COVID Can’t Stop This Disc Jockey: Jenks Disc Golfer, Thomas Ortiz

COVID Can’t Stop This Disc Jockey: Jenks Disc Golfer, Thomas Ortiz

By: Ben Brown Due to the distancing requirements of COVID-19, many people aren’t able to work out their competitive muscles playing pick up basketball at a park, playing football with their friends, or engaging in club sports. For some people, this means they simply lost the will to push themselves in a competitive setting, but [...]

Staying In Dress Code During In-Class Education

Staying In Dress Code During In-Class Education

By: Emma Zeller Each day as students are getting ready for school, something is running through their minds: the dress code. Dress codes ensure that students stay modest in class, updating frequently to better mandate the styles.  Recently, Jenks updated its dress code. The school consulted different groups of students at JHS that made up [...]

How Are You?: Students’ Mental Health This Year

How Are You?: Students’ Mental Health This Year

By Benjamin Kimberling Coming out of quarantine, starting school distanced, and then going back to school has been a rough transition for teachers and students alike. On the Trojan Torch Instagram story, I asked students if the current conditions were affecting them mentally.  One student says, “I’m not as get up and go as I [...]

A Pointless Divide

A Pointless Divide

By Aaron Siebert There is a vast valley dividing the people of America today. It can be seen from any news outlet or media. The entire country has dissolved into an us vs. them mentality. Whether it’s red vs. blue, right vs. left, or any other spin we can put on those two sides.  While [...]

United but Divided: How Opposite Party Students Think During the Election

United but Divided: How Opposite Party Students Think During the Election

By: Matty Mooney  As the 2020 election approaches, voting is more important than ever. But, if voter morale is low, who do we turn to? Voting is one of the first choices that young adults can make, and many choose to skip out on a decision that could in turn impact their future. Now more [...]