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Kennedy Torch

  • Stressed Out about GPA
  • 2018 Chicago Journalism Conference
  • A Bittersweet Change
  • A New School Record: Jacob Green
  • Social Media Madness
  • Stressed Out about GPA
    Opinion

    Stressed Out about GPA

    Mackenzie Joseph, Writer

    November 14, 2018

    When I see my GPA, my emotions start to twist, whether it’s a good or bad GPA, when I see the lower numbers my anxiety begins to spread. When I see a lower GPA, it brings me down and I start to get on myself and think “Why am I such a bad student?” It then stresses me out and I can’t think straight,...

    Left to right; Kaitlyn Goldsberry (11), Ashlenn Tanner (11), and Mathias Timmerman (11)

    Mackenzie Joseph

  • 2018 Chicago Journalism Conference
    Feature, Photos

    2018 Chicago Journalism Conference

    Anafer Millsap, Writer

    November 13, 2018

    Torch media and Profile Yearbook students headed off to Chicago for a three-day national journalism conference and to take in some of the sights of the big city. More than 6,000 high school journalists and their advisers, from programs across U.S., attended the conference sponsored by the Journalism...

    The Torch and Profile crew stop for dinner in downtown Chicago on Thursday night.

  • A Bittersweet Change
    Opinion, Sports

    A Bittersweet Change

    Taylor Matta, Writer

    November 8, 2018

    Imagine: your father, who raised, cared for, and stuck with you through everything life has thrown at you, calls the whole family together for a meeting. Once everyone arrives, he announces that he will be leaving in a few weeks and might never come back. Ever. The week after he plans on leaving is the...

    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
    Profile, Sports

    A New School Record: Jacob Green

    Anna Reinhart

    November 6, 2018

    5,000 meters. 16 minutes flat. A new school record. It’s no question Jacob Green, jr., has had a memorable 2018 season that will leave its mark.  “My individual goal is to break the school record which is only three seconds away,” Green said on Oct.11. Later that day he did just that.  Even...

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

    Grant Borchert

  • Social Media Madness
    Opinion, Uncategorized

    Social Media Madness

    Alyssa Friedley, Writer

    November 2, 2018

    How often do you find yourself using filters or edited your pictures before posting them on social media? Social media apps are causing people to dislike themselves and become focused on how they look. Growing up with images of how we are “supposed” to look can cause kids and teens to have lower...

Sophomore Sweets

Student Council members Braden Hoyer, Jordyn Cory, Kacey Davis, Ramha Elsheikh, Lizzie Bagby, and Giuseppe Gianforte

Recent News Stories

It’s Time for Tassels

October 29, 2018

Seniors: the time has come to purchase caps, gowns, and the 2019 tassel for graduation. Students can order on Friday, Nov. 2 during lunch, or online at this website. On Nov. 2, Matt and Greta from Herff...

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Camping for a Cause

October 26, 2018

A yearly tradition at Kennedy High School when October comes around is Homeless Night. Homelessness in Iowa, though lower than other states, is still a relevant issue that impacts many. This year, Homeless...

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Learn how to Register for the Upcoming Election

October 26, 2018

Right here, right now

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A Bittersweet Change

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

Recent Sports Stories

Volleyball and Swimming: Senior Night

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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Stressed Out about GPA
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A Bittersweet Change
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