NBA Ban is Ridiculous

By Anthony Napolean, Jr., Clarion Staff Reporter The Federation International Basketball Association (FIBA) dress code and rules for on the court clothing and accessories are now in place for the professional game of basketball. Some fans are going to be disappointed with the National Basketball Association (NBA) decisions on banning their players from wearing the ninja style headbands that became popular in the 2018-2019 season. … Continue reading NBA Ban is Ridiculous

Save Your $1.25 — Free RT for Students

By Veronica Holt, Clarion Managing Editor Beginning on October 1, 2019, all students of the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) are able to ride any part of the Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) for free. SacRT provides public transit throughout Sacramento County, and with the new sticker on school I.D. cards, students can ride the busses and light rail system without charge. The change comes … Continue reading Save Your $1.25 — Free RT for Students

Throwing It Back to Homecoming

Photos by Fang Chiang, Clarion Staff Reporter Kennedy High School Homecoming 2019 took place the week of October 14, and included “Back to the 2000s” Spirit Week, rally, football games, and “HoCo” dance. For many students, homecoming is where students can be more involved in school and be a part of Kennedy traditions.  According to Jacqueline Sanchez (Class of 2021), “We should participate in homecoming … Continue reading Throwing It Back to Homecoming

Unusual Number of Fights During First Weeks Leads To New Split-Lunch Schedule

By Cori Baishiki, Clarion Staff Reporter New year, new problems… or maybe old. The beginning of the school year started out with some unexpected fights.  According to Alex Barrios, Chief Communications Director for the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), September is notorious for fights breaking out since new students are adjusting to different environments. With these new students comes old problems and drama. In … Continue reading Unusual Number of Fights During First Weeks Leads To New Split-Lunch Schedule

Casualties Increase From Mysterious Vaping Illness

By Andrew Hunsaker, Clarion Editor-in-Chief The Chicago Tribune’s top headline on August 24, titled “An Illinois resident just died after a mysterious vaping-related illness”, shocked millions across the nation. The patient was one of nearly 200 e-cigarette users hospitalized between late June and August with respiratory problems. Since then, more than 500 people have fallen ill and 10 more deaths have occurred relating to vaping … Continue reading Casualties Increase From Mysterious Vaping Illness

Kennedy to Revamp Facade for Security, Modernity

By Rom Arca, Clarion Staff Reporter On November 27, HMC Architects will begin work on John F. Kennedy High School’s modernized facade, which has not received any major renovations since 2006. The project will cover the Administration Office, Student Services Office and M-Wing in two phases spanning two years, in an effort to bolster security for the campus and modernize both the administration office area … Continue reading Kennedy to Revamp Facade for Security, Modernity

Stretch to Get Well: Kennedy Teacher Leads Yoga Classes on Campus

By Jan Nicolas, Clarion Staff Reporter If students walk by the Kennedy dance room on Wednesdays after school, they may not know right away that biology teacher Seanne Louvet is hosting a calming weekly yoga session with students and teachers. “Last year was my first year in Kennedy; I practiced yoga on my own time as a stress reliever,” says Louvet. She adds,”It helped me … Continue reading Stretch to Get Well: Kennedy Teacher Leads Yoga Classes on Campus

Spot the Difference: U.S. Education vs. Finland Education

By Amanda Li, Clarion Staff Reporter With all the recent teacher strikes in the United States, specifically in major cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Sacramento, one may begin questioning the U.S. educational system.  In relation to other countries, the U.S. is ranked low, while Finland is at the top, according to the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) international survey, which is conducted every … Continue reading Spot the Difference: U.S. Education vs. Finland Education