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Are you in a healthy relationship?

Are you in a healthy relationship?

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Writer

November 22, 2016

“A healthy relationship has good communication,” Mikayla Huskinson, so., said. Huskinson defined an unhealthy relationship as when you can’t be honest, hide stuff, from friends and or partner, and not being able to talk to others. “You shouldn’t have to hide stuff to avoid conflicts,”...

Thanksgiving holiday soon here

Thanksgiving holiday soon here

Kayla Jacobson, Writer

November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving is just around the corner -- Thursday, Nov. 24 -- and students and teachers are making plans for the holiday event. School is out starting Wednesday, Nov. 23 and classes resume on Monday, Nov. 28. For Thanksgiving Day, language arts teacher Cheryl Lindo is usually the headmaster of this...

Alternative Views

Jake Corkery

November 8, 2016

Those who are sick of the same old Democrat and Republican policies that have governed our people for years have another choice. Third Parties. “I learned about politics in AP Comp Gov and it sparked an interest in politics during my junior year,” Caleb Ryder, sr., said. Ryder supports Dr...

Election Night Polling

Jake Corkery, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

ABC news projects Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton with 244 electoral votes. Clinton is projected to have 215 electoral votes leaving 85 votes up for grabs. Time last updated: 12:46 a.m. Electoral votes officially secured: Clinton: 3 Trump : 23 (This section will only be updated when 99% or...

Emptying the Bottle

Nathan Sheeley, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2016

Each year, nearly 5,000 students die as a result of underage alcohol consumption. In 2016 alone, there will be over 189,000 E.R. visits due to student drinking. It’s not a secret that the party-intensive ten culture embraces underage drinking, although thousands of students seemingly disregard the...

That’s a Doo

That’s a Doo

Jake Corkery, Sports Editor

September 9, 2016

Twenty hours of work and $300 is what it took for juniors Joey Buschman and Tony Farrington to win a point for their class during the fall pep assembly. When Activities Director Aaron Stecker asked for a person to come up from each class with the most green and gold, Buschman was wheeled out o...

From Kenya to Kennedy

From Kenya to Kennedy

Afnan Elsheikh

September 7, 2016

Among the three high schools in Cedar Rapids, Kennedy is known to be the least diverse. However, what most people don't know, is the growing population of refugee students that attend school, largely in part because of the English Language Learner (ELL) program. One student was willing to share her story a...

Differences between college and high school

Anafernanda Millsap, Writer

June 2, 2016

Katie Wolfe, 20, a Kennedy graduate (class of 2014) is now attending college at The University of Iowa, being a sophomore, she says college is different than high school. “I applied for two colleges, Iowa and UNI,” Wolfe said. Wolfe got accepted to both The University of Iowa and UNI. She c...

“The Hall of Frames”

“The Hall of Frames”

Gabby Olejniczak

May 20, 2016

The first student organized art show, "The Hall of Frames", will take place tonight at Kennedy High School. Kennedy's AP Studio Art class will be hosting the event. There is no cost of admission for the art show. “The Hall of Frames” opens tonight in the Band room. The event starts at 6pm...

Prom 2016

Prom 2016

Caitlyn Fisher, Photographer

May 17, 2016

Seniors attend college out of state

Seniors attend college out of state

Darby Herridge, Writer

May 17, 2016

“I chose Truman because it's smaller, has a standard of high academic rigor, lots of great opportunities for service and leadership, and a community of students that seem to hold the same values I do." - Aaron Buresh

#16ForThe7

#16ForThe7

Taya Floyd, Writer

April 8, 2016

Body paint, confetti, and streamers, oh my! The senior class has done it again. The seventh victory in four years. Plans have been set in motion for the last two weeks. The senior class made donations to get supplies, John Nolan, sr, made the signs, and gave everyone directions. "I mean what did you ...

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