Kennedy Torch

Shoot me, I’m black

Fatima Elsheikh, Writer

December 12, 2014

It is evident that walking while black in America is a crime. Black lives don’t matter here, and they never have. Blood trickled from his body into the street as he laid there, face down, for hours. Hours, as an angry, heated crowd gathered. “They could have just tased him. That’s some ...

Beat Abuse

Alexis DeCoteau, Writer

October 30, 2014

Beat Abuse! Animal abuse is a serious matter that often happens and needs to be put to an end. 21 year old Leo Nopolus was caught on tape abusing his roommate’s cat sometime between October 8th and October 9th in Iowa City, Nopolus admitted to police he continually tortured the cat for at least ...

I Like SMART Lunch

Anthony Alepra, Writer

October 30, 2014

SMART Lunch is good. SMART Lunch, which stands for students maximizing achievement relationships & time, is the 80 minute lunch for students that is new to Kennedy this year. Split into two 40 minute periods, students can attend tutorials to get extra help and make up work. There were many varying...

Flu Season is Here

Olivia Geiger, Writer

October 30, 2014

Do you want to stay healthy this winter? If so, you should get a flu shot. It is better for us to get a flu shot at the beginning of the flu season instead of when we are coming down with symptoms of a cold which could lead to the flu. Flu activity usually peaks from January through March but cases can...

Poll results: Which of the following pizza places is your favorite?

Poll results: Which of the following pizza places is your favorite?

Xander Riley, Web Editor

October 14, 2014

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Technology takes over

Technology takes over

Maddy Crist, Editorial Editor

October 6, 2014

My mom works in a kindergarten classroom at Viola Gibson and every year she tells me about the two or three kids who don’t know how to hold a pencil or don’t know how to spell their name. Those kids are not as developed as the other kids in the classroom and that sets them back in their progress...

Poll Results: How many SMART lunch tutorials have you attended so far?

Poll Results: How many SMART lunch tutorials have you attended so far?

Xander Riley, Web Editor

September 30, 2014

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Take on the Challenge

Lydia Martin, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2014

Within the last month, all of the buzz on social media sites has been about the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”. Before this many people did not know what ALS was. ALS is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. According to ALSA.org, ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis can be defined as a pro...

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