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The Hawaii Five-O experience

Jocel Siapno

December 14, 2011


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The set of Hawaii Five-0 shoots for their upcoming episode,Ka Ho’oponopono at McKinley High School on December 1. McKinley High School was changed into a different school named Ala Moana Academy. The crew of the show is composed of 150 to 200 people according to Erika Kauffman, unit publicist of...

Student experiences Vietnam

Pauline Yang

December 7, 2011


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Manabu Sakurai (12) got an opportunity to travel to Vietnam with the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council 2011 Summer Study Tour. Originally they planned to go to Japan in March 2011, but because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the destination was changed. Sakurai wasn’t expecting this, but she...

Mary Lou’s Revenge

Jantzen Hatakenaka (10)

October 31, 2011


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I was traveling with my family in the Grand Canyon. We were going river rafting down the Colorado for three days on a guided tour. The first day went off without a hitch, but things took an unexpected and deadly turn the next night. The boats were labeled in code names: Alpha Boat, Bravo Boat, and Charlie...

My Grandmother’s Doll

Jeffrey Ross (9)

October 31, 2011


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When I was little, about nine or ten, I went to Japan for the summer and stayed at my grandfather’s house in a small suburb. One night during my stay there, I woke up to get a glass of water. I accidentally dropped the glass of water on the floor. While I was picking up the broken glass in the kitchen,...

Pali Road

Reyna Kimura (10)

October 31, 2011


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One weekend my friends and I went to the Pali Road. It was around 11 p.m. The Pali Road is where we usually go just to drive and kill time. But we never did walk it before. So we decided to do so. We parked the cars and walked down the road to the beginning. I left my McDonalds McChicken in the car to...

Battling Bullying

Kelsey David

October 31, 2011


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“Dude, I swear, you are so dumb sometimes.” You see, that? You may consider that as just teasing, but to others, it could be equivalent to a slap in the face. Or worse, the decrease in self-confidence. As common as it is, you might think that bullying is a new trend. But then you think, “since...

Plant nursery focuses on vocational skills

Plant nursery focuses on vocational skills

Peiru Lu

March 1, 2011


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The plant nursery is a place where students with special needs learn vocational skills through gardening. Linda Maeda-Lee, MHS special education teacher, said, "The plant nursery is a place for my students to propagate and learn how to grow plants for sale." €In July 2005, Maeda-Lee received...

Immersion school helps Hawaiian language, culture live on for student

Peiru Lu

December 10, 2010


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Everyone knows McKinley High School has many bilingual students. Troy Hussey (11), however, is unique. He speaks English and Hawaiian. He’s a junior that transferred to MHS after six years at a Hawaiian immersion school. Hawaiian became the second official language of the state of Hawaii in addition...

Ai <3 Asia!

Amanda Muramoto

December 2, 2010


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In Japanese, ai (aye) means love. And love is what many of us feel about all of the novelties Asia offers us. They are always coming up with adorable things for us to buy that make us go “How kawaii!” But why do we desire these types of things? The answer was simple to most students. “The...

Meet a ghost at McKinley

Stacia Mahi

October 29, 2010


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Have you ever encountered a ghost? Janie Smith met one on our very campus and here is her story. I had just finished watching Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook, at Ward Theater. It was touching, and I must say that actor Ryan Gosling wasn’t bad-looking either. It was kind of sad when his wife didn’t...

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