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The Advisory You Deserve

The Advisory You Deserve

January 25, 2017
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Advisory is often the subject of heated debate around school and many students have mixed feelings about it. Students argue that there is little practicality in advisory—it extends school hours, lacks focus, and is poorly structured. The only instance in which it saves time is when juniors use their allotted fi...

Trump Supporters Are Too Extra

Trump Supporters Are Too Extra

Imari Olipani, Editor
November 8, 2016
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Donald Trump, the Republican Presidential Candidate, has said and done a lot to offend people. From degrading women to stereotyping races and misinforming the public, Trump leads his equally misinformed supporters to a dangerous practice of hate. Trump prompted his extreme supporters to clash with Black Lives ...

Being Extra

Lexus Sagisi, Staff Writer
November 6, 2016
Filed under Editorials

“Extra”: not the gum brand but the attitude. “Over the top excessive; dramatic behavior; way too much,”  according to Urban Dictionary.  Our peers use it to describe those that act that way. It’s not a term meant to be taken seriously. Since the rise of the word, we have considered people’s behavi...

New Mall Fails to Reach Expectations

New Mall Fails to Reach Expectations

Kimiko Maeda Leon, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
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Kapolei’s new mall, Ka Makana Ali’i, was meant to bring attention and business to West Oahu, but ultimately only succeeds in further detracting what little local aesthetic there was. Its official grand opening--toted as being the first new mall in decades--was October 21st of this year; howe...

Student parking (or lack thereof)

Student parking (or lack thereof)

Chloe Oyadomari
January 21, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Lifestyle, Opinion, You may also like

When the Department of Education decided to drastically reduce the school bus routes in 2012, many students were left with little to no options on transportation to school. In our area many students walk, take the city bus, carpool, or ride a bike. But what about the students who drive to school? On our ...

Kill the heat!

Kill the heat!

Xiaofei Mai, Editor
September 9, 2015
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The newswriting editors voted 4 to 4 in favor of installing air conditioners in classes. Humidity has been a big issue recently. In August, the rainfall has reached as high as 3.53  inches and the temperature has reached over 90 degrees, breaking the previous records. The dynamic weather has caused...

Fixing Up Paradise

June 5, 2015
Filed under Editorials

The newspaper staff voted 4 to 4 in favor of this editorial. Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed two bills, bill 81 and 82, that involve businesses in Waikiki to pay for the replenishment done to the beach, based on their properties worth. Properties behind and in the middle of Waikiki are also included because...

Hawaii, stop throwing our tax money down a bottomless pit

Hawaii, stop throwing our tax money down a bottomless pit

Meilin Quinn
June 2, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

[FeaturedImageCaption] The newspaper staff voted 5 to 5 in favor of this editorial Due to the recent shutdown of Hawaii’s ObamaCare expansion, $205 million of funding from federal taxpayers will essentially turn into garbage. The state concluded operation costs were far too high, especially f...

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