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Missouri ban on Facebook

Missouri ban on Facebook

Bailey Zaputil

October 19, 2011

A ban on student teacher relationships on Facebook was blocked this month in Missouri after protests by the Teacher Association. Kennedy show choir teacher, Storm Ziegler, discusses the ban and how Facebook affects his life. “I have two thoughts on [the ban]. First, it seems to be a blatant violatio...

Letter from Editor-in-Chief

Rachel Gilman

Rachel Gilman

October 19, 2011

I have always been one to take comfort in tradition. I find a familiar routine to be strangely welcoming. Although I love the familiarity of a good tradition, I am also willing to take on change. How contradictory, no? But the thing is, change means progress. Let’s face it, the world is continuously moving around us, and we have to be flexible enough to adapt an...

Open auditions for the Kennedy improv team

Isabel Neff

October 19, 2011

The Kennedy improv team is having open auditions in the blackbox. They will be on Oct. 18 from 8 to 10 p.m and anyone audition for being on the improv team. "Improv is creating a scene and characters without much planning," Tanner Boyle, jr., said. "Anyone is welcome and we'll have a great time."...

Ten years later, a look back on 9/11

Bailey Zaputil

October 6, 2011

A decade has passed since the violent terrorist attacks orchestrated by the Islamic extremist group, Al-Queda. Today, now grown up from kindergarden and elementary years, Kennedy students reflect on how 9/11 changed America and their lives. Jason Blum, soph., lived on Long Island when the attacks...

Best Buddies

Torch Coverage

October 6, 2011

Anyone can be involved with Best Buddies, an organization where students get to be involved with people of special needs and get to meet new friends. People join Best Buddies for an opportunity to meet new people in school who they wouldn’t usually meet. “It’s a good way to get involved,”...

Kennedy student studies in Japan

Tara Mittelberg

October 4, 2011

Over the summer, Hannah James, jr., spent six weeks studying abroad inJapan. James became interested in the Japanese language and culture after playing video games influenced byJapan. Her Japanese teacher, Daniel Carolin, introduced Youth For Understanding, the foreign exchange program James traveled...

Concert world tour

Photo by Cathy Thompson

Isabel Neff

October 4, 2011

While most students were swimming in the pool and relaxing at home, Kennedy’s Robert Burton, jr., spent the summer touring Europe with the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra. “I’ve never been to Europe outside of this group, so it definitely changed my life,” Burton said. The...

Kennedy’s fall musical

Isabel Neff

September 21, 2011

  Kennedy’s fall musical, the Suessical, had its first preview at the Farmer’s Market last Saturday. If you missed the preview, don’t worry; there will be a school preview on October 5. There is also a video that will be online at a later date. The show is on Oct 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. ...

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