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Proposing Alternatives to Accelerated Reading

Proposing Alternatives to Accelerated Reading

Kelvin Ku, staff reporter

February 27, 2019

AR may not be the only solution

Hawaii needs independence

Hannah Rouillard, head reporter

February 21, 2019

We all know about how Hawaii was wrongfully taken over, but we are not shown the way to right the wrong. We are not the United States, We are Hawaii. Yet we are owned and occupied. We have freedom, but it is the United States’ freedom. We need Hawaiian freedom. As residents in Hawaii, we experience the be...

Echoes Review

Echoes Review

Kelvin Ku, staff reporter

February 1, 2019

Echoes is one of the best mysteries I have read. The roller coaster of surprises throughout the story and the repeated plot twists had me constantly on the edge of my seat. I had so many questions throughout the book, leaving me anxious to find out more. It was one of those books I just couldn’t s...

The Stigma of Mental Illnesses

The Stigma of Mental Illnesses

Thompson Wong, staff reporter

November 15, 2018

Our society has progressed as more people became aware of the minorities in the world, fighting for equality amongst all. But there’s still a minority group struggling with discrimination. People with mental illnesses. My uncle, a man I only met once, suffered from bipolar disorder. I was seven yea...

Pride in being a McKinley Tiger

Aileen Chang, Guest Writer

September 28, 2018

The most beautiful feeling in the world has to be in that million degree heat, losing your voice in the crowd. Sweat dripping down every inch of your body while the lights blind you. Seeing the band passionately moving to the beat and following along. You feel the football players behind you working thei...

Tigers need recycling

Tigers need recycling

Amoreena Godoy, reporter

September 19, 2018

Many feel that they are not able to do anything to help the issue of global warming. However, society is able to help the environment, economy, and prevent waste from going into oceans by recycling. If McKinley High School put recycling bins on campus, our school would be contributing to the community and improving...

Get off The Oval

Get off The Oval

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

September 17, 2018

The famous grassy patch in front of A Building, guarded by the statue of President William McKinley, is known to McKinley students, alumni and staff as “the oval.” Whether you have seen it as you walk to and from classes, or have been yelled at for walking on its sacred ground, all on campus are aware...

‘The Darkest Minds’

‘The Darkest Minds’

Thompson Wong, staff reporter

September 17, 2018

Based on the series by Alexandra Bracken, “The Darkest Minds” comes to life in a fantasy thriller film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. As a fan of the novels, I can happily say that the film does a great job of portraying the original story. In the series’ universe, a horrifying disease called the Idiop...

Voting age requirements

Hannah Rouillard, head reporter

September 11, 2018

Voting age requirements should be more flexible for late borns.  Teenagers who are turning eight in late November and December should also be allowed to vote. They are turning the legal voting age in the year of the election, so they should not miss this great opportunity because of a few days or w...

‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’ Review

Ryan Vanairsdale, editor

September 11, 2018

"Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is the sixth film in the Mission: Impossible movie series. In this installment, Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) is against a group called the Apostles. This terrorist organization got their hands on two plutonium cores for creating nuclear bombs. Ethan and his team must ...