Pro: Distributing Free Contraceptives

by Gabriella Orellana: Contraceptives are offered here at Kennedy’s Clinic to help promote safe sex. It’s a good thing the clinic offers contraceptives because without them, we might just be a high school full of pregnancies and diseases. Kennedys Clinic offers many forms of free contraceptives for students such as the Nuva Ring, Deproverla (the shot), the pill, the patch, and condoms. Marlene Leon and Gloria Gonzalez, nurses at the clinic, report that approximately 50%…

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What’s in your Food?

by Andrew Souret: All kids have something in common: they love to eat! From burgers to pizza to chocolate covered bacon, kids want something to soothe their cravings. However, do kids know what exactly they are eating? Many kids in this generation eat all these foods without really knowing what is in them. Could this meal have some secret ingredient that might be harmful to you? Mrs. Jacobson, the school nurse, states that “the more…

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Searching For Vending Machines

by Karina Barbosa: Vending machines should be available for students in every high school. Kennedy made a lot of changes to the vending machines and even took the majority of them out, and that unsurprisingly made some of the students upset. Principal Blake commented, “I would love to sell whatever you kids like, but it’s against school policy, and I follow the rules to keep my job.” LAUSD decided that no school can have junk…

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Misconceptions and Revalations

­ by Elizabeth Vazquez: Cal State Northridge (CSUN) is exactly 6 miles away from Kennedy. In the past years, CSUN has gained a reputation as an “easy” entrance college. Many may believe that CSUN does not offer what other universities have because of the majority of the Kennedy graduates that got to CSUN. Cal State Northridge has nine colleges, which offer 64 baccalaureate degrees, 58 master degrees, 2 professional doctorate degrees and 55 teaching credential…

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Profiting from Sports

  by Michael Chavez: The money raised by Kennedy students showing their spirit by attending sporting events, including tickets and snacks, contributes to the school and the sport to increase profits. How is that money distributed though? Football is Kennedy’s most profitable sport, making as much as $32,000 from the money that the football players put in to help pay for their equipment, students that pay to view the game, and snacks bought from the…

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