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Alexandra Avoli is a staff reporter for The Torch. She is a junior at Bexley High School, and this is her first year as part of The Torch staff. Outside of Torch, she is involved in field hockey.


Only children: stuck in the spotlight, surviving solo

Many dream of a quiet house with all the attention on them. A simple life, where sharing and fighting with siblings is something that is never thought about. However, the question of whether being an only child is lonely or lucky can only be answered by someone who lives the lifestyle. Junior Caroline Whitlatch said […]


New coaches look into introduce fresh perspectives for upcoming seasons

The high school is welcoming three new varsity head coaches for the baseball, girls tennis and football teams starting this spring and next fall. Bexley alumni Brett Counts will coach the baseball team, middle school teacher Heath Goolsby will head the girls tennis team, and Mike Kerr will coach the football team. Counts graduated from […]


Mucho Macho challenge: fight against spice

As I walked into Cazuelas Mexican Cantina, I was greeted by the photos of people on the wall of fame who completed the extra spicy Mucho Macho Burrito challenge. It wasn’t the 12 inches of rice, refried beans and steak that scared me, but it was the super-hot habanero sauce that made me consider a […]


Carlton Smith Field to have turf replaced

The turf on the high school field will be replaced this summer, starting June 6. The district’s business manager John Eikenberry said the replacement should take four to five weeks, weather permitting. The request for the replacement was sent to the Board of Education Nov. 10 and approved Dec. 7, Eikenberry said. The initial synthetic […]


Snapchat break promotes real connections

The first thing I do when I wake up and the last thing I do before I go to bed is check my favorite app, Snapchat. Its familiar notification sound always prompts me to open the app immediately, leading me down a rabbit hole of sending streaks and watching stories. When I checked the statistics […]


Athletes take measures to prevent injury

The tearing sensation that shoots up her leg as junior Maddy Krasnow sprints down the field is a dreaded feeling she has felt before. Regret overtakes the pain when she realizes she will have to sit out for part of the season. Lying there on the field, she vows to herself that she will take […]


Senior follows teaching dream at Cassingham Elementary

The bell rings to start the day for hundreds of elementary students. Some kids that fill the classrooms are energetic, some are shy and some are nervous about learning. Teachers have to take on the task of educating these students and appealing to their needs. Senior Eli Dresbach has risen to this challenge, taking the […]