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John Rau and his wife and son paint a mural at McKinley 's tennis courts. Rau said that it is the best day off when he and the family are painting.

Tiger Pride murals inspire all

Shane Kaneshiro, reporter February 19, 2021

From morning to night fall, Tiger stripes slowly emerge on the wall of McKinley High School's tennis court. With precision, John Rau outlines McKinley's logo to inspire all. The Rau family gave their...

From Left - (Status of SY 2019-20) senior Jianne Miles, sophomore Eugene Asis, freshman Bruce Sipelii mug for the camera after getting dirty during 2020 Warrior Recon Challenge before the pandemic worsened.

Ranger commander preps for practices during pandemic

Althea Cunningham, reporter January 22, 2021

Junior Eugene Asis is the JROTC Ranger Team Commander, and he has to face a lot of changes this year.  The McKinley JROTC Ranger team plans to start practices after months of no activity due to the...

McKinley High School’s athletic field is still unfinished. Community support is important for this project to progress.

Let there be light (Opinion)

Laiza Cabote, guest writer December 13, 2020

McKinley High School’s athletic field is still unfinished. Community support is important for this project to progress. The Ala Moana-Kakaako Neighborhood Board on October 27 heard testimony from MHS...

The Pinion sent out a survey in early April. Here are some responses from McKinley's student athletes.

Morikuni reflects on pandemic’s effect on athletics

Ryan Vanairsdale and An Vo May 13, 2020

When the coronavirus became a pandemic in March, Hawaii closed school campuses, which also ended the spring athletic season. “It happened really fast. … Before spring break, I was hoping we would...

Water polo not like other sports

Water polo not like other sports

Nyler Acasio, head reporter April 25, 2020

When you think of a sport, you usually think feet moving on dry land. Not this sport. Water polo is an aquatic sport, played in a pool. Instead of running, the athlete’s swim, not only utilizing their...

An athlete to watch - Paxton Nouchi

An athlete to watch – Paxton Nouchi

Nyler Acasio, An Vo, and various April 22, 2020

When you think of an up-and-coming student athlete at McKinley High School, freshman Paxton Nouchi is one of them.  “I started playing sports when I was quite young, I was four years old when I started...

Boys varsity basketball makes states

Alexandria Buchanan, editor February 23, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team made a statement this year. This season, the Tigers hard work paid off and the team finished second in the D2 OIA playoffs and fourth in states. According to Head Coach...

The Tigers made it to states and got fifth this season. 
photo by Shileen Lafaele

Lady Tigers battle in states

Alexandria Buchanan, editor December 18, 2019

In 2018 McKinley High School’s varsity girls volleyball team made it to playoffs, but lost in the semifinals. The Lady Tigers played with a chip on their shoulder the following 2019 season and made...

A New Era in the NBA

A New Era in the NBA

Nyler Acasio, head reporter October 27, 2019

This NBA offseason has been a real game changer for the 2019-2020 season. With players moving and teams making changes, it is safe to say that this is the beginning of a new era without any “super teams”...

The JV football season was cancelled this year, meaning select underclassmen had to step up to play on the next level.

JV football season cancelled

Alexandria Buchanan, editor October 4, 2019

McKinley High School’s football team has suffered low numbers for years. This limited amount of players heavily affected the program, especially when players sat out because of injuries and academic...

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