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Band Carnival- Games, Music, Food!

Trombone section.

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

Donuts from the Donut Experiment , located at 5300 Fountains Drive in Cedar Rapids. Some favorite flavors are bacon with maple drizzle -- which was so good, I'm not going to lie. And vanilla with graham cracker and chocolate with powered sugar are donuts to experiment with.

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

Roberta Prats and Rotary friends at Marshalltown for  the day.

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

From the Black Panther official website.

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...

Valentine’s Day is No Big Deal

Valentine's Day is No Big Deal

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

February 13, 2018

As kids, we decorated brown paper bags and brought candy for our classmates. You were cool if you brought the holographic cards with reflective puppies or hearts on them with a sucker attached to them. Giving double the candy or cards to your crushes and best friends. I would make hearts out of colored...

Forever My Movie

Main characters of the movie

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2018

For those that are suckers for a sweet romance movie or like country music, the recently released movie “Forever My Girl” is just for you. The movie was released on Jan. 18, and is based on the fiction book written by Heidi McLaughlin. The movie explains the story of famous country star L...

Overwatch League Strategy and Player break downs.

Mathew WorthingtonBarnes, Writer

February 7, 2018

Overwatch league is one of the biggest gaming events that can be held. There are people coming from all over the world. If you randomly stumble onto the twitch stream that they do, this will help you to have some sense of what is going on. The teams and gameplay they do are kind of complicated in...

gumption. farm to fork: pinterest perfect

The People Pleaser Sandwich for $11

Hannah Ratzer, Arts and Culture Editor

January 31, 2018

I walked into gumption. on a sunny afternoon, and was greeted by a friendly smile and an open multi-colored room with taglines printed onto the floor. I sat down in a booth, the illuminated letters on the wall behind me spelling out gumption. Water clinked in a see-through glass as it was set down in front...

Need some pizza? Don’t miss this place

Need some pizza? Don't miss this place

Dylan Sines, Writer

December 31, 2017

Need Pizza has exceptional service, exceptional food, and an exceptional environment for all ages. Need Pizza is an up and coming restaurant, having only opened two years prior in the summer of 2015, and it has since exploded due to the amazing experience always had at the venue. As you walk ins...

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