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 [...]

Scarier Than a Pandemic: Haunted Attractions During COVID-19

Scarier Than a Pandemic: Haunted Attractions During COVID-19

By: Amelia Kimberling With the spooky season upon us, it’s hard to get excited when COVID is keeping most of us quarantined and indoors. However, some haunted attractions are braving the pandemic, and still putting on their scares with certain limitations. The Torch researched and visited some of these attractions in hopes that haunts are [...]

Three JHS Musicians vs. One Pandemic: How They Utilized Their Musical Abilities in a Time of Change

Three JHS Musicians vs. One Pandemic: How They Utilized Their Musical Abilities in a Time of Change

By: Sophia Stunkard “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.  For three of Jenks High School’s very own musicians, their way of demonstrating and expressing their musical abilities have been completely altered due to the effects of [...]

Brand New: Brook Lade

Brand New: Brook Lade

By Matty Mooney As the school year begins and students enter the classroom once more, new faces are not surprising. As much as Jenks loves to welcome new people and new teachers to our school, many feel overwhelmed, whether it's because of the crazy amount of students or the ever rampant COVID-19. However, they quickly [...]