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Tiger Time committee considering changes

The color for Tiger Time passes changes quarterly.

Christina Choi and Charlie Dennis

March 9, 2017

Tiger Time is McKinley High School’s study hall period. Its effectiveness has been widely debated by teachers and students, so a Tiger Time committee has been created to reform it. Curriculum coordinator Matthew Johnson is a member of the committee. He said the committee’s goal is to change Tiger Time in...

Investigative reporting with Sacha Pfeiffer

Eileen Wang, reporter

March 8, 2017

Pulitzer winning reporter Sacha Pfeiffer spoke to a packed crowd at the University of Hawaii at Manoa last month. Her talk was titled “Investigative Reporting in the Age of Fake News.” Pfeiffer has worked in radio and print media. She is best known for her work on the Spotlight journalism team w...

Tiger athletes volunteer at Great Aloha, Keiki Run

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

March 7, 2017

As most students slept in on Monday during Presidents Day weekend, student athletes from McKinley HS woke up early to volunteer at the Keiki Run on Feb. 18 from 6-9 a.m., and the Great Aloha Run on Feb. 20 from 4-8 a.m. Junior Suzie Park, a member on the girls varsity basketball team was one of the ...

Wrestlers place 3rd at states

Wrestlers Laulii Iosefa and Ezekiel Samuelu with assistant coach Imialoa’a Richardson. Photo contributed by Shanel Samuelu.

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

March 7, 2017

On February 17-18th, Juniors Laulii Iosefa and Ezekiel Samuelu represented McKinley at the HHSAA Chevron Wrestling State Championship Tournament at the Blaisdell. Both placed 3rd in their weight divisions. “I’m proud because I worked hard from the start of this season trying to win that state medal ...

What’s happening with anime club?

Students choose the clubs that match their hobbies.

Sonya Smith, reporter

February 13, 2017

The Anime Club meets every Friday in W222. Club president junior Jamie Lee said the Anime Club is mainly social. “It’s kind of a get-together with nerds,” Lee said. Including Lee, there are about ten people in the club. During meetings, members usually watch anime cartoons and have discussions...

The Clowns this past Halloween

Art by Christina Choi.

Eileen Wang, reporter

December 20, 2016

On the shortlist for this year’s Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year was coulrophobia, which is the extreme and irrational fear of clowns. This Halloween, a group called the Clowns made posts on social media and tried to scare people by standing beside the road with weapons, clown costumes an...

Sugar, delicious but dangerous

Sonya Park Smith, reporter

December 14, 2016

Some McKinley High School students are eating foods and drinks that contain a lot sugar. “Sugar itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Our bodies are actually kind of designed to burn sugar and carbohydrates for energy,” Jared Winquist, science teacher, said. Winquist said that the issue is when t...

MHS welcomes Supreme Court to Tiger territory

Anela Chavez and Alexandria Buchanan, reporters

December 14, 2016


MHS supports Ephraim and the Lanki family

Brothers Yashu and Ephraim Lanki (right to left) Photo contributed by Yashu Lanki

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2016

MHS has raised about $1,500 to support Ephraim Lanki. The school has a donations box in the Student Activities Center and shirts in the athletics office for $20. The shirts feature the phrase “Fight like a Tiger” on the back with Ephraim’s initials in the top left along with “M Strong” on ...