The Pinion

“In Sight of Stars” Review

“In Sight of Stars” Review

Thompson Wong, assistant editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Editorials

On my quest to find a book that did not depict mental illness unrealistically, I came across Gae Polisner’s “In Sight of Stars.” Reviewers raved about the book’s powerful story, realistic depictions and great characters. So I had to get the book to find out if it was all true. I was not disap...

Call our names

Call our names

Alexandria Buchanan, editor-in-chief

March 1, 2019


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McKinley High School administrators seem to pride themselves in potentially being the only school on the island that does not call names during the commencement ceremony. This has caused controversy on campus for years between the students and administration. Four years ago, student Netty Leviticus cr...

Performing Arts Academy at McKinley High School

Amoreena Godoy, reporter

February 27, 2019


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Pride and tradition is what McKinley High School stands for, but some students are not able to have pride for their passion at school. The school’s academy system offers students to learn about a variety of different career pathways, ranging from finance to engineering. However, it lacks a Performing ...

Proposing Alternatives to Accelerated Reading

Proposing Alternatives to Accelerated Reading

Kelvin Ku, assistant editor

February 27, 2019


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AR may not be the only solution

Hawaii needs independence

Hannah Rouillard, head reporter

February 21, 2019


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We all know about how Hawaii was wrongfully taken over, but we are not shown the way to right the wrong. We are not the United States, We are Hawaii. Yet we are owned and occupied. We have freedom, but it is the United States’ freedom. We need Hawaiian freedom. As residents in Hawaii, we experience the be...

Echoes written by Alice Reeds

Echoes written by Alice Reeds

Kelvin Ku, assistant editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Echoes is one of the best mysteries I’ve read, the roller coaster of surprises throughout the story and the repeated plot twists had me constantly on the edge of my seat. It may seem “cringey” for a few but it is definitely is worth a try if you like mystery and romance. There were so many que...

The Stigma of Mental Illnesses

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...