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Kennedy 80 Jefferson 73

Kennedy 80 Jefferson 73

Ethan Divis February 10, 2014

After missing a month due to a broken wrist, senior John Bardsley is making up for lost time as he poured in a career high 31 points en route to a 80-73 victory over crosstown rival Jefferson. “John’s...

Speech districts

Speech districts

EliannaNovitch16 January 30, 2014

Last Saturday Kennedy’s speech team took buses to Monticello High School in Monticello, Iowa to perform at the Iowa District speech competition.  18 out of the 22 groups on the speech team made it on...

Former Kennedy staff member gets Survivor nod

Former Kennedy staff member gets Survivor nod

Torch Coverage January 23, 2014

Story by Macy Shares, Dylan Siegrist, and Brooke Bekeris Former Kennedy school resource officer Sarah Lacina was announced part of the cast for the CBS reality show Survivor last night. The TV series,...

Book review: The Divergent Trilogy

Book review: The Divergent Trilogy

Alli Nemecek January 17, 2014

The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth is gaining more and more popularity amongst young adults, leading to a movie to be released in May of 2014 for the first book Divergent. The series is about a...

District football is a go

District football is a go

Ethan Divis January 15, 2014

Conference football, as we know it, if officially over. Athletic directors from around the league held a meeting to try and keep conference play alive in the east part of the state but talks didn’t...

Students attended Outback Bowl

Students attended Outback Bowl

Lydia Martin January 14, 2014

Over the holiday break from school, a few Kennedy students traveled south to cheer on the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team in the Outback Bowl. The University of Iowa Hawkeyes took on the Louisiana...

Kennedy 55 Jefferson 52

Kennedy 55 Jefferson 52

Ethan Divis January 13, 2014

It was a long wait. 20 days to be exact, was the amount of time that the Kennedy boys didn’t play a game. There was a little rust but Kennedy fought through it and improved to 6-1 on the year, defeating...

FIFA 14 popular among Kennedy students

FIFA 14 popular among Kennedy students

Morgan Schwab December 6, 2013

FIFA 14  is one of the most popular sports video games played by high school students. With the recent release of Fifa 14, the game is now more popular than ever. “It’s a way for people to like...

Cougars look to run

Cougars look to run

Ethan Divis December 3, 2013

The words up tempo haven’t been associated with Kennedy basketball in years past, but with a new coach and a new system that’s all about to change. Traditionally, in the past, Kennedy hasn’t been...

The Torch visits Boston

The Torch visits Boston

Ethan Divis November 21, 2013

Kennedy journalism students just missed the Red Sox World Series win, but it was an awesome experience for them in Boston last week attending the Journalism Education Association national conference. Seniors...

Premiere Concert

Premiere Concert

KatieWolfe14 November 19, 2013

The Kennedy Show choirs are kicked off their season with the premier concert where audiences got a taste of the each of the groups shows. Chanteurs, the freshman show choir, is preparing for a...

The Student Safety Line

The Student Safety Line

Bailey Zaputil November 13, 2013

A new program called the Student Safety Line has been implemented in Linn County. The program creates a new avenue for students to reach out to local law enforcement with information about illegal activities...

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