JFK Covid Update (Basketball)

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor Winter sports are officially in the middle of their seasons, and the Kennedy Cougars men’s Junior Varsity and Varsity teams have been hard at work. Through their first 12 games, the JV Boys squad has started strongly with an 8-4 record, with some solid wins over schools like Kimball and Christian Brothers.  “We have played great in the tournaments … Continue reading JFK Covid Update (Basketball)

Kennedy vs McClatchy Varsity Soccer game review

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor The John F. Kennedy Cougars Boys Varsity soccer team played their rivals the McClatchy Lions, Monday night at McClatchy This was their first meeting of the season, the Cougars entered with a 2-2-2 record, while the Lions came with a 4-4 record. The Cougars and Lions played a close first half, with defensive stops around the goal, but ended … Continue reading Kennedy vs McClatchy Varsity Soccer game review

NCAA Football Championship Alabama vs Georgia

By David Thatcher, Clarion Staff Reporter The 2022 NCAA Football Championship took place Monday night, January 10 between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide. Although Georgia lost 41-24 in a disastrous SEC Title game against Alabama, the Bulldogs were able to survive the playoffs to make it to the NCAA championship to face Alabama once again.  In the rematch both teams had amazing defenses … Continue reading NCAA Football Championship Alabama vs Georgia

Daylight Savings Time

By Devanee Vaca, Clarion Co-Editor Daylight Saving Time has been around since 1918 and since then has been something the whole world has been participating in until recent years like Japan, India and China. It was created by George Hudson in 1895 by an entomologist. In some parts of the world it is called “Summer Time”. The main purpose of daylight savings time is to … Continue reading Daylight Savings Time

JFK Clubs Meeting Online

By Tiffany He, Clarion Staff Reporter In-person learning has resumed for almost one school semester so far at Kennedy. Students and teachers are constantly adapting to the changes, but some school clubs are continuing online club meetings while the majority of the clubs have met in person.California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is one of the largest clubs on the school campus. According to the CSF adviser, … Continue reading JFK Clubs Meeting Online

School Marching Band Competes for the First Time Since 2019

By Nikole Farina, Clarion Staff Reporter On November 6, John F. Kennedy’s marching band and color guard competed at the 43rd Grape Bowl Classic in Lodi, California.  School marching bands from around the Valley and Northern California gathered to compete and share their love of music.  Kennedy music teachers Jeremy Hammond and Bryan Stroh provide this opportunity annually for band students, who put a lot … Continue reading School Marching Band Competes for the First Time Since 2019

CSF Food Drive

By David Thatcher, Clarion Staff Reporter The recent Canned Food Drive held by California Scholarship Foundation (CSF) atKennedy brought in almost 4,000 cans of food, which makes this one of their most successful food drives yet. These cans are able to help people in need especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Jillian Yee, CSF president, said, “I just want to say thank you to … Continue reading CSF Food Drive

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?

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?