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Ala Moana Center expands

Ala Moana Center expands

Sarah Kim, editor
November 23
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
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 ...

Band Nerd

Band Nerd

Daniel Le, guest writer
September 15
Filed under Features, Showcase

What defines you as a person and makes you stand out from the crowd? For me it’s my favorite hobby, pastime, and class in school, band! I love music, and what a better way to feed my craving then by joining the school band! In the Mckinley band with over 100 people, I am only one of two people that...

Principal Viewpoint

Principal Viewpoint

Karl Selga, editor
September 9
Filed under Features

The Pinion interviewed Principal Ron Okamura on August 25. Many questions were given to the man who controls everything on this campus; questions such as “How long have you worked here,What are some of your favorite moments at this school ‘?’ and ‘Have you ever stepped on the oval?’” The ...

McKinley principal’s career choice

McKinley principal’s career choice

Katie Jones, reporter
September 4
Filed under Features, Showcase

The career Principal Ron Okamura wanted to pursue repeatedly changed in his earlier years. Despite being short, he played football in school. In fact his big dream at that age was to become the first Japanese NFL football player, but that was not meant to be. During his junior year at college he s...

Principal Ron Okamura’s career journey

Principal Ron Okamura’s career journey

Sarah Kim, editor
September 4
Filed under Features, Showcase

Most people, especially students, face the challenge of discovering a career. Among those people was Principal Ron Okamura. In fact, becoming a principal for Okamura was not one of his options at one point. Since third grade, Okamura had the biggest desire to become the first Japanese NFL player...

Pros and cons of mainstreaming ELL students

Pros and cons of mainstreaming ELL students

Sammie Yee, Reporter
May 24
Filed under Features, Showcase

Foreign students who come to America often have difficulty adapting. The language barrier is the most difficult to overcome MHS is an inclusion school, so English language learners  are “not kept in separate classes,” ELL coordinator Seamus Puette said. He said, "I’d rather see it as an...

Sun and Fun

Sun and Fun

Max Higa, reporter
May 23
Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s the time of year that students look forward to. Grades are in, exams are finished and school is over. Good times lay ahead, hanging at the beach and playing video games. Sleeping in late or sleeping over with friends. Hours on your phone and watching television. The times we can’t ever get enough...

What makes a perfect prom?

What makes a perfect prom?

Lin Song, Co-editor
May 8
Filed under Features, Showcase

Finding dates, buying prom dresses and signing up for tables, everyone gets excited as the day for prom approaches, hoping to create a great high school memory. So what makes a perfect prom? Senior Angel Au’s answer is to have “good companion and a fancy setting.” Senior Baby Tuag...

Foods to fight the heat

Foods to fight the heat

Yunmi Kim, Reporter
May 1
Filed under Features, Showcase

Some schools in Hawaii have air conditioning, but many do not. McKinley High School is one with many hot classrooms. Besides having the air conditioners to cool off, certain foods are recommended as well. Chorus teacher Natasha Taketa said that fruits are very refreshing to eat even if it is not...

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