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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... Is Beneficial for Students K-12

Connor I. Castro, Staff Writer April 19, 2023 is a website that students can use to ask for assistance in terms of their schoolwork. is able to provide 1-to-1 online tutoring sessions in both English and Spanish. manages...

Do Tests Really Matter?

Andrew A. Beltran, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

  Tests are intended to show schools and teachers a student’s academic progress and success or failures, but is it really the best way to evaluate a student? For a long time, many believed that to...

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