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‘I Cannot Hug You’ modern-day vampires seek energy

‘I Cannot Hug You’ modern-day vampires seek energy

Kelly Cheng, reporter

March 23, 2020

“I Cannot Hug You” (Wu Fa Yong Bao De Ni) is a Chinese web drama released in 2017 and is based on a webtoon comic called “UnTouchable.” The storyline has a unique concept that involves two people and the romance between them. Li Shiya is the female protagonist. She is a modern-day vampire...

‘Haikyuu!!’ jumps in to win

‘Haikyuu!!’ jumps in to win

Julia Linn, reporter

March 20, 2020

You should watch the anime Haikyuu!! about a high school volleyball club and their journey to be the best team in Japan. Haikyuu!! started off as a shonen manga written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. The manga series started in 2012 and the anime started airing in 2014 and is still airing. The...

‘1984’ portrays dystopian society

‘1984’ portrays dystopian society

Jasmine Thai, guest writer

March 12, 2020

“1984” is a thrilling book that will spark thoughts and send your mind on major twists and turns. This book was written by George Orwell in 1949 and portrays a dystopian world where people are constantly under surveillance by Big Brother. In fact, the phrase “Big Brother is watching” is deriv...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ results in years of movie making

‘Avengers: Endgame’ results in years of movie making

Jesse Faapale, reporter

March 4, 2020

The movie Avengers: Endgame is interesting and awesome. There were years of movie making that led up to this movie. That’s what I found the most interesting about it. But even if you did not watch all the movies that led up to this, you can still find this movie very interesting. One thing in a ...

Save the frogs

Save the frogs

Qing An Chou, guest writer

January 13, 2020

Most people probably never think about how important amphibians are day to day. Unless you are a Herpetologist — a biologist who studies amphibians and reptiles, or a hard core amphibian lover, you probably don't know much about the impact amphibians have on the world. These slimy little friends are ...

Pinion staffers’ suggestions for winter break

Pinion staffers’ suggestions for winter break

Thai Bui, Nyler Acasio, An Vo, and Ryan Vanairsdale

December 23, 2019

As of December 23rd, winter break has started. At this day of the week, you would normally be in school. However, you won't be back until next decade. Winter break is 17 days that students can do whatever they want. To make use of this time, you should have a plan. One thing that should be high on...

Climate change a threat to humans

Climate change a threat to humans

Cheng Hong He, reporter

November 27, 2019

 Climate change is threatening our world.  The Marshall Islands, where some McKinley High School students come from, is being swallowed up by the sea because of sea level rise. Thousands of people will have to leave their homes because of climate change. This will be all of us if we don't do anyth...

eSports should be considered as regular sports

eSports should be considered as regular sports

Giovanni Luu, guest writer

November 20, 2019

Did you know eSports are projected to bring more than $1 billion in revenue in 2019? Well, if you didn’t, that’s completely normal because most people know little about eSports. The term “eSports” is short for electronic sports and refers to video games played competitively, just like any "regular...

Cleanliness should be maintained

Cleanliness should be maintained

An Vo, head reporter

November 18, 2019

There is a problem with littering on and around our campus and it should be stopped. It’s not so hard to find a garbage can to dispose of your trash. Everyone must contribute by disposing of their trash properly. Litter Why do people litter? People may have different reasons for their wrongdoing. Acc...

Voting is important part of being an American

Voting is important part of being an American

Stephanie Linn, guest writer

November 16, 2019

As all of the votes are counted and the next president of the United States is announced, the country roars with excitement (or dismay) for what is to come. By casting a vote, the American population is able to voice their opinions to better America for future generations. The very act of voting exemplif...