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Presenting the Senior Wills for the Class of 2022…

Michael Ainger I, Michael Ainger, leave Officer Vasquez to the students in Law and Equity. You are very lucky to have her as a teacher. Natalie Armendariz I, Natalie Armendariz, shall leave Johnny and Mr. C as possessions to Ms. Tyler. I shall also leave Kennedy (stuffed Koala) and Angel (stuffed lamb) to Alijah Runner. I will also leave Ms. Elaina to little Elaina, to … Continue reading Presenting the Senior Wills for the Class of 2022…

How a vaccine clinic works

By Touzong Thao, Clarion Staff Writer Ever since COVID-19, questions from the general population have appeared multiple times. The many valid concerns may come from the lack of knowledge about how a vaccine clinic works and how it administers it’s vaccines. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a variety of conflicting opinions, but let us examine what happens in a vaccine clinic. In order to answer … Continue reading How a vaccine clinic works

Messages of appreciation for teachers as unusual year winds down

By Trisha Mae Raymundo, Clarion Staff Writer Before the school year ends, Kennedy students shared their message of appreciation towards teachers to thank them for their hard-work throughout distance learning.  Due to the spread of the virus last year, schools had to shift to online learning, forcing students to adapt to a temporary learning style. Ever since then, teachers have worked to provide students a … Continue reading Messages of appreciation for teachers as unusual year winds down

Seniors excited to attend in-person graduation after a year of distance learning

By Samantha Hoyer, Clarion Staff Writer As we reach the end of this exceptionally hectic year, seniors are looking forward to end-of-year events. For a large part of the school year many of us weren’t even sure if we would be able to attend an in-person graduation. But, as the situation with COVID-19 has improved in the last few months we are lucky enough to … Continue reading Seniors excited to attend in-person graduation after a year of distance learning

Kennedy Teachers Send Joyful, Emotional Video Greetings to Much-Missed Cougars

With a swell of pride, a splash of melancholy, and an abundance of love — plus, the editing savvy of Kennedy science teacher Sara Fugina — teachers at Kennedy High School contributed their smiles and signs (and pets) to a video montage of greetings and well-wishes for students they haven’t seen in over a month. View the video here!   Continue reading Kennedy Teachers Send Joyful, Emotional Video Greetings to Much-Missed Cougars

MCJROTC Cadets: Visible in Camouflage!

By Sam McKay, Clarion Staff Reporter Have you ever seen students walking around in military-looking camouflage outfits on Wednesdays? Those are student cadets in the John F. Kennedy Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Course (MCJROTC, or JROTC). According to the official JFK MCJROTC website,“MCJROTC … is a leadership education program meant to develop character and citizenship.” There is a lot that this program does, … Continue reading MCJROTC Cadets: Visible in Camouflage!

Spot the Difference: U.S. Education vs. Finland Education

By Amanda Li, Clarion Staff Reporter With all the recent teacher strikes in the United States, specifically in major cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Sacramento, one may begin questioning the U.S. educational system.  In relation to other countries, the U.S. is ranked low, while Finland is at the top, according to the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) international survey, which is conducted every … Continue reading Spot the Difference: U.S. Education vs. Finland Education