The Pinion

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...

Winter season busy for cheerleaders

Jessica Thepsenavong

November 28, 2012


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Winter is one of the busiest times of the year for the cheerleaders. Normally winter marks the beginning of their competitive season. This year they have done remarkably; both JV and Varsity made their way to the OIA Cheer Championships. Besides being in gear for competition, the cheerleaders also...

Bowlers assert bowling is a sport: skilled, competitive

Derek Haugen

October 25, 2012


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Is bowling really a sport? Dictionary.com defines sport as “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature,” so let’s take a look at McKinley’s Boys Bowling Team. All bowlers have skills and are very competitive. Bowling is a very competitive...

Tigers take on the Surfriders

Ariana Makasiale

September 25, 2012


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For the past two years, the Tigers have managed to win both homecoming games. So, this year the expectations are high. "We've won both games since I was a freshman,"says Mathias Tuitele-lafeta (captain of the football game), "€œIf we win this game it will make three years of homecoming games." The...

McKinley Takes on La Salle in Oregon

Annie Lien

September 17, 2012


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It was 4:00 pm on August 31st when the McKinley Tigers played against the La Salle Falcons in Corvallis, Oregon. They left Honolulu, Hawaii on August 29th. Before the game, the McKinley football boys felt "pretty confident," said Sakalaia Hungalu (11), an offensive tackle from McKinley'€™s team....

Sports provide benefits

May 8, 2012


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"Sports enhance personality, teach respect and increase one'€™s quality of life,"€ says Neal Takamori, McKinley athletic director. Being active and exercising every day helps support the body'€™s health and performance. At McKinley, we have 20 different sports that students can take part in....

Water polo team shows Tiger pride

Kelsey David

May 3, 2012


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“Water polo is similar to other sports, yet is still unique,” said Tawny Stockinger (10), a member of the girl’s water polo team. “It’s a mix of football because of the contact, basketball because you have to dribble the ball down the pool, and soccer because of the goals.” In water...

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