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Are you bored during lockdown?

Are you bored during lockdown?

Mark Ontolan, reporter May 23, 2020

The coronavirus canceled your spring break plans, sporting events, concerts and late night rendezvous. While restrictions are slowly being lifted, we are still facing a summer with no schoolwork but plenty...

Mixed Media Madness: Color Pencils

Mixed Media Madness: Color Pencils

Kelly Cheng, reporter May 18, 2020

Although I love art, I’m not always a big fan of coloring. After just a short while, my hands can get extremely tired. I procrastinate, and that’s how I forget to finish coloring the piece. Also, my...

Pops in Asia: Got7’s Call My Name

Julia Linn, reporter April 30, 2020

Got7 is a seven member South Korean boy group under the label JYP entertainment. Their most recent album, Call My Name, is currently my favorite of their albums.  We start off with the title track...

Mixed Media Madness: My first time using a drawing tablet

Mixed Media Madness: My first time using a drawing tablet

Kelly Cheng, reporter April 30, 2020

When I first started drawing digitally, it was on my small phone. My fingers slid across the screen repeatedly and it was a huge struggle until I got the hang of it. Not too long ago, a friend of mine...

My fur-friends and me during lockdown

My fur-friends and me during lockdown

Joesph Brown, reporter April 30, 2020

Let me start with introducing you to my Auntie’s dog Sassy. She is still a puppy. Can you believe that this big animal is still a puppy?  Sassy was actually going to be sent to the Humane Society...

Passion Blog Playing Zombies

Nyler Acasio, head reporter April 30, 2020

If any of you gamers have played any of the call of duty black ops series or world at war (call of duty’s produced by Treyarch Studios) you must have played the zombies mode. I personally love the zombies...

Pinion staffers from 2017 bundle copies of the paper to give out to students and staff.

Life as a student journalist: TIPCUP and the LQTQ format

An Vo, editor April 22, 2020

Elements of Newsworthiness For an article to be considered newsworthy, it must meet at least three TIPCUP standards. Timeliness - is the story published around when an event took place or is going...

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Vo’s Concerns: COVID-19

An Vo, editor April 7, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has taken over the lives of many worldwide and is ruining our society. It causes people to have difficulty in having a normal lifestyle and results in things like remote education...

C-shion: HanFu

C-shion: HanFu

Cheng Hong He, reporter April 2, 2020

HanFu is a traditional Chinese clothing piece. HanFu looks like a robe with wide sleeves. It has detailed prints like dragons, flowers, birds, etc  There are different patterns of HanFu. One,Buzi,...

Editors from the 2018 Pinion staff, Anela Chavez and Alexandria Buchanan lead a pitch session and offer feedback to reporters.

Life as a student journalist: Story Ideas and Pitch Sessions

An Vo, editor March 26, 2020

Finding story ideas Many reporters find it difficult to come up with story ideas. There are, however, many ways to find story ideas.  There are many events happening around the world and at McKinley...

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