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Recap: Kennedy finishes football season at 8-4

Recap: Kennedy finishes football season at 8-4

Ethan Divis

November 11, 2013

It will be a season that Cougar fans won’t soon forget. Kennedy lost a hard fought battle to Xavier 21-0 in the state quarterfinals to put a close to their season. They finish at 8-4. “Really happy with our seniors. Really happy with the fact that they were able to play 12 games and there’s...

Kennedy vs. Davenport Assumption Photos

Kennedy vs. Davenport Assumption Photos

Amy Brause

November 7, 2013

Kennedy 35 Assumption 12

Kennedy 35 Assumption 12

Ethan Divis

November 5, 2013

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A physical Kennedy football come out and out muscles the other team en route to a win. Kennedy did just that as they upset second ranked Davenport Assumption 35-12 in the second round of the playoffs on Monday night. The win punches Kennedy’s ticket into...

Kennedy 42 Prairie 14

Kennedy 42 Prairie 14

Ethan Divis

October 31, 2013

Kennedy head coach Tim Lewis wants his team to peak at the right time. It looks like his ballclub is doing just that as Kennedy (7-3) steamrolled Prairie 42-14 (5-5) in the first round of the playoffs behind another dominate running attack and another impressive showing from the Cougar defense. “We’re...

Flu bug avoids Kennedy

Hannah Bruns

January 28, 2013

Every winter, from December to March, the flu bug sweeps across the nation. Students all over miss school, while still passing it from friend to friend. It seems Kennedy has missed the punch. Thousands of students miss school every day due to influenza related illnesses. The winter months, especially...

Teacher Talents: Kris Hellweg

Tara Mittelberg

January 25, 2013

When science teacher Kris Hellweg was a child, her parents made she and her three siblings take piano lessons for one year. Although none of her brothers or sisters continued with the hobby, Hellweg has been playing since she was six years old. At age eight, she switched teachers and began working...

The passing problem

The passing problem

Hannah Bruns

December 18, 2012

Every day during passing time hundreds of students fill the hallways of Kennedy. Tight spaces become full of pushes, high five, and the blur of talking. After last year’s redistricting plan the question of Kennedy being over crowded is still very alive in the minds of students, teachers, and parents....

December weather changes

Hannah Bruns

December 4, 2012

This past week’s dropping numbers have left Cedar Rapids feeling the heat.  Entering December in the low 60’s, students were buzzing about the abnormal temperatures. Although this “winter weather” seemed quite strange to some, news casters say this was not the highest December has ever been....

Rush is on for winter fitness

Rush is on for winter fitness

Hannah Bruns

November 15, 2012

It's always hard to find time to get in a quick workout. Between school, random jobs, and computer time we all struggle with fitting in a few crunches, some push-ups, and maybe even a couple toe touches.

Paying the price

Torch Coverage

October 6, 2011

Gage Cooper found out the hard way how the Kennedy High School disciplinary procedure works. Last year Cooper, then a junior with every expectation of graduating from Kennedy, was caught with marijuana in his car and arrested twice for underage drinking. “It was mostly just being in the wrong place...

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