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Food service manager answers questions about school lunch

Food service manager answers questions about school lunch

Dawson Langinbelik and Aidan Sakaio
March 14
Filed under Features, Showcase

Q: During the freshmen assembly, one of the administrators said that McKinley serves the best food. What do you think about that? Arnold: I take great pride in what we do for you folks. This is why I, and I’m not really an “I” person, try to provide the best we can for you folks. I mean no oth...

Four alumni inducted in MHS Hall of Honor

Four alumni inducted in MHS Hall of Honor

March 10
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Is prom where you should be?

Is prom where you should be?

Lacey Hayashi, reporter
March 10
Filed under Features, Showcase

It is prom season.  Junior Prom will be Monday, March 20 and Senior Prom is on Saturday, May 13. Students values and experiences regarding prom vary. Some students like going to the dance with a group of friends. Senior Daniel Ochoa said, “If you don’t have a date, that should not stop you.” Attending pr...

Restoring the roar

Restoring the roar

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor
March 10
Filed under Showcase, Sports

With 16 straight losses, two forfeited seasons in the last two years and a 0-90 loss against Waianae in 2015, many question what is going on with the McKinley High School football program. The new field and change in coaching staff may be what is needed for the upcoming season. Junior Ezekiel Samue...

Tiger Time committee considering changes

Tiger Time committee considering changes

Christina Choi and Charlie Dennis
March 9
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Wrestlers place 3rd at states

Wrestlers place 3rd  at states

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor
March 7
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

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 ...

Librarian book talk

Librarian book talk

Eileen Wang, reporter
February 21
Filed under Features, Showcase

Linda Mediati is a librarian that works at the Liliha Public Library in Honolulu. Her main job is to help young adult readers understand and choose which books to read. Mediati also does book talks about selected books for teenage readers when she visits middle and high schools. “I have to read al...

Triplet deals with multiple surgeries

Triplet deals with multiple surgeries

Lacey Hayashi, reporter
January 30
Filed under Features, Showcase

Mari Faufata-Pedrina is a 16-year-old sophomore at McKinley High School. She lives with her mother and is a triplet. She is Catholic and goes to King’s Cathedral. Faufata-Pedrina has gone through a total of eight surgeries since 2002. Her first two surgeries in 2002 were to close her cleft palate....

From Philippines to MHS

From Philippines to MHS

Aidan Sakaio, reporter
January 30
Filed under Features, Showcase

Mark Dugay is 35 years old and was raised in the Philippines, which is why he is still adjusting to U.S. education policies. Some of his hobbies include reading, watching television, and playing sports like badminton and table tennis. Dugay received four years of college education in biology. He ha...

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