Club Rush returns as a new year begins

By Seattle Barron, Clarion Arts & Entertainment Editor, with additional reporting and photography by Clarion staff. Crowds gathered; information spread; performers danced; as students participated in Kennedy’s first Club Rush in two years. On Friday, September 24, in the main quad, various groups promoted around 20 clubs for students to join.  In this unique year, there was a big turnout from Kennedy students, with around … Continue reading Club Rush returns as a new year begins

“Hello Kennedy Passengers, This is Your Captain Speaking…”

By Parker Scarpa, Clarion Staff “If I do my job right, I can change the trajectory of your day,” says school announcer and Ellis Penn (class of 2019) when discussing the importance of the morning announcements in student life. The announcements provide useful information about school activities, new clubs, and local events for Kennedy students. Like the Pledge of Allegiance, the announcements are a staple … Continue reading “Hello Kennedy Passengers, This is Your Captain Speaking…”

Club Highlight: Fellowship in Serving Him

By Enia Chanthapaseuth, Clarion Staff Club 1:16, Kennedy’s Christian club, is a place where students of the Christian community are welcomed to discuss topics from the Bible, play games, and hangout with fellow students. “It’s hard to walk into school when there are so many people with different beliefs,” says senior Danielle Rosillo. Club 1:16, Kennedy’s Christian club, is a place where students of the … Continue reading Club Highlight: Fellowship in Serving Him

Food Fair Events Become Table Scraps After District Policy

By Brandan Wong, Clarion Staff Food fairs have been among one of the most sought after events on the Kennedy campus. Taking place once every quarter and during middle school visitation days, food fairs are a lunch event where JFK clubs and organizations peddle food as a means to fundraise. The event has always brought a great sum of revenue for clubs and organizations that … Continue reading Food Fair Events Become Table Scraps After District Policy

Club Highlight: MESA is Not Plain

By Eddie Rodrigues, Clarion Staff Have you ever wondered who makes and designs those amazing robots and structures displayed at school events and around campus? The Kennedy club MESA, Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement is responsible for it all.  The club is led by Ms. Henry, the advisor and a science instructor and also by the club president, Francis Feng (11). MESA gives students an amazing … Continue reading Club Highlight: MESA is Not Plain

Kennedy Girls Unite In Power

By Leticia Esparza, Clarion Staff One of the newest clubs on the campus is Girls United Club.   The mission of the club is to inform and educate Kennedy students as well as raising awareness on women’s issues in modern society through various activities. Girls United was started by a group of students who formed a cabinet and mission before they found an advisor aptly suited for … Continue reading Kennedy Girls Unite In Power

Andrews Heads Hair Regrowth Project and New Club for Balding Students

By Harry Hafnott, Wig Aficionado Kennedy world history teacher Jonathan Andrews is now sponsoring The Hair Raisers, a club on campus that seeks to promote an encouraging environment for students who have problems regrowing hair. The club also has the opportunity to test a new hair regrowth product. Andrews got the idea for the club himself when a big gust of wind came and he … Continue reading Andrews Heads Hair Regrowth Project and New Club for Balding Students

Kennedy Chess Players Turn Out for Valentine’s Day Tournament

The JFK Chess Club held their first publicized Chess tournament during lunch on February 14 in the school library.   Twenty students competed in the advanced category and 10 students went head-to-head in the beginners category for prizes (gift cards). The four advanced competition finalists were Masonori Monsuchi, Brian Xu, Jamal Latif, and Simon Collins.  The final outcome of this bracket will be decided this … Continue reading Kennedy Chess Players Turn Out for Valentine’s Day Tournament

Club Highlight: Project Move

by Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff At Kennedy there are a multitude of unique clubs for a variety of interests, ranging from animals to sports. One club in particular is well-known by many students through performances at rallies and frequent announcements. That club is Project Move. Project Move is a dance-oriented club open to all students willing to participate, and dance experience not required. The club … Continue reading Club Highlight: Project Move