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Facebook Scam Shopping!

Donna Botelho, Reporter

April 7, 2016


Filed under News

Facebook is such a wide site and one of the biggest social media places around. So its no surprise to anyone that the site has evolved and changed within the last years of it being out. So lots of shops have made their own pages on social media to advertise their products. However not all of them are...

Prom 2016 tickets go on sale after Spring Break

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

March 14, 2016


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This year's 2016 Junior/Senior Prom is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Waikoloa Marriott Beach Resort from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm. This year's Junior/Senior prom theme will be "Take Me to Neverland." The ticket sales will run from March 29 until April 8 and will be priced at $65...

The first batch of Hawaii’s last sugar cane plantation workers are being laid off

Stephen Pagano, Reporter

March 10, 2016


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Earlier this year Alexander & Baldwin, the last sugar cane producer in Hawaii, announced that they will be shutting down their Maui plantation. The sugar cane business has been in the state for over 180 years. What was once the heart of Hawai'i's economy will soon be history. Alexander & Baldwin...

Zika Virus Spreading To America

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

March 3, 2016


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Recently, the Zika virus has been confirmed in 9 pregnant women in the United States. Out of the three women who have already delivered, one baby was born with microcephaly, a rare birth defect that can signal underlying brain damage.The virus commonly displays little or no symptoms and is usually spread...

STUCO Applications available in the office and Ms. Ubilas’s room

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

March 1, 2016


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STUCO is a great opportunity for students to have a voice and make a change at Kohala High School. The primary purpose of the STUCO is to have a orderly student organization, which represents the students' voice. All officers will be elected by the student body and carry out school responsibilities,...

ACT testing March 8!

ACT testing March 8!

Keiko Yamura, Reporter

March 1, 2016


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Just a reminder for students that we will be having ACT and Aspire testing on March 8, which is next week Tuesday. The schedule has been rearranged for all students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. Breakfast will be served to all students at NO COST! Students should report to the cafeteria at 7:45 to eat...

Titanic 2?

Donna Botelho, Reporter

February 23, 2016


Filed under News, World News

The famous Titanic sank in April, 1912. We all remember that, along with the romantic movie that came along with it. It sank because of an iceberg 400 miles off of Newfoundland, Canada. And we've all heard about the infamous second ship coming out, but don't hold your breath just yet! The new ship...

Homes for the Homeless!

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

February 23, 2016


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fA Hawaii nonprofit is helping the homeless by renovating shelters for them, including those with medical conditions. HomeAidHawaii is helping the homeless find better places to live where they won't have to live on the streets or on the beaches. Local construction industries are providing all materials...

Hawaiian Style Cafe under fire for overtime pay

Steven Pagano, Reporter

February 23, 2016


Filed under News

If you live on the Big Island of Hawai'i you must've heard of the restaurant called "Hawaiian Style Cafe." Recently, Hawaiian Style has been under a lot of heat because it was recently discovered that the restaurant was not paying employees who were working overtime for their efforts. A recent inves...

Early College High School Program Offers College Courses and Service for KHS Students

Jashel Jose, Reporter

February 23, 2016


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Kohala High School's Early College High School (ECHS) program is a collaborative partnership with UH Hilo and Hawaii Community College, Palamanui. The ECHS program is a great opportunity for students who are interested in going to college. This program enables students to earn high school and college...

Fungus Causing Potential Ban of Ohia At 2016 Merrie Monarch Festival

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

February 22, 2016


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Merrie Monarch Festival is just now around the corner and some individuals are attempting to push a ban of one of the competitions most treasured costume adornments, ohia. In Hawaiian culture, the lehua blossom from the ohia tree is both symbolic and iconic. Both the lehua blossom and the liko, meaning...

Waimea Hosts Auditions for The Little Mermaid March 3-4, 2016

Jashel Jose, Reporter

February 13, 2016


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Are you interested in becoming a part of The Little Mermaid? Waimea Community Theatre are looking for 30-75 children and adults, of all ages, who loves to sing, dance and perform in an incredible musical experience! Auditions will be held at Voyage Church (Chruch Row 65-1111A Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela)...

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