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

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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

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...

Jackson Foley, sr.

Sub-state Men’s Basketball Versus Iowa City West

Jamison Prull, Photo Editor March 5, 2018

  The Kennedy men's basketball team played the Iowa City West Trojans on Tues., March 27 for a chance to compete at state. After a long, hard-fought game, the Cougars fell to the Trojans 49-40....

Caleb Schlaak fr.

Men’s Basketball 2/15

Anafer Millsap , Photo-Editor February 17, 2018

The Cougars came on top with a 63-57 win against the Little Hawks. For more pictures click here.

Kennedy Mens Bowling state qualifier team.

Bowling State Qualifier 2018 Photos

Tate Weaver, Writer February 15, 2018

The state qualifying tournament for bowling occurred on Feb. 13, 2018 at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center. It started at 2 p.m. in the afternoon. The Mens Kennedy team has Max Hiatt, who will be going...

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