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Annabel Long is a junior at Bexley High School and is a staff reporter for the Torch student newspaper. Outside of the Torch, she swims and plays lacrosse for the high school. She participates in improv and theatre productions at the high school as well.


Technology has given too much of an advantage in athletics

When people celebrate a swimmer’s broken world record or erupt in cheers at a one-handed end zone catch, they must remember that sometimes, looks can be deceiving. While it surely took these athletes years of hard work to get to this point, they likely had a little help from technology along the way. To ensure […]


Traditions bring old, young teammates together with bonding experience

Sometimes, the best sports memories don’t come from winning the championship game, but from the team traditions along the way. Having both fun and sentimental team traditions can help teams become less like a team and more like a family. For the cheer team, bonding begins before the school year even starts. Cheer coach Brooke […]


Upcoming production features unique plot

The high school production “The Play that Goes Wrong” will take place Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Schottenstein Theater. Director Rebecca Rhinehart said that the play follows the story of a community theater putting on a […]


Everyone’s biggest nightmare: students share their most embarrassing classroom stories

We’ve all answered a question wrong in front of the class and had our faces turn tomato red. We’ve all knocked our water bottle over while the teacher is talking, and we’ve all felt the heat rise to our cheeks when everyone’s eyes turned. And although everyone has experienced being mildly embarrassed, many students at […]