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School should start later in the day

School should start later in the day

Eileen Wang, reporter

September 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials

McKinley High School starts at 8:10 a.m and ends around 3:00 p.m every school day. This time schedule is similar to what most public high schools have in Hawaii. The start time is too early; school should start later in the morning. Lack of sleep is bad for your health. If students have to wake up ear...

MHS should have student led classes

MHS should have student led classes

Aidan Sakaio, Reporter

September 16, 2016


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Students should be given the choice of having an elective class that is both run and managed by them and their fellow classmates. The subject that students study in that particular class should be left to the students to decide and agree on. Such a class is necessary for our students because it ca...

Tiger Tally: School

Tiger Tally: School

May 19, 2016


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Thank you from The Pinion staff

Thank you from The Pinion staff

May 13, 2016


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From being a part of The Pinion, I’ve learned the value of time and being a part of a team. Whenever the staff put together a paper, it was stressful and time was super limited because we would have to bring the paper to the printing press the next day. Working as team, however, made every stressful...

Are schools making robots?

Are schools making robots?

Karl Selga, section editor

April 18, 2016


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The school system can be compared to “factory farming”. I see schools as places where we the students are the livestock and we are drained of our creativity, individuality and free thinking ability. School is a place where all students can express their feelings toward certain topics as long as they...

Musically made for creative minds, but are some teens too creative?

Josephine Muniz, Section Editor

April 12, 2016


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  Musical.ly is a lip-syncing app for all ages that has been spreading around Instagram, Facebook and other social media apps. This app could be dangerous. . Users can choose any song to lip sync and dance to.  Many people choose popular songs. There are also dance trends that go viral. Users...

Future planning course: impactful or useless?

Future planning course: impactful or useless?

Sarah Kim, editor-in-chief

April 11, 2016


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According to the U.S. Department of Education, college graduates with a bachelor’s degree usually earn 66 percent more than those with only a high school diploma. The individuals with a bachelor’s degree are more likely to earn a career. Yet, are high schools preparing students enough for their future...

Donald Trump Poll

April 8, 2016


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Sports are dangerous

Sports are dangerous

Katie Jones, reporter

February 25, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Sports

From a young age, children are urged to play sports but some sports have a high risk rate for injuries. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.6 - 3.8 million sports related concussions occur in the United States each year. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is a disease that kills neuron...

Hate pages on social media builds negativity

Hate pages on social media builds negativity

Josephine Muniz, section editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Editorials

"Fugly." "Slut." "Gay." These are all just a small portion of the derogatory terms that teens come home to everyday on almost any device that allows internet access. Social media is supposed to be a place to connect and have fun. It is not used to create war and spread hate. Posts are ...

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