The Clarion Wayback Machine: 25 Years Ago

Published in the Kennedy Clarion April 26, 1991 Vandalism Costs at JFK “… as a result of all the vandalism done, bathrooms have been locked up and, next year, lockers will not be available to any of the students. Mr. Lee said, ‘The lockers are going to be taken out of the wall and thrown away.” Wasting our Time “Everyone has at least pondered why … Continue reading The Clarion Wayback Machine: 25 Years Ago

Benefits of the Expanded Learning Program Touted at Kennedy

By Crystal Chan, Clarion Staff Most students don’t really want to add more classroom time to the six periods they already have through the week.  Students also think the ASSETs Program here at Kennedy may just seem like another word for 7th period or an after-school program, but is there value in expanded learning programs?   How do these programs help students?   An assembly held … Continue reading Benefits of the Expanded Learning Program Touted at Kennedy

K-POP: BTS (Bangtan Boys) “The Most Beautiful Moments in Life”

By Crystal Chan, Clarion Staff On May 2, the K-pop band BTS released their new music videos, “Young Forever” and “Fire”. Finally, this heartbreaking concept has come to an end. “Young Forever” is the epilogue of the long story told through three other videos. It all began when “I Need You” was released, and everyone was excited and confused. Yes, the song was amazing and … Continue reading K-POP: BTS (Bangtan Boys) “The Most Beautiful Moments in Life”

5 Senses or More?

By Crystal Chan, Clarion staff As most of us know, humans have the five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Using these senses, they transfer information from our surroundings to our brain, which processes this new information. However, the principle of the five senses which came from Aristotle’s On the Soul (De Anima) does not cover all of the senses that humans have. In fact, researchers … Continue reading 5 Senses or More?

The Pros and Cons of Student Testing

By Crystal Chan, Clarion Staff Finals, tests, quizzes, and exams. When many students hear any of these words, they probably start groaning from the stress caused by them. Why is it so stressful? Maybe it’s due to the fact that it will break you and your well-built grades in a flash once you fail. Tests are able to show you how well you’ve mastered a subject, … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Student Testing