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Category: OPINION

Op-ed pieces from The Clarion staff and also from readers like you. Opinion pieces reflect the views of individuals and not The Clarion or JFK High School as a whole.

JFK’s Traffic is Utter “Car”mageddon

By Brandan Wong, Clarion Staff Every school day, Gloria Drive is congested with the hundreds of parent and student drivers. But we have some serious problems with the etiquette many […]

Clarion Editors 2018 Reflections

Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Two years, nine months, and seven days ago, I finished preparations in the dark of night for recruitment for a new club. At orientation, I waited […]

10 ways to defeat Senioritis

By Karissa Jones and Jianna Beasley, Clarion Staff Many high school students have been struggling to find motivation, have become careless, and have lost the will to learn. The culprit […]

Observations on the Evacuation

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor “Try not to mention the bomb threat,” a Link Crew member instructed the student performers for the Cougar Day middle school rally, in which middle […]

What I Would Like To See On JFK Campus

By Makayla Smith, Clarion Staff As I walked through the campus every day, I never really paid attention to what JFK offered to all of our students at school. With […]

Unblocking Artist’s Block

By Valentina Duong, Creative Director Many artists often have had their fair share of a normal, but annoying condition commonly known as artist’s block, or art block. Being unable to […]

Social Media & Dating: Swiping Left

By Aryanna Zavala, Clarion Staff Ghosting, catfishing and other terms can be used to describe the negative effects of meeting and dating someone from social media. The dating scene in […]

The Effects of Social Media and the Internet

By Matiana Tepa, Clarion Staff This generation has been dubbed as the “millennials” because it is mostly full of tech-savvy individuals. Campus Technology, a higher education technology magazine, said that […]

Hacking America

Thanks to Natassia Aleman-Teweles for creating the “Hacking America” cartoon for The Clarion.

Library I.D. Required

By Ariyah Armstrong, Clarion Staff If you’re like me, you’re always busy, whether if it’s with homework, sports, home life, etc. It just always seems like there’s something that needs […]

Education Under the Trump Administration

By Cynthia Dominguez, Clarion Staff Throughout the course of the recent Presidential election, the general consensus among the public was that the next four years would be unpredictable regardless of […]

Students Motivating Students on Campus

By: Makayla Smith, Clarion Staff   In high school there may be many pressures that students may deal with on a daily basis.  Those range from the long nights doing […]

Social Media Is Actually Bad

By Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff John F. Kennedy High School is home to over 2,000 students who go about their daily lives, influenced by social media in some shape or […]