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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...

April Fools: A Tricky Origin

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

April 5, 2016


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The April Fools origin is a very weird story that happened long ago back in 1000 AD. Many places back then enjoyed the pranks of others and it's been recognized everywhere for the citizens great and funny pranks. April Fools started as a practical joke on a calendar. During March, someone made a mistake...

A Flashlight with High Standard Military Features.

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

April 5, 2016


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The military has just recently invented an amazing heavy duty flashlight able to produce enough light to get you through those dark areas when you're alone.The X-700 was announced supposedly  to help you see on those dark nights to catch robbers and produce enough light for a bright trail when you're...

Hawaii Hot and Cold!

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

March 14, 2016


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We have been having some good and bad weather for the past week. It's been raining night and day, cold mornings and cold days. The weather couldn't possibly get worse, but it will get better starting today. Those cold winds are finally leaving for now until it comes back again. Winds have been light,...

This Day In History: March 6

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

March 7, 2016


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On March 6th, 2016, Friedrich Bayer & Co. patented the most common household drug today: aspirin. Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, was originally made from chemicals found in the bark of willow trees. The first people to use a primitive form of the painkiller were the Greeks. Hippocrates used it...

Facebook’s “Like” button is about to get some company

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

February 25, 2016


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Facebook has been testing out several new alternatives in addition to their 7 year old "like" button around the world, in places like Japan, Spain, and Ireland. This past Wednesday, Facebook  announced they would start making a "Haha", "Angry", and a few other responses, including a Heart for Love,...

This day in history – February 16

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

February 23, 2016


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Each and every day has it's own history. February 16th is no exception. Archeologists opened the tomb of King Tut on this day, a massive event in that time period. It was opened by Englishman Howard Carter in 1923. King Tutankhamen was a king that lived around 1400 B.C. It was discovered that he died...

Paul Breese Named “Living Treasure” Of Hawai’i

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

February 22, 2016


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Paul Breese, beloved member of the Kohala community, recently named Living Treasure of Hawai'i.

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