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Margaret Zirwas is a staff reporter for The Torch. She is a junior at Bexley High School, and this is her first year as a member of the staff. Outside of Torch, she cheers for Bexley.


Spectators return to gymnasium as winter sports take off

After almost a month of empty bleachers and quiet games, Bexley fans have been allowed by the school to return to cheer on student-athletes at athletic events.  Bexley Board of Education member Alissha Mitchell explained that this decision was made Monday, Jan. 11 by the district’s Executive Leadership Team, comprised of principals, the superintendent, director […]


Best of 2020: Keary Ryan

2020 was a year unlike any other, and while many found it bleak and unproductive, math teacher Keary Ryan had his share of positive moments during the crazy year. Ryan has two main personal bests from 2020, one from his professional work life and the other from his personal life. Since Ryan teaches math, it’s […]


Best of 2020: Mike Nolan

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but apparently, an old dog can teach a new dog tricks. This year, librarian Mike Nolan and his wife Amy adopted a new dog, and Nolan’s accomplishment of 2020 was that for the first time in his life, he taught a dog how to play fetch. The […]


Cafeteria boss or cake boss? Food services director takes on baking challenges

After a long day of directing the distribution of food to hundreds of students, District Food Service Director Julianna Carvi can often be found heading home to embark on another difficult challenge: British desserts.  Carvi uses her culinary talents both at work and at home, where she creates intricate and detailed baked goods from the […]


District moves into second phase of Chromebook initiative

The district has moved into the next phase of the one-to-one technology initiative after finishing the distribution of the Chromebooks to students across the district.  Director of Technology Brad Pettit said the second phase involves making changes to the schools’ WiFi systems and content filters, as well as helping teachers integrate the technology into their […]


Show must go on as theatre department remains undeterred by pandemic

By this time of year, theatre arts teacher and director Rebecca Rhinehart usually would have put on at least two stage productions and be in the works for a third.  This year, there have been none.  Instead, for the past three months, the theater department has been auditioning, rehearsing and performing almost completely virtually, Rhinehart […]