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The History of Christmas

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

December 17, 2015


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Christmas is most well-known as a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus. Christmas has evolved over the course of centuries into a worldwide festivity, incorporating numerous pre-Christian traditions into the celebrations. In present day, Christmas is a time for family reunions and a time for...

DUI With Self Driving Cars?

Jaycie Lewis, Reporter

December 17, 2015


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Wait, self driving cars?!?!  You heard me right.  Ever since 2011, the first law was passed in Nevada to allow the use of driverless autonomous vehicles on the road.  It is 2015 now and more and more and more states are passing this law as well. These driverless cars are funded by Google and are...

YouTuber controversy; when does prank go too far?

Donna Botelho, Reporter

December 3, 2015


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Recently YouTuber stars have always had some types of hate because of their choice of career and such. But there is a fine line between humor and just being a jerk. YouTube "Star" Sam Pepper has had a lot of hate in the past because of his choice of videos and content. He has assaulted some girls in...

The Meaning of Thanksgiving

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

November 24, 2015


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Thanksgiving is coming up just around the corner now, this in most cases means feasting, four-day weekends, football games and family reunions. The first Thanksgiving was neither a feast nor a football game, it was a very simple gathering. Trailing the Mayflower's arrival at Plymouth Rock on Dec 11,...

Airport Contraband Ups Security!

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

November 5, 2015


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Have you carried anything that may be contraband in your hand carry or suitcase? Be aware! Airport security makes sure no contraband gets on the plane. But there have been reports of contraband constantly being sighted on airport scanners. They have found bottles of wine, sharp objects, hidden weapons,...

Processed Meats Causing Cancer?

Jaycie Lewis, Reporter

November 5, 2015


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Wait; are you telling me bacon can give you cancer? Studies have recently shown that processed meats such as bacon, hot dogs, red meats, etc. have a cancer causing chemical called carcinogen.  Carcinogen is in the same category as tobacco and asbestos (both cause cancer in over exposed).  This doesn't...

The Homecoming Dance Update!

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

October 29, 2015


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Didn't go to the Homecoming Dance? Want some info? It was a blast. This year's homecoming  dance was pretty good I guess.  We had many people participate in this year's homecoming and therefore I hope it was good. Most people said "Hey, it was pretty great." Others say "It could've been better." Even...

Kohala students planning a trip to Italy and Greece

Steven Pagano, Reporter

October 20, 2015


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Recently Kohala School has been looking for some students to go on a educational tour to Greece and Italy. The main problem is that each student must find a way to raise a little over $4,000. This tour is a 12 day trip starting off with a whole day in the plane or about 23 hours long according to Go...

Treasure Hunters Reunite Jewelry to Owners.

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

September 10, 2015


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Have you ever lost jewelry on the beach? Do you want to find it? Ask these three vacationist who may have found your jewelry. As they were searching the beach, looking for valuable treasures they stumble upon tons of jewelry. They decided on trying to return the jewelry to whomever owns it. Many people...

Welcome Back Dance – Yay or Nay?

Jashel Jose, Reporter

August 31, 2015


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Kohala High School threw a ‘Welcome Back’ dance at the school cafeteria on August 20th. The purpose of the dance was to welcome the 2015-‘16 school year, but was it a success? I got to interview a few students that attended the dance. A lot of them enjoyed it, and they had a great time. Ther...

Kohala High Superheroes STUCO theme for the year

Kohala High Superheroes STUCO theme for the year

Miranda Canniff, Reporter

August 29, 2015


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What's the first thing that pops into your head when you hear "SUPERHERO"? Probably Batman, Superman, or Spiderman right? This year at Kohala High School, a new school theme has been introduced by this year's student council(STUCO) officers, redefining what it means to be a superhero. This theme is meant...

Happy Birthday Duke Kahanamoku!

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

August 27, 2015


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August 24th, 2015 was Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamokus 125th Birthday! Kahanamoku was an American competitive swimmer with a very strong Hawaiian ethnicity. He is very widely credited and well known for spreading the sport of surfing. Kahanamoku was also an actor, businessman, law enforcement...

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