Staff Editorial Issue 4

Torch Editorial Board

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Kennedy High School is, and always has been, a place that values excellence in academics, athletics, activities, and behavior. At Kennedy, students have always valued the acceptance of each other, celebrated each other’s differences,...

Kirkwood academy classes

Kirkwood academy classes

Madeline Jamrok, Photo Editor

January 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Awareness for Syria

Elizabeth Barrett

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It's a 21st century genocide. Your children will read about it in their history textbooks. But it’s more than a mere remnant of the past. It's happening, and it’s happening now. Hundreds of thousands of people have died, ...

Staff Editorial Issue 3

Torch Editorial Board

December 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Two and a half years ago our school got an announcement. The following school year we would comply with the peculiar idea of SMART lunch. SMART lunch enabled us 80 minutes to do anything from getting help from teachers to going...

Political Ignorance

Jenna Anderson, Opinion Editor

December 12, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Our society today has willingly become ignorant and uneducated when faced with politics. It has come to the point where uninformed people chose to not even vote at all. This is a problem. We need each and every person's vote and...

Too crowded for comfort?

Bailey Schlacke, Writer

November 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion

When snows hits, ask yourself, what are you going to do? During lunch, the cafeteria is little too crowded. Making the lunch room bigger would increase space and allow more tables for students to sit down. Once snow hits t...

Staf Editorial Issue 2

Torch Editorial Board

November 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The path to the 2016 Presidential Election has been one highlighted by insults, outsider campaigns that promise to shake up the establishment that so many Americans feel betrayed by, and a biased media dedicated to borderline...

Jimmy Johns

Jimmy Johns

October 31, 2016

Staff Editorial Issue 1

Torch Editorial Board

October 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  It started on August 26th. It has since spread nationwide, to sports fields and schools throughout the land of the free. From Virginia to Minnesota, Kentucky to California, high school football players across the countr...

Batman fights Superman but disapoints fans

Tyler Blattner, Writer

May 17, 2016

Filed under Arts and Culture, Opinion

Mediocre acting might be something you expect from an action movie. But, a 6.5 rating from one of Kennedy’s own and a 7.2 rating from makes you ask the question: is this movie really worth your money? Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of...

New Athletic Transfer Bill

Katie Beer, Writer

April 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Switching schools because of bullying issues is a serious ordeal and should be treated like one. As of right now, students in Iowa can transfer schools due to bullying but cannot play sports for the first 90 days of enroll...