Kennedy Goes Green, Catalyst

By Valentina Duong, Clarion Contributor Green Catalyst is a club dedicated to raising awareness and driving action to a green John F. Kennedy High School, and hopefully the world. The club’s purpose is to solve environmental problems we face. By taking actions through eco-focused volunteering within our community, conserving our resources, and advocating for the cause in our school, we strive to create a greener … Continue reading Kennedy Goes Green, Catalyst

The Pros and Cons of Student Testing

By Crystal Chan, Clarion Staff Finals, tests, quizzes, and exams. When many students hear any of these words, they probably start groaning from the stress caused by them. Why is it so stressful? Maybe it’s due to the fact that it will break you and your well-built grades in a flash once you fail. Tests are able to show you how well you’ve mastered a subject, … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Student Testing

Artist Spotlight: Lauren Akabori

By Natassia Aleman-Teweles, Clarion Contributor Lauren Akabori, a senior here at Kennedy, has been chosen November’s Artist Spotlight of the Month.   She started doing art at a young age; her interests were mostly in clothes design, but as she started taking art classes her interests shifted to sculpting. At Kennedy she completed Beginning Art and 3D Art before enrolling in AP Studio as a senior.   … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Lauren Akabori

Book Review: The Maze Runner Series Welcome To The Maze

By Aryanna Zavala, Clarion Contributor You should read The Maze Runner series by James Dashner. The series is made up of three books: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure. The series is based on a boy named Thomas who gets put into a maze and he has no recollection of his past. He and many other boys discover that they have to … Continue reading Book Review: The Maze Runner Series Welcome To The Maze

New B-MAD Club

By Makayla Smith and Myiah Murray Clarion Contributors Are you African- American with something to say? B-MAD, which stands for Blacks Making A Difference, is a club that simply doesn’t replace Black Student Union, but allows African-American students to have an understanding of making sound decisions that produce success. B-MAD gives you a chance to have a interaction amongst peers who have the same ambition … Continue reading New B-MAD Club

Should the SCUSD Move Our Calendars Back?

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Recently, we all set our clocks back an hour, but a new district decision could cause our entire school district to move our schedule’s back almost an entire month. Mary Hardin Young, the Sacramento City Unified School District’s (SCUSD) assistant superintendent, has recently been holding meetings in schools across the district asking if our school district should align our calendar … Continue reading Should the SCUSD Move Our Calendars Back?

Trick or Treat: Too old or never old enough?

By Savannah Perry and Maya Vargas, Clarion Staff As high-schoolers, we have reached that awkward age where we want to go out and receive the candy we have been provided since childhood but are also held back by our impending age and the impression that candy is only given to younger ones. Who’s to say you are too old to adorn the costume of your favorite character? … Continue reading Trick or Treat: Too old or never old enough?

Movie Review: The Martian Red Fever

By Brandon Sayareh and David Yu, Clarion Contributors The Martian mixes wit, science, ingenuity, and disco to create an enthralling movie set on the red planet of Mars. Matt Damon perfectly fits into the role of Mark Watney, a botanist (plant scientist) and engineer who has been thrown into a Robin Crusoe situation and now finds himself stranded on the planet of Mars with just … Continue reading Movie Review: The Martian Red Fever

A Night to Remember

By Dominic Larsen, Assistant Editor A large turnout of over 600 students attended JFK’s Homecoming Dance Oct 24. Homecoming is always a big deal in a high school, especially at Kennedy. Homecoming is were friendships are strengthened, relationships began, and students can have fun. According to Savannah Perry “It was a great time and a lot more upbeat than last year’s dance. I’m definitely going … Continue reading A Night to Remember