Torch

Memes of the decade: an overview

Lucy Cho, Sarah Boeke, Features Editor, Opinions Editor

December 13, 2019

After creating a meme for an assignment in her Advanced Placement United States History class, junior Annie Welch decided to make her own meme account on Instagram to post history-related memes. “I think [memes are] really ...

Impacts of more access to social media

Caitlyn Lofland, Samrah Abbasi, Features Editor, Editor-at-Large

December 13, 2019

After using social media for many years as a way to talk with friends, senior Emma Chassman recently created an Instagram account for her fashion interest. “I decided to make a fashion account because I wanted to inspire o...

Breakdown of Bullying

November 8, 2019

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District policy revised to account for cyberbullying

Haley Sandlow and Eli Traub, Opinions Editor and Page Editor

November 8, 2019

A high school student was pushed up against a locker. He was punched *in the arm. He was slapped on the side of his head. Decades ago, he was one of many victims of physical bullying. Yet today, the landscape of bullying has ...

Women’s reproductive rights still controversial

Maya Fridman, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

In 1973, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case was passed allowing a woman the right to legally have an abortion until the point in which a fetus would be able to survive outside the womb. According to Dr. Carolyn Mills, obstetrician...

AP enrollment gains popularity

Judy Feng, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Walking into her 6-7A Advanced Placement European History class on the first day of school, sophomore Alicia Amsel was not expecting to be handed a four-hour-long reading assignment. Amsel, who took World Civilizations freshman...

Title IX transforms athletics

Ellie Pazol, Executive Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Before the creation of Title IX in 1972, Ann Fastert, instructional supervisor for physical education from 1992-2005, recalls taking girls interested in sports, such as badminton, on “playdates” against schools in the surroun...

Torch Timeline

September 27, 2019

This issue, Torch writers explored articles spanning the last 42 years. Similarities and differences between then and now were discovered. ...

Teachers recall hectic school day before block scheduling

Caitlyn Lofland, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Twenty-one years ago, the school day at Glenbrook North was an entirely different experience than it is today. Classes were 45 minutes long, with the exception of science classes which lasted 60 minutes. Students went to ever...

College bribery scandal raises questions about fairness

Andreea Sabau, Executive News Editor

May 23, 2019

Looking at pictures from previous years’ May Days is an unpleasant activity for senior Gabrielle Morrison, who is a member of the Glenbrook Academy. Each year, the Academy senior class photo makes Morrison “die a little bit...

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