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Spartan’s Games to Compete for Substate

Spartan’s Games to Compete for Substate

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

May 1, 2018

The Spartans played against Iowa City West Trojans in their first game and then the Washington Warriors for their second game on April 27th.

Freshmen Class Members Asked to Consider Running in Student Elections

Freshmen Class Members Asked to Consider Running in Student Elections

Grace Hanrahan, Writer

April 30, 2018

Student class officers will be elected later this spring, but many freshmen aren’t aware that they are eligible to run. There are different positions to consider such as president, vice president, and treasury that organize class events throughout the year. “This class has already started ...

What Kennedy is Doing to Keep Students Safe

What Kennedy is Doing to Keep Students Safe

Mathew WorthingtonBarnes, Writer

April 26, 2018

With all the recent school shootings, school districts have been debating on what they should do to keep the students and staff safe. Different schools have done various things to ensure the safety of both students and staff. In Pennsylvania, one district has decided to arm each class room with a five-gallon...

The Power Movement

The Power Movement

Anafer Millsap, Photo Editor

April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Kennedy students gathered outside by the flagpole for their fight in gun control. For more pictures click here.  ...

What a Bucket of Batteries Can Do

What a Bucket of Batteries Can Do

Shaun Pothepalli, Writer

April 19, 2018

The Battery Recycling Challenge officially began on April 9, and most of the CRCSD Green Teams are working together to take on the Battery Recycling Challenge. Kennedy’s Green Team consists of five seniors, Spencer Davis, Mackinzee Macho, Alexis Peterson, Sydney Ross, and Grace Duffy. The group's...

Make Your Voices Heard

Make Your Voices Heard

Jami Martin-Trainor, Writer

April 17, 2018

19 years will have passed since the Columbine Shooting on April 20. Since that day, there have been 25 fatal school shootings that have taken away numerous lives. Come April 20, many students of Kennedy High School will be walking out of school at 10 a.m., attempting to add to the efforts of others to...

Want to LITERALLY Give Back to the Community?

Want to LITERALLY Give Back to the Community?

Olivia Haefner, Co Editor-in-chief

April 12, 2018

Kennedy Student Government is hosting a blood drive Tuesday, April 17 in the Black Box Theater. Everyone is welcome to donate, including students and staff. "Last year Student Government started hosting the blood drive to spread awareness for the importance of blood donations in the community," Joe...

Mini-Dance Marathon 2018 Outcome

Mini-Dance Marathon 2018 Outcome

Tate Weaver, Writer

April 9, 2018

This year's Mini-Dance Marathon involved Jack Hoeger's campaign, I Know Jack Foundation, which helped contribute to a larger number of students attending. This year's dance had over 60 kids attend and the club raised over $2,300. They danced from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an occasional few showing u...

Mini Dance Marathon: Just Good Fun

Mini Dance Marathon: Just Good Fun

Sophia Jasper and Hannah Ratzer

April 2, 2018

“I want people to have fun while supporting a worthy cause,” Hailey Freeze, sr., Key Club officer said. The Mini Dance Marathon is just the way to do that. On April 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Mini Dance Marathon will take place at Kennedy High School. Kennedy Key Club organizes the dance, an...

New Locks on School Doors

New Locks on School Doors

Josh Sheeley, Writer

March 9, 2018

Kennedy High School has taken a few changes in security measures in the last week of February and early March. As many students and teachers have seen, there is a district facility technician going around changing every door knob and lock in the school. Kennedy is also locking all doors during passing...

Crazy Weather in Cedar Rapids

Crazy Weather in Cedar Rapids

Anna Reinhart, Opinion Editor

March 5, 2018

Yesterday there’s a good chance you were enjoying the 55 degree highs and sunshine. After today’s weather, you might be frustrated with pouring rain all morning that turned into heavy snow by the afternoon. “I’m so tired of having 50 degree weather one day and snow the next,” Bibiana Granadillo,...

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