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The Pledge of Allegiance controversy continues

Destiny Souze, Reporter

August 29, 2016


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The Pledge of Allegiance has quite the controversy surrounding it. It was originally written for a children's magazine as a celebratory piece for the 400th year anniversary of the arrival of Columbus. The original version, written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, has been changed multiple times. The current...

Ho’okuikahi Establishment Day 2016

Kuha'o Kawaauhau, Reporter

August 25, 2016


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On Saturday, August 13th, the Ho'okuikahi Ceremony for Kamehameha the Great was held at Pu'ukoholā Heiau in Kawaihae on the Big Island of Hawaii. A ceremony began with Kahuna Nui Kaponoai chanting a welcome call for the royal procession to  begin. The ceremonial Pahu drums echoed from within the walls...

Driver’s Ed Meetings to be held August 23 and Sept. 6

Keiko Yamura, Reporter

August 18, 2016


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Attention all students who are ready to take Driver's Ed: There will be a meeting Tuesday, August 23rd during 1st recess in Mr. Kealoha's room. Mr. Kealoha will ensure that those who turned in their applications for Driver's Ed last spring but weren't able to participate in classes during the summer...

Boys falling behind in school?

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

May 19, 2016


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In local and national schools, girls are beating boys in about every data point that's measured. That's been the case for years in fact, with the gap in achievement constantly growing. Throughout the Hawaiian islands, public school girls have been shown to graduate from high school at higher rates...

Poisonous Granola Bars?!?

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

May 17, 2016


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Two varieties of Quaker Oats granola bars are being recalled because they may be contaminated with listeria. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley and Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit, and Nut are affected products. If you are unaware...

Hawaii struggles with rail transit

Stephen Pagano, Reporter

May 12, 2016


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From the very beginning when the Honolulu officials started to talk about building a 20 mile elevated train line near the southern coast of the island of O'ahu, there were a lot of concerns. One of them were:  How much would it cost? What would it do to the character of the island that has long prided itsel...

Who Punched That Seal?

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

May 3, 2016


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A video was posted on social media of an man  punching a pregnant monk seal on a Kauai beach. This monk seal was pregnant with her seventh pup and managed to survive the attack. Eventually, the 19 year old suspect was arrested. He faces a possible 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 if convicted....

David Gomes’ Ukulele Construction Mentorship Program Seeking Members

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

May 2, 2016


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David Gomes, Ka Hana No'eau Mentor, is currently taking in mentees for our school's Ukulele Construction Mentorship Program. Kohala High School will be signing up six student mentees who are able to commit to completing the after school program. During the program, students will learn skills in ukulele...

Reaction to Donald Trump’s Sexist Comment About Hillary Clinton

Keiko Yamura, Reporter

April 27, 2016


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On Tuesday night, Donald Trump, who won 5 primaries and became that much closer to winning the GOP nomination for president, ended the night with a jab at democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Trump said, “the only card she has is the woman’s card. She’s got nothing else going on. And frankly, if Hill...

Farrington HS Football Player Killed in Kalihi Stabbing

Keiko Yamura, Reporter

April 14, 2016


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A 16 year old boy was stabbed in Kalihi on Tuesday night. The incident was initially reported as an argument at 9:47 p.m. Police say a 16 year old boy and an 18 year old were taken into the hospital after the incident, but the 16 year old later died. His official cause of death is still pending a...

New Smart Phone future or dump?

Donna Botelho, Reporter

April 14, 2016


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Smart phones. We all have them. We all love them. We all have a slight addiction to them. But they haven't changed much in the past, have they? Of course they all get slightly faster and more pleasing to the eye, better batteries and cameras, but that's it, isn't it? Since the iPhone, the first ever...

Scientists Connect BP Oil Spill to Baby Dolphin Deaths

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

April 14, 2016


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Scientists believe the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is most likely to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of stillborn and baby dolphins that washed ashore following the 2010 destructive explosion. Recent research released Tuesday by the Diseases of Aquatic Organisms found evidence linking...

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