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Shelby Tigges 20 Time Project: Discussing White Privilege

Shelby Tigges and Nathan Sheeley

May 2, 2017

The following excerpts are part of a school project conducted by Kennedy student Shelby Tigges. Tigges approached The Torch as a platform to share her 20 Time Project, a school assignment in which she was to spend 20 percent of her time working on a project. Tigges' task was to show that respectful yet...

Beauty and the Beast (2017): Review

Beauty and the Beast (2017): Review

Anna Reinhart, Profile Editor

April 17, 2017

The tale as old as time hits the big screen once again. The classic story of Beauty and the Beast returns to theaters for the first time since 1991, and people of all ages all around the world have been anticipating it since Disney's announcement of bringing the story back to life. I loved almost...

A Teenager’s Guide to Saving Money

Brooke McNeal, News Editor

April 6, 2017

A never ending trial

A never ending trial

Olivia Haefner, Feature Editor

March 27, 2017

Emotionally riveting. That’s how I’d describe my experience watching the series The People vs. O.J. The series was released on Feb. 2 2016. There are 10 episodes, each one being 58 minutes in length. The show doesn’t start at the beginning of O.J.’s trail, but rather at the night his ex-wife,...

Before I Fall: Review

Before I Fall: Review

Jenna Anderson, Opinion Editor

March 24, 2017

Make the most of every moment you have with the people you love. That's the true theme director Ry Russo-Young displayed through the movie "Before I Fall." The movie is based off of the novel (Before I Fall) published by Lauren Oliver in 2010. It came out in theatre's on March third of this year. Prior...

National Guard Impacts Kennedy Family

National Guard Impacts Kennedy Family

Mady Kircher, Writer

March 24, 2017

My brother, Michael Kircher is a senior at Kennedy High School and enrolled in the National Guards infantry program at just 17 years old with the signed consent of our parents. The National Guard visits Kennedy and other schools around the Cedar Rapids Community School District to recruit new sol...

Sports vs. Music: Is one favored more than the other?

Claire Fluent, Writer

March 12, 2017

Kennedy High School has a wide variety of activities that you can be involved in. Some people believe that certain groups of activities are favored more than others. The question is, sports activities vs. music activities, do you think one is favored more than the other at Kennedy? In my opinion,...

Staff Editorial Issue 5

Torch Editorial Board

March 5, 2017

As the year stats to come to a close and seniors look back on their memories at Kennedy, we, as editors, would like to give a thank you to some teachers that we have had that made high school enjoyable by going the extra mile. Thank you for creating these things that makes us want to come to school: Wa...

Kennedy, we can do better

Jason Kline, Writer

March 2, 2017

Attention to all readers, Principal Jason Kline has submitted an editorial to the editors in Torch and we would like to share it with you:   Kennedy, we can do better. I am not blaming anyone, especially students, for where we are today. It's really not your fault. Many of the adults...

American Boy Doll

American Boy Doll

Elizabeth Barrett, Writer

February 28, 2017

It's a pretty big deal. American Girl has been around since 1986, after creator Pleasant Rowland visited colonial Williamsburg and struggled to find a doll for her nieces. Since then, the American Girl company has been sold to Mattel, and have received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award eight time...

Staff Editorial Issue 4

Torch Editorial Board

February 10, 2017

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, and above all treated one another with respect. This is the foundation...

Kirkwood academy classes

Kirkwood academy classes

Madeline Jamrok, Photo Editor

January 27, 2017

If you’re currently a junior and have mixed thoughts on what classes to sign up for during the 2017-2018 school year, I would strongly encourage you to take Kirkwood classes. You might be on the fence for many reasons, thinking the classes will be too hard or you’re not sure if they will benefit y...

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