By Leilani Jeanpierre, Clarion News Editor and Robert Donaldson, Clarion Staff Reporter In the past Kennedy has used lockers every year. During my freshman year, my locker was super useful. During lunch I had put all my books ,P.E clothes, and snacks that I didn’t want to carry around in my locker. Most students at Kennedy have also found lockers useful. Before the school shut … Continue reading Do Students Need Lockers?
By Lily Rusk, Clarion Editor in Chief For the second year in a row, there will be no AP French option at Kennedy. This decision to not have an AP French this year will dramatically impact the French department. As of June 3 it is unclear if Marie Duperron, a French 1 and 2 teacher, will remain at Kennedy. Duperron said she has not received … Continue reading The importance of language
By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor Senior Ball was held Friday, May 20, at the Kimpton Sawyer hotel. This was the first Senior Ball for Kennedy Seniors since 2019. The original start time was 6pm, but due to AP testing, the student body decided to change the start time an hour later. Students got the announcement through the jfk.updates Instagram and the bulletin announcements in … Continue reading Senior Ball Recap
By Lily Rusk, Clarion Editor in Chief and Nikole Farina, Clarion Staff Reporter Human trafficking is not an otherworldly term to us teenagers, yet teens aged 11-14 are at a higher risk to be sexually exploited and are not educated nearly enough. From a young age, we are taught about the dangers of the outside world. We are told about “stranger danger”, and to be … Continue reading Human trafficking in Sacramento
By Emma Bailey, Clarion Staff Writer The Wellness Fair, hosted by Kennedy’s EQ Ambassadors, supported students, provided resources, and increased mental health awareness by bringing in a variety of organizations. The organizations at the event were Be Bothered, Birth and Beyond, LGBT Community Center, Meadowview Community center, NAMI, OMNI Youth, Pacific Clinics, PRO Youth, Rage Project, Robbie Waters Pocket Greenhaven Library, Rose Family, the Village … Continue reading Wellness Fair: Prioritizing students’ mental health
By Gerardo Lopez, Clarion Staff Reporter The Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and other districts around the nation have programs such as GoGuardian, Cisco Umbrella and Lightspeed Relay Systems to keep students safe from harmful websites. You can see all of these programs on your extensions at the top right of your browser window. These programs are meant to prevent things like phishing, malware … Continue reading Restrictions on websites in SCUSD
By Maddis Gregson, Clarion Staff Reporter Kennedy spring spirit days and rally took place the week following spring break, with a theme of Alice in Wonderland. Throughout the week, the Student Body would come to second period classes to count everyone who dressed up for spirit days. Seniors came in first place with the most spirit points. The Spring rally was held Friday at Kennedy … Continue reading Our first “normal” rally of the year
By Emma Bailey, Clarion Staff Reporter On May 3, the John F. Kennedy Food Fair returned with much anticipation as it has not been held in a few years due to COVID and has had some cancellations in the past due to state and District guidelines. ASB Treasurer and Kennedy Senior Hannah Chu explained the importance of the Food Fair this year. “I think it’s … Continue reading Kennedy food fair returns