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Vo’s Interests: Flute

Vo’s Interests: Flute

An Vo, head reporter

March 1, 2020

Studying music has been my passion since I joined the Central Intermediate’s band during sixth grade. I chose to play the flute because the sounds produced from the instrument made me reminisce about my childhood. I would watch a video of a musician playing the flute and replay parts of the video w...

Mixed Media Madness: Sketchbooks

Mixed Media Madness: Sketchbooks

Kelly Cheng, reporter

February 12, 2020

Let’s just say, not every page in my sketchbook is neat, fancy, or perfect. I either have the best linearts or hideous faces and non-proportional anatomy drawn everywhere. It’s safe to say that many princesses and fairies in my old sketchbooks could use a redraw. As I slowly watched every printer paper disa...

Life as a student journalist: Headlines and the Core Four

Life as a student journalist: Headlines and the Core Four

An Vo, head reporter

February 5, 2020

When writing articles as a journalist, you should always consider what your headline will be and which of the core four your article goes under. There are rules to creating an interesting and concise headline that can get the audience to read your article. Headlines Every article needs a headline. A headline is the t...

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

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

An Vo, head reporter

December 22, 2019

Learning blogs are short articles that talk about, obviously, what one has learned. The Pinion staff began writing blogs in 2013 about what they learned about journalism but stopped for unknown reasons. I want to bring back this trend as it’s a part of The Pinion’s traditions. What is Newswrit...

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...