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The perks of being a head worrier

Silvana Bautista, co-editor
April 24, 2015
Filed under News

Working on the package was harder than I expected it to be. After going through with it, I fully understand the role of "head-worrier." It was a stressful but fun experience. My group and I worked on an editorial spread for the upcoming issue of The Pinion. We each wrote our own views on class importance....

McKinley High School proposes changes to dress code

McKinley High School proposes changes to dress code

Yunmi Kim, Reporter
April 23, 2015
Filed under News

McKinley High School has a dress code spelled out in its planner. Although students have the right to choose what they want to wear as stated in Amendment 9 that the Constitution should not deny or restrict the people’s certain rights, the school is proposing a revision to the code. On Tuesday,...

Police brutality causes questions

Police brutality causes questions

Max Higa, reporter
April 23, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

In South Carolina, Walter Scott was shot eight times in the back. In Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown was also killed. In Saint Paul, Minnesota, Chris Lollie was tased and arrested while waiting for his kids at school. Eric Garner died after being choked while he was standing on the sidewalk. All...

Pinion takes home awards

Pinion takes home awards

April 22, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The annual High School Journalism Awards were announced today. The Pinion submissions earned several. In addition, Lin Song received a certificate for being selected Most Valuable Staffer by The Pinion staffers. Website -  2nd in state Website - 1st in public school division News - 3rd in public sc...

Learning Blog 9 is simply divine

Sean Gleason, Co-editor
April 21, 2015
Filed under News

Sean Gleason, co-editor of McKinley’s newspaper, here once again to share what I’ve learned. Last time I talked about the power of cooperation. This time I'll be talking about responsibility. Recently, The Pinion staff discovered that their camera had been misplaced. Right now we aren't sure where...

Senior agreement, necessary or insignificant?

Sean Gleason, Co-Editor
March 18, 2015
Filed under News

For the students of class 2015, senior year brings many things to the table. One of the many things seniors have to worry about is what's called senior agreement. For underclassmen, senior agreement is given to seniors in February and basically states that if you want to participate in commencement and...

“Duff” Review

Yunmi Kim, reporter
March 17, 2015
Filed under News

The Duff is a PG-13 movie that is 101 minutes long. A high school senior named Bianca Piper (Mae Whitman) goes to a party with her two best friends, Jess and Casey, who also happen to be popular and prettier than Bianca. Bianca is told that she is a DUFF (Designated Ugly, Fat Friend) by her neighbor...

“Between the Shades of Gray” Review

Yunmi Kim, reporter
March 16, 2015
Filed under News

“Between Shades of Gray” is a novel written by Ruta Sepetys. The story takes place in Lithuania in 1941. Fifteen-year-old Lina Vilkas is deported from her home along with her mother and younger brother, Jonas by the Soviet police. Lina’s father is not with the rest of the family and is placed in...

Hey! Eyes on the road.

Hey! Eyes on the road.

Anela Chavez, reporter
March 13, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Is a text really worth a life? The answer is easy, No! In recent years, texting while driving has become a serious problem for every driver and passenger. In 2011 about 23 percent of car accidents were related to phone use. That’s over 1.3 million accidents. In 2014, there have been many cases...

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