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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


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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


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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


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  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


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Giving back vs. forced labor

Giving back vs. forced labor

Sarah Kim, Josephine Muniz, and Katie Jones

October 26, 2015


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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


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Struggles between sleep and school

Sarah Kim, editor

September 17, 2015


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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...

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