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

Super Bowl LVI – Bengals vs Rams

By David Thatcher, Clarion Sports Editor Super Bowl LVI took place February 13 at the SoFI Stadium, Inglewood CA, where the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals matched up to make their attempts to win the Lombardi Trophy. Amazingly, for the second time ever (Rams this year and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year), a team has had home field advantage in the Super Bowl.  … Continue reading Super Bowl LVI – Bengals vs Rams

NFL Playoffs – AFC Divisional Round

By David Thatcher, Clarion Staff Reporter I am definitely in shock at how the 2021-2022 Divisional Round Playoffs turned out. Starting from the first game on January 22, the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Tennessee Titans with a 19-16 win. However, I noticed things to point out when they were playing.  For one, the Bengals’ offensive line really has to step up their game since their … Continue reading NFL Playoffs – AFC Divisional Round

Kennedy Boys Varsity Soccer Playoffs Preview

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor The Kennedy Cougars Boys Varsity regular soccer  season has come to an end. For the second time in 3 seasons, the Cougars have qualified for the Playoffs, only missing one season last year because of COVID. A spot in the playoffs came down to Senior Night this past Saturday, Kennedy needing a win over Monterrey Trails, which they would … Continue reading Kennedy Boys Varsity Soccer Playoffs Preview

NFL Playoffs – NFC Championship

By David Thatcher Clarion Staff Reporter This year’s postseason has definitely been one of the most entertaining I’ve ever seen. The San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams game that took place on January 30 at SoFI Stadium continued to make the postseason very entertaining. This game, of course, was hyped up by some because the two teams are division rivals. They have competed against … Continue reading NFL Playoffs – NFC Championship

NFL Playoffs – AFC Championship

By David Thatcher Clarion Staff Reporter What a crazy turn of events January 30 the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals game at Arrowhead stadium. At first, many thought the Bengals had met their match with the Chiefs when Kansas City’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes II completed his first three drives in the first half with touchdowns, and the Cincinnati Bengals struggled to find a way … Continue reading NFL Playoffs – AFC Championship

Kennedy vs McClatchy Basketball Review: February 7

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor For the second time this season the Kennedy Cougars Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball teams played their rivals, McClatchy High School, on the Lions’ home floor. The Cougars Varsity squad came in with a 7-12 record per Maxprpes.com, while the Lions entered at 11-8. The first quarter was poor for the Cougars, who were behind by 11 at the … Continue reading Kennedy vs McClatchy Basketball Review: February 7