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Bleacher Report Journalists advise Pinion staff

Bleacher Report Journalists advise Pinion staff

Hannah Rouillard and Ryan Vanairsdale

December 12, 2018


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Two Bleacher Report journalists made a detour while pursuing a story about varsity quarterback Alexandria Buchanan to have a short press conference with The Pinion staff in room F151. In the press conference, they were interviewed about journalism. We asked them how they realized that Buchanan’s stor...

Bullying interest renews

Bullying interest renews

Hannah Rouillard, reporter

September 24, 2018


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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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

McKinley hosts annual Club Day

McKinley hosts annual Club Day

Kelvin Ku, Assistant Editor

September 16, 2018


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McKinley High School’s annual Club Day was held on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Twenty-six clubs were present to recruit students, and the cafeteria was buzzing with activity. This year the Robotics Club set up a robot to showcase. The club competes in competitions and encouraged students who were genuinely int...

Pinion celebrates 98th year

Pinion celebrates 98th year

Amoreena Godoy, Trent Pham, Hannah Rouillard, and Ryan Vanairsdale

September 7, 2018


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The Pinion started its 98th 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 nine new staffers. Junior Alexandria Buchanan is editor-in-chief. This is her third year on The Pinion staff. She told the new staff not...

Commencement’s Here, But Something’s Missing

Thompson Wong, Reporter

May 18, 2018


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Graduation is drawing near for McKinley High School’s Class of 2018. Unfortunately, something will be missing from this year’s commencement ceremony - the trees. According to the Department of Education, wasp infestations on the banyan trees were discovered in 2006. Since then, attempts were made ...

End Of Year Thoughts

Kanani Orta, Reporter

May 18, 2018


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Students have four years in high school before they move on and branch out into the world. During freshman year, students may feel like they have a lot of time. The seniors however can confirm that time flies, and before you know it, you’ll be crossing The Oval at commencement. Senior Kalani Cheng ...

McKinley Speech Team heading to Nationals

Thompson Wong, reporter

May 18, 2018


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On Apr. 14, the McKinley High School Speech Team competed in the Hawaii State Speech and Debate Tournament at Punahou School. For the first time in six years, the speech team will be competing at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. Nine members of the team competed at the state tournament, and fo...

Welcome, New Student Government Officers

Thompson Wong and Kelvin Ku

May 18, 2018


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On March 9, McKinley High School held annual student government elections during lunch and after school to choose officers for MHS. The officers chosen will be responsible for planning and organizing student events. The student council members each have ambitions and their own reasons to run. “B...

‘Friday Night Lights’ gives students new opportunies

Alexandria Buchanan, Assistant editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under News

From bowling to football, and everything in between, most students have different options to play a team sport and represent McKinley High School against other island schools  However, “most” does not mean all and some students don’t get the same opportunities their peers have due to disadvant...

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