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  • Comeback Kid
    Sports, Uncategorized

    Comeback Kid

    Mackenzie Joseph, Writer

    January 17, 2019

    Junior Dylan Falck, suffered from a severe injury regarding his C3 vertebrae on Feb. 5, 2018. Falck was wrestling when he was thrown down by his opponent and was knocked unconscious. Falck was sent to the hospital and discovered his C3 vertebrae was fractured. The injury landed him in a neck brace that...

    Dylan Falck receiving first place at Fort Madison Invitational on Dec. 15, 2018.

    @crkennedywrest1 on Twitter.

  • A Stranger in His Classroom
    Opinion

    A Stranger in His Classroom

    Areigna Ralston, Writer

    January 9, 2019

    As most Kennedy families, students, and staff know, one of our fellow members tragically passed away in a car accident on Thanksgiving Day, 2018. Rick Nees was an outstanding teacher. He created fun ways to teach his students complicated material. He sang to his class on some laid-back afternoons with...

    "We were very close, once a month on the third Friday of every month we would host an open mic night in Cedar Falls at the Cup of Joe coffee shop," long time friend of Mr. Nees, Bill Guernsey, said.

    Anafer Millsap

  • Slavery in Modern-Day America
    Feature, Opinion

    Slavery in Modern-Day America

    Olivia Haefner, Co Editor-In-Chief

    January 7, 2019

    The cell phone that’s in your hand, the white athletic shoes on your feet and the coffee you drank for breakfast could’ve been made by an innocent enslaved in human trafficking. Human trafficking is one of the most prevalent problems in America today. According to the website dosomething.org,...

    Teens Against Human Trafficking group during the club fair.

  • Senior Starbucks Junkies
    Arts and Culture, Feature

    Senior Starbucks Junkies

    Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

    January 3, 2019

    For many high school students, caffeine is the only way to stay awake during the school day. Sports, homework, and jobs take away some students ability to get adequate sleep. Seniors Kendal Runels and Cassie Hansen turn to the popular coffee company Starbucks to help them survive each week of high school. "Coffee...

    Senior Kendal Runels' go-to Starbucks drink (right).

  • Anxiety the Bully
    Health, Opinion

    Anxiety the Bully

    Olivia Haefner, Co Editor-in-Chief

    December 20, 2018

    Mental health affects teens in high school. READ MORE »»

    Kennedy students struggle with anxiety on a daily basis. Photo by Jenna Anderson.

    Jenna Anderson

Dear Young People,

Dr. Stacy Haynes-Moore

A poster outside a polling station on Nov. 6. This poster alerted voters approaching the polling place. On Nov. 6, midterm elections took place.

Recent News Stories

All Eyes on Us.

January 6, 2019

Few students were able to vote in the 2018 Midterm elections. Those students were expected to know what they were voting for when choosing a candidate, but why is it important for those who aren’t eligible...

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Winter is Coming, and so is Seasonal Depression

January 4, 2019

Weight gain, mood swings, feeling hopeless and no motivation, are all signs of Seasonal Affective Depression. Seasonal Affective Depression (SAD) is not like regular depression. Unlike regular depression,...

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Five Weeks of Smiles and Cries

December 21, 2018

By the time winter break rolls around, students at Kennedy highschool are going to be facing a strange scheduling occurrence. Five weeks of school without a single full week. That means that at least one...

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Comeback Kid

@crkennedywrest1 on Twitter.

Dylan Falck receiving first place at Fort Madison Invitational on Dec. 15, 2018.

New Season, New Perspective

Cassie Lehmann.

Kennedy's women basketball team line up for the National Anthem.

Recent Sports Stories

A Bittersweet Change

A Bittersweet Change

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...

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A Stranger in His Classroom
Vol. 52 Issue 1: Staff Editorial
  • Slavery in Modern-Day America
  • Anxiety the Bully
  • Lost and Never Found
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