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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.

Oh Say Can You Knee

By Matiana Tepa, Features Editor On September 1 this year, the San Francisco 49ers played against the San Diego Chargers at the Qualcomm Stadium. While a naval officer sang the […]

Weed, Will Mess with Your Mind

By Johnathon Hicke-Fox, Clarion Staff Marijuana and cannabis should not be legal (unless used for medicinal purposes) because of mental health issues, public safety issues, and negtaive effects on someone’s […]

Expand Your Horizons

By Maya Vargas, Clarion Staff Literally Everyone: “What do you want to be when you grow up? You as an emerging young adult: “Well…” For some, the answer to this […]

Tats for Teens

By Savannah Perry, Clarion staff What is it about needle on skin that draws teenagers to mark up their bodies with everlasting images or declarations of love? Is it an overdrive […]

Teen Trap: Young Love

By David Yu, Copy Editor The concept of teenage love is everywhere in today’s culture. From books and movies, such as John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, to music, […]

Teenage Love: Fact or Fiction?

By: Savannah Perry, Clarion staff It is a time honored practice, an expectation of sorts for teenagers as they reach their prime. Urged on by the engaging Nickolas Sparks films […]

The Pros and Cons of Student Testing

By Crystal Chan, Clarion Staff Finals, tests, quizzes, and exams. When many students hear any of these words, they probably start groaning from the stress caused by them. Why is it […]

Should the SCUSD Move Our Calendars Back?

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Recently, we all set our clocks back an hour, but a new district decision could cause our entire school district to move our schedule’s back […]

Trick or Treat: Too old or never old enough?

By Savannah Perry and Maya Vargas, Clarion Staff As high-schoolers, we have reached that awkward age where we want to go out and receive the candy we have been provided since childhood […]

Year-round v. Traditional Schools

By Timothy Curry, Clarion Contributor There are several advantages and disadvantages to both traditional schools as well as to year round schools. According to Huffington post “Students in both systems have […]