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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.  

Whats in store for this new year; upcoming events!

Sierra Shaw, Reporter

January 23, 2018


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As the new year of 2018 gets kicked off heres what to expect this year, the super blue moon eclipse, the Winter Olympics, and mars closest approach to the earth since 2003. The Super Blue Moon Eclipse is the second full moon in one month, on January 31 2018 the moon will create a mix of a lunar eclipse,...

False alarm missile attack on Hawai’i

Kailee Paro, Reporter

January 18, 2018


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On Saturday, January 13th at around 8:00 a.m, there was an alarm going out that there is a danger of a missile attack from North Korea heading to the Hawaiian Islands.  North Korea for a fact has threatened a missile launch to Hawaii. About a half hour later, another alarm went out that the North...

Kohala Jamboree set for March 10

Pilila'i Kaai, Reporter

January 18, 2018


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Get excited! With a new semester, we have new activities and events for both the students and our community. One of the big events coming up is our first Kohala Jamboree! It will be held on March 10, 2018 on the Kohala High School football field. It will run from 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. with a variety of...

Time’s Up

Destiny Souze, Reporter

January 9, 2018


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Time's Up is a movement against sexual harassment. Founded this year (2018), the movement is in response to the Weinstein effect and the #MeToo hashtag. The history leading up to the movement included Alianza Nacional de Campesinas writing a letter of solidarity to the Hollywood women involved in exposing...

Winter Week Assembly to include Lip Sync

Winter Week Assembly to include Lip Sync

Laakea Mamala, Reporter

December 14, 2017


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There will be a Winter Week Assembly on December 21.  It will take place in the Cafeteria right after first recess.  The bell schedule will be modified and posted in the hallway.  There will be energizers, and the Annual Class Winter Lip Sync!  Each class will show off some moves, and their class...

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