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Hall of Honor ceremony 2019

Hall of Honor ceremony 2019

Alexandria Buchanan, editor-in-chief

February 7, 2019


Filed under News

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


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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


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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


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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


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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, assistant editor

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, staff reporter

May 18, 2018


Filed under News

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 ...