Thursday, June 27, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Friday, February 21, 1975

Carnival Grosses Estimated $50,000
UH ROTC to Discuss Military Careers
60 Summer Jobs Open for Youth
Stop TH-3 - UHers Urge
Soccer Team On to State Playoffs Today
Castle, MHS Seniors Challenge Each Other

1975 Tiger Grapplers Young But Enthusiastic Team
Mick Matmen Win Seventh, Down Waialua 46-11
Upset Kalani, 39-13 For Eighth Win
Wrap-up Season This Weekend Against Sabers, Red Raiders

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, February 20, 1975

HTY Schedules Performances Of 'Alice in Wonderland' at MHS
Pep Squad Applications Open Now
Speech Drama Students Compete In Konawaena
Annual Mankind Walk Slated for March 15
Anything That Can Go Wrong Will...
JV Nine Win Over Falcons, Govs - End Season With 9-4 Record
Girls Basketball Tops Leilehua

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Daily Pinion Staff

The Black and Gold 1975

Putting Out a Daily Paper is No Easy Task But the Pinion Does It

 Putting out a daily paper is not an easy task, having 45 inspired and hardworking students, a team of coed co-editors and a dedicated adviser combining efforts and producing the DAILY PINION was really something to be proud of.

 Staff members rushed to meet deadlines--sharing ideas and learning at the same time. Pictures had to be taken and cropped, stories had to be typed, headlines had to be printed and other numerous duties had to be performed. While making last minute corrections or retyping certain paragraphs, the Pinion staff strove to keep students and faculty members informed of what was going on in the school and in the community and world as it affected the school.

 The Daily Pinion was successfully published each day and sent to printshop teacher Mr. Charles Nakamura and his students to be printed. He gave much of his time to the printing of the paper with his knowledge of graphic arts. 

 A trip to the Honolulu Star Bulletin and Advertiser gave the staff insights to the professional equipment and procedures used to produce the papers. Trying something new, the staff drew mixed reactions from making a Pinion in a different format from the usual style-lengthwise.

 Selected students who devoted much of their time to the production of the paper and yearbook were inducted into the QUILL AND SCROLL, an honorary organization whose members are elected by the amount of work they had contributed towards the paper and yearbook. Several members from McKinley's chapter of Quill and Scroll took part in an initiation ceremony at the Hawaii Baptist Academy--starting their chapter of Quill and Scroll and inducting members in front of a school assembly. McKinley's chapter began in 1928.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, June 21, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, February 19, 1975

Research With Aloe Vera Wins First Place in Science Fair
75-6 Registration Orientation Set For S.S. Classes
Sierra Club Plans Camp
Cage Teams End Season
Problems in our Schools
ROTC To Honor Hawaii Director
Sacred Hearts Visitors

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, February 18, 1975

'Two Gentlemen of Verona' Will Open on February 28
Lisa Won Wins Bausch & Lomb Science Award
New Japanese Courses Offered Fall Semester
Ag Classes Replant Taro Patch
Military Personnel Will Analyze ASVAB Results
Professional Musician Practice Teaching

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Yearbook Staff

The Black and Gold 1975

Staff Musters Best Talents to Uphold Award Winning Yearbook

 It is nowhere possible to measure the time, effort and hard work put into producing a good yearbook. Although Yearbook I and II is officially in session during period five on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, only the students under the advisership of Mrs. May Lee Chung, knew of the extra time devoted to the BLACK AND GOLD spilling into afterschool, weekends, vacations and late at nights.

 Unlike other public and private schools with their separate newspaper and yearbook staffs and advisers, a lot of the personnel in McKinley's Publications served double duty on both the Pinion and Black & Gold.

 Only in the zany world of room 152 could one find a student writing, talking and typing at the same time. To a casual observer, the clowning array might have appeared at times like a three-ring circus. But to tri-editors Sandra Murashige, Roy Maeda, and Donda Jow, nothing could be further from the truth. The tri-editors found it a challenging task to follow the traditions of the 1974 yearbook, one that took the All American and Medalist awards from distinguished press associations. As deadlines approached the frustrations and frayed nerves mounted, seemingly to threaten the completion of the Black & Gold. But a stern adviser and a dedicated staff mustered their best talents to put together the 1975 Black & Gold.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

McKinley Carnival 1975


Ma 'n Pa, Foods, Games, Rides, Dances Ready
Bake Sale - General Store - Rock Dances - Fun For All

Food Booths - Manned by various MHS clubs and organizations
  Saimin - Aloha Ainas and Future Homemakers of America
  Hot Coffee and Undagi - Band
  Pizza - Chess Club and Future Business Leaders of America
  Chili Dog - Girls' Athletic Association and Taikas
  Stew, Hawaii and Huli Chicken - Japanese Club
  Corn-on-theCob - Leo Club
  Italian Ices - Mandarin Club
  Hamburgers - McKinley Theater Group and National Honor Society

