Developing: SCUSD 3-Day School Closure Becomes Weeks, Then Throughout Remaining School Year

By Veronica Holt, Clarion Managing Editor Update: SCUSD schools will be closed through the remainder of the school year. Update: On Friday, March 27, SCUSD extended school closures through May 1. Update: On Friday, March 13, 2020, Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) announced that all schools in the district will be closed starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27 to further curb the … Continue reading Developing: SCUSD 3-Day School Closure Becomes Weeks, Then Throughout Remaining School Year

The Early Stages of Coronavirus Outbreak

By Carina Baishiki, Clarion Staffer The well known and globally feared coronavirus is actually a large family of viruses which cause many different illnesses ranging from the common cold to severe diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The first case reported of MERS-CoV was in 2012 in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The largest known outbreak outside of the … Continue reading The Early Stages of Coronavirus Outbreak

Basketball in the Back

By Antonio Napoleon, Clarion Staff Reporter The back of the school, by the gym and T-wing, is where the basketball courts are and they aren’t used during lunch. I have been wondering since the first day of school, why aren’t we allowed in the back? I know I’m not the only one who wants to know why we can’t be back there because I’m not … Continue reading Basketball in the Back

No Snack Time at Casey’s?

By Alana O’Ray, Clarion Staff Reporter Students at Kennedy can vouch that lunchtime can be a tough match . For instance, if you don’t get to the cafeteria faster than 5 minutes after the bell rings ,you will be stuck with “the bagged lunch” ,and nobody wants that! Juniors and seniors tend to get to the cafeteria before the lower grades, which leaves them waiting … Continue reading No Snack Time at Casey’s?

Politics For Plebs: The Basics of Political Preference

By Sid Slesicki, Clarion Photo Editor Among possible controversial conversation topics, such as religion, income level, race, and sexual orientation, politics comes to the forefront as a topic to generally avoid at most costs. However, while it is good to be aware of your conversational audience, being educated on the basics of touchy topics is a great way to see where your views align in the … Continue reading Politics For Plebs: The Basics of Political Preference

College Entrance Scandal Work Hard, Pay Harder

By Sid Slesicki, Clarion Photo Editor Picture this. You, the average everyday student who has worked hard for the past 11 years in school, and college application time is coming. By the end of your 11th grade year you found yourself ending the academic year with a good SAT or ACT score, great GPA, and you have a bunch of community service hours and extracurriculars … Continue reading College Entrance Scandal Work Hard, Pay Harder

Learning Or Memorizing

By Kevin Chen, Clarion Staff Learning and memorizing are often categorized together; they are both required to promote academic growth. Learning provides the ability to understand and memorize, but memorization is merely the action of storing certain bits of information. While both can yield results in the school grading system, students as a whole seem to lean towards memorizing required knowledge. Memorization usually consists of … Continue reading Learning Or Memorizing

Mayor Steinberg Stands With Us

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Shortly after Kennedy’s evacuation from a bomb threat on Friday, March 16, 2018, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg held a press conference at City Hall with students from local high schools to discuss concerns on school safety and the importance of student-led movements that demand gun control. First brought to attention was the increase in the number of high schools in … Continue reading Mayor Steinberg Stands With Us