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Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

Happiness members dance their closing number.

The Happiest Tradition

Kaitlyn Dolphin, Managing Editor June 17, 2024

Known for their iconic yellow jackets and upbeat performances, Happiness Inc. is packed with rituals and memories that last for years after performers take their final bow.  Happiness Inc. is Kennedy's...

Senior cross country representatives Ben Knipfer, Alex Volden, and Kyler Zimmerman (left to right) walk the parade.

Celebrating Kennedy’s Seniors

Jersey Bilyeu, Copy Editor June 10, 2024

In their last year of secondary education, students get involved in several of the senior traditions at Kennedy. From senior sunrise to prom, each senior class has events throughout the year to celebrate...

New legislation passed to allow districts to decide if staff can open carry a weapon. Teachers are conflicted.

Are We Safe Yet?

Madelyn Gilchrist, Designer June 3, 2024

Kicking the ball up to his teammates, junior Trevor LeMense.

Photos: May 7 Varsity Boys Soccer

Seamus Duggan, Photographer May 17, 2024

Insecurities affect us all.

Maggie’s Musings—Emma Wagner’s “Don’t Let Them See”

Maggie Goldberg and Emma Wagner May 15, 2024

Poetry utilizes few words and instills them with emotion. When a writer does it well, those emotions seep from the page and onto us, the readers. In this piece by sophomore Emma Wagner, my emotions are...

Senior Jocelin Legunas going in to hug her coach,  Annie Walsh.

Photos: Girls Soccer Senior Night on May 10

Piper White, Photographer May 13, 2024

For the full album, check out our Flickr!

Students pose with teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Torch Celebrates the Kennedy Teaching Staff for Teacher Appreciation Week

Staff Editorial May 10, 2024

The halls of Kennedy are not only filled with exceptional students, but also exceptional teachers. Teachers fill the school with knowledge, support and care. In honor of teacher appreciation week, Torch...

On hole seven, sophomore Brooklyn Gilchrist hits with her driver.

Photos: JV Girls Golf Attends Meet on May 7

River Borgerding and Maddy Gilchrist May 9, 2024

For the full album, check out our Flickr!

Kicking the ball to his teammates is senior Bogdan Breckenridge.

Photos: May 3 Varsity Boys Senior Night

Brooklyn Gilchrist, Photographer May 8, 2024

For the full album, check out our Flickr!

As consumers we tend to skim nutrition labels...would you even notice if it read may contain rats ?

Rats: A New Superfood In Your Drink?

Annabelle Ovel, Writer May 7, 2024

Consumers display a concerning habit of failing to research the killer ingredients in their store-bought, processed drinks before consuming them. A range of Gatorade flavors contains Yellow 5 or Red 40—both...

Sophomore Maria Kaiser (right) receives the CBYX Scholarship certificate from German teacher Milaena Reade (left).

Sophomore Maria Kaiser Set to Spend a Year in Germany

Aanya Tripathi, Writer May 6, 2024

Sophomore Maria Kaiser received the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship (CBYX) in March 2024 to live in Germany for a year. She’ll spend her junior year in the country with a host family and...

Poster made by Cole Pruett to promote the concert.

Free Mental Health Awareness Concert on May 9

Talia Hutchison and Miya Parker May 6, 2024

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month so Iowa BIG and Nexus Entertainment are putting on a free Mental Health Awareness concert on Thursday, May 9 from 5-8 p.m. at the Groundswell Cafe in Cedar...

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