Headlines: Sophomores Elect Senators, Two To Grievance Board Camp Kokokahi Site For SC Leadership Seminars, Oct. 8-10 Senior T-Shirt Sign Up Ends Today Jon Shimizu Also Attended Math Meet Traditional Initiation Unites Band Members FEATURES/NEWS/EDITORIAL Swim Intramurals Will Open Girls Athletic Competition ROTC Game - Maul the Mules Primary Election Tomorrow
STUDENT LIFE Contrasting, yet encompassing the academic side of school, student life on McKinley's campus was determined by the individual. Students had options to do what they wanted -- whether to join clubs and become socially involved or to do their own thing. Many school-sponsored events were extra-curricular, involving many hours outside the normal school day, such as homecoming and the annual carnival. And, for many activities, it was the students who made them happen, with the undying devotion of some faculty members. Academically, student life was similar to the previous year, with periods of the same length. For some, the 90 minutes still proved too long to sit down and absorb the knowledge offered them. Whatever the case, student life was highly distinctive, determined by the individual desires.
Headlines: Sophomore Class Elects Officers: It's Ross, Wendy, Fay, and Marcella Senior Girl Trains With National Science Foundation Pride & Spirit Assembly Scheduled Mick Jayvees Draw A Bye This Week Juniors Ordering Class Shirts For Tomorrow's Assembly, SING! 'Cantebury Tales' Tryouts
Headlines: Math Team Places Eigth In First Oahu League Met Search Begins for Junior Miss Senior Boys Slated For Yearbook Pics Saturday, Sunday Guitar Club Meets Weekly Tigers Roll Over Falcons, 45-6 Behind Awesome Defense Girls X-Country Opens Saturday At Kalani High Bowlers Challenge Farrington Today
INTERACTION Many things have affected the McKinley of today and the direction in which it was focused. But, it is not the school alone; students of different cultures with ever-changing ideas and attitudes, the faculty's philosophy on education and the administration's management of the school policies are all determining factors of McKinley's uniqueness. Add these primary components to teaching, learning and just relating to one another, and the picture of McKinley becomes complete.
Headlines: Sophs Vote For Grievance Board, Senators Get Your Parking Sticker 'Walk Close to Me' Winter Prom Scheduled For Dec. 17 at Ilikai Junior Class Undertakes Nov. 13 Get-Together Luau 'Cantebury Tales' Auditions Today Boys Volleyball Defeats Kalani; Girl Spikers Open Season Today Bowling Debuts Against Governors At Bowl-O-Drome Class Level Pep Squads Chosen
MHS Aims for Individuality The school year as one of many changes both internally and externally. With the back of district exceptions and the development of rural areas came the decrease in student enrollment, from over 2400 to 2299, but still making McKinley one of the largest public high schools in Hawaii. The decrease was also responsible for the loss of two teachers. Campus security was increased with the hiring of two campus security aides. Acculturation counselors were also available for immigrant students. Permanent chain link fencing was installed on the campus bordering Kapiolani Boulevard during the summer of 1976 for the State Farm Fair, annually held on the school grounds. It provided a restraint to students and trespassers alike. The appointment of a new DOE superintendent, Charles Clark brought more change to the Hawaii public school system, one of which was the 30-hour school schedules. The number of credits required for graduation was raised from 18 to 21, beginning with the graduating class of 1981. These events signaled changes now, and those yet to come, thus focusing on graduating high school students proficient in language arts, math and science and generally well-rounded as individuals.
NEWS/EDITORIAL New Cheers For a New Year... And an Old One, Too... Come to todays pep rally! Help! Us Cheer On To Tigers Victory Building School Spirit A Long Summer for Pep Squad FEATURES Have You Got That Spirit!
Headlines: Soph. Runoffs, Sr. Color, Mascot Voting Today Senior Pic-Taking Underway Females Join ROTC Program For Fourth Year at McKinley PTSA Slats First Meeting For October 7 SPORTS Tigers Challenge Falcons as New Coach Debuts Have You Got That Spirit? Barbara Sato is Guidance Chairman
‘76-7 Focus: Politics, Swine Flu, Hokule'a What is happening now? The year 1976-77 was a major one for politics, especially in Washington, and on the local scene. The presidential election was one of the closest in our nation's history; even the experts had conflicting opinions of its outcome. But democrat Jimmy Carter hung on to his early election lead, despite President Gerald Ford's last minute surge, to edge out the incumbent by a handful of electoral votes. On the local level, many new faces were seen in the State House and Senate. The defeat of seasoned incumbents was in part due to the controversial pay raise and pension bill passed in the 1976 session. Integrity and experience were key issues to many campaigns but public trust still wavered. Again, Hawaii's Democratic party made a sweep of all the major seats, as Spark Matsunaga was elected to the U.S. Senate and Cec Heftel and Dan Akaka to the House of Representatives. Predicted voter apathy was not the case; Hawaii's eligible voters turned out in force for the November 2nd General Election. Approximately 85 percent of the registered voters exercised their rights, more than many states in the nation. Politics was not the only major issue -- the threat of a deviate swine flu epidemic resulted in a mass immunization program throughout the United States. News of possible vaccine-related deaths caused the shutdown of clinics in certain cities, but did not deter Hawaii residents from being immunized. Again, Hawaii's turnout was better than other states. The Bicentennial was far from over as the return of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a rekindled spirit and enthusiasm. Islanders turned out by the thousands to greet the vessel and her crew at Magic Island, the end of her round trip to Tahiti in August. She then became an educational exhibit. One of the latest mainland fads to reach the islands was CB (citizens band) radio craze. Tell-tale antennae could even be seen on a number of McKinleyites' cars. Though somewhat expensive, it proved to be more useful than most fads. By now it was apparent that the year was one full of changes for this country.
Headlines: Coach Gay Resigns, Marques Takes Over - 'For Good of Team' Sophomores Voting for Officers Today Cast Your Ballot at Soph Court during Activity Period Sophs Get Involved Today Jr. Class Meeting Set for Thursday