Cougars’ views on vaccines

By Tiffany He, Clarion Staff reporter According to Our World in Data (October 12, 2021), 57% of the U.S. population is vaccinated against COVID 19, up from less than 1% in January, two months before the vaccine was more widely available. But as the number increases for people who are vaccinated, opposing public opinions on the vaccine persist, and even intensify. At Kennedy, The Clarion … Continue reading Cougars’ views on vaccines

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

Kennedy Girls’ Volleyball: Setting Into Action

By Lailah Gladney, Clarion Managing Editor During a season like no other, the 2021-2022 Kennedy Varsity Girls’ volleyball team has adapted to current circumstances, and are determined to continue the season securely and powerfully. Last school year, only 5 months ago, the team experienced a short and restricted season of only four games. This season began in June, with conditioning and practicing off the court, … Continue reading Kennedy Girls’ Volleyball: Setting Into Action

The students’ BIG return

By Jeremy Harris, Clarion staff reporter, and Sarah Loyden, Clarion Copy Editor Kennedy students have returned back to campus. How do students feel about it? When the Clarion interviewed students and staff, some felt more positive about returning to campus and some felt more negatively.  Temarrus Bogan, 11th grade, has positive feelings about coming back to campus and that the timing was good to return.  … Continue reading The students’ BIG return

The Terror of Smoke in Sacramento

By Michel Baez Vargas and JonPaul Yee, Clarion Staff writers Smoke has been an on and off occurrence in the Sacramento area, leading to some days being extremely cloudy from the smoke, and other days having a clear healthy environment. Even so, smoke has affected local high schools, including John F. Kennedy, impacting health and canceling events.  Starting during the beginning of summer, information from … Continue reading The Terror of Smoke in Sacramento

Preview: First Homecoming game since 2019

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor, and Nikole Farina, Clarion Staff Writer One of the most anticipated game to attend every year is back, Kennedy High School is hosting their Homecoming Game against Laguna Creek. Both Junior varsity and Varsity will be playing, looking for a win in their final home game of the season. Kennedy’s Junior Varsity record is 3-4 and Varsity is 2-6.  … Continue reading Preview: First Homecoming game since 2019

Update: New merch arrives at Casey’s Corner

By Lily Rusk and Devanee Vaca, Clarion Co-Editors-in-Chief Casey’s Corner has re-opened as a part of this year’s new Kennedy front office remodel.  Now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays during both lunches, Casey’s Corner, named after the school mascot Casey the Cougar, is managed by the student government class.  The shop is up and running with limited items. There are three different senior shirt designs.  … Continue reading Update: New merch arrives at Casey’s Corner

Seniors excited to attend in-person graduation after a year of distance learning

By Samantha Hoyer, Clarion Staff Writer As we reach the end of this exceptionally hectic year, seniors are looking forward to end-of-year events. For a large part of the school year many of us weren’t even sure if we would be able to attend an in-person graduation. But, as the situation with COVID-19 has improved in the last few months we are lucky enough to … Continue reading Seniors excited to attend in-person graduation after a year of distance learning

EQ Ambassadors: Positivity Reigns on Campus

By Adrianna Iorio, Chief Editor In recent years, Kennedy has adopted a variety of programs that aim towards making our campus a place of positivity. From Club Smile to Link Crew, Kennedy has made many improvements towards enhancing the high school experience. Now, one more group is continuing that effort but in a different fashion. Students may have seen the big banners across campus, with … Continue reading EQ Ambassadors: Positivity Reigns on Campus

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