Kennedy Torch

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meals

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meals

Irma Dizdarevic and Mady Kircher

November 20, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok Review

Thor: Ragnarok was released on November 3, 2017.

Anafer Millsap, Photo Editor

November 15, 2017

SPOILER ALERT After waiting in a long line for what felt like eternity, then finally walking into a packed theater anxiously trying to find a spot, I finally took my seat to watch Thor: Ragnarok. You are hooked from beginning to end. The movie started off unlike any other movie I have seen th...

Happy Death Day: Review

Happy Death Day is in theaters now.

Rebecca Greene, Writer

November 2, 2017

An inexplicable modern day horror film mixed with comedy and a hint of romance added to the twist in this movie. For those who have not seen the movie "Groundhog Day" this 96 minute film is quite similar to the 1993 major motion picture. A college student finds that they are reliving the same day...

Pillsbury Seasonal Cookie Review

Pillsbury's pumpkin fall season cookie.

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

October 31, 2017

Fall just started everyone has been talking about the Pillsbury Halloween cookies. I prefer the pumpkins over the ghosts, they are just cuter. I buy a 24 count box each week and make them every week. No matter the design, the cookies taste the same. I think these cookies are better than regular cookies,...

Early Halloween Spirit

Hailey Dolphin, sr., and Olivia Haefner, jr., pose next to Gwyn Smith, jr., as she waits to put on a scare.

Claire Fluent, Opinion Editor

October 27, 2017

The Kennedy Varsity Volleyball team visited the Hiawatha Care Center on Oct. 25 to celebrate Halloween a little earlier than most. The Hiawatha Care Center held their annual “Spooky Garden” and this was varsity’s third year attending and helping out. “It’s so much fun to see all the smiling...

Fuzzy Tacos?

Fuzzy Taco's grilled veggie and grilled fish salads.

Sophia Jasper, Writer

October 19, 2017

On Sept. 13 the taco-loving people of Cedar Rapids received a new place to get some Mexican food. A month later, I decided to check out Fuzzy’s Taco Shop myself. As a picky eater with an intolerance to dairy, I have to say that my options were limited. I visited Fuzzy’s twice in about three week...

Fall Flavors to Try in CR

Fall Flavors to Try in CR

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor in Chief

October 18, 2017

Need food ideas for this fall? Check out these flavors at local Cedar Rapids restaurants.

Fall Festivities

The outside of the Edinburgh Manor Mansion.

Lizzy Dennis, Arts and Culture Editor

October 10, 2017

As summer transitions into fall, a few things change. Days are shorter and weather is colder, but there is still a surplus of activities you can do to get outside. Here are a few ideas to get you started this fall: Carve or paint a pumpkin "My favorite part about fall is carving pumpkins with my...

Students’ Trip to China Leaves Lasting Impression

Students' Trip to China Leaves Lasting Impression

Alaina Beaman, Writer

September 29, 2017

Kennedy’s Chinese teacher Grant Brown led his first class trip to China on June 6. The trip lasted for 16 days and the flight to Hong Kong took 16 hours. Brown chose Guangzhou, a southern Chinese city, to be the main destination. He lived there for five years and felt that it was an appropriate plac...

“Heathers” The Musical: Preview

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

September 9, 2017

Kennedy High school's fall musical, “Heathers” premieres on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in Kennedy's black box. The other dates for viewing the musical are Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sept. 21 through Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., also in the black box. “’Heathers’ is like "Mean Girls" with lots of murder,”...

The Moonlit Market

Sophomores Hannah Wieland, Katie Jensen, Olivia Damico, Alexis McQuistion, and Rose Svatek pose for a photo at Greene Square Park.

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2017

With over 100 vendors and various live music, downtown Cedar Rapids is a busy place to be on Aug. 26th, the night of “Market After Dark." “There were a lot of people everywhere you went,” Alexis McQuiston, so., said. “There were mostly adults and teens, but I didn’t see a lot of young ki...

The Adam Ezra Group: Review

The Adam Ezra Group from Boston, sings to the crowd at the C.S.P.S. hall in downtown Cedar Rapids.

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2017

From guitars, a fiddle, drums, and bass, to an accordion, banjo, and harmonica- it’s safe to say that The Adam Ezra Group from Boston, Massachusetts had it all.  The talented group of four had an extremely genuine and down to earth feel about them, and the Cedar Rapids crowd was enjoying every mi...

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