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Public speaking: Easier than you thought possible

Public speaking: Easier than you thought possible

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

May 9, 2017


Filed under Features

McKinley High School’s speech team is a place to make friends and enhance public speaking and performance skills. Although they originally had a debate aspect to their team, this year they ended up only focusing on speech. “Once you start, you get hooked and then it just snowballs unti...

What it means to be an adult

What it means to be an adult

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

March 15, 2017


Filed under Features

An adult can be defined socially, legally and biologically. Socially means it is based on opinions. Legally, a child is an adult at 18. Biologically, when they reach puberty, they are adults. At the legal age of 18 people can legally consume and buy alcohol, vote legitimately, get tattoos and get married. F...

Food service manager answers questions about school lunch

Food service manager answers questions about school lunch

Dawson Langinbelik and Aidan Sakaio

March 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Q: During the freshmen assembly, one of the administrators said that McKinley serves the best food. What do you think about that? Arnold: I take great pride in what we do for you folks. This is why I, and I’m not really an “I” person, try to provide the best we can for you folks. I mean no oth...

How To Best Guess On Multiple Choice Tests

How To Best Guess On Multiple Choice Tests

Aidan Sakaio, Reporter

March 13, 2017


Filed under Features

Nobody likes tests, but there is a strategy that can help you pass multiple choice quizzes. When you are having trouble with a multiple choice test, there are a number of things that you should consider before filling in the bubble. First, you should consider what you already know. If you know anyth...

Is prom where you should be?

Is prom where you should be?

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

It is prom season.  Junior Prom will be Monday, March 20 and Senior Prom is on Saturday, May 13. Students values and experiences regarding prom vary. Some students like going to the dance with a group of friends. Senior Daniel Ochoa said, “If you don’t have a date, that should not stop you.” Attending pr...

Dedication at its finest

Dedication at its finest

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features

Jean Kurihara graduated from McKinley High School in 1967 and has worked in the main office for nearly half a century. Kurihara died in Aiea on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Many students and staff were sad to hear of her passing but they were able to say goodbye and honor her during a memorial held in the MHS au...

Stress takes control of teen lives

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

February 25, 2017


Filed under Features

Life as a teen can be stressful. According to Sharon Jayson, writer for USA Today, stress causes 40% of teens to feel irritable or angry and 36% to feel nervous or anxious. A third of teens say stress makes them feel overwhelmed, depressed or sad. The Mayo Clinic website said stress can affect behavior...

Takao makes math easier

Takao makes math easier

Sonya Park Smith, reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features

Sherry Takao is a math teacher and what she enjoys most about her job is that she likes teaching math to her students. Takao graduated from the University of Hawaii with an accounting major. If she were not a math teacher then she would be an accountant. Before being a math teacher she used to work ...

Librarian book talk

Librarian book talk

Eileen Wang, reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Linda Mediati is a librarian that works at the Liliha Public Library in Honolulu. Her main job is to help young adult readers understand and choose which books to read. Mediati also does book talks about selected books for teenage readers when she visits middle and high schools. “I have to read al...

Honoring Pearl Harbor’s 75th anniversary

Honoring Pearl Harbor’s 75th anniversary

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features

Hawaii schools in the war years had to teach students skills not needed before. One skill was how to properly store and handle gas masks. They feared the poison gas the Japanese could release. Even babies had to wear a mask, but their masks were like bags that had bunny-like ears on top and a window...

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