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A Fresh Coat of Paint

Lakota Nguyen, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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President Theodore Roosevelt High School was ranked the number one public high school in the state of Hawaii on April 25, 2017. With this new standing and attention, it is necessary to consider campus beautification for the presentation of the school. Although hallways are home to an array of po...

Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, a Complex Tale of Young Love

Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, a Complex Tale of Young Love

Lahela Delaney, Editor
May 12, 2017
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Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name is a beautifully animated continuation of his small handful of emotionally-wrought movies. Known in Japan for his youthful, realistic portrayals of young love, Shinkai succeeds on a scale entirely separate from his previous installments, The Garden of Words and 5 Centimete...

Eyelash Extensions VS. Falsies

Quinn Arakaki, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
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To get eyelash extensions or not to get eyelash extensions? That was the dilemma I faced as senior prom was approaching. Thinking about junior prom and the irritation my eyes had to undergo because of my makeup artist failing to cut the falsies to a suitable length pushed me towards my decision ...

Lindsey Stirling Concert Review

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
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Lindsey Stirling has been one of my biggest role models ever since I first discovered her music in middle school. She’s an electronic violinist/dancer who mashes her music up with dubstep. Stirling is inspiring because she worked really hard to get to where she is today. Despite all the people who t...

Canada smart to legalize weed in 2018

Canada smart to legalize weed in 2018

Meilin Quinn
April 12, 2017
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Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally soon, as per prime minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign promise. Trudeau’s government will introduce a legislation to legalize recreational marijuana by the week of April 10th, a senior government official announced, and the legislation is expe...

Frank Ocean Drops Surprise Track “Chanel”

Lahela Delaney, Editor
March 28, 2017
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The old saying, “patience is a virtue” was probably coined by a Frank Ocean fan. Frank Ocean is notorious for the amount of time it took for him to drop his latest album Blond(e). Combined with how private he is, it came as a surprise to nearly everyone when Frank quietly dropped a new track called Chanel ...

“Roll” Your Way Over to Sweet Creams

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
March 25, 2017
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Recently, people have been talking about the new ice cream shop near Ala Moana that has been all over social media since their grand opening on February 18th. Located on 1430 Kona St., Sweet Creams specializes in Thai frozen dessert. What’s special about this place is that they are the only shop in ...

Is Moonlight better than La La Land?

Is Moonlight better than La La Land?

Meilin Quinn
March 17, 2017
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Do people actually care about the Oscars? I don’t know, because I didn’t. But I heard about the blunder at the end of this year’s award show, and figured I should maybe watch Moonlight. I had seen La La Land, and it was so lovely. I figured, if the film lost as Best Picture to Moonlight, Moonlight could be ...

John Wick Returns in a Thrilling Second Chapter

John Wick Returns in a Thrilling Second Chapter

Lahela Delaney, Editor
March 12, 2017
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John Wick: Chapter 2 opens with a fast-paced car chase through rainy, neon streets punctuated by hairpin turns and screeching tires. Just as the audience begins to contemplate the questionable emptiness of such a big city, the chase culminates in a spectacular crash between the two deadly racing mates wherein John Wick, played by the...

Marvelous journalist, not so marvelous talk

Marvelous journalist, not so marvelous talk

Lakota Nguyen
March 3, 2017
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It’s not everyday that a world-renowned journalist comes to the University of Hawaii to speak. On Friday, February 17th, Sacha Pfeiffer, known for her work in the Spotlight Investigative team in the early 2000's on sex abuse within the clergy, as well as countless radio programs including NPR, came to...

Run With Aloha

Run With Aloha

Imari Olipani, Editor
February 26, 2017
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Hundreds of runners, including myself and some friends, gathered for the annual Great Aloha Run (GAR). The GAR is an eight-mile race from the Aloha Tower to the Aloha Stadium, and this year was my first year so I learned some tips on how to "survive" the GAR for any first year runner. The first thin...

50 Shades Darker is 50 Shades Better than the First

50 Shades Darker is 50 Shades Better than the First

Nicole Fernandez, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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Released Friday, February 10, the second installment of the Fifty Shades series was received by critics fairly well. Despite its title, the atmosphere of Fifty Shades Darker was considerably more colorful; dark backdrops gave way to sunshine and beautiful nature shots, while a livelier soundtrack replaced...

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