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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...

Mock election next week

Mock election next week

Isabel Neff

October 26, 2012

There will be a mock election for Kennedy students  Monday, Oct. 29 or 30. The results of the election will be out Wednesday, Oct. 31.  If you miss the mock election and want to get your vote in, stop in at government teacher Adrian Evan's room. Students will vote for who they think should be U.S....

Girls Cross Country Runs To State

Girls Cross Country Runs To State

Lydia Martin

October 26, 2012

The Kennedy Girls’ Cross Country team began winning races at the start of the season and they haven’t stopped. The team finished the regular season with a record of six wins and no loses and placed second in the Mississippi Valley Conference meet. They won their first district meet on Oct 18...

Football playoff time changes

Football playoff time changes

Ethan Divis

October 25, 2012

After the Cougars' huge upset over Muscatine, their Football game this Monday, Oct. 29 against Cedar Falls is scheduled to start at 8:45 p.m. not 7 p.m. There are other high school football games to be played before it, which is the cause for delay. School will not be delayed the next day, Tuesday,...

Technology creates messages for journalists

Technology creates messages for journalists

Isabel Neff

October 17, 2012

Very rarely do you hear the words, “pull out your phones and check Twitter,” coming from an adult, so when you do, it’s a pleasant surprise. “I want you to use your phones like journalists,” Aaron Manfull, the advisor at Francis Howell North High School said. Today at the Iowa High School...

Torch earns high awards at state conference

Torch earns high awards at state conference

Torch Coverage

October 17, 2012

Torch received many awards at the Iowa High School Press Association State Conference today in Iowa City. For the spring awards given to print editions, Torch won: Class B 2nd place in writing, Class B 1st place in graphics, and Class B 1st place in photography. Throughout the day Torch reporters also com...

Weekly sports roundup

Weekly sports roundup

Ethan Divis

October 4, 2012

FOOTBALL: The Football team got their first win of the season last Firday as they dominated the Jefferson J-Hawks 44-0. Alex Hillyer ran the ball 23 times for 159 yards and scored three touchdowns. Coming up: A win would be crucial to their playoff hopes as they travel down to Waterloo East Friday. GOLF:...

Books piling high for AP classes

Books piling high for AP classes

Maddy Crist

October 1, 2012

Books are piled high and it seems like there is an endless amount of work to be done before the school night is over. Students enrolled in AP classes say that classes can be very stressful but also highly rewarding. Whether it’s one AP class or four, students at Kennedy High School are challenging...

Homecoming hopefuls seek the crown

Homecoming hopefuls seek the crown

Lydia Martin

September 25, 2012

Homecoming always comes around every fall. There’s the dance, the parade, the big football game, powder puff, school dress up days, and of course Homecoming Court. Every year the senior class selects 15 boys and 15 girls to be nominated for Homecoming King and Queen. Then the senior and junior class...

Voices: the girl in the band

Voices: the girl in the band

Xander Riley

September 20, 2012

I interviewed Jayci Kvach. She is a freshman at Kennedy this year, and she is also a member of the marching band. Q: Why do you like Kennedy? A: Because it’s fun. Q: How has your year at Kennedy been so far? A: Fine, I haven’t died. Q: Do you like Kennedy more, less, or the same a...

Locking in a new year

Locking in a new year

Mary Mathis

September 14, 2012

What seems to be an annoyance for students at Kennedy High School could be the difference in an intruder coming into our school, or staying out. A new security system has been added to the doors at Kennedy. The doors are locked at all times, except for the 5 minutes during passing periods and the 5 mi...

Voices: a freshman and show choir member

Voices: a freshman and show choir member

Shea VonSprecken

September 12, 2012

I interviewed the Freshman and show choir member, Liz Krejci. You will hear what she thought of her first week at Kennedy and about what it's like being in Chanteurs. Q: What did you think of your first week at Kennedy High School? A: I thought the first week of school went well and I was glad to be b...

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