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Academy students take on the Friendsgiving tradition

Academy students take on the Friendsgiving tradition

Noe Nekotani, Opinions Editor, Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Nowadays, more and more people partake in the growing trend of “Friendsgiving,” a gathering of friends over a Thanksgiving feast. Although initially started by those who couldn’t be with their families during the holidays, many Sacred Hearts Academy students took to the trend this year. “O...

Teens use rideshare services, violate policy

Teens use rideshare services, violate policy

Rebecca Meyer, Features Editor, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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When Sacred Hearts Academy senior Grace Francisco needs to meet up with friends or get to work, she immediately whips out her smartphone to call an Uber, a popular app-based service that allows users to request transportation on demand. “I prefer taking an Uber over the city bus because there aren’t really any b...

Hard work beats talent for the Golden Girls

Hard work beats talent for the Golden Girls

Rebecca Meyer, Features Editor, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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With a team motto of “hard work beats talent,” Sacred Hearts Academy’s varsity cheer team was crowned state cheerleading champions in this month for the Hawaii High School Athletics Association (HHSAA). The squad placed first in the medium division, with a score of 503.50 points–the highest ...

Celebrating Thanksgiving around the world

Celebrating Thanksgiving around the world

Rebecca Meyer and Lucinda Hu

November 21, 2017


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Thanksgiving, a day of food, family and giving thanks, is one of the most traditional holidays in not only America but also other countries around the globe. In Japan, people celebrate Labor Thanksgiving Day, which is derived from the Japanese characters meaning hard working and Thanksgiving. La...

Go out and smell the oils

Go out and smell the oils

Rebecca Meyer, Features Editor, Reporter

November 21, 2017


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Students who pass by Sacred Hearts Academy counselor Keely Carey’s office often notice smells of lavender, peppermint and lemon escaping into the hallways, leading them right to her doorway. The source of the aromatic smells stems from her many essential oils and oil diffuser.   “I starte...

Pick some plants at Paiko

Pick some plants at Paiko

Jasmine Matsumoto, Reporter

November 21, 2017


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When customers enter Paiko, a plant shop in Kakaako, they are greeted with an assortment of plants, from succulents to tall sprouting ferns and leaves. It has become a place which combines the world of aesthetics and mindfulness with learning how to grow plants. “(Our mission is) education through ...

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