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Registration for the SAT

Jaycie Lewis, Reporter
September 15, 2016
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It's September 15th, and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is coming up very, very soon.  Tomorrow is going to be the final deadline for registration for the test and any information regarding how to register can be found at collegeboard.com. So you didn't sign up and you don't think you can register...

The Apple Empire continues with iPhone 7

Destiny Souze, Reporter
September 7, 2016
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With a release date set for September 16 the new iPhone 7 is promised to be the best iPhone yet. According to the Apple website, the aluminum, splash resistant phone is to be offered in two new colors (black and jet black), in addition to the colors already offered. An advance new camera system is...

The First First Friday of the year is still coming up!

Keiko Yamura
September 6, 2016
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Aloha Students and the Kohala community! First Friday is almost here! It was to be held September 2nd from 4-7pm in the school’s hallway by the front office, but was cancelled due to Hurricanes Madeline and Lester. There will be a number of vendors there selling products to raise money for various...

Pu’uhonua Cultural Festival was held in June

Kuha'o Kawaauhau, Reporter
August 30, 2016
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Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau was considered as a sacred place of refuge where all people can feel the spirit of peace and forgiveness. In ancient times, Kapu restrictions or laws were placed upon sacred Temple sights, or Heiau where no one was ever allowed to walk. Anyone who breaks the sacred Kapu, death...

Standards Based Grading comes to Kohala High

Destiny Souze, Reporter
August 18, 2016
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Kohala High School has officially switched over to Standards Based Grading. Standards Based Grading is comprised of 4 grades, A - exceeds state standards, B - meets state standards, C - approaching towards state standards, and F - does not meet state standards. With this in place students are encour...

He Ho’ailona Ke Kapu Ka Pahu

Kuha'o Kawaauhau, Reporter
August 16, 2016
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"The sacred sign is the sacred drum" Sacred drums, or Pahu, were in use for Hula entertainment by the Kumu Hula. It is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian culture that has been handed down from one generation to the next. Drums were also in use within religious ceremonies in Heiau, and are still in use...

SPED/ AVID Teacher Debbie Okubo Retiring After 20+ Years

SPED/ AVID Teacher Debbie Okubo Retiring After 20+ Years

Kaid Nickl, Reporter
May 17, 2016
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Kohala High School teacher Debbie Okubo (Or Mrs. Okubo) is retiring after more than 20 years of service to our school. Ask anyone, Mrs. Okubo is a loving, kind-hearted, hard working, professional teacher. She isn't afraid to chastise either; several students know of her "Excuse me!" scolding. She's...

Finals are approaching

Angelique Kokal, Reporter
May 12, 2016
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As the school year finally comes to a close, finals are just around the corner. For us students, finals are most commonly associated with stress, cram-studying, procrastination, sleep deprivation, and unease. Finals mark the end of a long, rigorous school year and are the last obstacle standing between...

Kohala Spring Trip to Greece & Italy 2016 and my experience

Kohala Spring Trip to Greece & Italy 2016 and my experience

Steven Pagano, Reporter
May 3, 2016
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During spring break, a few lucky Kohala High School students had the opportunity to travel to Greece and Italy with a company called EF Tours. I was one of them. We left on March 13 from the KOA or Kona International Airport around 10 O'clock at night. We then flew to LAX or Los Angeles Internationa...

10 Tips For Prom on a Budget

Angelique Kokal, Reporter
April 14, 2016
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Prom is now just around the corner and every girl is wanting to look and feel perfect, but that doesn't mean they have to break the bank to do so. Here are 10 tips that may help girls prepare for prom without breaking the bank. 1. Rather than getting an appointment at the spa/nail salon, get ready...

HP Reveals the World’s Thinnest Laptop yet

Angelique Kokal, Reporter
April 7, 2016
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HP recently came out with their new Spectre laptop, measuring in at four-tenths of an inch thick and weighing a bit less than two and a half pounds. The new Spectre laptop is lighter and also thinner than Apple's 13-inch Macbook Pro, but weighs slightly more than Apple's newest Macbook. The Spectre...

Will Apple’s New Night Shift Setting Help People Fall Asleep?

Angelique Kokal, Reporter
April 5, 2016
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Earlier this week, Apple came out with a new "Night Shift" setting for the newest version of its mobile operating system, IOS 9.3. Night Shift's main purpose is to change the colors of an iPhone or iPad screen to the warmer side of the color spectrum, diminishing the amount of blue light. Blue light...

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