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Tigers kick off another year with spirit

Tigers kick off another year with spirit

Pinion Staff, reporters

August 22, 2017


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McKinley High School held its annual Welcome Back Assembly on Aug. 11. Principal Ron Okamura opened the assembly as usual with a speech for the entire student body and another for the senior class. Then, the band and Color Guard members Michael Bice, Desselyn Pagdilao, Tiffany Huynh and Keysha Liwag led...

Class of 2017 plans ahead

Class of 2017 plans ahead

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

May 8, 2017


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The McKinley High School Class of 2017 is approaching graduation day. The commencement ceremony will be held at 5:00 p.m. on May 21st. A minimum 24 credits must be met by 8:05 a.m. on May 12, 2017 in order to participate. “I know wherever I go, I must try to think positive and love who surrou...

20/20 Time in, Tiger Time out

20/20 Time in, Tiger Time out

Jaycee Paat, reporter

May 7, 2017


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Starting next school year, McKinley High School’s Tiger Time and DEAR will be replaced by a program called 20/20. It will consist of 20 minutes of reading and 20 minutes of doing homework. Committee member Matthew Johnson said the change started with the Tiger Time committee and was then v...

Student officers newly elected

Student officers newly elected

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

May 6, 2017


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The school year is coming to an end, and as we move on we can remember all of the memories we made this year. From the welcome back assembly and homecoming, to more recent events like prom, the fun times we had this year will be remembered for a very long time. To ensure we can continue e...

Scholastic book fair held at MHS

Scholastic book fair held at MHS

Aidan Sakaio, reporter

May 6, 2017


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The Book Club hosted a scholastic book fair in the library during April. There were many books and items to choose from. They were able to sell over $300 worth of merchandise. Sophomore Andrew Kalani-Velles went to the book fair and purchased two items, a Shonen Jump magazine, and ‘Last D...

‘13 Reasons Why’ brings attention to teen angst

‘13 Reasons Why’ brings attention to teen angst

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

May 5, 2017


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“13 Reasons Why” is a popular but controversial Netflix series about a teenage girl named Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) who died by suicide after making a series of tapes detailing how she felt her classmates had mistreated her. Variety magazine reported that “13 Reasons Why” i...

Photography Club takes trip to Europe

Photography Club takes trip to Europe

Sonya Park Smith, reporter

May 5, 2017


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  The Photography Club visited Europe over spring break. They went to Paris, France, and Barcelona, Spain. Including the students and chaperones, eleven people went on the trip. First they went to Paris then took a train to Barcelona. In Paris, they saw the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Arc d...

New and improved

New and improved

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

March 10, 2017


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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, 2017


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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, 2017


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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...

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