ELECTION WATCH Does Our Divided Nation Make Kennedy a Divided Campus?

By Adrianna Iorio, Sections Editor Lately, for most us, it seems as if the United States isn’t united at all. Due to recent events, our nation is seemingly divided by what political party we vote for or what morals we identify with. Acts such as not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance or seeing eye-to-eye with our president’s decision-making have proven to make a profound … Continue reading ELECTION WATCH Does Our Divided Nation Make Kennedy a Divided Campus?

Water Polo: Wading to Victory

By Daryle Johnson, Clarion Staff The outstanding Kennedy boy’s water polo team completed a dominating season with an overall record of 19-7 and metro conference record of 7-1.   Within metro, they finished behind rival McClatchy who captured first place with an 8-1 record.   Kennedy fared much better than CKM by winning 19 season contests to CKM’s 12 victories. Water Polo has come a long way … Continue reading Water Polo: Wading to Victory

“Hello Kennedy Passengers, This is Your Captain Speaking…”

By Parker Scarpa, Clarion Staff “If I do my job right, I can change the trajectory of your day,” says school announcer and Ellis Penn (class of 2019) when discussing the importance of the morning announcements in student life. The announcements provide useful information about school activities, new clubs, and local events for Kennedy students. Like the Pledge of Allegiance, the announcements are a staple … Continue reading “Hello Kennedy Passengers, This is Your Captain Speaking…”

Turning Your Frown Upside Down

By Wendy Xiong, Clarion Staff In 2017, a group of seniors (Cody Mak, Ivy Wang, and Katia Lomeli-Trejo) and juniors (Victoria Chen and Alfonso Navarro) founded Club Smile to provide a safe environment promoting happiness within students and local communities, as well as to discuss mental health and psychology. Club Smile is hosted in Mr. Gleason’s room every Thursday at lunch, each month exploring a … Continue reading Turning Your Frown Upside Down

Kennedy March Band: Measure for Measure

By Liliana Lopez, Copy Editor Whether it’s during halftime at football games, or on Friday’s spirit marches, most students at Kennedy have heard our sensational band perform. Throughout the years, the marching band has presented a number of unique musical selections. This year is no different; band’s newest show is a suite from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The movie is a favorite for … Continue reading Kennedy March Band: Measure for Measure

Cougars on The Town

By Andrew Ely, Clarion Staff Sacramento is one of the biggest cities in California, serving as the state’s capital and boasting a population of 500,000 people. As seen, there are unique ways to enjoy the city. So if you plan to tour or stay in the City of Sacramento here are some things that you don’t want to miss. Festivals Sacramento has an array of … Continue reading Cougars on The Town

Album Review: Mendes Latest Strikes a Chord with Teens

By Kimberly Landeck, Production Manager Here’s to the struggles of being a teenager, of learning how to live while fighting down the endless pit of work from your classes. Here’s to feeling like “giving up but [knowing you] just can’t.” If you’ve ever trudged through a high school campus, you know what I’m talking about. But this is not just the words of one fellow … Continue reading Album Review: Mendes Latest Strikes a Chord with Teens

Cougars Seen at Kennedy Library?

By Ethan Vue, Clarion Staff How often do students actually use the library in their free time? In an interview about whether or not the library should be utilized more, Mr. Danilo Campos stated, “During lunchtime I have about 40-50 kids in the library, doing various activities from computers, homework, reading, or socializing.” He enjoys having students in the library as he knows that the … Continue reading Cougars Seen at Kennedy Library?

STATE OF THE CAMPUS: We Can Fix It

By Desiree Leong & Kevin Chen, Clarion Staff Over the past months, many repairs and renovations have improved the interior and exterior of Kennedy’s campus, including the main gym, concrete throughways, and overall landscaping. It’s not just maintenance, however; some changes are bringing Kennedy into compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the 1991 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This has come … Continue reading STATE OF THE CAMPUS: We Can Fix It