Three things to learn from my dog

Nora Smith, Opinions Editor

October 2, 2017

1. Forgiveness. After leaving my dog home alone all day, I walk through the door and the giant furball bounds towards me. My thighs are whacked by a tail, my clothes are instantly coated in fur and I’m drenched in slimy-y...

You’re going to be alone

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

October 2, 2017

Actually, I’m the one who’s alone now. After sending my two older siblings off to college, I’ve noticed certain dynamics of my life shift with each end-of-the-summer farewell. Here’s what happens when your sibling(s) leav...

Vacation or desertion

Isabel Vayser, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

We feel we must fill the voids. Yet I forget that silence and boredom used to be simple. In a fast-paced society, a second of hesitation, even a breath of air, is discouraged as a waste of time. We use gadgets and gizmos to stimu...

Give your enemy a microphone or suffer the consequences

Andreea Sabau, News Editor

October 2, 2017

It could have been me. That chilling thought sent a jolt through my body as I read through the news report. I saw a picture of her smiling face: Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was run over by a Nazi sympathizer while pe...

Misled by memes

Jenna Lasky, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

“Jesus, take the wheel!” I hear someone shout as I jostle past people in the hallway on the way to my next class. I glance back quickly in confusion as hearty laughter ensues from down the hall. Since when did mocking promine...

Vouching for a new Comedy Troupe

October 2, 2017

This school year kicked off with flying cheerleaders, ziplining stunts and pounding drums at the Loyalty Day Assembly. The Student Association Board cracked a slew of puns that came Fermata Nowhere, seniors chanted for themselves as pe...

Losing the limelight

Sam Lasky, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

On January 17th, 2017, the world ended: Vine was no longer with us. After this tragedy, many were left to wonder, where did all the Viners go? People who became popular on the app were now forced to sign-off. A whole era of ...

The good, the bad and controversial

Ellie Jordan, Managing Editor

May 25, 2017

Ninety-nine percent of the time, I find it easy to overcome the infamous case of writer’s block. I’ve spent the last three years writing opinions columns for the Torch with all the enthusiasm of a hyper-opinionated, dr...

Thank you to all of my high school friends

Kelly Johnson, Page Editor

May 25, 2017

Being able to attend Glenbrook North high school was like winning an award, and for that this is my acceptance speech. First, I would like to thank the administration for making the district lines include my house, my mom for a...

Don’t get hooked onto one path

Kaylyn Du, Executive Opinions Editor

May 25, 2017

For the past year, I’ve lived and breathed this question. I’ve heard it from my parents while scarfing down dinner, watched as it plagued conversations with my teachers and cringed upon hearing my friends ask the same questi...

Searching for the perfect apple

Ben Zhao, Executive Features Editor

May 25, 2017

I can’t stand an apple with bruises. I don’t even remember when this distaste began, all I know is that whenever I see the slightest signs of a bump on an otherwise pristine apple, I find myself instinctively throwing...

80-year-old graduates high school

Liza McMahon, Advertising Editor

May 25, 2017

In many ways, I embody the characteristics of a senior citizen more than a senior in high school: I love HGTV, I knit all the time, and I dream of retirement. But wait — one of these is not like the rest. Knitting is not just for o...

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