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Loomis teaches students to love history

Kelvin Ku, assistant editor

May 18, 2018

Jonathan Loomis is a Spanish and history teacher at McKinley High School. He is well liked among students for having fun lessons and an amiable personality. “Mr. Loomis is very interactive with the class and makes class fun enough where you can learn,” senior You Jin Kim said. “He actually ch...

MHS welcomes back Waterman

Anelalani Chavez, editor-in-chief

April 27, 2018

English teacher Jude Waterman recently returned to McKinley High School after a semester. He returned to his hometown in California because his mother is battling cancer and he felt it was important for him to be there for her. He said he loves her very much, and she made him the person he is today. Since his...

Santos lends helping hand

Tue Le and Egan Medeiros

April 27, 2018

Dusty Santos is a teacher at McKinley High School that helps special education students and students that have a hard time hearing. “The best part of my job is teaching students,” Santos said. “I like to see that I change lives but it doesn’t happen right away. It’s a long process but...

Cyber Patriots teach students to be tech savvy

Kelvin Ku, assistant editor

April 27, 2018

Cyber Patriots is a global group that work on programming. McKinley offers it as an after school program for students. There are seven members in Cyber Patriots and they are divided into two teams. One with all of the members who are also in JROTC and members who aren’t. “In Cyber Patriots we...

How to spend time wisely and effectively

Kelvin Ku, assistant editor

December 14, 2017

Managing time may be difficult for some, but students at McKinley High School have come up with strategies to stay productive. “It is hard to manage my time as a student when I have school work and other responsibilities like JROTC,” sophomore Christian Truong said. Managing time may be hard...

Japanese-American veterans’ story told through new film

Thompson Wong, design editor

December 8, 2017

Sixteen years of hard work from a local writer led to the birth of the “Go For Broke: An Origin Story” film, telling the story of the valiant Japanese-American veterans from World War II. The film explores the origins of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Infantry Battalion, and how...

Breaking down the walls

Thompson Wong, Eva Chen, Joan Martinez, adviser Rendall Choy, Jessica Uyesaka, Nicole Goya and Scott Nguyen (left to right) are the faces behind Humans of McKinley.

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

October 15, 2017

Humans of McKinley is a new organization that completely consists of juniors. Joan Martinez serves as the president of the group, Jessica Uyesaka as vice-president, Thompson Wong and Scott Nguyen as publicists, Eva Chen as treasurer, Nicole Goya as secretary and Rendall Choy as the adviser. Martinez formed the ...

Freshmen transition to high school lifestyle

Kanani Orta, staff reporter

October 12, 2017

The transition from a middle schooler to a high schooler can be difficult. They have many events to look forward to, and specific goals to achieve in high school. Each year a lot is expected of the freshmen. Teachers try their best to help prepare their students for college and the future. This year, ther...

Joining clubs at MHS

Joining clubs at MHS

Kelvin Ku, assistant editor

October 2, 2017

Clubs at McKinley High School are groups that are led by students and an adviser, that participate in various activities, hobbies and interests. There is a Club Day held every year in August, and it gives students the chance to join clubs that interest them. MHS offers over 30 clubs, and even more are...

Profile: Syhmon Lazo

Art by Syhmon Lazo.

Jaycee Paat, reporter

May 17, 2017

Syhmon Lazo is a ninth grade student with a talent for art. Most of his art is based on anime, such as characters or fan-art. During his free time he likes to draw a character called Rem. He says the design of the character is interesting. His drawings impress people due to the looks and design. Sin...