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Olivia Lybarger is a senior at Bexley High school and a News editor on The Torch. Outside of the Torch, she studies dance and viola.


Immigrant, refugee outreach expanded through new club

A new high school club dedicated to serving immigrants and refugees in central Ohio has been created in hopes of educating Bexley students about the experiences of immigrants and refugees and providing opportunities for students to become more involved in assisting these groups. Juniors and co-presidents Isaac Bernstein and John Laing said that the Bexley […]


New academic integrity policy in development

Changes to the district’s academic integrity policy are being proposed by Student Council and the administration in hopes of altering the consequences for academic dishonesty at the high school. Members of Student Council were approached by Director of Facilities and Operations Harley Williams to help examine and make changes to the policy, especially the repercussions […]


Murals paint picture of student creativity, ideals

Seniors Gwen Canfield, Conter Cornwell and Lina Ordoñez-Aguiar sit around a table in the high school library discussing the next steps in creating the latest art installation to be displayed in the high school. The artists compare sketches and consider the format of the new mural: a lively background painted directly on the wall of […]


Local interest group challenges policing practices through proposed guidelines

A group of Bexley residents has compiled proposed guidelines they would like to see implemented by the City of Bexley that would strive to promote fair practices by the Bexley Police. Bexley Residents Against Institutional Racism is referring to the measures as the “Good Neighbor Ordinances.” The guidelines would affect how and when Bexley Police […]


Cupcake craze: game attracts student attention

You flip open your Chromebook and that familiar pink grid pops up on your screen. It’s time to play another round of the popular game “2048,” but this time the numbers have been replaced with brightly colored cupcakes. With a click of a couple of keys, two Vanilla Birthday cupcakes transform into a Bubblegum Pink […]


‘WCKY’ to be first play with in-person audience since pandemic

The high school play “WCKY” will be staged Nov. 18-20, making it the first high school play performed in person since 2019. Theatre teacher and director of “WCKY” Rebecca Rhinehart said the play will be performed Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. […]