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  • Be Someone You Love
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    Be Someone You Love

    June 2, 2018

    When people hear the words fashion show, they typically think about stick thin models that have unobtainable beauty. Raafa Elsheikh, fr., wanted to host a fashion show that had a different message. “The fashion show is supposed to exhibit self-expression, self-confidence, and self-love. It’s supposed...

    Audrey Miller walking the runway. Photo taken by

    Shefa'a Tawil

  • Senior Goodbye: Tate Weaver
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    Senior Goodbye: Tate Weaver

    Tate Weaver, Writer

    May 30, 2018

    Senior year, a literal drag, but a worthwhile experience. Most kids say they’ll cut back on classes, do less activities, and have a lot more fun. However, I completely disagree. Senior year may not have been my most fun, but it was my last year to meet my grades, my last year to see all my friends,...

  • Senior Goodbye: Jamison Prull
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    Senior Goodbye: Jamison Prull

    Jamison Prull, Photo Editor

    May 28, 2018

    You hear over and over how quick high school goes by. You blink and it’s over. I won’t lie. That is not how it was for me. The last four years of my life went incredibly slow, but they were so full. I have had countless opportunities, learned numerous lessons – life and educational, and I have...

    Joseph Green

  • The Menagerie: Student End of the Year Art Show
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    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

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