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Love, Simon: A Modern Day Rom-Com

Love, Simon: A Modern Day Rom-Com

Hannah Ratzer, Arts and Culture Editor

April 4, 2018

Love, Simon wasn’t marketed as a rom-com, but it sure felt like one. The latest young adult book to get its movie adaptation, Love, Simon isn’t like that last movie you watched staring teenage protagonists. Love, Simon was genuinely funny and well-cast, starring Nick Robinson as Simon, who sta...

Rolling Hills to The Rocky Mountains

Rolling Hills to The Rocky Mountains

Jamison Prull, Photo Editor

March 28, 2018

I have lived in Iowa my entire life and had never seen mountains, until my parents and I went to Alberta, Canada for spring break this year.  

A Dancer’s Journey

A Dancer’s Journey

Alyssa Friedley, Writer

March 20, 2018

I was five when I started to dance. I think that when I started, everyone knew it would be something I would continue for a long time. Going to school at any grade level can be stressful, and dancing was a way to use that emotion for something beautiful. Dance is known to reduce stress and tension...

All-Girls Chanteurs

All-Girls Chanteurs

Jami Martin-Trainor, Writer

March 14, 2018

This year’s Kennedy High School show choir was full of all the traditional aspects. Mesmerizing costumes, beautiful ballads, and stunning soloists. There was a huge difference, however, regarding the freshman Chanteurs show choir this year. There were no boys. The all-girls team is a result of...

Band Carnival- Games, Music, Food!

Band Carnival- Games, Music, Food!

Max Luton, Writer

March 1, 2018

Kennedy High School will be holding a Band Carnival on Friday, March 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It plays as both a fundraiser for the band department and as a chance for middle school bands to perform. It is free to enter, and open to anyone. There will be food, games, a silent auction, bingo, and...

The Donut Experiment: An Unforgettable Aroma

The Donut Experiment: An Unforgettable Aroma

Josh Sheeley, Writer

February 28, 2018

As you walk into the Donut Experiment, the smell of delicious cake donuts beings fried and smiling workers eager to take your order, are the first things that you experience. The ordering system differs in this shop than any other. As you walk in, they have a rack of clipboards and paper with customizable...

For Honor Game Updates and Patches

For Honor Game Updates and Patches

Mathew WorthingtonBarnes, Reporter

February 27, 2018

For Honor is a relatively new game so with that there are a lot of bugs that will go with it. Since Ubisoft needs to keep their players interested in the game they, like every other big gaming company, do different events. The most recent event is called “Age of Wolves.” This is a reference to the g...

How Rotary and Kennedy High School Changed My Experience in America

How Rotary and Kennedy High School Changed My Experience in America

Roberta Prats, Writer

February 27, 2018

Rotary's goal is to help students learn new languages, discover other cultures, and truly become global citizens. They have achieved their goal with me. Rotary is the organization that helped make everything possible for me. They set up my exchange this school year from Spain to America. Rotary is...

Black Panther: Powerful and Captivating

Black Panther: Powerful and Captivating

Shaun Pothepalli, Writer

February 23, 2018

Black Panther, one of the most anticipated movies of 2018 was released on Feb. 16. As excited as I was about seeing the movie, I was worried I would not see a lot of action and that the movie might not have a gripping story behind it. I was wrong, and I was more than happy. The story was fo...

Snapchat Switch

Snapchat Switch

Jami Martin-Trainor, Writer

February 20, 2018

Recently, the popular social media platform Snapchat came out with an update, completely switching the layout of the app, and there are many mixed feelings. Several teens at Kennedy High School despise it, and have even started petitions to change it back, while others like the update, and think that...

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