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Foods to fight the heat

Foods to fight the heat

Yunmi Kim, Reporter

May 1, 2015


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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...

The Accident

The Accident

Sammie Yee, reporter

May 1, 2015


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When asked an experience you could never forget, senior Tiare Taum said, "The car crash." "I felt as if my life flashed before my eyes, and 'BOOM,' the car hit the rail," she said. This year, Taum was in an car accident with her friends. They were driving down Tantalus Lookout, going above the...

True style never dies

True style never dies

Anela Chavez and Karrina Johnson

April 27, 2015


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You could spend hours planning out an outfit, making sure it’s perfect, or you could just grab the first thing you see. Fashion is a way for people to express themselves through their style. “Every day my character changes,” sophomore Jade Otis said. To freely express yourself withou...

Readers read recycled stories

Readers read recycled stories

Silvana Bautista, co-editor

April 25, 2015


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Ecclesiastes 1:9 says “What has been will be again, / what has been done will be done again; / there is nothing new under the sun.” This holds true to book plots as well. According to English journalist and author Christopher Booker, in his book The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, there ...

Fiction wins over non-fiction among MHS students

Fiction wins over non-fiction among MHS students

Karrina Johnson and Yunmi Kim

April 17, 2015


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A survey was done of 712 MHS students. Eighty-two percent said they prefer fiction over nonfiction books. As for the types of fiction, mystery earned 311 votes, romance 351 votes, thriller 194 votes, science fiction 196 votes, historical fiction 131 votes, fantasy 362 votes , horror 167 votes,...

To ditch or not to ditch

To ditch or not to ditch

Sammie Yee, reporter

March 17, 2015


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Truancy is a problem. “We should have in school suspension,” teacher Christopher Martin said. Martin also said motivation plays a big part in whether students ditch or not. I have many friends and classmates that ditch certain classes simply because they hate the class and this problem has...

Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves

March 6, 2015


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Anela Chavez, Max Higa, Karrina Johnson...

Student going through two worlds

Student going through two worlds

Yunmi Kim, Reporter

February 25, 2015


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Senior Yasmin Wiggan speaks English and Japanese. She juggles between the two different cultures on a daily basis. Wiggan was born in Nagasaki, Japan at a military hospital and went to Osaka during her preschool years. She then moved to Hawaii with her mother to live with her father, “so that we...

There’s something about Sherry

There’s something about Sherry

Karrina Johnson, Reporter

February 24, 2015


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Born in Vietnam, senior Sherry Lu has been doodling from a young age. Lu moved to California for middle school, and Hawaii for high school. Lu has lots of hobbies, such as singing, dancing, and playing the piano. There was one hobby that she focused on more. Drawing. Lu said there was no specific...

Dress to Impress

Karrina Johnson, reporter

February 21, 2015


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Going to McKinley is a nice change for freshmen because most of the middle schools in the district have some types of uniforms. Students from Washington, Kaimuki and Stevenson Middle Schools said that their uniform was just a basic tee shirt with their school logo. Stevanie Pasion from Cathedral Catholic...

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