that the majority of Torch’s staff members thought that they didn’t have anything new to say. And they are probably right...

Drop your pants, worries

Adam Goldsher, Page Editor

May 23, 2013

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The second my pants hit the floor the entire class erupted into laughter. As sophomores we had to give speeches regarding a topic from a book we read in class. Well, everyone except me read the book. My topic was Rastafarians, a very broad topic that opened itself ...

Reshaping your college résumé

Grace Ruklick, Advertising Editor

May 23, 2013

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There are two ways to do something. One is to go through the motions and have a safe, decent outcome. Then, there’s another way: to execute with passion. Spartan Slam, the Splash Bash and Minute to Win It have all been cr...

Corrections

Editorial Board

April 12, 2013

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In the March issue of Torch, incorrect rankings were listed for the GBN Speech Team members at the IHSA State Tournament. Senior Ryan Wagner and junior Benji Englander were ranked eighth and 12th, respectively, after preliminary...

Letter to the editor: Not just another Facebook fad

Sophomore Toby Klein

April 12, 2013

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I recently, along with several other students, changed my profile picture to the red equal sign. To many, it’s merely a fad sweeping across Facebook...but not to me. The red equal sign comes from the Human Rights Campaign, and...

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