Emergencia Nacional

By Liliana López, Clarion Section Editor If you’ve been watching the news lately, you probably know that high school isn’t the only place with over-the-top drama: the White House itself has, as of late, been a place of political scandal and vendetta. There has, over the past month and a half, been a great deal of confusion over what exactly is happening on Capitol Hill. … Continue reading Emergencia Nacional

50 Years of BSU at Kennedy: Inside Black Student Union

By Parker Scarpa, Clarion Staff The Black Student Union (BSU) is an on-campus organization dedicated to providing a safe place for students to express their ideas and opinions on controversial topics, as well as to learn about challenges facing African Americans in daily life. According to Kennedy records, BSU has existed on campus nearly since the school was founded in the 60’s. The earliest record … Continue reading 50 Years of BSU at Kennedy: Inside Black Student Union

EQ Ambassadors: Positivity Reigns on Campus

By Adrianna Iorio, Chief Editor In recent years, Kennedy has adopted a variety of programs that aim towards making our campus a place of positivity. From Club Smile to Link Crew, Kennedy has made many improvements towards enhancing the high school experience. Now, one more group is continuing that effort but in a different fashion. Students may have seen the big banners across campus, with … Continue reading EQ Ambassadors: Positivity Reigns on Campus

Memorial for Courageous Officer at UC Davis

By Hana Ruiz, Clarion Staff On the morning of January 18, 2019, the memorial service for Officer Natalie Corona, 22, who died in the line of duty a week before, took place in the UC Davis ARC Pavilion. Upon the arrival of her family, alongside with Officer Corona’s casket, thousands of police officers from across the nation lined up, single-line on La Rue Road, outside … Continue reading Memorial for Courageous Officer at UC Davis

Winter Guard’s Combined Destiny

By Desiree Leong, Managing Editor A shorter show. Indoors. Performing without the band. The transition from fall to winter is what happens every year after Thanksgiving break for Kennedy’s award-winning color guard. Following their last competition with the band, Kennedy’s guard now has a shorter show compared to the normal eight to ten-minute performance. This season, there is no longer A Guard and B Guard, … Continue reading Winter Guard’s Combined Destiny

Tropel Recites Her Way to Victory

By Arooba Muqaddor, Clarion Staff Just before winter break in late 2018 in the school auditorium, Bernie Tropel (Class of 2019) won first place out of 60 contestants in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry contest, for her recitation of the poem, “Undivided Attention.” The 10th annual competition began with students from English classes filling the John F. Kennedy Auditorium; over the course of four … Continue reading Tropel Recites Her Way to Victory

Write or Wrong: On Kennedy’s Literacy Lab

By Hana Ruiz, Clarion Staff Writing, spelling, grammar — these are all subjects Kennedy students may struggle with and that’s what Literacy Lab is here for. The Literacy Lab has been around since having opened in the spring of 2017, and offers assistance with paper revisions, test preparations, grammar help, multiple choice testing, and tutoring for English — including AP Language, AP Literature, and ERWC … Continue reading Write or Wrong: On Kennedy’s Literacy Lab

Way Back Machine – 30 Years Ago

Vol. 22 No. 4, Feb 1989 By Liliana Lopez, Sections Editor Help!!!: Written by Wilson Wong and Gary Gee, “Help!!!” is a brief story that is written in script form. It delineates a stereotypical conversation between a “Stupid freshman” and a “superior senior”. The freshman goes to the senior for advice about his issues both in and out of school. The senior advises the freshman … Continue reading Way Back Machine – 30 Years Ago

One of Kennedy’s Newest Clubs: Bob the Builder Got Nothing on Jenga Club

By Hana Ruiz, Clarion Staff A tower of blocks, shaking hands, one small mistake and everything comes tumbling down.   That’s how most of the members of the new JENGA Club at Kennedy spend their lunch time weekly. Jenga is a game made up of wooden blocks that can be played with a multitude of players; each player has to take out one block at a … Continue reading One of Kennedy’s Newest Clubs: Bob the Builder Got Nothing on Jenga Club