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You Are Not Alone

Jocel Siapno, reporter

September 19, 2011

“No one is staring at you, No one is staring at you” is what you may be thinking when you arrive on your first day of school. Most of us think that we are the only ones that experience being “new” to a school, a state or a country. We only focus on what others will act or say towards us. But...

Music devices might jazz up Tiger Time

Stacia Mahi, reporter

May 19, 2011

Although iPods possibly have the ability to help students concentrate better, they along with any other music devices are banned from the classroom. To help students focus more, I’m suggesting the administration allow iPods and other music devices in Tiger Time. IPods do not distract a student...

Make the most of summer

Amanda Muramoto, editor

May 13, 2011

When school is back in session, the question “How was your summer?” can be heard throughout hallways followed by -- “It was boring.” If you find yourself answering the same, you can do things this summer to make it worthwhile. “It’s an adventure for me in different ways, so many things...

Graceling: by Kristin Cashore

Stacia Mahi, reporter

March 9, 2011

In the book Graceling it’s as if you are right there beside them taking this amazing trip. It puts an interesting twist to medieval and love stories. It is an enjoyable book for boys and girls. Graceling, Kristin Cashore’s first novel, is about a young woman named Katsa who has a burden of killing,...

Fire by: Krisitn Cashore

Stacia Mahi, reporter

March 9, 2011

Fire is the second book that Kristin Cashore wrote and its a prequel to her first novel Graceling. Fire, a stunningly beautiful creature is shunned by others because of her father’s notorious history. Being part monster made Fire irresistble to Monsters, because of her blood, and to other people because...

Don’t be lonely on Valentine’s Day

Stacia Mahi, reporter

February 15, 2011

Valentine’s Day is a day for showering your other half with presents, like jewelry, chocolate, flowers, and indulging their every need. But what if you don’t have a significant other? What do you do then? Don’t fret. Basically, Valentine’s Day is a day about love, but it doesn’t only have to...

Strive for balance in brain

Shaira Mae Agcaoili (9)

February 15, 2011

Left or right brain? Your brain is very beneficial by helping you see/view things, think logically, generate ideas, solve problems, and think creatively. Even without knowing it, we’re all using our brains. You don’t even have to be smart to use your brain. A small part of a person’s thoughts are...

Tiger Time is here to help

February 3, 2011

These days most students are talking about the new policy of MHS - Tiger Time. Students now have 15 more minutes to their regular school day except Wednesdays. Most students dislike the idea of having to spend extra time on schoolwork when they can hit the malls or cruise with friends. But we all...

Book Reviews

December 8, 2010

Looking for a good read over the winter break? Check out these recommendations by Sophomore Honors English students. Danielle Cabalis recommends Go Ask Alice, worth 7 AR points. A read- for- enjoyment kind of book, you will experience all the ups and downs of Alice’s life on drugs. Interesting with...

Time management key to school success

Shaira Mae Agcaoili

December 8, 2010

Time management will help students to plan out their schedules in a way that they can easily work with. If you have a tendency to procrastinate, you should practice time management. You should not wait until the last minute to do the things you have to do. Planning is key to time management. Turn...