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Being naive is my biggest pet peeve

Shane Olson, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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The frothy, sour liquid seeped out of the chocolate milk jug. Its flavor and consistency triggered my gag reflex. It was expired. 9 days expired. 216 hours expired. 12,960 minutes expired. 777,600 seconds withering away in its cafeteria refrigerator, each second pushing further and further ...

Pop music and Russian parties

Natan Shayevich, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018

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Eleven p.m. on a Saturday, and the Russian dinner party is in full swing. A horde of ex-Soviets floods the house. They are making obnoxiously loud small talk, taking selfies with my terrified cats, shivering in the backyard, smoking cigarettes and complaining about how hard it is to quit. At the center of the chaos...

Politics matters

Andreea Sabau, News Editor

March 2, 2018

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      Politics,it seems, is a punch line plaguing the United States. The fact that America’s stability depends on the president’s Twitter account poses a dire question: does politics even matter anymore? On Jan. 20, “Satu...

Ringing back human interaction

Anya Eydelman, Page Editor

March 2, 2018

Filed under OpEd

If the neighbors had seen me walking towards the door they’d say, “There was a troubled girl walking down the street talking to herself earlier,” which is not necessarily wrong, because I was. There I stood, 25 feet away from my best friend’s house. Yet, I refus...

We are fighting for our safety

March 2, 2018

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We cannot allow more lives to be taken from us. 13 lives taken at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colo. on April 20, 1999. 32 lives taken at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. on April 16, 2007. 26 lives taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Decembe...

Perfect pieces of Northbrook

Danny Ogranovich, Page Editor

March 2, 2018

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If you want to complain about Northbrook, don’t come to me. For a long time now, all the way back to the good old days at Greenbriar Elementary, I have been this town’s number one fan. Friends often complain about how boring this place is and how much they’re itchin...

Let’s talk about sex (ed)

Suzanna Creasey, Lifestyle Editor

March 2, 2018

Filed under OpEd

I was 6 years old when I had a crush on another girl for the first time. I was 10 years old when I learned that two girls are allowed to be in love. During the uncomfortable sex education lesson in fifth grade, after giggling at diag...

Editorial Cartoon: Permanent residency

March 2, 2018

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Correction

March 2, 2018

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In the February issue of the Torch, a source was misquoted in an article about the chess team. The word “people” was used rather than the word “teams” when talking about the number of participants at a state tournament. Torch r...

Take the time, see the impact

February 2, 2018

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Basketballs flew through the air as music played and supporters cheered. Over a dozen baskets were set up in the field house, and the girls basketball players shot free throw after free throw. Each basket made resulted in varying amounts of money, contributed by a sponsor, which was ...

The best worst superpower

Natan Shayevich, Opinions Editor

February 2, 2018

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I am a superhero. By day I am the humble Natan, not-so-mild-mannered reporter. But put me in a stressful situation, give me a deadline or make me talk to a stranger? I transform into Anxious Man! No, really: I am anxious, man. In fact, anxiety permeates every part of my bein...

I just want to be loved

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Filed under OpEd

Yeah. You. You heard me. Why don’t you love me? I was built for you: my shelves designed for your books, my hooks itching for your bag or a winter coat to hang on them. But you’re just like the rest of them. You’re...

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