The student news site of Kohala High School

Ka Leo Na 'Opio

Texas church massacre an act of cruelty

Zakary Javillonar, Reporter

November 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Texas shooting was an act of cruelty. The gunman who killed 26 people made threatening texts to his mother-in-law who attended the Baptist church. The victims that he killed ranged in age from 1 year old to 77 year olds and includes an unborn child. This shooting devastated the small town call Sutherland...

Proposed Dress-Code Policy; What they think VS. what we think

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recently the teachers and some of the staff of the school gathered for a meeting to discuss a new dress code policy, this was the outcome. (See photo below) The new dress code made very clear that anything you wear must cover certain body parts AT ALL TIMES which include: buttocks, breasts, nipples,...

War between Trump and Kim Jong-Un leaves innocent people caught in crossfire

Sierra Shaw, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recently a war of words broke out between the President of the United States and the Chairman of the Workers Party of North Korea. This "war" clearly hasn't begun to be lethal but we are not far from a physical war breaking out. Anyone with a clear state of mind can confirm that this conflict is between...

Kohala | Hometown

Destiny Souze, Reporter

October 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Kohala has been my home for the majority of my life. My earliest memories, my friends, my best days, and my worst have all been here in the small town. It's wild to think about how much impact a town can have on a person, and I can definitely say that if I was raised anywhere else I would be completely...

Transgender Bathroom law – hurt or help?

Donna Botelho, Reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Obama has ordered all public schools in the US to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. He continued by saying, "They are vulnerable, and I think it’s part of our obligation as a society to make sure everybody is treated fairly, and our kids are all loved and protected, and...

Students React to Finals Week Being Cancelled

Jashel Jose, Reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The faculty came up with an idea of having a finals week and announced it on April 25th. However, they have decided to cancel it a week after. The official announcement buzzed throughout the school and shocked the students who were already committed to finals week. "I actually liked the idea of finals...

Yearbook mistake or not?

Donna Botelho, Reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

High school yearbooks, we all have them and love them, looking back on them in coming years to laugh at the memories we shared. However, there can be mistakes that are made, and some are just purely for laughs while others are borderline offensive. A Muslim student wearing a hijab (Bayan Zehlif) was...

Trump Wins Hawaii???

Jaycie Lewis, Reporter

March 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On March 7, 2016, @ 2:36 am, Donald Trump won the Republican  presidential caucuses in Hawaii.  This is just another addition to Trump's wins in other states that include Michigan and Mississippi.  This is a big surprise for many people coming mainly from the fact that Trump's proposition is to export...

Trump Wins? No Problem! Canada has room

Donna Botelho, Reporter

February 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With the presidential elections almost in full swing, some people (like myself) are scared out of their minds if Donald Trump of the Republican party wins. The candidate has been on the internet as a meme and many younger people of the country strongly dislike this man. Apparently not just people in...

Feminist or not?

Donna Botelho, Reporter

December 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A lot of celebrities like to claim themselves as supporters of certain subjects; regarding politics and such. Music star Nicki Minaj is one of those people. She claims to be a "feminist" and has made many statements regarding to it. But is that famous music producer really true to her word? Recently,...

In the Spirit of Christmas

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

December 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Christmas time is almost here. It's a time where families come together to enjoy the spirit of the holiday to give gifts, put up the christmas tree, wear ugly sweaters that keep you warm and drink some nice hot cocoa. The colors of the christmas lights shining in the night, the hot steam from your hot...

State Supreme Court shuts down TMT

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

December 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Is TMT shutting down? It seems so. There have been some activity going on with the Supreme Court about TMT construction on hold. The Court ruled the permit for TMT is invalid. That's right INVALID. This is good but we only know that TMT is being put on hold until this gets sorted out. The Thirty Meter...

The student news site of Kohala High School
Opinion