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Addicted to a smartphone

Addicted to a smartphone

Jaycee Paat, reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Features

Brain studies show people have a chemical inside their brain giving that urge to look on the phone every time a notification keeps going off. Those chemicals are Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin. “Smartphones are taking over people’s lives,” freshman Shinwin Chen said. Freshman Syhmon Lazo said he ...

Is procrastination beneficial?

Is procrastination beneficial?

Aidan Sakaio, reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

According to a few students at McKinley High School and as well as articles on the internet, people tend to procrastinate simply because they cannot help it. Whether or not someone is a procrastinator is not a matter of choice, but rather a habit. Freshman Brycen Lagunero said, “Most students procrast...

The borrowers

Alexandria Buchanan, reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

The borrowers. You all know who they are. Those kids that always need to “borrow” a pencil, money, pens, etc. I’m sure you’ve all been there, and being the kindhearted ladies and gentlemen you are, you let them borrow whatever they need with no questions asked. Usually, you won’t be getting those things back. For ...

Freshmen adjust to new end time

Freshmen adjust to new end time

Jaycee Paat, reporter
September 27, 2016
Filed under Features

At McKinley High School, students end at 2:10 on even days, and on odd days at 3:00. Incoming freshmen had various comments about the new schedule. In middle school, most days for them would end around 2:00. “It needs to be shorter,” freshman Alex Linmark said. The time difference is due to T.I....

MHS supports Ephraim and the Lanki family

MHS supports Ephraim and the Lanki family

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief
September 27, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

MHS has raised about $1,500 to support Ephraim Lanki. The school has a donations box in the Student Activities Center and shirts in the athletics office for $20. The shirts feature the phrase “Fight like a Tiger” on the back with Ephraim’s initials in the top left along with “M Strong” on ...

The stress of homework can be overwhelming

The stress of homework can  be overwhelming

Alexandria Buchanan, reporter
September 15, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

The phrase, “Okay, class, homework tonight will be…” is a phrase heard in almost every class daily. The Hawaii Board of Education’s homework policy 2270 states, “The Board of Education supports and encourages homework that strengthens and reinforces learning. Homework is an integral part of...

What makes students choose a club to join

What makes students  choose a club to join

Eileen Wang, reporter
September 7, 2016
Filed under Features

McKinley High School has 25 clubs that students can join. Students have their own reasons for joining a club. It could be because it relates to their hobbies or that they have friends who are joining the same club. “Fun and meaningful” was one reason students gave for joining a club. They said t...

The face behind the username

The face behind the username

Katie Jones, reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Features

Throughout the 2015-16 school year, one student has consistently viewed and provided feedback for with The Pinion the most. Jamie Dela Cruz is a sophomore at McKinley High School. He began viewing The Pinion website near the beginning of the year and is a main commenter on The Pinion’s social media ...

Video games + Education = Benefit?

Video games + Education = Benefit?

James Deguinon, reporter
April 28, 2016
Filed under Features

Wake up tired, go to school, go home after school to play video games, and sleep.  Those who plays video games daily in this generation, games like Super Mario Bros, GTA, Call of Duty, Pokemon, or Super Smash Bros are no strangers to these gamers.  When playing a video games, chances are satisfactio...

My experience in two years

My experience in two years

Hoang Nguyen, reporter
April 15, 2016
Filed under Features

My name is Nguyen Van Hoang and I am a freshman at McKinley High School. I come from Vietnam and I have been here for two years. But the question is how and why I got here? I’m here not because I want to come here. I’m fine with my life at Vietnam and with my friends there. My father got a job here...

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