New TikTok Challenge/Trend — Going Too Far?

By Giovanni Camacho, Clarion Staff Writer and Lucas Zhou, Clarion Opinion Editor Bathroom sinks dismantled; school projectors stolen; hand sanitizer & soap dispensers torn off; students across the country contributed to the Devious Licks challenge on TikTok last September. Tik Tok user jugg4elias started the trend when he created a video showing a box of disposable masks he stole from his school along with the … Continue reading New TikTok Challenge/Trend — Going Too Far?

Formula One Championship Battle Between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

By David Thatcher, Clarion Staff Writer It’s the time of the year where Formula One is ready to wrap up the season with it’s final Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In this race a winner will be crowned the Formula One Champion. Max Verstappen had the possibility to win his first championship Sunday, December 5th, but controversial events and penalties prevented Verstappen … Continue reading Formula One Championship Battle Between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

Shortage of substitute teachers in districts all over the state

By David Thatcher, Clarion Staff Reporter Since the start of the school year, and in years prior, students, and districts all over California have experienced a shortage of substitute teachers and the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated this problem. According to Calmatters the situation has not improved over the past couple of school years the amount of substitute teaching permits that have been issued has decreased significantly. … Continue reading Shortage of substitute teachers in districts all over the state

Greenhaven Plaza fights: Are they still happening?

By Gerardo Lopez, Clarion Staff Reporter On September 27, John F. Kennedy parents and staff received an email and robocall about ongoing fights after school in the Greenhaven Plaza on Florin Road.  Some John F. Kennedy students have been involved in many altercations  such as fights between students and drug use by students. In the email, Kennedy Principal David Van Natten recommended Kennedy students do … Continue reading Greenhaven Plaza fights: Are they still happening?

Kennedy forced into lockdown

A confrontation between staff and parents caused a lockdown during 4th period on October 28. The question of whether or not there were weapons involved caused misconceptions among students.                  According to the Kennedy administration there were no weapons involved, and no arrests were made throughout the conflict as stated by the Sacramento City Unified School District, according to coverage from the Sacramento Bee.  According to … Continue reading Kennedy forced into lockdown

Haitians vs. Del Rio: Racism or fear?

By Gabrielle Ringold, Clarion Staff Reporter A great sum of American citizens can probably agree that America has never been the most “trustworthy” country in the world. Citizens have often seen through social media, like live Instagram and Snapchat stories, that the government makes unreasonable mandates and laws. For example, legalizing marijuana, ending drug tests to get hired at a business, and loose state level … Continue reading Haitians vs. Del Rio: Racism or fear?

Cougars’ views on vaccines

By Tiffany He, Clarion Staff reporter According to Our World in Data (October 12, 2021), 57% of the U.S. population is vaccinated against COVID 19, up from less than 1% in January, two months before the vaccine was more widely available. But as the number increases for people who are vaccinated, opposing public opinions on the vaccine persist, and even intensify. At Kennedy, The Clarion … Continue reading Cougars’ views on vaccines

Club Rush returns as a new year begins

By Seattle Barron, Clarion Arts & Entertainment Editor, with additional reporting and photography by Clarion staff. Crowds gathered; information spread; performers danced; as students participated in Kennedy’s first Club Rush in two years. On Friday, September 24, in the main quad, various groups promoted around 20 clubs for students to join.  In this unique year, there was a big turnout from Kennedy students, with around … Continue reading Club Rush returns as a new year begins