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Welcome Back Assembly has highlights and message

Welcome Back Assembly has highlights and message

Silvana Bautista, Daniel Le, Keisha Lei Togores, and Austin Watkins

August 12, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase

For Rey-Michael Romero-Tomas, the Welcome Back Assembly on August 9 was an exciting experience. He thought that it was a good way to start off the school year.  He said, “Everyone in the assembly was fun. Almost everyone around me was screaming their lungs out. Plus myself.” Assembly Highlights...

Being with family makes work easier

Being with family makes work easier

Jean Ilacas, guest writer

August 12, 2013


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I grew up in the Philippines with my mom, dad and my two brothers. Growing up for me was not so easy. I remember at a young age, my brothers and I would go to the farm and help our parents plant rice. When it was time to harvest, my brothers and I would harvest while our parents did all the harder jo...

I was able to pull it off

I was able to pull it off

Sean Gleason, editor

August 12, 2013


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With every assembly at McKinley, there is always someone who has the mic speaking to the student body. For my freshman and sophomore years, I was just a spectator. This year, however, the tables were turned. I was given the responsibility of addressing the student body along with the other editor o...

A Beautiful Ballet

A Beautiful Ballet

Sean Gleason, editor

August 9, 2013


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This was my first time attending a ballet and being exposed to Disney’s Cinderella story. I had no idea what I was walking into. Approaching the entrance of the Blaisdell Concert Hall, I knew I was attending something big. I had no idea how many people would be attending and was completely taken abac...

Cinderella Ballet: Bravo!

Cinderella Ballet: Bravo!

Vivien Chen, freelancer

August 9, 2013


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The first thing my eyes settled upon as I walked into the concert hall was the graceful form of Cinderella performing her first piece to a musical score composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1944. I had never attended a ballet before, but I could practically taste the excitement in the air as the rehearsa...

Tigers roar at Welcome Back Assembly

Tigers roar at Welcome Back Assembly

Austin Watkins, reporter

August 9, 2013


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One thing’s for sure, when Tigers wake up, they ROAR! On August 9, an absolutely emphatic student body showed their Tiger Pride at the McKinley’s Welcome Back Assembly held at the beginning of every school year. The annual event is meant to inform, inspire, and motivate the students of school for th...

Freshman Orientation: A Whole New World

Freshman Orientation: A Whole New World

Sean Gleason, editor

August 7, 2013


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It was a sunny day with pleasant cloud cover on August 5, 2013. A perfect day for Freshman Orientation. Many new bright and aspiring freshmen were introduced to, Mckinley High School. The day kicked off in the gymnasium.. With introduction of school staff members, music by the band, and of course me...

Freshman Orientation: Thoughts of our freshmen

Freshman Orientation: Thoughts of our freshmen

Silvana Bautista, editor

August 6, 2013


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As soon as the first bell rings, a freshman’s high school life begins. Many thoughts float in their heads as they walk through the side doors of the gymnasium. What am I going to experience? Will I make any friends? Where are my classes? The questions are endless. The opening assembly started off with a ba...

Why I Love Summer

Why I Love Summer

Arwyn Yim, freelancer

July 30, 2013


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At the end of May, when the last school bell of the year rings, there is one thing on the minds of students everywhere... Summer vacation. Summer is seen as a wonderful two month period of having fun and hanging out with friends! Personally, I love summer because of the water. The almost unbearable...

The rain poured down, but the graduates marched on

The rain poured down, but the graduates marched on

Ariana Makasiale, staff writer

June 6, 2013


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This year McKinley participated in their 148th commencement ceremony. Besides their long history of traditions the students are a part of each year (some of them including; the band playing, the ceremony held in the front of A building, the graduates turning their tassel as a class, walking over the ova...

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