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Gigi Lewis is a junior at Bexley High School and is a staff reporter for The Torch. Outside of Torch, she plays volleyball for the high school team.

Opinion

Borgata Pizza Cafe serves as hotspot for delicious hand-tossed pizzas

Budd Dairy is a prime location for anyone searching for a good meal and a lively, welcoming environment. Out of all the restaurant options in the food hall, the one that drew me in the most was Borgata Pizza Cafe. Between their extensive menu and the pizzas on display, I could not resist. The aroma […]

Opinion

‘The Batman’ provides thrilling plot, intricate character development

The film draws the audience into a thrilling and mysterious plotline from the first scene, featuring the main villain, the Riddler (Paul Dano), going after his first victim. The movie begins with this clear view through a scope lens into the home of a presumably corrupt politician. The setting feels sinister due to the room’s […]

Opinion

Spotify should strive to remain neutral in political controversies

In today’s highly politicized climate, many brands, sites and companies have struggled to remain neutral in the political sphere. A middle ground seems impossible to find, as companies are criticized for remaining silent on pressing topics but are also berated for speaking out too strongly. While music platforms may not seem problematic in nature, Spotify […]

Opinion

New ‘Spider-Man’ offers outstanding effects, characterization

Following much anticipation for the continuation of the SpiderMan series, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” was released Dec. 17, and it did not disappoint. From Marvel connoisseurs to new fans, the commotion around the movie has been greater than that of any of the recent “Spider-Man” films. Aside from an unsatisfying ending, the attention is well […]

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Songs of the Season

“This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway It’s nearly impossible to beat listening to a song with Hathaway’s smooth voice while curled up next to a fire during the holiday season. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey Nothing compares to having loved ones around you during Christmas time, and listening to Carey allows […]

In-Depth

Giving up Instagram reduces negative comparisons

Many teenagers would not hesitate to say that social media is an essential part of their lives. More specifically, Instagram is necessary for staying up to date and connecting with others who one may not be close with in real life. However, after spending a week without Instagram, I observed that my relationships with those […]

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COVID-19 leaves lasting impact on classrooms

As the world continues to adjust to changes amidst COVID-19, high school teachers have faced the task of educating students under rare and unforeseeable circumstances. Stepping up to the challenge, teachers have had to maintain the quality of teaching present before the chaos of the pandemic while simultaneously having to permanently change aspects of their […]