Observations on the Evacuation

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor “Try not to mention the bomb threat,” a Link Crew member instructed the student performers for the Cougar Day middle school rally, in which middle schoolers would have received the opportunity to get a sample of student culture at Kennedy. The Link Crew wanted to make sure the middle schoolers felt safe at Kennedy. I play marimba in the Kennedy … Continue reading Observations on the Evacuation

Superintendent Aguilar Addresses Inequity within Specialty Programs

By Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff On February 21, 2018 students and parents gathered in the new auditorium at C.K. McClatchy High School to seek answers regarding mistreatment of minority students in top academic programs. This meeting was held as a result of a controversial student science fair project.   The project compared IQ and race within the high school’s HISP honors program which is similar to Kennedy’s … Continue reading Superintendent Aguilar Addresses Inequity within Specialty Programs

BSU Steps Up

By Sophia O’Neal, Clarion Staff The Black Student Union club at Kennedy has made a comeback this year and has held an Awards Ceremony in the Little Theater on February 23. The purpose of the event was to acknowledge students of African descent, “a group of people who historically have gone unnoticed,” said Maurice Conner, advisor of the club. Over 50 Kennedy teachers nominated students … Continue reading BSU Steps Up

A Call For Students to Vote in 2018 Midterm Elections

By Timmy Curry, Clarion Staff For those of you who don’t follow politics, a midterm is not a test you take midway through a semester. It’s a Congressional election that takes place in an off year, the election held between presidential elections. The next midterm election occurs this year and there will be a battle between our two major political parties as they compete for … Continue reading A Call For Students to Vote in 2018 Midterm Elections

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Several students received text messages from a currently unidentified sender threatening that bombs were placed in the B and C wings and that the school will be “shot and blown up.” The school began evacuating students to Elk’s Lodge at 10:47 a.m. No explosive device has been found, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Students are now able to retrieve … Continue reading Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation

Kennedy Student Targeted in Alleged Shooting Threat

By Clarion Editors (Cynthia Dominguez, Christopher Wong, Saeri Plagmann, and Aryanna Zavala-Cortez) On March 13, 2018, an unidentified person allegedly threatened the John F. Kennedy High School campus, targeting one or more unnamed students. With such an alleged threat made, school administration sent out an email to JFK parents and students. The email described the threat as ongoing, and under investigation by two seperate law … Continue reading Kennedy Student Targeted in Alleged Shooting Threat