Please, expose our biases

Emily Chwa, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2017

Who would win in a fight: a giant squid or a sperm whale? Easy, the whale. Tentacles are no match for a mammal the size of a 16-wheeler. The math or English department? The math department, of course. Taking a TI-Nspire to t...

Do it for the community

Gillian Redstone, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

The most power I have as a member of Torch is knowing the code on the keypad to get into the locked room. That’s certainly how it seems, at least. But now’s my last chance to elaborate. For those who don’t know,...

Going the extra degree

Hailey Koretz, Executive Sports Editor

May 25, 2017

In Torch, we use the saying, “212 it.” The saying comes from a video entitled “212° the extra degree” from At 211 degrees, water is simply very hot. But at 212 degrees, it boils. There’s not much...

Start writing your future

Zoe Engels, Executive News Editor

May 25, 2017

On June 4, I’ll be leaving Glenbrook North with a diploma, thousands of pencils, a $10,000 grant and a commitment to help children across the world. I was compelled to create Write the Future, a non-profit that donates ...

Weighing the cost of education

May 25, 2017

The average cost of four years at a public university nowadays is about the same as an all-electric Tesla, a water jet pack or 400,000 pounds of gummy bears. It’s roughly $100,000 that can be used in a lot of different wa...

A letter to the culturally uninformed

Anya Eydelman, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

Dear woman  standing in front of me at the Lifetime Fitness café, I am dying to know where you got your Hamsa necklace from. I’ve been looking to buy a meaningful Hamsa bracelet for my sister’s bat mitzvah, so I ha...

From diapers to diplomas

Grace Chatas, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

I am going to attend an Ivy League university. I heard these words during my first week of freshman year. They were not uttered by a confident senior or even an eager junior. Based on her appearance, the speaker looked as if she could...

Connected by a thread

Zoe Bendoff, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

Not long ago, I called her my best friend. Now, as I walk through the halls, I find myself passing her without a word. It seems as if we’re no more than strangers, our friendship an unraveling thread. With roughly 2,000 s...

Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2017

Words from a PowerSchool Proponent According to an email from our Principal, Dr. Finan, sent to students and parents on March 16, the Glenbrook administration is conducting a study on “the gradebook and its impact on student we...

Think before you share

April 21, 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, a bomb threat made by Northbrook resident Michael R. Schmidt led the Northbrook Police Department and the Glenbrook North administration to declare a soft lockdown. However, not all students and teachers...

To snitch or not to snitch

April 21, 2017


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