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  • ‘Overwatch’ a good game
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  • Rejected from Dream School
    Feature, Profile

    Rejected from Dream School

    Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

    January 11, 2018

    She got a 36 on her ACT, she’s seventh in her class out of 411 students as of last year, but she got rejected from Yale. Senior Joyce Li’s first choice for college was Stanford University, but after visiting Yale University’s campus it became her first. Yale’s environment seemed to fit her....

    Joyce Li

  • The Power of One
    Opinion

    The Power of One

    Anna Reinhart, Opinion

    January 8, 2018

    One person. One person is all it takes to start a domino effect crashing down on those who rape, sexually harass, abuse. One person is all it takes to start a national conversation and social movement to put sexual harassment on the map. Harvey Weinstein was first only accused by one woman. One woman...

    Photo of the message Time's Up attempts to convey. This was posted on Instagram by hundreds of influential females in support of the Time's Up campaign, which was in response to the accusations against Harvey Weinstein and several other male figures in Hollywood.

  • Photos: Wrestling and Swimming 1/4/18
    Photos, Sports

    Photos: Wrestling and Swimming 1/4/18

    Anafer Millsap, Photo Editor

    January 5, 2018

    Brenndin Tuttrup so., swimming in the 100 freestyle. Cougars fall to the Lions 90-80.

  • ‘Overwatch’ a good game
    Arts and Culture

    ‘Overwatch’ a good game

    Mat WorthingtonBarnes, Writer

    December 23, 2017

    I am sure if you are a gamer you have heard of Overwatch, one of the hot new games that almost everyone in the world is playing. This game has a lot of good qualities, though like everything has some bad parts. This game is a multiplayer only based game, so you don’t get to have a solo story...

    Torch staff

  • Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Arts and Culture

    Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Raelyn Stecker, Writer

    December 22, 2017

    The eighth episode in the Star Wars saga was not a disappointment. As a fan of the saga my entire life and having seen all the movies, it was important to me that this new movie lived up to the reputation, and that it did. I will warn you, there are mild spoilers in this review-- not any big picture...

    Movie poster

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