Sticky post

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

Our first “normal” rally of the year

By Maddis Gregson, Clarion Staff Reporter  Kennedy spring spirit days and rally took place the week following spring break, with a theme of Alice in Wonderland.  Throughout the week, the Student Body would come to second period classes to count everyone who dressed up for spirit days. Seniors came in first place with the most spirit points. The Spring rally was held Friday at Kennedy … Continue reading Our first “normal” rally of the year

Unsanitary bathroom problems

By Michel Baez Vargas and JonPaul Yee, Clarion Staff Going to the bathroom is a necessity in everyday life, especially for students at Kennedy who spend about seven hours on campus. However, many students have complained about other students stirring up trouble in the restrooms.  Many students complain about the lack of toilet paper, paper towels, and soap. Others complain about sanitary problems such as … Continue reading Unsanitary bathroom problems

Should JFK have off-campus lunch?

By JonPaul Yee, Clarion Staff Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch from home, however, many students find themselves asking the school, “Why can’t we go home for lunch?” or “Why can’t I go to the nearest food place and bring it back to school for lunch?”  This raises the question whether John F Kennedy should allow their students to have off-campus lunch/outside food. … Continue reading Should JFK have off-campus lunch?

Finals without the difficulties of distance learning

By Giovanni Camacho, Clarion Staff Writer Finals were taken this year in person with the absence of distance learning. With finals week starting on January 24th through the 28th, students took finals in their classes on campus. In 2020-2021, the whole school year was in distance/remote learning due to Covid-19 cases rising in 2020. In that period students took finals not at school but in … Continue reading Finals without the difficulties of distance learning

Teachers and school staff: Strike 2022

By Maddis Gregson, Clarion Staff Reporter  Update: Wednesday, April 6 A week and a half later we are back at school on April 4.  SCUSD, SCTA (the teachers’ union), and SEIU 1021 (non-teaching staff) officially began the strike on Wednesday, March 23. The strike lasted eight school days, with teachers striking and protesting outside of schools during the morning and joining with other schools at … Continue reading Teachers and school staff: Strike 2022