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A nonconventional approach to prom

A nonconventional approach to prom

Kailanianna Ablog, Reporter
May 9, 2016
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Hairstyles, nails, makeup and dates are the first things to cross a girl’s mind when the subject of prom is mentioned. But, not mine. When I think of prom, I imagine bright lights, the lure of the photobooth and me on the dance floor, a wide smile on my face as I move to the beat of the music. The...

Prom dress nightmare: finding ‘The One’

Prom dress nightmare: finding ‘The One’

Mariko Galton, Reporter
April 14, 2016
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Finding the perfect prom dress was harder than I expected.   I’d already bought a dress from Macy’s, thinking it would be great  for the Junior Prom. It was a strapless black and white dress that fell just above my knees. When I saw this dress, I thought: “This is it.” Until I found ou...

Having a big head can lead to big trouble

Having a big head can lead to big trouble

Mariko Galton, Reporter
March 16, 2016
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It’s never a good idea to be arrogant. Arrogance puts us on pedestals, assuming superiority over others and beyond the norm. It’s easy to be arrogant when we succeed but when we act upon it, it can lead to our downfall. I succumbed to arrogance when I was placed in the Advanced Women’s class for hula...

Who knew living on my own would be so much work!

Who knew living on my own would be so much work!

Janelle Medrano, Editor
March 16, 2016
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Driving long distances is not pretty.   I live in the boonies — otherwise known as Waialua. Its verdant open pastures, the salty ocean air and the constant sound of roosters crowing is exactly how I would describe Waialua. But, as a high school student attending a private school in Ho...

High school conflicts may be more valuable than academics

Mariko Galton, Reporter
March 16, 2016
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If I knew then what I know now, I would have prepared better for the unrelenting conflicts that came in high school. From freshman to junior year, I encountered setbacks that opened my eyes to the reality of high school which altered my social and emotional perspectives. As a freshman, I was...

Girls Do It Better

Girls Do It Better

Frances Nicole Tabios, Reporter
March 16, 2016
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If you’d asked me a few years ago if I wanted to go to a school with ALL girls, then my answer would have been a big, fat, “NO WAY!” Going to school with boys around was really all I knew and all I felt comfortable with. Taking them out of the equation sounded strange, scary even. And from what I hea...

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