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A New Era in the NBA

A New Era in the NBA

Nyler Acasio, 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” in the NBA, as well as fresh starts for star players changing teams. One big offseason move wa...

JV football season cancelled

JV football season cancelled

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant 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 probation. This year, head coach Pat Silva decided cancelled the JV season to keep the underclassmen...

‘Rise of the Wahine’ is a must watch

‘Rise of the Wahine’ is a must watch

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

October 4, 2019

The Rainbow Wahine Volleyball team is always able to draw a crowd of excited fans to their volleyball games. However, this group of athletes did not always have this community support. The film Rise of the Wahine: Championships of Title IX highlights one of the biggest women's rights movements in ...

Morikuni guides athletes

Morikuni guides athletes

Nyler Acasio and Thai Bui

September 23, 2019

Bob Morikuni only cries during sports movies. That's how much he loves sports. Since 2012, he’s worked as McKinley High School’s athletic director, but he didn’t start that way. Morikuni was the boys basketball coach for McKinley and assistant athletic director first. “When I coached baske...

Richardson likes to watch wrestling

Richardson likes to watch wrestling

Kevin Lee, Reporter

May 24, 2019

Imialoa'a Richardson is a teacher in McKinley High School and  likes to watch wrestling. His favorite wrestler is CM Punk. "He stands for principles that I believe in," he said. He watches Raw, Smackdown Live and Pay Per View. He also coaches wrestling at McKinley. "I like coaching,"...

Friday Night Prime Time 2019

Friday Night Prime Time 2019

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

May 10, 2019

The Friday Night Prime Time program was created for students with special needs, giving them the opportunity to represent their schools on a basketball team. This allows students who would not be able to play for school’s athletic programs the chance to compete together. “I loved playing ...

Looking back on high school track star Christopher Martin

Looking back on high school track star Christopher Martin

Amoreena Godoy, reporter

May 10, 2019

It was 1990. Christopher Martin was a high school track star, getting attention in his local paper. "'He was ready to go,' said Wheaton North hurdle coach Don Helberg. 'He wanted to double-dip that York kid. Chris rose to the occasion.' Martin says the weather didn’t bother him at all. 'I think it’s (t...

Wrestlers take first in states

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

April 27, 2018

One year ago, wrestlers Laulii Iosefa and Ezekiel Samuelu both placed third in states, but they weren’t satisfied. This season, the duo both brought home first place state titles in their weight classes. “I had to stay positive and work harder,” Samuelu said. “I feel happy knowing how hard...

Boys soccer team claims Division II Championship

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

April 27, 2018

1977 was the last year the McKinley High School boys soccer team held the title of OIA champions. On Feb. 3, the Tigers challenged the Kalaheo Mustangs and took home the Divison II Championship title with their 3-2 win, ending the 41-year dry spell. “This season was just special. Even though we...

Tigers ready for new season

Tigers ready for new season

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

December 13, 2017

It’s winter time, but the grind won’t stop over the holidays for McKinley High School’s athletes. The boys varsity basketball team has been practicing and conditioning hard since summer to prepare for a good season. Adonis Navarro, a junior point guard for the Tigers, thinks the team works very...