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  • Weather Conditions Cause Concern for CRCSD Students
  • Lost and Never Found
  • A Community Comes Together
  • As a Family, We Grieve Together
  • A Star is Born Review: A Whirlwind of Emotions
  • Weather Conditions Cause Concern for CRCSD Students
    News

    Weather Conditions Cause Concern for CRCSD Students

    Anna Reinhart, News Editor

    December 4, 2018

    Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) high school and middle school students are in classes for a full regulatory day while CRCSD elementary schools and surrounding districts such as College Community, Linn Mar, and Marion had school canceled due to icy road conditions. Students in the entire...

    Teacher Christina Langton eats with her son Gabe Langton. G. Langton is a fifth grade student at Pierce Elementary School and his school day was cancelled on Dec. 4 due to icy roads leaving him at Kennedy while C. Langton is on duty.

    Anna Reinhart

  • Lost and Never Found
    Opinion

    Lost and Never Found

    Mackenzie Joseph, Writer

    December 3, 2018

    School should be considered one of the safest and secured places to be. But recently schools haven’t been the same. With all the theft and shootings going around many people are wondering, are we really safe?  In 2018 at Kennedy high school, there have already been over five reported thefts. Junior...

    Kennedy's girls locker room.

    Mackenzie Joseph

  • A Community Comes Together
    Feature, News, Photos

    A Community Comes Together

    Anafer Millsap, Writer

    December 1, 2018

    Kennedy families got the tragic news Nov. 24 that teacher Rick Nees and his daughter, Nicole Nees, passed away in an accident in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The school held an open mic event Dec. 1, inviting all friends and families, to come celebrate Mr. Nees's life. The Kennedy auditorium filled with students,...

    "I didn't know many people, when I found out they had guitar club I was very interested. Mr. Nees was leading, it was cool seeing everyone get together," says Class of 2014 graduate Garrett Carlson.

    Anafer Millsap

  • As a Family, We Grieve Together
    Opinion

    As a Family, We Grieve Together

    Haylee Brewer, Writer

    November 30, 2018

    In devastating news, we lost one of our own. Kennedy mathematics teacher, Rick Nees has passed away from a tragic car collision in Fort Collins, Colorado on Thanksgiving morning. When students returned to school on Nov. 26., many were upset and grieving. Nees had a large impact on students, he will be...

    Rick Nees helping students, Lexi Aarhus jr., Reya Sands sr., and Lindsay Guffey sr., with geometry.

    Joe Photo

  • A Star is Born Review: A Whirlwind of Emotions
    Arts and Culture, Opinion

    A Star is Born Review: A Whirlwind of Emotions

    Olivia Haefner, Co Editor-in-Chief

    November 27, 2018

    A whirlwind of emotions is one way to describe the new movie "A Star is Born." What initially got me interested in this movie was the fact that Bradley Copper and Lady Gaga play the main roles. "I saw A Star Is Born on the opening day at Marcus Theaters. I had very high expectations before seeing it ...

    "Shallow" is a song from the 2018 film A Star Is Born.

    Olivia Haefner

Weather Conditions Cause Concern for CRCSD Students

Anna Reinhart

Teacher Christina Langton eats with her son Gabe Langton. G. Langton is a fifth grade student at Pierce Elementary School and his school day was cancelled on Dec. 4 due to icy roads leaving him at Kennedy while C. Langton is on duty.

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A Community Comes Together

December 1, 2018

Kennedy families got the tragic news Nov. 24 that teacher Rick Nees and his daughter, Nicole Nees, passed away in an accident in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The school held an open mic event Dec. 1, inviting...

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Remembering Mr. Nees

November 26, 2018

Kennedy students and staff lost one of their mathematics teachers, Rick Nees, on Thanksgiving morning. Nees and his oldest daughter Nicole were driving in Fort Collins, Colorado when they were hit by a...

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Sophomore Sweets

November 15, 2018

The class of 2021 has started fundraising with the leadership of student council members Braden Hoyer, Jordyn Cory, Kacey Davis, Ramha Elsheikh, Lizzie Bagby, and Giuseppe Gianforte. “We are raising...

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A Bittersweet Change

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The swimmers and coaches at the MVC Sophomore Conference(October 20) pose for one last photo with Ivan before he leaves to coach at SIU. Photo by Allison Gardner.

A New School Record: Jacob Green

Grant Borchert

Junior Jacob Green runs at the Eastern Iowa Classic cross country meet where he finished in 16:54.98

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Volleyball and Swimming: Senior Night

Senior Night for both girls swimming and volleyball was on Oct. 3. The seniors were recognized for their participation and escorted by family members.

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