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Are Schools Teaching Students Effectively?

Sierra Shaw, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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I've been in public schools for 11 years, majority of that time spent here at Kohala High School. For every year, 5 days a week, 6 hours a day, I was told to sit at a desk and listen to someone talk about something that goes in one ear and comes out the other. Of course in Kindergarten-5th grade it was...

How To Find Your Life’s Passion (Hobby)

Nalani Andrews, Reporter

March 15, 2018


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1.) Put yourself out there. Make an effort to meet new people.  An easy way to do that is to get involved in your community.  Sign up for a club or group of some kind (volunteer!).   Social media is a good way to meet new people online. 2.) Find like - minded people. Like - minded people are all around yo...

Student needs should be the priority

Student needs should be the priority

Damian Maria, Reporter

March 6, 2018


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I asked some people about their teachers and how they teach. Most of them told me that their teachers are helpful and most encouraging when it comes to something challenging. Others, however, complained that some of their teachers don’t help them at all; they are just given an assignment and when it...

What’s up with school lunch?

What’s up with school lunch?

Damian Maria, Reporter

February 22, 2018


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Last year there were various complaints about our school's lunch. Through social media till this day, I’ve witnessed anger towards the school because of the kind of lunch they serve to the kids. Students have been handed out rotten fruits, and grumble about how small portions the workers give out....

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...

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