Representative Ami Bera Visits Kennedy Government Students

By Dominic J Larsen, Clarion Staff Representative Ami Bera (D-CA) visited the Kennedy campus to speak to students in Mr. Williams’ AP government class, where seniors have heard from a number of local political figures over the course of the first semester in effort to increase youth interest and action in politics. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Bera serves as the … Continue reading Representative Ami Bera Visits Kennedy Government Students

SCUSD Board Member Mai Vang Comes to Kennedy

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor SCUSD Board Member Mai Vang, who represents Trustee Area 5, visited Mr. Williams’ 5th period AP Government class on Friday, December 8. She shared her background before being elected to public office and also how students can make change on campus by contacting their district board members. Vang was raised in South Sacramento by her two parents, refugees from the … Continue reading SCUSD Board Member Mai Vang Comes to Kennedy

Baking Up a Holiday Storm

By Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff During the holiday season, desserts and sweets are especially popular. Many enjoy eating them as well as baking. It may be a time-consuming activity, but its results more than make up for the time spent. Elisabeth Low, a junior, states, “It’s relaxing and because I have a peanut allergy, it lets me eat stuff.” When asked she says sugar cookies … Continue reading Baking Up a Holiday Storm

JFK Poetry Corner: Slice of Christmas

By Jianna Beasley, Clarion Staff   every morning I awake reluctantly trudging into school peppermint hot cocoa makes it all worthwhile thoughts of Starbucks make me drool   every morning I awake and life drags on for a while children awaiting their winter break shouting “happy holidays!” with a smile   every evening I dare not sleep at night, the neighborhood lights up in the … Continue reading JFK Poetry Corner: Slice of Christmas

JFK Poetry Corner: The Upcoming

By Makayla Smith, Clarion Staff   It’s that time of the year Toward the end of a long season With ups and downs our year consists of New beginnings are set to rise Holidays are now approaching It’s that time of the year Winter time is here Gifts will be exchanged Decorated the Christmas tree Presents to be expected From the little kids who adore it … Continue reading JFK Poetry Corner: The Upcoming

Book Review: The Uglies Tells Us Much About Ourselves

By Liana James, Clarion Staff The Uglies series includes three books which document the life of Tally and her peers: Uglies, Pretties and Specials. Until the age of sixteen, everyone is an Ugly, waiting for the day when they can be transformed into a Pretty, and look however they want. There is also a group of people who want to keep their own faces and … Continue reading Book Review: The Uglies Tells Us Much About Ourselves