Headlines McKinley Graduates, Senior Place In Modern Home Design Contest State Voters Go To Polls Tomorrow In Primary Election Pinion Features MTG Tomorrow Mr. Pollock Spends Summer On Deserted Island 18 Songleaders Selected For Class Pep Squads J.V. Tiger Take On Radford This Afternoon
Headlines Juniors Have New Class Adviser, Planning Many Year Long Activities Hawaiian Science, Engineering Fair Plans for April MHS Tigers Take 27-0 Spill In Kailua Surf Japan Baseball Trip Culminates Two Years of Preparation
Everyday Life Contends with Academic, Social and Make Believe Throughout the hubbub of national and local issues, the students of McKinley High School contended with academics, the status quo, and everyday life. An unfortunate event, shortly after school began, was the death of Lauro Pedronan, a junior and immigrant student. The tragedy, the result of a fight, shocked the campus and made the entire school population take a good look around them. A somber atmosphere prevailed for many weeks afterwards. Sorrow once again struck the campus in late November, with the passing of Mrs. Namiko Yoshimura, a custodian at McKinley. Affectionately known as "Mama san", she suffered a heart attack while on the job. She had worked long and hard beautifying the area round the social studies building. In an attempt to bridge the communication gap between students, the student council held mass meetings to discuss the involvement of students within their class levels. Yet apathy reappeared as the results of student voting showed less than 20 percent of sophomores casting ballots for their class officers. The once lush, green agricultural field was bare and weed ridden due to the retirement of the agricultural technology teacher. By November the field was green again after a new teacher came. Filling the scene as much as the news happenings on campus, was the fashion trend for both guys and girls. Midis and maxis came back in style, although they were tried a few years ago by the fashion set. Long skirts, sweater tops, and high-heeled sandals and shoes, reminiscent of the 40's and 50's flourished on campus. In contrast, guys preferred the casual, comfortable look, as indicated by shorts and aloha shirts worn. Kikaider and Rainbowman, kiddie heroes replacing Superman and Batman, struck McKinleyites with as much fancy as the younger generation. These events marked another year that was different, imaginative, and unique, according to the people who lived, and caused it to live, as an expression of their thoughts and feelings as one person to another.
Headlines Sophomores Voting in Primary Today - Presidential Candidates, Vice Presidential Candidates Yearbook Sets Final Senior Picture Taking How Many Will Vote? Aloha United Way Campaign Underway The Mad Hatters
World Hangups and Local Politics Intermingle with Puka Shells
After two years of allegations, investigations and revelations stemming from the Watergate incident, the entire episode reached its climax in August, when President Richard M. Nixon resigned from the presidency.
Under the guidance of Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the United States, the country began to move in a positive direction.
As the plummeting recession continued to break the back of the nation's faltering economy, the Ford administration quickly set its target on this, the number one concern.
Despite his initial popularity, President Ford drew heavy criticism when he granted a full pardon to the former president, on matters pertaining to the Watergate coverup, conditional amnesty to draft dodgers and military deserters.
While President Ford struggled to retain public confidence, congress made lengthy investigations on the controversial vice presidential nominee, Nelson Rockefeller.
The possibility of a world food shortage also attracted the attention of the United States. Various nations met together in Rome in an attempt to find solutions for the world's hungry.
On the local scene, Election '74 was the big newsmaker. In the gubernatorial race it was the democratic primary winners George Ariyoshi and Nelson Doi, over Republicans Randolph Crossley and Ben Dillingham. Governor Ariyoshi, a graduate of McKinley and Lt. Governor Doi, represented the first orientals to hold such high state positions in the country.
An interesting respite to all of this was the puka shell fad. Shell pickers scoured the North and West shores of the island to make jewelry which became popular from coast to coast.
What kind of a year was it? Well, it was a year of crisis and problems across the country and over the world.
Headlines S C Initiates Class Meetings Today - Voting on Constitutional Revisions Na Kini Performing at King's Alley MTG Schedules 'Count Dracula' For Halloween Miss McKinley High School Candidates Varsity Pep Squad Sponsoring Tryouts for Class Song, Cheerleaders Uni-Club Plans Special Club Day for October 9 Rack Up Da Surfriders Good Luck to Class Meetings Library Subscribes to 70 Magazines Silva, Strunk, Out of Game Injury Plagued Tigers To Battle Surfriders at Stadium Tomorrow McKinley's Champion Varsity Pep Squad
Like a fresh flower sprung from the morning dew--McKinleyites began the fall semester anew, involved in worlds of their own or sharing other's worlds. Each constantly expressed his views and opinions of an ever changing world, through the working, studying and playing facets of life. Music provided the means for students who felt that was the best way to express their feelings and to relax from the pressures of McKinley and the rest of the world. It was not uncommon to see informal groups lingering in or out of the buildings making their own music of listening to it on pocket radios. Beauty being in the eyes of the beholder, made itself clear as students employed their talents and interests in the artistic field. They explored various modes of art such as painting, weaving and ceramics. Appreciation of artistic works ranged from the sell out of the many hued, original football ribbons sold at the beginning of the year to the crowded art classes offered to students.
While prospects of life fleeted by, many formed new friendships through each of the three years spent at McKinley. In discovering new people, friendships and acquaintances of yesteryear were sometimes lost. And as the people of McKinley High School evolved throughout these years, they found that the consequences of what they did invariably affected others, as they interrelated with each other as one person to another.