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The Clowns this past Halloween

The Clowns this past Halloween

Eileen Wang, reporter

December 20, 2016


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On the shortlist for this year’s Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year was coulrophobia, which is the extreme and irrational fear of clowns. This Halloween, a group called the Clowns made posts on social media and tried to scare people by standing beside the road with weapons, clown costumes an...

Sugar, delicious but dangerous

Sonya Park Smith, reporter

December 14, 2016


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Some McKinley High School students are eating foods and drinks that contain a lot sugar. “Sugar itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Our bodies are actually kind of designed to burn sugar and carbohydrates for energy,” Jared Winquist, science teacher, said. Winquist said that the issue is when t...

MHS supports Ephraim and the Lanki family

MHS supports Ephraim and the Lanki family

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2016


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MHS has raised about $1,500 to support Ephraim Lanki. The school has a donations box in the Student Activities Center and shirts in the athletics office for $20. The shirts feature the phrase “Fight like a Tiger” on the back with Ephraim’s initials in the top left along with “M Strong” on ...

IUCN Congress assembles in Hawaii

IUCN Congress  assembles in Hawaii

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2016


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The International Union for the Conservation of Nature held a congress for world conservation. It was held, for the very first time, in the United States on the island of Oahu. It lasted 10 days, from September 1 to 10. Thousands upon thousands of experts, politicians and people attended. This year’s...

Tigers never miss a beat!

Tigers never miss a beat!

Sharon Marquez, Tiger Battalion S-5 Public Affairs Officer

September 19, 2016


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Ready… Set… Go! The Tiger Battalion staff didn’t miss a beat starting this school year...a heartbeat that is. August 13 was the American Heart Association's 18th Annual Heart Walk. The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases an...

Welcoming the Tigers back

Welcoming the Tigers back

Aidan Sakaio, Dawson Langinbelik and Kirt Choi, Reporter

August 30, 2016


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On August 5, the Student Government Association held an assembly  to welcome the staff and students back to a new school year. Before the assembly started, the band was playing, cheerleaders were cheering and the crowd was screaming. The SGA held an activity where students from each class level would have to pick a card, do the ...

Tigers usher in a new school year

Tigers usher in a new school year

Alexandria Buchanan, reporter

August 22, 2016


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On August 5, the students and staff of McKinley High School attended their annual Welcome Back Assembly to kick off the new school year. It was the first for freshmen who only started school earlier that week, but for seniors, this was their fourth, and last, time sitting on the bleachers to celebrate the activities, events and ...

Saying the last goodbyes to the Class of 2016

Saying the last goodbyes to the Class of 2016

Sarah Kim, editor-in-chief

June 3, 2016


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Bittersweet memories. Proud families. Exhilarated feelings. New beginnings. On May 22, the McKinley class of 2016 said their last goodbyes to MHS. Before the commencement ceremony, the seniors had a week of practice. The days felt endless as we sang the songs that we were performing. Yet, the fe...

Aloha assembly honors seniors

Aloha assembly honors seniors

Kanoelehua Costorio-Meyer and Katie Jones

May 26, 2016


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Students of McKinley High School attended the last assembly for this 150 year celebration for the seniors. Ninety-seven graduates earned a scholarship. A total of $3,524,792 was granted. The highest scholarship given was worth $277,618. This amount is higher than any other year. Post high school ...

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