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  • The Menagerie: Student End of the Year Art Show
  • Poet Laureate Takes Stage at May 24 graduation
  • Special Ceremony for Five Kennedy Graduates
  • Food Truck Wednesdays? Yes Please!
  • The Menagerie: Student End of the Year Art Show
    Arts and Culture

    The Menagerie: Student End of the Year Art Show

    Anna Reinhart, Opinion Editor

    May 24, 2018

    As the school year comes to a close, students in the art programs at Kennedy had a chance to show off their work one last time. Photography, ceramics, paintings, drawings, videos, and sculptures were all displayed at The Menagerie. On Friday, May 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., artwork from dozens o...

    These art pieces were all displayed at The Menagerie

  • Poet Laureate Takes Stage at May 24 graduation
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    Poet Laureate Takes Stage at May 24 graduation

    Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

    May 23, 2018

    “I figured if I was going to say it [graduation poem] in front of everyone, I’d want to make it about me, stuff in my life,” Jose Juarez said.   This spring, Juraez submitted a poem and entered the competition to be named Kennedy's 2018 Poet Laureate. Faculty selected his work, which means t...

    Jose Juarez, sr.,at homecoming.

    Photo provided by Jose Juarez

  • Special Ceremony for Five Kennedy Graduates
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    Special Ceremony for Five Kennedy Graduates

    Tate Weaver, Sports Editor

    May 22, 2018

    On May 21, Principal Jason Kline, along with other faculty members, presented awards and honors to five graduating seniors: Sarah Alterbal, Dekota Berry, Ellie Grovert, Hannah Jacoby, and Nic Luongvan. This was a special ceremony to honor these students, all who are members of Kennedy's Best Buddies...

    Principal Jason Kline and Ellie Grovert sr., giving a big thumbs up for graduation.

    Tate Weaver

  • Food Truck Wednesdays? Yes Please!
    Arts and Culture

    Food Truck Wednesdays? Yes Please!

    Anna Reinhart, Opinion Editor

    May 20, 2018

    As summer approaches, it's common to wonder what you're going to do with your spare time all of a sudden. NewBo City Market has begun "Food Truck Wednesdays,", which is an event every Wednesday where food trucks from Eastern Iowa serve their unique cuisine outside. Through Sept. 5, you can stop by any...

    La Reyna is just one of many food trucks who will make a regular appearance at Food Truck Wednesdays

Special Ceremony for Five Kennedy Graduates

Tate Weaver

Principal Jason Kline and Ellie Grovert sr., giving a big thumbs up for graduation.

Recent News Stories

Goodbye Seniors

May 21, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, over 400 students will be walking across the stage at the US Cellular Center to start the next chapter of their lives. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Kennedy High School’s...

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The Importance of Student Government

May 7, 2018

“Student Government gives you a voice and allows you to have opportunities to change a ton of peoples’ lives throughout our community,” Hailey Dolphin, sr., said. Dolphin has been a part of...

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Spartan’s Games to Compete for Substate

May 1, 2018

The Spartans played against Iowa City West Trojans in their first game and then the Washington Warriors for their second game on April 27th.

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Racing from Drake to State

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Natalie McAllister sr., running the fourth leg of the shuttle hurdle.

Girls Build up for a Powerful Season

Tate Weaver

Hannah Mundell, sr., trying to steal the ball from Washington, to pass to Dekko.

Recent Sports Stories

Spartan’s Games to Compete for Substate

Spartan’s Games to Compete for Substate

The Spartans played against Iowa City West Trojans in their first game and then the Washington Warriors for their second game on April 27th.

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Vol. 51, Issue 2: Letter from the Editors
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  • We Are Numb to Violence
  • Is the Test Worth the Stress?
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