College Entrance Scandal Work Hard, Pay Harder

By Sid Slesicki, Clarion Photo Editor Picture this. You, the average everyday student who has worked hard for the past 11 years in school, and college application time is coming. By the end of your 11th grade year you found yourself ending the academic year with a good SAT or ACT score, great GPA, and you have a bunch of community service hours and extracurriculars … Continue reading College Entrance Scandal Work Hard, Pay Harder

Cougars Feeling the Winter Vibes

By Hana Ruiz, Clarion Staff Dresses, shoes, button up shirts, and music ¾ the John F. Kennedy Winter Vibes dance was an absolute hit for Kennedy attendees. Held in the Library Galleria in downtown Sacramento, as many as 380 students attended, making it the biggest Kennedy winter dance since 2011. The dance was semi-formal, where one can wear button up shirts, dress pants, dresses or … Continue reading Cougars Feeling the Winter Vibes

Opinion: Legality, Morality, and Police Brutality

By Parker Scarpa, Clarion Staffer On March 18, 2018, Stephon Clark, an unarmed 22 year old man, was shot and killed by Sacramento police officers.  Almost a year later, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert declined to press criminal charges against the officers, sparking protests from the black community and others. Schubert concluded that the officers “had an honest and reasonable belief that they … Continue reading Opinion: Legality, Morality, and Police Brutality

Her Own Did Not Receive Her: Actress Yalitza Aparicio Slighted After Roma

By Hana Ruiz and Liliana Lopez, Clarion Staff In the Netflix film “Roma” lead actress Yalitza Aparicio plays Cleo, a domestic maid who works for Sofia and Antonio to take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. The movie tells a story about the relationship between the maid and the family as they face life-changing events. The movie unexpectedly gained international acclaim and … Continue reading Her Own Did Not Receive Her: Actress Yalitza Aparicio Slighted After Roma

Album Review: 70’s Jazz Fusion Powerhouse Delivered Heavy Weather

By Andrew Ely, Clarion Staff Weather Report, Heavy Weather (1977) Weather Report a distinguished jazz-fusion band of the 1970’s and 80’s expanded jazz audiences when musical genres were emerging and musicians were experimenting by combining different musical styles. The band was known to be a major contributor to jazz fusion, which started in the late 60’s following a period of time when the popularity of … Continue reading Album Review: 70’s Jazz Fusion Powerhouse Delivered Heavy Weather

Juniors To Be Served Up Free SAT (With Breakfast!) March 6

Brandyn Matsumoto, Clarion Staff Taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), designed by the College Board, is very pricey — with costs starting at $47.50 and up to $64.50 with the essay option — and can be the deciding factor for students’ college applications. SATs are not always available for all students because it does not fit their budget. For the second consecutive year, the Sacramento … Continue reading Juniors To Be Served Up Free SAT (With Breakfast!) March 6