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All out or stress out?

All out or stress out?

James Deguinon, reporter
April 14, 2016
Filed under Features

Working, getting headaches, looking back and forth at the paper for knowledge after knowledge, pressing hard at the paper with a pencil and turning in the work to the teacher all for just one thing. For what? Grades. In a 2005 article, the pressure for good grades leads to high stress.  In the art...

Books and Newspapers poll

Books and Newspapers poll

April 11, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

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McKinley celebrates pride and tradition

McKinley celebrates pride and tradition

Katie Jones and Kanoe Costorio-Meyer and reporters
March 15, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Although not always in the same place and not by the same name, President McKinley High School has been around for a while. 2016 is the year in which MHS honors its 150th anniversary. The year has been full of small celebrations like Pride and Tradition Day, in which the student body dedicated itsel...

Following your passion in life

Kanoelehua Costorio-Meyer, reporter
February 25, 2016
Filed under Features

Start planning a career path in middle school. In high school, you can start taking the classes you need to take to make that career happen. High school is the place where you start your career because that's where everyone will find what they want to do in life.Choosing your career could help make a d...

Social media displays misleading exterior

Social media displays misleading exterior

Sarah Kim, editor-in-chief
February 25, 2016
Filed under Features

How is it possible that many Instagram accounts have a lot of followers with few likes or vice versa. Are people using social media for the wrong reasons? An Australian teenager named Essena O’Neill with more than a half a million followers posted a video on YouTube. In her video, she said she had de...

Buried in thoughts of depression and suicide

section editor, Karl Selga
February 23, 2016
Filed under Features

Scars, tears, pain, regret and in some cases, death. These are just some of the things a person can inflict on themselves while going through depression. Depression. It’s a topic that isn’t discussed easily. Try talking about it at the dinner table and you will know why. It makes people feel...

Vietnamese boy embraces culture

Henry Trinh, guest writer
February 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Are you Filipino? What are you? Plenty of people around ask me these questions frequently around school and even people I meet outside of McKinley High School. I tell them that I’m mixed with Vietnamese and French, although I don’t want people to classify me only by my race. I want people to know that I...

What it’s like to be 15

What it’s like to be 15

Kanoe Costorio Meyer, reporter
November 24, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Girls around the world have their own opinion about what is difficult about being 15. They could have many reasons why it is difficult. National Public Radio wrote articles about being 15. They have many more answers there if you want to learn more. ...

Ala Moana Center expands

Ala Moana Center expands

Sarah Kim, editor
November 23, 2015
Filed under Features, News

The Ala Moana Center opened its Ewa Wing on Nov. 15 after almost two years since the General Growth Properties began this project. The 650,000 square feet expansion includes over 30 new stores. One is Hawaii’s first-ever Bloomingdale’s. Some stores are Zara, a second Forever 21, Brandy Melville and Foodl...

No face lady

Jamie Dela Cruz, guest writer and Karl Selga , editor
October 29, 2015
Filed under Features

Nobody seems to believe me. Like I'm the kid from the boy who cried wolf. Whatever I say to them, they think I’m making this up. "I’m telling you guys, I saw it! I really did!!’’ I say. My friends keep walking as if they didn’t hear me. ‘’Look Jace, we believe you and all but ...

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