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Movie review: ‘Arrival’

Aidan Sakaio, reporter
April 6, 2017
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When twelve alien spaceships mysteriously land on Earth, protagonist Louise Banks, an expert linguist, must find a way to communicate with the aliens. I think this movie was great, because the visuals were fantastic. The special effects used by the studio, like the explosions, were awesome. I espec...

Academy Award Winner: ‘Spotlight’

Academy Award Winner: ‘Spotlight’

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief
April 1, 2017
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If you’re looking for a movie with suspense that showcases what a journalist has to go through to get to the bottom of a story, then “Spotlight” is for you. In this movie, the Spotlight team of Mike Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Walter Robinson (Michael Keaton), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams) and M...

Lucy’s Lab Creamery brings twist to traditional ice cream

Lucy’s Lab Creamery brings twist to traditional ice cream

Lacey Hayashi, Eileen Wang, Alexandria Buchanan, and Sonya Park Smith
March 9, 2017
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Lacey Hayashi Lucy’s Lab Creamery is a small ice cream shop named after the owner’s late mother, Lucy. It’s a five-minute walk from McKinley High School right now, but in December, the shop is moving to South Shore Market, which will add a few minutes to the walk. When I visited, the person worki...

Trump’s tactics take toll on America

Trump’s tactics take toll on America

Kera Rasavanh, sophomore
March 8, 2017
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President of the United States. This title has been tarnished by Donald Trump. As a young woman, I strongly disagree with his policies and don’t support anything he stands for. When I heard Trump won the election, I wanted to keep an open mind and not jump to the conclusion that he was going to be a terri...

Our freedom is being taken away

Our freedom is being taken away

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief
February 15, 2017
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We all know that President Donald Trump says whatever he wants. During the election and after he made a few comments about the press and how we should be ashamed of ourselves, how we aren’t good people and that we are some of the most dishonest and unfair people he’s ever met. It’s comments like...

Upholding traditions

Upholding traditions

Aidan Sakaio, reporter
February 14, 2017
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Zootopia, place for predator and prey

Aidan Sakaio, reporter
January 18, 2017
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Zootopia is a movie about a rural rabbit, named Judy Hopps, who hopes to make a living as a cop in the big city of Zootopia. Since she was young, Judy Hopps aspired to live and work in the great city of Zootopia, where both predators and prey have put aside their differences and live in peace and harmony. ...

Disney’s Polynesian Princess, Moana, scores big

Disney’s Polynesian Princess, Moana, scores big

Kirt Choi, reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

I went to Windward Mall  to watch the long-anticipated Disney movie “Moana” on Nov. 25.  The ticket line stretched down the walkway into the mall. Everyone in the theater was making noise because they were eager for the movie to start. Once the movie started, everyone became quiet. Nobody move...

MHS due for an upgrade

Kirt Choi and Jaycee Paat, reporters
December 14, 2016
Filed under Editorials

McKinley High School needs to make a few adjustments. Starting with the duration of recess and lunch. Our recess lasts about fifteen minutes and lunch recess lasts around thirty minutes. It is not long enough. As stu- dents, we have a lot of energy so we can’t always wait until the end...

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