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

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

510 Kennedy Seniors to Graduate on June 12

By Hana Ruiz and Arooba Muqaddar, Clarion Staff As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, 510 Kennedy seniors will once again be walking the stage at their graduation ceremony that will take place at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, June 12th in the recently renovated Memorial Auditorium on 1515 J Street. Kennedy seniors, Rafaela Lomboy and Frances Feng, will serve as Salutatorian and Valedictorian, … Continue reading 510 Kennedy Seniors to Graduate on June 12

Staff Parking Lot: A Change in Behavior is Needed

By Kevin Chen, Clarion Staff Many parents arrive at school in the morning using different routes to get their kids to school on time. However, when these parents leave after dropping their kids off, it creates a large amount of traffic on Gloria Drive, leading to potential accidents and unsafe decisions made. This wasn’t the first time an issue had revolved around parking. Just over … Continue reading Staff Parking Lot: A Change in Behavior is Needed

What Juniors Should Know for Senior Year?

By Sid Slesicki, Clarion Staff As the end of the second semester slowly approaches, many juniors at Kennedy have more than likely felt the pressures of college preparation. Junior year is seen as perhaps the most academically challenging and mentally exhausting year of high school. This doesn’t mean 12th grade is just a kick-back year. Additionally, college entrance tests such as the ACT and SAT … Continue reading What Juniors Should Know for Senior Year?

Memorial for Courageous Officer at UC Davis

By Hana Ruiz, Clarion Staff On the morning of January 18, 2019, the memorial service for Officer Natalie Corona, 22, who died in the line of duty a week before, took place in the UC Davis ARC Pavilion. Upon the arrival of her family, alongside with Officer Corona’s casket, thousands of police officers from across the nation lined up, single-line on La Rue Road, outside … Continue reading Memorial for Courageous Officer at UC Davis

Families Can Opt Out of Standardized Testing

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Kennedy will administer standardized tests throughout the entire month of April, with different tests each week. While many students welcome some time out of class, others would prefer to attend classes. With students’ concerns about missing instructional time in preparation for finals and AP tests in May in addition to a general dislike of standardized tests, a sizable number would … Continue reading Families Can Opt Out of Standardized Testing

Kennedy Student Targeted in Alleged Shooting Threat

By Clarion Editors (Cynthia Dominguez, Christopher Wong, Saeri Plagmann, and Aryanna Zavala-Cortez) On March 13, 2018, an unidentified person allegedly threatened the John F. Kennedy High School campus, targeting one or more unnamed students. With such an alleged threat made, school administration sent out an email to JFK parents and students. The email described the threat as ongoing, and under investigation by two seperate law … Continue reading Kennedy Student Targeted in Alleged Shooting Threat

Kennedy Music Department Gives Back to Community

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Every year the John F Kennedy High School music department holds a concert to help fundraise for various charitable organizations. This year, on March 1, at 7 p.m., the music department will be hosting a benefit concert for WEAVE, a Sacramento Organization that provides support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. Since the beginning of this … Continue reading Kennedy Music Department Gives Back to Community