SEX, LIES, AND UBER: Kennedy Campus Fights Back Against Human Trafficking

By Dominic J Larsen, Clarion News Editor Thursday, January 11 marked the eleventh anniversary of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, with the whole of January being named Human Trafficking Awareness Month by President Barack Obama as of 2010. Students on the Kennedy campus took to the halls with red X’s marking their hands, acting as an insignia to showcase their opposition to human trafficking. Wefor(S)he (a … Continue reading SEX, LIES, AND UBER: Kennedy Campus Fights Back Against Human Trafficking

Lady Cougars Dribble Into the Spotlight

By Dominic J Larsen & Timmy Curry, Clarion Staff Kennedy’s Female Basketball teams have had a season filled with varied result, playing the game to the best of their ability. Varsity has had an overall record of 7-12, with the Metro League score coming out to an even 4-4. Our lady cougars performed at their peak when matched against Laguna Creek, dominating the court with … Continue reading Lady Cougars Dribble Into the Spotlight

O’Flaherty Reinstated as Activities Director

By Dominic J Larsen, News Editor The student body has been in a fury due to rumors of the cancellation of beloved extracurricular activities. In this fit of confusion, the initial story has became lost in translation. Acting upon its journalistic duty, the Clarion hosted a press conference on October 20, 2017 with the principal, David Van Natten. Journalists and the administration alike wanted to … Continue reading O’Flaherty Reinstated as Activities Director

Crossing the Finish Line as a Family

By Dominic J Larsen, News Editor John F. Kennedy’s Cross Country team has not had the best season compared to year’s prior. According to a number of team members, many of the team’s best runners are no longer with them as they have graduated. Regardless of the challenges the team faces, they work through them together. The cross-country runners have a tight knit kinship, far … Continue reading Crossing the Finish Line as a Family

JFK Band Hosts Community with Annual Rehearsathon Fundraiser

By Dominic Larsen, News Editor The John F. Kennedy Marching Band invited friends and family to attend its annual Rehearsathon extravaganza on Saturday, September 22nd. Rehearsathon is a twelve hour rehearsal session, where students practice for their fall show. While the performance was slated for 8 p.m., band members and instructors had been on campus fine-tuning their show since 9 a.m. Upon arrival, wind players … Continue reading JFK Band Hosts Community with Annual Rehearsathon Fundraiser

Kennedy Seniors to Graduate and Leave Memories Behind

By Dominic J Larsen, News Editor Representing the 50th class of graduates at John F Kennedy High School, 525 seniors are set to graduate at a ceremony held at 3pm, June 12th in the Memorial Auditorium. MSgt. Mundorff, the Master of Ceremonies will conduct the event beginning with the presentation of colors by Kennedy JROTC. The orchestra is scheduled to perform the National Anthem before … Continue reading Kennedy Seniors to Graduate and Leave Memories Behind

Holiday of the Week: With April Showers Come May Flowers (and Trees)

By Dominic J Larsen, News Editor “Each generation takes the Earth as a trustee. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards, as we have exhausted and consumed.” – J. Sterling Morton. Today, Friday, April 28, 2017, is Arbor Day, a day dedicated to the importance of trees and planting new ones. Arbor Day can trace its “fruitful” history to Nebraska City, … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: With April Showers Come May Flowers (and Trees)

Eight Minutes with the Mayor

By Dominic J Larsen, Clarion Staff Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, the newest citizen to hold the title, just passed over two months in office. On February 7, he hosted a press conference at City Hall with some of the area’s finest student journalists including a half-dozen from John F. Kennedy High School. Some of the other 12 area high schools participating in the event included … Continue reading Eight Minutes with the Mayor

JFK Band and Choir host Winter Concert

By Dominic J Larsen, Clarion Staff Jeremy Hammond and the JFK music department hosted over 250 guests on Thursday, December 22, 2016. The concert featured the school’s choir, jazz band, orchestra, drumline, and concert band. All exhibited their various talents and skills. This was the second concert of the year. The choir started the musical extravaganza by singing semi-secular Christmas songs. Jazz band added to … Continue reading JFK Band and Choir host Winter Concert

The 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

By Timothy Curry and Dominic Larsen, Clarion Staff “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” President Roosevelt uttered these words seventy-five years ago when the Japanese military bombed the U.S. military base in Honolulu, Hawaii. More than 2,400 Americans lost their lives on … Continue reading The 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor