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Bexley Staff is a junior at Bexley High School and a staff reporter on The Torch.


Greek life’s dangers outweigh positive aspects

Rush week and fraternity parties can be some of the most exciting parts of a young college student’s life if events are safe. Greek life in college creates opportunities for students to make new friends and fit in; however, both sororities and fraternities have become controversial for their affiliation with hazing and sexual assault. These […]


New program created to give underclassmen women leadership opportunities

Bromley Phay Guest Reporter Bexley Women Lead is a new program designed to identify and develop leadership qualities in current female freshman and sophomore students. Steve Shapiro, leader of experiential learning and community outreach for Bexley City Schools, created this program with social studies teacher Nancy Mallory. Shapiro said that this program was designed to […]


AP classes crucial to long-term student success

High school can often be a stressful period in a young person’s life. Balancing academics, extracurriculars and social life all while navigating the highly competitive atmosphere of the college search process is challenging to say the least. Bexley is academically competitive: the high school reported that 261 students took AP exams in 2015, 86% of […]


Should the U.S. have a national high-speed rail system?

Pro Mitchell Giller Staff Reporter Whatever happened to the train? In the last 50 years, the U.S. has become a culture dominated by cars and airplanes, but now it is time for the return of the train. High-speed trains are a type of passenger transport that operates significantly faster than the normal speed of rail […]


Should celebrities engage in political activism?

Pro Olivia Lybarger Staff Reporter Because of their fame, status and fan base, celebrities have a unique ability to reach and influence large numbers of people, bring to light social issues they care about and encourage their fans to care about them as well. Celebrities should use this platform, particularly when they are speaking out […]


District modifies senior celebrations for COVID-19 safety

Ellie Cohen Guest Reporter District administrators, teachers, parents and community members have modified the end-of-year graduation celebrations for the Class of 2021 to meet expectations as well as COVID-19 guidelines. Modifications have been made in regards to graduation, the senior recognition ceremony and the senior parade. Principal Kristin Robbins said that graduation will be held […]


Editorial: Full-length AP testing this year puts students at disadvantage

Students at Bexley have spent less time physically in school this year than ever before due to the necessary implementation of hybrid learning schedules and other precautions taken against COVID-19. Although College Board is offering both in-person and online testing, an issue that has gone unaddressed is that many schools are behind where they would […]


High school community remembers Jeremiah Clinton

Megan Diehl Co-editor Following the loss of former Bexley student Jeremiah Clinton in a shooting, students and staff at the high school have taken time to reflect on his impact on people in the Bexley community. Junior Noah Lyons described his bond with Clinton as very close. Living near Clinton, Lyons said that their 20 […]


Ray and Associates to assist in superintendent search

The Board of Education selected the executive search business Ray and Associates, Inc. to assist them in their search for a new superintendent at their meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11 following Chief Academic Officer Jill Abraham’s decision to not take the position. The choice of search firm was made following presentations from the Educational Service […]


Swim team perseveres amidst COVID-19 setbacks

Despite the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19, the Bexley swim team has managed to place high at meets and advance many swimmers to districts and even states.  Freshman Anja Hoy and sophomore Nicholas Minkin are both moving on to states after dropping their times at the district meet Feb. 18 at Bowling Green State University. […]