The problem with vigilantism

By Lily Rusk, Clarion Co-Editor in Chief Vigilantism is a prevalent concept dominating pop culture. Vigilantes are typically depicted as “heroes” doing what is necessary when a bureaucratic system fails to get things done. It is not difficult to perpetuate this story line when much of the nation is dissatisfied with the government. However, it is important to look at this concept as a whole … Continue reading The problem with vigilantism

Restrictions on websites in SCUSD

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

Opinion: Senioritis is present, and more than laziness

By Lailah Gladney, Clarion Managing Editor As this time-paradox of a school year is somehow quickly and slowly coming to an end, there’s an undeniable shift in my mind, as a senior. I’ve committed to my college, am nearing my AP exams, and have ordered my cap and gown. The future is at the forefront of my mind more than ever, while the present (school … Continue reading Opinion: Senioritis is present, and more than laziness

Should JFK have off-campus lunch?

By JonPaul Yee, Clarion Staff Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch from home, however, many students find themselves asking the school, “Why can’t we go home for lunch?” or “Why can’t I go to the nearest food place and bring it back to school for lunch?”  This raises the question whether John F Kennedy should allow their students to have off-campus lunch/outside food. … Continue reading Should JFK have off-campus lunch?

Opinion: Guns need to be harder to obtain

By Lily Rusk, Clarion Editor in Chief  Recent events, including the mass shooting on April 3 in downtown Sacramento, raise the question of what policies are best to deal with gun violence in the U.S. Warring ideas on how to cope with gun violence give way to organizations that perpetuate widespread misinformation to achieve a certain agenda. After the recent shooting tragedy in the capital … Continue reading Opinion: Guns need to be harder to obtain

Kennedy Students and Teachers Opinions on the Pledge of Allegiance

By Emma Bailey, Clarion Staff Reporter  Students have recited the Pledge of Allegiance in schools across the country since it was first written by Francis Bellamy in 1892, and it has had multiple revisions since. At Kennedy High School in recent years, fewer numbers of students have been standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.        Kelsey Riley, a Molecular Biology and AP Biology teacher at Kennedy, … Continue reading Kennedy Students and Teachers Opinions on the Pledge of Allegiance

A Reflection on Women’s History Month

By Lily Rusk, Clarion Editor in Chief  The month of March, Women’s History Month, is about celebrating women’s achievements, but also about what women are still advocating for. This month of recognition was established in 1911 and means a lot to women not only worldwide but also in our community.  Joan Taylor, a French teacher at Kennedy, reflects on her experience as a female teacher … Continue reading A Reflection on Women’s History Month

Kennedy COVID Protocols are Contradictory and Ineffective

By Lily Rusk, Clarion Editor in Chief Since schools reopened in Fall of 2021, the issue on many minds is whether or not students will be safe from the spread of the virus, especially in a large environment. Schools have made efforts to control the situation. Various protocols have been instituted by school districts to address mitigating exposure to the Coronavirus, including social distancing, vaccination, … Continue reading Kennedy COVID Protocols are Contradictory and Ineffective

EQ Ambassador Program Shouldn’t Be Disposable

By Emma Bailey, Clarion Staff Reporter, and EQ Ambassador, Fall Semester, 2021 Just last year, Inside California Education “Season 4, Episode 4”(PBS KVIE), about Social Emotional Learning in California, featured the work that First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom was initiating, including John F. Kennedy’s EQ Ambassador program and its beneficial impact. Despite this important recognition, the program is now facing cutbacks. Students are faced with … Continue reading EQ Ambassador Program Shouldn’t Be Disposable