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‘Emoji’ chosen as word by Oxford Dictionaries

‘Emoji’ chosen as word by Oxford Dictionaries

Hoang Nguyen, reporter

February 25, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

"Emoji" was chosen as Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries last year. The chosen emoji is the  face with tears of joy. According to Oxford Dictionaries, they chose this emoji because it was the most used emoji globally in 2015. SwiftKey identified that the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji made up ...

Compulsive texting correlates with academics

James Deguinon, reporter

February 12, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Texting is the most common use of communication in the teenage and youth realm. A study showed the correlations between compulsive texting and problems in school. Today, texting is the most dominant way people communicate with each other. Effects on this is a lack of sleep and snapping at people ...

Some books that parents want to ban

Some books that parents want to ban

Hoang Nguyen, reporter

February 8, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Parents sometimes try to ban books. American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom records books that are challenged. Two last year were: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (1990) by Stephen Chbosky and "Drama" (2012) by Raina Telgemeier.  "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (...

Solar panels save money at McKinley High School

Solar panels save money at McKinley High School

Hoang Nguyen, reporter

February 8, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

McKinley High School got new solar panels in December to save money on electricity. The solars panels were made by a company called OpTerra. They called this project the Ka Hei program. The project began on Nov. 10 and ended on Dec. 31. The benefit of the solar panels is that it will cut down the el...

Team manager shows pride with dedication

Team manager shows pride with dedication

James Deguinon, reporter

February 4, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Basketball.  A game of competition, passion and spirit.  The ultimate feeling of dribbling a basketball from left to right in many combinations and free throwing the ball in the basket defines the game. Satisfaction runs through the veins of a player as the cheerleaders moves the crowd with che...

Vietnamese boy embraces culture

Henry Trinh, guest writer

February 2, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Are you Filipino? What are you? Plenty of people around ask me these questions frequently around school and even people I meet outside of McKinley High School. I tell them that I’m mixed with Vietnamese and French, although I don’t want people to classify me only by my race. I want people to know that I...

Tigers beat Roosevelt Jan. 16

Tigers beat Roosevelt Jan. 16

Karl selga, Section editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Photo Slideshows, Showcase

Listening to music while working: Good or bad?

Listening to music while working: Good or bad?

Hoang Nguyen, reporter

January 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Music is something everyone shares and has an opinion about, but is it good or bad to listen to music while you are working? Many people think listening to music is positive. Studies have shown that listening to music while studying or performing a task helps people pay more attention in their work...

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