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Hawaii Kai Lions Christmas Parade 2019

The Hawaii Kai Lions Christmas Parade was organized by the Lions Club of Honolulu.

An Vo, editor

December 13, 2019

The McKinley Band played in the Hawaii Kai Holiday Parade which started at 9:00 a.m. and ended at  1:00 p.m. on Nov. 30. The route began at Kamiloiki Park and ended at Koko Marina Shopping Center. It is a parade that is annually coordinated by the Lions Club of Honolulu. According to http://www.hon...

Waikiki Holiday Parade 2019

Marching bands played music in the shopping district of Waikiki Beach to spread holiday cheer.

An Vo, editor

December 13, 2019

Light glistens in the night sky as bands play music to the audience near the shopping district at Waikiki Beach. McKinley High School’s marching band performed in the Waikiki Holiday Parade with other organizations/schools from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 to spread holiday cheer. Marching band members ga...

Game club replaces eSports club

Gaming is a great way to bond; a group of gamers hangs out and wins a Mario Kart race in this depiction.

Thai Bui, head reporter

December 1, 2019

The Game Club, which has replaced the eSports Club, holds meetings on Friday. They play any type of games, whether it’s board games, video games, or other games. The club communicates through the Discord app . They also do movie nights, watch eSports games live, and hang out.  Jason Yadao, a math teacher, ad...

U.S. Navy Band celebrates Veterans Day

The U.S. Navy Band performed multiple concerts to celebrate Veterans Day.

An Vo, editor

November 21, 2019

The United States Pacific Fleet Band (U.S. Navy Band) performed their Veterans Day concert on Nov. 1 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the M.M. Scott Auditorium with the McKinley High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1 to honor the veterans who made the United States a safer place. McKinley High School’s ...

Homecoming 2019 Video

Lighting of the M is a tradition at McKinley and takes place on the Thursday night of Homecoming Week. It's a great way for all the students to come together and celebrate being a Tiger!

Frank Camacho, Photography 2

October 21, 2019

Okamura prepared for challenges

At every school he has worked at, principal Ron Okamura's belief has been that it is the best school in the nation.

An Vo, editor

September 25, 2019

Ron Okamura, the principal of McKinley High School, looks forward to seeing improvements within the school. He told The Pinion staff about his goals for the school and what he looks forward to this year. Okamura’s philosophy at any school he has worked at is that it would be the best in the nation. “I truly believe whatever school I...

Welcome Back Assembly 2019

McKinley students join hands during the singing of our alma mater at the end of the assembly.

An Vo and Kelly Cheng

August 30, 2019

The students and staff participated in the Welcome Back Assembly on Aug. 9 with speeches, games, and songs. The main purpose of this event was to introduce freshmen to the McKinley traditions followed at assemblies and welcome everyone back to the campus and made sure that everyone has an exciting s...

The Pinion celebrates its 99th year

Pinion editor-in-chief Alexandria Buchanan and assistant editor Ryan Vanairsdale.
photo by Hannah Rouillard

Pinion staff

August 27, 2019

     The Pinion started its 99th year as a part of McKinley High School’s pride and tradition. The staff includes two returning students, who will serve as the editorial board, and sixteen new staffers. Senior Alexandria Buchanan is editor-in-chief. This is her fourth year on The Pinion staff. She f...

Students place at 2019 Physics Olympics

Students represented McKinley at this year's physics competitions at Kapiolani Community College.

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

May 17, 2019

For many, a Saturday morning is a time to sleep in and recover from work or school. Some McKinley High School students skipped the rest and went to Kapiolani Community College bright and early on February 2 to participate in the 30th Annual Hawaii Physics Olympics and Regional Bridge Building Contest....

New bell schedule to be implemented next year

New bell schedule to be implemented next year

Ryan Vanairsdale and Hannah Roulliard

May 10, 2019

Students will be seeing a new bell schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. While the current schedule alternates between even and odd periods regardless of what day of the week it is, the new schedule will have even classes on Monday and Wednesday, and odd classes on Tuesday and Thursday. Friday will be th...