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

Happiness Inc.s show choir performance from 2021, with everyone wearing a mask.
COVID-19 on Stage
Cael Cummins, Writer • January 28, 2022

Show choir is one of Kennedy’s most beloved extracurricular activities. The rhythm, vocals, and dancing mix to create a wonderful performance opportunity for students. But...

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The new pass policy requires teachers to have a hall pass, a restroom pass and a sign-out sheet in their classrooms.
New Pass Policy Regulates Student Break Times
Jersey Bilyeu , Lizzy Hawkes , and Kymburlee Vanover January 28, 2022

At a staff meeting on Jan. 11, Kennedy teachers discussed an issue they noticed among the student body: skipping class by asking to use the restroom. They were fed up with...

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Junior Joslyn Sheeley practicing choreography for Matilda.
“Matilda”:‌ ‌Making‌ ‌Magic‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Kennedy‌ ‌Theatre‌
Sonja Woerner, Writer • January 27, 2022

The theater department is buzzing as students return from winter break for their final production of the year. “Matilda” is Kennedy’s end-of-year show, and will be performed...

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Electronics vs. Kids
Social Media Trend “School Shooter Day” Causes Scare

Social Media Trend “School Shooter Day” Causes Scare

December 21, 2021

PDA Has To Stop

PDA Has To Stop

December 16, 2021

Inclusivity and Understanding the Transgender Community

Inclusivity and Understanding the Transgender Community

November 30, 2021

Information Regarding Boys Baseball is Now Available
Kicking Into the Holiday Spirit

Kicking Into the Holiday Spirit

December 20, 2021

Kennedy Men’s Swimming Kicks off the Year With a Home Invite

Kennedy Men’s Swimming Kicks off the Year With a Home Invite

December 8, 2021

Kennedy 2021 Football Season Comes to a Close

Kennedy 2021 Football Season Comes to a Close

November 19, 2021

Headlights in Deer
Headlights in Deer
Natalie Ruggeri May 21, 2021
Im Not Exactly Sad
I'm Not Exactly Sad
May 19, 2021
One for Sorrow
One for Sorrow
May 19, 2021
Happiness Inc.s show choir performance from 2021, with everyone wearing a mask.
COVID-19 on Stage
Cael Cummins, Writer • January 28, 2022

Show choir is one of Kennedy’s most beloved extracurricular activities. The rhythm, vocals, and dancing mix to create a wonderful performance...