Torch

A letter to the culturally uninformed

Anya Eydelman, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

Filed under OpEd

Dear woman  standing in front of me at the Lifetime Fitness café, I am dying to know where you got your Hamsa necklace from. I’ve been looking to buy a meaningful Hamsa bracelet for my sister’s bat mitzvah, so I ha...

From diapers to diplomas

Grace Chatas, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

Filed under OpEd

I am going to attend an Ivy League university. I heard these words during my first week of freshman year. They were not uttered by a confident senior or even an eager junior. Based on her appearance, the speaker looked as if she could...

The weight of criticism

April 21, 2017

Filed under OpEd

Connected by a thread

Zoe Bendoff, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

Filed under OpEd

Not long ago, I called her my best friend. Now, as I walk through the halls, I find myself passing her without a word. It seems as if we’re no more than strangers, our friendship an unraveling thread. With roughly 2,000 s...

Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2017

Filed under OpEd

Words from a PowerSchool Proponent According to an email from our Principal, Dr. Finan, sent to students and parents on March 16, the Glenbrook administration is conducting a study on “the gradebook and its impact on student we...

Think before you share

April 21, 2017

Filed under OpEd

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, a bomb threat made by Northbrook resident Michael R. Schmidt led the Northbrook Police Department and the Glenbrook North administration to declare a soft lockdown. However, not all students and teachers...

To snitch or not to snitch

April 21, 2017

Filed under OpEd

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Why not try the ukulele

Nora Smith, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

Filed under OpEd

My family lacks musical talent. I don’t mean we sing off-key or have trouble keeping a beat — I mean when we sing there is no key, and our rhythm is nonexistent. My relatives were right when they said I’d be the same: ton...

Light humor, heavy heart

Keena Du, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2017

Filed under OpEd

Last weekend, I stumbled into school as a disheveled mess of wrinkled clothes, unwashed hair and baggy-eyed glory. Needless to say, I wasn't feeling particularly attractive. So when I told my friend his untied shoelaces were a...

Do it while you still can

Nora Smith, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

Filed under OpEd

No one likes the sound of an alarm in the morning. It means you have to wake up, get up and toughen up to face the world. Your warm, comfortable, blanket-strewn bed is a much preferred alternative to the cold, harsh air outside. ...

It’s okay to be the black sheep

March 3, 2017

Filed under OpEd

No one likes to feel excluded. In fact, many people are so deathly afraid of exclusion that they will go to appalling lengths in order to avoid being the odd ones out. Making a choice based on someone else’s decision lea...

Women’s marches don’t end the fight

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

Filed under OpEd

On Jan. 21,  hundreds of thousands of women marched the streets all over the world demanding social, political and economic equality. Less than 48 hours later, newly-elected U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to turn a blind eye to the widespread diss...

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