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‘The Turning’ turns out to be not so good

'The Turning' turns out to be not so good

Kamakoa Faumui, guest writer

May 6, 2020

The horror film “The Turning” is an adaption of the Henry Jame’s novel. It is set in the countryside of Maine, where a nanny is hired out from the city to watch over two highly privileged orphans. Throughout her stay in the estate she begins to hear and see strange things that can't be explained....

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ hypes veterans and newcomers

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' hypes veterans and newcomers

Qing An Chou, guest writer

May 4, 2020

As a person with a lawful good D&D alignment I am expected to tell the truth and keep my word, so I watched this movie with a blind reaction, as in I watched it without knowing any background knowledge aside from basic Star Wars knowledge. That joke aside, I tried to keep an open mind while watching...

A letter from your student body president

A letter from your student body president

Regina Nguyen

May 1, 2020

Aloha Students of McKinley High School, During this time of adversity, we are faced with the reality that the future is filled with many uncertainties. With the last quarter of the school year spent working on enrichment assignments and attending virtual classes, the times we spent hanging out with fri...

‘Outbreak’ relates to our time

'Outbreak' relates to our time

Mark Ontolan, reporter

April 30, 2020

One of my favorite old movies is “Outbreak,” starring two of my favorite actors Dustin Hoffmen and Morgan Freeman. This movie is mainly about a dangerous airborne virus called “motaba” that came from an African monkey that got smuggled to the U.S. The virus hits a California town and almost wi...

“Dr. Stone” anime earns 4 paws

Dr Stone review

Thai Bui, head reporter

April 28, 2020

“Dr. Stone” is an anime which was originally a manga (Japanese comic). The story is about how all humans on Earth turn into stone. Skip to around 3000 years later, and the first person to break out of the stone is someone named Senku Ishigami. Ishigami is a high schooler who loves science and has...

‘Avakin Life – 3D Virtual World’ – Fun entertainment through fashion

'Avakin Life - 3D Virtual World' - Fun entertainment through fashion

Kelly Cheng, reporter

April 25, 2020

Avakin Life - 3D Virtual World is a place full of entertainment created especially for those who love fashion.  An avakin is basically how your avatar looks. It is possible to make more than one avakin. There is a choice of gender, and you can create and customize your avakin any way you like. After a...

Why I sulk in bed

Why I sulk in bed

Julianne Nguyen, guest writer

April 24, 2020

As a teenager, it is normal for our adolescent stage to go through developmental stages. According to Erikson’s Developmental Stages, one in particular: Identity v. Confusion defines the sense of the complexity of life. Role confusion had always been in my brain ever since I was a child. It was my ...

‘Sweet Revenge’ seeks revenge on bullies

'Sweet Revenge' seeks revenge on bullies

Cheng Hong He, reporter

April 24, 2020

Watching "Sweet Revenge (Revenge Note)" was an amazing experience. The story is about how a girl tries to find a bully using a revenge note app that’s only designated for the girl. Along the way she falls in love with a guy. The main characters are Ji-hoon(Park Solomon) and Ho Goo-Hee(Kim Hyang Gi). I...

‘Parasite’ twists and turns questions

'Parasite' twists and turns questions

Michelle Thonavong, guest writer

April 23, 2020

Check out academy award-winning film "Parasite." A masterpiece is what I would call it, one of the best foreign films I’ve seen this year.  A spine chilling movie full of twists and turns, it will undoubtedly leave you with an eerie feeling and full of questions. Many factors led to the film’s success whi...

‘Darling in the Franxx’ rumbles with emotional rollercoasters

'Darling in the Franxx' rumbles with emotional rollercoasters

Ines Izon, guest writer

April 22, 2020

“I think I have taken a liking to you. Won’t you be my Darling?” Do you enjoy anime? Do you enjoy genres like romance, comedy, action, and drama? Then "Darling in the Franxx" may be an anime for you. This anime was rated 4.3 / 5 stars based on CrunchyRoll and is one of the most popular anime. I...