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

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Distance, devotion and doubt: life at long distance

Out of the five recognized love languages, quality time is often regarded as one of the most important aspects of any relationship. Spending time with each other, whether it be going on walks or getting dinner, can help strengthen new relationships and keep old ones exciting. But what happens when a person’s significant other lives […]


College advisers give privileged advantage in college process

Every fall, millions of high school seniors across the country rush to complete the stressful and rigorous process of college applications. However, according to The Chronicle, in the past few years, colleges have seen a record number of applications, and their acceptance rates have plummeted as a result. To combat this issue, families have turned […]

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Should administration respond to complaints with censorship?

Pro Asher Nathan Staff Reporter A few months ago, several pictures of seniors wearing spandex and body paint to display school spirit at the football game against Washington Courthouse were removed from the website version of Bexleo, the high school’s yearbook publication. Despite these innocent attempts at being spirited fans, pictures featuring the senior girls […]


Teachers unions should remain protected

In the last three years, remote learning has usually been synonymous with COVID-19 outbreaks. These past few months, however, students across Columbus were forced into remote learning as a result of teachers going on strike. The strike was organized by the Columbus Education Association (CEA), with goals of bargaining with the Columbus City Schools Board […]

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To what extent is the media app BeReal real?

Pro Eden Bradley Con Chelsea Wasserstrom “It’s time to BeReal!” This phrase seems to have taken over people’s lives since the social media platform BeReal took the world by storm.  BeReal sends out a message at a different time every day, giving users two minutes to take and share a picture with their friends. This […]


Social-Emotional Learning Program implemented to help transition to high school

Wayfinder, a research-based social-emotional learning program, has been introduced to the high school to target decision-making and critical thinking skill sets, starting with the class of 2026. High school guidance counselor David Leland said that the decision to bring Wayfinder to the high school was made by the guidance counselors. After the COVID-19 epidemic halted […]

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Should there only be one homecoming monarch?

Pro Emily Gunther Staff Reporter Con Eden Bradley Staff Reporter Electing a Homecoming court is a traditional part of the annual Homecoming activities held at many high schools across the country. It’s common for one Homecoming king and one Homecoming queen to be elected; however, in recent years the high school Student Council decided to […]


Summer Calendar

June June 3rd: Capital Main Event   June 3rd-5th: Cedar Point CoasterMania! If you’re a roller coaster superfan, join Cedar Point as they celebrate their roller coasters by offering extended ride times from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.   June 6th: “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” Concert   June 17th-18th: Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival […]


Marijuana: usage, effects and repercussions

It’s a warm summer night, and you turn the corner onto Main Street. Then, it hits you. The smell is so potent and unique that you instantly recognize its skunk-like aroma. It’s marijuana. As marijuana has become more accessible, whether legally through a medical card or illegally on the street, it has found its way […]


High school schedule to undergo changes in 2022-23 school year

The high school and middle school will be shifting to a new bell schedule beginning in the 2022-23 school year. This change, announced March 31, sets school to begin five minutes later at 8:35 a.m. for the high school and middle school. Classes will be 48 minutes long, and there will be five minutes between […]