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Hey Kennedy, Can We Go Thrift Shopping?

Junior Hannah Maus searching for shirts at Treasures Quality Retail Shoppe.

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

As summer rolls around, high school students look for new hobbies to take on while school is out. A recent YouTube trend is shooting "Thrift with Me" videos, which take YouTuber's viewers with them while they shop at various thrift and consignment stores. Juniors Laura Nus and Savannah Miller are...

Isaac Toth: Pursuing Art School

Another one of Toth's pieces, titled

Josh Sheeley, Writer

May 4, 2018

  Senior Isaac Toth is an aspiring young artist who wished to get a college scholarship to do something that he loves, and his dream came true. Toth will be attending Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Toth has loved to draw ever since he was a kid, but never thought ...

The Wedding Singer: Seniors’ Last Musical

Senior James Tolly as Sammy.

Josh Sheeley, Writer

April 23, 2018

Kennedy High School put on a play that is called The Wedding Singer, a musical re-enactment of the original movie. With the play being the last of the school year, it will be the seniors' last play of their high school career. The musical opened on April 19 and continued until April 21. One senio...

‘The Wedding Singer’ Opens This Week

Noah Loehr as Glen Gulia.

Alyssa Friedley, Writer

April 18, 2018

Play previews were held today for Kennedy students and the public production will open this Thursday, April 19 for the musical comedy The Wedding Singer. This show is based on the 1998 movie about Robbie Hart, New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. Robbie's fiancée leaves him at the altar and he i...

Rollipop is Poppin’

S'mores Galore ice cream with chocolate chips and toasted marshmallows on top.

Jenna Anderson, Editor in-Chief

April 10, 2018

Seeking to fill my after-dinner chocolate cravings, my family and I decided to try out Iowa City's new rolled ice cream shop, Rollipop. At first glance the shop may not seem like anything special, but it is modern and clean, so I had no problem with it. Being Rollipop newbies, my family asked the...

Remembering 10 Years of Marvel Movies

Avengers: Infinity War poster

Shaun Pothepalli, Writer

April 6, 2018

“The trailer for Avengers: Infinity War promises a movie with real stakes- and a story that will began to say goodbye to a generation of beloved superheroes,” according to To know what to expect from this movie however, we must remember the timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe,...

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

The first stop my parents and I made in the Banff area was Lake Louise. This flag was on top of an ice castle built on the lake in front of the Fairmont Chateau.

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

Alyssa Friedley strikes a dance move for a photo outside.

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

The group in their end pose after their performance.

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...

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