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Nepal Earthquake

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

May 8, 2015

On April 25th, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. More than 8,000 people were killed, and 17,000 people injured. Many Nepalese homes are completely ruined, and it will take a long time to build back up. The UN estimates that 2.8 million people have lost their homes, and many historic UNESCO...

Dress Code Meeting Wednesday

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

May 4, 2015

On Wednesday, April 26th at 5:00 pm, there was a dress code meeting for students to discuss the possible options with dress code and uniforms. The presentation was in the library. Ms Ubilas and Ms. Brown talked about the benefits and drawbacks of having uniforms, what they might look like, the cost (estimated...

TMT Protests continue

TMT Protests continue

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

April 27, 2015

The TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) being built on Mauna Kea is causing huge controversy worldwide. TMT is also a non-profit corporation. The 18 story tall and 1.44 acre telescope will be the largest telescope in the world when it is completed in 2024, although plans for even bigger telescopes are already...

End of the Year

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

April 16, 2015

Quarter 4 just started and the school year is almost coming to an end. The Seniors are getting ready for their graduation, on May 30th, 2015. There are constant meetings during morning recess for commencement committee and Senior Banquet Committee on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Seniors are in suspense...

Spring Break

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

April 6, 2015

Spring break this year was during March 16 to the 20th, a full week. Many people did fun and exciting things. Some people went travelling to far-away places, while others stayed on the Big Island. Some people had competitive sport practices and tournaments, such as Tennis and Softball. Isabel Steinhof...

Snow, Winter Storm and High Wind for Big Island

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

March 11, 2015

On the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa there are currently high wind warnings as well as a winter storm warning up till 6 PM Thursday (March 12, 2015). The winds are between 40 and 55 mph, but could get as high as 50 to 60, even 80 mph. The road is closed as well, and because of the difficult conditions...

Momofuku Ando

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

March 10, 2015

On Thursday, March 5th 2015, Google honored Momofuku Ando with their “Google Doodle”. He invented instant noodles and revolutionized fast food. He was born in Taiwan in 1910, but moved to Japan after World War 2. Because of the common food shortages, he was inspired to make cheap meals that he believed...

ACT Testing March 3rd

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

March 4, 2015

The Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors all took an ACT test on March 3rd this year. There was a completely free breakfast served at the Cafeteria at 8 am. Then, at 8:30 testing began. Freshman took the Explore and Sophomores took the Plan. Juniors took the regular ACT test. Seniors presented  their senior...

Martin Luther King Day

Valerie Hageraats

January 29, 2015

  Monday, January 19th was Martin Luther King Day. Kohala High and other public schools across America had the day off, in remembrance of Martin Luther King and the history of racial segregation in our country. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on the 15th in 1929, at Atlanta Georgia (the day...

Christmas Season Starting Early

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

December 11, 2014

It is said over and over again. The Christmas season is starting earlier every year!  Retailers and other big companies put out ads, sales, decorations and products out every year, some starting as early as September. According to a news site CNBC, consumer searches started on October 23rd last year,...

World AIDS Day

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

December 2, 2014

December 1st was World AIDS Day. The day is meant to bring awareness to AIDS and to show support.  The symbol of the disease is a red ribbon. The first World AIDS day was almost 26 years ago, in 1988. AIDS is a disease  that comes from HIV, and 34 million people have HIV right now in the world.  In...

Election Day

Valerie Hageraats, Reporter

December 1, 2014

Election Day this year was on Tuesday, November 4, and hopefully many people will have turned up for voting at the Kohala High school cafeteria. All of the public schools are closed on that day. The Primary Election was already 3 months ago, in early August to take an initial vote on the candidates....

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