The Torch

Celebration of the Arts 2018

Rachael Rotella, JFK Arts Department

April 19, 2018

John F. Kennedy Memorial High School, along with Woodbridge High School, would like to extend an invitation to all students and parents to come and explore the magnificent works of the district's best art students! Instead...

Comfort Food for the Winter Blues

Chelsea Cooper, Torch Newspaper Staff

February 14, 2018

Winter is notorious for being the main cause of runny noses and insufferable colds. Finding warmth and comfort during the winter season is a task that most people experience. One of the most common things people turn to for comfo...

Millennial Interest in Phil Murphy

Amelia Devorak, Torch Newspaper Staff

February 14, 2018

Since New Jersey’s tumultuous relationship with Chris Christie, the state has been walking on eggshells when it comes to the selection of who gets to run a state. The governor is a high-profile member of their political party...

Final Exams: Tips to Help You Feel More Confident About Passing

Emily Jones, Torch Newspaper Staff

January 29, 2018

Every high school student knows how stressful it can be studying for finals, but with these tips, hopefully I can help you feel a bit better. Follow these steps and gain the confidence that you did the best you could: &nbs...

Life 50 Years Ago–Better or Worse?

Aratrika Dey, Fall Reporter

December 14, 2017

About fifty years ago, our world was a very different place from what we know of it now. Be it in society, the government, or in our day to day lives, aspects of living were much different compared to how we live in our modern da...

Winter Fashion Advice for All

Amelia Devorak, Torch Newspaper Staff

December 13, 2017

When it comes to winter time, we as human beings can often have the natural instinct to just curl up in our warmest clothes possible and call it a day. But if you’re interested in not just strolling around in the same old, same ol...

Dress Codes Promote the Sexualization of Women

Brianna Carloni, Fall Reporter

December 13, 2017

Some believe that dress code restrictions in public schools target young females and propagate the sexualization of women’s bodies. Most schools believe that by enforcing dress codes, they are minimizing distractions and ensuring...

Australia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Bianca Gosai, Fall Reporter

December 11, 2017

For 13 years, the people of Australia have been fighting over the legalization of same-sex marriage. With only four votes against the bill, the final approval showed their support of the LGBTQ community by legalizing same-sex marriage...

Fall Foods At Your Favorite Restaurants

Bianca Gosai and Barghavi Gopinath

December 4, 2017

The leaves are falling, and temperature outside is dropping. Families are getting ready for the chilly holidays since fall is here, which means lots of food. From orange pumpkins to crispy apples to sweet caramel, autumn is fil...



November 29, 2017

Fall TV Review: “The Flash”

Aracely Ondeyko, Fall Reporter

November 27, 2017

The Flash is an American TV show about none other than the superhero, Flash. In this show based off the comic, “Barry Allen” (Grant Gustin) plays the part-time superhero. During the day, Barry is a CSI detective and works a...

Fall TV Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

Luciany Diaz, Fall Reporter

November 27, 2017

Grey's Anatomy is a television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company in 2005. The medical drama focuses on a group of doctors at a hospital in Seattle, focusing mostly on interns building their careers. One o...

Masquerade Madness

Masquerade Madness

November 21, 2017

Book Review: “Coldbrook”

Pragna Kistangari, Fall Reporter

November 21, 2017

With the approaching fall, a dreary atmosphere hangs heavy over our minds. Curling up to a bone-chilling book seems to follow the theme of Fall’s effects. If it’s something dark and exciting you’re looking for, you’ve...

Homecoming Queen 2017

Homecoming Queen 2017

November 21, 2017

The Middle States Accreditation Process for JFKMHS

Ms. Mary Panko

November 13, 2017

Since the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, members of the John F. Kennedy Memorial High School community have been working on a self-study as a part of the Middle States Accreditation process.  A group of students, parents,...

NJ Band Rocks Local Record Store

Emily Schindler, Torch Newspaper Staff

November 1, 2017

The Front Bottoms, an indie rock band who originated in Woodcliff Lake, NJ released their sixth album "Going Grey" on October 13th. To celebrate the release of their new album, The Front Bottoms stopped by Vintage Vinyl Records...

Fostering Kindness

Jinal Sutariya, Torch Newspaper Staff

October 29, 2017

It is no surprise that the environment of a school deeply impacts the learning experience of its students. When a school maintains a friendly environment, students experience a sense of security. Students are able to walk into ...