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Catching Z’s

Tara Mittelberg December 16, 2011

As students are encouraged to take on advanced classes and extracurricular activities, they often neglect sleep, cutting back on one of the body's most important restorative devices. Sleep deprivation...

Norm the Sports Guy

Norm Althoff December 14, 2011

I created NORM THE SPORTS GUY blog for the Torch website because of my interest in sports and liking to voice my opinion on sports topics. I blog about a variety of sports issues  and sports headlines...

5 ways to stay healthy during the winter

Torch Coverage December 12, 2011

1.)    Wash Your Hands- You hear it all the time, but it’s because it works. Hand washing can destroy viruses you may have gotten from surfaces you’ve touched and keep you from getting sick....

The golden rule

Bailey Zaputil December 8, 2011

There’s a quote that’s stuck with me through out the years: being nice to people you don’t like isn’t being two-faced, it’s being grown-up. Everyday, this has become more and more relevant...

10 ways to make your Christmas merrier

Torch Coverage December 2, 2011

Christmas. What more is there to say about it? Personally, it’s my favorite time of the year. People seem happier around this time. All the kids can’t wait for Santa Claus to come down the chimney...

Playtime Poppy shares the meaning of Christmas

Isabel Neff December 2, 2011

This year’s Playtime Poppy explores into the true meaning of Christmas with the show the Best Christmas Pageant Ever. This show is directed by Steven Tolly, language arts and speech teacher. This...

Remembering Coach Clark

Norm Althoff December 2, 2011

Jeff Clark, assistant wrestling coach, passed away unexpectedly Nov, 27. He was a Kennedy graduate of 1996, and participated in wrestling and football all four years. He went to Wartburg College to wrestle....

American Pickers

Iowa plays host for American Pickers

Amy Brause November 13, 2011

Every Monday night, people are glued to their televisions watching by one of the fastest growing shows on the air, American Pickers. American Pickers is a show about two men, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz,...

Language arts teacher Michael Ayers

Language arts teacher completes dissertation

Sam Nordstrom November 13, 2011

Michael Ayers, AP Language teacher, has finished writing his 230 page dissertation in order to receive his Doctorate. Ayers began writing his dissertation during the fall of 2008. Ayers wrote his...

Theater department prepares for Playtime Poppy

Torch Coverage November 9, 2011

By Jason Grobstich   Playtime Poppy’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is set for the Kennedy stage on Dec. 1-3. The plot of the play involves of a group of rotten kids who end up as the...

Students lead morning announcements

Torch Coverage November 5, 2011

By Emma Moss  “Stay Classy” is a quotation that Kennedy students hear almost every day from Logan LeTellier, sr., and Josh Jahlas, sr., as they broadcast the morning announcements with principal...

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