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Triplet deals with multiple surgeries

Triplet deals with multiple surgeries

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

January 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Mari Faufata-Pedrina is a 16-year-old sophomore at McKinley High School. She lives with her mother and is a triplet. She is Catholic and goes to King’s Cathedral. Faufata-Pedrina has gone through a total of eight surgeries since 2002. Her first two surgeries in 2002 were to close her cleft palate....

From Philippines to MHS

From Philippines to MHS

Aidan Sakaio, reporter

January 30, 2017


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Mark Dugay is 35 years old and was raised in the Philippines, which is why he is still adjusting to U.S. education policies. Some of his hobbies include reading, watching television, and playing sports like badminton and table tennis. Dugay received four years of college education in biology. He ha...

Students reflect on opportunity

Students reflect on opportunity

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

December 20, 2016


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Opportunities are left behind and taken every day. Junior Sydney Bruce did not study for an Algebra 2 test and regrets it. She said it’s sad to get a B when she could have done better by being prepared. Bruce said, "You know that’s average.” She said she knows she is a procrastinator who made a ...

Addicted to a smartphone

Addicted to a smartphone

Jaycee Paat, reporter

December 14, 2016


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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


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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


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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...

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