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Plan hopes to teach financial literacy

Plan hopes to teach  financial literacy

Peiru Lu
February 4, 2011
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Have you thought about how to pay for your college education, how to make a down payment on a house or a car? Do you want to live a reasonable life and not struggle financially? Do you want enough money to retire later on in life? The earlier you start preparing, the better. To help students on the...

Round two of HSA testing fast approaching

February 3, 2011
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McKinley exceeded the target participation on the math and reading tests. (The science target has yet to be determined.) However, the school did not meet the target proficiencies. Round Two of testing will begin February 14, giving sophomores another chance to meet the target. Test subject Percent P...

Okami, Sumida to be inducted

Oliver Lam
January 25, 2011
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Alvin Okami is considered by many to be one of the best musicians Hawaii has ever produced and has distinguished himself as an innovator and master craftsman. It is Okami'€™s benevolent nature and resilience during times of difficulty which makes him a role model for other McKinley Tigers. In high...

A Tale to truly Remember

Amanda Muramoto
January 25, 2011
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Martin Fisch via Compfight“ A Tale as Old as Time” created lasting memories for those who attended Winter Ball, held at the Pacific Beach Hotel, December 17, 2010. To get things started, MHS singers performed in pairs, singing carols like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven ...

School hosts visitors from Japan

Ashley Asahina and Jennis Hatakenaka
December 13, 2010
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Bryan Jones via Compfight “Minasan, Otsukaresama deshita.” On November 10, these words welcomed 119 Japanese students from Hikone Sogo. With polite bows and greetings, McKinley’s Japanese 3 class led the students to Hirata Hall, where they were greeted with a cultural performance from the Polynesian Club. The students were then split into ...

Food drive success for all

Cadet Corporal Allen Liang
December 13, 2010
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From November 1 st until December 3 rd McKinley High School’s JROTC €œTiger Battalion€ and the McKinley High School'€™s Student Services Department sponsored a Holiday Food Drive. The McKinley JROTC used the food drive as a service learning opportunity to help teach better citizenship skills....

Students make a difference for those in need

December 10, 2010
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“We are here to gather the school to make a difference in people’s lives and give them hope and happiness,” April Jingco(10) said. She was in charge of the Crane Making event that took place in McKinley’s high school cafeteria. Make A Difference Day is a day for people from all walks of life...

Mitsui shares film-making experience

Jasmine Cho and John Clayton
December 8, 2010
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Chuck Mitsui, director and screenwriter of “One Kine Day,” described his film and the film making process to more than 200 students and staff. Mitsui visited McKinley High School as part of the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Guest Filmmakers in the Schools’ Program sponsored by Ke Ola Hou. Shot...

New technology adds options for book-lovers

Peiru Lu
December 2, 2010
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Have you tried an eBook? It is one of the hot technological trends these days. “eBook” is short for electronic book. There are many advantages for using an eBook. It is great for people who like to read while they travel. To travel without carrying lots of paper books, all you need is just one...

MHS is dancing to a new beat!

Stacia Mahi
December 2, 2010
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An activity that started this year and has gotten more than a 100 students’ attention is the new dance club. Club Adviser Edward Sariol came from Kona and taught choreography at Kealakehe High before moving to Oahu. Sariol dances hip-hop but has dabbled in break dancing, jazz, and ballet. He works...

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