Kennedy Torch

Social media’s affect on students

Social media's affect on students

Gabby Olejniczak, Writer

January 12, 2015

Celebrities and teens alike seem to have a common enemy this holiday season, the enemy being none other than the popular social media site Instagram. Instagram may as well have become the Grinch after they went on a “cleaning spree” in which the site deleted billions of fake or inactive Instagram...

Show choir season 2015

Show choir season 2015

Rowan Bergen, Writer

January 9, 2015

Need something to do this Saturday? Come support Kennedy High School's show choir at Prairie High School on Saturday, Jan. 10. Kennedy has three show choir groups. There is Chanteurs, the group consisting of freshmen only. There is Protege, which consists of sophomores and juniors. Then there is Happiness,...

Winter Guard Season Wrap-Up

Kennedy winter guard performs at the winter pep assembly.

January 8, 2015

The Kennedy Winter Guard will soon be wrapping up their 2014-2015 competition season. They competed at State in Des Moines just as the Kennedy Dance Team did. Though it may not normally get a lot of attention, ever since the winter pep assembly, pictures of the Winter Guard’s performance have been...

A Holiday Twist

A Holiday Twist

Rowan Bergen

December 23, 2014

Every year the moment I walk into my grandparent's house the first thing I smell is cod and potatoes. Since my grandma is 100 percent Norwegian we make lefse, cod, and potatoes for our Christmas dinner. Lefse is a tortilla with sugar and butter spread on it. It’s customary to put cod mixed with potatoes...

Trivia Crack takes over Kennedy

Trivia Crack takes over Kennedy

Emily Sass

December 15, 2014

  There have been many teen crazes in the past for different apps, but the most recent is Trivia Crack. “I first got Trivia Crack when I saw everyone else playing it,” Jessica Williams, so., said. Trivia Crack is a game that lets friends play against each other to see who has the most...

From the issue- All state music

Jade Milota, writer

December 10, 2014

The Cougars got the beat. On Oct. 25, Kennedy High School students traveled to Manchester, Iowa to compete against Iowa’s greatest, young musicians for a spot on the State ensemble. “It was one of the biggest auditions of my life,” Jamie Milota, so., said. Out of all the students who auditioned...

Fairy tale fundraiser

Students dressed up as a multitude of characters to entertain children at the drama department fundraiser. Photo provided by Kimberly Pereboom.

Elianna Novitch

December 9, 2014

Eager children and parents lined up outside of Kennedy on Saturday as they waited for the doors to be opened to the Once Upon A Time breakfast fundraiser being put on by the drama department. "We've held a princess breakfast as a fundraiser for the drama department for the past three years," Maggie...

Knitting is hobby for Kennedy High School junior

Knitting is hobby for Kennedy High School junior

Brooke Timmerman

November 20, 2014

Lydia Yang, jr., might be seen carrying knitting needles and an infinity scarf through the hallways of Kennedy High School. It may seem odd for a 17 year old, but Yang believes otherwise. Yang learned how to knit from her mom around the age of eight. A brief period of forgetting how to knit slowed...

From the issue: Friends

Naomi Hofferber

October 6, 2014

The lesson “Don’t talk to strangers on the internet” has long been taught to many teenagers exploring the world wide web. But for some Kennedy students, those strangers have become very close friends. Ryann Jensen, jr., has made close friends from all around the United States, five of which...

Play opens this week

Caleb Marner as Freddy,

Adam Burnstain as Albert Einstein, and

Mikah Lunsford as Germaine.

Actors practiced the show for students on Oct. 1.

Brooke Timmerman, Writer

October 1, 2014

Kennedy High School's theatre department will be showing "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" by Steve Martin. Show dates are Oct. 2, 3, 4 at 7 p.m. in the school Black Box Theatre. Ticket price is $5. If you have an activities ticket, you get in free. "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" is about Albert Einstein...

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