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Where are the Trade Winds?

Jonard Asencion
January 12, 2016
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Over the past week, we have had some heavy showers of rain that has caused some of our trade winds to suddenly blow away. As we wait for the trades to come back, we will be experiencing some vog all over the island. With no trade winds blowing it all way, blame the vog if you've got some throat problems...

Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening Project

Patricia Yamura, Reporter
January 12, 2016
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As many of you have already noticed if you’ve been to Kona recently, there’s a lot of work being done on the side of the road beginning near the airport. This road work is the second phase of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening Project. The first phase was the widening of the highway beginn...

Sugar Cane Ending In Hawai’i

Steven Pagano, Reporter
January 11, 2016
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This year 2016, will mark the last year that Hawai'i will no longer be producing sugar cane. The sugar cane industry has been ongoing in Hawai'i for over 150 years and is finally meeting its end. The Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC&S) on the island of Maui will be laying off 675 employees...

Obama In Hawai’i

Steven Pagano, Reporter
December 17, 2015
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In 3 days 5 hours 20 minutes and 28 seconds from when I'm writing this our president Barrack Obama will be on vacation in Hawai'i. This will be the final Hawaii trip for our P.O.T.U.S (President of the United States). Obama will be leaving on the 18th of December. As I stated earlier this will be the...

Finals Week Has Finally Arrived

Angelique Kokal, Reporter
December 15, 2015
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Finals week or final semester exams have inescapably arrived. For most of us finals mean stress, cram-studying, exhaustion, and being a slave to time. Finals week marks the end of the semester and is the last 4 days of school standing between us students and winter break. Finals for most of us, likely,...

Dengue Fever Is Still On The Rise

Angelique Kokal, Reporter
December 8, 2015
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The Big Island of Hawaii now has 139 confirmed cases of dengue fever and rose by 3 over the weekend. The confirmed 139 cases of dengue fever was announced Monday afternoon by the Hawaii Department of Health. This amount of confirmed cases has just slightly risen from the 136 confirmed cases on Friday,...

Winter Spirit Week Themes 2015 (December 7-11)

Angelique Kokal, Reporter
December 8, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, News

This year's winter spirit week has finally arrived! Spirit week is a great chance to show some spirit for the holiday season, by dressing up in the selected themes for each day of the week and by engaging in fun activities created by the school. Spirit week will be lasting from this Monday, Dec...

San Bernardino mass shooting community Snapchats images

Keiko Yamura, Reporter
December 7, 2015
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On December 2, 2015, at 11am, there was another very unfortunate mass shooting that occurred in San Bernardino, a city located in California. It is said that two assailants opened fire at a party in the Inland Regional Center resulting in 14 people being killed and 21 others were wounded. Police say...

U.S Census Bureau Confirms Hawaiian Pidgin English as Language

Keiko Yamura, Reporter
December 3, 2015
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Recently, the United States Census Bureau recognized Hawaiian Pidgin English as an official language. From 2009-2013 the bureau surveyed 326,873 people living in Hawai’i about any other language spoken at home besides English. Along with Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, and Ilocano, Hawaiian Pidgin Englis...

Financial Aid Night Is Just Around The Corner

Angelique Kokal, Reporter
November 30, 2015
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Kohala High School is planning to present the annual Financial Aid night on this week Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the High School Library. This presents a great opportunity for parents and students alike to achieve a great amount of knowledge about the types of financial aid available,...

The Creation Of Cyber Monday

Angelique Kokal, Reporter
November 30, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, News

Cyber Monday is the marketing day for the first Monday after Thanksgiving. The designation "Cyber Monday" was generated by marketing companies to sway people to shop online. The deals on Cyber Monday are generally offered by lesser retailers that cannot compete with large retailers. On the past...

Yearbooks still available for purchase

Angelique Kokal, Reporter
November 30, 2015
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Did you miss or forget to purchase a yearbook at registration, but wish to purchase one? Good news for you. Yearbooks can still be purchased through Ms. Tia Ubilas in Room 16. The sale prices are listed below: Regular Yearbook: $50 Deluxe Yearbook: $55 ( the deluxe yearbook includes student's...

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