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The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

Parking in the student lots has become monitored more frequently prior to break.

Chaos in the South Lot

Rowan Hesford, Writer February 21, 2024

Sometimes, we swing too wide. Other times, we pull in too close. On occasion, we park outside the lines, call it a day and head to class. This is what a typical morning of driving as a teenager looks like....

Students are often distracted by cell phones during class time.

Anonymity on Social Media and the Dropping Standard of Decency

Annabelle Ovel, Writer January 30, 2024

Youth at Kennedy and high schools across America face serious issues with social media misuse, specifically with platforms like X (previously known as Twitter), Snapchat and Instagram. People have normalized...

The original post made on the CRCSD Facebook page suggests making a donation to the school districts foundation instead of getting gifts for teachers.

CRCSD Facebook Post Stirs Up Controversy Surrounding Teachers Gifts During the Holidays

Maggie Goldberg, Writer December 20, 2023

If you were an underpaid, overworked teacher who had to deal with hundreds of whining teenagers every single day, what would you want as a holiday gift? A Starbucks or Target gift card, maybe some snacks...

Carl Azuz speaks to National Review on a Pennsylvania School District Banning the showing of CNN.

Who Remembers CNN10?

Annabelle Ovel, Writer December 6, 2023

CNN10 is a student-oriented news show, hosted by Carl Azus until Sept. 2022 when it was taken over by Coy Wire. The show is geared towards middle and high school students and gives a ten-minute overview...

Drakes album For All the Dogs is Drakes 13th Billboard No. 1 album.

Drake’s New Album Tops Charts and Sets Records

Samuella Kasha, Writer November 1, 2023

At the beginning of the summer, Drake began his “It’s All a Blur Tour” (IAAB) with 21 Savage. Towards the beginning of his tour run, Drake announced that his eighth studio album, “For All the Dogs,”...

The Torch would like to wish all of our readers a happy Halloween!

Halloween: Same Day, Different Perspective

Lucy McCord and Liliana Hansen October 31, 2023

Each year on Oct. 31 thousands of people dress up to celebrate the spooky holiday of Halloween. However, for teens, this holiday is not nearly as thrilling. During the frightening season, fewer and fewer...

Scream Acres is open for its final weekend, Oct. 27-28, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

Scream Acres: Four Fright-Filled Attractions Offering Scares and Delight

Emma Rood, Writer October 27, 2023

If you happen to live in or visit Iowa during the month of October, take a trip to Bloomsbury Farm's Scream Acres Haunted Park in Atkins. Whether you go with your friends or family, you’re guaranteed...

Cedar Rapids Marcus Theater. A popular place to see  the many live action remakes and un orginal ideas.

The Stories That Just Won’t Die

Jersey Bilyeu, Writer October 17, 2023

With the new release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie and the official release of the Five Nights At Freddy's movie trailer, the Kennedy student body has begun to notice an abundance of adaptions. Remakes...

Elizabeth, played by Onnika Hallam, and her daughter Rachel, played by Lily Marchbanks, embrace.

A Review of The Anxiety Project: Groundbreaking or Insensitive?

Emma Beachner, Writer October 13, 2023

Kennedy Drama began this year with something new for their fall show. Not only was it a musical, differing from the typical fall play, but the show itself was unique, interesting and unlike anything you...

Representatives discuss college options at the annual Kennedy Open House.

A Guide to Picking College

Joshua Barker, Writer October 10, 2023

A new school year is marked for high school seniors by the realization that college is months away. Soon, they will select a college and commit to a brand new environment. This choice can bring stress...

Kennedy experienced numerous technical difficulties and photographer shortages during this years picture day.

The Picture Day Disaster

Rowan Hesford, Writer September 22, 2023

Picture day is a tradition all students are familiar with. A day when students go to the gym, a quick photo is snapped and your ID is printed shortly after. This is how it has been for years, until the...

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