In This Issue — June 2, 2017

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor To give an extra large send-off to this year’s senior class, The Clarion wanted to deliver an extra large issue consisting of 16 pages to Kennedy’s classrooms, it ended up as 20 pages. The production of this issue was one of the most stressful weeks the staff has ever experienced. However, thanks to an amazing editorial staff (I’m not talking … Continue reading In This Issue — June 2, 2017

Men’s Tennis Raises a Racquet

By Katelyn Yang, Clarion Staff The Men’s Tennis team finished their season with an overall record of 7-8. A majority of the games they won this season were dominated by Kennedy players with final scores averaging 8-1. They started the season with a loss against River City but bounced back and won their next match against Monterey Trail. From there, the team traded wins and … Continue reading Men’s Tennis Raises a Racquet

Kennedy Golfers Undefeated in Metro League

By Timmy Curry, Clarion Staff The Kennedy Golf Season had the usual ups and downs (just like the approaches to some of the holes on the courses where they compete) but the results were great despite the challenges faced. Through hard work and dedication, Kennedy’s Golf team had a remarkable season. “When we won our first tournament against 20 competing schools,” coach Finegan continued, “I … Continue reading Kennedy Golfers Undefeated in Metro League

Kennedy Track & Field Team Looking Ahead

By Cameron Cowling, Clarion Staff The Kennedy track & field team competed successfully against six other high schools Sacramento Metro League finals on May 12 at Burbank High School. In what turned out to be a marathon meet (more than five hours), varsity boys and girls placed a close second to McClatchy.   The varsity girls’ second place finish ends Kennedy’s 4-year streak of winning the … Continue reading Kennedy Track & Field Team Looking Ahead

Kennedy Finds Difficulty in Disposal of Littering Dilemma

By Cynthia Dominguez and Katelyn Yang, Clarion Staff Despite the sometimes overwhelming media attention John F. Kennedy High has received in recent months, some issues plaguing the campus have yet to be discussed. Kennedy’s campus sees huge amounts of trash, and the ground is no stranger to food wrappers, scurrying animals and abandoned items. This results in trash being visible throughout the school day, despite … Continue reading Kennedy Finds Difficulty in Disposal of Littering Dilemma

Tardiness and Safety Concerns Tied to Transportation Issues

By Adrianna Iorio and Aryanna Zavala, Clarion Staff Amongst the Kennedy campus, a variety of transportation methods exist to haul students to and from school. Some walk, take the bus, carpool, drive themselves, or have their family members drive them to school. While each student’s daily commute yields a unique experience for every individual, they all have one thing in common: their everyday concerns of … Continue reading Tardiness and Safety Concerns Tied to Transportation Issues

Freshmen See McClatchy as Better Plan for Sophomore Year

By Shaft Milken, Telegraph Repairman “Man, Kennedy? More like Kennedon’t.”  Ken D. Bailer, a freshman, says. He misses the excitement that he was promised when he came to Kennedy. “I was told there would be grand fights, spanning three floors! Too bad campus security is too good for students. I’ll move to McClatchy, they don’t have the potential for big fights but at least they happen.” … Continue reading Freshmen See McClatchy as Better Plan for Sophomore Year

ASSETS Leadership Class

By Cynthia Dominguez, Clarion Staff As high school students become young adults and prepare to enter the adult world, some lack the necessary skills to prosper. In effort to help these students, classes like the ASSETS Leadership class are taught. The class, taught by Kennedy Spanish teacher Zachary Bryant, focuses on group projects and interactions with Kennedy students of ages to aid in developing students’ … Continue reading ASSETS Leadership Class

Movie Review: Going Rogue from Star Wars Norms Proves Success

By Dominic J Larsen, Clarion Staff Since the initial purchase of Star Wars and Lucasfilms by Disney in 2012, the company has expanded the franchise extensively. They started by releasing a number of canon comics, books, and the seventh Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. In December last year, they took it one step further by releasing their first non-episodic movie, Rogue One. This movie … Continue reading Movie Review: Going Rogue from Star Wars Norms Proves Success