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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...

Our freedom is being taken away

Our freedom is being taken away

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

February 15, 2017


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We all know that President Donald Trump says whatever he wants. During the election and after he made a few comments about the press and how we should be ashamed of ourselves, how we aren’t good people and that we are some of the most dishonest and unfair people he’s ever met. It’s comments like...

Upholding traditions

Upholding traditions

Aidan Sakaio, reporter

February 14, 2017


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Editorial Cartoon – Trump’s Wall

Editorial Cartoon – Trump’s Wall

Aidan Sakaio, reporter

January 18, 2017


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This cartoon place first for editorial cartoon in the public school division and second in the state division of the 2017 Hawaii High School Journalism Award Content....

Zootopia, place for predator and prey

Aidan Sakaio, reporter

January 18, 2017


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Zootopia is a movie about a rural rabbit, named Judy Hopps, who hopes to make a living as a cop in the big city of Zootopia. Since she was young, Judy Hopps aspired to live and work in the great city of Zootopia, where both predators and prey have put aside their differences and live in peace and harmony. ...

Disney’s Polynesian Princess, Moana, scores big

Disney’s Polynesian Princess, Moana, scores big

Kirt Choi, reporter

December 14, 2016


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I went to Windward Mall  to watch the long-anticipated Disney movie “Moana” on Nov. 25.  The ticket line stretched down the walkway into the mall. Everyone in the theater was making noise because they were eager for the movie to start. Once the movie started, everyone became quiet. Nobody move...

MHS due for an upgrade

Kirt Choi and Jaycee Paat, reporters

December 14, 2016


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McKinley High School needs to make a few adjustments. Starting with the duration of recess and lunch. Our recess lasts about fifteen minutes and lunch recess lasts around thirty minutes. It is not long enough. As stu- dents, we have a lot of energy so we can’t always wait until the end...

Tiger Time should be eliminated for students

Tiger Time should be eliminated for students

September 27, 2016


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Tiger Time is a mandatory study hall for students. The purpose was for everyone to finish work, retake tests, raise grades or maintain them. Tiger Time was created because graduation rates were low. It should be gotten rid of completely. Some students don’t take it seriously enough. Instead, they a...

Teachers should be graded by students

Teachers should be graded by students

Alexandria Buchanan, reporter

September 27, 2016


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Until  graduation, we students are graded daily on the work we do, our attitudes, attendance and responsibility. The tables should be turned. Students should be able to grade their teachers. I’m sure everyone has had a teacher they couldn’t help but think, “How did you become a teacher?” When...

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