Kennedy Seniors to Graduate and Leave Memories Behind

By Dominic J Larsen, News Editor Representing the 50th class of graduates at John F Kennedy High School, 525 seniors are set to graduate at a ceremony held at 3pm, June 12th in the Memorial Auditorium. MSgt. Mundorff, the Master of Ceremonies will conduct the event beginning with the presentation of colors by Kennedy JROTC. The orchestra is scheduled to perform the National Anthem before … Continue reading Kennedy Seniors to Graduate and Leave Memories Behind

Unblocking Artist’s Block

By Valentina Duong, Creative Director Many artists often have had their fair share of a normal, but annoying condition commonly known as artist’s block, or art block. Being unable to produce content that isn’t met by your standards or expectations can feel frustrating and discouraging, especially when it can hinder your productivity and deplete your energy and motivation. Though, it doesn’t mean that you should … Continue reading Unblocking Artist’s Block

The Life of Haleigh: Nothing Holds Her Back

By Ariyah Armstrong and Natassia Aleman-Teweles, Clarion Staff Everyone must overcome obstacles in life. Life’s unexpected hurdles can completely change the course of one’s future. However, one special education student at Kennedy leaps over those obstructions with confidence. Haleigh Lee is a junior born with the genetic chromosomal disorder Down syndrome. Even though her condition makes it difficult for her to learn at the same … Continue reading The Life of Haleigh: Nothing Holds Her Back

Let’s Interact!

By Leticia Esparza, Clarion Staff Interact club does not only find its home on the Kennedy campus, but on campuses around the world, such as in China, India, and South Africa. After gaining adviser approval from Kennedy English teacher Mr. Phanthai, the Rotary Club of Pocket-Greenhaven chartered the club and was finally established on campus in February 2013 by Daniel Li, Interact’s founding club president. … Continue reading Let’s Interact!

CSF Breaks New Membership Record

By Valentina Duong, Creative Director With 120 first-time members, Kennedy’s California Scholarship Federation (CSF) club broke their all-time record of applicants this spring semester, bringing their total membership to 251 members. Established in 1921, CSF is a California statewide club that recognizes student academic excellence and rewards its members with scholarship opportunities for their achievements and dedication to community service. Mr. Lam, the club advisor … Continue reading CSF Breaks New Membership Record

Seniors Celebrate the End of the School Year

By Dominic J Larsen, News Editor The 2016-2017 school year has flown by, and it’s not done yet. With summer vacation approaching, students are stressing about everything from projects and finals to college admissions. Teachers and administrators are finalizing grades and ready for a break. Everyone is ready for some fun in the sun; fortunately, Kennedy hosts multiple events to ease the end of the … Continue reading Seniors Celebrate the End of the School Year

Social Media & Dating: Swiping Left

By Aryanna Zavala, Clarion Staff Ghosting, catfishing and other terms can be used to describe the negative effects of meeting and dating someone from social media. The dating scene in today’s society has changed due to the creation of the internet and establishment of social media. Most young adults have at least met or attempted to meet someone on social media. There have always been … Continue reading Social Media & Dating: Swiping Left

The Effects of Social Media and the Internet

By Matiana Tepa, Clarion Staff This generation has been dubbed as the “millennials” because it is mostly full of tech-savvy individuals. Campus Technology, a higher education technology magazine, said that if a teen has access to Wi-fi and a cellphone, they would spend up to three to four hours online daily. However, spending all of our time with our noses to a screen cannot always … Continue reading The Effects of Social Media and the Internet

Mattress Fundraiser Nets More than $4k

Mattress Fundraiser By Marsiana Pound, Clarion Staff On May 13th, the John F. Kennedy Marching Band and Color Guard held a mattress sale fundraiser to raise money for affording new trailers to transport instruments to competitions. Most of the volunteers were members of the Kennedy Marching Band. Students were stationed at street corners: in front of Kennedy, by Nugget Market, and in front of Walgreens. … Continue reading Mattress Fundraiser Nets More than $4k