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

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