Growing Up

By Kimberly Landeck & Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff   Learning to love, One, two, three.   Rattles and lullabies, Tiny fists and feet.   Diapers and binkies, Teething and tantrums meet.   Learning to walk, One, two, three.   First words and first friends, Dreaming of a future bestowing. Crayons and construction paper, Bedtime stories and imaginations ever growing.   Fairy tales and tiaras, Superheroes … Continue reading Growing Up

Teens oblivious to effects of social media

By Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff In our ever-evolving society things are always changing, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. Social media is by far the most influential and consequential forms of evolution that continues to expand. According to the Child Mind Institute, CNN, The Telegraph, and the American Psychological Association, social media harms the brain in more ways than we can think. However, … Continue reading Teens oblivious to effects of social media

Social Media Is Actually Bad

By Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff John F. Kennedy High School is home to over 2,000 students who go about their daily lives, influenced by social media in some shape or form. Because of the technological age we live it, it is not unusual to witness teenagers on their phones during class, while doing homework, walking, and sometimes even while driving. Social media is useful, but … Continue reading Social Media Is Actually Bad