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

Mrs. Ebner and Carly Gruskowski showing their pirate spirit
Another Spirit Week Goes Off Without a Hitch
Mia Montanez, School Scoop • June 13, 2024

This year, JFK has had one of the best spirit weeks ever. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors  worked effortlessly to decorate the halls and participate...

Senior Daniella Pajak brings along her Stanley cup to her second block class on Wednesday, March 27.
What The Cup?
Ihaab Kashmiri, Contributor • April 14, 2024

During winter break, a tumbler went viral on the internet and has not been forgotten since. Stanleys are in schools, in stores and definitely all over...

March madness is an annual tournament With Division 1 NCAA teams to compete and define themselves as champions. Photo credits to Wikimedia commons under the creative commons inc
Duke vs. Houston Sweet 16 Match-up
Omari Hill and Kevin Miller May 23, 2024

Duke takes victory over Houston 54-51 in the Sweet 16 conference during the March Madness NCAA tournament on March 29, 2024. This March Madness game...

JFK students recreate a medley of music and dialogue from the iconic Broadway show, Chicago.
(From the left) Chinmay Sagar, Nathaniel Richemond, Gabriella Herrera, Shane Sudia, and Ashley Yamzon.
Closing the Curtains, but Not 'For Forever'
Ihaab Kashmiri and Zaima Mazumder June 13, 2024

On the evening of Tuesday, May 24, JFK’s most talented performers graced the stage with the debut of the first ever ITS theatre gala. If you didn’t...

Abigal Karas will be attending the University of Tennessee in the fall.
Senior Spotlight: Abigal Karas
Musfira Mohamed June 13, 2024
Season 4 of You premiered in 2023. 
Season 5 is to be released by the end of 2024. Photo courtesy of Netflix
What is it about Netflix's show 'You'?
Briana McClymont May 23, 2024

“You” is an American psychological thriller television series based on the books by Caroline Kepnes. The series is about a man named Joe, who is very...

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, In July 2022, there were 21.0 million employed 16- to 24-year-olds.
The Best Jobs For Minors Revealed
Kelsey France December 8, 2022

Grocery Stores Shoprite hires at the age of 16 and pays about $9 - $16 per hour Kroger hires permit-possessing 14-year-olds and pays about $14-$18...

Bright, expressive, and colorful, Super Mario Bros. Wonder is all three in its art style. Fair use under Section 107 (17 USC Section 107) of the Copyright act.
Newest Super Mario Game Is Truly Wonderful
Dylan Fischer, Contributor • June 10, 2024

The newest installment in the 2D Super Mario games, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, was released last year on October 20, 2023, to critical acclaim....

Actor Paul Mescal portrays Calum in Aftersun, where he was nominated for Best Actor . Photo courtesy of A24.
'Aftersun': The movie you have to watch twice to get the full story
Victor Hernandez, Writer • June 7, 2024

There is a time in everyone's life where you realize your parents are human as well. As you grow up, they do too.  As a child, we are only concerned...

The main cast of Abbott Elementary on set. Photo credit: ABC network
'Abbott Elementary' is Magic on ABC
Gregory Wolferman June 6, 2024

"Abbott Elementary" is a mockumentary-sitcom on ABC that portrays the day to day lives of elementary school teachers. The show is currently in...

Jennifer Pan on the night she committed the crime. Picture credit: Pauli Poisuo
All about Netflix's new documentary 'What Jennifer Did'
Leeanne Columna May 24, 2024

On April 10, 2024,  Netflix released a new documentary called “What Jennifer Did” which unravels Jennifer's plan to kill her parents, and...

Miles,Gwen, and Peter B. Parker swinging through the city ( Photo credited by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures)
Swing your way into the Spider-Verse
Jayden Rivera May 28, 2024
Album cover for We Dont Trust You. Ever since this album dropped, rappers have been attacking Drake left and right.
Who to Trust?
May 24, 2024
Fit of the Week: Gabriella Herrera
JFKMHS students joining together for prayer after the sun had set. Photo courtesy of the JFKMSA Instagram Page
Second Annual Iftar Dinner
Munibah Haroon May 3, 2024

On Thursday, March 28, the Muslim Student Association hosted their second annual Iftar dinner party at the JFKMHS cafeteria for the religious...


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