Club Highlight: Project Move

by Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff At Kennedy there are a multitude of unique clubs for a variety of interests, ranging from animals to sports. One club in particular is well-known by many students through performances at rallies and frequent announcements. That club is Project Move. Project Move is a dance-oriented club open to all students willing to participate, and dance experience not required. The club … Continue reading Club Highlight: Project Move

All Dogs Don’t Go to Kennedy

By Aaron Soliz, Clarion Staff The Dog Lovers Club was scheduled to bring out dogs on Friday, January 20th after school in front of the auditorium. The club had the intention of relieving students of their stress, right before finals and the end of the first semester. Dogs are known to positively impact humans by raising the levels of oxytocin, one of the hormones responsible … Continue reading All Dogs Don’t Go to Kennedy

Social Media, Depression Should not be Romanticized

By Katie Albert, Clarion Staff At least 95% of youth (ages 12-17) have at least one social media account whether it is Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any of the many other social sites on the internet. Teenagers on social media are exposed to everything from the people they follow and are unknowingly influenced by the things they see on their timelines. Many teenagers use anonymous … Continue reading Social Media, Depression Should not be Romanticized

Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse in Sacramento

by Alex Ng, Chief Photographer The subject of sex trafficking and sexual abuse seems foreign to many on campus. The overall marketing of a human being and their body, to be exploited for nefarious, downright cynical purposes, it seems like such a far-gone action. It is easy to think that nothing as ludicrous as that could ever occur in Sacramento. However, Sacramento is ranked #1 … Continue reading Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse in Sacramento

Going Green with Solar Energy

By Valentina Duong, Creative Director It would be difficult to notice the difference between LEDs and fluorescent light bulbs without seeing the results of Green Catalyst’s, JFK’s environmental club, energy conservation campaign from last year. As shown in the school’s annual utility bill, their efforts have helped to reduce Kennedy’s electricity use and cost by half from October 2015 to January 2016. Green Catalyst is … Continue reading Going Green with Solar Energy

Album Review: 4 Your Eyes Only

By Cynthia Dominguez, Clarion Staff Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, released his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyes Only in December. The hip-hop album reached impressive positions on the charts, marking the achievement of Cole’s fourth number one album. The album contains songs reminiscent of Cole’s previous work containing intricate background vocals, captivating hooks, and striking lyrics. Cole began … Continue reading Album Review: 4 Your Eyes Only

A Fantastic Review for a Fantastic Movie

By Aaron Soliz, Clarion Staff After nearly five years since the last installment of the Harry Potter series, loyal fans can finally rejoice as they enter the wizarding world once again in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film is based on J.K. Rowling’s book of the same title, and serves as a prequel to the Harry Potter series. Director David Yates, who … Continue reading A Fantastic Review for a Fantastic Movie

A Novel Class For Art Fans

By Mai Houa Thao, Clarion Staff Many people wish to possess a skill that they lack or to improve a skill they already have. For some people, that desired skill is drawing as well as the anime and graphic novels they’ve seen. At Kennedy, this wish can come true. Mr. Phanthai’s unique class “The Art of The Graphic Novel” teaches students about drawing, graphic novels, … Continue reading A Novel Class For Art Fans

The Wall Around Our Restrooms

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Kennedy is home to thousands of human teenagers, and all human beings have normal bodily functions, one of those being the need to use the excretory system. However, it is not an uncommon occurrence for all nearby restrooms to be locked, an everyday nightmare for the weak-bladdered student. The Clarion looked to find answers to this dilemma. David Van Natten, … Continue reading The Wall Around Our Restrooms

The Misconception of the School Lunch at JFK

By Saeri Plagmann and Jazmin Flemmer, Clarion Staff Why is it that a majority of students, teachers, and even parents have the mindset that school lunches are unappealing? Many suspect the food is defrosted from packages, lacks nutrition as well as flavor, and is never served fresh. This misconception is common in schools, and students who do not eat school lunches are contributing to this … Continue reading The Misconception of the School Lunch at JFK