The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School, a public school, from the outside.
The Effects of Iowa's "Student First Act"
Joshua Barker, Writer • February 6, 2023

The signing of the Iowa “Students First Act” by Governor Kim Reynolds on Jan. 14 has created a new law affecting education across the state. Beginning on July 1st, many...

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Ceiling in the social studies hallway after caving in from the water pouring out of a burst pipe.
Kennedy Facilities In Disrepair After Winter Break
Maggie Goldberg, Writer • February 2, 2023

Thousands of gallons of water flooded the first floor of Kennedy High School over winter break, damaging classrooms. On Dec. 25, a sprinkler pipe over the entrance foyer...

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Sophmore Ella Brown wrestles in a meet on Dec. 16.
Kennedy Girl's Kick Off the State Meet
Introduction to Journalism Class February 2, 2023

Kennedy Wrestler senior Jacie Bedell, faced off against Maeley Elsbury from South Tama in the 135 weight class at the first sanctioned girls state tournament. The tournament...

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Habitudes: Whats The Point?
Habitudes: What's The Point?
Emma Beachner, Writer • January 31, 2023

Homeroom at Kennedy has switched from being time to do homework to having structured lessons. Starting at the end of the 21-22 school year social emotional learning, taught...

The Future With Kim
The Future With Kim
January 12, 2023
Senior Kenzie Reed ninking a 3 point shot
Photos: Boys' Basketball Dominates Waterloo West
Isaac White and Jersey Bilyeu February 6, 2023

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Vinton gym where participants waited to perform.
All Kennedy Speech Goes to State
Paxton Hamilton-Bailey, Writer • February 1, 2023

All six Kennedy speech teams are going to state after qualifying in the Jan. 21 district competition at Vinton Shellsburg. Improv teams, ensemble...

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