Passing Hard Classes

by Gabriella Orellana: Have you ever wondered why some of your teachers are such strict graders? Teachers have certain philosophies behind their grading techniques and teaching methods. Students view some teachers as easy graders and others as the hardest graders ever known to man. Are teachers just being mean when it comes to grading, or will their philosophy help you reach success? According to junior Brian Cardozo, Mr. Thomason, the U.S. History and A.P economics/government…

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Con: Distributing Contraceptives Sends Wrong Message

by Cassidy Knittle: Giving free contraceptives out to Kennedy students without requiring a parent consent, as currently done by our school’s clinic, is making our peers think it’s an ‘okay-go’ to have sexual intercourse at our age. Our clinic gives out a variety of contraceptives, such as a nuvaring pill, deprovera shot, prescription patch, and condoms. A student here at Kennedy could get his or her choice of these contraceptives without having parent consent. A…

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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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