The Torch

Life 50 Years Ago–Better or Worse?

Aratrika Dey, Fall Reporter

December 14, 2017

About fifty years ago, our world was a very different place from what we know of it now. Be it in society, the government, or in our day to day lives, aspects of living were much different compared to how we live in our modern da...

Winter Fashion Advice for All

Amelia Devorak, Torch Newspaper Staff

December 13, 2017

When it comes to winter time, we as human beings can often have the natural instinct to just curl up in our warmest clothes possible and call it a day. But if you’re interested in not just strolling around in the same old, same ol...

Amelia Devorak

December 13, 2017

Amelia Devorak is a 14 year old freshman at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. In her free time, she enjoys spending time obsessing over dogs, reading up on subjects such as psychology and existentialism, and consuming herself into a cu...

Chelsea Cooper

December 13, 2017

Chelsea Cooper is a 14 year old freshman at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and a part of the class of 2021. She enjoys reading books on her phone and binge watching Netflix shows. One of her favorite genres of music is kpop, and she...

Dress Codes Promote the Sexualization of Women

Brianna Carloni, Fall Reporter

December 13, 2017

Some believe that dress code restrictions in public schools target young females and propagate the sexualization of women’s bodies. Most schools believe that by enforcing dress codes, they are minimizing distractions and ensuring...

Australia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Bianca Gosai, Fall Reporter

December 11, 2017

For 13 years, the people of Australia have been fighting over the legalization of same-sex marriage. With only four votes against the bill, the final approval showed their support of the LGBTQ community by legalizing same-sex marriage...

Fall Foods At Your Favorite Restaurants

Bianca Gosai and Barghavi Gopinath

December 4, 2017

The leaves are falling, and temperature outside is dropping. Families are getting ready for the chilly holidays since fall is here, which means lots of food. From orange pumpkins to crispy apples to sweet caramel, autumn is fil...