Movie Review: Infinity War – To Infinity and Beyond

By Aryanna Zavala, Copy Editor A roller coaster is the perfect way to describe a viewer’s feelings when watching the newest installment of the Avengers Franchise, Infinity War. The film was released in the United States on April 27, 2018, a week before its initial release, May 4th. It was predicted to make $245 million in its opening weekend, but it exceeded expectations, making $257,698,183. … Continue reading Movie Review: Infinity War – To Infinity and Beyond

Word of the Year: Fem·i·nism \ ‘fe-mə-,ni-zəm \

By Aryanna Zavala, Copy Editor In December, Merriam-Webster declared feminism the word of 2017. According to the dictionary, feminism is a noun that has two meanings: the theory of the political, economical, and social equality of the sexes, or organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests. Merriam-Webster had a good reason for choosing feminism, as 2017 was a long year for women’s rights … Continue reading Word of the Year: Fem·i·nism \ ‘fe-mə-,ni-zəm \

Students Continue to Grow by Leaves and Mounds

By Aryanna Zavala, Copy Editor A gardening class has been added as an elective choice for students in Kennedy’s Special Education department. Robin Gunning and Chloe Stidger are the instructors who supervise the class, and Gunning says, “it has been our students who have been doing so much of the work.” According to Branden Bridges, a JFK student and a teaching assistant for the special … Continue reading Students Continue to Grow by Leaves and Mounds

Homework, the Cause of Teenage Stress?

By Aryanna Zavala, Clarion Staff Stress, the word that so many teenagers use to describe what they are feeling. Teenagers today have so many things to worry about, from sports to homework. Students are assigned more homework than they should be or more than they can handle. High school students should be receiving about an hour of homework according to research by the National Education Association. … Continue reading Homework, the Cause of Teenage Stress?

21st Century Women Continue to Fight For Rights

By Aryanna Zavala, Clarion Staff Women have had many accomplishments over the last one hundred years. Even though they have come a long way from where they were socially sexism still proves to be a big issue in today’s time. We are at the point in time where society is transitioning from the old ways of thinking to the modern ways. Believe it or not, women … Continue reading 21st Century Women Continue to Fight For Rights

Kennedy Class of 2016 Senior Wills

Collected by Aryanna Zavala and Lisseth Aguilar, clarion staff As the seniors of John F. Kennedy graduate next month, some chose to leave behind their last will and testament. I, Irisa Zhang, will Sui Shan Chengs my dad’s chicken chow mein, Sharon Wong my IG stalking skills, Allan Lee my love (of Shibas), Riley Seid our “APUSH studying” Skype calls, Acqueline Liang my cheap mechanical … Continue reading Kennedy Class of 2016 Senior Wills

Blood Drive Brings Students Together

By Aryanna Zavala, Clarion Staff On Monday, February 22, 2016, the Blood Drive was held in the small gym on our school campus. This drive was made possible by a group of seniors for their senior project. The point of this event was to have a way to provide the community with blood if it is ever needed in an emergency, Some people donate blood … Continue reading Blood Drive Brings Students Together

Poetry Out Loud Winners Chosen

By Aryanna Zavala and Katie Albert, Clarion Staff Every year, John F. Kennedy High School holds a Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition with students from all grades participating. The 2015-2016 contest was held on December 17 in the JFK auditorium with students chosen by their English teacher after in-class competition.   The top finisher in the competition was Kaitlyn Kui, a sophomore who delivered the poem … Continue reading Poetry Out Loud Winners Chosen

Book Review: The Maze Runner Series Welcome To The Maze

By Aryanna Zavala, Clarion Contributor You should read The Maze Runner series by James Dashner. The series is made up of three books: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure. The series is based on a boy named Thomas who gets put into a maze and he has no recollection of his past. He and many other boys discover that they have to … Continue reading Book Review: The Maze Runner Series Welcome To The Maze