Student of the Week Basking in the Spotlight

By Brandan Wong, Clarion Staff For the students in Mr. McCarthy’s class, every Friday marks a special day. The classwork, reading, or discussion is brought to an abrupt halt for all eyes to put their attention to the front, so McCarthy can announce who in the class receives the award for his notable “Student of the Week.” Starting his tradition around the beginning of his … Continue reading Student of the Week Basking in the Spotlight

Club Highlight: Project Move

by Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff At Kennedy there are a multitude of unique clubs for a variety of interests, ranging from animals to sports. One club in particular is well-known by many students through performances at rallies and frequent announcements. That club is Project Move. Project Move is a dance-oriented club open to all students willing to participate, and dance experience not required. The club … Continue reading Club Highlight: Project Move

All Dogs Don’t Go to Kennedy

By Aaron Soliz, Clarion Staff The Dog Lovers Club was scheduled to bring out dogs on Friday, January 20th after school in front of the auditorium. The club had the intention of relieving students of their stress, right before finals and the end of the first semester. Dogs are known to positively impact humans by raising the levels of oxytocin, one of the hormones responsible … Continue reading All Dogs Don’t Go to Kennedy

The Wall Around Our Restrooms

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Kennedy is home to thousands of human teenagers, and all human beings have normal bodily functions, one of those being the need to use the excretory system. However, it is not an uncommon occurrence for all nearby restrooms to be locked, an everyday nightmare for the weak-bladdered student. The Clarion looked to find answers to this dilemma. David Van Natten, … Continue reading The Wall Around Our Restrooms

The Misconception of the School Lunch at JFK

By Saeri Plagmann and Jazmin Flemmer, Clarion Staff Why is it that a majority of students, teachers, and even parents have the mindset that school lunches are unappealing? Many suspect the food is defrosted from packages, lacks nutrition as well as flavor, and is never served fresh. This misconception is common in schools, and students who do not eat school lunches are contributing to this … Continue reading The Misconception of the School Lunch at JFK

Teachers Must Teach to Students’ Learning Styles

By Makayla Smith, Clarion Staff There are a lot of pressures that come along with a student’s education. It could be the large amount of homework or tests that prove the students have understood what they’ve been taught, or it could be their teacher’s methods. Teachers play a vital role in the development of young people because not only do they teach students but they … Continue reading Teachers Must Teach to Students’ Learning Styles

The World According to Sly

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor The Clarion had the opportunity to talk to one of Kennedy’s longest-serving campus monitors, Sly Shelton to help answer often-asked questions from students on our campus about what we can and cannot do. What are the rules? How can we know when we’re about to break one of those rules? Earl E. Skidaddle, 12th grade: I heard all Sacramento City schools are closed … Continue reading The World According to Sly

Benefits of the Expanded Learning Program Touted at Kennedy

By Crystal Chan, Clarion Staff Most students don’t really want to add more classroom time to the six periods they already have through the week.  Students also think the ASSETs Program here at Kennedy may just seem like another word for 7th period or an after-school program, but is there value in expanded learning programs?   How do these programs help students?   An assembly held … Continue reading Benefits of the Expanded Learning Program Touted at Kennedy