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Cheating: When is it acceptable?

Cheating: When is it acceptable?

Elluminanda Reyes

September 22, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, You may also like

Cheating, in my opinion, is never acceptable. Whether you're cheating on a test, on your boyfriend or taking steroids to vastly gain muscle and strength, it's just wrong. To cheat means that you are not only weak, but dishonest and unfair. There are various ways for you to cheat, but in the end, you a...

Kill the heat!

Kill the heat!

Xiaofei Mai, Editor

September 9, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, You may also like

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...

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...

Senior Project or nah?

Senior Project or nah?

Loreen Lian

March 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A minimum six page research paper, tons of paperwork, twenty-five hours of field work, and a seven to ten-minute presentation in front of teachers. This is the Senior Project, a year-long project, which seniors who wish to obtain the Board of Education (BOE) Recognition Diploma have to go through. It...

Soulful duo keepin’ the beat and keepin’ the faith

Soulful duo keepin’ the beat and keepin’ the faith

Meilin Quinn

March 6, 2015


Filed under Features, Opinion, Personality Profiles

  Tani Kagesa (right), senior, and Jerish Chin (left), junior, are a singing and drum duo who dazzled the audience at this year’s talent show, during the 2nd assembly. Their performance featured Kagesa singing a melody of love songs, and Chin tapping along on the “djembe” drum. Chin,...

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day in costless, creative ways

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day in costless, creative ways

Elluminanda Reyes

February 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

[FeaturedImageCaption] If you have a limited budget for Valentines Day, how would you spend it for your girlfriend or boyfriend?  Valentine's Day is the day of romance, to show appreciation and friendship. A sweet day for couples but a lonely day for singles. Friends give chocolate to each other...

Overrated road test

February 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A couple weeks ago I took my road test at Dillingham. Before that I couldn't figure out how to prepare myself for the types of things I would need to perform which could range from parallel parking to coming to a complete stop. The over exaggeration of “if you get the old lady you’ll fail” and...

Sweet experience at Carinderia

Marie Pagkalinawan

February 5, 2015


Filed under Food, Lifestyle, Opinion

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  The island of Oahu is known for its tropical beaches, amazing hiking trails and its exotic foods. Acai bowls, bubble teas and deep fried oreos are some of Oahu’s famous desserts. I see images of bubble teas at least 60 times a week on my Instagram feed, but that doesn’t spur...

Journalist Bruno Mars: From writing the news to being in it

Journalist Bruno Mars: From writing the news to being in it

Meilin Quinn

January 22, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Opinion

With 18 Grammy nominations, a net worth of $70 million, and a Halftime Show at the 2014 Super Bowl, it is safe to call Bruno Mars Roosevelt's most successful alumni. But you probably didn’t know he is also a notable RHS journalist. That’s right, alumnus Peter Hernandez (aka Bruno Mars) had his...

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