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Seniors maintained social distancing as they waited outside the auditorium.

McKinley celebrates commencement during pandemic

Ryan Vanairsdale, editor May 25, 2020

On May 24, McKinley High School had a modified graduation ceremony to give seniors a graduation experience while obeying coronavirus safety guidelines. There was a virtual ceremony from 9:30 to 10:00...

Are you bored during lockdown?

Are you bored during lockdown?

Mark Ontolan, reporter May 23, 2020

The coronavirus canceled your spring break plans, sporting events, concerts and late night rendezvous. While restrictions are slowly being lifted, we are still facing a summer with no schoolwork but plenty...

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...

Edward John Art C Lansangan:  “What did I say? The crown (cap) always fits! And don’t forget to keep moving forward.”

Cap and Gown Photo Slideshow

May 13, 2020

Because physical school was closed due to the coronavirus, seniors had to make a special trip to campus on May 6 to pick up their cap and gown. The Pinion reached out to seniors and asked them to share...

A letter from your student body president

A letter from your student body president

Regina Nguyen May 1, 2020

Aloha Students of McKinley High School, During this time of adversity, we are faced with the reality that the future is filled with many uncertainties. With the last quarter of the school year spent...

McKinley High School’s 300-plus seniors knew their final year would be one for the history books.

Senior year altered by COVID-19

An Vo and Kelly Cheng April 30, 2020

On March 15, the Hawaii Department of Education decided to close schools for a brief time in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Eventually, physical classes and all in-person activities were canceled...

'Outbreak' relevant to our time

‘Outbreak’ relevant to our time

Mark Ontolan, reporter April 30, 2020

One of my favorite old movies is “Outbreak.” This movie is about a dangerous airborne virus called “motaba” that came from an African monkey that was smuggled into the U.S. The virus hits a California...

Tigers fill time in lockdown

Tigers fill time in lockdown

Julia Linn, reporter April 30, 2020

When the Department of Education canceled school for the rest of the school year and students couldn’t meet up with friends and go out, Tigers were, for the most part, home alone, wondering what to do...

My fur-friends and me during lockdown

My fur-friends and me during lockdown

Joesph Brown, reporter April 30, 2020

Let me start with introducing you to my Auntie’s dog Sassy. She is still a puppy. Can you believe that this big animal is still a puppy?  Sassy was actually going to be sent to the Humane Society...

Stay at Home

Stay at Home

Kelly Cheng, reporter April 28, 2020

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