The Pinion

Tiger Interact Club beautifies campus

Tiger Interact Club beautifies campus

An Vo, head reporter

February 2, 2020

The Tiger Interact Club cleaned up litter on McKinley High School’s campus after school on Jan. 13. “After picking up the trash; the campus was cleaner. It’s always the little things that we want the students to see,” senior Leemo Taula said. When Ron Okamura became the principal of McKinley...

Environmental Club participates in Carbon Neutrality Challenge

Environmental Club participates in Carbon Neutrality Challenge

Leila Hirayama, guest writer

January 15, 2020

On Saturday, December 7th, the McKinley Environmental Club participated in The Carbon Neutrality Challenge. The Carbon Neutrality Challenge is led by Dr. Camilio Mora, an associate professor in the Geography and Environment department at the UH Manoa College of Social Sciences. The purpose of this c...

McKinley band and orchestra performs Winter Concert

McKinley band and orchestra performs Winter Concert

An Vo, head reporter

January 12, 2020

The McKinley band and orchestra performed Christmas music in M.M. Scott Auditorium on Dec. 14 to celebrate the holiday season. The band and orchestra rehearsed for many months to present this concert. Jennifer Nakamoto is a math teacher, department chair of the math department, and is the ba...

Make-A-Wish foundation hosts 7th annual Jingle Rock Run

Make-A-Wish foundation hosts 7th annual Jingle Rock Run

An Vo, head reporter

January 10, 2020

Jingle Rock Run celebrated its 7th annual run which is also a local charity with a family-friendly festive holiday walk in Downtown Honolulu on Dec. 15. Walkers, joggers, runners, strollers, and pets participated in the event to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, a nonprofit corporation, ...

Honolulu City Lights Parade 2019

Honolulu City Lights Parade 2019

An Vo, head reporter

January 9, 2020

McKinley’s marching band performed the Honolulu City Lights Parade on Dec. 7 at 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. which started from Aala Park (King St.) and ended at Honolulu Hale. This was the last parade for the school year. Jennifer Nakamoto is a math teacher, department chair of the math department, and is the...

Band Boosters Association presents annual Craft Fair

Band Boosters Association presents annual Craft Fair

An Vo, head reporter

December 23, 2019

The McKinley Band Boosters Association held their annual Christmas Craft and Gift Fair. It is a way to support the school’s band and orchestra program. The craft fair was held in and around the cafeteria on campus at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the Sunday of Dec. 15. Freshman Eric Antonio visited the Cr...

Nip retires after 47 years of teaching

Nip retires after 47 years of teaching

Ryan Vanairsdale, editor

December 18, 2019

If you walk into Chinese teacher Alvin Nip’s room, the first thing you may notice are all the fans he has. These aren’t new fans; they were broken. One thing Nip is known for is how he fixes these fans and gets them back in working order for teachers. “I like to tinker with things… When I w...

Hawaii Kai Lions Christmas Parade 2019

Hawaii Kai Lions Christmas Parade 2019

An Vo, head reporter

December 13, 2019

The McKinley Band played in the Hawaii Kai Holiday Parade which started at 9:00 a.m. and ended at  1:00 p.m. on Nov. 30. The route began at Kamiloiki Park and ended at Koko Marina Shopping Center. It is a parade that is annually coordinated by the Lions Club of Honolulu. According to http://www.hon...

Waikiki Holiday Parade 2019

Waikiki Holiday Parade 2019

An Vo, head reporter

December 13, 2019

Light glistens in the night sky as bands play music to the audience near the shopping district at Waikiki Beach. McKinley High School’s marching band performed in the Waikiki Holiday Parade with other organizations/schools from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 to spread holiday cheer. Marching band members ga...

Game club replaces eSports club

Game club replaces eSports club

Thai Bui, head reporter

December 1, 2019

The Game Club, which has replaced the eSports Club, holds meetings on Friday. They play any type of games, whether it’s board games, video games, or other games. The club communicates through the Discord app . They also do movie nights, watch eSports games live, and hang out.  Jason Yadao, a math teacher, ad...