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Joey Shapiro is a staff reporter for The Torch. He is a junior at Bexley High School, and this is his first year as a part of the Torch staff. Outside of school, he enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends.


High school students, staff members recover from COVID-19

COVID-19 has traveled all around the world to a total of 219 countries and territories, changing life as we know it. Starting in Wuhan, China, COVID-19 has made the 7,433 mile journey across the Pacific all the way to Bexley, infecting over 700 people right here in town. One of those positive cases was junior […]


Girls’ varsity soccer wins league, falls short in district championship

The girls varsity soccer team ended its season with a 2-1 defeat to Bishop Hartley in the district championship after winning the league championship and posting a 6-1-1 season record. “This season has pretty much exceeded our expectations,” head coach Scott James said. “Considering that the beginning of the season we didn’t think we’d have […]


Students navigate siblings’ college situations amid COVID-19

She’s used to spending time with her family at home. Over the many winters, they’ve always spent holidays together. This is how it’s been for junior Tess Madison her whole life, as the youngest of five siblings.  However, with her oldest sibling already at college, the family she had been living with was cut in […]