Ka Leo

My last sip of coconut milk

During our stay at Hwa Nan Women’s College, we bonded with Chinese big sisters. Cherry, one of the big sisters, took care of us from our arrival to departure. Photo taken by Shelby Mattos.

Shelby Mattos, News Editor, Reporter

November 7, 2017

It happened. The last day of our stay in Hwa Nan Women’s College inevitably came. I woke up and knew that today was going to be filled with goodbyes to all of our big sisters. After eating a bowl of ramen for breakfast, I scrambled to pack my things. I had refused to believe that we would be...

A whole new world: the beginning of a cultural exchange in China

We left Honolulu at 11:30 p.m. on an Air China plane destined for Beijing, China. Photos by Jenelle Ho.

Taylor McKenzie, Webmaster, Reporter

November 1, 2017

A lost group of girls speaking garbled English bumbled around the Beijing Capital International Airport at 4:30 a.m. After spending 11 hours on a cramped airplane, we had finally made it: China! We, the seven journalism girls behind Sacred Hearts Academy’s online newspaper, Ka Leo, and our trusty librarian, traveled to Fuzhou, China over F...

Our adventure in Fuzhou, China

The Sacred Hearts Academy students with their Hwa Nan big sisters. Photo by Shelby Mattos.

Rebecca Meyer, Features Editor, Reporter

October 24, 2017

My day started out differently from our two previous days in China. After finally getting used to waking up in a dorm room, it was refreshing to open my eyes to a different setting. Rather than the dorm’s firm, pink-colored mattress, I found myself lying in a bed as soft as a marshmallow with the ...

Homestay in Hokkaido

Masumi and I with the The William Smith Clark Statue and the Sapporo Dome in the back

Rebecca Meyer, Features Editor, Reporter

September 5, 2017

When asked about summer, some may say it was hot, busy or simply enjoyable, but for me, this summer was truly an unforgettable one that changed me as a person and gave me a broader view of what I want in the future. There I stood, at gate 68 of the airport, anxiously waiting to board the Hawaiian Air...

How’s it at Harvard

Preparing to work on the first assignment.

Martha Nicholas, Media Editor, Reporter

August 29, 2017

Pressured about becoming a junior, I knew that I didn’t want to relax during the summer. I began searching multiple colleges to take summer courses as a high schooler. Why not Harvard University? Selecting my courses was similar to online shopping. There were multiple options and I wanted to explor...

A year in pink

The council welcomes students and administration during a back-to-school pep rally.

Taylor McKenzie, Media Editor, Reporter

May 18, 2017

The first day of Sacred Hearts Academy’s 2016-2017 school year began with a burst of brightly-colored posters and silly puns, as Student Council cheerfully waved signs to welcome students and teachers. But for us, the school year had already started the week before with a summer camp. During th...

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