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Breakout Waikiki was a cluetastic experience

Breakout Waikiki was a cluetastic experience

Sarah Kim and Josephine Muniz, Editor-in-chief and section editor
January 19
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

The Pinion staff visited a new business in Oahu known as Breakout Waikiki. On the door were questions such as, “Can you solve the puzzle?” “Can you crack the code?” and “Can you breakout?” It reminds you that you’re entering a place that can only be left successfully if you solve all t...

Listening to music while working, good or bad?

Listening to music while working, good or bad?

Hoang Nguyen, reporter
December 14
Filed under Editorials, 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 tha...

Tiger Tally #4

Tiger Tally #4

December 10
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

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ISIS: Destroying humanity

ISIS: Destroying humanity

Henry Trinh, guest writer
November 24
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

More than about 120 people were killed in Paris, France on the day of Friday the 13th of 2015. The many deaths were caused by a suicide bombers and shooters by the terrorist group from Syria, known as ISIS. Due to this incident, France and many other countries want toclose their borders to immigrants....

What it’s like to be 15

What it’s like to be 15

Kanoe Costorio Meyer, reporter
November 24
Filed under Features, Showcase

Girls around the world have their own opinion about what is difficult about being 15. They could have many reasons why it is difficult. National Public Radio wrote articles about being 15. They have many more answers there if you want to learn more. ...

Proper grammar matters

Proper grammar matters

November 16
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

We live in a world where technology is everywhere.  People go online and post silly and ridiculous picture or videos on the internet and chat with their friends typing things like LOL or TTYL or FYI or any other letters that means things like Laugh Out Loud.  However, people should start thinking wh...

Should McKinley High School buy more air conditioning?

Should McKinley High School buy more air conditioning?

Hoang Nguyen, reporter
November 2
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

McKinley High School should not buy more air conditioning . First of all, according to the Department of Education it will cost  $1.7 billion if all schools want to buy more air conditioning. Air conditioning is very expensive. Second, according to the Department of Education, the current annual electricity bill for HIDO...

Dress code changes incoming?

Dress code changes incoming?

Karl Selga, Editor
November 2
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

 Recently the student body and faculty were given a survey in advisory about the dress code. A dress code is something used in private schools all over the world . A dress code is made for the students and faculty to wear and follow so they look organized. It also makes it easier for the student...

Petition for football stadium

Avian Madriaga, guest writer
October 23
Filed under Editorials, Showcase, Sports

Former athletic director Neal Takamori has been working for the last 20 to 30 years to help McKinley High School construct an athletic stadium. He has been working with the legislature, attending meetings with members of the senate, spoken with many governors, and the business and community leaders....

Taste Tea exceeds expectations

Taste Tea exceeds expectations

Karl Selga, Sarah Kim, Katie Jones, Hoang Nguyen, James Deguinon, and Josephine Muniz
October 18
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Click any circle to see a review. by Karl Selga Taste Tea is a small tea shop along Kapiolani Boulevard which sells an assortment of teas and coffees. Although it is small with a limited space for customers to sit down and enjoy their purchase, the drinks and pastries they offer completely make ...

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