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Zach Trabitz is a senior at Bexley High School, and he is an editor for the news section. Outside of Torch, he runs cross country, plays piano, and is in the Environmental Club.


Suicide prevention program being introduced to students with hopes of improving well-being

The high school is implementing a new suicide prevention program beginning in the second semester named Hope Squad, where students in each grade will nominate peers to be intermediaries between the counseling staff and students. High school counselor and Hope Squad adviser Sara Revetta explained that the program will begin with approximately 15 students chosen […]


High school hosts vaccine clinic for students

The high school hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, April 13 for the first dose of the vaccine and a follow up clinic Tuesday, May 4 for the second dose. Assistant Principal Craig McMillen said the high school decided to host the clinic to provide vaccines to students who would not get them otherwise. […]


Korean-American film ‘Minari’ weaves themes into nuanced plot

First showcased at the Sundance Film Festival, “Minari” explores the clash of ideals among Korean family members who have immigrated to the U.S. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari” aims to provide multiple perspectives of what it means to be an immigrant and is a fascinating movie with a powerful soundtrack and engaging cinematography. The […]


Enneagram personality test versatile but dubious

One simple fact of life: people love to learn more about themselves. Whether it be through personality tests or intense introspection, the drive for self-reflection is common. To that end, standing out in the field of personality tests is the Enneagram test-a personality test focused on assigning many categories of personality to a single person […]


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 […]