The Torch

Riley Johanson
Riley Johanson is a Senior at LHS and this is her third year in Journalism, and her second year as Editor-in-Chief of The Torch. When she is not spending time with friends and family or doing her homework, Riley enjoys reading, playing piano, listening to music, and engaging in political activism. After high school, Riley is excited to take a gap year, so that she can travel abroad and take a much-deserved break from academics. 


Riley Johanson, Editor-in-Chief

Dec 19, 2020
COVID-19 Brings Change to the Way LHS Students and Staff Celebrate the Holidays (Story)
Dec 19, 2020
“Happiest Season” Entertains and Sheds Light on LGBTQ+ Issues (Story)
Dec 19, 2020
Taylor Swift Surprises Fans with the Best Album of Her Career Thus Far (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
A Rebuttal to Law Enforcement Today’s Article on Livermore’s Equity and Inclusion Working Group (Story)
Dec 09, 2020
LHS Class Periods Extended by Eight Minutes (Story)
Nov 18, 2020
LHS Students Prepare for Finals Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic (Story)
Nov 10, 2020
Meet the Three LHS Seniors Recognized as “Outstanding Students” by Rotary Club of Livermore (Story)
Oct 30, 2020
In-Person Voting Still An Option Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
Alameda County Needs Poll Workers for Upcoming Election (Story)
Oct 22, 2020
Student Activism Shines Amongst BLM’s National Rise (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
LVJUSD Assistant Superintendent Passes Away at Age 52 (Story)
Sep 29, 2020
LHS’ SWE Next Club Allows Students to Explore Engineering and STEM Fields (Story)
Jun 05, 2019
Nobody is Unbeatable, Not Even Anthony Joshua (Story)
Jun 03, 2019
“IGOR” is Tyler, the Creator’s Best Album Yet (Story)
May 16, 2019
It’s Time to Stop Waiting on Conor McGregor (Story)
May 06, 2019
“Ventura” Shows Off Anderson .Paak’s Talent Once Again (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
In a Fog: An In-Depth Look at Teen Vaping (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
“Thank U, Next” Shines a Light on Ariana Grande’s Vulnerable Side (Story)
Dec 20, 2018
LHS Students Participate in Annual Holiday Spirit Week (Story)
Dec 20, 2018
Memorial Assembled for LHS Student (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
Wilder vs. Fury Results in a Controversial Draw (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
“Creed II” is the Best Movie of 2018 (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Unhealthy Air Quality Forces Closure of LVJUSD Schools (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
“A Star is Born” Shines a Light on the Downsides of Fame (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Our Silence Leads to Bloodshed (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
25 Movies You Should Watch This Halloween (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
LHS Homecoming Dance 2018 (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
Post-Fight Drama Shakes UFC 229 (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
“BlacKkKlansman” Tells a Dark Story with Wit and Charisma (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
New ID Rules Welcome Students Back to School (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
Politicizing Tragedies is Unethical (Story)
Jun 05, 2018
“Urinetown” Gives a Satirical Look on Corruption (Story)
Jun 05, 2018
Kanye, Freedom of Thought, and Hypocrisy (Story)
Jun 04, 2018
Album Review: “God’s Favorite Customer” by Father John Misty (Story)
May 22, 2018
Demonizing Your Political Opponents is Unproductive and Toxic (Story)
May 01, 2018
Dance and Cheer Tryouts For 2018-2019 Season Begin in May (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
“Love, Simon” is a Pleasant and Lighthearted Film for Everyone (Story)
Mar 20, 2018
LHS Students Participate in Nationwide School Walkout (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
The Olympics Won’t Fix Kim Jong-un (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” Comes to LHS (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
District Exams Help Evaluate Student Progress (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
Americans Can Learn About Unity from Martin Luther King Jr. (Story)
Jan 13, 2018
Why the Distrust for the Mainstream News Media is Justified (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
A “Not So Silent Night” in Oakland (Story)
Dec 11, 2017
Is There Too Much Pressure Put on High School Students? (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Spotlight on a Class: AP Human Geography (Story)