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The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

Kennedy student answers the phone at St. Lukes Hospital in the 80s.

Fashion Through the Ages

Emma Beachner, Writer June 6, 2023

Kennedy’s halls have seen 55 years of fashion and it has changed quite a bit since the 60s. Recently, we’ve seen a resurgence in classic styles that our very own teachers grew up with. Staple pieces...

Photos: Kennedy Band and Orchestra Rocks the Stage

Photos: Kennedy Band and Orchestra Rocks the Stage

Merideth Langton, Photo Editor May 25, 2023

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Former Kennedy Orchestral members pose for a photo.

Music of the Cougars

Jersey Bilyeu, Writer May 23, 2023

Music programs have always been part of high school culture. As Kennedy celebrates its 55th anniversary, so does its music department. Directors of the Kennedy Music Department discussed how it’s evolved...

Senior Charlotte Ottemoeller plays alto saxophone for Kennedy Marching Bands 2022-2023 show, Black Widow.

Senior Charlotte Ottemoeller Takes The Field

Jersey Bilyeu, Writer May 18, 2023

Charlotte Ottemoeller has bounced around the Kennedy Music Department over her four years of high school. After winning three Outstanding Drum Major awards, she was accepted into the 2022 Iowa All-State...

Pro Fortnite player plays Fortnite.

Fortnite, In This Economy?

Jordan Horne, Writer April 26, 2023

Since the release of Fortnite Battle Royale, in 2017, it’s been a worldwide phenomenon. This is not the first battle royale game has been released: what makes this one unique?  Battle Royale video...

Sophomore Jordan Harvey sings through jail bars.

Kennedy’s Production of Chicago is a Must-See

Emma Beachner, Writer April 22, 2023

Kennedy’s Theater Department ends the 2022-2023 school year with a magical production of Chicago. Well, maybe magical isn’t the right word, more like…murderous.  Chicago showcases the lives of...

The decrease in Marvels quality of production in recent years is shown through their reviews, CGI and storylines.

The Collapse of the MCU and the End of an Era

Maggie Goldberg, Writer April 21, 2023

Marvel movies have been known for decades for their quality and length. Even if you weren't interested in the storylines, the entertainment aspect is undoubtable and the special effects have been nominated...

Velma (Junior Daraiya Hurt) and Roxie (Senior Elizabeth Goff) pose on a piano with ensemble members.

Crime Comes to the Kennedy Stage in Chicago

Merideth Langton, Photo Editor April 18, 2023

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Senior Taylor Whidden, portraying Mama Morton, sings her opening song When Youre Good To Mama.

Chicago Takes The Stage

Annabelle Ovel, Videographer April 17, 2023

Purchase tickets for the spring musical here!

Junior Trisiyah Hurt portrays June in the song Cell Block Tango.

Kennedy Drama Debuts Chicago

Emma Beachner, writer April 13, 2023

As the school year comes to a close, Kennedy Theater prepares for their annual spring musical. This year the theater department will be performing a production of Chicago.  Chicago originally debuted...

Black Bean and Tomato Soup by pathlost is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Quiz: Which Panera Soup Are You?

Rowan Hesford, Creator April 7, 2023


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