Fresh perspectives

Fresh perspectives

Emily Krall, Writer

“Take advantages of the new opportunities,” Avery Hanson, fr., said. On Aug. 23, freshmen began their first year at Kennedy and exploring new opportunities that opened up for them as high school...  Read More »

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The Debate: Early Out Fridays

Tasha Gilikison, Writer

Falling behind in classes and reworking courses...or finishing homework and having more free time? This is what has sparked a debate among Kennedy High School students and staff. All schools in the...  Read More »

Nov 28 • No Comments

Recent News Stories

SMART Lunch changes affect teachers, too

SMART Lunch changes affect teachers, too

November 27, 2016

It’s no secret that the amount of students at Kennedy High School has increased. There are 1,910 students this school year and with the increase in students there is even less space. During winter,...  Read More »

Daily schedule gets a makeover

Daily schedule gets a makeover

November 22, 2016

On Monday, Nov. 21, Principal Jason Kline announced on Twitter that the school's daily schedule would be getting a makeover. “SMART lunch not going away for good. But replacing it with alt schedule duri...  Read More »

Thanksgiving Break: One week or three days?

Thanksgiving Break: One week or three days?

November 21, 2016

This year the school district switched students' Thanksgiving break to three days instead of one week. As the holiday approaches -- students are out this Wednesday, Nov. 23 and return Monday, Nov....  Read More »

More photos from Nov. 17 Protest

More photos from Nov. 17 Protest

November 17, 2016

Anafernanda Millsap is a photographer for Torch. In her words: "About a minute into passing time they [students] just started coming out from the front doors, from the foyer, and they started walking ...  Read More »

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Too crowded for comfort?

Bailey Schlacke, Writer

When snows hits, ask yourself, what are you going to do? During lunch, the cafeteria is little too crowded. Making the lunch room bigger would increase space and allow m...  Read More »

Nov 25

Good Riddance to the Electoral College

Good Riddance to the Electoral College

Nathan Sheeley, Editor-in-Chief

For 228 years and 56 presidential elections, the highest office in the land has been decided through a system known as the Electoral College. However, the Framers of the Constitution,...  Read More »

Nov 8

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