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Big island Crunch Bar Sales Are To Be Turned In This Week

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

February 9, 2016


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Attention all Freshmen! Remember to turn in all sales money ($70) and your sales logs to Ms. Neitfeld or any class officer at the beginning of any school day this week. Money and sales logs are to be turned in by Friday, Feb 12, 2016. Freshmen students are still allowed to bring in sales for their...

Visitor killed after jumping South Point

Keiko Yamura

February 9, 2016


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The death of a visitor occurred yesterday on the Big Island. According to the Hawaii Fire Department, a 36 year old man jumped the 20 ft. cliff at South Point. It was also said that conditions were especially dangerous that day because of high surf. Witnesses say he was trying to climb up some roc...

R.O.D. aka the Tree-killing Disease.

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

February 4, 2016


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There is tree-killing disease is known as "Rapid Ohia Death." In 2014 this a disease killed off many trees. Fungus is growing into the tree causing the tree to have a blackish color. Major effects include dry weather and an exotic strain of fungus. Trees have been dying off in Kona and spreading around...

Hawaiian Self-Governance Meetings start Monday

Steven Pagano, Reporter

February 2, 2016


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A group of people in Hawai'i is urging people to protest a gathering of Hawaiian natives to set up the possibility of a self governing Hawai'i. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that court disputes led organizing the group known as Nai Aupuni to shorten their gathering and allow them to open it to 151 parti...

Freshman Big Island Crunch Bar Fundraiser Information

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

January 28, 2016


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Freshman class selling Big Island Crunch Bars for annual fundraiser.

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2016 May Day Court Announced!

Miranda Canniff, Reporter

January 28, 2016


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Announcements for the 2016 May Day Court have, at long last, been made. May Day King and Queen will be Chance Pang and Kiana Alejandro-Cazimero. The island of Hawai'i will be represented by Kainalu Emiliano-Solomon and Kumulani Kaai. The island of Maui will be represented by Anela Medeiros and...

2016 Prom Court Finally Announced

Miranda Canniff, Reporter

January 28, 2016


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It's the moment we've all been waiting for. The announcement of the 2016 Prom Court has finally been made! On Monday, January 25, 2016, the Prom Court was announced in the daily bulletin. The results stand as such; Prom King and Queen are Joey Salvador and Kiana Alejandro-Cazimero. Senior Attendants...

Big Winds Equals Big Waves!

Big Winds Equals Big Waves!

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

January 25, 2016


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We all know that since last week we have had no winds due to heavy rain days. Now the the trades are back, winds will be picking up those waves. Be cautious all surfers! Tides will be expected to be knee and waist high and waves will be very dangerous for swimmers. High tides, for some strange reason,...

Glenn Frey dies at 67 years

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

January 19, 2016


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The founding member and guitarist of the band The Eagles died on January 18th, 2016 due to multiple health complications. He blamed these health problems on drugs he used in an interview with the Detroit Free Press in 1988. Glenn Frey is well-known for writing The Eagles' hits such as "Tequila Sunrise,"...

Waipio Valley Closed Due to Dengue Outbreak

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

January 19, 2016


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As of  January 13, Waipio Valley has been closed to the public due to the ongoing dengue outbreak. Two more confirmed cases of dengue fever to the rising count brought the total count of confirmed cases to 215 individuals. Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira reported there were six cases...

Want To Co-Host A Radio Show?

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

January 14, 2016


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If yes, then you're sure to have a blast! KNKR radio station (96.1 FM) is looking for students to go on the air with Donovan Aiona and co-host Al Nickl on the show "Kohala Kine Sports Show." They will accept anyone to talk about sports, ranging from college football to what's up in the one and only Kohala! The...

Could This Hawaiian Stereotype Help Hawaii’s Homeless?

Donna Botelho, Reporter

January 12, 2016


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Hawaii is considering a very weird but effective way to solve the homeless problem happening in Hawaii. Have you ever heard about the many stereotypes of Hawaii? Coconut bras and grass skirts while the children try to surf to school. Many of these seem offensive, but this certain one could help. And mayb...

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