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Welcome Back Assembly 2019

Welcome Back Assembly 2019

An Vo and Kelly Cheng

August 30, 2019

The students and staff participated in the Welcome Back Assembly on Aug. 9 with speeches, games, and songs. The main purpose of this event was to introduce freshmen to the McKinley traditions followed at assemblies and welcome everyone back to the campus and made sure that everyone has an exciting s...

The Pinion celebrates its 99th year

The Pinion celebrates its 99th year

Pinion staff

August 27, 2019

     The Pinion started its 99th year as a part of McKinley High School’s pride and tradition. The staff includes two returning students, who will serve as the editorial board, and fifteen new staffers. Senior Alexandria Buchanan is editor-in-chief. This is her fourth year on The Pinion staff. She f...

Students place at 2019 Physics Olympics

Students place at 2019 Physics Olympics

Alexandria Buchanan, editor-in-chief

May 17, 2019

For many, a Saturday morning is a time to sleep in and recover from work or school. Some McKinley High School students skipped the rest and went to Kapiolani Community College bright and early on February 2 to participate in the 30th Annual Hawaii Physics Olympics and Regional Bridge Building Contest....

New bell schedule to be implemented next year

New bell schedule to be implemented next year

Ryan Vanairsdale and Hannah Roulliard

May 10, 2019

Students will be seeing a new bell schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. While the current schedule alternates between even and odd periods regardless of what day of the week it is, the new schedule will have even classes on Monday and Wednesday, and odd classes on Tuesday and Thursday. Friday will be th...

Hall of Honor ceremony 2019

Hall of Honor ceremony 2019

Alexandria Buchanan, editor-in-chief

February 7, 2019

McKinley High School welcomed three new Hall of Honor inductees at the 2019 Hall of Honor ceremony on Feb. 25. Two of these inductees, brothers Lammy and Dennis Ching, made MHS history as the first brothers initiated in the same year. Along with the Ching’s, Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland joined the fa...

McKinley Tiger triumphs in film festival

McKinley Tiger triumphs in film festival

Hannah Rouillard and Alexandria Buchanan

January 11, 2019

The 38th annual Hawaii International Film Festival took place from November 8-18. Many different creators entered for a chance to win and this year, junior Magnolia Basoc won the Daniel K. Inouye Student Film Initiative. Contestants had to make a 3 minute video about a theme from the late Senator’s s...

Declining Interest in Voting?

Declining Interest in Voting?

Kelvin Ku, assistant editor

January 11, 2019

A lot of media outlets have focused on the declining voter numbers of millennials but not everyone seems worried that Generation Z may face the same problem. “I think as you get older you’ll care more, you’ll have more to lose, you’ll have jobs, and you’ll have families, and you’ll realize ...

Bleacher Report Journalists advise Pinion staff

Bleacher Report Journalists advise Pinion staff

Hannah Rouillard and Ryan Vanairsdale

December 12, 2018

Two Bleacher Report journalists visited the islands to pursue a story about McKinley High School's varsity quarterback Alexandria Buchanan. During their visit, they made a quick detour to have a short press conference with The Pinion staff. We asked them how they realized that Buchanan’s story was new...

Bullying interest renews

Bullying interest renews

Hannah Rouillard, head reporter

September 24, 2018

After the Hawaii Department of Education recently settled a $10,000 lawsuit for bullying, the question arises of where bullying is happening and if our school is safe from it. Natasha Taketa, a music teacher at McKinley High School, said bullying is not a very open topic, although it is still here. ...

Hurricane season is upon us

Hurricane season is upon us

Alexandria Buchanan, editor-in-chief

September 17, 2018

The Hawaiian islands have had two close calls with Hurricane Lane and Tropical Storm Olivia. Both luckily did not hit directly. However, both caused damage with flooding and a wildfire. As Hurricane Lane, a Category 5 storm, threatened the islands, Hawaii’s Department of Education postponed all Oahu sch...