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


New girls lacrosse coach aims to rebuild relationships, improve on last season

The girls lacrosse team is set to begin their season with a home opener against Westerville Central on Thursday, March 25 under the leadership of new head coach and Latin teacher Jackie Lund. Lund said she is replacing the former head coach and will be joined by Bexley alums Kate Bridge as JV coach, Hunter […]


New city resolution makes Juneteenth day of celebration, education

A resolution recognizing Juneteenth as a day of celebration in Bexley was unanimously approved at the City Council’s Tuesday, Dec. 1 meeting.  The resolution was originally proposed by City Council member Jen Robinson. Robinson explained that Juneteenth is observed each year on June 19 to celebrate the day that the news of emancipation reached the […]


New pre-planned absence protocol introduced

A new planned absence procedure for high school students has been implemented in response to COVID-19 and the high school’s distance learning plan.  Assistant Principal Craig McMillen said the previous attendance procedure for planned absences required students to pick up a paper form from the office and have their teachers sign it before turning it […]


‘Folklore’ displays Swift’s songwriting expertise

This summer was supposed to be packed with performances for Taylor Swift. However, Swift, like most, had to quickly cancel these big plans and instead spend her summer at home. During this time, Swift had a secret project in the works: her eighth studio album, “Folklore.” On Friday, July 24, with just a day’s notice, […]