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JROTC hosts blood drive

JROTC hosts blood drive

Anela Chavez, editor-in-chief

December 8, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

McKinley High School hosted a blood drive in November. The last blood drive to take place at MHS was in 2015. This year’s drive goal was to collect 80 pints, and they collected 87 pints. On the first day of the drive, only 32 pints were collected. Some students were turned away because they did...

Food service manager answers questions about school lunch

Food service manager answers questions about school lunch

Dawson Langinbelik and Aidan Sakaio

March 14, 2017


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, 2017


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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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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...

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