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Kennedy Wrestler Profiles

Kennedy Wrestler Profiles

Colby Manley, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

Pictured first: Nolan Hromidko: Weight: 126 lbs Matches: 138 Record: 117-21 High School Accomplishments: 4x Varsity Letter winner,  3x District Champion, 3x State place winner, 2x 1st team all-metro, 1x 1st team MVC, 1 of 12 wrestlers to make Kennedy's 100 win club. Nolan and Logen...

Doctors’ report: Without surgery, he may never walk or talk

Doctors’ report: Without surgery, he may never walk or talk

Katie Beer, Writer

March 3, 2016

You’d never guess that Kyle Minor, sr., has had his skull cracked open by surgeons five times in 17 years. He's otherwise a typical Kennedy student, involved in Happiness show choir, and with plans to attend college next fall at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids. “Surgery could have severely handicapped me, as...

Brennan Urbi

Brennan Urbi

Madeline Jamrok, Writer

February 22, 2016

Anywhere from 500-1,000 people audition for the acting program at Northern Illinois University, and only 20-25 applicants get in. From New York to Los Angeles, a wide variety of performers audition at Northern Illinois University, and Brennan Urbi, sr., was accepted, making his way into the acting program...

Runels honored with Service Above Self award

Runels honored with Service Above Self award

Abby Donovan, Opinion Editor

January 21, 2016

Area high school principals were invited to nominate a senior that follows Martin Luther King Junior’s idea of volunteerism and service. Kennedy’s Linden Runels received the Service Above Self award and was invited to a luncheon on Monday at the Double-Tree by Hilton in downtown Cedar Rapids. Jason...

Jobs of CR: Senior Edition

Jobs of CR: Senior Edition

Jayden Bisson, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

As teenagers, we all seem to face the same, irrevocable problem. We need money. Whether you are saving up for a new pair of Roshes, scavenging for enough cash to order “B Dubs” during smart lunch, or simply trying to put enough gas in your car to get to school, there just never seems to be enough....

Empowering across the world

Empowering across the world

Abby Donovan, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2015

Surprise one. A phone call. Head volleyball coach Michelle Goodall was first contacted in mid-August by Sports United an organization within the United States Embassy. Goodall was recommended by her mentor John Kessel from USA Volleyball to travel to the Philippines to offer clinics to athletes and...

The Cougar Call to Duty

The Cougar Call to Duty

Jayden Bisson, Staff Writer

October 8, 2015

As their peers frantically fill out college applications and struggle to come up with the perfect essay for the highest-paying scholarships, other high school seniors prepare to enlist in various military positions. For many, it is a goal that they have had for years, and for others it is a relatively ...

Back in the black box

Back in the black box

Xander Riley, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2015

Kennedy's drama department took on a unique challenge this year as they brought an alum's vision to life on stage: Alosha Robinson's "Nice People." Not only that, but this was the first full production of the play, although there was a stage reading last year at the University of Iowa. Robinson graduated...

Grant Brown, Chinese

Grant Brown, Chinese

Jayden Bisson, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015

Q: What’s your favorite part about teaching at Kennedy so far? A: “About ten years ago, in 2005, I decided that I wanted to be a teacher. Then at the time I decided that I wanted to teach Chinese, and that I wanted to teach it in a high school. Ten years went by, and I continued to study Chinese,...

From the Midwest to the Middle East

From the Midwest to the Middle East

Elianna Novitch, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2015

When senior Sweta Sudhir boarded her flight to Eskişehir, Turkey, she didn't know what awaited her upon her arrival in the foreign country that she had only heard about in the news. She was set to spend two months working in a research facility through the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship, an...

The skinny on Sanders: a day in the life of intern Maia Bennett

The skinny on Sanders: a day in the life of intern Maia Bennett

Abby Donovan, Editorial Editor

September 8, 2015

For senior Maia Bennett the last month has been nothing but busy. Bennett began interning for the Bernie Sanders campaign at the beginning of August. She will continue interning until the caucuses on Feb 1. Bennett’s internship is held at the Marion field office of the Sanders campaign. She says that ...

Marty Labs

Marty Labs

Joey Riley, Writer

May 28, 2015

Q: After you leave Kennedy, what will you be doing? A: I qualified for Officer Candidate School through the U.S. Army, so I will hopefully finish the final selection process and go to training. Q: What did you like most about being at Kennedy? A: I like the fact that we have good students, we have respectful stud...

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