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The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

Laufeys Bewitched album cover.

Live Laugh Laufey

River Borgerding, Writer April 30, 2024

Laufey Lin Jónsdóttir, otherwise known simply as Laufey, is a Los Angeles-based musician who leans into the classical and jazz side of music. Laufey currently has 12.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify...

Ariana Grandes Eternal Sunshine album cover.

Ariana Grande’s Eternal Sunshine Review

Charlotte Thephravong, Writer April 18, 2024

Ariana Grande transformed from a child actor to a world-renowned artist in a matter of years. On March 8, 2024, Grande released Eternal Sunshine, covering her journey on her transition from a relationship...

With the release of JoJo Siwas new song Karma has caused her family friendly reputation to go up in flames.

Bows Gone Bad: The Downfall of JoJo Siwa

Emma Beachner, writer April 16, 2024

Beloved child star Joelle Joanie Siwa, more commonly known as JoJo, released a shocking single that pushed her into a new era of her career. The single Karma is an upbeat pop song with a catchy beat....

Cedar Rapids District Art Show Showcases Kennedy Talent

Maddy Gilchrist, Writer April 1, 2024

For years, Kennedy’s art program has helped host the district art show, this year at CSPS. The district art show is held in a building within the community each time. This is a great way for everyone...

Kennedy speech teams pose with their scores.

Kennedy Speech Teams Take On State

Bella Frese, Writer March 30, 2024

The Kennedy speech teams started their season on Jan. 20 at districts at Monticello High School. With all teams rating one and moving on to state, the groups prepared for what was ahead of them. “It’s...

Symphony Orchestra rehearses with Harding Middle School to prepare for their concert.

Photos: Harding Middle School Rehearses for the Future Ready Concert

River Borgerding, Photographer March 7, 2024

For the full album, check out our Flickr!

The overwatch team

Overwatch 2 State Championship Won by Kennedy ESports Team

Onnika Hallam, Writer February 29, 2024

Kennedy's ESports team won the IAHSEA State Championship for Overwatch 2  held in the Orpheum Theater in Marshalltown. The team played three matches in total, defeating Linn-Mar, East High and Dallas...

Kennedy Wind Symphony travelled to Chicago this past January to perform at the Field Museum and receive a clinic from Northwesterns Mallory Thompson.

Wind Symphony Set to Perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference in May

Aanya Tripathi, Writer February 22, 2024

Kennedy’s Wind Symphony was selected as a clinic performance band at the 97th Annual Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference (IBA). They will perform at this conference on May 9, 2024. “It has been...

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