When science teacher Kris Hellweg was a child, her parents made she and her three siblings take piano lessons for one year. Although none of her brothers or sisters continued with the hobby, Hellweg has been playing since she was six years old. At age eight, she switched teachers and began working with a professor [...]
Every day during passing time hundreds of students fill the hallways of Kennedy. Tight spaces become full of pushes, high five, and the blur of talking. After last year’s redistricting plan the question of Kennedy being over crowded is still very alive in the minds of students, teachers, and parents. Passing time has started to [...]
This past week’s dropping numbers have left Cedar Rapids feeling the heat. Entering December in the low 60’s, students were buzzing about the abnormal temperatures. Although this “winter weather” seemed quite strange to some, news casters say this was not the highest December has ever been. Past years have beaten this Indian Summer by a [...]
It’s always hard to find time to get in a quick workout. Between school, random jobs, and computer time we all struggle with fitting in a few crunches, some push-ups, and maybe even a couple toe touches.
Gage Cooper found out the hard way how the Kennedy High School disciplinary procedure works. Last year Cooper, then a junior with every expectation of graduating from Kennedy, was caught with marijuana in his car and arrested twice for underage drinking. “It was mostly just being in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Cooper [...]