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Ala Moana Center expands

Ala Moana Center expands

Sarah Kim, editor
November 23, 2015
Filed under Features, News

The Ala Moana Center opened its Ewa Wing on Nov. 15 after almost two years since the General Growth Properties began this project. The 650,000 square feet expansion includes over 30 new stores. One is Hawaii’s first-ever Bloomingdale’s. Some stores are Zara, a second Forever 21, Brandy Melville and Foodl...

City of love becomes city of terror

City of love becomes city of terror

Josephine Muniz, Reporter
November 23, 2015
Filed under News

The Paris attack has many students asking, who’s next? People live in fear because of the many incidents that occurred.  Masked gunmen fired into the restaurant, Le Petit Cambodge. Five minutes after the unexpected shooting, a second bomb exploded at the State De France stadium. Simon Couper, a witnes...

Despite dangers, teens still sext

Despite dangers, teens still sext

Sarah Kim and Josephine Muniz
November 9, 2015
Filed under News

  Dosomething.org says nearly 40 percent of all teenagers have posted or sent sexually suggestive messages, but this practice is more common among boys than girls. In a survey of 273 McKinley High School students, 18 percent said they have participated in sexting. "I think it [sexting]...

Tiger Tally#2

November 6, 2015
Filed under News

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Giving back vs. forced labor

Giving back vs. forced labor

Sarah Kim, Josephine Muniz, and Katie Jones
October 26, 2015
Filed under News

When a teacher announces to his or her class that they have lunch duty, how do the students react? Is cafeteria duty necessary for our school? According to the State of Hawaii's Board of Education, cafeteria duty is required for all Hawaiian public schools to provide students with nutritional meals,...

Survey: Should McKinley High School change its name?

Survey: Should McKinley High School change its name?

Alika Valdez, guest writer
September 20, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

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Struggles between sleep and school

Sarah Kim, editor
September 17, 2015
Filed under News

According to sleepfoundation.org, teenagers need to have at least 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function properly, yet a study showed that only 14.4 percent of high schools started at 8:30 a.m. or later. Among the states that did not have one school that began at 8:30 a.m. or later was Hawaii. ...

Assistant Secretary of the Army visits McKinley JROTC program

Assistant Secretary of the Army visits McKinley JROTC program

Max Higa, guest writer
September 17, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday August 24th the Assistant Secretary of the Army, The Honorable Ms. Debra Wada, came to visit McKinley High School and our “Tiger” Battalion. Her job description reads like an encyclopedia so we asked her to tell us in simple terms what her job is. She said “I am responsible for all...

Student perspective changes on Siri

Student perspective changes on Siri

Josephine Muniz, reporter
September 9, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

 5,000 pounds of metal collapsed on him while fixing his car, leaving eighteen year old Sam Ray almost helpless. While fixing his car, a jack fell loose, causing Ray to be crushed by the heavyweight metal. It could've been the end, but he heard a voice. No, not a human voice. A voice that turned out ...

Okamura relates to student

Okamura relates to student

Josephine Muniz, Reporter
September 9, 2015
Filed under News

         Have you ever stepped on the oval  and felt guilty about it? Ever wanted to achieve a huge goal in life ? Have a strong love for pizza? Principal Ron Okamura answered  all these questions and many more,  in an interview with The Pinion staff.      St...

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