Film Review: The exploits that followed the 13th Amendment

By Jeremy Harris, Clarion Staff Writer The Netflix documentary 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay and produced by Kandoo Films is an hour and 40-minute documentary that speaks on the loopholes created by the 13th Amendment, which legalized slavery as a criminal punishment. The loophole was quickly misused and exploited after the Civil War; many African Americans were arrested for minuscule crimes such as loitering or … Continue reading Film Review: The exploits that followed the 13th Amendment

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

Former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores sues the NFL and certain teams

By Seattle Barron, Clarion Arts and Entertainment Editor On February 1, 2022, former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores filed a lawsuit against three different teams and the National Football League (NFL). The three teams are the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, and New York Giants. These are the different reasons as to why Flores has decided to sue each team and the NFL. With bribing … Continue reading Former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores sues the NFL and certain teams

Kennedy opening day baseball review

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor With the calendar flipping to March, spring sports have started including baseball. The Kennedy Cougars Varsity Baseball squad began their season at home on Tuesday, March 1st , versus the Western Sierra Collegiate Academy Wolves (2-1). The Cougars took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Helped by Junior Francisco Castillo, who batted 4 runs, … Continue reading Kennedy opening day baseball review

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

The Process of Hiring a New Principal

By Lailah Gladney, Clarion Managing Editor On January 6, following a decade-long career at John F. Kennedy, current principal David Van Natten announced he would be leaving Kennedy once a new principal is instated. Following this announcement, the process of bringing in a new principal began. Once applications opened, Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) decided they wanted 3 interviewees from inside the district, and … Continue reading The Process of Hiring a New Principal

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

“The Fallout”: Movie Review

By Maddis Gregson, Clarion Staff Reporter The film “The Fallout,” directed by Megan Park, portrays a young high school student, Vada Cavell (played by Jenna Ortego, star of Disney show Stuck in The Middle), who is involved in a traumatic high school shooting. The majority of this film is about Vada coping with her trauma and adjusting to life after the catastrophe. During the shooting … Continue reading “The Fallout”: Movie Review

Independent study and who it affects

By Gerardo Lopez, Clarion Staff Reporter Independent study is a term that students have thrown around recently, especially since the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) has declared that students who are unvaccinated (and are 12 years or older) will be moved to independent study on February 28. This deadline was moved from January 31st since only half of district students reported their vaccination status … Continue reading Independent study and who it affects