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Fairy tale fundraiser

Fairy tale fundraiser

Elianna Novitch

December 9, 2014

Eager children and parents lined up outside of Kennedy on Saturday as they waited for the doors to be opened to the Once Upon A Time breakfast fundraiser being put on by the drama department. "We've held a princess breakfast as a fundraiser for the drama department for the past three years," Maggie...

Students attempt to break Guiness world record

Students attempt to break Guiness world record

Lead writer Hadley Rittgers, assisted by Rowan Bergen, Writer

September 27, 2014

The largest game of duck duck goose in the world, so far consists of 2,135 people. Kennedy is aiming to break that record tonight at the Kennedy vs. Linn-Mar game. It will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. between the sophomore and varsity games at the Kingston Stadium track. The Guiness Book of World Records reports that the largest game of duck, duck, goose involved 2...

Cougar Closet open for Homecoming

Cougar Closet open for Homecoming

Emily Sass

September 19, 2014

Many students either can’t afford a homecoming dress or don’t know where to look. At Kennedy, a program called Cougar Closet  is in place to help people find a dress to wear. “Cougar Closet is a program that lets people who either can’t afford something like a dress or if they just rip their...

Prom Photos

Prom Photos

Morgan Schwab

May 7, 2014

Photos by: Morgan Schwab

Person with weapons arrested near Kennedy

Person with weapons arrested near Kennedy

Ethan Divis

April 23, 2014

Today, an arrest was made outside of Kennedy High school. A call was placed this morning to police about a suspicious person at the Oakland Church of the Nazarene. Police responded to the call and found a man with knives on him. He was placed into custody and transported to Linn County Jail. This...

McKnight steps down

McKnight steps down

Ethan Divis

April 10, 2014

Girls’ varsity head coach Andrew McKnight will step down as the head girls’ soccer coach. McKnight has recently been hired by the Iowa City Police Department. McKnight started the process to get hired back in 2012 of March and the process will finally be complete this April. He will coach his...

Kennedy receives threat

Kennedy receives threat

Ethan Divis

April 9, 2014

Kennedy High School has been placed on heightened security for the rest of the week after the Cedar Rapids Police Department received a potential threat towards the school. Kennedy students and parents we’re made aware of this via phone message from Principal Jason Kline last night. Here is his statement. Kennedy...

10 Pieces of Advice to Remember When Packing for Vacation

10 Pieces of Advice to Remember When Packing for Vacation

EliannaNovitch16

March 20, 2014

Students and staff of Kennedy anxiously wait for the bell to ring on Friday and for spring break to begin. Some plan to travel while others are staying home. Kennedy’s spring break lasts from March 24 to March 29. Classes resume on Monday March 31. No matter what your plans are for spring break,...

Kennedy pulls upset, off to state for first time since 2008

Kennedy pulls upset, off to state for first time since 2008

Ethan Divis

March 10, 2014

Before the season started, the amount of people that would have picked Kennedy to go to state would have been slim. With good reason too, Kennedy finished last season at 11-10, losing to inner city rival Washington in a substate semifinal game. Then their coach left and this team appeared to be left...

Raise the Roof, behind the scenes

Raise the Roof, behind the scenes

EliannaNovitch16

March 4, 2014

The crowd at Kennedy’s annual show choir competition, Raise the Roof, enjoyed performances from different show choirs from around the area, the real performance however was the work done behind the scenes to put on the competition. Students a part of all the show choirs of Kennedy helped set up...

Specialization in sports

Specialization in sports

Ethan Divis

February 14, 2014

Specialization has become more common amongst athletes in today’s world. Athletes are now being pushed to focus on one sport instead of participating in multiple sports. Strength and conditioning coach Tim Lewis is strongly against this. He is so against specialization in fact, it was one of the reasons that he resigned as head football coach. “Football used to ...

Academic Decathlon team prepares for state

Academic Decathlon team prepares for state

Alli Nemecek

February 10, 2014

The United States Academic Decathlon team at Kennedy consists of nine people, and they are preparing for the State Competition March 7 and 8 after placing third at the Regional Competition. Kennedy’s Academic Decathlon team, coached by Deb Snook, meets every Sunday afternoon to study and go over the ...

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