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Zach Trabitz is a staff reporter for the Torch. He is a junior at Bexley High School, and this is his first year as part of the Torch staff. Outside of Torch, he’s involved in cross country for the high school and plays the piano.


New hybrid model underway at high school

The high school has adopted a new ABAB hybrid model instead of the previous AAZBB model as the result of a Board of Education decision. Principal Kristin Robbins explained the district adopted this new model so that students can attend in-person school more often. Robbins said the previous hybrid model’s all-online Wednesdays were no longer […]


Issue 1 passing good news for progressives but requires oversight

Proponents of environmental protection will be happy to hear that Columbus citizens passed Issue 1, the Electric Service Aggregation Program Measure, with an overwhelming 75.55% of voters approving the measure. According to the Dispatch, the issue was focused on clean energy, and the goal is for all Columbus citizens to be placed in an opt-in […]


District distributing iPads, Chromebooks to students

Chromebooks and iPads have been distributed to students in the district as part of the 1:1 student device program sponsored by the Bexley Education Foundation. Technology Director Brad Pettit explained that grades K-1 received iPads while grades 2-12 were granted Chromebooks. BEF Executive Director Pam Glasgow said the purchase of the personal devices stemmed from […]


High school performing arts programs adapting to COVID-19

Two of the district’s performing arts programs, band and choir, will use a half-and-half split between online and hybrid as the theatre department resumes after school virtual practices due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 school year. Band director Andy Johnson said the band is following the A-La and the Le-Z last name separation as per […]