Speaking of Success: Grant Bell

By Eddie Rodrigues, Clarion Staff The JFK student body, being exceedingly diverse, is home to a menagerie of gifted, unique individuals, many of who exceeds expectations and stand out from societal norms. These students possess a passion towards a certain subject and/or activity that enables them to rise above and defeat their challenges. One of these students is Kennedy freshman, Grant Bell. Grant (9), a … Continue reading Speaking of Success: Grant Bell

Kennedy Girls Soccer Team Focuses on Education

By Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff Every high school soccer season is different. With a variety of diverse players, team strengths and weaknesses, and leadership all divert to taking a different path of success. However this years Kennedy women’s soccer teams is different according to coach Rubio, in which a relationship between his coaching style and IQ is prevalent. This season’s soccer team has proved to … Continue reading Kennedy Girls Soccer Team Focuses on Education

Video of the Year: Joyner Lucas “I’m Not Racist”

By Makayla Smith, Clarion Staff Near the end of 2017, viral buzz set on the trending new video from rapper Joyner Lucas that surprised everyone when it hit 9 million views in just six days of it being released. Gary Lucas, a.k.a Joyner Lucas, is a rapper born in Worcester, MA in 1988. At a very young age, he began practicing his love for hip-hop. … Continue reading Video of the Year: Joyner Lucas “I’m Not Racist”

Word of the Year: Fem·i·nism \ ‘fe-mə-,ni-zəm \

By Aryanna Zavala, Copy Editor In December, Merriam-Webster declared feminism the word of 2017. According to the dictionary, feminism is a noun that has two meanings: the theory of the political, economical, and social equality of the sexes, or organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests. Merriam-Webster had a good reason for choosing feminism, as 2017 was a long year for women’s rights … Continue reading Word of the Year: Fem·i·nism \ ‘fe-mə-,ni-zəm \

Club H.E.R.O. Uses Superheroes to Explore Important Topics

By Enia Chanthapaseuth, Clarion Staff Club H.E.R.O president Sage Bermudez says the Kennedy club is a judgment free zone in which people can come to a meeting and speak their minds and opinions on different topics.   Club H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Reach Out) is an acronym that seems to describe the club effectively though Bermudez hopes the club can move in a direction where they … Continue reading Club H.E.R.O. Uses Superheroes to Explore Important Topics

Kennedy Students Cram with Cocoa

After school on January 18, students from all grades at Kennedy crammed in the school cafeteria (not in the sense they crammed’ together like sardines but real-time cramming for finals.)    Link Crew sponsored the event and helped students prepare for their first semester tests by plying them with hot cocoa.   All photos by Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Features Editor except where noted. Continue reading Kennedy Students Cram with Cocoa

Seniors Showcase Their Talents at Seniorshowcase

By Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff On Friday, December 15, 2017 in the auditorium, Kennedy seniors David Hom and Gabriella Herrera-Griffe held JFK’s annual senior showcase event as part of their senior project. Senior Showcase is an event in which students from John F. Kennedy come together to demonstrate their unique and expressive talents. However, this year the performers were prominently singers and the crowd was … Continue reading Seniors Showcase Their Talents at Seniorshowcase

Clarion Photographers Capture 30 Diverse Images

Just as the holiday break was about to begin for most Kennedy students, all JFK Clarion staff members were given a photo challenge to capture 30 different images over the holidays.   On Dec 22, Clarion advisor Mr. Hanzlik provided 30 categories for students to photograph on their phones or digital cameras.   Here’s what they returned with after the break.  The winners in each category are … Continue reading Clarion Photographers Capture 30 Diverse Images

The Double Dribble of Music and Basketball

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Making his way into John F Kennedy High School’s auditorium, the Sacramento Kings basketball player, Vince Carter, was welcomed by the Kennedy Marching Band on Monday, December 11, 2017. Kennedy is renown for its marching band, which won sweepstakes in several regional competitions and will be heading to Washington D.C. to perform at the end of the school year.   Carter, … Continue reading The Double Dribble of Music and Basketball