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

Waving Goodbye to the surf team

By Karissa Jones, Claritin Staff The Kennedy surf team has had a terrible year so far this season. For the first time since the drought of 2016, the team of rad dudes and dudettes is unable to compete in the Metro League. The rough start is causing the athletes to worry for their performance at the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour, which will decide … Continue reading Waving Goodbye to the surf team

SCUSD Board Member Mai Vang Comes to Kennedy

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor SCUSD Board Member Mai Vang, who represents Trustee Area 5, visited Mr. Williams’ 5th period AP Government class on Friday, December 8. She shared her background before being elected to public office and also how students can make change on campus by contacting their district board members. Vang was raised in South Sacramento by her two parents, refugees from the … Continue reading SCUSD Board Member Mai Vang Comes to Kennedy

SCTA, SCUSD Make Agreements, Strike Averted

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor After over a year of negotiations beginning in October of last year, the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) strike has been avoided due to both parties finally reaching contract agreements. The agreement was announced by mayor Darrell Steinberg and the SCTA. The raises agreed upon total 11 percent over the three-year length of the contract. The deal will retroactively raise … Continue reading SCTA, SCUSD Make Agreements, Strike Averted

Teachers Set for Strike Wednesday If No Agreement

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor The Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) announced that they will plan to strike before the 6 pm board meeting on Thursday, November 2, during a rally outside the Serna Center. The union plans to strike Wednesday, November 8, if the two parties fail to come to an agreement. This would be the first strike in the district since 1989. Murmurings … Continue reading Teachers Set for Strike Wednesday If No Agreement

Food Fair Events Become Table Scraps After District Policy

By Brandan Wong, Clarion Staff Food fairs have been among one of the most sought after events on the Kennedy campus. Taking place once every quarter and during middle school visitation days, food fairs are a lunch event where JFK clubs and organizations peddle food as a means to fundraise. The event has always brought a great sum of revenue for clubs and organizations that … Continue reading Food Fair Events Become Table Scraps After District Policy