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Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

Kennedy Symphonic Band plays The Night Before Christmas with a special appearance from choir director Storm Ziegler.
Wind Symphony Set to Perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference in May
Aanya Tripathi, Writer • February 22, 2024

Kennedy’s Wind Symphony was selected as a clinic performance band at the 97th Annual Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference (IBA). They will perform at this conference...

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Onlookers gather in the Kennedy auditorium.
Kennedy Spring Musical Choice "Hairspray" Sparks Controversy
Madelyn Gilchrist, Writer • February 16, 2024

In late January, the musical Sweeney Todd was chosen over Hairspray by the Kennedy Theater Department for the spring production. The original announcement of Hairspray...

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The Cedar Rapids School District suffers a school bus shortage.
The Impact of Bus Driver Shortages on Cedar Rapids Community School District
Aanya Tripathi, Writer • February 6, 2024

The Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) has continued to suffer from bus driver shortages since the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the district implemented new...

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Parking in the student lots has become monitored more frequently prior to break.
Chaos in the South Lot
Rowan Hesford, Writer • February 21, 2024

Sometimes, we swing too wide. Other times, we pull in too close. On occasion, we park outside the lines, call it a day and head to class. This is what a typical morning of...

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Carl Azuz speaks to National Review on a Pennsylvania School District Banning the showing of CNN.
Who Remembers CNN10?
December 6, 2023
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Meet The Staff

Hi, I’m River and I am a sophomore at Kennedy. This is my first year doing Torch. I am looking forward to taking pictures and writing about things I find important at Kennedy. Outside of school, I hang out with my friends.

Sonja Woerner
Sonja Woerner
Editor-in-Chief

Hi! My name's Sonja Woerner and I'm a junior at Kennedy. This is my third year in Torch and my first year as Editor-in-Chief! Outside of Torch, I'm on the swim team and participate in theater and show choir tech, I also enjoy reading and writing.

My name is Miya, I'm a sophomore and this is my first year in Torch! I am a writer and photographer. This year I am a part of Kennedy cheerleading. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Kennedy Symphonic Band plays The Night Before Christmas with a special appearance from choir director Storm Ziegler.
Wind Symphony Set to Perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference in May
Aanya Tripathi, Writer • February 22, 2024

Kennedy’s Wind Symphony was selected as a clinic performance band at the 97th Annual Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference (IBA). They will...

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