The Pinion

Immersion school helps Hawaiian language, culture live on for student

Peiru Lu, reporter

December 10, 2010

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, editor

December 2, 2010

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, reporter

October 29, 2010

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...

Teen auditions for American Idol

Stacia Mahi, reporter

October 29, 2010

A Tiger once a Spartan went and auditioned for the well-known show, American Idol. Junior Jasmine Chun Fat transfered from Maryknoll High School this year. Soon after arriving at McKinley High School, she took a few days off to fly to San Fransico, California, for the Idol audition. Her hanai aunty,...

Students win contest, journey to Japan

Jennis Hatakenaka

September 23, 2010

The Japan Wizards Competition, a competition for high school students, takes place every February. The Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) sponsors the competition, which tests students’ general knowledge of Japan and Japan-related fields. Students form teams of three, and study various topics with...

Immigrant students struggle to adapt

Juzhen Zhang

September 20, 2010

McKinley High School has more than 400 students of Chinese ethnicity. That’s 24 percent of the school population. Many of them immigrated here recently and English is their second language. I am also a Chinese immigrant. I came to Hawaii in 2009. From personal experience and from talking to fellow...