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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...

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...

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