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After missile scare on Saturday, what is Hawaii doing to prepare for the next alarm that won’t be sent by accident?

Sierra Shaw, Reporter

January 18, 2018


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Saturday, January 13, 2018 at approximately 8:07 in the morning a  ballistic missile warning was sent to  almost every phone in the state of Hawaii that read "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER THIS IS NOT A DRILL." The fact that the notification said "THIS IS NOT A...

Should high school start later in the day?

Kailee Paro, Reporter

January 16, 2018


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Millions of high school students around the world feel like class time for high school teens should start later in the day.  Every day many students fall asleep in class because of the sleeping time their body is used to.  Each day of the week, high schoolers get up at around 6:00-7:00 to get ready...

Is practicing from 8:30-11:00pm good for the boys basketball?

January 16, 2018


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The boys' basketball team practices  from 8:30-11:00 P.M. on school nights. Practicing this late effects the kids in school because they do not get enough sleep at night. By the time the kids get home and finish showering and eating it is most likely midnight. These kids will get at most of 6 hours...

Are High School Classes Benefiting Students’ Futures?

Sierra Shaw, Reporter

December 12, 2017


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I am going to graduate in less than 2 years and I have never been taught how to apply for college,  how to mortgage a house, or even how to take out a loan. Those are the things that schools should be teaching us. There is a finance class at Kohala High school but it is an elective, aka NOT REQUIRED...

Sports Falling on the same day of Winter ball?

Kailee Paro, Reporter

November 25, 2017


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On December 16th, a busy busy day, the day of our Kohala High School Winter ball 2017, but also the day of games and competitions for the basketball team, the swim team and the soccer team. In my opinion, the schedules should have been decided before hand, so we wouldn't have this jumble of sports...

Texas church massacre an act of cruelty

Zakary Javillonar, Reporter

November 11, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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