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Katie Jude is a senior at Bexley High School and is a co-editor for The Torch. It is her second year on the staff. Outside of Torch, she is a co-captain of the soccer team and secretary of Key Club.

Feature

New superintendent overcomes adversity, seeks connection with community

At the beginning of each school year, the hallways overflow with new faces. New students and teachers alike are eagerly welcomed into the school community. This year, however, one new face in particular has been in the spotlight of Bexley Schools: Superintendent Jason Fine. Fine, who was hired last spring, said that he grew up […]

In-Depth

Student manages difficulties of epilepsy

For many kids, the summer camp experience is defined by spending hours under the sun, swimming, kayaking or partaking in other enjoyable activities. However, for senior Kate Sullivan, that fun experience was quickly spoiled. In July 2019, at around midnight of her first night of camp, she awoke in a daze surrounded by people. “I […]

Feature

Roundnet Club established, plans inaugural tournament

Each year, as the last remnants of snow melt from the ground and the first signs of the approaching summer season show themselves, families and friends alike gather outdoors to enjoy the weather and each other’s company. On any sunny day, it’s a typical sight to see groups convening to play lawn games such as […]

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Boredom inspires quarantine purchasing, purging

Katie Jude  Staff Reporter  If one was to compare their schedule today with that of exactly one year ago, it is likely that the contrast would be quite severe. Last spring, many people’s schedules were still teeming with social activities such as sporting events, parties and concerts.  However, those social gatherings were quickly wiped from […]

Sports

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 […]

News

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 […]

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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 […]

Opinion

‘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, […]