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Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

Kennedy Volleyball Advances to Regional Finals

Kennedy Volleyball Advances to Regional Finals

Neenah Alyassiri, Writer October 22, 2021

The Kennedy varsity volleyball team had their regional semi finals Oct. 21. The team swept Marshalltown 3-0 to continue onto the finals. The Cougars won the first set with 25-10. Followed by the Cougars...

Kennedy Will Be Hosting Homeless Night October 29

Kennedy Will Be Hosting Homeless Night October 29

Jasmine Hite, Writer October 22, 2021

Kennedy’s Student Government will be holding Homeless Night Friday, Oct. 29. The event will begin at 9 p.m. Friday night and last until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.  Homeless Night is an event that Kennedy...

Bruises, black eyes and other injuries can indicate someone was involved in teen violence.

The Unknown Dark Side of Teens

Abby Bunker, Writer October 22, 2021

Teen violence is everywhere and happens for many reasons. Outsiders may not see a reason for violence, but those involved might. Sometimes it happens without a reason; Teens may simply “feel like it.”  Lille...

A Junior Achievement speaker opens the day.

Freshman Junior Achievement Trip Coming October 26

Emma Alcorn, Writer October 21, 2021

The Junior Achievement Career field trip will be held on Oct 26. Career Inspire offers opportunities to freshmen to learn about jobs from industry representatives and align high school course work with...

Kennedy Choir Performs on October 14

Kennedy Choir Performs on October 14

Jersey Bilyeu, Photographer October 20, 2021

The Kennedy foyer will be filled with all sorts of treats after school on Oct. 18.

A Bountiful Bake Sale Coming Up October 18

Jasmine Hite, Writer October 18, 2021

The Muslim Student Association invites all Kennedy students to attend the bake sale on Oct. 18. The sale will take place in the foyer after school that day.   Treats such as donuts, brownies and baklava...

Oct. 15s match is the last Kennedy varsity football game at Kingston Stadium.

Undefeated Kennedy Cougars To Face the Johnston Dragons

Isaac White, Writer October 15, 2021

Kennedy’s undefeated varsity football team will face the Johnston Dragons Friday, Oct. 15. The Dragons are ranked #19 in 5A and currently have a 3-4 win-loss ratio. This will be the last home game...

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Pledge Of Allegiance at Kennedy

Emma Alcorn October 13, 2021

As the announcements started on the first day of school, a portion of the class stood for the Pledge of Allegiance while others did not. That was how the 2021 school year started at Kennedy, but as the...

Senior Simeon Jauhiainen prepares himself.

Kennedy Boys Varsity Golf Reflects on the Season So Far

Jersey Bilyeu, Writer October 12, 2021

Over the summer, the boys on the Kennedy Varsity Golf team trained long hours and competed in various tournaments over the summer, and it has been effective in their 2021 season. “The kids have played...

Kennedy prepares to put on Rudolph

Playtime Poppy is Holding Auditions for ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’

Molly Martin October 12, 2021

PlayTime Poppy returns to Kennedy. This year Kennedy will put on ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’. Auditions will be held after school on Tuesday, Oct. 12 and Thursday, Oct. 14. All Kennedy students...

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