Don’t fight it, light it!

Don’t fight it, light it!

BY Charlotte Suttee A tall shadow, fire dripping from his hand, manifests behind the silvery, water-vapor-rich smoke. Jenks’ very own AP Environmental teacher, Brian Yockers, sets a grass plot ablaze with a drip torch that makes the plants pop like microwave popcorn. Yockers isn’t starting giant fires just to look cool, though-- he is participating [...]

Adulting 101: A High Schooler’s Guide On How to Vote

Adulting 101: A High Schooler’s Guide On How to Vote

While the vast majority of students at Jenks do not meet the age requirements to participate in elections, the test is upon the select amount of seniors that have crossed the threshold into adulthood. Oklahoma midterm elections are being held on November 6th, 2018. This will be new adults’ first chance to head to the [...]

Feeding Our Trojans

Feeding Our Trojans

While students, friends and family from all across Oklahoma supported the staff protesting at the capitol, many stayed back to support the staff at home. During the two-week walkout, the Jenks Community Food Bank was hard at work giving out hundreds of groceries to support staff and their families. “As of [April 12th] we have [...]

Why Should I Care?

Why Should I Care?

Ever since the 2017 election, there has been more political uproar and discussion over controversial topics. Issues like sexual assault, climate change, and the overall running of the government have been questioned. But, since we are in high school, and most of us can’t even vote yet, why should we care? I talked to two [...]