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Victoria Edwards Reflecting on Her Own Life

Victoria Edwards Reflecting on Her Own Life

April 22, 2016


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Last weekend, the Olympic Heights community was saddened by yet another student death with the passing of senior Victoria Edwards as the result of an auto accident. With the permission of her family, The Torch is sharing the final chapter of Victoria's Senior Memory Book done in Ms. Verzaal's English ...

Uber’s lack of background checks puts users in danger

Uber’s lack of background checks puts users in danger

Julianne Marciante, Staff Writer

April 17, 2016


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In light of recent events, handily calling an Uber when in need of a lift does not live up to its previous reputation. Multiple dangerous experiences associated with the company have been illuminated to the public within the past few months, and the findings are frightening for those who had previously...

Larger Battle Looming Now that Apple vs. FBI Case Settled

Larger Battle Looming Now that Apple vs. FBI Case Settled

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

April 17, 2016


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With the exponential increase of the ubiquity of technology, the issues concerning digital devices and the privacy or security related to them are growing just as fast. While the Constitution never explicitly mentions “privacy,” many interpret this idea from several places within it. The government...

The Best Countries in Which to Be a Woman

The Best Countries in Which to Be a Woman

March 23, 2016


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The World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report “examines the gap between men and women in countries in four fundamental categories: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. Based on the WEF’s latest report, here are the best...

On Average, Women are Making 78 Cents on the Dollar Compared to Men

On Average, Women are Making 78 Cents on the Dollar Compared to Men

Julianna Marciante, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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This article appeared in the February 2016 issue of the print edition of THE TORCH as a part of the center spread feature titled “Gender Inequality Remains a Global Human Rights Concern.” The incendiary issue of women’s rights has prevailed throughout the history of the United States, and alth...

Traditionally-Defined Cultural Roles for Women Slowly Change Over Time

Traditionally-Defined Cultural Roles for Women Slowly Change Over Time

Layall El-Mcharfie, News Editor

March 21, 2016


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This article appeared in the February 2016 issue of the print edition of THE TORCH as a part of the center spread feature titled “Gender Inequality Remains a Global Human Rights Concern.” With feminism on the rise in the United States, the social, political, and domestic role of women is being...

Government, Marriage Brokers Exploiting Poverty-Ridden Families

Government, Marriage Brokers Exploiting Poverty-Ridden Families

Jessica Coyne, Staff Writer

March 20, 2016


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This article appeared in the February 2016 issue of the print edition of THE TORCH as a part of the center spread feature titled “Gender Inequality Remains a Global Human Rights Concern.” The treatment of women as property may seem to be something of the very distant past; however, this is the f...

Many College Graduates Deemed Unprepared to Enter Work Force

Many College Graduates Deemed Unprepared to Enter Work Force

Layall El-Mcharfie, News Editor

March 15, 2016


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Most students go through elementary school, middle school, high school, and then college with one main objective: a job that will provide a fixed income and a comfortable healthy lifestyle. However, as of lately college graduates have been struggling to find a suitable job, and whether that’s because...

Many High School-Aged Girls Fail to See Dangers in Dating an Older Man

Many High School-Aged Girls Fail to See Dangers in Dating an Older Man

Guerline Camille, Staff Writer

March 12, 2016


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To the young female mind it may seem as a waste of time dating the immature boys of their own age group. Seeing as girls mature faster than boys, they sometimes seek relationships with older men that can make them feel more grown up and seemingly match their maturity levels. What most girls do not realize...

Staying Hydrated the Key to Staying Healthy

Staying Hydrated the Key to Staying Healthy

Amanda Neppl, Features Editor

February 11, 2016


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“Hi! I am your waiter. May I start you off with a beverage?” A variety of decisions are printed on a glossy menu before you; soda: fruit juice, soda mixed with fruit juice, tea, coffee, sweet tea and iced coffee… What about water? When was the last time you had a nice, tall glass of water?...

Studies Indicate that Teens Spend 6.5 Hours per day on Digital Media

Studies Indicate that Teens Spend 6.5 Hours per day on Digital Media

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Online Editor

January 8, 2016


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It is nothing new. It is something the world has become accustomed and addicted to: the use of digital media. Many people know they spend too many hours on their technological devices. But, really just how much it adds up to may surprise many. Teenagers spend a mind-boggling average of six...

Sensible Eating and Exercise Beats Fad Diets for Shedding Holiday Pounds

Sensible Eating and Exercise Beats Fad Diets for Shedding Holiday Pounds

Amanda Neppl, Features Editor

December 2, 2015


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Finally, it is December; probably the worst month of the year to cover this hot topic. With chocolate Nutcrackers, crunchy peppermint bark, and an endless variety of holiday sweets, a bag of carrots is for Santa’s reindeer, not for you. Dieting is found all over the world, but it originated with...

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