The Pinion

The Stigma of Mental Illnesses

Thompson Wong, assistant editor

November 15, 2018


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Our society has progressed as more people became aware of the minorities in the world, fighting for equality amongst all. But there’s still a minority group struggling with discrimination. People with mental illnesses. My uncle, a man I only met once, suffered from bipolar disorder. I was seven yea...

Pride in being a McKinley Tiger

Aileen Chang, Guest Writer

September 28, 2018


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The most beautiful feeling in the world has to be in that million degree heat, losing your voice in the crowd. Sweat dripping down every inch of your body while the lights blind you. Seeing the band passionately moving to the beat and following along. You feel the football players behind you working thei...

Tigers need recycling

Tigers need recycling

Amoreena Godoy, reporter

September 19, 2018


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Many feel that they are not able to do anything to help the issue of global warming. However, society is able to help the environment, economy, and prevent waste from going into oceans by recycling. If McKinley High School put recycling bins on campus, our school would be contributing to the community and improving...

Get off The Oval

Get off The Oval

Alexandria Buchanan, Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2018


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The famous grassy patch in front of A Building, guarded by the statue of President William McKinley, is known to McKinley students, alumni and staff as “the oval.” Whether you have seen it as you walk to and from classes, or have been yelled at for walking on its sacred ground, all on campus are aware...

‘The Darkest Minds’

‘The Darkest Minds’

Thompson Wong, Assistant Editor

September 17, 2018


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Based on the series by Alexandra Bracken, “The Darkest Minds” comes to life in a fantasy thriller film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. As a fan of the novels, I can happily say that the film does a great job of portraying the original story. In the series’ universe, a horrifying disease called the Idiop...

Voting age requirements

Hannah Rouillard, Reporter

September 11, 2018


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Voting age requirements should be more flexible for late borns.  Teenagers who are turning eight in late November and December should also be allowed to vote. They are turning the legal voting age in the year of the election, so they should not miss this great opportunity because of a few days or w...

‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’ Review

Ryan Vanairsdale, Reporter

September 11, 2018


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"Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is the sixth film in the Mission: Impossible movie series. In this installment, Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) is against a group called the Apostles. This terrorist organization got their hands on two plutonium cores for creating nuclear bombs. Ethan and his team must ...

McKinley High School Academy System

Kelvin Ku, Assistant Editor

September 11, 2018


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Students at McKinley High School should be given the option to not take an academy class. Since 2013, the purpose of academies has been to make learning more relevant to students by connecting things they learn in core classes such as English, math, science, and history to specific careers. The curren...

Marvel delivers another blockbuster

Anela Chavez, editor-in-chief

May 18, 2018


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Many Marvel fans have been eagerly waiting for the coveted ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’ movie. It was announced to release on May 4 but when the release date was pushed up to Apr. 27, many fans including myself were more excited and couldn’t handle the anticipation. Knowing that this movie would feature...

Students Want More Benches And Tables

Egan Medeiros, reporter

May 18, 2018


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McKinley High School should have more tables and benches. The school has around 1,500 students. The amount of tables and chairs we have is not enough for all the students in this school. When I get lunch, I would like to sit at a table and eat but often the benches or tables are all full. I’m not th...

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