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Hurricane Lane Leads To A Continuance Of Landslides in Waianae Gulch

October 18, 2018


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North Kohala recently dodged a bullet of a Hurricane named Lane when it brought record amounts of rain for the whole island chain and high winds completely throwing off normal weather patterns and damage to property. These conditions triggered a landslide completely blocking the whole road  while...

Whale Season

Gillian Ward, Reporter

October 5, 2018


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It is almost that time again! It is almost the time of year when the beautiful humpback whales will be traveling through our near waters. We are so lucky to have front row seats on the Kohala Coast to witness the incredible movement of the whales. "Whale Season" starts in November and lasts until May,...

Otus vs. Teacherease: Which do Teachers prefer?

Nick Quinn, Reporter

September 25, 2018


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School officials have enacted a plan to remove Teacherease and replace it with Otus this school year at Kohala High School. Their reasoning for this is that Otus is supposedly better for standards based grading, but what do Teachers have to say about this? When asked which one she preferred, Ms. Petruzzi...

Construction Work all Around KHS!

Construction Work all Around KHS!

Donna Botelho, Journalist

September 4, 2018


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Kohala High School just began classes three weeks ago; however, the campus is not ready for the students return yet. Take one look around the campus and you can see the construction spreads throughout the entire campus. Some teachers, including Mr.Peterson and Ms.Tanaka have construction happening within...

Hurricane Lane still approaching Hawaiian Islands

Dexter Lamigo, Reporter

August 20, 2018


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Large swells generated by Lane will impact the Hawaiian Islands this week, producing large and dangerous surf, as well as strong currents, along some shorelines. Lane remains a Category 3 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph. Forecasters say little change in strength is expected...

Shocking Earthquakes in the area of Hilo

Kailee Paro, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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On the other side of the island in Puna, an estimate of over 100 earthquakes were occurring, making the residents of Hilo really frightened.  Friday, May 4th 2018, two earthquakes hit, rattling all lands of Hilo.  The first earthquake that occurred was a 5.3, and about 30 minutes later, a second earthquake...

Elementary May Day will be at Hisaoka Gym on May 1

Zaylynn Moniz, Reporter

April 30, 2018


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Due to the gym repair at the high school, the elementary students will be having their May Day celebration at the Hisaoka Gym located at Kamehameha Park. Three buses will be used to transport students from the school to the park three grade levels three a time, starting with grades 3-5 @8:15 and grades...

Expected Rapture on April 23rd?

Kailee Paro, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Rumors are going around the island and possibly around the world, that the rapture, also known as the world ending, is coming soon.  Do you believe this is true? Or is this just another 2012 like event? What is the Rapture?  The rapture is supposedly known as the day Jesus comes down from heaven...

Minimum Wages Increased January 1

Kailee Paro, Reporter

February 26, 2018


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The minimum wage in Hawai'i went up $0.85 on January 1, 2018.  The starting pay will now be $10.10 instead of $9.25, which is a large increase.  Throughout the years, minimum wage has wavered quite a bit! For instance, in 2007, the minimum wage was $7.25, in 2015 it went up to $7.75, and in 2017...

Construction Update 2018

Construction Update 2018

Zaylynn Moniz, Reporter

February 26, 2018


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The goal of this construction was to encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) courses for students. The reason for doing this construction now was because the funding for it finally came through and because our current laboratory is old and not safe for students to use anymore. According...

Why is Hawaiian such an issue to the U.S.?

Why is Hawaiian such an issue to the U.S.?

Damian Maria, Reporter

February 13, 2018


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You may have heard the story of the man Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo, a professor at the University of Hawaii, who refused to respond in court to English and spoke Hawaiian instead. The judge disliked his actions and dropped an arrest warrant against him. However, a new story is now trending about a boy...

No school on Friday and two days next week.

No school on Friday and two days next week.

Damian Maria, Reporter

February 13, 2018


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This week Friday there is no school due to Teacher Institute Day. The following week there is no school on Monday, Feb. 19 due to Presidents Day and Friday the 23rd due to another Teacher PD day.  

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