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Shirts created for Cougar Bandana to promote mental health.

Cougar Bandana: Spreading Awareness for Mental Health

Aanya Tripathi, Writer November 17, 2023

Kennedy's Cougar Bandana Club offers peer-to-peer mental health support to students who seek help or display signs of need. The group has recruited more than 100 student advocates this year. “The...

Kennedy’s Key Club is a group effort.

Kennedy Key Club Makes a Comeback

Talia Hutchison, Writer November 16, 2023

Key Club is a student-led organization where members perform acts of service in their communities that has reopened its Kennedy chapter this year. These acts of service are called “projects” that any...

The AP exam is given by the College Board to any student who signs up.

How Do AP Classes and Exams Affect Student Performance?

Brooklyn Gilchrist, Writer November 6, 2023

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are offered to students at Kennedy. They measure how well students have retained the information and skills of the AP course material. “The entire process of preparing...

Scream Acres is open for its final weekend, Oct. 27-28, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

Scream Acres: Four Fright-Filled Attractions Offering Scares and Delight

Emma Rood, Writer October 27, 2023

If you happen to live in or visit Iowa during the month of October, take a trip to Bloomsbury Farm's Scream Acres Haunted Park in Atkins. Whether you go with your friends or family, you’re guaranteed...

Sophomore Sam Bloomquist holds up the Best Buddies sign, accompanied by his buddy.

Best Buddies: Developing Relationships and Forming Experiences

Miya Parker, Writer October 12, 2023

Best Buddies is an international club that focuses on providing disabled children with a friend and elevating the amount of social interaction in their lives. Kennedy's chapter is advised by Mary Gibney,...

Representatives discuss college options at the annual Kennedy Open House.

A Guide to Picking College

Joshua Barker, Writer October 10, 2023

A new school year is marked for high school seniors by the realization that college is months away. Soon, they will select a college and commit to a brand new environment. This choice can bring stress...

The Kennedy Marching Band performs at inner city rival game vs CR Washington.

All the Lonely People Take to the Field

Samuella Kasha, Writer October 4, 2023

Since August, the Kennedy Marching Band has been preparing for what promises to be a historic season. With the inclusion of new drill writers and props, this upcoming season is set up for success. The...

Junior class celebrates after getting a point.

Pep Assemblies: An Age Old Tradition

Anyah Stoppelmoor, Writer September 28, 2023

Pep assemblies are a long-standing tradition at Kennedy. The four classes compete three times a year for the spirit stick and celebrate seasonal sports achievements. “I look forward to pep assemblies...

The Power Puff Game will be at Kennedy after the Homecoming Parade, which starts at 6:00 p.m.

The Powderpuff Game Returns to Kennedy

Brooklyn Gilchrist, Writer September 27, 2023

For the first time in six years, Kennedy High School is bringing back the Powderpuff game. Senior girls play a game of flag football against the junior girls to raise money for the graduating class of...

Senior Anabel Bradley throws candy during the 2022 Kennedy Homecoming Parade.

Homecoming Week Rolls Into Kennedy

Lucy McCord, Writer September 26, 2023

An annual tradition kicks off this week at Kennedy High School as students prepare for homecoming with multiple school events. Leading up to the dance, Cougars will dress out for spirit week, the powderpuff...

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