Student-Athletes Persevering Through Quarantine

Student-Athletes Persevering Through Quarantine

By: Natalie Eaton This school year certainly has been different, especially for student-athletes here at Jenks. With abrupt distance learning switches, cancellations, and contact tracing, it has been challenging for many athletes to remain positive.  Last March, when COVID hit, sports were abruptly canceled and seasons were devastatingly cut short, leaving athletes wondering if they [...]

A Second Shot: Carson Cooper’s Story

A Second Shot: Carson Cooper’s Story

By Avery Hudkins Could you imagine stepping onto a basketball court with the fluorescent lights beating down on you after being precisely moments away from death over just a month ago? Incredible right? That’s exactly what Carson Cooper, a senior at Jenks high school, did this basketball season.  Diagnosed with Minimal Change as a freshman, [...]

Jake Peck: Capturing the Spirit of Jenks Football

Jake Peck: Capturing the Spirit of Jenks Football

By: Natalie Eaton It is safe to say that Jenks had an incredible football season this year. With the pandemic affecting many sports, Jenks Football pulled through and won a state championship title. But, the season would not have been as special as it was without Jake Peck, a videographer and senior at Jenks High [...]

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 [...]

Going For a Strike: Jenks Bowling Team

Going For a Strike: Jenks Bowling Team

By: Elise Siebert Though it’s largely unknown, those on the Jenks High School bowling team are invested.  The bowling season started in November and the team has been working hard to gain their skills for the upcoming competitions.  Many Jenks students are not aware of the High School bowling team because it is actually not [...]

Beautiful Intensity: The Work of a Ballerina

Beautiful Intensity: The Work of a Ballerina

By: Lily Heritage Whenever you think of dance, a picturesque ballerina may come to mind. They twirl with an elegance that seems almost effortless. However, effortless it is not. Behind the curtains lies a world of blisters, bandaids, and muscle rollers.  Annarose Atamian is a senior here at JHS, and she knows this world all [...]