The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

Editorial Cartoon: Now What?

Editorial Cartoon: Now What?

Cael Cummins, Designer May 10, 2022

Student Art Showcase

Student Art Showcase

Emma Beachner, Photographer May 10, 2022

The Academic Decathlon Team Heads to State

The Academic Decathlon Team Heads to State

Claire Frank, Writer February 21, 2022

Kennedy's Academic Decathlon team will compete March 4 and 5 at the state competition in Mason City.  After they qualified for state at Jefferson High School, Tori Paga, Lucas Horton and Aiden McGrane...

PDA Has To Stop

PDA Has To Stop

Emma Alcorn, Writer December 16, 2021

Walking down the hallways of any high school can be an adventure. The halls are filled with high-energy students, yelling, swearing and in short just being kids. Most of the activities are harmless. The...

Kennedy Choir Performs on October 14

Kennedy Choir Performs on October 14

Jersey Bilyeu, Photographer October 20, 2021

Kennedy High School facilities damaged by the Derecho Aug. 10. The gymnasium was hit especially hard.

What’s Going on with Homecoming?

Claire Beaman, Writer October 28, 2020

This year the dance will not be held in October. Is there still a possibility of a homecoming dance this school year? Jason Kline, principal of Kennedy High School, said that it would not be possible...

Manwaring Center of BYU-Idaho. Practice and meeting rooms are available to students and employees at this location.

College Advice from College Students

Claire Beaman, Writer February 13, 2019

Graduating high school is a stepping stone in life, but what comes after? For many, college is the next big step, and a daunting one at that. There are hundreds of colleges across the nation, so how would...

The Power Movement

The Power Movement

Anafer Millsap , Photo Editor April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Kennedy students gathered outside by the flagpole for their fight in gun control. For more pictures click here. 

Co-ed Dance team takes the floor

Co-ed Dance team takes the floor

Tate Weaver, Writer March 29, 2018

The co-ed dance team performed during the spring pep assembly March 29. The students' co-ed performance has become a tradition at Kennedy High School.

The first stop my parents and I made in the Banff area was Lake Louise. This flag was on top of an ice castle built on the lake in front of the Fairmont Chateau.

Rolling Hills to The Rocky Mountains

Jamison Prull, Photo Editor March 28, 2018

I have lived in Iowa my entire life and had never seen mountains, until my parents and I went to Alberta, Canada for spring break this year.  

Logan levendusky fr., jumping over the beam for his high jump height.

MVC Men’s Indoor Track Meet 3/12/18

Tate Weaver, Writer March 19, 2018

  Cedar Rapids Kennedy Men's Track and Field Team went to Cedar Falls' UNI Dome to compete in the MVC Men's Indoor Track Meet on March 12. There were no team points taken, so the runners were...

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