Let’s Talk About Sex (Education in Oklahoma)

Let’s Talk About Sex (Education in Oklahoma)

By Lily Heritage Sex education is a touchy subject. Policies that determine whether sex education is mandatory, or if it has to be medically accurate, vary across state lines. Here in Oklahoma, a sex ed curriculum is not required, but a medically accurate HIV prevention course is. There is also new legislature that requires sex [...]

The Time to be Giving

The Time to be Giving

By Grace Abraham Whether it’s making fleece blankets or donating food to your local food bank, helping those in your community is really important. It’s easy to feel small, but changes can’t just happen. It all starts with one person. Here are 5 ways in which you can help give back to your Jenks community:  [...]

A High Schooler’s Perspective of the Alternative Center

A High Schooler’s Perspective of the Alternative Center

By Ben Brown The Sooner Building has 125 unique students who all partake in a style of education that typical high school students may not relate to. The Alternative Center provides a much smaller setting with a trimester system, closer relationships between teacher and student, and character building activities.  A class for the typical high [...]

History of Alice Haight

History of Alice Haight

By Natasha Perez In her office, seated across her array of events and meetings written neatly on her mountainous calendar, clicking away at her computer, you’d never have known how Alice Haight, the Site Secretary at Jenks, ended up becoming the backbone of the harmonious machine that is Jenks High School.  Haight started as a [...]

Old Faces and New Beginnings for Jenks Wrestlers

Old Faces and New Beginnings for Jenks Wrestlers

By Izabella Skinner From the outside, the Frank Herald is widely known for the basketball court, but little do viewers know, an ambiguous room lies within the hallways, hiding four full-sized wrestling mats where the wrestlers prepare to one-up their stats from last year’s season. With an admirable record last year: district state champions, winners [...]

Harriet: The Coalition of Cinema and History

Harriet: The Coalition of Cinema and History

By Andrea Rosa Harriet, directed by Kasi Lemmons, is a live-action retelling of the thrilling and profound life of Harriet “Minty” Tubman. Lead actress and esteemed Broadway star Cynthia Erivo portrays the historical figure representing this newly released biopic. Although the film carries the weight of heavy cultural implications, it also offers musical and visual [...]