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New and improved

New and improved

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor
March 10
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The wait is over, Tigers. McKinley High School’s track, field and tennis courts officially opened in February and the track, football, and tennis teams have already started practicing in the new complex. According to athletic director Bob Morikuni, track has about 80 runners, which is more than pre...

Four alumni inducted in MHS Hall of Honor

Four alumni inducted in MHS Hall of Honor

March 10
Filed under News, Showcase

Franklin Yamamoto 1960 Franklin Yamamoto is from the class of 1960. He was a pediatrician, allergist, immunologist and community educator in asthma. During his high school career, Yamamoto was involved in many extracurriculars like ROTC as captain of the rifle team, Band, Key Club and more. In 19...

Tiger Time committee considering changes

Tiger Time committee considering changes

Christina Choi and Charlie Dennis
March 9
Filed under News, Showcase

Tiger Time is McKinley High School’s study hall period. Its effectiveness has been widely debated by teachers and students, so a Tiger Time committee has been created to reform it. Curriculum coordinator Matthew Johnson is a member of the committee. He said the committee’s goal is to change Tiger Time in...

Investigative reporting with Sacha Pfeiffer

Eileen Wang, reporter
March 8
Filed under News

Pulitzer winning reporter Sacha Pfeiffer spoke to a packed crowd at the University of Hawaii at Manoa last month. Her talk was titled “Investigative Reporting in the Age of Fake News.” Pfeiffer has worked in radio and print media. She is best known for her work on the Spotlight journalism team w...

Tiger athletes volunteer at Great Aloha, Keiki Run

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor
March 7
Filed under News

As most students slept in on Monday during Presidents Day weekend, student athletes from McKinley HS woke up early to volunteer at the Keiki Run on Feb. 18 from 6-9 a.m., and the Great Aloha Run on Feb. 20 from 4-8 a.m. Junior Suzie Park, a member on the girls varsity basketball team was one of the ...

Wrestlers place 3rd at states

Wrestlers place 3rd  at states

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor
March 7
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

On February 17-18th, Juniors Laulii Iosefa and Ezekiel Samuelu represented McKinley at the HHSAA Chevron Wrestling State Championship Tournament at the Blaisdell. Both placed 3rd in their weight divisions. “I’m proud because I worked hard from the start of this season trying to win that state medal ...

What’s happening with anime club?

What’s happening with anime club?

Sonya Smith, reporter
February 13
Filed under News

The Anime Club meets every Friday in W222. Club president junior Jamie Lee said the Anime Club is mainly social. “It’s kind of a get-together with nerds,” Lee said. Including Lee, there are about ten people in the club. During meetings, members usually watch anime cartoons and have discussions...

The Clowns this past Halloween

The Clowns this past Halloween

Eileen Wang, reporter
December 20
Filed under News, Showcase

On the shortlist for this year’s Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year was coulrophobia, which is the extreme and irrational fear of clowns. This Halloween, a group called the Clowns made posts on social media and tried to scare people by standing beside the road with weapons, clown costumes an...

Sugar, delicious but dangerous

Sonya Park Smith, reporter
December 14
Filed under News

Some McKinley High School students are eating foods and drinks that contain a lot sugar. “Sugar itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Our bodies are actually kind of designed to burn sugar and carbohydrates for energy,” Jared Winquist, science teacher, said. Winquist said that the issue is when t...

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