“Ghost” of Jenks Past: Short Film by Jenks Alumni gets featured at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

“Ghost” of Jenks Past: Short Film by Jenks Alumni gets featured at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

By: Abigail Chow Jenks Alumni Joe Cappa’s animated short film, “Ghost Dogs,” is a specially selected film that will be screening at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 30th. Cappa graduated from the class of 2003 at Jenks High School and was the senior class president. After working for a couple of advertising [...]

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 [...]