What Lies Ahead for SCUSD?

By Kevin Chen, Clarion Staff Many students, teachers, and parents may be aware of the $35 million budget deficit declared last August. This event brings about a vital question: how will schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) survive in coming years? Due to the teacher shortage that currently exists in California, hiring has become harder, as well as more expensive. This is … Continue reading What Lies Ahead for SCUSD?

In This (T)issue

By Adrianna Iorio, Editor-in-Chief and Lilianna Lopez, News & Opinions Editor Are you tired of waking up in the morning and smelling the sweet symphony of spring pollen? Allergy relief medicines that don’t work? Try the Claritin! We offer some spicy spiced tea that you won’t find anywhere else this side of Pocket (including T4. We got y’all beat). We at the Claritin want to … Continue reading In This (T)issue

MESA Goes to Google HQ April 13

The Think Tank team from Kennedy’s MESA Club (Mathematics-Engineering-Science-Achievement) will be traveling to Google Headquarters in Mountain View on April 13 to compete in MESA Regionals (covering San Jose, SF, Stockton, Sacramento, East Bay, and Ukiah). Other MESA results, and accompanying categories, from Davis preliminaries include 1st Place (Concrete Disk), 2nd Place (Ultimate Disc), 3rd Place for Creativity & Design (Civil Structures), 3rdPlace (National Engineering Design Challenge).   Continue reading MESA Goes to Google HQ April 13

Boys Baseball 2019: Field of Streams

By Ethan Vue, Clarion Staff The last time the John F. Kennedy Baseball Team won a metro title was 2014, they had an all-star lineup mostly full of seniors and juniors.  Each season since 2014, they would fall short of that goal but not by much. In 2019 boy’s baseball team has the chance to become the metro champions once again. Many returning sophomores, with … Continue reading Boys Baseball 2019: Field of Streams

Making Memories, One Pulong (Meeting) at a Time

By Kimberly Landeck, Clarion Production Manager A new club has quietly arisen on campus, and it strives to build a welcoming environment for anyone who wishes to join, even if they are not Filipino. Members of the Filipino Club, discuss Filipino culture, traditions, language, eat traditional food, and play Filipino games. Although some people might believe that the club is strictly for Filipinos, it is … Continue reading Making Memories, One Pulong (Meeting) at a Time

Staff Parking Lot: A Change in Behavior is Needed

By Kevin Chen, Clarion Staff Many parents arrive at school in the morning using different routes to get their kids to school on time. However, when these parents leave after dropping their kids off, it creates a large amount of traffic on Gloria Drive, leading to potential accidents and unsafe decisions made. This wasn’t the first time an issue had revolved around parking. Just over … Continue reading Staff Parking Lot: A Change in Behavior is Needed

Keeping the Cougars Above the Net

By Kimberly Landeck, Clarion Production Director All sports teams deserve the recognition and love of their peers, especially the Kennedy boy’s volleyball team. Although this season has been marked by a series of setbacks, Kennedy’s team continues to push through until the end of the season. So far, the Kennedy boys’ volleyball has done well yet they have not dominated the leaderboards. This season, the … Continue reading Keeping the Cougars Above the Net

The Underground Music Makers of Kennedy High The Club That Rocks The Whole Cougar Town

By Andrew Ely, Clarion Staff After school, strumming and cymbal crushing sounds can be heard reverberating through the walls of the B-wing. They are coming from the student members of a club in Room B-15. The club is open to all students in all playing levels and not just experts. Club members have known how to play their instruments together before joining the club and … Continue reading The Underground Music Makers of Kennedy High The Club That Rocks The Whole Cougar Town

HALLelujah, Who’s Minding the Halls?

By Xavier Martinez, Clarion Staff Hall monitors play a special role on school campuses.    Of course, they can be helpful in showing you around when you’re new but they are also making sure students are safe. Every hall monitor at John F. Kennedy H.S. can be like a friend. They’re often nice, funny, and in some cases, they motivate students on campus. When you’re feeling … Continue reading HALLelujah, Who’s Minding the Halls?