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Life as a student journalist: Newswriting and the Code of Ethics

Life as a student journalist: Newswriting and the Code of Ethics

An Vo, reporter

December 22, 2019

Learning blogs are short articles that talk about what a journalist has learned. It started in 2013-2014 but has been stopped for unknown reasons. I wanted to try to bring back this trend as it’s a part of The Pinion’s traditions. What is Newswriting? Newswriting is a curricular and production class that a...

Experiencing the spotlight

Experiencing the spotlight

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

October 4, 2017

Ever since Aug. 19, I have had interviews, articles and recognition for simply scoring a touchdown. This newfound “spotlight” has been focused on “McKinley’s girl quarterback” or “Alexandria Buchanan from McKinley,” and I don’t believe it is right for me to have so much attention. M...

21st century skills

Lin Song, Web Co-Editor

May 21, 2015

I spent two years practicing journalism in high school. This practice has trained me in 21st century skills, which are abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. Creative thinking is one of the 21st century skills I have learned. To produce articles with great...

Final Learning Blog and Reflection

Silvana Bautista, Web Co-Editor

May 20, 2015

I spent the last two years, my junior and senior years, practicing journalism in high school. This practice has trained me in 21st century skills. It has allowed me to develop skills in communicating (learning skills), technology literacy (literacy skills) and productivity (life skills). The class ha...

Procrastination is not good at all

Lin Song, Web Co-Editor

May 8, 2015

I once wrote an article about procrastination. Ironically, I have found that my procrastination symptoms have become more and more serious since then. In that article, I wrote that procrastination exists because of the natural laziness of human beings. It is not a bad thing if it can be controlled...

The perks of being a head worrier

Silvana Bautista, Web Co-Editor

April 24, 2015

Working on the package was harder than I expected it to be. After going through with it, I fully understand the role of "head-worrier." It was a stressful but fun experience. My group and I worked on an editorial spread for the upcoming issue of The Pinion. We each wrote our own views on class importance....

Learning Blog 9 is simply divine

Sean Gleason, Print Design Co-Editor

April 21, 2015

Sean Gleason, co-editor of McKinley’s newspaper, here once again to share what I’ve learned. Last time I talked about the power of cooperation. This time I'll be talking about responsibility. Recently, The Pinion staff discovered that their camera had been misplaced. Right now we aren't sure where...

Learning Blog 8 is a piece of cake

Sean Gleason, Print Design Co-Editor

March 5, 2015

Sean Gleason, co-editor of McKinley’s newspaper, here once again to share what I’ve learned. Last time I talked about photojournalism and learning how to take better photo's. This time I'll be talking about the power of cooperation. In the past, I alone have been the layout editor for the Pinion....

Every issue means a lot

Every issue means a lot

Lin Song, Web Co-Editor

February 26, 2015

It is the time for Pinion editors to finalize Issue 3 this school year. The process of bringing out a printed issue takes a lot of time and energy, but it is also fun and valuable. We as editors first need to make sure which articles we need. A piece of newspaper contains news, features, editorials...

Page Layouts can be seen as a game

Silvana Bautista, Web Co-Editor

February 18, 2015

It has been more than a year since I helped lay out the print issue for The Pinion. I had to relearn how to add text and photos. I also had to get past obstacles such as fitting everything and making sure that I use the space effectively. I understand the fun in fitting headlines. Changing the words...