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After over an hour of verbal testimonies via Zoom between both supporters and opponents, Representative Jeanne Kapela, vice chair of the committee, said, “With a very heavy and sad heart, we have to defer this measure today.”

Resolution to Rename McKinley High School Deferred

Students, teachers, and alumni support and oppose the resolution
Shane Kaneshiro, reporter April 8, 2021

A resolution to urge the Board of Education and the Superintendent to rename McKinley High School to Honolulu High School and to remove the statue of President William McKinley was deferred by the State...

Traditional Lighting of the M burns brightly in the night after all the entertainment and events.

Homecoming Delayed But Saved

Althea Cunningham, reporter February 19, 2021

McKinley High School’s Homecoming event, usually held in October, was pushed to Feb. 26. because of the pandemic. The planning committee had to get really creative. The theme was Hollywood. To keep students...

Key Club meets during the pandemic.

Key Club perseveres through pandemic

Shane Kaneshiro, reporter January 30, 2021

Clubs at McKinley High School have been challenged during this pandemic. April Nakamura, student activities coordinator, said about half the clubs were lost this year. Last year, there were 26 clubs. However,...

McKinley community upset with Capitol riot

McKinley community upset with Capitol riot

Jerome Linear, reporter January 30, 2021

On Jan. 6, rioters stormed the United States Capitol over Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 presidential election. After running past multiple police, the rioters destroyed, stole, and vandalized many...

Pictured here is a timeline of bell schedule changes that were made this school year.

Third quarter schedule creates more office hour time

Teachers, students generally view change as positive
Justin Nguyen, reporter January 22, 2021

When students at McKinley High School came back to school after winter break for the third quarter, they were greeted by another new bell schedule. The bell schedule, proposed and agreed upon by a reopening...

Freshmen Prophet Aunu (left) and Erica Buquing  participate in a physical science class taught by Jared Winquist.

McKinley starts hybrid learning

Shane Kaneshiro, reporter December 5, 2020

McKinley High School’s students and teachers have been transitioning into a hybrid schedule since early in the second quarter. About half of the students opted to be 100% distance learning, while...

Kevin Knodell covers military issues for Civil Beat.  He said he enjoys traveling around the world, meeting new people, taking new opportunities, and getting multiple perspectives.

“You can see how things can be very different than other parts of the world but you can also see how a lot of things aren't so different,” Knodell said

Kevin Knodell contributes to Journalism Day

Althea Cunningham, reporter November 6, 2020

Kevin Knodell is a reporter for the Civil Beat, and he spoke to scholastic journalists during the Hawaii Scholastic Journalism Day, Saturday, October 17. All the sessions were held virtually on Google...

Senior Ocean Mao is trying to figure out how to do his job in JROTC while distance learning.

School year starts virtually

Althea Cunningham, reporter September 21, 2020

McKinley High School started the school year virtually and one week late due to the coronavirus. Teachers, students, and administrators have been affected by the distance learning schedule. As the coronavirus...

Seniors maintained social distancing as they waited outside the auditorium.

McKinley celebrates commencement during pandemic

Ryan Vanairsdale, editor May 25, 2020

On May 24, McKinley High School had a modified graduation ceremony to give seniors a graduation experience while obeying coronavirus safety guidelines. There was a virtual ceremony from 9:30 to 10:00...

McKinley High School’s 300-plus seniors knew their final year would be one for the history books.

Senior year altered by COVID-19

An Vo and Kelly Cheng April 30, 2020

On March 15, the Hawaii Department of Education decided to close schools for a brief time in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Eventually, physical classes and all in-person activities were canceled...

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