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IUCN Congress assembles in Hawaii

IUCN Congress  assembles in Hawaii

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2016


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The International Union for the Conservation of Nature held a congress for world conservation. It was held, for the very first time, in the United States on the island of Oahu. It lasted 10 days, from September 1 to 10. Thousands upon thousands of experts, politicians and people attended. This year’s...

Tigers never miss a beat!

Tigers never miss a beat!

Sharon Marquez, Tiger Battalion S-5 Public Affairs Officer

September 19, 2016


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Ready… Set… Go! The Tiger Battalion staff didn’t miss a beat starting this school year...a heartbeat that is. August 13 was the American Heart Association's 18th Annual Heart Walk. The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases an...

Welcoming the Tigers back

Welcoming the Tigers back

Aidan Sakaio, Dawson Langinbelik and Kirt Choi, Reporter

August 30, 2016


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On August 5, the Student Government Association held an assembly  to welcome the staff and students back to a new school year. Before the assembly started, the band was playing, cheerleaders were cheering and the crowd was screaming. The SGA held an activity where students from each class level would have to pick a card, do the ...

Tigers usher in a new school year

Tigers usher in a new school year

Alexandria Buchanan, editor-in-chief

August 22, 2016


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On August 5, the students and staff of McKinley High School attended their annual Welcome Back Assembly to kick off the new school year. It was the first for freshmen who only started school earlier that week, but for seniors, this was their fourth, and last, time sitting on the bleachers to celebrate the activities, events and ...

Saying the last goodbyes to the Class of 2016

Saying the last goodbyes to the Class of 2016

Sarah Kim, editor

June 3, 2016


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Bittersweet memories. Proud families. Exhilarated feelings. New beginnings. On May 22, the McKinley class of 2016 said their last goodbyes to MHS. Before the commencement ceremony, the seniors had a week of practice. The days felt endless as we sang the songs that we were performing. Yet, the fe...

Aloha assembly honors seniors

Aloha assembly honors seniors

Kanoelehua Costorio-Meyer and Katie Jones

May 26, 2016


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Students of McKinley High School attended the last assembly for this 150 year celebration for the seniors. Ninety-seven graduates earned a scholarship. A total of $3,524,792 was granted. The highest scholarship given was worth $277,618. This amount is higher than any other year. Post high school ...

The World and Us: Donald Trump

The World and Us: Donald Trump

Kanoelehua Costorio-Meyer, student reporter

May 19, 2016


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Teenagers around the world are not liking the idea of having Donald Trump because for one he is a bad leader. Donald Trump is showing teenagers that he is bad for us and that we want someone else to lead us and not him....

The United States election 2016

The United States election 2016

Hoang Nguyen, reporter

May 13, 2016


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It is 2016 which means Barack Obama’s presidential years have come to an end. That means the years that Barack Obama is president are finished. The United States will have an election and a new president. The people running for president on the Republican side are businessman Donald Trump, U.S. ...

No Tech?

No Tech?

James Deguinon, reporter

April 28, 2016


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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, student reporter

April 26, 2016


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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...