50 Years of BSU at Kennedy: Inside Black Student Union

By Parker Scarpa, Clarion Staff The Black Student Union (BSU) is an on-campus organization dedicated to providing a safe place for students to express their ideas and opinions on controversial topics, as well as to learn about challenges facing African Americans in daily life. According to Kennedy records, BSU has existed on campus nearly since the school was founded in the 60’s. The earliest record … Continue reading 50 Years of BSU at Kennedy: Inside Black Student Union

Retiring Veteran Teachers Look Toward a Future of Community Service

By Jianna Beasley & Karissa Jones, Clarion Staff After years of teaching, two veteran teachers at Kennedy, Ms. Yolanda Richardson and Ms. Janet Egidi, will retire at the end of this school year. Thanks to Ms. Richardson’s well-crafted lessons, students leave with a heighten knowledge in social studies and world history provided by Ms. Richardson. Her many years of involvement with advocacy clubs such as … Continue reading Retiring Veteran Teachers Look Toward a Future of Community Service

BSU Steps Up

By Sophia O’Neal, Clarion Staff The Black Student Union club at Kennedy has made a comeback this year and has held an Awards Ceremony in the Little Theater on February 23. The purpose of the event was to acknowledge students of African descent, “a group of people who historically have gone unnoticed,” said Maurice Conner, advisor of the club. Over 50 Kennedy teachers nominated students … Continue reading BSU Steps Up