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Presenting the Senior Wills for the Class of 2022…

Michael Ainger I, Michael Ainger, leave Officer Vasquez to the students in Law and Equity. You are very lucky to have her as a teacher. Natalie Armendariz I, Natalie Armendariz, shall leave Johnny and Mr. C as possessions to Ms. Tyler. I shall also leave Kennedy (stuffed Koala) and Angel (stuffed lamb) to Alijah Runner. I will also leave Ms. Elaina to little Elaina, to … Continue reading Presenting the Senior Wills for the Class of 2022…

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After years of planning, memorial for Retter St. John displayed in Kennedy science hallway

By Tiffany He, Clarion Staff Reporter Kennedy students and staff passing through the B-Wing hallway may notice a memorial display for late science teacher Retter St. John on the bulletin board.  St. John, the first woman of color on staff, taught biology at Kennedy for forty-seven years. According to Pocket News, St. John passed away on May 29, 2018 at the age 68 in Sacramento … Continue reading After years of planning, memorial for Retter St. John displayed in Kennedy science hallway

Do Students Need Lockers?

By Leilani Jeanpierre, Clarion News Editor and Robert Donaldson, Clarion Staff Reporter In the past Kennedy has used  lockers every year. During my freshman year, my locker was super useful. During lunch I had put all my books ,P.E clothes, and snacks that I didn’t want to carry around in my locker. Most students at Kennedy have also found lockers useful. Before the school shut … Continue reading Do Students Need Lockers?

The banning of books limits students’ knowledge about history

By Michel Baez-Vargas, Clarion Staff Reporter The banning of books has always been a controversial topic, and recently with the well known graphic novel, Maus, by Art Spiegelman.  Maus, first published in 1980, is a nonfiction story set during the Holocaust with Jews depicted as mice and Nazis as cats.  According to McMinn’s County Board of Education Meeting on January 10th, 2022, in Tennessee this … Continue reading The banning of books limits students’ knowledge about history

Opinion: Split lunch equals split school

By Gerardo Lopez, Clarion Staff Reporter In 2019, John F Kennedy High School introduced two separate lunches due to an excessive amount of fights at that time. While the separate lunches seem to have reduced fights and given everyone a chance at getting lunch by shortening the lunch lines, they also caused problems such as separating students from their friends, disrupting club schedules and causing … Continue reading Opinion: Split lunch equals split school

Senior Ball Recap

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor Senior Ball was held Friday, May 20, at the Kimpton Sawyer hotel. This was the first Senior Ball for Kennedy Seniors since 2019.  The original start time was 6pm, but due to AP testing, the student body decided to change the start time an hour later. Students got the announcement through the jfk.updates Instagram and the bulletin announcements in … Continue reading Senior Ball Recap

Human trafficking in Sacramento

By Lily Rusk, Clarion Editor in Chief and Nikole Farina, Clarion Staff Reporter Human trafficking is not an otherworldly term to us teenagers, yet teens aged 11-14 are at a higher risk to be sexually exploited and are not educated nearly enough. From a young age, we are taught about the dangers of the outside world.  We are told about “stranger danger”, and to be … Continue reading Human trafficking in Sacramento

Wellness Fair: Prioritizing students’ mental health

By Emma Bailey, Clarion Staff Writer The Wellness Fair, hosted by Kennedy’s EQ Ambassadors, supported students, provided resources, and increased mental health awareness by bringing in a variety of organizations. The organizations at the event were Be Bothered, Birth and Beyond, LGBT Community Center, Meadowview Community center, NAMI, OMNI Youth, Pacific Clinics, PRO Youth, Rage Project, Robbie Waters Pocket Greenhaven Library, Rose Family, the Village … Continue reading Wellness Fair: Prioritizing students’ mental health

The problem with vigilantism

By Lily Rusk, Clarion Co-Editor in Chief Vigilantism is a prevalent concept dominating pop culture. Vigilantes are typically depicted as “heroes” doing what is necessary when a bureaucratic system fails to get things done. It is not difficult to perpetuate this story line when much of the nation is dissatisfied with the government. However, it is important to look at this concept as a whole … Continue reading The problem with vigilantism