Game Booths:
  Dime Toss - Senior Class
  Large Hoop - Junior Class
  Pied Piper - Sophomore Class
  Fish-Catching - Art and Math Clubs
  Tennis Throw - Christian Fellowship and Club Kuleana
  Add 'Em Up Darts - Filipino and Speech Clubs
  Spin for Prize - Korean and Tennis Clubs
  Water Pistol and Candle - Photography Club
  Dunking Booth - Sabre and Chain
  Fishpond - Science Club

Rides by Wally Yee - Ferris Wheel, Merry-Go-Round, Trabant, Salt and Pepper Shaker, Rock 'n Roll

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Friday, February 14, 1975

MHS Carnival Opens Today at 3 p.m.
Behind-The-Scene Workers Recognized
It's Carnival Time!
Scrip Sale Winners Listed
Ma 'n Pa, Foods, Games, Rides, Dances Ready
Motor Builders Compete Tomorrow At Ala Moana
Mick Grapplers Take On Falcons
Soccer Team Will Encounter Mules
Netters Open Against Bulldogs
Cagers Challenge Govs in Finale
Swimmers Vie In Championships
Tiger Golfers Beat Kahuku

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, February 13, 1975

Registration Counseling Begins in SS Classes For Next Year
Essay Contest Open For Bicentennial
Bake Sale Entries For General Store Due Tomorrow, 1 p.m.
Ma and Pa's Hat Sale
Tigers Capture OIA Soccer Crown
Heartbreaker Loss For Mick JV Nine
GAA Schedules Track Meet, Interested Girls May Sign Up

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, June 10, 2013


The Black and Gold 1975

Female  Enrollment Strengthens ROTC Program

 Female enrollment in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps has increased steadily since last year. Unexplained factors added to this intrigue, but the promise of even more females in the program was greatly welcomed.

 Weekly retreats took place on Wednesday afternoons as usual but a array of color was added to this year's regimented line as the girls marched forth in brand new plaid uniforms and the male officers in dress greens. The uniforms had the distinction of being the first in military history to have been issued by the United States Army.

 A yearly inspection, ranging from simple scrutinizing of cadets to the surveying of adequate equipment and facilities, was conducted in March by the Inspector General.

 Sabre and Chain, a club comprised of officers only, helped fellow cadets by conducting parties and social get-togethers to enlighten the regimentation of daily ROTC life.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, June 7, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion, Wednesday, February 12, 1975

Rod Young Plays to Capacity Black and Gold Assembly

McKinley Carnival Scrip Pre-Sale Progresses Slowly
Science Fair Judging Begins Tomorrow
Kim Chee Making For Carnival
Cagers Take On Rough Riders At Home Court Tonight
Strikers, Five Victories n Bowling
Seniors to Check List, Name Printing

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, February 11, 1975

Nancy Linn Named McKinley's Betty Crocker Homemaker
ROTC To Receive Two New Flags At Wed. Reveille
ROTC to Hand Parking, Radio Club to Man PA
Jayvee Tigers Challenge Bulldogs for 1st Place Tie - Crucial Game Today
Jackie Young, Randall Matsumoto Capture Mendonca Race Honors

From the pages of The Pinion, 1920-1921
  The first issue of the Pinion was published on October 4, 1920. The paper was printed bi-weekly instead of daily like today, and consisted of 4 pages. Subscription rates were 5 cents per copy, or 90 cents for the whole school year, a total of 16 issues.
  That year, statue-washing was done by the Citizenship Club initiates. There was also a school-wide song contest, with the sophomores taking first place.
  November saw the start of what was to become the new McKinley High School. Plans were being made to begin dredging Kewalo Basin and to fill in the site where McKinley now stands.
  The building of the new McKinley High School started in July of 1921, and was expected to be completed in time for second semester. the class of 1922 was the first to graduated from the new school.
  Black and Gold, the school annual, was published by the senior class. The regular price of 75 cents had been raised in 1920-1921 to one dollar, due to the rising cost of printing and materials.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pep Squad

The Black and Gold 1975

Exuberance, Spirit, Amity Aim Pep Squad to Coveted First Place

 In preparation for the annual State Cheerleading Contest held at Kahala Mall, the '74-75 Varsity Pep Squad featuring six vivacious cheerleaders, five lovely songleaders, one pep chairman and two drummer boys, began practice in July. 

Displaying their uniquely choreographed cheer routines with concinnity, they captured the well-deserved, coveted position of being the number one pep squad in the state. Pep squads representing various high schools throughout the island were judged on poise, choreography, and eye appeal.

 For many people, summer was a time of rest, but not for the pep squad. In addition to the hours they put into practice, they worked at the 50th State Fair manning their own booth to raise funds for their September mainland trip with the football team.

 The trip to San Francisco brought about many new experiences as they performed in the Galileo High School gym and at the game in freezing 40 degree weather.

 Honored as the best pep squad in the state brought many responsibilities and invitations to perform at various events. They performed at the third annual Carol Kai Bed Race, a basketball tournament at the HIC, and on a local television show in April.

 Selling ribbons, making rings, coaching class squads, going to various intermediate feeder schools to promote spirit, and participating in numerous pep rallies were a few of the infinite activities of this exuberant pep squad.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017