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Breaking down the walls

Breaking down the walls

Anela Chavez, editor-in-chief

October 15, 2017


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Humans of McKinley is a new organization that completely consists of juniors. Joan Martinez serves as the president of the group, Jessica Uyesaka as vice-president, Thompson Wong and Scott Nguyen as publicists, Eva Chen as treasurer, Nicole Goya as secretary and Rendall Choy as the adviser. Martinez formed the ...

Freshmen transition to high school lifestyle

Kanani Orta, reporter

October 12, 2017


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The transition from a middle schooler to a high schooler can be difficult. They have many events to look forward to, and specific goals to achieve in high school. Each year a lot is expected of the freshmen. Teachers try their best to help prepare their students for college and the future. This year, ther...

Joining clubs at MHS

Joining clubs at MHS

Kelvin Ku, reporter

October 2, 2017


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Clubs at McKinley High School are groups that are led by students and an adviser, that participate in various activities, hobbies and interests. There is a Club Day held every year in August, and it gives students the chance to join clubs that interest them. MHS offers over 30 clubs, and even more are...

Profile: Syhmon Lazo

Profile: Syhmon Lazo

Jaycee Paat, reporter

May 17, 2017


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Syhmon Lazo is a ninth grade student with a talent for art. Most of his art is based on anime, such as characters or fan-art. During his free time he likes to draw a character called Rem. He says the design of the character is interesting. His drawings impress people due to the looks and design. Sin...

‘Good student’ gets defined 

Aidan Sakaio, reporter

May 17, 2017


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What are the traits that define a good student? According to a few students around McKinley High School, a good student is defined by the following traits. Freshman Tri Huyn said, “A good student is someone who makes sure they do all of their work.” Someone who people look up to ca...

Using social media the way you want

Using social media the way you want

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

May 14, 2017


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Social media is popular among teenagers and adults. Its purpose differs for each person. Senior Tyler Momohara said he uses social media to talk to others and spread news. Momohara said social media represents freedom because on social media people can say how they feel when they feel a...

Dating in high school, pros/cons

Dating in high school, pros/cons

Eileen Wang, reporter

May 13, 2017


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Teens love romance. Just look at the popularity of Nicholas Sparks’ books. “I think the relationships in high school are the best experi- ences,” senior Yuting Zhang said, “because it is simple and nobody cares about the benefits they could get from each other.” Having a rela...

Summer reading is time well spent

Summer reading is time well spent

Sonya Park Smith, reporter

May 12, 2017


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With summer fast approaching, students are looking forward to putting away the books. However, it is important for students to read over the summer. “We’ve all experienced the moment you’re done with school (and) you forget everything by the first day of the next year,” English tea...

Teacher effectiveness plays role in student achievement

Teacher effectiveness plays role in student achievement

Eileen Wang, reporter

May 11, 2017


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“Research using student scores on standardized tests confirms the common perception that some teachers are more effective than others and also reveals that being taught by an effective teacher has important consequences for student achievement.” RAND Education Corporation “[Being effec...

What it takes to be a great leader

May 10, 2017


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According to Google, a leader is a person that leads or commands a group, organization, or country. There are average leaders and then there are great leaders. “The difference is how much effort the person puts in his whole self into it,“ senior Jerome Cruz said. Cruz said it takes...

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