The Pinion

Food drive success for all

Cadet Corporal Allen Liang

December 13, 2010

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

“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

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, reporter

December 2, 2010

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, reporter

December 2, 2010

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...

Changes occur in state assessment

Oliver Lam, reporter

November 3, 2010

The Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) has been administered at Hawaii schools annually for the past eight years to test students’ proficiency in math and reading. This year, testing will begin on Nov. 15. The test is part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) passed by former President George W. Bush,...

200 students and staff to be tested for Tuberculosis

Oliver Lam, reporter

November 3, 2010

An active case of tuberculosis was found at McKinley High School, prompting the testing of about 200 students and staff. On October 13, newsletters informing students and their parents of the finding were distributed. “I was pretty surprised,” said Jasmine Cho (12). “You always hear about it...

Lose your blues with Binder Blues

Amanda Muramoto, editor

October 29, 2010

This year marks the third year of Binder Blues, the Japanese Club’s school service project. Binder Blues was created to help students have a more organized binder and leading to increased student achievement. Japanese Club adviser, Sandra Oda, said a disorganized binder can hurt a student’s grades....

Councils show true dedication

Amanda Muramoto, editor

September 11, 2010

What do you get when you gather a bunch of hardworking tigers all eager to make a difference? Grade Level Councils! According to Student Activities Coordinator April Nakamura, council members are “responsible, motivated, and able to work well with others.” With the possession of these traits,...

Store promotes spirit

Peiru Lu, reporter

September 11, 2010

The Tiger Locker is now open for students to buy school spirit items and other useful accessories. The store is the brainchild of this year’s student body government and April Nakamura, Student Activities Coordinator. The store is located in the Student Activities room (A001). In the store, t-shirts...