In Defense of Self-Defense

By Kendall Webber “Self-defense is also a mindset: being aware of your surroundings, making eye contact with people around you, etc. You should avoid getting into a situation that requires you to defend yourself if you can,” said Amy Schepers, a Jenks High School teacher. Not only does Schepers teach AP Biology, she also takes... Continue Reading →

Educators Outside the Classroom

By: Jourdan Batson While you may think teachers live in the classroom, the truth is, many teachers have second jobs. I had the opportunity to talk to 3 teachers with different jobs and different reasons for having them.  It may be rare, but there are some teachers who have a second job within their favorite... Continue Reading →

Mandy Nightingale Skis Her Way to Fame

By: Natalie Eaton Jenks High School celebrates an amazing water skiing career as Mandy Nightingale, one of the Building 6 counselors, is inducted into the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation Hall of Fame. In a statement on the official website for Water Skiing and Sports, Nightingale is considered one of the greatest trick... Continue Reading →

Fresh Faces of Jenks

By: Jett Millican Getting to know your regular 6 teachers you see everyday can be a daunting task for some, much less learning about teachers you simply pass in the hall. The Torch is going to make it easy for you, we talked to two new teachers at Jenks High School, Kayleigh Jordan and Lesleigh... Continue Reading →

A Web Swinging Review: Into The Spiderverse

By Jackson Cropper It’s been almost two decades since superhero blockbusters began to dominate the box office. Their epic scope and mythic characters have won audiences over for years and it’s hard to see that coming to an end anytime soon. Today, every superhero film that gets released comes complete with humongous amounts of hype... Continue Reading →

Introducing Our New Teachers

By Santiago Serrano Welcome to this year’s teacher thunderdome, where 3 new teachers will enter and…..I guess all three can leave, since you know violence is a no-no on campus, but regardless, I have the utmost pleasure in introducing some of Jenks’ newest teachers, because believe it or not, there are people behind the homework... Continue Reading →

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