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No Tech?

No Tech?

James Deguinon, reporter
April 28
Filed under News

People use technology for various purposes. Imagine if it were taken away. It would be awful and hard. What if the privilege to use technology like computers, phones, etc. were taken away from not only school, but your home as well? In London, a school banned technology at school and at home. Acco...

New snapchat updates impress many

Kanoelehua Costorio-Meyer, reporter
April 26
Filed under News

Snapchat’s latest update allows users to call or facetime with friends or family on Snapchat. If a user doesn’t know a phone number but the person’s snapchat, the user could call them there. Freshman Michelle King said she likes the way it can contact your friends in different ways. “It’s...

The World and Us: Chicago Cubs shortstop

The World and Us: Chicago Cubs shortstop

Kanoelehua Costorio-Meyer, Reporter
April 12
Filed under News

Addison Russell plays baseball for the Chicago Cubs. Russel's position is a shortstop. When Russell was up to bat, he had hit a three-run home run to give his team a lead during the eighth inning of their game.

McKinley celebrates pride and tradition

McKinley celebrates pride and tradition

Katie Jones and Kanoe Costorio-Meyer and reporters
March 15
Filed under Features, News

Although not always in the same place and not by the same name, President McKinley High School has been around for a while. 2016 is the year in which MHS honors its 150th anniversary. The year has been full of small celebrations like Pride and Tradition Day, in which the student body dedicated itsel...

‘Emoji’ chosen as word by Oxford Dictionaries

‘Emoji’ chosen as word by Oxford Dictionaries

Hoang Nguyen, reporter
February 25
Filed under News, Showcase

"Emoji" was chosen as Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries last year. The chosen emoji is the  face with tears of joy. According to Oxford Dictionaries, they chose this emoji because it was the most used emoji globally in 2015. SwiftKey identified that the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji made up ...

Compulsive texting correlates with academics

James Deguinon, reporter
February 12
Filed under News, Showcase

Texting is the most common use of communication in the teenage and youth realm. A study showed the correlations between compulsive texting and problems in school. Today, texting is the most dominant way people communicate with each other. Effects on this is a lack of sleep and snapping at people ...

Some books that parents want to ban

Some books that parents want to ban

Hoang Nguyen, reporter
February 8
Filed under News, Showcase

Parents sometimes try to ban books. American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom records books that are challenged. Two last year were: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (1990) by Stephen Chbosky and "Drama" (2012) by Raina Telgemeier.  "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (...

The World and Us: The Oscars

The World and Us: The Oscars

Kanoe Costorio Meyer, reporter
February 8
Filed under News

  "Mad Max: Fury Road" is an Oscar nominated movie. This movie had taken over 30 years since "Beyond Thunderdome"  for it to come out. My dad has watched "Beyond Thunderdome" and I would like to watch "Mad Max: Fury Road" . The only nominated movie that had seen was " The Martian" and I don't think it should wi...

Solar panels save money at McKinley High School

Solar panels save money at McKinley High School

Hoang Nguyen, reporter
February 8
Filed under News, Showcase

McKinley High School got new solar panels in December to save money on electricity. The solars panels were made by a company called OpTerra. They called this project the Ka Hei program. The project began on Nov. 10 and ended on Dec. 31. The benefit of the solar panels is that it will cut down the el...

Listening to music while working: Good or bad?

Listening to music while working: Good or bad?

Hoang Nguyen, reporter
January 21
Filed under News, Showcase

Music is something everyone shares and has an opinion about, but is it good or bad to listen to music while you are working? Many people think listening to music is positive. Studies have shown that listening to music while studying or performing a task helps people pay more attention in their work...

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