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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...

Make the most of summer

Amanda Muramoto

May 13, 2011


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When school is back in session, the question “How was your summer?” can be heard throughout hallways followed by -- “It was boring.” If you find yourself answering the same, you can do things this summer to make it worthwhile. “It’s an adventure for me in different ways, so many things...

Graceling: by Kristin Cashore

Stacia Mahi

March 9, 2011


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In the book Graceling it’s as if you are right there beside them taking this amazing trip. It puts an interesting twist to medieval and love stories. It is an enjoyable book for boys and girls. Graceling, Kristin Cashore’s first novel, is about a young woman named Katsa who has a burden of killing,...

Fire by: Krisitn Cashore

Stacia Mahi

March 9, 2011


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Fire is the second book that Kristin Cashore wrote and its a prequel to her first novel Graceling. Fire, a stunningly beautiful creature is shunned by others because of her father’s notorious history. Being part monster made Fire irresistble to Monsters, because of her blood, and to other people because...

Don’t be lonely on Valentine’s Day

Stacia Mahi

February 15, 2011


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Valentine’s Day is a day for showering your other half with presents, like jewelry, chocolate, flowers, and indulging their every need. But what if you don’t have a significant other? What do you do then? Don’t fret. Basically, Valentine’s Day is a day about love, but it doesn’t only have to...

Strive for balance in brain

Shaira Mae Agcaoili (9)

February 15, 2011


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Left or right brain? Your brain is very beneficial by helping you see/view things, think logically, generate ideas, solve problems, and think creatively. Even without knowing it, we’re all using our brains. You don’t even have to be smart to use your brain. A small part of a person’s thoughts are...

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