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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 didn’t hit directly. However, both caused damage with flooding and a wildfire. As Hurricane Lane, a category 5 storm compared to Hurricane Inika, threatened the islands, Hawaii’s Department of E...

Pinion celebrates 98th year

Pinion celebrates 98th year

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

September 7, 2018


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


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 ...

McKinley Speech Team heading to Nationals

Thompson Wong, reporter

May 18, 2018


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

McKinley Dance Club holds ‘Last Chance To Dance’

Marietta Teramoto, Reporter

May 18, 2018


Filed under News

McKinley’s Dance Club presented Finesse: Last Chance To Dance on the evening of Apr. 27 in the cafeteria with DJ entertainment, a photo booth, paper-pit, glow-sticks, food and fun. This year’s theme is based off of Bruno Mars’ hit song “Finesse” featuring Cardi B. It is a funk, new jack swin...

Students Have Had #Enough

Sarah AbuRabi and Lesoni Kanongataa

May 18, 2018


Filed under News

"I participated in the #WalkOut because to me, it was really important to show our community that we aren’t happy with what is going on in this world. I placed myself in their shoes because you never know what will happen in the future. If this incident happened in or at our school and I was one of ...

Tigers Represent In The FIRST Robotics World Championship

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under News

In late March, the McKinley High School robotics team, Team 368 Kika Mana, competed in the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition at Stan Sheriff Arena. The team made it as finalists and won the Rockwell Innovation in Control Award which qualified them to the FIRST Robotics World Championships in Houston, T...

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