Torch

Love whomever you want

Andreea Sabau, Executive News Editor

September 28, 2018

It all started with a simple question. “Who’s your celebrity crush?” Bracing myself for a potentially adverse reaction, I innocently replied, “Ellen DeGeneres.” An all-too-familiar twinge of confusion appeared...

Drawing lines of communication

September 28, 2018

Text messages. Group chats. Emails. From schedule updates to homework questions, it only takes a few taps for students to contact teachers outside of school. When teachers need to send quick alerts to classes, clubs or teams, the convenience of digital conversation is...

Settling for a better position

Hope Mailing, Advertising Editor

May 24, 2018

Hi there! You want to be the best, right? Me too. But hold on. Backtrack. What exactly do we mean by, “the best?” For me, it was the highest ranked title with the most prestige. The one that can fill at least fifteen minutes of family conversat...

Try to be a little more like Ferris

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018

For most of my life I’ve been a Cameron. Afraid to leave safe quarters, always holding back, swallowing all my thoughts and opinions, probably on the road to self-imploding and going berserk. But right now, I feel undeniably Ferris. The hardwood floor of my kitchen shak...

Facial hair, failure and Fortnite

Jackson Weil, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

Since my first day of high school, we’ve had two presidents, four sequels to the Call of Duty franchise and six iterations of the iPhone, but I still can’t grow any amount of facial hair. Four years, that’s all high school...

Sorry, I’m not sorry

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

High school has turned me into a cranky old man. Somehow, in just four short years at Glenbrook North, I’ve sped through the entire life cycle at a remarkable pace. I started freshman year wide-eyed and bright-faced. I ...

Fear bees, not numbers

Brandon Mankoff, Sports Editor

May 24, 2018

As I reached the peak of a roller coaster, my breathing elevated. As bees swarmed my ankles on a scorching summer day, nausea overtook me. But when I was an underclassman, nothing gave me more fear and anxiety than the anticipat...

Still deciding on a headline

Sydney Stumme-Berg, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2018

My heart is racing as the waiter approaches our table. My eyes are glued to the menu as it shakes in my hands. With one look at my furrowed brows he says, “I’ll come back in a minute,” and promptly turns to help the next table. Sweet and savory are facing off in the boxing ring. In on...

The third time’s the charm

Catherine Zhang, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018

On the third day of my freshman year, I walked in on someone peeing. In the men’s bathroom. I had yet to find my way around school, and I probably should have read the sign outside that would have prevented this debacle. But I was in a desperate rush — a result of being too scared to ask the teacher to leave...

Secrets of the Torch room

May 24, 2018

Four beeps and you’re in. A floor-to-ceiling whiteboard full of ideas, computers lined up against the back wall and a gallery of student-made memes highlighting aspects of our production process are all key features of the mysterious publications room. The reason for this exclusive r...

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