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Welcoming in the new year with calligraphy

Welcoming in the new year with calligraphy

Rebecca Meyer, Features Editor, Reporter

January 23, 2018

While some classes at Sacred Hearts Academy are diving straight into coursework and reviewing lessons from last semester, the Japanese II-V and Advanced Placement (AP) classes spent the first week of the second semester learning Japanese calligraphy. The practice, called shuji, is the art of writ...

Academy students learn about Japanese culture at an annual festival

Academy students learn about Japanese culture at an annual festival

Rebecca Meyer, Features Editor, Reporter

January 23, 2018

While most students spent the recent three-day weekend sleeping in or going to the beach, Sacred Hearts Academy’s Japanese III Honors students volunteered at the annual New Year’s Ohana Festival. The event was held at the Japanese Culture Center of Hawaii and across the street at the Moiliili Neig...

Ballistic missile threat sends Hawaii into a state of fear

Ballistic missile threat sends Hawaii into a state of fear

Shelby Mattos, News Editor, Reporter

January 13, 2018

On Saturday, many Hawaii residents woke to a ballistic missile threat alert, which was sent to their mobile devices by Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency. About 30 minutes later, another alert was issued, stating that the threat alert was an error and that there was no danger to the state. Gov....

Winter ball embraces sisterhood with policy change

Winter ball embraces sisterhood with policy change

Shelby Mattos, News Editor, Reporter

January 4, 2018

This year, all-girls school Sacred Hearts Academy parted from a longstanding tradition by allowing students to bring female guests to Winter Ball. The policy change was created to promote a stronger bond of sisterhood, administrators say, but few took advantage of the change. Out of the more than...

A win for the Iconic Alert Squad

A win for the Iconic Alert Squad

Grace Kim, Reporter

December 26, 2017

Sacred Hearts Academy’s lower school robotics team is best in the state. The Iconic Alert Squad, otherwise known as the Lower School First Lego League (FLL) robotics team, placed first at the Kalani District Tournament in November. They will be the only school to represent Hawaii at the 2018 FLL W...

Marching band gets new exposure after a canceled parade

Marching band gets new exposure after a canceled parade

Shelby Mattos, News Editor, Reporter

December 18, 2017

Every year, members of the Sacred Hearts Academy marching band spend months preparing for three major parades on Oahu. This year, however, students only had the opportunity to march in two. Due to bad weather in November, the 71st Veterans Day parade in Wahiawa was canceled. Members of the band ...

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