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New freshman program helps students “Gear Up”

2020 Gear Up classroom
Class of 2020 has some advantages around Kennedy
April 24, 2017

The class of 2020 has some advantages around Kennedy High School, though most freshmen aren’t yet aware of  Gear Up program. Otherwise known as Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate...

College commitments

Sydney Kinney signing the national letter of intent to play softball at Coe College next year
February 16, 2017

The graduating class of 2017 holds many student athletes who have committed to play a sport in college next year. “I committed to play softball at Coe College and look forward to start practicing...

Music impacts the life of Abby Hill

March 10, 2016

From singing the song Part of Your World when she was four years old to singing in the Camerata Choir at the University of Iowa, music has impacted Abby Hill’s life in so many ways. On Feb. 19, 2001,...

Debate is Off to Nationals

Kennedy Debate qualifies three students for Nationals in June
March 10, 2016

The 2015-2016 Kennedy Debate Team will send three students to the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Salt Lake City: Afnan Elsheikh, Elizabeth Jasper and Andrea Hayes. The competition will...

FBI vs. Apple Legal Clash Continues

FBI vs. Apple Legal Clash Continues
The legal clash between the tech company and government continues over terrorist's iPhone
March 8, 2016

Recently, there have been debates swirling surrounding whether or not Apple inc. should be forced to unlock an iPhone owned sand operated by one of the perpetrators in the San Bernardino massacre in December....

New schedule going into effect next year

New schedule going into effect next year
March 8, 2016

For the 2016-2017 school year the Cedar Rapids Community School District is changing the school day schedule. The main changes include an added 20 minutes to the school day which allows for seven class...

More Recognition

More Recognition
February 12, 2016

Students have received awards recently for going above and beyond. The AP scholar assembly last month was one way of recognizing these types students. Recognition for making it on the honor role was...

Cutting Our Future

Cutting Our Future
State legislature prepares major budget cuts to Iowa public schools
February 11, 2016

$2 million. That is the price that the state of Iowa has put on the future of thousands of children being educated through the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Our own governor has proposed a deal...

Grease Live review: Nothing beats the classic

Grease Live review: Nothing beats the classic
February 10, 2016

After watching Grease: Live, there’s only one thing left to say— nothing can top the original Grease movie. Let’s face it, John Travolta’s “lightning” moves are yet to be performed perfectly....

Genocide or gaffe?

Genocide or gaffe?
February 9, 2016

CNN recently posted an article with the headline, “Flint, Michigan: Did race and poverty factor into water crisis?” It effortlessly accomplished exactly what it was designed to do – it caught my...

Kennedy’s Morning Roast

Kennedy's Morning Roast
February 5, 2016

Entering high school is a gateway to being a coffee addict. Most students grab coffee before school or between classes almost every day, spending extra time, money, and gas, but why not just have a...

Get Out The Vote

Get Out The Vote
December 8, 2015

  Kennedy juniors and seniors are hearing the call to political action through the voter registration drive hosted by the Young Democrats club this Wednesday, December 9. The voter registration...

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