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McKinley Speech Team heading to Nationals

Thompson Wong, design editor

May 18, 2018

On Apr. 14, the McKinley High School Speech Team competed in the Hawaii State Speech and Debate Tournament at Punahou School. For the first time in six years, the speech team will be competing at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. Nine members of the team competed at the state tournament, and fo...

Welcome, New Student Government Officers

Thompson Wong and Kelvin Ku

May 18, 2018

On March 9, McKinley High School held annual student government elections during lunch and after school to choose officers for MHS. The officers chosen will be responsible for planning and organizing student events. The student council members each have ambitions and their own reasons to run. “B...

‘Friday Night Lights’ gives students new opportunies

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

May 18, 2018

From bowling to football, and everything in between, most students have different options to play a team sport and represent McKinley High School against other island schools  However, “most” does not mean all and some students don’t get the same opportunities their peers have due to disadvant...

McKinley Dance Club holds ‘Last Chance To Dance’

Marietta Teramoto, staff reporter

May 18, 2018

McKinley’s Dance Club presented Finesse: Last Chance To Dance on the evening of Apr. 27 in the cafeteria with DJ entertainment, a photo booth, paper-pit, glow-sticks, food and fun. This year’s theme is based off of Bruno Mars’ hit song “Finesse” featuring Cardi B. It is a funk, new jack swin...

Students Have Had #Enough

Sarah AbuRabi and Lesoni Kanongataa

May 18, 2018

"I participated in the #WalkOut because to me, it was really important to show our community that we aren’t happy with what is going on in this world. I placed myself in their shoes because you never know what will happen in the future. If this incident happened in or at our school and I was one of ...

Tigers Represent In The FIRST Robotics World Championship

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

May 18, 2018

In late March, the McKinley High School robotics team, Team 368 Kika Mana, competed in the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition at Stan Sheriff Arena. The team made it as finalists and won the Rockwell Innovation in Control Award which qualified them to the FIRST Robotics World Championships in Houston, T...

MHS inducts Miyagi into Hall of Honor

Pinion Staff

April 27, 2018

Since 1986, McKinley High School has acknowledged alumni who have made a difference in the community. On Jan. 26, Major General Vern Miyagi was inducted into this distinguished group. Introducing him, student activities coordinator April Nakamura said, “Mr. Miyagi, you’ve always put people...

McKinley wins medals at the OBDA Solo & Ensemble

Thompson Wong, design editor

April 27, 2018

All McKinley High School band participants in the Oahu Band Directors Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival were awarded medals for their outstanding performance on Jan. 21. The islandwide festival is held annually for all high school students to perform a selected solo or group piece in front...

JROTC hosts blood drive

One pint of blood was collected from each donor. The November
drive brought in 87 pints. If you donated and want to find out your
blood type, call the Blood Bank of Hawaii. Photo by Anela Chavez.

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

December 8, 2017

McKinley High School hosted a blood drive in November. The last blood drive to take place at MHS was in 2015. This year’s drive goal was to collect 80 pints, and they collected 87 pints. On the first day of the drive, only 32 pints were collected. Some students were turned away because they did not...

McKinley lunch gets makeover

This years lunch meals now feature fresh fruit such as a watermelon slice. This is one of many changes that have pleased students.
Photo by Toan Huynh.

Thompson Wong, design editor

October 4, 2017

The students of McKinley High School have noticed a change in the school’s breakfast and lunch menus. “Every lunch in general tastes better and looks better,” senior Daniel Le said. “I like the strawberries, and the watermelon.” Returning students are not the only ones noticing the chang...