The Pinion

Do not be a Pinocchio

Lin Song, Web Co-Editor

February 14, 2015

Most of us must have heard about the story of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet in the children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. He is known for having a short nose that becomes longer when he is under stress, especially while lying. Recently, I have been watching a Korean drama also named "Pinocchio." The ma...

It can be hard to get story ideas

Lin Song, Web Co-Editor

February 11, 2015

This quarter I just felt that there were not many news stories to cover. It made me feel lost about what to write and thus caused procrastination. My first story idea this quarter was about a senior making a petition to have a name-called graduation ceremony. I happen to know about this petition from...

Learning Blog 7 has descended from the heavens

Sean Gleason, Print Design Co-Editor

February 10, 2015

Sean Gleason, co-editor of McKinley’s newspaper, here once again to share what I've learned. Last time I talked about the importance of communicating with my staff. This time, I'll be talking about how to take better photos and what I learned about photojournalism. For me when it came to taking photos,...

Every journey is fantastic!

Lin Song, Web Co-Editor

February 9, 2015

The third quarter just began. Reporters, photographers and editors are back to work now! My first article this quarter is about how seniors choose their majors and careers. Actually, at first I planned to write about seniors' plans for the last semester. I interviewed some students and their answers...

It’S NO Problem #5

Silvana Bautista, Web Co-Editor

January 16, 2015

Secondary headlines have been an issue for me since the beginning of the year. I have only just recently learned how to do them. Secondary headlines are exactly what they sound like. It allows a reader to find out more about a story without having to read the story itself. It gives more information....

Learning blog 6 is here to mix it up

Sean Gleason, Print Design Co-Editor

December 15, 2014

Sean Gleason, co-editor of McKinley’s newspaper, here once again to share what I've learned. Last time I talked about the importance of planning ahead. I learned this lesson the hard way, however with third quarter not having crazy holiday day offs like 2nd quarter I don't think I should have much...

It’S NO Problem #6

Silvana Bautista, Web Co-Editor

December 15, 2014

Polls are not a new thing to me but this quarter, I had to do them more often. Students from Newswriting 1 and 2 have been assigned to make a poll. Every poll that has been created would then go to me and I will have to put it on the website. I originally thought that it was not a complicated thing...

Learning blog 5 is here to be delivered to the hive of your mind

Sean Gleason, Print Design Co-Editor

December 14, 2014

Sean Gleason, co-editor of McKinley’s newspaper, here once again to share what I've learned. Last time I talked about the importance of being concise. This time I've learned the importance of planning ahead. November has been a crazy month and I definitely feel like I could've gotten so much more...

We Need Attention

Lin Song, Web Co-Editor

October 31, 2014

A good newspaper needs popularity and people's attention. A story should be concise. It also needs to contain proximity, impact and timeliness to catch readers' attention. Personally, I like to write stories related to students' daily lives. It will make me feel more passionate about the story and...

It’S NO Problem #4

Silvana Bautista, Web Co-Editor

October 31, 2014

Links are important for editing the website. I have used it before in my blogs and in stories but I have only recently started using them in the breaking news. Links help readers to find the story quickly. It could lead them to another story to learn more or it could lead them to an entirely new article. The...