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We are fighting for our safety

March 2, 2018

We cannot allow more lives to be taken from us. 13 lives taken at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colo. on April 20, 1999. 32 lives taken at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. on April 16, 2007. 26 lives taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Decembe...

Perfect pieces of Northbrook

Danny Ogranovich, Page Editor

March 2, 2018

If you want to complain about Northbrook, don’t come to me. For a long time now, all the way back to the good old days at Greenbriar Elementary, I have been this town’s number one fan. Friends often complain about how boring this place is and how much they’re itchin...

Let’s talk about sex (ed)

Suzanna Creasey, Lifestyle Editor

March 2, 2018

I was 6 years old when I had a crush on another girl for the first time. I was 10 years old when I learned that two girls are allowed to be in love. During the uncomfortable sex education lesson in fifth grade, after giggling at diag...

Correction

March 2, 2018

In the February issue of the Torch, a source was misquoted in an article about the chess team. The word “people” was used rather than the word “teams” when talking about the number of participants at a state tournament. Torch r...

Take the time, see the impact

February 2, 2018

Basketballs flew through the air as music played and supporters cheered. Over a dozen baskets were set up in the field house, and the girls basketball players shot free throw after free throw. Each basket made resulted in varying amounts of money, contributed by a sponsor, which was ...

The best worst superpower

Natan Shayevich, Opinions Editor

February 2, 2018

I am a superhero. By day I am the humble Natan, not-so-mild-mannered reporter. But put me in a stressful situation, give me a deadline or make me talk to a stranger? I transform into Anxious Man! No, really: I am anxious, man. In fact, anxiety permeates every part of my bein...

I just want to be loved

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Yeah. You. You heard me. Why don’t you love me? I was built for you: my shelves designed for your books, my hooks itching for your bag or a winter coat to hang on them. But you’re just like the rest of them. You’re...

Don’t sleep on the snooze button

Jackson Weil, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

It’s the crack of dawn on a dreary Monday morning, and I am jarred awake by a familiar sound. I roll over to assess the situation. It’s 6:50 a.m. If I hop out of bed now, I will have time to take a hot shower and maybe make myself breakfast, but t...

A Chinese American Question & Answer

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

February 2, 2018

Racism: it’s lived through the ages. As a 17-year-old Chinese American female, I’ve heard my “fair” share of racist commentary, often in the form of insinuating questions. So from kindergarten to senior year, these are my answers to a few of the racial m...

You don’t have to spill your tea

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

December 8, 2017

Armed with the cruelest  interrogation tools, they poke and prod to find out everything I know. I am a towel, being wrung out for every drop of knowledge I have. No, these torturers aren’t part of a cult or gang — they’re...

Stars, stripes and silence

Grace Chatas, Features Editor

December 8, 2017

It was a time of chaos. Buildings were falling, children were crying and people were locking their doors, fearing the worst. It was the 2016 American presidential election. In the days following the results, the somber mood fill...

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