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Leah Baumann is a junior at Bexley High School and is a staff reporter for The Torch. This year is Leah's first year on the Torch staff, and she is a tennis player for Bexley. She also participates in Environmental Club and Key Club.


Competition cheer teams win states for third consecutive year

The competition cheer teams placed first in two different events after competing in the state championships for the third year in a row Saturday, Feb. 26. Junior Keira Murray explained within the cheer squad, there are two teams: Traditional and Game Day. Traditional includes more difficult stunts and tumbling, while Game Day focuses on getting […]


‘Don’t Look Up’ provides humorous, predictable commentary

Director Adam McKay’s latest apocalyptic comedy “Don’t Look Up” examines a larger political commentary about the downfalls of human narcissism when two astronomers are faced with a comet on a collision course toward Earth. The film is packed with incredible actors and comedy, but both are lost in its predictable plot line. The movie follows […]


Girls soccer advances to state semifinals game for the first time since 2009

The girls soccer team ended their season in the state final four this year with a record of 13-7-2, their furthest tournament run since 2009. After winning district semifinals Oct. 27 against Heath 9-0, the girls moved forward in the tournament, beating Granville 1-0 Oct. 30 in the district finals. The game was won with […]


Swift’s new album gives new twist on old songs

Taylor Swift, a pop and country music icon, released her new re-recorded album “Red (Taylor’s Version)” Nov. 12, and the wait was definitely worth it. “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is the second album released in Swift’s series of re-recordings. In addition to the original tracklist, Swift released bonus songs that did not make the original cut […]


Miniseries ‘Squid Game’ provides fast-paced plot, strong acting

“Squid Game,” the new Netflix series released Sept. 17, is a South Korean survival drama that follows the story of Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), who is presented with an opportunity by a mysterious man to participate in a series of games for a cash prize. The series follows a group who enters a game to […]


Meet your new freshman class officers

Freshmen Contessa Lombardi and Emily Ball Q: Introduce yourselves. A: Lombardi: “I’m president of the freshman class. I am a competitive dancer at Pinnell Dance Centre and JV football cheer- leader. I am also a part of Global Scholars, Bexley Women Lead and Student Council.” Ball: “I’m vice-president of the freshman class. I play volleyball […]


Meet your new junior class officers

Juniors Michael Brenner, Grace Elliott and Liam Kauffman Q: Introduce yourselves. A: Brenner: “I am the junior class president. I play varsity soccer and baseball. I also lifeguard at the Bexley pool.” Elliott: “I am vice-president of the junior class, and I play soccer and run track. I am also involved in Environmental Club, Key […]


Board of Education candidates Q&A

  Six candidates are running for three Board of Education seats in the Tuesday, Nov. 2 election. Jonathan Baker: Board of Education candidate Dr. Jonathan Baker is a 15 year resident of Bexley and a graduate of Northwestern University and The Ohio State University. Baker is a husband and father of three kids. He has […]