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

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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 […]

In-Depth

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 […]

Opinion

Selecting roommate diminishes college experience

From party animals to early birds, everyone has heard horror stories of freshman year college roommates. One of the biggest decisions in a young adult’s life is college, and taking the risk of a random roommate seems like the wrong choice to many. With the recent rise in popularity of social media pages dedicated to […]

News

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 […]

Opinion Uncategorized

Should students participate in senior tag activities?

Pro Molly O’Dell Staff Reporter To many younger students, high school is often depicted as an upperclassmen-ruled environment. They dream of becoming a senior and one day “ruling” the school. Although this notion tends to be exaggerated, some aspects of being a senior live up to anticipation. Senior activities are a huge part of having […]

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Should teachers offer extra credit opportunities?

Pro Wendy Wasserstrom Staff Reporter The high school environment can be very competitive, especially when it comes to receiving a grade in a class. High school students tend to define themselves based on their test scores, despite grades having nothing to do with more important matters such as their morals or integrity. Teachers should make […]

Opinion

Mental health resources essential to student welfare

From kindergarten to college, students of all ages experience different levels and forms of stress. Whether academic or social, experiencing stress can negatively affect students’ grades, and providing effective mental health services such as counseling in schools will help students perform better in class. With the stressors of the pandemic, student isolation has caused more […]

Sports

Boys lacrosse coach sets standards for program to accomplish goals

As the stadium lights shine on the turf on a cold, rainy spring night, the high school boys lacrosse team trains in the hopes of solidifying itself as a historic Bexley program. Entering his third season, head coach Mike Bassani said his goals start with raising the expectations for the team as well as making […]

Opinion

Art classes important to academics, well-being

In the scholastic world, there often appears to be a hierarchy within the subjects. While courses such as English and math seem to float to the top, others such as art education tend to fall toward the bottom in apparent importance to students’ academic development. However, art classes are more than just electives or a […]

News

Increase in COVID-19 cases affects school attendance rates

Since Monday, Jan. 3, the high school has seen a spike in COVID19-related absences due to the new omicron variant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, omicron is a variant of the COVID-19 virus that is less lethal to those who are vaccinated but more contagious than other COVID-19 variants regardless of […]