The Life of Haleigh: Nothing Holds Her Back

By Ariyah Armstrong and Natassia Aleman-Teweles, Clarion Staff Everyone must overcome obstacles in life. Life’s unexpected hurdles can completely change the course of one’s future. However, one special education student at Kennedy leaps over those obstructions with confidence. Haleigh Lee is a junior born with the genetic chromosomal disorder Down syndrome. Even though her condition makes it difficult for her to learn at the same … Continue reading The Life of Haleigh: Nothing Holds Her Back

McClatchy Quiets the Lion by ‘Soft-Petaling’ a New Mascot

By Billie Rae Bisepp, Disciple of All Living Things Since C.K. McClatchy High School’s opening in 1937, the school has featured the lion as their mascot. Earlier this week, the 80-year-old school shocked the school’s alumni by abruptly changing their mascot to the dandelion. This major update created a backlash that has been covered heavily by multiple news sources, social media sites, and even outside … Continue reading McClatchy Quiets the Lion by ‘Soft-Petaling’ a New Mascot

Library I.D. Required

By Ariyah Armstrong, Clarion Staff If you’re like me, you’re always busy, whether if it’s with homework, sports, home life, etc. It just always seems like there’s something that needs to be done, and it can be really easy to forget things. Our school library (next to Casey’s corner on the first floor of the C building) has been receiving a great amount of backlash … Continue reading Library I.D. Required

Club Highlight: Project Move

by Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff At Kennedy there are a multitude of unique clubs for a variety of interests, ranging from animals to sports. One club in particular is well-known by many students through performances at rallies and frequent announcements. That club is Project Move. Project Move is a dance-oriented club open to all students willing to participate, and dance experience not required. The club … Continue reading Club Highlight: Project Move

Opinion: What Donald Trump’s Being President-Elect Means For America

by Ariyah Armstrong, Clarion Staff The result of the 2016 U.S. Election is probably the most appalling thing I have ever witnessed while being on planet Earth for fourteen and a half years. Donald Trump, the American businessman, founder of Trump University and Trump Hotels, the main face and ambassador of the phrase, “You’re Fired!” had just won America’s vote to become the 45th president … Continue reading Opinion: What Donald Trump’s Being President-Elect Means For America

Culinary Arts Academy Is Really Cooking

Note: This story is part of Freshmen POV: Kennedy Small Learning Communities.  As freshman, high school can be confusing. A new school, more students, and honestly, it’s really stressful. Coming to this school, we weren’t aware of the amazing and beneficial academies Kennedy High School provided. By Ariyah Armstrong, Clarion Staff The Culinary Arts Academy is a California partnership program built on small learning community models. … Continue reading Culinary Arts Academy Is Really Cooking

‘The Giant Killer’ Takes Over Chezy Champs

By Ariyah Armstrong, Clarion Staff On September 24th and 25th, the Robotics team made it to the final rounds of the annual Chezy Champs held in San Jose, California. This off-season tournament is known as the “best in the West” and included three world champion teams. The team posted some of the highest scores in game play, and during qualification rounds, they were nicknamed “Giant … Continue reading ‘The Giant Killer’ Takes Over Chezy Champs