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Stressed out? Writer offers some suggestions

Stressed out? Writer offers some suggestions

Lydia Kilgore, Writer

May 8, 2017

With AP tests underway and finals fast approaching, stress is a topic that most everyone I know can relate to, whether it's stress about testing, work, grades, or really anything else going on in our lives. In situations where I have felt stressed, I’ve asked myself, “What should I do?” Often...

Overcoming an eating disorder

Overcoming an eating disorder

Kayla Jacobson, Writer

March 27, 2017

A picture posted on social media by Megan Wagner, sr., drew attention to many students. This photo was of her body and the message was to send out the word of body love and national eating disorder awareness. When Wagner decided to post the picture she did not expect all of the positive comments people...

Senior spring break

Senior spring break

Madeline Jamrok, Photo Editor

March 23, 2017

Many students had big plans for their senior spring break trip. Spring break was Mar. 13 through Mar. 17 and a lot of students vacated together for some last high school memories. “I went on a cruise to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Nassau with Sydney Kinney, Melissa Meis, Chloe Dunn, and Mich...

How to study for AP exams

How to study for AP exams

Anna Reinhart, Profile Editor

March 21, 2017

AP students registered for exams know that May is coming, meaning exams are right around the corner. Regardless which AP class you are taking, there are both good and ineffective ways to study. Simply skimming notes from the beginning of the year, or attempting to read an entire textbook will not...

Camp Adventure Offers Opportunities Abroad

Camp Adventure Offers Opportunities Abroad

Kayla Jacobson, Writer

March 3, 2017

Many cultural experiences and lessons have been made for students who get involved in Camp Adventure.

Cedar Rapids’ Muslim center receives kindness, care from community

Cedar Rapids’ Muslim center receives kindness, care from community

Elizabeth Barrett

February 28, 2017

It is the longest standing mosque in existence in North America to this date, and, it’s located right here in Cedar Rapids, IA. Construction of The Mother Mosque of America was completed in February 1934 and may be the oldest mosque in North America -- but due to its smaller size, the mosque c...

A class president’s responsibility

A class president’s responsibility

Olivia Haefner, Feature Editor

February 14, 2017

At Kennedy High School each graduating class elects one student to be the class president at the beginning of the year. This class president represents the graduating class in many different ways throughout the school year. As a typical student at Kennedy I wondered what’s the big deal? Why have a class ...

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Jenna Anderson, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2017

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Mental illnesses during finals

Mental illnesses during finals

Afnan Elsheikh, Writer

January 4, 2017

As the end of the semester and finals near, many students are feeling stressed. High school students are encouraged to juggle seven classes, work, and be involved in extracurricular activities. Some students at Kennedy have to be extra careful when dealing with stress and the effects it has on their...

Advent to Epiphany

Advent to Epiphany

Olivia Haefner, Feature Editor

December 19, 2016

Long nights, late phone calls, fails and accomplishments, prayers, self-discovery, building faith and inspiring others, sums up Jacqueline Hullaby and Linea Apsukrapsa’s experience in publishing their first book, Advent to Epiphany: Engaging the Heart of Christmas. On Oct. 23, co-Authors, Hullaby ...

Love for pups: Training canines for competitions keeps McAllister busy

Love for pups: Training canines for competitions keeps McAllister busy

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Writer

December 9, 2016

“I like the payoff of training dogs, the reward of watching them learn,” Natalie McAllister, jr., said. In spring 2010, McAllister started training her dogs and by August 2011 she started them in competing. McAllister’s oldest boy dog had behavior issues and was told to go to a trainer and do...

Four Must-Try Thanksgiving Recipes

Jenna Anderson, Opinion Editor

November 23, 2016

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