The Process of Hiring a New Principal

By Lailah Gladney, Clarion Managing Editor On January 6, following a decade-long career at John F. Kennedy, current principal David Van Natten announced he would be leaving Kennedy once a new principal is instated. Following this announcement, the process of bringing in a new principal began. Once applications opened, Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) decided they wanted 3 interviewees from inside the district, and … Continue reading The Process of Hiring a New Principal

Super Bowl LVI – Bengals vs Rams

By David Thatcher, Clarion Sports Editor Super Bowl LVI took place February 13 at the SoFI Stadium, Inglewood CA, where the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals matched up to make their attempts to win the Lombardi Trophy. Amazingly, for the second time ever (Rams this year and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year), a team has had home field advantage in the Super Bowl.  … Continue reading Super Bowl LVI – Bengals vs Rams

“The Fallout”: Movie Review

By Maddis Gregson, Clarion Staff Reporter The film “The Fallout,” directed by Megan Park, portrays a young high school student, Vada Cavell (played by Jenna Ortego, star of Disney show Stuck in The Middle), who is involved in a traumatic high school shooting. The majority of this film is about Vada coping with her trauma and adjusting to life after the catastrophe. During the shooting … Continue reading “The Fallout”: Movie Review

Independent study and who it affects

By Gerardo Lopez, Clarion Staff Reporter Independent study is a term that students have thrown around recently, especially since the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) has declared that students who are unvaccinated (and are 12 years or older) will be moved to independent study on February 28. This deadline was moved from January 31st since only half of district students reported their vaccination status … Continue reading Independent study and who it affects

NFL Playoffs – AFC Divisional Round

By David Thatcher, Clarion Staff Reporter I am definitely in shock at how the 2021-2022 Divisional Round Playoffs turned out. Starting from the first game on January 22, the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Tennessee Titans with a 19-16 win. However, I noticed things to point out when they were playing.  For one, the Bengals’ offensive line really has to step up their game since their … Continue reading NFL Playoffs – AFC Divisional Round

Kennedy Boys Varsity Soccer Playoffs Preview

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor The Kennedy Cougars Boys Varsity regular soccer  season has come to an end. For the second time in 3 seasons, the Cougars have qualified for the Playoffs, only missing one season last year because of COVID. A spot in the playoffs came down to Senior Night this past Saturday, Kennedy needing a win over Monterrey Trails, which they would … Continue reading Kennedy Boys Varsity Soccer Playoffs Preview

NFL Playoffs – NFC Championship

By David Thatcher Clarion Staff Reporter This year’s postseason has definitely been one of the most entertaining I’ve ever seen. The San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams game that took place on January 30 at SoFI Stadium continued to make the postseason very entertaining. This game, of course, was hyped up by some because the two teams are division rivals. They have competed against … Continue reading NFL Playoffs – NFC Championship

NFL Playoffs – AFC Championship

By David Thatcher Clarion Staff Reporter What a crazy turn of events January 30 the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals game at Arrowhead stadium. At first, many thought the Bengals had met their match with the Chiefs when Kansas City’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes II completed his first three drives in the first half with touchdowns, and the Cincinnati Bengals struggled to find a way … Continue reading NFL Playoffs – AFC Championship

Kennedy vs McClatchy Basketball Review: February 7

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor For the second time this season the Kennedy Cougars Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball teams played their rivals, McClatchy High School, on the Lions’ home floor. The Cougars Varsity squad came in with a 7-12 record per Maxprpes.com, while the Lions entered at 11-8. The first quarter was poor for the Cougars, who were behind by 11 at the … Continue reading Kennedy vs McClatchy Basketball Review: February 7