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The Tree of Life

Calvin Tran (10)
February 7, 2012
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Who am I? I am an apple tree It all starts from a small seed Then slowly I grow big and strong The great big trunk of the tree is my body The fresh verdant oval shaped leaves represent my hair The stiff brown branches are like my arms And my legs and feet are the long scattered roots And...

Truth or Lies?

Various
February 6, 2012
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… Telling the truth is necessary, however, in some cases, people should tell little white lies. Recently, I remember how I had been in a situation when I had trouble deciding whether or not to tell the truth. It all started when I was 10 years old, playing with my baby nieces at my auntie's house....

ELL experiences

December 9, 2011
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It’s hard for anyone to fit in a foreign country. When I first came here, I felt extremely upset, but also curious. When I went to the beach, there were a lot people there, and they were so outgoing. I felt embarrassed when I saw them swimming and surfing, but I admired the way they acted, and I hoped...

Students recommend books to read over break

December 9, 2011
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“The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things” is a fantastic book. Reading it might change your whole life. This book gives you reasons not to care about your appearance and what others think. In this book, an overweight girl named Virginia Shreves is living a terrible life, and just wanted...

Gathering ’round the hot pot

Amanda Muramoto
December 9, 2011
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As cooler weather approaches, people in Hawaii can enjoy delicious warm foods without feeling hot afterwards. Hawaii is known to be a big melting pot of different cultures, and I recommend you try this hot pot from the Japanese people called nabemono (naw-bay-moh-no), or simply nabe. Cooked in a large...

Wanting what you can’t have

Jocel Siapno
October 31, 2011
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What would you do if your soul mate is your best friend’s boyfriend? Are you a Sarah Dessen fan? Read this book by Susane Colasanti. You will definitely love it. It is about Lani and Erin, who are best friends and believe everything is astrologically related. They are the opposites of each other....

Letters to the editor

October 27, 2011
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Dear editor, I would love to talk about the “First agenda designed by student.” I was impressed that one of our students in McKinley High School, J.P. Arios (11) designed the cover of our agenda. I was also impressed that he had to go through 5 drafts covers to get it approved. Thank you J.P.!...

Newspaper launches 90th year

Amanda Muramoto
September 21, 2011
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This school year marks the 90th year of McKinley High School’s newspaper, The Pinion. As editor, I hope to make this year’s paper informative and entertaining with stories that catch the student’s eye. I would like to incorporate your feedback or ideas on stories and issues. We would like to stick...

You Are Not Alone

Jocel Siapno
September 19, 2011
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“No one is staring at you, No one is staring at you” is what you may be thinking when you arrive on your first day of school. Most of us think that we are the only ones that experience being “new” to a school, a state or a country. We only focus on what others will act or say towards us. But...

Music devices might jazz up Tiger Time

Stacia Mahi
May 19, 2011
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Although iPods possibly have the ability to help students concentrate better, they along with any other music devices are banned from the classroom. To help students focus more, I’m suggesting the administration allow iPods and other music devices in Tiger Time. IPods do not distract a student...

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