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2010 – 2020: Decade in review

2010 – 2020: Decade in review

Nickolas Castillo, reporter

March 30, 2020

The 2010s have ended and a new decade has started. Numerous things have changed, but people still remember how different it was back then. One memory was the way people dressed in the early 2010s. “I for one was guilty of some questionable fashion trends in the early 2010s, such as layering my clot...

From pitch to print: The Pinion writing process

From pitch to print: The Pinion writing process

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

March 13, 2020

Articles have the power to share news, opinions, other people’s stories and so much more within a page of text.The possibilities are endless and reporters are given so much freedom when it comes to topics to write about. The writing process is the steps a reporter takes to turn a story idea into ...

McKinley students share thoughts of dating

McKinley students share thoughts of dating

Kelly Cheng, reporter

March 9, 2020

Most people at some point in their life develop feelings with someone they like, but it is not always an easy process. Love is often how human beings express their emotions, especially through relationships. “[What I know about dating are] two people have interests in each other so they come toget...

Hall of Honor inductee reflects on years at McKinley

Hall of Honor inductee reflects on years at McKinley

An Vo, head reporter

February 23, 2020

Until this year, Leilani Okuda was highlighted for umpiring at the Olympics. Now she can add onto her titles Hall of Honor member. She was inducted during an assembly in McKinley High School’s gymnasium on Jan. 31. Okuda was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended Kauluwela Elementary...

Baja remembers costume contest

Baja remembers costume contest

Nyler Acasio, head reporter

February 9, 2020

During your time here in McKinley High School, you will find your “moment,” or something you will remember as the most memorable thing you have done. You might even collect memories for every school year. Meet sophomore Hoku Baja. He’s on his way to collecting lots of high school memories. Baj...

McKinley community share fears

McKinley community share fears

Thai Bui, head reporter

February 9, 2020

Fear is a thing that everyone has, an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat, according to the Oxford dictionary. Fear comes from the amygdala, which is located in the brain. Phobia is another word for fear, but to an extreme...

Tiger Interact Club beautifies campus

Tiger Interact Club beautifies campus

An Vo, head reporter

February 2, 2020

The Tiger Interact Club cleaned up litter on McKinley High School’s campus after school on Jan. 13. “After picking up the trash; the campus was cleaner. It’s always the little things that we want the students to see,” senior Leemo Taula said. When Ron Okamura became the principal of McKinley...

Nip retires after 47 years of teaching

Nip retires after 47 years of teaching

Ryan Vanairsdale, editor

December 18, 2019

If you walk into Chinese teacher Alvin Nip’s room, the first thing you may notice are all the fans he has. These aren’t new fans; they were broken. One thing Nip is known for is how he fixes these fans and gets them back in working order for teachers. “I like to tinker with things… When I w...

Guy returns to teach at McKinley

Guy returns to teach at McKinley

Cherisa Skinny, reporter

December 17, 2019

De'Laine Guy is a returning science teacher at McKinley High School. She looks forward to learning new things and seeing her students grow each year. “I look forward to learning new and exciting skills through professional development and sharing, motivating, and encouraging students,” she ...

Meet Laverne Moore

Meet Laverne Moore

Sairin Skinny, reporter

December 16, 2019

Laverne Moore has been teaching at McKinley High School since 2001. She has fifty years of teaching experience. She became a teacher because her mother wouldn’t sign a consent form for her to be a pilot in the Air Force. Born on the day of the first sugar strike, Laverne Moore spent her early ye...