Torch

Settling for a better position

Hope Mailing, Advertising Editor

May 24, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

How to have the climb of your life

Isabel Vayser, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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Nobody wants to plummet to his or her death. Even if you are terrified of heights and have sworn off climbing, you need a belay system. We all do. What is a belay system? A belay system is designed to keep climbers from falling. If climbers feel unsteady, h...

The anatomy of body shaming

Jessica Katz and Sophie Sperber, Opinions Editor and Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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