Life Through Lenses: Olivia Cropper’s Walk Through Photography

Life Through Lenses: Olivia Cropper’s Walk Through Photography

By: Mara Winters Olivia Cropper, a Junior at Jenks High School and up and coming photographer, and I walk the streets of downtown Tulsa. Street by street we recognize the buildings and alleyways that have appeared in many of her photos. She carries a sense of pride with her as we walk. Finally, we sit [...]

Gwenith Madhan Doodles Her Way to National Recognition

Gwenith Madhan Doodles Her Way to National Recognition

By: Abigail Chow On August 31, Google recognized Jenks sophomore Gwenith Madhan as one of the Top 5 National Finalists in the 2020 Google for Doodle competition.  Google for Doodle is an annual national contest sponsored by Google for students in grades K-12. Of the “tens of thousands” of entries Google said they received, 54 [...]

Pumpkin Spice it Up: Check Out What These Pumpkin Patches Offer!

Pumpkin Spice it Up: Check Out What These Pumpkin Patches Offer!

By: Grace Abraham Ahh, the season of fall. Pumpkin spice is in the air, leaves are falling, and what’s this? Pumpkin patches all over town are beginning to open for people to come with their families, friends, and dates to spend time together, shoot photos, and create experiences. I have never been to a pumpkin [...]

Scarier Than a Pandemic: Haunted Attractions During COVID-19

Scarier Than a Pandemic: Haunted Attractions During COVID-19

By: Amelia Kimberling With the spooky season upon us, it’s hard to get excited when COVID is keeping most of us quarantined and indoors. However, some haunted attractions are braving the pandemic, and still putting on their scares with certain limitations. The Torch researched and visited some of these attractions in hopes that haunts are [...]