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Future Farmers of America Cultivates Tigers

Future Farmers of America Cultivates Tigers

Amoreena Godoy, reporter

March 1, 2019


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McKinley High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter have just completed their first competition of the school year. The focus of FFA is to create positive differences in the lives of students by developing the potential of outstanding leadership, personal growth, and career success through agri...

In depth look at Culinary Academy

In depth look at Culinary Academy

Mari Faufata-Pedrina, reporter

February 27, 2019


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Anthony Cabrera is the culinary teacher for McKinley High School. He didn't study culinary in college but is a culinary teacher because the school wanted one. Cabrera teaches his students kitchen safety, sanitization, knife skill, etc... Cabrera does cooking demonstrations and the students cook three to ...

The impact of social media on teens

The impact of social media on teens

Kelvin Ku, assistant editor

January 24, 2019


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Social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter are widely popular with users all over the world and used on a daily basis. It would be extremely rare to find a person unaware of these platforms today and they have become a core part of a majority of people's daily lives. Altho...

Holiday traditions

Holiday traditions

Alexandria Buchanan, editor-in-chief

December 19, 2018


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As the year comes to a close, families and friends join together and celebrate the holiday season. December is full of cheerful people celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and the endless possibilities the incoming year may bring. Their are many ways to observe these special occasions, and many families...

Lokahi fights loneliness in senior homes

Lokahi fights loneliness in senior homes

Alexandria Buchanan, editor-in-chief

December 12, 2018


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The holiday season is the time of year when families and friends get together to celebrate. For many, it is a time of happiness, but for those without anybody to spend the holidays with, it can get lonely. Especially for the senior citizens who are alone in their elderly homes, unable to see their lov...

The fate of Fortnite

The fate of Fortnite

Ryan Vanairsdale, head reporter

December 4, 2018


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Fortnite is a free to play battle royale game that experienced a massive growth in players around late 2017 to now, and it continues to grow. In August of 2018, Fortnite was recorded as having nearly 80 million players. The growth and demographic can be compared to that of Minecraft, which experienced a...

Students start college preparation process

Alexandria Buchanan, editor-in-chief

November 15, 2018


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As many students are realizing, the four years of high school go by extremely quickly. Before you know it you’ll be graduating and going out to the real world, but before that comes a lot of preparing, especially if you plan to further your education by enrolling in college. Junior Ngoc Nguyen is...

McKinley’s new math teacher plays games

McKinley’s new math teacher plays games

Kelvin Ku, assistant editor

October 30, 2018


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One of this year's new math teachers, Jason Yadao, is only 24 years old. He is known by his students to be relatable and friendly and is well-liked by many of his students. "Mr. Yadao is particularly more easy to talk to than other teachers. He's more open. Also, he's closer of an age to us, making hi...

McKinley Tiger becomes semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship

McKinley Tiger becomes semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship

Thompson Wong, design editor

September 23, 2018


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Every year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation selects students with high PSAT scores as semifinalists for its nationwide academic competition. This year, one of McKinley High School’s very own has been named as a semifinalist in recognition of his achievements. The results were publicly announced on Septe...

McKinley Drivers Ed Program Prepares Students For Future

Marietta Teramoto, staff reporter

May 18, 2018


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McKinley High School offers a drivers education program. Those in the program said getting your driver’s license during high school is important. Senior Vanessa Khamkhay said she thinks having a driver’s license is a sign of independence. “You don’t have to walk as much. You don’t have to...