The Peak of Arts: Oklahoma Quartz Mountain

The Peak of Arts: Oklahoma Quartz Mountain

By: Audrey McGee Hello, readers of the Trojan Torch! I am here to reach out to all of the art kids of Oklahoma. If your hobbies include anything artistic, you should audition for Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute’s (OSAI) Quartz Mountain! Annarose Atamian, Dance 2018 Every summer, for 2 weeks in June, Oklahoma Arts Institute hosts [...]

Valentine’s Day: From an Aromantic to A Hopeless Romantic

Valentine’s Day: From an Aromantic to A Hopeless Romantic

By: Isabella Arias Ever since I was little, I’ve been enamored with Valentine’s Day. My passion for eating copious amounts of candy during elementary parties only deepened as I grew up and had an actual valentine (besides my Dad, that is). With the emergence of things such as “galentine’s” and “palentine’s”, more and more people [...]

Getting a Headstart: Northwest Elementary Students Build in STEM Lab

Getting a Headstart: Northwest Elementary Students Build in STEM Lab

By: Ben Brown The Jenks Northwest STEM lab is bustling with activity. In every corner of the room you can find discoveries being made and light bulbs going off in student’s heads. In one corner, there are students building interactive guitars from cardboard, coins, and circuits. At the opposite end of the room there are [...]

DUB For Sharks?!? Oklahoma Aquarium Raises Funds for Shark Research with First-Ever Valentine’s Dance: Wavy 80s

DUB For Sharks?!? Oklahoma Aquarium Raises Funds for Shark Research with First-Ever Valentine’s Dance: Wavy 80s

By: Grace Abraham Friday, February 14TH was Oklahoma Aquarium’s first-ever Valentine’s dance. Dancers at this 80s themed family event swayed along with Generation X music played by a live DJ while ticket proceeds went straight to fund their shark research. “We have the largest collection of bull sharks in the world,” Danielle Beck, Special Events [...]

Coronavirus to COVID-19

Coronavirus to COVID-19

By: Drew Bethel A death toll in the thousands. Over 60,000 infected. Two hospitals built in less than 10 days. The Wuhan Coronavirus has spurred global panic, grasping massive media attention, and caught the eye of the CDC. Despite this, one of the biggest side effects remains under the radar: racism. With its origins beginning [...]

A Monologue in a New York Minute: Trystan Novak Headed to National Shakespeare Competition

A Monologue in a New York Minute: Trystan Novak Headed to National Shakespeare Competition

By: Hayden Alexander Every year the National English Speaking Union hosts the Shakespeare competition where drama students from across the country, or thespians as they are known in the theatre world, compete at state-level/branch competitions in hopes of advancing to the national level. There these performers will present Shakespearean monologues and sonnets on the Lincoln [...]