Kennedy Chess Players Turn Out for Valentine’s Day Tournament

The JFK Chess Club held their first publicized Chess tournament during lunch on February 14 in the school library.   Twenty students competed in the advanced category and 10 students went head-to-head in the beginners category for prizes (gift cards). The four advanced competition finalists were Masonori Monsuchi, Brian Xu, Jamal Latif, and Simon Collins.  The final outcome of this bracket will be decided this … Continue reading Kennedy Chess Players Turn Out for Valentine’s Day Tournament

Student Journalists Visit Capital Public Radio

The monthly Sacramento Student Journalism Network meeting was held February 9 in the Capital Public Radio building near Sacramento State University. Students from the Kennedy Clarion journalism class attend these regular meetings held mostly at The Sacramento Bee.   This gathering was unlike the others because it was held in a broadcasting site and Joe Barr, Chief Content Officer of Capital Public Radio was the host.   … Continue reading Student Journalists Visit Capital Public Radio

Eight Minutes with the Mayor

By Dominic J Larsen, Clarion Staff Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, the newest citizen to hold the title, just passed over two months in office. On February 7, he hosted a press conference at City Hall with some of the area’s finest student journalists including a half-dozen from John F. Kennedy High School. Some of the other 12 area high schools participating in the event included … Continue reading Eight Minutes with the Mayor

First Disaster for California in 2017: The Oroville Dam Spillway corrupted

By Mai Houa Thao, Clarion Staff The United States’ highest dam, The Oroville Dam, has brought the first misfortune to California in 2017. The Oroville Lake holds more than 3.5 million acre-feet of water, and is the second largest water reservoir in California. During the rainy season the Oroville Lake had risen by around 10 feet, and on February 7, 2017 the department of water … Continue reading First Disaster for California in 2017: The Oroville Dam Spillway corrupted

44 Things You Did Not Know About the Presidency

By Dominic J Larsen, Clarion Staff As Americans, we often take for granted all of the history that comes with the title President of the United States of America. The average citizen could probably reiterate the names of a few presidents, most likely the ones found on our currency, the administrations we have lived through, and the few names we can dredge up from high … Continue reading 44 Things You Did Not Know About the Presidency