The Pinion

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...

‘1984’ is amazing depiction of dystopian world

‘1984’ is amazing depiction of dystopian world

Jasmine Thai, guest writer

November 18, 2019

"1984" is a thrilling book that will spark your train of thought 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”...

Litter epidemic invading campus should be maintained

Litter epidemic invading campus should be maintained

An Vo, head reporter

November 18, 2019

There is a problem with littering on and out of our campus and it should be stopped. It’s not so hard to find a garbage can to dispose of your trash. This is a worldwide epidemic that should be stopped if we want to keep the earth healthy. In order to achieve this vision, everyone must contribute by dis...

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...

‘Gone Girl’ a thrilling and complex story

‘Gone Girl’ a thrilling and complex story

Michelle Thonavong, guest writer

November 7, 2019

If you are interested in thrillers, check out the dark psychological novel "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. Published in June 2012, the novel became quite popular and won the Goodreads choice awards best mystery and thriller. It is a story about a complicated marriage between a smart, good-looking guy named...

‘What’s wrong with Secretary Kim’ isn’t like other dramas

‘What’s wrong with Secretary Kim’ isn’t like other dramas

Kamakoa Faumui, guest writer

November 6, 2019

In the hit Korean drama, “What’s wrong with Secretary Kim," successful businessman, Lee Young Joon, is vice-president of his family’s company. He has the perfect life, but his egoistic personality makes it difficult for him to be aware of what is happening around him. Working for nine years...

McKinley’s new bell schedule might need some adjustments

McKinley’s new bell schedule might need some adjustments

Qing An Chou, guest writer

November 4, 2019

The returning students of McKinley High School may find the new schedule feels a little funky. That's because it is. Occasionally having two consecutive odd days are quite a bother. Odd days have four class periods and therefore longer school days. More periods a day means it's more likely there will...