The Pinion

McKinley High School Academy System

Kelvin Ku, staff reporter

September 11, 2018

Students at McKinley High School should be given the option to not take an academy class. Since 2013, the purpose of academies has been to make learning more relevant to students by connecting things they learn in core classes such as English, math, science, and history to specific careers. The curren...

Marvel delivers another blockbuster

Anela Chavez, editor-in-chief

May 18, 2018

Many Marvel fans have been eagerly waiting for the coveted ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’ movie. It was announced to release on May 4 but when the release date was pushed up to Apr. 27, many fans including myself were more excited and couldn’t handle the anticipation. Knowing that this movie would feature...

Students Want More Benches And Tables

Egan Medeiros, student reporter

May 18, 2018

McKinley High School should have more tables and benches. The school has around 1,500 students. The amount of tables and chairs we have is not enough for all the students in this school. When I get lunch, I would like to sit at a table and eat but often the benches or tables are all full. I’m not th...

Early homework makes better students

Egan Mederios, Reporter

May 18, 2018

Teens should be doing their homework earlier so they can get enough sleep for the next day. Students don’t get enough sleep at night because they are up all night doing their homework. Students should be doing their homework in 20/20 or stay after school to do it so they can get enough sleep at ni...

Honolulu Museum of Art is must-see

Honolulu Museum of Art is must-see

Kanani Orta, staff reporter

April 27, 2018

I used to visit the Honolulu Museum of Art a lot when I was younger, but I have not been recently. I walk past the museum on my way home and on most days, I see lots of people going in and out of the museum. I was very glad I got the chance to visit with The Pinion staff because I love art...

Computers now necessity

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

December 15, 2017

Every student, teacher, and faculty member at McKinley High School are given school emails. We use internet-based services like Infinite Campus and Google Classroom on a daily basis to check or grades and complete school work. School assignments for students range from typed essays, to slide show pre...

Dream comes true for local shave ice store owner

Dream comes true for local shave ice store owner

Pinion staff

December 12, 2017

By Kanani Orta I have never tasted better shave ice than Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha. You can find it in the shopping center in Aina Haina. They’ve been there since 1999 and before that, it was a crack seed store. Inside of HOPA, there are a lot of pictures and newspaper articles on the ...

Scary movies are not for everyone

Kanani Orta, staff reporter

December 8, 2017

I downright hate scary movies. I can’t handle them. I scare easily. Even the smallest thing, like a tap on the shoulder, can scare me. “Happy Death Day” kept me up for three nights in a row. The movie is about a girl in college who was murdered on her birthday and continues to live the same day...

Bring May Day back to MHS

Bring May Day back to MHS

Marietta Teramoto, staff reporter

October 10, 2017

The first Friday of May, popularly known as Lei Day, is a special day in Hawaii. Schools show their appreciation for their cultures by beautiful, traditional dances. However, no one has ever heard of McKinley’s May Day program. There are many  benefits of MHS having a May Day program again. In high school, ...

Eating lunch on/off campus

Eating lunch on/off campus

Kelvin Ku, staff reporter

October 6, 2017

Lunch time is the long-awaited break for students, where we can munch and relax. Rules banning students from going off campus during lunch period should be changed. Many petitions from schools around the country state how students should be allowed to go off campus for school lunch. Students think be...