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Quinn McDermott is a senior at Bexley High School and a Backpage editor for the Torch. Outside of the Torch, she plays tennis and softball and is also on the executive board for Key Club.


Season 2 of ‘Euphoria’ delves into controversy, emotional performances

After much anticipation, the long-awaited Season 2 of “Euphoria” was finally released Jan. 9. The show meets its high expectations following a well-received first season, seamlessly portraying Rue Bennett’s (Zendaya) struggles with addiction while including various controversial subplots. However, the show lacks a coherent plot structure at times. Although chaotic, Season 2 has amazing cinematography, […]


Student Council reintroducing events

Student Council is reintroducing school events, including a winter dance and a talent show. Student Council adviser Michael Featherstone said the winter dance took place Saturday, March 5 in the high school gym. He added that the talent show will take place Friday, April 1 during the school day. Senior and Student Council president Quinn […]


Living, laughing, loving: rom-coms of the season

Senior Mason Deberry “50 First Dates” Senior Mason DeBerry was 10 years old when he first watched “50 First Dates,” his favorite rom-com. He added that he was introduced to it because his parents were watching it. He said he was drawn to the film’s plot. DeBerry was immersed in the love story that unfolded […]


‘Eternals’ ambitious but poorly executed

Marvel’s “Eternals” attempts to introduce a whole new group of superheroes to the universe following the very successful series “The Avengers.” It has the ambitious goal of introducing these new characters to the universe while also trying to summarize events that take place over thousands of years. The result is a movie packed with information […]


Meet your new senior class officers

Seniors Nicholas Eddy and Ryan Bernstein Q: Introduce yourselves. A: Eddy: “I’m the senior class president. I am a captain of the soccer team, run track and enjoy doing graphic design.” Bernstein: “I’m the senior class vice-president. My hobbies include playing baseball with the school and club teams, as well as volunteering.” Q: Why did […]


Meet your new sophomore class officers

Sophomores King Andre Dunning and Samara Kahan Q: Introduce yourselves. A: Dunning: “I’m the sophomore class president. I enjoy working out and watching Youtube. I also like to spend time with my friends.” Kahan: “I’m the sophomore class vice-president. I was the JV captain of the field hockey team and a part of Key Club […]


School organizations utilize social media to their advantage

A student opens their Instagram feed. Instead of scrolling through pictures of friends on vacation and their favorite college sports teams highlight videos, they see club posts about meetings and high school sports teams about games coming up. Last year, a new club, the Bexley Anti-Racism Project, wanted to find a way to spread the […]