• Dance team season comes to an end

    Dance team season comes to an end

    Madeline Jamrok, Photo Editor

    January 11, 2017

    Power. Unity. Passion. “These three words are the words we have lived by throughout the season,” Ashlynn Greer, so., said. The dance team has had a very accomplishing year, finishing up 2nd in the jazz category and 5th in the pom category in the State of Iowa. “I believe we did so well... READ MORE »»

    Dance team in their pom uniforms

    Photo provided by Ashlynn Greer

  • Cancellations and delays

    Cancellations and delays

    Anafer Millsap, Writer

    January 9, 2017

    Dang! It's cold outside! Remember the cold weather Iowa experienced a couple of weeks ago? The mornings when students walked to school in brutal cold, whether from their cars in the parking lot to school, or from their actual houses to the school?  Lots of people wondered: how in the heck i... READ MORE »»

    Student walking to school in the frigid temperatures

    Photo provided by D. Fokeev

  • A cougar from 4,000 miles away

    A cougar from 4,000 miles away

    Jenna Anderson, Opinion Editor

    January 9, 2017

    Junior Brooklyn Button always thought she was going to be a Kennedy Cougar, even after living over 4,000 miles away from Cedar Rapids. Button left Iowa due to her father's career, and moved to Wassenaar, Netherlands in 2012. "I had mixed emotions about moving there," Button said, "I was excited... READ MORE »»

    Brooklyn Button (jr.), with siblings in Wassenaar, Netherlands

    Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Button

  • Mental illnesses during finals

    Mental illnesses during finals

    Afnan Elsheikh, Writer

    January 4, 2017

    As the end of the semester and finals near, many students are feeling stressed. High school students are encouraged to juggle seven classes, work, and be involved in extracurricular activities. Some students at Kennedy have to be extra careful when dealing with stress and the effects it has on their... READ MORE »»

    Brooke Timmerman, sr., studies for her AP Comparative Government final

  • Five scholarships to jump-start 2017

    Five scholarships to jump-start 2017

    Nathan Sheeley, Editor-in-Chief

    January 4, 2017

    Applying for scholarships is tricky and often ventures into uncharted waters. As 2017 begins to heat up, here are five easy scholarships for seniors to apply for: College JumpStart Scholarship Deadline: April 15th, 2017 Value: $1,000 Open to high school sophomores through seniors and adult studen... READ MORE »»

PSAT Assembly Recap

PSAT Assembly Recap

Tyler Blattner, Writer

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (otherwise known as PSAT) is intended to help give students a visual of where they are academically and test their college readiness skills. On Jan. 5, Kennedy sophomores...  Read More »

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Dance team season comes to an end

Dance team season comes to an end

Madeline Jamrok, Photo Editor

Power. Unity. Passion. “These three words are the words we have lived by throughout the season,” Ashlynn Greer, so., said. The dance team has had a very accomplishing year, finishing up 2nd...  Read More »

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