Despite Homecoming Venue Change, Students Bright for Fun Event

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor The Homecoming Dance was moved to Sacramento Portuguese Hall from the Kennedy gymnasium after safety concerns prompted Kennedy administration to consider a venue change. However, students and student government still look forward to the dance, which will take place tomorrow, Saturday, October 28, from 7-11 p.m. During the Kennedy press conference held one week ago on October 20, Kennedy principal … Continue reading Despite Homecoming Venue Change, Students Bright for Fun Event

Word of the Week: Entomophagy

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor Entomophagy (en-tuh-MAW-fuh-jee) is defined as the practice of eating insects, specifically by people. Throughout the world, approximately 3,000 ethnic groups eat insects, whether it be for nutritional value or for seasoning. Although the idea of eating bugs is not well received in the western world, many claim that widening the practice of entomophagy will help sustain the constant population growth. … Continue reading Word of the Week: Entomophagy

Girls Tennis Team Celebrates Seniors by Securing Victory Over Laguna Creek

By Bruce Tran, Web Editor The Kennedy Girls Tennis Team celebrated their last home game with seniors on October 12th with a victory over their opponent, Laguna Creek. As a commemoration, the underclassmen on the team made decorative posters to celebrate and support the senior in their matches. “I felt sad because it was the last home game of my high school career. I possibly might … Continue reading Girls Tennis Team Celebrates Seniors by Securing Victory Over Laguna Creek

Link Crew Brings Students Back Together at JFK

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor During her freshman year, Sariyah Williams, current senior at John F. Kennedy High School, experienced what people call the “Freshmen Blues.” “I had no idea what I was doing. And I felt really weird and uncomfortable cause I had no one to talk to.” Now, as a Link Crew leader, she’s become the person she wishes she had as a … Continue reading Link Crew Brings Students Back Together at JFK

Holiday of the Week: Learn a Word Day

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor Out of countless holidays, few provide the same amount of useless information as Learn a New Word Day. Annually observed on October 16th, the holiday seemingly began to add to the celebration of Noah Webster’s birthday and National Dictionary Day. The holiday seeks to encourage observers to expand their vocabulary by learning one or more new words. Although not too … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: Learn a Word Day

Cougars Lose Hell Bowl for First Time in Three Years

By Eddie Rodrigues, Clarion Staff Kennedy’s varsity football team put up a valiant effort during their 27-6 loss to McClatchy in this year’s Hell Bowl on October 6th at Hughes Stadium, Sacramento City College. Despite the fall, the players never gave up and fought to the very end. A highlight and a huge plus to Kennedy’s efforts was when senior star player #5 Zavionne Wilson … Continue reading Cougars Lose Hell Bowl for First Time in Three Years

Holiday of the Week: International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Today, Thursday, October 12 is International Moment of Frustration Scream Day. Frustrated individuals can celebrate the holiday by letting out the most piercing scream they can if they are angry and in an appropriate location. The Aerican Empire, a micronation with no validity or reason to be recognized as a nation, supposedly founded the holiday to give its handful of … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

Holiday of the Week: National Noodle Day

By Brandan Wong, Clarion Staff Throughout the history of mankind’s existence, humanity was capable of creating many different varieties of cut pieces of dough served hot in the form otherwise known as “noodles.” Derived from the German word, “nudel,” cultures of many kinds have created their very own spin on the noodle formula and created dishes and recipes. Whether it’s pasta, pho, or ramen, these … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: National Noodle Day