Game Planning the Coaches

 by Victoria Jauregui: New coaches are a common occurrence at schools and Kennedy is no exception; these new coaches are bringing enthusiasm and experience into Kennedy’s campus. Varsity volleyball coach Kimberly Kester has been at Kennedy for two years, but she recently replaced head coach Ratanapham, who had been coaching volleyball for six years. “The school let me know about two weeks before school started, so I was a bit surprised and a little overwhelmed,”…

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How To: Survive a Zombie Apocalpyse

by Nayeli Benitez: Zombies, zombies, and more zombies! These days zombies are everywhere; you can’t escape them! From books (World War Z, Tooth and Nail) to television shows (The Walking Dead) to movies (The Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later). And we can’t forget about the real-life human flesh-eater Rudy Eugene and others who have us all believing that some sort of infection has spread worldwide that will soon lead to a zombie…

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Being a Peer Buddy

by Karina Barbosa: Peer Buddies, a new program, has been expanded by the Teaching Academy to replace the child care center that has been shut down. However, instead of the Child Care Center this year, Kennedy students in the Teaching Academy are being “Peer Buddies” to the Special Ed students. In the Peer Buddies Program, a student takes a class with Ms. Green and then goes through training with Mrs. Anderson, who teaches the students…

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Saying the Truth

 by Rebecca Mejia: My brother, Matias, was diagnosed with autism when he was about six years old. I remember watching him struggle in school and how he acted differently around other people. As a child and even now, he seemed to be like every other boy his age, in my eyes. These days when I tell people that I have an autistic brother, they find it hard to believe because he looks like an average…

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Standing Up to Bullying

 by Christian Lincoln: I’m sure we have all felt the sting of someone’s ill aimed words. Being told you are not good enough, pretty enough, or smart enough is stronger than off putting, it’s degrading. But who will speak up against the abuse? At Kennedy, it’s Biology teacher Jennifer Green and a group of very noble students. Bullying is an omnipresent problem, one that will not be conquered easily, but a covey of dedicated advocates are…

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