Opinion: Legality, Morality, and Police Brutality

By Parker Scarpa, Clarion Staffer On March 18, 2018, Stephon Clark, an unarmed 22 year old man, was shot and killed by Sacramento police officers.  Almost a year later, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert declined to press criminal charges against the officers, sparking protests from the black community and others. Schubert concluded that the officers “had an honest and reasonable belief that they … Continue reading Opinion: Legality, Morality, and Police Brutality

Can Humanities STEM Job Security?

By Sid Slesicki and Liliana López, Clarion Staff STEM Majors If you’re a senior or junior, chances are you’ve been contemplating the next stage of your education – more specifically, college. With it comes the (sometimes) stressful decision of picking a major. This is undoubtedly the hardest, most influential choice of your life that will dictate your success, your social standing, college experiences, and that … Continue reading Can Humanities STEM Job Security?

Learning Or Memorizing

By Kevin Chen, Clarion Staff Learning and memorizing are often categorized together; they are both required to promote academic growth. Learning provides the ability to understand and memorize, but memorization is merely the action of storing certain bits of information. While both can yield results in the school grading system, students as a whole seem to lean towards memorizing required knowledge. Memorization usually consists of … Continue reading Learning Or Memorizing

ELECTION WATCH Does Our Divided Nation Make Kennedy a Divided Campus?

By Adrianna Iorio, Sections Editor Lately, for most us, it seems as if the United States isn’t united at all. Due to recent events, our nation is seemingly divided by what political party we vote for or what morals we identify with. Acts such as not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance or seeing eye-to-eye with our president’s decision-making have proven to make a profound … Continue reading ELECTION WATCH Does Our Divided Nation Make Kennedy a Divided Campus?

Movie Review: Cliché In All The Right Ways

By Desiree Leong, Managing Editor Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu, and based off the book by Kevin Kwan, has become exceedingly popular, making $25.2 million in the box office during its first weekend. The film stars an all-Asian cast, a first since director Wayne Wang’s The Joy Luck Club from 25 years ago, giving insight into what it means to be Asian … Continue reading Movie Review: Cliché In All The Right Ways


By Sid Slesicki and Hana Ruiz, Clarion Staff Introduction More likely than not, you have heard the controversy of Nike Corporation’s latest advertising campaign, which depicts renowned athletes including LeBron James and Serena Williams. On September 5th, 2018, Nike released their advertisement that received many views from all around the nation. The controversy, however, is rooted in the decision to display ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick … Continue reading NIKE: GODDESS OF VICTORY AND ADVERTISING

Year-round v. Traditional Schools

By Timothy Curry, Clarion Contributor There are several advantages and disadvantages to both traditional schools as well as to year round schools. According to Huffington post “Students in both systems have the same amount of school time 180 days a year.” Let’s begin with the positives for traditional schools. There are several breaks for holidays such as everyone’s favorite break in the summer. Everyone is in … Continue reading Year-round v. Traditional Schools