The official site of the Torch, the student-run newspaper at Glenbrook North High School.

Torch

The official site of the Torch, the student-run newspaper at Glenbrook North High School.

Torch

The official site of the Torch, the student-run newspaper at Glenbrook North High School.

Torch

Teens demonstrate a Jewish wedding on Nov. 20 as a part of Student to Student, a program teaching teens to combat antisemitism by presenting to schools mainly in areas with low Jewish populations. Photo by Noah Kaufman
Local antisemitism persists
Chase Goldstein and Klara Walny December 17, 2022
New hours in Test Center
Karsten Konstant, Sports Editor • December 17, 2022
Unpurchased curly fries sit on the cafeteria shelves at the end of Lunch 3 on Nov. 30. Quest Food Management Services tracks the trends of food purchased to minimize the amount of leftover food. Photo by Nora Skiest
Unpacking unpurchased cafeteria food
Avery Copeland, News Editor • December 17, 2022
Students walk through traffic on Shermer Road to reach the other side of the street (top). A car parks on a DO NOT ENTER section of the science lot, obstructing part of the exit (bottom). Photos by Kate Leverenz and Abby Shapiro
Someone will get hurt
December 17, 2022
Musicians who make discriminatory comments should not continue to be supported by listeners. As consumers, we must hold artists accountable for their actions by not buying their merchandise or not listening to their music. Graphic by Maribelle Lee
Don’t separate the art and the artist
Lexi Tarter, Lifestyle Editor • December 17, 2022
When graded assessments are handed back, many students begin to compare results. Constantly comparing and asking other classmates questions about their grades creates a toxic and high-pressure environment. Graphic by Carly Erlich
End relentless student pressures
Abby Shapiro, Lifestyle Editor • December 17, 2022
Microaggresions: subtle and shameful
Claire Satkiewicz, Opinions Editor • December 17, 2022
Students’ experiences with microaggressions
Ellie Erlich, Features Editor • December 17, 2022
Microaggressions
Microaggressions
December 17, 2022
Students are more likely to have female teachers at a young age, which can impact their perception of gender roles in education. Teaching at a higher grade level can be seen as more prestigious, which leads to a gender divide in the profession. Graphic by Hanning Zhu
The gender divide in education levels
Faith Sharpe, Features Editor • December 17, 2022
Senior Ben Witzel has played chess competitively since freshman year. The chess team practices on Fridays after school in the Math Resource Center and competes on Saturdays. Photo by Noah Kaufman
Chess team plays until nightfall
Jada Glazebrook, Sports Editor • December 17, 2022
Junior mines prime numbers, strikes gold
Avery Copeland, News Editor • November 5, 2022
Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” has a more mature, distinct sound not heard in her previous works. “Midnights” explores Swift’s past lovers, friendships and insecurities through emotional bridges and captivating choruses. Photo by Lexi Tarter
Swift’s ‘Midnights’ is a delight
Micah Shulman, News Editor • December 17, 2022
Naps can be beneficial for teenagers who sleep for less than the recommended eight to 10 hours of sleep. While napping can improve cognitive abilities, naps over 20 to 30 minutes can disrupt the sleep cycle. Photo by Kaylie Adelman
Don't sleep on napping
Kaylie Adelman, Executive Lifestyle Editor • December 17, 2022
Beating student burnout
Marissa Fernandez, Opinions Editor • December 17, 2022
Sophomore Juliet Frum races at the conference meet on Oct. 15, where she placed first and finished with a time of 17:25 for the 3-mile race. At sectionals, Frum finished with a time of 16:53, placing second while also breaking the school record. Photo by Marissa Fernandez.
Sophomore places second in state
Maddie Grabowski, Executive Sports Editor • December 17, 2022
Junior Grace Gertner (middle) passes during a game against New Trier on Dec. 6. Glenbrook North won 54-40 and as of Dec. 8, the team has an overall record of 7-1 and 2-1 in conference. Photo by Jada Glazebrook.
Girls basketball wins with strong defense
Chris Andreou and Dani Gichner December 17, 2022
Senior Sophia Sorial performs a scale during the competition at Crystal Lake Central on Dec. 4. This was the team’s first competitive  meet where the team took second place out of three teams. Photo by Rana Khan
Cheer squad implements harder stunts
Rana Khan, Features Editor • December 17, 2022
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