Kennedy Torch

Olivia Shirm, sr., visited MIT in March of 2018. During this visit, Shirm began dreaming of attending the school.

Living Out a Lifelong Dream

Anna Reinhart, News Editor
March 25, 2019
Brenna Hartse, right, works with another student at the Iowa BIG facility in downtown Cedar Rapids. Daily, Hartse works on projects to eventually present it to the community.

What is Iowa BIG?

Anna Reinhart
February 14, 2019
Senior Anthony Klein (Tony Fast) has been writing songs since elementary school, when he wrote his first song 'Roses'.

Tony Fast

Anna Reinhart, News Editor
January 11, 2019
A poster outside a polling station on Nov. 6. This poster alerted voters approaching the polling place. On Nov. 6, midterm elections took place.

Dear Young People,

January 9, 2019
Kennedy students struggle with anxiety on a daily basis. Photo by Jenna Anderson.

Vol. 52 Issue 1: Staff Editorial

Torch Staff
January 8, 2019
Paul Pate, Iowa Secretary of State, visited with students enrolled in AP United States Government while running for reelection to discuss youth involvement in politics and the importance of the Straw Poll that took place throughout the district.

All Eyes on Us.

Anna Reinhart, News Editor
January 6, 2019
Kennedy students in Mr. Evans' sixth period AP United States Government class huddle in the corner of his room during the 'Hide' lock down drill that occurred on Aug. 28.

Run Hide Fight?

Anna Reinhart
September 14, 2018
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