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Close-up trip opens students’ eyes

Peiru Lu

May 11, 2011


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While other students were cruising the malls or hanging out at the beaches during spring break, 15 McKinley High School students expanded their minds on a trip to our nation’s capital. David Blanchard, social studies teacher for Academy of Finance/Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, said the main...

Students test their creations at the Engineering Expo

Amanda Muramoto

April 27, 2011


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Students were able to become temporary engineers in the four-day long Mechanical Engineering Association's engineering expo. They represented a variety of classes, from industrial technology to chemistry. There were four categories, the Mouse Trap Racer Competition, the Egg Drop Challenge, the Rube Goldberg...

Tigers represent at state science fair

Oliver Lam

April 8, 2011


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McKinley High School students had the opportunity to play the role of “scientists” during this year’s school-wide and state science fairs. Twenty-one students were selected from MHS to compete at the state science fair held on March 29. “I’ m really nervous, but I hope I do well and am able...

Student wins photo award

Peiru Lu

April 8, 2011


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Art competitions require talent and creativity. S enior Amber Nunn Khan was one of ten winners from different high schools in Hawaii in the 2011 Art Scholastic Competition. There were 16 different art categories in this competition, and Nunn Khan won the photography category. Her award-winning...

Class project promotes recycling

Stacia Mahi

April 8, 2011


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Imagine you have a chance to fix a problem at your high school. What would you fix? Three McKinley High School seniors decided to distribute recycling bins throughout campus to increase recycling awareness. The project first started when Alan Sekiguchi told his class to find a problem at MHS and fix...

Local surfer inspires new movie

Amanda Muramoto

April 5, 2011


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If you got attacked by a shark, would you go back in the water? That’s exactly what professional surfer, Bethany Hamilton, a local Kauai girl, did. Her strong faith in God and passion to surf is now the basis of a new movie, “Soul Surfer” which opens nationwide April 8. “Soul Surfer” is...

Stender-Jenkins receives award

Stacia Mahi

March 1, 2011


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Barbara Leimomi Stender-Jenkins was one of two people to receive the 2011 Tiger Pride Award. She has started and participated in school activities such as career day seminars, the Hawaii International Film Festival's Guest Filmmaker Program, a Ten Feet concert in 2009, and a field trip to the Polynesian...

Senior class goes online

Stacia Mahi

March 1, 2011


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With the school year nearing an end, busy seniors might not have the time to keep track of upcoming activities. The Senior Class Council has found a solution to that by creating a Facebook page. Facebook is a popular social network that many MHS students have an account with. The Senior Class Council...

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...

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