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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

Alex Clay, Yuna Song, Marcelle Strait

Kennedy Select Choirs Perform Their Full Shows at Dessert Concert

Kiera Zwack, Photographer January 27, 2023

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New Superintendent Dr. Tawana Grover.

Cedar Rapids Community School District Announces New Superintendent

Molly Martin, Managing Editor January 27, 2023

The CRCSD has announced a new superintendent for the 2023-2024 school year. Dr. Tawana Grover was approved with a unanimous vote to succeed interim superintendent Art Sathoff who took over after the passing...

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs the Students First Act in the Capitol rotunda.

The Beginning of the End of Public Education in Iowa

Sonja Woerner, Writer January 25, 2023

Kim Reynolds is a name known throughout the Iowa educational system. Serving as Iowa Governor for over five years, she has attempted to and succeeded in undermining Iowa public schools with misleading...

Changes in the price of womens period products over time, making them less accessible to high school students.

Vandalism Sparks Removal of Feminine Hygiene Product in Bathrooms

Claire Frank, Writer January 25, 2023

School vandalism is a problem outside and inside of school. Vandalism has been seen all over the bathrooms by custodians and teachers from writing on the walls to the misuse of hygiene products.  The...

Senior Kenzie Reed sinks a deep 3 point shot

Photos: Kennedy Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs Prairie

Isaac White, Photographer January 23, 2023

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Senior Kenzie Reed shoots for three.

Boys’ Basketball Now Ranked First in the State

Molly Martin, Writer January 19, 2023

The Cougars are undefeated and ranked first in the Mississippi Valley Conference class 4A basketball after a 66-44 win over Dubuque Senior on Tuesday, Jan. 17 . The Kennedy Boys’ Basketball team is coming...

Freshman Sam Bloomquist swims freestyle

Photos: Kennedy Boys’ Swim on Jan. 3

Ella Smith, Photographer January 19, 2023

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Cael Smithhart lifting his opponent

Boys Wrestling Competes in a Meet on 1/14

Ella Smith, Photographer January 17, 2023

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Junior, Cyrus Courtney shooting a mid range jumper.

Photos: Boys Basketball Scores Over Linn-Mar, 70-57

Isaac White, Photographer January 13, 2023

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Alexander Jackson leaving court following a hearing in July 2022.

Cedar Rapids Man on Trial for 2021 Triple Murder

Molly Martin, Writer January 12, 2023

The trial for Alexander Jackson began in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Jackson is accused of murdering his father Jan, mother Melissa and sister Sabrina in June of 2021.  Jackson has been...

The Future With Kim

The Future With Kim

Jersey Bilyeu, Writer January 12, 2023

On Nov. 8 2022, Iowa held its gubernatorial election where Kim Reynolds was re-elected as the State Governor. In 2018, Reynolds was elected to be the 43rd governor of Iowa. Since then she has ignored...

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