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W Building finally under construction

Tall white walls are placed around the left half of W Building to keep students out.

Mai Villalon, student reporter

September 28, 2017

After all the other buildings on McKinley High School’s campus, W Building is finally undergoing renovations. W Building is the oldest building on the MHS campus. “The W Building was chosen to be the last building to be constructed,” Principal Ron Okamura said. “It’s the last building on ...

Tigers kick off another year with spirit

Tigers kick off another year with spirit

Pinion Staff, reporters

August 22, 2017

McKinley High School held its annual Welcome Back Assembly on Aug. 11. Principal Ron Okamura opened the assembly as usual with a speech for the entire student body and another for the senior class. Then, the band and Color Guard members Michael Bice, Desselyn Pagdilao, Tiffany Huynh and Keysha Liwag led...

Class of 2017 plans ahead

Art by Lacey Hayashi.

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

May 8, 2017

The McKinley High School Class of 2017 is approaching graduation day. The commencement ceremony will be held at 5:00 p.m. on May 21st. A minimum 24 credits must be met by 8:05 a.m. on May 12, 2017 in order to participate. “I know wherever I go, I must try to think positive and love who surrou...

20/20 Time in, Tiger Time out

Art by Jaycee Paat.

Jaycee Paat, reporter

May 7, 2017

Starting next school year, McKinley High School’s Tiger Time and DEAR will be replaced by a program called 20/20. It will consist of 20 minutes of reading and 20 minutes of doing homework. Committee member Matthew Johnson said the change started with the Tiger Time committee and was then v...

Student officers newly elected

Kenny Thai, Shani Huang, Melanie Lau, Mikaela Rivera and Britney Chang (left to right) will be the 2017-2018 student body government.

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

May 6, 2017

The school year is coming to an end, and as we move on we can remember all of the memories we made this year. From the welcome back assembly and homecoming, to more recent events like prom, the fun times we had this year will be remembered for a very long time. To ensure we can continue e...

Scholastic book fair held at MHS

The book fair had anything from erasers to cook books for sale.

Aidan Sakaio, reporter

May 6, 2017

The Book Club hosted a scholastic book fair in the library during April. There were many books and items to choose from. They were able to sell over $300 worth of merchandise. Sophomore Andrew Kalani-Velles went to the book fair and purchased two items, a Shonen Jump magazine, and ‘Last D...

‘13 Reasons’ brings attention to teen angst

13 Reasons Why is available on Netflix. There are 13 episodes, rep- resenting each of the tapes. The series was also produced by artist/ actress Selena Gomez. Screenshot from Netflix page.

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

May 5, 2017

“13 Reasons Why” is a popular but controversial Netflix series about a teenage girl named Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) who died by suicide after making a series of tapes detailing how she felt her classmates had mistreated her. Variety magazine reported that “13 Reasons Why” i...

Photography Club takes trip to Europe

The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, France and named after the en- gineer Gustave Eiffel. Its construction started on January 26, 1887. It is the tallest structure in Paris, at 984 feet high. At night, the tower is lit up with thousands of bulbs and strobes making it a popular attraction. In 1909 the tower was almost torn down but it was saved because it could be used as a radiotelegraph station.

Sonya Park Smith, reporter

May 5, 2017

  The Photography Club visited Europe over spring break. They went to Paris, France, and Barcelona, Spain. Including the students and chaperones, eleven people went on the trip. First they went to Paris then took a train to Barcelona. In Paris, they saw the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Arc d...

New and improved

New and improved

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

March 10, 2017

The wait is over, Tigers. McKinley High School’s track, field and tennis courts officially opened in February and the track, football, and tennis teams have already started practicing in the new complex. According to athletic director Bob Morikuni, track has about 80 runners, which is more than pre...

Four alumni inducted in MHS Hall of Honor

Dr. Wynn Okuda with his family at the Hall of Honor luncheon.

March 10, 2017

Franklin Yamamoto 1960 Franklin Yamamoto is from the class of 1960. He was a pediatrician, allergist, immunologist and community educator in asthma. During his high school career, Yamamoto was involved in many extracurriculars like ROTC as captain of the rifle team, Band, Key Club and more. In 19...