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McKinley celebrates pride and tradition

McKinley celebrates pride and tradition

Katie Jones and Kanoe Costorio-Meyer and reporters

March 15, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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...

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]...

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