Editorial: It’s not my fault, it’s yours

April 18, 2019

We all make excuses. When we skip practice, ignore homework or ditch class, we revert to blaming others rather than taking personal accountability. But let’s face it: our claims that teachers or coaches “hate us” for no reason are not as valid as we think. Throughout our ...

Can we stop pretending?

Alexandra Chertok, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

We’re all in denial. We pollute with our cars, waste water with our showers and add to landfills with our plastic. So why do we post pretty pictures of beautiful landscapes from vacations for Earth Day while empty soda can...

Excuse me, pardon me, sorry

Ellie White, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

There’s an epidemic overtaking the hallways of Glenbrook North. No, I’m not talking about vaping, academic dishonesty or even AirPods.   I’m talking about slow walkers. More specifically, groups of four to five students who insist on walking in a ...

I’ll be your Russian grandma

Isabel Vayser, Opinions Editor

March 1, 2019

Bundled up in a turtleneck, a corduroy dress, tights and a puffy pink coat, I waved goodbye to my grandma and hopped on the bus for another day of kindergarten. Like every other day, I sat next to my best friend, Shannon, who...

Letter to the Editor from Samantha Lasky

March 1, 2019

Dear Torch, I’m writing this because I wanted to acknowledge and respond to the editorial sent out last month regarding seniors and leadership responsibilities. While I agree with your argument in some aspects, I do feel parts of the...

Header goes right here

Haley Sandlow, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Thesis goes here. Thesis should directly respond to the given prompt and provide a clear line of reasoning. It should organize and serve as a roadmap for your essay. My fingers paused, hovering over the keyboard, ready to string t...

Bridge the gap or you’ll fall through

Andreea Sabau, Executive News Editor

March 1, 2019

I am a girl, and I did not wear a dress to Turnabout this year. I’ll give you a second to overcome your horror now. I’m kidding about the horror part … mostly. When I brought up my defiant plan with a friend, she re...

Editorial: Summers are for the students

March 1, 2019

At the sound of each year’s final bell, students burst out the doors into summer break, during which they can devote time to activities outside of academics. As the longest break of the year, summertime allows students to escape the grind of studying for stressful tests and c...

We need a resolution revolution

Alexandra Chertok, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

It’s February, and that means about 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions have failed, according to US News and World Report. This statistic may seem surprising at first, but, like many things in life, it is simple physics. According...

Fourth grade censorship scandal

Sarah Boeke, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Awkwardly tall, prepubescent me stood on the edge of the playground gripping the sweaty hands of my two best friends after hearing what was surely the most devastating news of my life. My heart dropped from my chest to my feet, resting beside the fringed bottoms of my bedazzled-pocket jeans. My grade school princi...

Can we please sleep in more?

Nora Smith, Executive Opinions Editor

February 1, 2019

The rumors are true: the school board has been considering a later start time for Glenbrook North to match Glenbrook South’s. I don’t think I’m alone when I say I could use a little more time to sleep. With GBN’s start time of 7:40 a.m., most students trudge into the building looking like sleep-d...

You’re never too safe

Carly Uhlig, Lifestyle Editor

February 1, 2019

While placing  my bag in my car  after school one day,  I glanced through the sealed window of a nearby car and, to my absolute shock, saw riches. Multiple $20 bills were scattered on the passenger seat. My curiosity got ...

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