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Senior Starbucks Junkies

Senior Kendal Runels' go-to Starbucks drink (right).

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2019

For many high school students, caffeine is the only way to stay awake during the school day. Sports, homework, and jobs take away some students ability to get adequate sleep. Seniors Kendal Runels and Cassie Hansen turn to the popular coffee company Starbucks to help them survive each week of high school. "Coffee...

A Star is Born Review: A Whirlwind of Emotions

Olivia Haefner, Co Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018

A whirlwind of emotions is one way to describe the new movie "A Star is Born." What initially got me interested in this movie was the fact that Bradley Copper and Lady Gaga play the main roles. "I saw A Star Is Born on the opening day at Marcus Theaters. I had very high expectations before seeing it ...

Laugh and Fall in Love with Lara Jean

Lock screen of Lara Jean and Peter in the film.

Jami Martin-Trainor, Writer

October 4, 2018

If you’re a teenager in America with Netflix, you’ve probably at least heard of the new Netflix film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. At the end summer this rom-com was released and took the world by storm. Whether because of our infamous Peter Kavinsky or the adorable romance that blooms between ...

Perfect Pizza Pronto

Urban Pie is located in downtown Marion along a strip bordering other restaurants and local businesses.

Anna Reinhart

October 2, 2018

  Urban Pie, a new pizza joint in downtown Marion, is certainly placed to compete. It's surrounded by staple pizza places in the Cedar Rapids and Marion areas including Zoey's Pizzeria, Tomaso's Pizza, and Michello's Pizzeria. Lucky for Urban Pie, it's definitely designed to stick around fo...

You’ll Be Hooked!

The Peter and the Starcatcher cast at their rehearsal.

Jami Martin-Trainor, Writer

September 25, 2018

This year, the Kennedy drama department chose Peter and the Starcatcher for their annual fall play. The school wide preview for the show is on  Wednesday, Sept. 26, and the actual showing of the play is on Sept. 27, 28, and 29. Peter and the Starcatcher is related to the popular children’s...

The Best and the Worst: Homecoming Dinner

A meal option at Gumption in Cedar Rapids.

September 13, 2018

As homecoming draws near, many students face the same question every year; “Where do you want to eat?” In Cedar Rapids, there are a variety of places to dine at, and picking the perfect place to eat can be very difficult. This compilation of mini-reviews may help clear the air in deciding where is...

Senior Spirit Success

Band students help hype up the students at the fall pep assembly.

Olivia Haefner and Jenna Anderson

September 10, 2018

Kennedy had its fall pep assembly on Aug. 30 and each class battled for the Spirit Stick. The class of 2019 seniors showed the most spirit and came out on top. The next pep assembly will be in December.

Is it Really Insatiable?

Netflix's official poster for Insatiable.

Jami Martin-Trainor, Writer

August 29, 2018

When Netflix posted the first trailer for their new show Insatiable, the Internet was mad. Teens and adults across the United States thought that the show would bring negative consequences regarding mental health and body image. The plot the trailer revealed was that the main character, Patty Bladell, go...

The Menagerie: Student End of the Year Art Show

These art pieces were all displayed at The Menagerie

Anna Reinhart, Opinion Editor

May 24, 2018

As the school year comes to a close, students in the art programs at Kennedy had a chance to show off their work one last time. Photography, ceramics, paintings, drawings, videos, and sculptures were all displayed at The Menagerie. On Friday, May 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., artwork from dozens o...

Food Truck Wednesdays? Yes Please!

La Reyna is just one of many food trucks who will make a regular appearance at Food Truck Wednesdays

Anna Reinhart, Opinion Editor

May 20, 2018

As summer approaches, it's common to wonder what you're going to do with your spare time all of a sudden. NewBo City Market has begun "Food Truck Wednesdays,", which is an event every Wednesday where food trucks from Eastern Iowa serve their unique cuisine outside. Through Sept. 5, you can stop by any...

All in Favor of Fortnite?

Fortnite is one of the world's most popular games today. On school computers, the site is blocked by the school district, but students can still access the game on their cell phones.

Haylee Brewer, Shaun Pothepalli

May 17, 2018

Freshman Zoe Trumpold has had it with Fortnite. “My boyfriend stopped talking to me because he was too busy playing Fortnite,” Trumpold said. “It ends relationships, so hey I’m single.” Fortnite is a co-operational sandbox survival game, in which up to four players can play from their...

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