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Free Speech

Free Speech

March 13, 2020

Homecoming 2019 Video

Lighting of the M is a tradition at McKinley and takes place on the Thursday night of Homecoming Week. It's a great way for all the students to come together and celebrate being a Tiger!

Frank Camacho, Photography 2

October 21, 2019

Celebrating the First Amendment: Part 1

February 25, 2015

This placed third for video in the public school division of the 2015 Hawaii High School Journalism Awards.

Shaka Journalism

October 26, 2014

The Newswriting class watched KHON 2 News interview the principal and athletic director. After the interview, the reporter suggested the students and teacher shaka for the final credits.

Tips for beginning journalists

Sean Gleason, Print Design Co-Editor

May 20, 2014

Journalism is a tough industry. I'm Sean Gleason, renowned award winning co-editor of The Pinion, here to give beginning journalists tips to be almost as successful as I am. It all starts with the story idea. Having a solid story idea makes things much easier for you and makes your writing more pro...

News Writing allowed growth of knowledge in journalism and self

News Writing allowed growth of knowledge in journalism and self

Silvana Bautista, Web Co-Editor

May 16, 2014

On the first day of school, I stepped into The Pinion newsroom with a story based on the events of the previous day, which was the freshman orientation. That story was passable but I knew that it could have been better. Since that time, I have been taught the difference between writing a news story ...

We learned something about journalism

Lin Song and Jane Lavea

May 16, 2014

After a year of newswriting, we have a better vision of journalism. We learned the process of writing and putting together a newspaper. We also learned about our rights as a journalists and the purpose we have to always seek the truth. Leads should be concise, clear and colorful. There are different ty...