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Boys falling behind in school?

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

May 19, 2016

In local and national schools, girls are beating boys in about every data point that's measured. That's been the case for years in fact, with the gap in achievement constantly growing. Throughout the Hawaiian islands, public school girls have been shown to graduate from high school at higher rates...

HHSAA Track and Field State Championship Results

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

May 12, 2016

For their third year in a row, the Kamehameha boys track and field team dominated at this year's state track and field meet. The Kamehameha Warriors won the 2016 HHSAA championship with a total of 78.33 points, topping Punahou and Baldwin, who were both close behind. Kamehameha led in throwing events...

Finals are approaching

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

May 12, 2016

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...

Have Selfies Gone Too Far?

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

May 3, 2016

Recently, a fifteen-year-old boy in India died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a selfie. Ramandeep Singh was posing with his father's .32 caliber pistol on Friday evening when he accidentally pulled the trigger, according to the police department in Punjab state. The safety...

David Gomes’ Ukulele Construction Mentorship Program Seeking Members

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

May 2, 2016

David Gomes, Ka Hana No'eau Mentor, is currently taking in mentees for our school's Ukulele Construction Mentorship Program. Kohala High School will be signing up six student mentees who are able to commit to completing the after school program. During the program, students will learn skills in ukulele...

Netflix Prices Going Up

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

April 25, 2016

Back in October, Netflix announced they would be raising the price of their standard HD plan to $10 per month. The new rate of $10 was expected to be carried out in May. Netflix announced this Monday that they will raise their price gradually over the course of 2016, a strategy they call "un-grandfathering." Additionally...

Athletic Awards Banquet to be held May 16

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

April 19, 2016

All KHS coaches, athletes, and their parents are invited to attend the Athletic Awards Banquet in celebration of athletic achievements of the 2015-2016 school year. The Banquet will be held on Monday, May 16, from 6pm-9pm in the Kohala High School Cafeteria. The Fall, Winter, and Spring sports will be...

10 Tips For Prom on a Budget

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

April 14, 2016

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...

Scientists Connect BP Oil Spill to Baby Dolphin Deaths

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

April 14, 2016

Scientists believe the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is most likely to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of stillborn and baby dolphins that washed ashore following the 2010 destructive explosion. Recent research released Tuesday by the Diseases of Aquatic Organisms found evidence linking...

HP Reveals the World’s Thinnest Laptop yet

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

April 7, 2016

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

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...

Prom 2016 tickets go on sale after Spring Break

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

March 14, 2016

This year's 2016 Junior/Senior Prom is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Waikoloa Marriott Beach Resort from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm. This year's Junior/Senior prom theme will be "Take Me to Neverland." The ticket sales will run from March 29 until April 8 and will be priced at $65...

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