The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

Kennedy Marching Band Begins Competitions

Kennedy Marching Band Begins Competitions

Jersey Bilyeu, Writer, Photographer September 27, 2021

At Linn-Mar High School last Saturday, 14 marching bands met to compete for gold. Prairie High School took first place and Kennedy High School placed 3rd behind them. The Color Guard won 2nd place overall,...

Incorporating plants into your personal space can have a positive impact in your well-being.

Happy From Home

Claire Beaman , Writer August 6, 2021

A quarantine that lasts over a year can be draining, but I’m sure people know that already. It does the mind well to switch it up.  It’s not smart to physically change your environment in a pandemic....

An Outbreak of Musical Discovery

An Outbreak of Musical Discovery

Elise Hrabik, Writer July 30, 2021

When we couldn’t see friends, couldn’t travel, couldn’t do activities, we still had music. We could plug in headphones and drown out the questions we had for the future. We could turn on a speaker...

Quarantine in the Kitchen

Quarantine in the Kitchen

Anabel Bradley, Writer July 16, 2021

In an always-busy society, taking time to go to the kitchen to bake is rare. There is always an appointment you need to go to or a friend you are meeting up with. When COVID-19 shut the world down, those...

Minecraft streamers brought together players of different races, languages and sexual orientations.

The Sides to MCYT

Natalie Ruggeri, Writer July 9, 2021

The popularity of the Minecraft YouTuber community (MCYT) has spiked with teenagers. They give youth a healthy environment to connect through common interests no matter their background. However, there...

Trending TV Shows

Trending TV Shows

Elizabeth Hawkes, Writer July 2, 2021

Entertainment plays a big part in teenagers’ lives. What you watch affects your state of mind, helps you cope with hard times and builds your character. Television teaches us life lessons. In 2017,...

Playing video games helped connect people through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gaming Apart: Together

Noah Hargrafen, Writer June 25, 2021

There was a time not too long ago when teens playing video games was discouraged. Last summer, when it was not safe to spend time with friends in person, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, video games were...

Kennedy Theater on Stage

Kennedy Theater on Stage

Jordyn Cory, Photographer May 15, 2021

The main cast of Clue is smaller than usual.

Get Clued In With Kennedy Theatre

Dylan Sines, Writer/Photographer April 22, 2021

After a year-long hiatus, the Kennedy High School theatre department reopens to the tune of ‘Clue,’ a board-game-based murder-mystery play produced by Kennedy students. It emulates the classic board...

Jossalyn Sheeley, so., holds the final pose of Dont Stop Me Now.

Kennedy Show Choir Auditions Begin for Next Year

Jasmine Hite, Writer April 9, 2021

Kennedy High School is now taking auditions for next year’s show choirs. Students who want to join have to submit  vocal and dance audition videos to a website provided by the choir directors. For...

Barton and Marner wearing their masks, prepared to lead the younger generation of Kennedy Speech into victory.

Speech Under the Direction of Alumni

Molly Martin, Writer February 3, 2021

Kennedy speech is starting the 2020-2021 season with new directors, individual contests and masks for all. Kennedy graduates and speech alumni Grant Barton and Caleb Marner are ready for their second...

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