How to Love

How to Love

Editorial by Charlotte Suttee Modern Valentine’s Day is marketed for romance, but I believe there’s much more to love than your cute boyfriend (real or imaginary) this unofficial-holiday season. Here’s a brief list of ways we can love 5 things: planet, country, school, others, and, of course, yourself. Love the Planet: “Only buy food that [...]

The Holy Trinity of AP Literature

The Holy Trinity of AP Literature

How Each AP Lit Teacher’s Personality Creates a Unique Classroom Experience By Charlotte Suttee Students, you may notice how your friends have enrolled in the same course, but landed with a different teacher, and as a result, receives a very different learning experience from you. Sure, every AP English Literature class prepares students with the [...]

December Art and Writing

December Art and Writing

Compiled by Charlotte Suttee Thank you to everyone who submitted to December Torch Art and Writing. Submit your work to jhstrojantorch@gmail.com by the end of January to be featured in the next issue. More guidelines found on Torch Art and Writing. Sorrowful Glare by Jasmine Oben (9)Materials: Pencil Collision by Hudson Mazzei (12)Materials: Spray paint Into [...]

Featuring: Creative Minds at Jenks

Featuring: Creative Minds at Jenks

BY Charlotte Suttee   The Artists “I like me some ink. I like the way it drip.”   That’s the voice of senior Jesse Holt describing his favorite artistic medium: ink. Jesse’s dark, dream-inspired “drip” drawings are so twistedly realistic they seem to breathe. “[Ink] is it’s own being. It’s alive… I’m not telling it [...]

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 [...]