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Sal Giunta returns to CR for book signing

Sal Giunta returns to CR for book signing

Darcey Altschwager

November 29, 2012

Tonight an immense crowd of people from all throughout Iowa gathered at the Cedar Rapids Barnes & Noble to hear Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta speak about his new book. The gathering consisted of local residents, members of the Kennedy community, and war veterans. They cramped every aisle possible...

Drew Wall’s Celebration of Life

Drew Wall’s Celebration of Life

Lydia Martin

November 28, 2012

Drew Wall’s visitation and funeral service information. Sunday, Dec. 2 will be a Visitation Gathering at Kennedy High School in the Black Box Theater from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Monday, Dec. 3 will be his Celebration of Life Service at New Covenant Bible Church at 2:00 p.m. The church's address...

Just Drew It

Just Drew It

Lydia Martin

November 27, 2012

Drew Wall is a student of Kennedy that will always be remembered for his courage, strength, and of course, his smile. Drew’s smile always filled the hallways of Kennedy. Drew Wall passed away peacefully, Monday, Nov. 26 in his home after suffering from cancer for most of his life. Drew’s wish f...

Volleyball season wraps up

Volleyball season wraps up

Lydia Martin

November 15, 2012

The Kennedy Girls’ Volleyball Team finished the season with a record of 24-13. The Cougars made it to the final round of sub state and lost their chance to go to state. “It was very sad to know that I wasn’t going to play with the seniors again,” Jadyn Gilson, jr., said. Even though th...

Students participate in fall leadership retreat

Students participate in fall leadership retreat

Amy Brause

November 13, 2012

By Amy Brause and Allie Nemecek The Lodge at Squaw Creek Park in Marion housed 162 Kennedy freshmen and sophomore students for the annual leadership retreat on Oct. 31. The day began with breakfast and introductions from 38 junior and senior leaders. Students then broke into small groups and rota...

Dealing with immune diseases

Dealing with immune diseases

Hannah Bruns

November 11, 2012

Rheumatoid Arthritis, ITP, and Lupus, three different diseases, one common student. Amelia Miller, so., deals with two on a daily basis and now risks the threat of the third. Miller, an active Kennedy student, was diagnosed with ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia) in the Fall of 2011. ITP is a disease...

Lovely Lane cancels lunch

Lovely Lane cancels lunch

Lydia Martin

November 6, 2012

Many Kennedy students look forward to lunch time every Tuesday when they can walk over to Lovely Lane United Methodist Church on 42nd Street for a delicious meal. Recently, Lovely Lane announced it will stop serving lunches to students -- at least during the month of November. More than 400 students...

They’re back

They’re back

Mary Mathis

November 2, 2012

 The drug dogs are back at Kennedy in a search around school for possession of narcotics, including marijuana, tobacco and alcohol. The dogs can be seen around the school today, Nov. 2. This procedure is something that happens if called upon under suspicion, or just a random check. Officer Buckles is here...

Football All-MVC players

Football All-MVC players

Ethan Divis

November 1, 2012

Four Cougars headlined the All-MVC conference team this season. Senior running back Alex Hillyer, junior linemen Austin Holtzer and junior linemen Drew Heitland were first team on offense. Senior linebacker Grant Miller was first team on defense. Hillyer broke Kennedy’s single season rushing record this season. Senior tight end Jacob Frazier-Flor...

The votes are in

The votes are in

Isabel Neff

October 31, 2012

About 1300 students "voted" this week for who they felt should be the President of the United States and who they felt their 1st District Congressional representative should be. Democrat Barack Obama won with an over 300 vote lead over Republican Mitt Romney. Bruce Braley, Democrat, won the 1st District...

NewBo Market opens for business

NewBo Market opens for business

Mary Mathis

October 29, 2012

Cedar Rapids has something new to offer Eastern Iowa throughout 12th Ave. and 3rd Street SE. For three days a week, every week, there will be a completely new market filled with fresh and fun shops, restaurants, performance spaces, and places to hang out. NewBo Market features the Rotary Hall, wh...

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