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Scary movies are not for everyone

Kanani Orta, reporter

December 8, 2017


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I downright hate scary movies. I can’t handle them. I scare easily. Even the smallest thing, like a tap on the shoulder, can scare me. “Happy Death Day” kept me up for three nights in a row. The movie is about a girl in college who was murdered on her birthday and continues to live the same...

Bring May Day back to MHS

Bring May Day back to MHS

Marietta Teramoto, reporter

October 10, 2017


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The first Friday of May, popularly known as Lei Day, is a special day in Hawaii. Schools show their appreciation for their cultures by beautiful, traditional dances. However, no one has ever heard of McKinley’s May Day program. There are many  benefits of MHS having a May Day program again. In high school, ...

Eating lunch on/off campus

Eating lunch on/off campus

Kelvin Ku, reporter

October 6, 2017


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Lunch time is the long-awaited break for students, where we can munch and relax. Rules banning students from going offcampus during lunch period should be changed. Many petitions from schools around the country state how students should be allowed to go off campus for school lunch. Students think be...

Experiencing the spotlight

Experiencing the spotlight

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

October 4, 2017


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Ever since Aug. 19, I have had interviews, articles and recognition for simply scoring a touchdown. This newfound “spotlight” has been focused on “McKinley’s girl quarterback” or “Alexandria Buchanan from McKinley,” and I don’t believe it is right for me to have so much attention. M...

Apple no longer innovative brand

Thompson Wong, reporter

October 2, 2017


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A common opinion about Apple is it is a brilliant, inventive company that makes great products. I believe Apple is no longer the revolutionary company it used to be. You may not be aware that almost all the features Apple claims to be its creation, had already been implemented by other companies before....

Commencement ceremony traditions need to be updated

Commencement ceremony traditions need to be updated

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

May 15, 2017


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McKinley High School prides itself on its many traditions, such as the Lighting of the M and not walking on “the oval” until graduation. Traditions bring students closer together and make their high school career memorable. One tradition that has generated a lot of buzz around campus is...

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...

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