Band, Project Move Banned from Rallies

Tou Geytoh, Chief Cynicist Performing members from the John F. Kennedy drumline, color guard, brass band, and Vibe in Promo were denied by student government rally planners after all four auditioned for a spot in the spring rally. “The studies show,” began lead rally research correspondent Ada Tutch, “students really would prefer to see more slutty dancing and short skirts as opposed to more exciting … Continue reading Band, Project Move Banned from Rallies

Families Can Opt Out of Standardized Testing

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Kennedy will administer standardized tests throughout the entire month of April, with different tests each week. While many students welcome some time out of class, others would prefer to attend classes. With students’ concerns about missing instructional time in preparation for finals and AP tests in May in addition to a general dislike of standardized tests, a sizable number would … Continue reading Families Can Opt Out of Standardized Testing

Mayor Steinberg Stands With Us

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Shortly after Kennedy’s evacuation from a bomb threat on Friday, March 16, 2018, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg held a press conference at City Hall with students from local high schools to discuss concerns on school safety and the importance of student-led movements that demand gun control. First brought to attention was the increase in the number of high schools in … Continue reading Mayor Steinberg Stands With Us

Kennedy Youth Art Month

By Jianna Beasley, Creative Director During the entire month of March, the art department at John F. Kennedy celebrated Youth Art Month (YAM), a nationwide awareness month for artists in America. This is the second year Kennedy celebrated the event. YAM is the annual month-long celebration created by the Council for Art Education to help inspire students to develop the skills they learn in visual … Continue reading Kennedy Youth Art Month

Senior Trip to Disney Cancelled, Replaced by Zoo By Keir Joy

By Keir Joy, Happiness Consumer Unfortunately, this year, the senior trip to Disneyland has been canceled in lieu of a field trip to the zoo. Coming from a mix of educational and safety concerns, it was a shared feeling that the trip overall would be more worthwhile if it was changed to a local area, instead of the repetitive trip to the land of mouse … Continue reading Senior Trip to Disney Cancelled, Replaced by Zoo By Keir Joy

Laura Brings Athletes Back to Their Feet

By Karissa Jones, Clarion Staff Kennedy’s new athletic trainer, Laura Jassowski, has been adjusting well after her first quarter dealing with a plethora of sports injuries like sprains, concussions, and fractures. Throughout her months at Kennedy, she has demonstrated her determination to do anything in her power to athletes back on their feet as soon as possible. She is always seen carrying her large bag … Continue reading Laura Brings Athletes Back to Their Feet

Major League Thoughts: Giants Comeback 2018

By Eddie Rodrigues, Clarion Staff Our own Clarion sports writer and Kennedy sports enthusiast Eddie Rodrigues (9) shares his thoughts about what makes the San Francisco Giants his favorite and one of the winningest major league teams in his lifetime. He also throws some shade at the Padres who have a big fan in one of Eddie’s Clarion staff mates. World Series Success After winning … Continue reading Major League Thoughts: Giants Comeback 2018