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Finally a Track Meet

Finally a Track Meet

Anafer Millsap, Photo Editor

April 11, 2018

After a long awaited time, the girls finally ran an outdoor meet. The girls' track team has had many cancellations this season due to weather and on April 10 they were finally able to have an outdoor meet for the first time this season.

Spring Pep Assembly

Spring Pep Assembly

Jamison Prull, Photo Editor

April 8, 2018

Remembering 10 Years of Marvel Movies

Remembering 10 Years of Marvel Movies

Shaun Pothepalli, Writer

April 6, 2018

“The trailer for Avengers: Infinity War promises a movie with real stakes- and a story that will began to say goodbye to a generation of beloved superheroes,” according to theatlantic.com. To know what to expect from this movie however, we must remember the timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe,...

Is the Test Worth the Stress?

Is the Test Worth the Stress?

Jami Martin-Trainor, Writer

April 5, 2018

Every year when the snow melts into spring, it brings flowers, rain, and the annual Iowa Assessments. We sit in our class rooms for hours in the morning, filling bubble after bubble to mark our answers the sheet. Some students like the test and some students hate it, but we all have to end up taking...

Mini Dance Marathon: Just Good Fun

Mini Dance Marathon: Just Good Fun

Sophia Jasper and Hannah Ratzer

April 2, 2018

“I want people to have fun while supporting a worthy cause,” Hailey Freeze, sr., Key Club officer said. The Mini Dance Marathon is just the way to do that. On April 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Mini Dance Marathon will take place at Kennedy High School. Kennedy Key Club organizes the dance, an...

Spartans Tackle Their First Season with a Scrimmage

Spartans Tackle Their First Season with a Scrimmage

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

March 29, 2018

The Spartans Rugby team kicked off the start of their season with a scrimmage against Washington High School’s rugby team on March 23. The Spartans rugby team has nine Kennedy High School students and the rest of the teammates are from Jefferson High School. Washington won the scrimmage 12 to 1...

Rolling Hills to The Rocky Mountains

Rolling Hills to The Rocky Mountains

Jamison Prull, Photo Editor

March 28, 2018

I have lived in Iowa my entire life and had never seen mountains, until my parents and I went to Alberta, Canada for spring break this year.  

50 Stories for 50 Years: It’s all About Security

Anna Reinhart, Opinion Editor

March 27, 2018

50 Stories for 50 Years is a yearlong series, written by Hannah Ratzer. Throughout the 2017-2018 school year we will be republishing stories from all 50 years of past publications. We hope to show off Kennedy’s rich history and success through this series. This 50 for 50 story is curated by guest wri...

The Donut Experiment: An Unforgettable Aroma

The Donut Experiment: An Unforgettable Aroma

Josh Sheeley, Writer

February 28, 2018

As you walk into the Donut Experiment, the smell of delicious cake donuts beings fried and smiling workers eager to take your order, are the first things that you experience. The ordering system differs in this shop than any other. As you walk in, they have a rack of clipboards and paper with customizable...

Black Panther: Powerful and Captivating

Black Panther: Powerful and Captivating

Shaun Pothepalli, Writer

February 23, 2018

Black Panther, one of the most anticipated movies of 2018 was released on Feb. 16. As excited as I was about seeing the movie, I was worried I would not see a lot of action and that the movie might not have a gripping story behind it. I was wrong, and I was more than happy. The story was fo...

Active Minds Looking for Active Donations

Active Minds Looking for Active Donations

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2018

Kennedy's Active Minds Club is having a donation drive for the Mercy Hospital Behavioral and Mental Health Unit from now until March 9 (right before spring break). "Centers like Mercy have limited funds to help entertain their patients while they are housed in there to recover," Tawny Hess, so., said. Hess...

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