Memorial for Courageous Officer at UC Davis

By Hana Ruiz, Clarion Staff On the morning of January 18, 2019, the memorial service for Officer Natalie Corona, 22, who died in the line of duty a week before, took place in the UC Davis ARC Pavilion. Upon the arrival of her family, alongside with Officer Corona’s casket, thousands of police officers from across the nation lined up, single-line on La Rue Road, outside … Continue reading Memorial for Courageous Officer at UC Davis

Reflecting on the Wildfire

By Adrianna Iorio, Editor-in-Chief On Nov. 9, a tragedy occurred that shook residents among Northern California. The “Campfire”, a catastrophic wildfire, had repercussions that impacted not only its’ origin in Butte County, but students across John F. Kennedy High School as well. The horrific natural disaster – which killed dozens of people, destroyed more than 153,000 acres of land, and is labeled as the deadliest … Continue reading Reflecting on the Wildfire

The Sun Also Rises

By Joseph Temblador, Clarion Editor-in-Chief Kennedy’s annual Senior Sunrise is a time for comradery and contemplation, a bastion of things to come, and a reminder that moments are fleeting.  Senior Sunrise can be a pleasant or stark reminder that Kennedy Seniors will soon move onto greater things outside the confines of JFK, and for some of us, Sacramento altogether. Many of us will go on … Continue reading The Sun Also Rises

Clarion Staff Collect Multiple Awards at Annual Journalism Event

By Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff On May 9th, nine members of the Clarion staff attended the 7th Annual Journalism Awards Dinner hosted by the Sacramento High School Journalism Network at (SCOE) Sacramento County Office of Education Conference Center. At the event, John F. Kennedy students received a total of ten individual awards, two more than last year and more than any other high school. The … Continue reading Clarion Staff Collect Multiple Awards at Annual Journalism Event

Rent Control Issue Creates Another Political Divide

By Timothy Curry, Clarion Staff There is a current political battle in California over rent control, two words that can be defined as government preventing a tenant’s rent either from being charged above a certain level or from increasing at a rate higher than a predetermined percentage. There are proponents on both sides of the issue. People who support rent control want to help California’s … Continue reading Rent Control Issue Creates Another Political Divide

The Clarion’s AP Test Tips

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor After spending an entire year or semester enrolled in an Advanced Placement class, students are given the opportunity to take an examination to prove that they have mastered the subject material. AP Exams are scored on a scale from one to five, with a three being a passing score and one being the lowest score. If the student scores a … Continue reading The Clarion’s AP Test Tips

Prom Prices Vary Across the Region

By Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff Prom is known to be quite pricey. With dresses, corsages, and shoes everything accumulates to a pretty high number. However, John F. Kennedy’s price seemed extraordinarily high which prompted Clarion members to further look into other high school prices. (Prices used include data from 2016-2018. This research includes both senior as well as junior proms. Prices may change depending on … Continue reading Prom Prices Vary Across the Region

Students Get Active In Response to Evac

By Sophia O’Neal, Clarion Staff The recent evacuation on Friday, March 16 raised a lot of questions for many students, parents and faculty about Kennedy’s emergency plans and procedures. There is no set protocol for events, but there absolutely should be. Due to the recent shooting and bomb threats, the Kennedy student body has been really shaken up and demand answers and a sounder plan … Continue reading Students Get Active In Response to Evac

Operation Ground Zero: Kennedy High is at the Forefront of the Gun Debate

By Dominic J Larsen, News Editor The number of school shootings has dramatically skyrocketed during the short lived twenty-first century, leading many on both sides of the aisle and folks from all walks of American life to look for solutions in order to prevent these senseless, perverted acts of violence. Following the horrific attack in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day, in which 17 students were … Continue reading Operation Ground Zero: Kennedy High is at the Forefront of the Gun Debate

A Call For Students to Vote in 2018 Midterm Elections

By Timmy Curry, Clarion Staff For those of you who don’t follow politics, a midterm is not a test you take midway through a semester. It’s a Congressional election that takes place in an off year, the election held between presidential elections. The next midterm election occurs this year and there will be a battle between our two major political parties as they compete for … Continue reading A Call For Students to Vote in 2018 Midterm Elections