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English Literature

Jasmine Salas, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

It's debatable whether certain school subjects will truly provide practical value in our future lives. For example, English may appear to be one of those subjects that will have little practical application...

Eliminating book censorship

Jasmine Salas, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

When parents put their children in the educational world, they are hoping it will prepare them for the real world. Education is supposed to provide children with knowledge of diverse ideas and perspectives,...

Catching the Holiday Spirit

Catching the Holiday Spirit

Lucinda Pineda, Staff Writer January 9, 2024

  In the spirirt of the season, teachers and staff of Kennedy High School have begun gifting their service and demonstrating their acts of kindness not just within classrooms, but outside of school...

Increase in Income for Fast Food Workers

Increase in Income for Fast Food Workers

Enzo Mendoza, Layout Editor January 9, 2024

Increasing pay for all fast-food workers, Gavin Newsom signed AB 1228, which sets a $20 minimum wage for fast-food workers starting in April 2024.   This is going to be huge for a lot of people...

Toxicity of Star Wars

Toxicity of Star Wars

Matthew Soto, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

Fan is the shortened term for the word fanatic. A fanatic is defined as “a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause.” If you love...

Suspense over College Applications

Suspense over College Applications

Isabella Beltran, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

Anticipation for college applications is rising for all seniors since applications are just around the corner from October 1-November 30, and it can get very overwhelming and stressful, especially not...

Mosquito bite being scratched by bite victim.

Local Pests Welcome a New Family Member

Melissa Caballero-Martinez, Staff Writer October 13, 2023

Mosquito species Aedes Aegypti is the latest mosquito to be introduced locally and they are completely unwelcome. They, along with their California-native friends the Culex mosquitoes, have overextended...

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Kennedy in the Workforce

Korey Garcia, Editor in Chief September 27, 2023

According to the National poll on Children’s Health, 44% of parents of teenagers believe having part time jobs will lead to a decline in academic performance and cause stress. Although these concerns...

A building bathroom packed, causing students to wait.

The Kennedy Bathroom Policy

Victoria Jimenez, Editor in Chief September 22, 2023

   Kennedy decided to make their bathroom policies stricter by checking the bathroom passes at the end of every week to see why students are always using the bathroom during class, as well as monitoring...

Grading Policies in Kennedy

Grading Policies in Kennedy

Christine Chung, Digital Editor/Business Manager September 21, 2023

Causing confusion and conflict across the campus, point-based mastery grading and percentage-based letter grading are two methods of grading currently being used at Kennedy High School.  Most commonly...

Club Promotion Should Be Better

Victoria Jimenez, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

 Kennedy’s clubs don’t get promoted enough for students to know what kind of benefits they could get by joining the clubs. We have club rushes twice a year, one each semester but to be honest, I don’t...

National College Signing Day Needs a New Day

Miles Gardin, Layout Editor April 26, 2023

May 1st is the impending date high school seniors across the country have to make a life-impacting decision. National College Decision Day, also referred to as College Signing Day, is a rite of passage...

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