Having the First Rally of the Year With a Twist

By Seattle Barron, Clarion Arts and Entertainment Editor, and Maddis Gregson, Clarion Staff Reporter Coming back this school year, we have now had our very first rally at John F Kennedy High School: the Winter Rally on December 17, the Friday before winter break. The rally was performed during A and B lunches so every student could view the performances. The rally was held outdoors … Continue reading Having the First Rally of the Year With a Twist

AFC Wildcard Weekend Results

By David Thatcher, Clarion Staff Reporter As the NFL concludes “Super Wildcard Weekend” we see who moves on and keeps their hopes alive in the playoffs and those who have already gone home. The Las Vegas Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals game was interesting, considering the close scores between the two teams, but the Bengals were able to edge out the win over the Raiders with … Continue reading AFC Wildcard Weekend Results

JFK Covid Update (Basketball)

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor Winter sports are officially in the middle of their seasons, and the Kennedy Cougars men’s Junior Varsity and Varsity teams have been hard at work. Through their first 12 games, the JV Boys squad has started strongly with an 8-4 record, with some solid wins over schools like Kimball and Christian Brothers.  “We have played great in the tournaments … Continue reading JFK Covid Update (Basketball)

Kennedy vs McClatchy Varsity Soccer game review

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor The John F. Kennedy Cougars Boys Varsity soccer team played their rivals the McClatchy Lions, Monday night at McClatchy This was their first meeting of the season, the Cougars entered with a 2-2-2 record, while the Lions came with a 4-4 record. The Cougars and Lions played a close first half, with defensive stops around the goal, but ended … Continue reading Kennedy vs McClatchy Varsity Soccer game review

Taylor Swift Re-releases “All Too Well (Ten Minute Version)”

By Lailah Gladney, Clarion Managing Editor Taylor Swift’s new, 10-minute version of her 2012 song “All Too Well” re-examines her fan favorite in an undeniably raw and captivating way, exceeding expectations. Since its original release a decade ago, the song has widely been seen as Swift’s magnum opus, the sheer example of her songwriting genius. But little did the world know what additional lyrics Swift … Continue reading Taylor Swift Re-releases “All Too Well (Ten Minute Version)”

NCAA Football Championship Alabama vs Georgia

By David Thatcher, Clarion Staff Reporter The 2022 NCAA Football Championship took place Monday night, January 10 between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide. Although Georgia lost 41-24 in a disastrous SEC Title game against Alabama, the Bulldogs were able to survive the playoffs to make it to the NCAA championship to face Alabama once again.  In the rematch both teams had amazing defenses … Continue reading NCAA Football Championship Alabama vs Georgia

Daylight Savings Time

By Devanee Vaca, Clarion Co-Editor Daylight Saving Time has been around since 1918 and since then has been something the whole world has been participating in until recent years like Japan, India and China. It was created by George Hudson in 1895 by an entomologist. In some parts of the world it is called “Summer Time”. The main purpose of daylight savings time is to … Continue reading Daylight Savings Time

Opinion: What is Cross Country about?

By Gerardo Lopez, Clarion Staff Reporter This year the John F. Kennedy high school cross country team had one of its best seasons in 10 years, with every single division sending at least one student to Sac-Joaquin sections.  That event that determines who goes to the state meet. While it is arguably one of the hardest sports Kennedy has to offer, not many people at … Continue reading Opinion: What is Cross Country about?

JFK Clubs Meeting Online

By Tiffany He, Clarion Staff Reporter In-person learning has resumed for almost one school semester so far at Kennedy. Students and teachers are constantly adapting to the changes, but some school clubs are continuing online club meetings while the majority of the clubs have met in person.California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is one of the largest clubs on the school campus. According to the CSF adviser, … Continue reading JFK Clubs Meeting Online

School Marching Band Competes for the First Time Since 2019

By Nikole Farina, Clarion Staff Reporter On November 6, John F. Kennedy’s marching band and color guard competed at the 43rd Grape Bowl Classic in Lodi, California.  School marching bands from around the Valley and Northern California gathered to compete and share their love of music.  Kennedy music teachers Jeremy Hammond and Bryan Stroh provide this opportunity annually for band students, who put a lot … Continue reading School Marching Band Competes for the First Time Since 2019