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‘Gone Girl’ is a thrilling and complex story

‘Gone Girl’ is a thrilling and complex story

Michelle Thonavong, guest writer

November 7, 2019

Interested in thriller and mystery? Check out the dark psychological novel "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. Published on June 2012 the novel became quite popular and won the Goodreads choice awards best mystery and thriller. A story about a very 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 the vice-president of his family’s company, The Yoomyung Group. He has the perfect life and is a genius, but his egoistic and self-absorbed personality makes it difficult for him to be aware o...

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...

League of Legends Has a Problem

League of Legends Has a Problem

Thai Bui, reporter

October 28, 2019

League of Legends is an awful game and Riot Games needs to fix it. The game has so many problems and they just ignore it. It’s like they don’t care and are mocking us with each patch note (updates for the game, making the character stronger or weaker). It’s so sad for the players who play League...

Climate change is a serious threat to our planet

Climate change is a serious threat to our planet

Nickolas Castillo, reporter

October 25, 2019

There are many posts on social media where people talk about pollution and endangered animals. Due to temperatures rising, ice sheets and glaciers are melting which will cause sea levels to rise. And if sea levels do rise, the islands of Hawaii can get smaller. “Scientists have high confidence that glob...

Nuclear power is a step in the right direction

Nuclear power is a step in the right direction

Ryan Vanairsdale, editor

October 21, 2019

When we think of a “green” earth, what comes to mind? Solar panels in every roof? Fields upon fields of towering wind turbines? Change is imminent. In the past few decades, the dangers of climate change have become very apparent. We need to cut our carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 to prevent globa...

Bubble Tea Cafes!

Bubble Tea Cafes!

Kelly Cheng, reporter

September 25, 2019

Bubble tea is a great drink. I always crave it. Many people, like me, enjoy bubble tea because it has a variety of flavors mixed with many different toppings. I prefer to go to cafes that make black milk tea because it’s my favorite drink. The most popular topping, and my favorite, is boba. Boba is t...

“Love Live! The School Idol Movie” different from other musicals

“Love Live! The School Idol Movie” different from other musicals

Julia Linn, reporter

September 25, 2019

“Love Live! The School Idol Movie” is a great movie. This movie starts off in Japan at Otonokizaka Academy when the main cast gets invited to New York to perform and spread the name of school idols. School idols are idols who compete in competitions just like a normal sport for their school. When th...

Coffee or Tea is the best milk tea cafe

Coffee or Tea is the best milk tea cafe

Wynn Dang, reporter

September 25, 2019

Coffee or Tea is the best milk tea cafe that I know of. Their milk tea is good, their prices are reasonable and they have good service like really fast service it's really not that bad but depending or how many customers there are in the store. There are add-ons like lychee jello and coconut jello. They a...

“The Land of Stories” is more than just one story

“The Land of Stories” is more than just one story

Sairin Skinny, reporter

September 25, 2019

The “Land of Stories” is a great novel. It’s about a boy named Connor and a girl named Alex who are twelve in the beginning. They are just two ordinary kids, until their dad dies in a horrific car accident. After they lose their father, their lives change. They find out that their father wasn’t ...