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

Write or Wrong: On Kennedy’s Literacy Lab

By Hana Ruiz, Clarion Staff Writing, spelling, grammar — these are all subjects Kennedy students may struggle with and that’s what Literacy Lab is here for. The Literacy Lab has been around since having opened in the spring of 2017, and offers assistance with paper revisions, test preparations, grammar help, multiple choice testing, and tutoring for English — including AP Language, AP Literature, and ERWC … Continue reading Write or Wrong: On Kennedy’s Literacy Lab

Crazy Bathroom Passes

By Emma Shoemaker and Jenelle Lum, Clarion Staff   Many Kennedy students may have noticed, teachers around campus are known to have unusual bathroom passes that are available for students needing to leave the room during class time. Teachers do this to express their individual classroom and style. Mr. Plotts, one of Kennedy’s math teachers reported, “You want the pass to look like something that … Continue reading Crazy Bathroom Passes

Have a Holly Jolly ______

By Liliana Lopez, Copy Editor During the months of November, December, and January, mainstream media often indulges in a plethora of Christmas advertising. From storefronts to television programming, it seems as if the whole nation is having themselves “. . . a Merry Little Christmas”. Amidst all of this celebration, it can be easy to forget about those in the U.S. who participate in other … Continue reading Have a Holly Jolly ______

SPD Is Moving to a Classroom Near You

By Miya Murata, Clarion Staff The Criminal Justice Academy, also known as SPD (The Sacramento Police Department) is moving out from its current location in the E wing to a newfacility in the B wing to make room for engineering expansions. SPD has been in the E wing ever since the program was first started at Kennedy in 1990 in partnership with the Sacramento Police … Continue reading SPD Is Moving to a Classroom Near You

Kennedy Students Unite to Recite Poetry

By Jianna Beasley, Clarion Staff   John F. Kennedy High School’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition for 2017-2018 between all grade levels took place in the auditorium during the morning classes on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. There, students’ English classes were invited to enjoy the performance of poetry by fellow students and cheer them on as they competed for a chance to represent the school. … Continue reading Kennedy Students Unite to Recite Poetry