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Kekoa The Hula Dancer

Kekoa The Hula Dancer

Imari Olipani, Editor

May 14, 2017


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Merrie Monarch has been a widely celebrated event on the Big Island that many halaus from different islands come to perform in. This year, for the second year in a row, junior Tanner Foster had the opportunity to perform with his Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine under the Direction of Kumu Hula Ka’ilihiwa...

Setting the Standard for Senior Signs

Setting the Standard for Senior Signs

Quinn Arakaki, Staff Writer

November 13, 2016


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Were you wondering why the whole 12th grade was at the bleachers, before 7:30AM, on a Wednesday morning? Seniors were taking their senior sign pictures. So, what are senior signs? A senior sign is a creation of a sign displaying who you are as a person, accompanied by your name. Senior year is t...

Donating Blood One Pint at a Time

Donating Blood One Pint at a Time

Jasmine Oguma, Editor

October 28, 2016


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Although he may not look it, Roosevelt’s Principal, Mr. Sean Wong, is actually an active blood donor. It all started during his senior year here at Roosevelt, he has donated around 50 pints of blood over his lifetime. Just ten pints is enough for one person, says the Blood Bank of Hawaii Website. ...

Jackson Xu, Cheering on Through High School

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


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Anyone who has attended an RHS football game for the past four years knows who Jackson Xu is. With a bright smile and big personality, Jackson has quickly become one of the most well known cheerleaders on the team, and it’s easy to see why. But who really is Jackson Xu? And why did he decide that cheerleading...

Pistol Sens, on the court

Lexus Sagisi, Staff Writer

October 23, 2016


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Whilst being involved in sports, it’s more than what people see on the field or court. You’re in the state of making decisions in a split second. Pistol Sens has been playing volleyball for ten years now. She is a middle blocker and outside hitter. Before playing for the Roosevelt team, she playe...

Soft Tennis, Strong Spirit

Lahela Delaney, Editor

October 20, 2016


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Darlyn Chau is a junior that goes go above and beyond. While maintaining a balanced schedule—juggling extracurriculars and good grades alike—Chau’s sports career is one of the many ways she tries to takes advantage of her time here at Roosevelt. “I play soft tennis,” Chau tells the Ruppers. ...

Mr. Do, new math teacher you oughta know

Mr. Do, new math teacher you oughta know

Daniel Kam

October 18, 2016


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Along with the departure of Mrs. Masui, math teachers have changed around their classes to best benefit the students. This new change left many students of these classes flustered while walking to their classes on September 27, 2016.   Who is the substitute teacher? The substitute teacher for Mrs. ...

Reimon Wada, sophomore triathlete with the will of an Ironman

Reimon Wada, sophomore triathlete with the will of an Ironman

Meilin Quinn

October 2, 2016


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There are two types of people at Roosevelt: people who don’t enjoy running for 26 miles, and Reimon Wada. Most of you are probably in the first group, which means walking up the stairs to G-building is the biggest part of your daily workout regime. For Reimon, it’s cross country and swimming practice,...

Senior Boys Pep shocked audience

Imari Olipani, Meilin Quinn, Editors

September 27, 2016


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Jaws were dropping at the Boys Pep assembly after John Paul Nuque strutted out in his heels, mesh shirt, and a short skirt. This risky move the senior boys took pushed boundaries, but they say it was all worth it for their last time on stage. “We were like ‘Okay we’re just gonna risk this.’ We just...

A teacher’s skincare routine: John Morimoto

A teacher’s skincare routine: John Morimoto

Jasmine Oguma

February 16, 2016


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When it comes to skin care, Mr.Morimoto knows an extensive amount. He is the tenth grade geometry and algebra teacher, and has been working at Roosevelt for around a year. He is well known amongst the students and his classroom is always full during lunch time. Many students like to talk to Mr.Morimoto, wh...

On Handwriting: A Personal Essay

On Handwriting: A Personal Essay

Kimiko Maeda-Leon

January 30, 2016


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I've been obsessed with handwriting ever since I was in elementary school, when I realized I wasn't quite good at it. I hated mine; it was so ugly compared to lots of my peers, and was the bane of my teachers. I would scan the papers of my classmates and then back to my own wondering why, if we were a...

Congrats to Harvard Acceptee: Rohan Jha

Daniel Kam

January 16, 2016


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Senior, Rohan Jha has recently been accepted to Harvard University after countless hours of hard work both in school and in his extracurricular activities. Since age six, Rohan Jha was inspired to go to Harvard University by his mom who has also had a huge influence on turning this dream of his into...

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