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Swimming to State

Swimming to State

Samuel Miranda and Joey Young

November 18, 2019

The Kennedy Swim and Dive team made it to state. At their last competition, Kennedy placed 21 in the state. The state competition took place November 8. Kennedy had three swimmers place in the top 20 in their respective events. During regionals, Kennedy had seven top three finishes, placing third...

The Kennedy Cougars are Headed to the Dome

The Kennedy Cougars are Headed to the Dome

Jami Martin-Trainor, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

This Friday the Kennedy Varsity Football team will be playing at the UNI-dome in hopes of the win that sends them to the big game. If victorious, the team will get the opportunity to compete in the championship game. The Cougars are facing off against Dowling Catholic Highschool at the dome. Dowlin...

Homeless Night Success

Homeless Night Success

Anabel Bradley, Writer

November 14, 2019

On Friday, October 25, Kennedy High School sponsored Homeless Night to raise awareness for homelessness in Cedar Rapids.  Since 2002, Kennedy students have gathered in front of the school to support the homeless by spending the night outside. The event has been successful since the start.  Thi...

I Bet You Won’t Read This

I Bet You Won’t Read This

Maggie Talbott-Malone and Lindsey Matus

November 13, 2019

High school students have been trading in their books and replacing them with screens as they try to stay connected to an ever changing world of digital media.  As daily screen time has increased over the last few years, daily reading has declined. For some this is cause for alarm. What if people never...

Football Below Freezing

Football Below Freezing

Joel Dillman, Writer

November 8, 2019

The playoff season continues for the Kennedy Cougars tonight when they face off against the Urbandale J-Hawks at Kingston Stadium. So far, the Cougars have lost only one of their 10 games. The J-Hawks have lost three. This season, the J-Hawks have scored 346 points. The Cougars have scored 412 points...

Robotics Club in Action

Robotics Club in Action

Jasmine Hite, Writer

November 6, 2019

Kennedy High School's robotics team is putting their skills to the test. This year, they are making great strides. The Cougar Bots have been a team for seven years. Alyssa Jacobson. It was created by a few students and teachers who were interested in the FTC Robotics program. “A student heard...

It’s a Team Thing

It’s a Team Thing

Nolyn Melsha, Writer

November 5, 2019

Competing with the Kennedy Varsity Dance Team is an honor that freshman Grace Braden dreams about. She is currently on the team, but only as an alternate for competitions. However, being a team is not just about competing. For freshman Grace Braden being an alternate is not a problem. She loves b...

Boys Cross Country at State

Boys Cross Country at State

Savanna Sievert, Writer

November 4, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, the Kennedy Boys Cross Country team ran at the state meet.  The meet took place in Fort Dodge, Iowa at the Lakeside Golf Course. Jacob Green took third at the meet with a time of 15.35. Overall for the entire season, Green was 4th. The next closest runner for Kennedy was ...

Friday Football Game VS Dodgers

Friday Football Game VS Dodgers

Joel Dillman and Kaylia Richards

November 1, 2019

The Kennedy Cougars start off their playoff run tonight against the Fort Dodge Dodgers at Kingston Stadium. This season, the Dodgers have lost three of their nine games and the Cougars have only lost one. In total, the Cougars have scored 349 points and the Dodgers have scored 319. The Dodgers...

Women on the Defense

Women on the Defense

Elise Hrabik, Photographer/Writer

October 31, 2019

Mollie Tibbetts and Celia Barquin Arozamena are names you should not know. These are names that make us remember this world is not what it used to be. Their stories warn us of hazards out of our control. One out of every six of us will be subject to the same outcome. For some, this cumulates into a par...

Raising Awareness in the Frigid Tempuratures

Raising Awareness in the Frigid Tempuratures

Lindsey Matus, Writer

October 25, 2019

On October 25th student government, with the help of their advisor Joseph Benedict, will be hosting Kennedy’s annual Homeless Night. So far, there have been 54 students that have signed up. Adrian Evans and Benedict will rough the frigid temperatures while chaperoning this event.  “We will be ...

Kennedy Hoco: What Comes Next?

Kennedy Hoco: What Comes Next?

Jami Martin-Trainor, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

The 2019 Kennedy Homecoming dance left students with much to be desired. With the lights left on and the music requests largely ignored, students are left with one pressing question: What comes next? Last week Jason Kline, principal at Kennedy, held a meeting with student government to discuss the trad...

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