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Harley Carroll is a staff reporter for The Torch. She is a junior at Bexley High School, and this is her first year as a member of the Torch staff. Outside of Torch, she is involved in girls soccer and cheerleading for the high school.


Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

Winning Best Actor at the Oscars is one of the highest honors for any actor and can make any actor a household name. For Best Actor in a Leading Role, Chadwick Boseman should receive the Oscar.  Boseman passed away at age 43 due to colon cancer in August 2020, shortly after the movie “Ma Rainey’s […]


Softball team hopes to play safe after missed season

After missing their last season due to COVID-19, head coach Jessica Sciacca said softball team members are ready to take on the season, which started Feb. 22, with hard work and determination. Sciacca said this will be her 11th season coaching for the program. “We have something to prove this year,” she said, after missing […]


New Pixar movie ‘Soul’ presents intriguing, detailed plot

Pixar’s new movie “Soul” offers an intriguing story about exploring the little things in life and features Pixar’s first Black lead. Produced by the same director as the movies “Inside Out” and “Up,” Pete Docter’s “Soul” is a cute, family-friendly film perfect for all ages with its detailed and eye-catching animations. Joe Gardner, voiced by […]


Netflix series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ paints chess in dark light

The new Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” not only offers a deep plot and character development that leaves audiences wanting more, but its feminism-driven storyline also adds inspiration for young girls looking to get involved in the game of chess.  The main character, Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, is a chess prodigy who decides […]


Seniors face challenges navigating college visits amidst COVID-19

Senior Arianna Martin prepared for her college tour of The New School in New York, her dream school, by grabbing her computer, sitting on her bed, and clicking the play button of the virtual tour video.  Last March, she was excited to go on a spring break trip to New York City, Boston, and Providence […]


Quarantine gives students free time for new hobbies, purchases

Students were surprised on March 7 as Gov. Mike DeWine announced schools K-12 would close for three weeks due to the spread of the coronavirus. They ran home, looking forward to the extra long spring break, but the excitement quickly came to an end as the coronavirus spread. For the remainder of the school year, […]