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Why I Love Summer

Why I Love Summer

Arwyn Yim, freelancer

July 30, 2013


Filed under Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

More School For Me

Anna Marie Manog, guest writer

June 2, 2013


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All I see on every blog, instagram, or any social media is “I can’t wait ‘til summer,” “2013 summer hurry up,” or “ All I will do during summer is have FUN and PARTY.” I and many other students have school during the summer. It’s not what I expected my 2013 summer to be like. ...

Takamori honored at athletic banquet

Takamori honored at athletic banquet

Briana Ribillia-Ramones

June 2, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At this year’s athletic banquet, the athletes said goodbye to athletic director Neal Takamori. He was McKinley’s athletic director for a long time. Junior Van Lea Do said, “I'm going to miss Mr.Takamori because he's done a lot for all sports. Without him the cheerleading team wouldn't have been able...

All underclassmen required to take ACT

All underclassmen required to take ACT

Anthony Lee, staff writer

June 2, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase

McKinley High School recently just had mandatory ACT testing and preparation based on grade levels. Teachers helped supervise the tests while underclassmen students were separated into their different grade levels. Freshman and sophomores basically learned how the ACT worked while juniors had to take ...

Journey to the finish line

Journey to the finish line

Sean Gleason, freelancer

June 2, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 40th Annual Honolulu Marathon was a disaster I’m glad happened. My goal was 4 hours and my time was a disappointing 7 hours and 51 minutes. What happened to my goal isn't important. What’s important is that in the midst of disaster there’s hope, reconstruction and lessons learned… the hard...

A Senior’s Reflection

A Senior’s Reflection

Anthony Lee, staff writer

June 1, 2013


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I can’t believe our four-year long journey is so near it’s end! The end of high school only means the beginning of the rest of our lives, though. These past four years had its ups and downs and definitely taught us all great messages for us to look back on later in life. Some memorable moments shal...

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