Men’s Varsity Volleyball Team Are League Champs!

By Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff With a successful start, but an even more successful ending, Kennedy’s Men’s Varsity Volleyball team finished the season with a perfect record and perfect illustration of hard work and determination.  Being undefeated in metro league with a score of 14-0 impressed everyone across the Kennedy campus, making Coach Jakira Rand proud to call the Cougars her team. “Ending the Metro … Continue reading Men’s Varsity Volleyball Team Are League Champs!

Kennedy Finds Difficulty in Disposal of Littering Dilemma

By Cynthia Dominguez and Katelyn Yang, Clarion Staff Despite the sometimes overwhelming media attention John F. Kennedy High has received in recent months, some issues plaguing the campus have yet to be discussed. Kennedy’s campus sees huge amounts of trash, and the ground is no stranger to food wrappers, scurrying animals and abandoned items. This results in trash being visible throughout the school day, despite … Continue reading Kennedy Finds Difficulty in Disposal of Littering Dilemma

Tardiness and Safety Concerns Tied to Transportation Issues

By Adrianna Iorio and Aryanna Zavala, Clarion Staff Amongst the Kennedy campus, a variety of transportation methods exist to haul students to and from school. Some walk, take the bus, carpool, drive themselves, or have their family members drive them to school. While each student’s daily commute yields a unique experience for every individual, they all have one thing in common: their everyday concerns of … Continue reading Tardiness and Safety Concerns Tied to Transportation Issues

Holiday of the Week: National Don’t Fry Day

By Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff Every year on the Friday before Memorial Day, an annual holiday stands to encourage sun safety awareness and protect people across America from the dangers of skin cancer. Today, Friday, May 26, is National Don’t Fry Day. As Memorial Day approaches, the sunny summer months and outdoor activities arrive with it. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention initiated this holiday … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: National Don’t Fry Day

The More You KNOw (sexual assault awareness event)

By Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff Kennedy High School’s Endeavor Club sponsored their first Sexual Assault Awareness Event on May 10th in the Little Theatre. Assemblymember Jim Cooper from District 9, Ellen Yin-Wycoff from Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and Michelle Huey from Sacramento State University and My Sister’s House served as spokespersons, discussing what many consider a sensitive yet paramount topic. The event began with … Continue reading The More You KNOw (sexual assault awareness event)

Clarion Staff Receives Area Journalism Awards

By Aaron Soliz, Clarion Staff On May 8th, a group of the Clarion writers and photographers attended the 6th Annual Student Journalist Awards Dinner, an event funded by the California Scholastic Journalism Initiative that recognizes superb work composed by student journalists from ten local high schools.  Honored guest Matt Perry, Assistant Superintendent delivered the keynote speech. The evening began with writing coach Sharon Ito addressed the … Continue reading Clarion Staff Receives Area Journalism Awards

Holiday of the Week: Like Limericks?

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor The reason to smile today Limerick Day, shout hooray! Though quite inconsequential But a teeny bit special I don’t have permission from Jose.   Today, Friday, May 12th, is Limerick Day. Limericks are nonsense poems consisting of five lines and a specific rhythm. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and use the same amount of syllables. The third and … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: Like Limericks?

Kennedy Students Speak Way to Top 4 Finish

By Katelyn Yang, Clarion Staff On Saturday, April 29th, Isabelle Fontanilla and Christopher Wong, juniors at Kennedy, competed against other high schoolers in the Sacramento area in a Japanese Speech Contest. Fontanilla and Wong, who are in their third year of Japanese, won the Consulate General of Japan’s Special Award and 2nd Place for their speeches, respectively. 10 students total competed from seven different high … Continue reading Kennedy Students Speak Way to Top 4 Finish