• Diving into the Season

    Diving into the Season

    Olivia Bowden, Writer

    September 19, 2017

    Swimalicious is only one word to describe the Kennedy Women’s Swimming and Diving team. The Kennedy Swim Team started practices on Aug. 7 and have been working hard ever since. With two practices a day, four times a week, swimmers have to balance swimming, school work and other clubs and activities...

    Seniors before their meet against Iowa City West.

    Sarah Gannon

  • Kennedy 50th Anniversary

    Kennedy 50th Anniversary

    Lizzy Dennis

    September 19, 2017

    This year, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy High School opening. There will be a Gala on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6:30 until 10 p.m. to celebrate the past 50 years. All former and current Kennedy students are encouraged to attend. The Gala will be held in the west gym at Kennedy...

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  • Kennedy Students’ Advice for Job Shadows

    Kennedy Students’ Advice for Job Shadows

    Mary Shaine Devaras, Writer

    September 15, 2017

    Job shadow online applications are due on Sept. 20. For any questions and more information, see Mr. Goodlove in room 56 or visit Kirkwood Workplace Learning Connection's website. "Make sure to keep an open mind during the job shadow," Olivia Schirm, jr., said. Job shadows allow students to explore ...

Kennedy 50th Anniversary

Kennedy 50th Anniversary

Lizzy Dennis

This year, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy High School opening. There will be a Gala on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6:30 until 10 p.m. to celebrate the past 50 years. All former and...

September 19, 2017No Comments

Volunteering with Vets

Volunteering with Vets

Claire Fluent and Jenna Anderson

The Kennedy Varsity volleyball team attended the National Veteran TEE Tournament in Riverside Iowa on September 13th. The team played sitting volleyball along side retired, and some disabled, veterans...

September 18, 2017No Comments

Recent News Stories

Attendance Policy Rule ‘Has Been Around’, Enforcement Kicks In

September 15, 2017

By now you have heard about our school’s newly enforced attendance policy.   The policy states “students who are late to class within the first five minutes should be counted tardy, after five minu...

Ideas for Getting Through Finals

Ideas for Getting Through Finals

May 30, 2017

The most dreaded time of the year is approaching...finals. The testing begins Thursday for Kennedy students. How do you even study? Brooklynn Studt, fr., says she struggles with, “getting to the...

Cuts to area mental health programs affects access for students

Cuts to area mental health programs affects access for students

May 26, 2017

Tanager Place, a mental health and trauma support facility, has helped more than 2,000 area children and families through their services, though recently they’ve run into trouble providing care. Abou...

(Issue 7) May 24, 2017 – Torch newsmagazine

(Issue 7) May 24, 2017 – Torch newsmagazine

May 24, 2017

You can pick up your May, 24 2017 Kennedy Torch newsmagazine in the front foyer, IMC, and outside Room 70. The newsmagazine has additional stories, photos, and school coverage, all produced and created by...

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Houston Flood Incomparable to Cedar Rapids

Houston Flood Incomparable to Cedar Rapids

Anna Reinhart, Opinion Editor

Hurricane Harvey has caused devastating flooding to Texas and Louisiana. It seems comparable to the Cedar Rapids flood of 2016, or 2008. However the size and damage to the...

September 8, 2017

Being an Exchange Student at Kennedy High School

Being an Exchange Student at Kennedy High School

Joyline Goeb, Writer

Being an exchange student is so much fun, especially being one at Kennedy High School. It’s my first year at a high school -- where I come from, we don’t have h...

June 1, 2017

Recent Opinion Stories

  • Senior Editorial: Brooke McNeal May 22, 2017
  • Senior Editorial: Madeline Jamrok May 22, 2017
  • Senior Editorial: Jake Corkery May 22, 2017

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