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From Philippines to MHS

From Philippines to MHS

Aidan Sakaio, reporter
January 30, 2017
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...

The Clowns this past Halloween

The Clowns this past Halloween

Eileen Wang, reporter
December 20, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Disney’s Polynesian Princess, Moana, scores big

Disney’s Polynesian Princess, Moana, scores big

Kirt Choi, reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

I went to Windward Mall  to watch the long-anticipated Disney movie “Moana” on Nov. 25.  The ticket line stretched down the walkway into the mall. Everyone in the theater was making noise because they were eager for the movie to start. Once the movie started, everyone became quiet. Nobody move...

Is procrastination beneficial?

Is procrastination beneficial?

Aidan Sakaio, reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

According to a few students at McKinley High School and as well as articles on the internet, people tend to procrastinate simply because they cannot help it. Whether or not someone is a procrastinator is not a matter of choice, but rather a habit. Freshman Brycen Lagunero said, “Most students procrast...

Wrestlers train for successful season

Wrestlers train for successful season

Alexandria Buchanan, reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The weather is getting colder, Christmas music is playing and stores are advertising holiday sales. While most are out enjoying the winter, the McKinley High School wrestlers can be found Monday through Friday in the wrestling room where they do drills, condition and practice techniques, moves and esc...

The borrowers

Alexandria Buchanan, reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

The borrowers. You all know who they are. Those kids that always need to “borrow” a pencil, money, pens, etc. I’m sure you’ve all been there, and being the kindhearted ladies and gentlemen you are, you let them borrow whatever they need with no questions asked. Usually, you won’t be getting those things back. For ...

MHS supports Ephraim and the Lanki family

MHS supports Ephraim and the Lanki family

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief
September 27, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

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 ...

IUCN Congress assembles in Hawaii

IUCN Congress  assembles in Hawaii

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief
September 27, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature held a congress for world conservation. It was held, for the very first time, in the United States on the island of Oahu. It lasted 10 days, from September 1 to 10. Thousands upon thousands of experts, politicians and people attended. This year’s...

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