Kennedy Torch

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...

Show Choir Back Under the Spotlight

Show Choir Back Under the Spotlight

Dylan Sines, Photographer February 3, 2021

Old Class, New Medium

Old Class, New Medium

Anabel Bradley, Writer January 13, 2021

In an art classroom with long flat tables, students envision great sculptures in their heads. Nothing holds them back. The classroom has plenty of space and materials for a project of this magnitude. Unfortunately,...

Zoey Olson, sr., at show choir dance practice.

Show Choir Under the Lights of COVID-19

Grace Niemuth and Jasmine Hite October 30, 2020

Group choir is one of the most dangerous activities to do during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article from the Los Angeles Times. The Cedar Rapids Community School District has struggled to find...

Dragon Dance team practice before the Academic awards assembly.

Embracing Culture with Dragon Dance

Mathew WorthingtonBarnes, Advertisement Manager March 10, 2020

At Kennedy High School there is a little-known club called “Dragon Dance”. Dragon dance is one of the ways Chinese culture celebrates different holidays, like Chinese new year. Chinese New Year is...

The Kennedy marching band entering before a football game last season.

Music and Games at the Kennedy Band Carnival

Arya Forbes, Writer March 6, 2020

On Fri, March 6, Kennedy High School is hosting its annual Band Carnaval. The event is taking place to support the Kennedy band program.  There is a 5 fee for unlimited game wristbands. There will...

Chanteurs performing

Show Choir In the Spotlight

Jasmine Hite, Writer March 4, 2020

Show choir allows students to express themselves through song and dance. It is also beneficial by letting students get out of their comfort zone. Students create memories with their friends, and team mates...

The women's bathroom stall near the gym, prior to being painted.

A Splash of Color

Jasmine Hite, writer March 2, 2020

During high school, students are trying to come up with exciting and large ideas to figure out how they want to be remembered.  Zelda Siegel, jr., hopes to leave Kennedy a little more beautiful before...

Performers participating in the Chinese New Year celebration. Photo edited by Ashton Nanke.

Kennedy Celebrates the Chinese New Year

Claire Beaman, Writer February 6, 2020

The Chinese class of Kennedy High School wished everyone a happy New Year on Fri Jan 31. It’s not because they got a late start to 2020. China follows the Lunar calendar, meaning that the date of New...

Betsy Marlow playing her role as Anna center stage.

If we Could Freeze Time….

then the musical would last forever.
Nolyn Melsha, Mandy Weiss December 12, 2019

The Kennedy Drama Department has already produced one weekend of shows and now they are preparing for another. Frozen will run three more times before it comes to an end. It runs on Thursday, December...

Josh Young, sr., Kira Manuel, sr. acting in the fall play.

Kennedy Alum Returns

Maggie Talbott-Malone, Writer October 21, 2019

Not every graduate wishes to come back to their highschool and work with former teachers and new students. For Caleb Marner, this isn’t the case. Marner studied theatre in Chicago for a year after...

The poster for Arsenic and Old Lace posted in several spots throughout the school.

This Play is to Die For

Maggie Talbott-Malone, Writer October 14, 2019

A dark satirical comedy called Arsenic and Old Lace will be coming to the Kennedy black box. The show directed by Caleb Marner will open on October 17 and play through the 19th with shows at 7pm. Tickets...

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