The Clarion’s AP Test Tips

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor After spending an entire year or semester enrolled in an Advanced Placement class, students are given the opportunity to take an examination to prove that they have mastered the subject material. AP Exams are scored on a scale from one to five, with a three being a passing score and one being the lowest score. If the student scores a … Continue reading The Clarion’s AP Test Tips

Top Music of 2017: It’s the Final Countdown…

By Cynthia Dominguez, Entertainment & Opinions Editor Music continuously plays a role in the representation in shifts in popular culture. Taking into account the tumultuous nature of 2017, the music of the year encompassed the conflict from natural disasters to political disasters, and brought about countless pivotal albums. Ranked at #5 on Billboard’s Top Albums of the Year, Drake’s More Life was released on March … Continue reading Top Music of 2017: It’s the Final Countdown…

JFK Poetry Corner: The Upcoming

By Makayla Smith, Clarion Staff   It’s that time of the year Toward the end of a long season With ups and downs our year consists of New beginnings are set to rise Holidays are now approaching It’s that time of the year Winter time is here Gifts will be exchanged Decorated the Christmas tree Presents to be expected From the little kids who adore it … Continue reading JFK Poetry Corner: The Upcoming

Word of the Week: Somniphobia

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor Many high schoolers treasure every second of sleep that they can get. Whether in the comfort of their own home or in any classroom quiet enough, sleep is an essential part of any student’s life, so many may find difficulty in believing that somniphobia exists. Somniphobia, the fear of falling asleep, usually impacts children or adults who had recurrent nightmares … Continue reading Word of the Week: Somniphobia

Fall Movie Reviews: Blood, Gore, and Horror Galore

By Cynthia Dominguez, Clarion Staff Despite reality having enough actual horror in real life this past year, the movie industry decided that we also needed a flood of fictional horror. Throughout summer and fall months, countless horror movies rushed into theaters, preparing moviegoers for the ultimate celebration of horror,  Halloween.  Undeniably one of the most anticipated movies of the year, It stole the attention of movie … Continue reading Fall Movie Reviews: Blood, Gore, and Horror Galore

Girls Tennis Team Creating a Racket

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor Of all sports on campus, some receive more attention than others. The Kennedy girl’s tennis team has demonstrated determination and established their standing in the Metro League with their team as a main support system. The season got off to a shaky start in August with losses to Christian Brothers and River City, but these defeats did not discourage the … Continue reading Girls Tennis Team Creating a Racket

Word of the Week: Entomophagy

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor Entomophagy (en-tuh-MAW-fuh-jee) is defined as the practice of eating insects, specifically by people. Throughout the world, approximately 3,000 ethnic groups eat insects, whether it be for nutritional value or for seasoning. Although the idea of eating bugs is not well received in the western world, many claim that widening the practice of entomophagy will help sustain the constant population growth. … Continue reading Word of the Week: Entomophagy

Holiday of the Week: Learn a Word Day

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor Out of countless holidays, few provide the same amount of useless information as Learn a New Word Day. Annually observed on October 16th, the holiday seemingly began to add to the celebration of Noah Webster’s birthday and National Dictionary Day. The holiday seeks to encourage observers to expand their vocabulary by learning one or more new words. Although not too … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: Learn a Word Day