Pro teenage prankster

Nora Smith, Executive Opinions Editor

May 23, 2019

Believe it or not, I was a pretty diabolical freshman. My innocent angelic appearance hid my wicked side quite well. Very few were let into my world of evil plotting. The focus of my master plans was pranking, which might sound...

Put on your own oxygen mask first

Andreea Sabau, Executive News Editor

May 23, 2019

One fateful plane ride back to Chicago changed everything.  Some light turbulence forced my mind into an anxious spiral of increasingly irrational thoughts. As the plane jolted back and forth, my heart raced as I imagined tu...

Parting with an old friend

Anya Edelman, Editor-At-Large

May 23, 2019

Our friendship began in elementary school when once a week we would jot down random goals on a variety of neon Post-it Notes and stick them all over my lavender wall.  I always loved order: making my bed each morning, organizing my closet by color and ...

Thoughts on birds, a word of advice

Joey Harris, Executive Sports Editor

May 23, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a big problem: birds aren’t real. That chicken you ate for lunch? Fake. The parrot who repeats what you say? Fake. And don’t get me started on the ducks. Fake, fake, fake. They’re all fake and ...

Eat. Sleep. Basketball. Repeat?

Sarah Boeke, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Basketball: a sport I had been playing since my teammates and I were just little bundles of energy tripping around the court with little regard for the actual baskets. At first, I fell in love with basketball’s competitive nature. The physical and mental c...

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...

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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...

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