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Student Support Center accessible to struggling Cougars

By Kaleb Adams, Clarion Staff Writter For students in need of assistance throughout the school year, John F. Kennedy High School has implemented a Student Support Center that provides services like mental health support as well as supplies for students and parents in need. If teens need help with handling bullying or simply just need someone to talk to, the center is open during school … Continue reading Student Support Center accessible to struggling Cougars

“Hell-Bowl” has changed to “Big Cat Classic.”

By Mickey Nelson, Clarion Staff Writer How do students and staff feel about a change or a break in tradition? The answer is 50/50: some love it or some hate it. John F. Kennedy and C.K. McClatchy High Schools have been rivals since before 1980. Their annual football game was originally called “The Turkey Bowl”, and then the “Hell-Bowl.” This game has been called Hell-Bowl … Continue reading “Hell-Bowl” has changed to “Big Cat Classic.”

GREEN! GOLD! and… pink? Powderpuff flips roles and brings fun.

by Alejandro Nambo, Clarion Staff Writer The time has come again for Kennedy’s yearly Powderpuff Game, a flag football contest held between Junior and Senior girls in November. During the game, a cheer team of Junior and Senior boys — in pink — will cheer on the girls. Sign ups for practices start October 24, and the first powderpuff meeting will be announced by Kennedy’s … Continue reading GREEN! GOLD! and… pink? Powderpuff flips roles and brings fun.

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