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Final goodbyes for the seniors

Final goodbyes for the seniors

Anela Chavez, Reporter
June 2, 2015
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A huge congratulations to the 90 seniors that were able to accumulate a total of $3,282,468 in scholarship money and to the 330 seniors who graduated on May 31,2015. During the Aloha Assembly Friday, the class officers thanked their advisers. Top clubs were named. Third place was Key Club, second...

Speakers inspire during graduation ceremony

Valerin Choniong, reporter
June 2, 2015
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McKinley's Class of 2015 graduated Sunday. Three speakers address past, present and future. The crowd was quiet and respectful. Nobody made noise during the speeches. The past speaker was Yuequing Lin. She talked about the competitions that senior have done and accomplished. She talked about all...

McKinley students caught with a case of Project Grad fever

McKinley students caught with a case of Project Grad fever

Sean Gleason, co-editor
May 21, 2015
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It is late, you are getting ready for bed after a long day when suddenly… a trolley filled with high school graduates screaming, blowing horns, waving signs and having a great time, passes your house. They are a part of Project Grad,  a program organized by many high schools in the U.S. that gives...

21st century skills

Lin Song, co-editor
May 21, 2015
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I spent two years practicing journalism in high school. This practice has trained me in 21st century skills, which are abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. Creative thinking is one of the 21st century skills I have learned. To produce articles with great...

One-to-one session needs improvement

One-to-one session needs improvement

Lin Song, Co-editor
May 21, 2015
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In April, members of the Center for Tomorrow's Leaders surveyed students about the effectiveness of one-to-one sessions. They asked students in their advisory classes to initial by their names on a roster if they feel that at least three of their teachers greeted them by name, explained their grade,...

Final Learning Blog and Reflection

Silvana Bautista, co-editor
May 20, 2015
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I spent the last two years, my junior and senior years, practicing journalism in high school. This practice has trained me in 21st century skills. It has allowed me to develop skills in communicating (learning skills), technology literacy (literacy skills) and productivity (life skills). The class ha...

Seniors find pride through Commencement Speeches

Seniors find pride through Commencement Speeches

Silvana Bautista, co-editor
May 18, 2015
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Student Activities Coordinator April Nakamura said that seniors who have the opportunity to give speeches have to earn it. On April 22, seniors interested in giving speeches during commencement attended a meeting in Student Activities. This is important to many seniors since commencement is a time...

‘The Tale of Despereaux’ entertaining, touching

Yunmi Kim, reporter
May 14, 2015
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"The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo is about a mouse named Despereaux, who lives in a castle and falls in love with a princess who lives there as well. The princess is called Princess Pea. This story also involves dungeon rats, a king, a cook, a jailer, and soup. Although this book is written...

American teachers get less planning time than international teachers

American teachers get less planning time than international teachers

Yunmi Kim, Reporter
May 14, 2015
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Senate Bill 822 set the instructional time for Hawaii’s public schools. It requires Hawaii schools to have 990 student hours in the year 2015-2016 and 1080 hours in the year 2016-2018. Studies reveal that American teachers have more instructional time for students and less lesson planning time ...

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