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

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

The Torch

Junior Niki Shah is excited to graduate early this June with the seniors of 2023.
Junior Niki Shah Graduates Early; Here’s How She Did It
Vishwa Patel, Shruti Raghuram, and Siri Sajja May 22, 2023

While an underclassman graduating with a class of seniors may be unheard of, it certainly isn’t impossible, and junior Niki Shah has proved just this....

Jonne Ramos, winner of 2023 Mr. JFK holds a sign that his friends made to support him.
2023 Mr. JFK
April 3, 2023
Caitlin Ticas, The Homecoming Queen
The 2022 Homecoming Queen is...
Meelah Joseph, Mia Montanez, Esther Dorielan, and Subtain Ali November 2, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, John F. Kennedy Memorial High School hosted its annual Homecoming Game vs. the Linden Tigers where Caitlin Ticas was announced...

The Brooklyn Nets host the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center on March 21.
Nets vs Cavaliers Recap
Kevin Mendez March 30, 2023

On Tuesday night, March 21, the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers and ended the night with a tough loss for Brooklyn with a final score of 115-109. ...

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
TikTok has over 14.4 million daily active users
Image taken from
pexels under the creative commons license.
Is Tik Tok Killing Our Attention Span?
Jedidiah Perez April 4, 2023

Imagine you're a senior in high school, and you have a test that you have to study for. You put in 20 minutes of undisturbed time into your studies until...

[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...

McDonalds releases their 2023 spring menu and introduces strawberry flavored items to the menu. The most anticipated item, the strawberry shortcake mcflurry, is now available for a limited time.
Strawberry Shortcake Mcflurry Review
Aliyah Lima May 12, 2023

On April 12, 2023 McDonald’s celebrated the spring season with their debut of the new Strawberry Shortcake Mcflurry. The new Mcflurry is only...

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...

A picture of Rida Kadri taking her senior portrait wearing her graduation cap and gown
Senior Spotlight: Rida Kadri
Nuha Hamza, Op/Ed editor • May 31, 2023

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