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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...

Triplet deals with multiple surgeries

Triplet deals with multiple surgeries

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

January 30, 2017


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, 2017


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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...

Editorial Cartoon – Trump’s Wall

Editorial Cartoon – Trump’s Wall

Aidan Sakaio, reporter

January 18, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

This cartoon place first for editorial cartoon in the public school division and second in the state division of the 2017 Hawaii High School Journalism Award Content....

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 ...

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