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Students start college preparation process

Alexandria Buchanan, Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

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, Assistant 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, 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...

Loomis teaches students to love history

Kelvin Ku, reporter

May 18, 2018


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Jonathan Loomis is a Spanish and history teacher at McKinley High School. He is well liked among students for having fun lessons and an amiable personality. “Mr. Loomis is very interactive with the class and makes class fun enough where you can learn,” senior You Jin Kim said. “He actually ch...

MHS welcomes back Waterman

Anelalani Chavez, editor-in-chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

English teacher Jude Waterman recently returned to McKinley High School after a semester. He returned to his hometown in California because his mother is battling cancer and he felt it was important for him to be there for her. He said he loves her very much, and she made him the person he is today. Since his...

Santos lends helping hand

Tue Le and Egan Medeiros

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Dusty Santos is a teacher at McKinley High School that helps special education students and students that have a hard time hearing. “The best part of my job is teaching students,” Santos said. “I like to see that I change lives but it doesn’t happen right away. It’s a long process but...

Cyber Patriots teach students to be tech savvy

Kelvin Ku, reporter

April 27, 2018


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Cyber Patriots is a global group that work on programming. McKinley offers it as an after school program for students. There are seven members in Cyber Patriots and they are divided into two teams. One with all of the members who are also in JROTC and members who aren’t. “In Cyber Patriots we...

McKinley wins medals at the OBDA Solo & Ensemble

Thompson Wong, reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

All McKinley High School band participants in the Oahu Band Directors Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival were awarded medals for their outstanding performance on Jan. 21. The islandwide festival is held annually for all high school students to perform a selected solo or group piece in front...

How to spend time wisely and effectively

Kelvin Ku, reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features

Managing time may be difficult for some, but students at McKinley High School have come up with strategies to stay productive. “It is hard to manage my time as a student when I have school work and other responsibilities like JROTC,” sophomore Christian Truong said. Managing time may be hard...

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