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Manga Club connects students

Manga Club connects students

Kelly Cheng, reporter

March 27, 2020

The Manga Club is in its second year at McKinley High School. It is a place where students can connect with others who love manga/anime. Manga is Japanese comics and read from right to left. They’re generally printed in black and white, but some pages include color. Just like regular comic books,...

Okuda inducted into Hall of Honor

Okuda inducted into Hall of Honor

An Vo and Alexandria Buchanan

March 17, 2020

Until this year, Leilani Okuda was highlighted for umpiring at the Olympics. She can now add onto her titles as a member of the Hall of Honor, one of McKinley High School's traditions. She was nominated because of her contributions to the school and the community. Students and staff gathered at M...

Officer Kalama recognized for sacrifice

Officer Kalama recognized for sacrifice

An Vo, head reporter

March 12, 2020

Students and staff gathered at McKinley High School’s gym on Jan. 31 to pay tribute to Officer Kaulike Kalama. Hawaii lost two of its finest police officers in a shooting during a call on Jan. 19, one of which was a fellow McKinley graduate from the class of 2003. Senior Regina Nguyen, st...

McKinley band and orchestra performs Pops Concert

McKinley band and orchestra performs Pops Concert

An Vo, head reporter

March 4, 2020

The McKinley band and orchestra performed their Pops Concert on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the M.M. Scott Auditorium to familiarize people with popular songs. “We try to play music that relates more to pop culture; music that people are familiar with,” sophomore flutist Rona Lei Duldulao said. Duldulao sai...

‘Folks You Meet in Longs’ relates local students

‘Folks You Meet in Longs’ relates local students

An Vo, head reporter

February 23, 2020

The drama class performed “Folks You Meet in Longs” during period 4 on Dec. 18 at M.M. Scott Auditorium. They performed in front of many classes. Lights were turned off at the beginning of the play. The actors had props to help them get in character and headed on stage, performing one act at ...

Environmental Club participates in Carbon Neutrality Challenge

Environmental Club participates in Carbon Neutrality Challenge

Leila Hirayama, guest writer

January 15, 2020

  On Dec. 7, the McKinley Environmental Club participated in The Carbon Neutrality Challenge. The purpose of this challenge is to help make Hawaii the first carbon neutral state in the nation. The goal of this event was to plant 10,000 native trees. This can not be done without hard work. “The...

McKinley band and orchestra celebrates holiday with Winter Concert

McKinley band and orchestra celebrates holiday with Winter Concert

An Vo, head reporter

January 12, 2020

McKinley's music programs performed a holiday concert on December 14 with festive songs.

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...