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“Super 8” is must-see DVD

Syndey Pederson

October 25, 2012


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Do you ever get bored at home and don'€™t know what to do? How about watching a movie? "Super 8" is a good film about a group of teenagers in a small town in 1979 filming their own Super 8 movie for a local film contest. While they are practicing for their scenes by an old train station, a train crashes,...

‘Pitch Perfect’ is good movie

Annie Lien

October 19, 2012


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This musical film stars Anna Kendrick as Beca, a freshman at Barden University who dreams of becoming a DJ. However, her father (John Benjamin Hickey), a professor at the university, wants her to try out college for a year. If she does not like it, he would help her pursue her dreams in Los Angeles....

What do you need to be happy?

October 12, 2012


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Leo Lee : Give me time, give me peace, and you can have the rest. Johnny Zhou: Give me a book, give me a pillow, and you can have the rest. Yuki Sugawa: Give me a racquet, give me a ball, and you can have the rest. Jinling Yan and Sarah Moninger: Give me family, give me friends, and you can...

Check out Dis n Dat Goo ‘Dez

Tina Ho and Pauline Yang

September 24, 2012


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On a hot day after school, go to Dis n Dat Goo’Dez, located on 1112 Pensacola St. They sell many different treats like shave ice, smoothies, Vietnamese style sandwiches (banh mi), cracks seeds, pop-corn, candy and more. The shop is owned by husband-wife team, Linda and Henry. The store opened on...

Fresh starts lead to new beginnings

Chanel Alarca

September 19, 2012


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Don'€™t let the past get the best of you. In life there are things that you regret doing and it stays within your memories. Sometimes it repeats over and over in your mind making it very difficult to forget. But you have to realize that it's in the past and this is the future and you just have to keep...

Planner 101

Anthony Lee

August 30, 2012


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At the start of each school year, each McKinley tiger is given a planner to organize all their assignments and extracurricular activities. Despite being a free and generous gift, many students choose not to use it and resort to other organizing strategies (such as post its and memo books). These different...

Not all fairy tales have the same happy ending

Jocel Siapno

May 26, 2012


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Book review Title: Bewitching Author: Alex Flinn When we were a kid, we watched Disney movies. Most of them were fairy tales. Do you remember Cinderella? The girl with the glass slipper? The girl who was the slave of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters? What if Cinderella is not the protagonist...

Senior Shout Outs

Pauline Yang

May 15, 2012


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Time goes by so fast! Graduation is coming this Sunday, May 20th! Mixed feelings are filling the air for upcoming graduates. Some are sad about leaving high school and some are excited to know they have made it this far. Seniors! We shared many fun memories with you all and enjoyed our year with...

Round of Applause

May 14, 2012


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Dear reader, Thank you for making this year’s issues of The Pinion successful! To all the students who voted in our polls, checked us out online, became our photographers,€ wrote a letter to the editor or if your work has been featured in the paper, thank you! It was great to see our paper filled...

Summer reads lead to good reads

Jocel Siapno

May 7, 2012


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Summer is just right around the corner. Maybe you already have a list of things to do. If however, you don't have anything, here is one option for you, read books during the summer! It doesn'€™t matter if it is a thick or a thin book, find a book that relaxes you when you are under the sun or when...

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