The Student News Site and Newsletter of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School

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The Student News Site and Newsletter of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School

The Torch

The Student News Site and Newsletter of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School

The Torch

Its Election Season Once Again!
It's Election Season Once Again!
Jerrah Viuya June 12, 2023

It’s important to vote for your class officers since they are the ones who represent YOU. Officers are in charge of fundraisers that go toward your class,...

Jonne Ramos, winner of 2023 Mr. JFK holds a sign that his friends made to support him.
2023 Mr. JFK
April 3, 2023
Prom is an end of highschool event, loved by many for the memories it creates. 
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Should Promposals Be Allowed In Schools?
Priscila Morillo, Site Editor • June 13, 2023

As the weather gets hotter, and the skies become brighter, the end of the school year approaches. For some, it’s just a break from high school until...

The Carolina Panthers select Bryce Young as the number one overall pick.
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Recap of the First Three Picks of the 2023 NFL Draft
Grant Lorentzen June 15, 2023

The NFL draft is where all 32 teams draft college football players. In the NFL draft, you can trade up for players and if you are lucky, you can be picked...

Christian Simoes, Milton M. Reyes, Jason Delos Reyes, Vihaan Agarwal, Gabriella Herrera, Marcus Babasola, Shane Sudia, Daphne Daan, Fiona Eyetan, Ashlee Yamzon, Shivam Patel, Alexa Pino, Tejaswi Jeyanthinathan, Diana Kalynyak, Anaina Vineeth, Jonne Ramos
Green Street takes on Highlands A Cappella Festival
Rida Kadri and Anaina Vineeth May 12, 2023

Green Street, JFK’s a cappella group, just debuted at the Highlands A Cappella Festival this past weekend. On Friday and Saturday, May 5 and May 6, Green...

The curtain call at the end of the show is met with loud applause as the actors take a bow.
Behind the Curtain
January 9, 2023
Mental health left these five athletes without their lives in the past two years
The Spike in Mental Health Issues Among Young Athletes
Lorelei Lorentzen, Contributor • June 15, 2023

The covid pandemic severely damaged mental health among the high school student population, and this was no exception for athletes putting pressure on...

[From left to right] Crumbl Cookies Strawberry Limeade, Butterfinger Peanut Butter Crunch, M&M, and Milk Choc. Chip cookies from the menu for the week of October 24.
We Tried Crumbl Cookies So You Don’t Have To!
Ihaab Kashmiri, Isabella Carbonell, Esther Dorielan, and Soraya Cuevas December 22, 2022

As we approach the holiday season, it’s time we say goodbye to store-bought cookies and offer Santa something more gourmet. That being said, The Torch...

Henry Rose sample perfume box opened along with the companys motto.
Henry Rose Perfume Review
Cameron Daniels, Carlene Gruskowski, and Jonathan Barreto June 13, 2023

Henry Rose is a perfume brand that was founded in 2016 by famous actress Michelle Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer wanted to create an ingredient transparent...

Creed 3 movie poster featuring Michael B. Jordan.
Photo via MGM under Creative Commons license.
Review of Creed 3
Jonathan Barreto and Cameron Daniels May 3, 2023
One Piece Film Red is the 4th highest grossing Japanese anime film.
What is "One Piece"?
March 28, 2023
Fit of the Week: Nate Richmond
A variety of Asian Snacks can be found at your local Asian grocery store.
Celebrate AAPI month by trying these Asian snacks!
Chloe Tu May 22, 2023

May is Asian American Pacific Islander month, a time dedicated to not only celebrating AAPI successes and contributions, but also appreciating...

Gaia Saravan is on her way to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York!
Senior Spotlight: Gaia Saravan
Siri Sajja June 15, 2023

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