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Students start college preparation process

Alexandria Buchanan, Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

As many students are realizing, the four years of high school go by extremely quickly. Before you know it you’ll be graduating and going out to the real world, but before that comes a lot of preparing, especially if you plan to further your education by enrolling in college. Junior Ngoc Nguyen is...

Hurricane season is upon us

Hurricane season is upon us

Alexandria Buchanan, Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Hawaiian islands have had two close calls with Hurricane Lane and Tropical Storm Olivia. Both luckily did not hit directly. However, both caused damage with flooding and a wildfire. As Hurricane Lane, a Category 5 storm, threatened the islands, Hawaii’s Department of Education postponed all Oahu sch...

Boys soccer team claims Division II Championship

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

1977 was the last year the McKinley High School boys soccer team held the title of OIA champions. On Feb. 3, the Tigers challenged the Kalaheo Mustangs and took home the Divison II Championship title with their 3-2 win, ending the 41-year dry spell. “This season was just special. Even though we...

MHS welcomes back Waterman

Anelalani Chavez, editor-in-chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

English teacher Jude Waterman recently returned to McKinley High School after a semester. He returned to his hometown in California because his mother is battling cancer and he felt it was important for him to be there for her. He said he loves her very much, and she made him the person he is today. Since his...

Santos lends helping hand

Tue Le and Egan Medeiros

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Dusty Santos is a teacher at McKinley High School that helps special education students and students that have a hard time hearing. “The best part of my job is teaching students,” Santos said. “I like to see that I change lives but it doesn’t happen right away. It’s a long process but...

Cyber Patriots teach students to be tech savvy

Kelvin Ku, reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Cyber Patriots is a global group that work on programming. McKinley offers it as an after school program for students. There are seven members in Cyber Patriots and they are divided into two teams. One with all of the members who are also in JROTC and members who aren’t. “In Cyber Patriots we...

McKinley wins medals at the OBDA Solo & Ensemble

Thompson Wong, reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

All McKinley High School band participants in the Oahu Band Directors Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival were awarded medals for their outstanding performance on Jan. 21. The islandwide festival is held annually for all high school students to perform a selected solo or group piece in front...

McKinley Tigers dash to states

December 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In late October, McKinley High School was a part of the 56 schools who participated in the annual cross country state championship in Kauai. The race was 3.025 miles long with a total of 200 participants from various schools in Hawaii. As the starting pistol was fired, the race began and the contestants...

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 not...

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