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

Opinion

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 […]

News

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 […]

Opinion

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 […]

Feature

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 […]

News

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 […]

Sports

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. […]

In-Depth

Advances in contraceptives lead to improvements in women’s health

While the school requires students to learn the basis of contraceptives, many remain ill-informed about the history and many uses of birth control. Birth control does play a large role in preventing unwanted pregnancies, but it is also used to address other health concerns. The first form of a birth control pill was originally approved […]

News

Bexley Anti-Racism Project becomes new club at school

The Bexley Anti-Racism Project has become a new club in the high school that allows students to get involved with changes coming to the school district regarding inclusivity and greater representation of minority students. Social studies teacher and BARP club adviser Anna Schottenstein explained that the club is a satellite group of the already-existing organization […]

In-Depth

Contraceptives vital to the health and well-being of students

*Editors’ Note: Names have been changed to protect the sources’ anonymity. Student Gracie Ward* sat in the passenger seat of her mom’s car and watched the highway pass with unease. She was on the way to the doctor with her mom, preparing to ask for birth control and trying to find the right words to […]

Opinion

Editorial: Barriers prevent contraceptives from being accessible to U.S. citizens

On March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. While the act was primarily meant to extend health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, it also required insurers and employers to include birth control in their coverage. However, in recent years, states and the Trump-Pence administration have made […]