A Short Story: Lily, My Love

By Joe Temblador, Clarion Staff The snow fell languidly to the ground, as though God were dropping powdered sugar from the golden arches of heaven, glazing these worn country fields in a sweetness that coats the tongue, and cleanses the heart, and because the morning was still early this immaculately undisturbed scene was not yet desecrated by the inevitable destructive power of time. Inside a … Continue reading A Short Story: Lily, My Love

Holiday of the Week: With April Showers Come May Flowers (and Trees)

By Dominic J Larsen, News Editor “Each generation takes the Earth as a trustee. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards, as we have exhausted and consumed.” – J. Sterling Morton. Today, Friday, April 28, 2017, is Arbor Day, a day dedicated to the importance of trees and planting new ones. Arbor Day can trace its “fruitful” history to Nebraska City, … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: With April Showers Come May Flowers (and Trees)

Class of 2018 Government in a Pinch After St. Patrick’s Day Conspiracy Allegations

By Connie Spirist, Skepticism Editor JFK’s Junior class government is being accused of conspiracy for planning a Class Colors Day on Friday, March 17th. March 17th was also St. Patrick’s Day. The main cause for the opposition was the junior’s class color and the coincidence with the Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. Juniors dressed in green took the opportunity to pinch unsuspecting freshmen, sophomores, and seniors, wearing … Continue reading Class of 2018 Government in a Pinch After St. Patrick’s Day Conspiracy Allegations

Going Green with Solar Energy

By Valentina Duong, Creative Director It would be difficult to notice the difference between LEDs and fluorescent light bulbs without seeing the results of Green Catalyst’s, JFK’s environmental club, energy conservation campaign from last year. As shown in the school’s annual utility bill, their efforts have helped to reduce Kennedy’s electricity use and cost by half from October 2015 to January 2016. Green Catalyst is … Continue reading Going Green with Solar Energy

Kennedy Goes Green, Catalyst

By Valentina Duong, Clarion Contributor Green Catalyst is a club dedicated to raising awareness and driving action to a green John F. Kennedy High School, and hopefully the world. The club’s purpose is to solve environmental problems we face. By taking actions through eco-focused volunteering within our community, conserving our resources, and advocating for the cause in our school, we strive to create a greener … Continue reading Kennedy Goes Green, Catalyst