Kennedy Torch

Shelby Tigges 20 Time Project: Discussing White Privilege

Shelby Tigges and Nathan Sheeley

May 2, 2017

The following excerpts are part of a school project conducted by Kennedy student Shelby Tigges. Tigges approached The Torch as a platform to share her 20 Time Project, a school assignment in which she was to spend 20 percent of...

Kennedy made its second state appearance in three years with a win over Cedar Falls last week. Photo by Nathan Sheeley.

Survive and Move On

March 8, 2017

Staff Editorial Issue 5

Torch Editorial Board

March 5, 2017

As the year stats to come to a close and seniors look back on their memories at Kennedy, we, as editors, would like to give a thank you to some teachers that we have had that made high school enjoyable by going the extra mile. Thank...

Staff Editorial Issue 4

Torch Editorial Board

February 10, 2017

Kennedy High School is, and always has been, a place that values excellence in academics, athletics, activities, and behavior. At Kennedy, students have always valued the acceptance of each other, celebrated each other’s differences,...

Staff Editorial Issue 3

Torch Editorial Board

December 19, 2016

Two and a half years ago our school got an announcement. The following school year we would comply with the peculiar idea of SMART lunch. SMART lunch enabled us 80 minutes to do anything from getting help from teachers to going...

Four Must-Try Thanksgiving Recipes

Jenna Anderson, Opinion Editor

November 23, 2016


Staf Editorial Issue 2

Torch Editorial Board

November 4, 2016

The path to the 2016 Presidential Election has been one highlighted by insults, outsider campaigns that promise to shake up the establishment that so many Americans feel betrayed by, and a biased media dedicated to borderline...

Staff Editorial Issue 1

Torch Editorial Board

October 4, 2016

  It started on August 26th. It has since spread nationwide, to sports fields and schools throughout the land of the free. From Virginia to Minnesota, Kentucky to California, high school football players across the countr...

Emptying the Bottle

Nathan Sheeley, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2016

Each year, nearly 5,000 students die as a result of underage alcohol consumption. In 2016 alone, there will be over 189,000 E.R. visits due to student drinking. It’s not a secret that the party-intensive ten culture embraces...

Photo by Nathan Sheeley.

Cougars back to winning ways

September 24, 2016

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