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TeacherEase: Helpful of Stressful?

Kassie Kometani, Editor

September 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

For the past few years, Kohala High School has implemented an online grading system called TeacherEase where teachers can input their grades for multiple classes. These grades become visible to students and parents after they make an account with TeacherEase. It allows them to see all the posted assignments...

Pros and Cons For The Brand NEW iOS 7

Genevieve Boyle, Reporter

September 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Every one's been waiting for it, talking about it, and now it's finally here! The iOS 7 for iPhone's just came out yesterday September 18. The brand-new operating system is now available. It's compatible with iPhones 4, 4s, 5, and iTouch 5th generation. Newer the phone model means more new features...

Is Our Dress Code Too Strict?

Mikaela Bartsch, Reporter

September 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

What do you think about school dress code? I mean, I’m not the only one that hates it. Right? I just don’t understand why some teachers follow the rules, and some don’t. Why do we even have a dress code when only half of the advisors care? To a certain extent dress code is good to have, but it...

Different School Times?

Denae Rivera, Reporter

September 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Iʻm pretty sure Iʻm not the only one getting annoyed with morning traffic. Itʻs getting to the point where people want our schools to start at different times. Personally I agree. Around 7:30am the cars start rolling in in front of the school, kids waiting in their cars, and parents struggling...

Miley Cyrus Gone CRAZY!

Genevieve Boyle, Reporter

September 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Miley Cyrus, known for being a Disney star on Hannah Montana, has gone a little crazy trying to prove sheʻs not that little innocent girl anymore. Her performance on the 2013 VMAʻs is the talk of the town. During her song she twerked, stripped, and stroked Robin Thicke‘s private parts with a No....

Is “No Pain, No Gain” destroying athletes?

Josiah Adams, Reporter

September 3, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“I want to get worse and worse as the season progresses” – said no athlete ever. Be it the Roman Gladiators, Greek Olympians, or even our modern day millionaire athletes, there has always been this honor of primacy that only the best of the best receive. The goal of an athlete is to be the fastest,...

Having a Ball at Winter Ball

Yuki Zbytovsky, Reporter

December 13, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinion

This past Friday,December 7th, Kohala High School had their annual winter ball at the Hapuna Prince Hotel. Approximately 90 students attended this dance and express that it was great fun. Student Alohi Tolentino says "My favorite Part was that we all had a great time and everyone who was there stayed...

Is The Electoral College Fair?

Rachel Vujovich, Reporter

October 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion

With the 2012 election just around the corner, many Americans have the fleeting thought “Is the election process fair?”  I say fleeting because, frankly, I don’t believe that the citizens of this country would make any attempt to do something about it even if they did believe that it was unfair.The...

Opposing Viewpoint: Non-drinker population faltering as peer pressure increases

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2012


Filed under Opinion

It all starts with a choice. Do I take this drink from my friend or do I walk away? In a town as small and remote as Kohala, there isn't much to do. So what do students resort to? Drinking, smoking and partying. Partying is a drug itself. Students get hooked to drinking on the weekends like it's a...

First Amendment: Still the most important

Andrew Trump

March 29, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The first amendment has been and still is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights. The first amendment gives freedom of religion, speech, press, and petition which limits government and guarantees freedom. Without these fundamental rights, America would not be the “land of the free.” Without...

School Electronics Ban controversial once again

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Almost 2 years after the original "no electronics" ban was implemented at Kohala High, teachers are now beginning to question exceptions in the policy. The ban as of today prohibits cell phones, cameras (unless in publications classes), iPods or mp3 players. The exceptions to the rule include personal...

Opinion: Students Disrespect Substitute Teachers

Opinion: Students Disrespect Substitute Teachers

Andrew Trump, Assistant Editor

January 12, 2012


Filed under Opinion

In the past four years of high school I have been in many classrooms with different substitute teachers and saw some surprising realities. Substitute teachers have been treated with far less respect than the regular teachers. Many students feel they can take advantage of a sub and do what they want....

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