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McKinley loses to Kahuku in varsity volleyball

Tiarrie Woods-Marks, Jada Augafa, and Victoria Koli

August 28, 2013


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by Jada Augafa Last night, the girls were excited; the crowd was cheering; the game was on. McKinley blue team’s Alexa Kailieha got five kills on Kahuku, with Lauren Oakland catching her back. Kahuku was on the Tiger’s tail, but McKinley came back strong in the last set in the finishing 3 m...

Tigers beat Moanalua

Tigers beat Moanalua

Corwin Shapiro, reporter; Maelani Taumua‎, photographer, freelancer

August 24, 2013


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McKinley beat Moanalua 28 to 21 in the first football game of the season. School spirit was in the air.  The game ran from around 7:45 PM to around 10:20 PM. There were many fantastic plays made by McKinley, both offensively and defensively. McKinley maintained a strong lead throughout most of the g...

Hunting – a way of life on Lanai

Hunting – a way of life on Lanai

Isaiah Blanko-Rettig, reporter

August 24, 2013


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My dad and my uncle hunt on Lanai as a sport also as a way of life. I love going with them. This is the hunting life on Lanai. Lanai is the sixth largest island in the Hawaiian chain. It is the only island that sits on a plateau. One of the major sports on the island is hunting. There’s a variety...

Takamori honored at athletic banquet

Takamori honored at athletic banquet

Briana Ribillia-Ramones

June 2, 2013


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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...

Journey to the finish line

Journey to the finish line

Sean Gleason, freelancer

June 2, 2013


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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...

Takamori honored at athletic banquet

Briana Ribillia-Ramones

May 17, 2013


Filed under 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, "€œI'm going to miss Mr.Takamori because he's done a lot for all sports. Without him the cheerleading team wouldn't...

Students help raise money in charity run

Annie Lien

May 17, 2013


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McKinley students and teachers took their time out on April 19 to run in support of children battling cancer. The charity run was called €œHeroes for a Miracle.€ The main objective was to run two laps around the school until students or teachers reached the finish line adorned with balloons. McKinley...

Saavedra shreds up the water

Chanel Alarca

April 17, 2013


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Interested in a sport? How about a sport that combines three sports in one? Wakeboarding is a combination of surfing, water skiing, and snowboarding. Wakeboarding is a water sport; you use a wakeboard to ride over the water while being pulled behind a boat, usually a ski boat. How €œwakeboarding got...

Journey to the Finish Line

Sean Gleason

February 11, 2013


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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...

Bardouche recalls learning to surf from dad at Waikiki’s Kuhio Beach, falls and all

Joseph Bardouche

November 28, 2012


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I always loved surfing at Waikiki, and I still do. But the reason why I stay at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki is because it is where I surfed for the first time. I was 5 at the time where I saw surfers at Kuhio catching waves. I was impressed with the sport and begged my dad to teach me. Immediately he said...

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