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SAT Tests become top priority for High School Students

SAT Tests become top priority for High School Students

Yunmi Kim, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

For seniors, there are at most three chances during their senior year to take the SAT test, provided that they never took the SAT test during their freshmen, sophomore or junior year. Most college applications are due in late November, early December and January. Which means that seniors must take the...

Wang improved her English as an ELL student

Wang improved her English as an ELL student

Lin Song, print co-editor
January 20, 2015
Filed under Features

As an English Language Learning (ELL) student, she faced lots of challenges because of language problems. “I did not understand most of what the teacher said in the first several months,” Mengling Wang said. Her sister signed up Newswriting class for her and it turned out to be a special learning...

Picking Which Movie to Watch

December 21, 2014
Filed under Features

Recently there has been new movies coming out in December which children and adults watch for entertainment in Hawaii. I hear from many of my friends and teachers at McKinley High School about what  movies they’ve watched or how good or how bad that movie was, etc. Even though I haven’t seen any...

Many students appreciate school lunch

Many students appreciate school lunch

Jane Lavea, Web co-editor
December 5, 2014
Filed under Features

Students do not know how hard it is for cafeteria manager Mitch Arnold to make sure that everyone has a decent meal. Cafeteria managers follow the guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create menus for breakfast and lunch. It is a five-week cycle of menus. “MHS was always at...

Wellers go on a mainland marathon

Wellers go on a mainland marathon

Karrina Johnson, reporter
December 1, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

In May 2010, Margaret Weller traveled across the mainland in only three days. Weller was moving to Hawaii, but her family did not want to fly straight there. They wanted to make it a bit of an adventure. Weller, her brother and their parents left Virginia, driving one car crammed with eleven suitcases. From...

To Read or Not to Read?

Karrina Johnson, reporter
December 1, 2014
Filed under Features

Most students said they would rather not do AR testing. They said that it is a waste of time. However, reading is an important part of school. AR helps us understand books, freshman Sean Nakata said. In the first quarter, three students (two in grade 10, one in grade 12) had 100 or more points. ...

Civil Beat Visit

Mengling Wang
December 1, 2014
Filed under Features, Photo Slideshows, Showcase

The Newswriting class visited the Civil Beat newsroom.

Freshman gets hit by motorcycle in Vietnam

Freshman gets hit by motorcycle in Vietnam

Anela Chavez, Reporter
November 11, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

In the summer before her eighth grade year, freshman Minh Tran was involved in a hit and run. She was outside playing tag with her friends in Vietnam when she was hit by a man on a motorcycle. Her arms received the most damage because they were slammed into the engine. “My skin was literally cooked,”...

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