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

Way Back Machine – 35 Years Ago

Vol. 16 No. 13, May 27, 1983 By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor   Successful African American Students Recognized by Fraternities The Epsilon XI Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity sponsored their sixth annual awards banquet to recognize and award graduating black seniors who have made significant accomplishments throughout their high school career. Students from all 21 high schools in the greater Sacramento area have … Continue reading Way Back Machine – 35 Years Ago

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

CJA, A Criminally Good Program

By Cameron Cowling, Clarion Staff The Criminal Justice Academy is a magnet program at Kennedy where students can prepare themselves for careers in all areas of criminal justice. The goal of the program are to have students graduate high school success- fully and have life and career skills that will help them succeed. CJA has currently 120-130 cadets in the program. The CJA program started in … Continue reading CJA, A Criminally Good Program