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Saying the last goodbyes to the Class of 2016

Saying the last goodbyes to the Class of 2016

Sarah Kim, editor-in-chief

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, 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, 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...

The World and Us: Chicago Cubs shortstop

Kanoelehua Costorio-Meyer, Reporter

April 12, 2016


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Addison Russell plays baseball for the Chicago Cubs. Russel's position is a shortstop. When Russell was up to bat, he had hit a three-run home run to give his team a lead during the eighth inning of their game.

McKinley celebrates pride and tradition

McKinley celebrates pride and tradition

Katie Jones and Kanoe Costorio-Meyer and reporters

March 15, 2016


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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


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"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


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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 ...

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