• The Adam Ezra Group:  Review

    The Adam Ezra Group: Review

    Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

    July 26, 2017

    From guitars, a fiddle, drums, and bass, to an accordion, banjo, and harmonica- it’s safe to say that The Adam Ezra Group from Boston, Massachusetts had it all.  The talented group of four had an extremely genuine and down to earth feel about them, and the Cedar Rapids crowd was enjoying every mi...

    The Adam Ezra Group from Boston, sings to the crowd at the C.S.P.S. hall in downtown Cedar Rapids.

  • Graduation Party Happenings

    Graduation Party Happenings

    Hannah Ratzer, Writer

    June 5, 2017

    Graduation Season arrived, and with it graduation parties. Seniors commemorated their time in high school with pictures, food, and fun.  I decided to take pictures of these various graduation aspects in an attempt to show what a true grad party looked like. Each of the parties had excellent fo...

    Medals. Ashlynn laid out her graduation medals on a table in her sun porch for guests to view.

    Hannah Ratzer

  • LeClere Leads as Softball Head Coach
  • Being an Exchange Student at Kennedy High School

    Being an Exchange Student at Kennedy High School

    Joyline Goeb, Writer

    June 1, 2017

    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 high schools (there's a different kind of education system in place). When I set my first step into Kennedy High, I was just thi...

    Becoming a member of the Kennedy Drama Department's Technical Crew is one of several awesome experiences for a foreign exchange student.

    Joyline Grob

  • Rubik’s Cube Hype: Jacob Kiesey

    Rubik’s Cube Hype: Jacob Kiesey

    Lydia Kilgore, Writer

    May 31, 2017

    Walking through the halls of Kennedy High School, you may notice some students solving Rubik’s cubes or doing yo-yo tricks. Jacob Kiesey, so., is one of those students. “It seems like something that always amazes people,” Kiesey enjoys the challenge and problem solving that comes with solving a Ru...

    Jacob Kiesey became interested in the yo-yo when he saw other people bringing them to school.

    Lydia Kilgore

Ideas for Getting Through Finals

Ideas for Getting Through Finals

Trinity Wiley, Writer

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...

May 30, 2017No Comments

Cuts to area mental health programs affects access for students

Cuts to area mental health programs affects access for students

Andrew Shea, Writer

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...

May 26, 2017No Comments

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(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...

Finals schedule set for end of the school year

May 23, 2017

Sumner is quickly approaching for the students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. The last day of classes is Friday, June 2. Before the last day, students have to take finals. Finals will...

Practice for Kennedy graduation

Practice for Kennedy graduation

May 22, 2017

Attention graduating seniors! Graduation is coming up pretty quickly! On Friday, May 26 there will be a practice graduation at 9:45-11:00 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center where seniors' actual event ...

Moving On: Pat Grady

Moving On: Pat Grady

May 22, 2017

After 17 years at Kennedy, Econ teacher Pat Grady will be retiring. "We are losing a great one," history teacher, Brian White said. "He is without a doubt the best AP Econ teacher in Iowa. He is a...

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The Adam Ezra Group:  Review

The Adam Ezra Group: Review

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

From guitars, a fiddle, drums, and bass, to an accordion, banjo, and harmonica- it’s safe to say that The Adam Ezra Group from Boston, Massachusetts had it all.  The ta...

July 26, 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

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