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Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids

Haylee Brewer, Writer

September 27, 2018

It's time to get ready cougars. This Friday at Kingston Stadium, for the Kennedy vs Washington football game, the coats for kids’ campaign with be held. KCRG is getting coats for those who can’t afford them and so nobody is cold this upcoming winter. All coats that are donated will be going to the...

The Bowl of the Sciences

The Bowl of the Sciences

Mathew WorthingtonBarnes, Writer

September 26, 2018

The science bowl has come back to Kennedy High School. The science bowl is a four versus four open response. The open response is just hit the buzzer and answer the question that was asked. The open response is for the answer to be explained. If the answer is correct, then a bounce question will be given...

You’ll Be Hooked!

You’ll Be Hooked!

Jami Martin-Trainor, Writer

September 25, 2018

This year, the Kennedy drama department chose Peter and the Starcatcher for their annual fall play. The school wide preview for the show is on  Wednesday, Sept. 26, and the actual showing of the play is on Sept. 27, 28, and 29. Peter and the Starcatcher is related to the popular children’s...

Tech for 2000 (Students)?

Tech for 2000 (Students)?

Alyssa Friedley, Writer

September 17, 2018

“We recognize that there’s a tremendous value on being able to access things online,” Kennedy High School principal Jason Kline said. “One-to-one is one computer, tablet, or laptop for each student.” Kennedy is planning to do a one-to-one launch along with the other high schools in the district...

Pulling Job Shadows into the Light

Pulling Job Shadows into the Light

Mathew WorthingtonBarnes, Writer

September 13, 2018

It’s that time of the year when all the sophomores, juniors, and seniors are trying to decide which job shadow to do.  All applications for job shadows are due Sept. 20. Additional information regarding when and where the students' job shadows are will be sent via email and text message. Job shadows...

Homecoming Happenings Next Week

Homecoming Happenings Next Week

Grace Hanrahan, Writer

September 9, 2018

Kennedy High School’s homecoming dance is next week and important information is now available to students attending.   The dance is on Friday, Sept. 14 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. and pictures are in the West Gym from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold in the cafeteria ahead of time for $10 ...

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018

The city of Cedar Rapids is beginning to prepare for the potential 17.5 foot crest of the Cedar River, expected to happen on Sunday. Many CR residents are feeling deja vu back to the flood of 2016. Senior Sage Decker recently moved to a loft building downtown, and has been near the action the...

Club Fair Extravaganza on Monday

Club Fair Extravaganza on Monday

Anna Reinhart

September 6, 2018

The Club, Activity, and Organization Fair is an opportunity to explore several ways to get involved at Kennedy High School. On Monday, Sept. 10, the fair will be held in the Main Gym during Homeroom. During this time, students are to report to Homeroom or the Club Fair. There are over 25 booths to...

Torch out on newsstands

Torch out on newsstands

May 24, 2018

Click the below images and page forward with the arrows to to view the latest print issue. All our newsmagazines are archived at the website Issuu.com/KennedyTorch. Torch media publishes its printed student newsmagazine fall semester and spring semester, with daily/regular updates and additions of digi...

Special Ceremony for Five Kennedy Graduates

Special Ceremony for Five Kennedy Graduates

Tate Weaver, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018

On May 21, Principal Jason Kline, along with other faculty members, presented awards and honors to five graduating seniors: Sarah Alterbal, Dekota Berry, Ellie Grovert, Hannah Jacoby, and Nic Luongvan. This was a special ceremony to honor these students, all who are members of Kennedy's Best Buddies...

Goodbye Seniors

Goodbye Seniors

Hannah Ratzer, Arts and Culture Editor

May 21, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, over 400 students will be walking across the stage at the US Cellular Center to start the next chapter of their lives. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Kennedy High School’s 50th Commencement Ceremony will include speeches from Principal Jason Kline, class Valedictorian Amand...

The Importance of Student Government

The Importance of Student Government

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

May 7, 2018

“Student Government gives you a voice and allows you to have opportunities to change a ton of peoples’ lives throughout our community,” Hailey Dolphin, sr., said. Dolphin has been a part of Student Government since her freshman year and initially joined because she thought it would look good on resumes, then r...

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