Kennedy Music Department Gives Back to Community

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Every year the John F Kennedy High School music department holds a concert to help fundraise for various charitable organizations. This year, on March 1, at 7 p.m., the music department will be hosting a benefit concert for WEAVE, a Sacramento Organization that provides support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. Since the beginning of this … Continue reading Kennedy Music Department Gives Back to Community

SEX, LIES, AND UBER: Kennedy Campus Fights Back Against Human Trafficking

By Dominic J Larsen, Clarion News Editor Thursday, January 11 marked the eleventh anniversary of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, with the whole of January being named Human Trafficking Awareness Month by President Barack Obama as of 2010. Students on the Kennedy campus took to the halls with red X’s marking their hands, acting as an insignia to showcase their opposition to human trafficking. Wefor(S)he (a … Continue reading SEX, LIES, AND UBER: Kennedy Campus Fights Back Against Human Trafficking

The Fault in Our Pipes: Kennedy Gym Floor Destroyed by Flooding

By Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff Heavy rain from the stormy weather on the night of January 8 and the following morning rendered Kennedy’s big gym flooded and unusable. “It was not a matter of the roof leaking. In the area in front of the gym, what we call the cafeteria quad, there are a number of drains there, and the amount of water that came … Continue reading The Fault in Our Pipes: Kennedy Gym Floor Destroyed by Flooding

Way Back Machine – 50 Years Ago

February 16, 1968 Volume 1 No. 4 By Sophia O’Neal, Clarion Staff   Senator Kennedy Invited to Dedication The Kennedy student body and faculty came together to celebrate the one year anniversary of the school’s dedication, May 26th. The date came shortly before the birthday of late president and school namesake, John F. Kennedy. The Native Daughters of California organization headed the ceremonies, with Lt. … Continue reading Way Back Machine – 50 Years Ago

College-Bound Seniors Share Thoughts About the Application Process

By Sophia O’Neal, Clarion Staff This time of the year seniors are now done, or nearly done, applying to colleges. They are now in the process of waiting for admission decisions. Many students have prepared most of their lives just to get into a respectable college or the best Ivy League University. Whichever institution of higher education seniors applied to, applying is a lengthy, but … Continue reading College-Bound Seniors Share Thoughts About the Application Process

Tackling the Wrestling Season

By Liana James & Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff Kennedy’s co-ed wrestling team continues to grapple with diversity and success, pairing an influx of greenhorns with returning veterans to produce a recipe for success. Standing out for the boy’s team are brothers Lesane (‘9) and Jordan Noble (‘11), who both have multiple tournament gold meals. Aside from sharing the mat, they are also undefeated in the … Continue reading Tackling the Wrestling Season

Going Forward Through It All

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor The Kennedy Varsity Boys Soccer Team experienced one of the most challenging seasons yet, showing a current league score in the Metropolitan Conference of 2-4-2 and an overall score of 3-7-3. Currently in fifth place, many anticipate their standings to improve within the five games left. The team faced their biggest obstacle mid-season when they underwent mental and emotional adjustments … Continue reading Going Forward Through It All

SPD Is Moving to a Classroom Near You

By Miya Murata, Clarion Staff The Criminal Justice Academy, also known as SPD (The Sacramento Police Department) is moving out from its current location in the E wing to a newfacility in the B wing to make room for engineering expansions. SPD has been in the E wing ever since the program was first started at Kennedy in 1990 in partnership with the Sacramento Police … Continue reading SPD Is Moving to a Classroom Near You

Kennedy Cougars Sweep McClatchy in Men’s Basketball Contest

By Eddie Rodrigues, Clarion Staff On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, the Kennedy Cougars’ men’s basketball teams, (varsity, jv, and freshman) accomplished a complete sweep in three home games against their rivals, the McClatchy Lions. The men’s varsity team toppled McClatchy’s men’s varsity squad 81-72, JV team won by a score of 53-43, and freshmen won 52-42. The varsity squad was one point away from making … Continue reading Kennedy Cougars Sweep McClatchy in Men’s Basketball Contest