Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

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Academy senior Ember-Joy Guevarra watching a video on social media platform Snapchat. Guevarra has a mixed opinion on social media, which she says can be both a great way to feel connected but at the same time, creates feelings of insecurity. Photo by Abigail Walker.

More teens report feeling sad and hopeless

Abigail Walker, Staff Reporter
November 14, 2022

A terrifying new reality has set in among teens all over the world, as depression and suicide rates are at an all-time high. A 2021 study by the Center...

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A view of the Sacred Hearts Academy campus. Class sizes at the Academy are typically smaller than other public and private schools on the island. Photo by Danielle Woo.

Exploring private and public schools

Danielle Woo, Staff Reporter
November 14, 2022

Have you ever thought about the difference between private and public schools? Today, I will be talking about that, as well as the similarities, specifically...

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Senior Julia Jeremiah participates in the school’s student-produced newscast, the Lancers Lately. She loves being able to express her creativity by filming segments for her Video Productions class. Photo courtesy of Danielle Torres.

Growing confidence in a single-gender school

Ember-Joy Guevarra, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2022

Does going to a single-gender school provide students with more benefits than a co-educational school? Based on my own personal experience of transferring...

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Five songs if you want a good cry

Five songs if you want a good cry

Zandrina Cambra
May 2, 2022

Everyone desires, no, deserves a good cry every now and then. And one of the best ways to do that is by listening to an “In your feels'' playlist. A...

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The onset of the pandemic created opportunities for social media influencers. More people stayed home and tuned into livestreaming content. From video gaming to music broadcasts, these online celebrities found success on platforms like YouTube and Twitch with paid partnerships; some making as much as $1,500 per month. This editorial cartoon depicts how the online community was a much needed metaphorical light during dark times brought on by the pandemic. Illustration by Journey Flores.

EDITORIAL CARTOON – More streamers ‘go live’ during pandemic

Journey Flores, Staff Artist
March 7, 2022

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Sacred Hearts Academy senior Kasey Le shows off clips she makes for face masks. She used her newly-found free time during the pandemic to start a business. Photo by Jillian Simpson.

Student shop owners embrace ‘hustle culture’

Jillian Simpson and Ella blu Pakele
February 28, 2022

Gen Z is the up-and-coming generation of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. They understand their audience's needs, have a grasp on modern technology...

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Before the coronavirus pandemic, student-lead businesses were popular on the Sacred Hearts Academy campus. In-person transactions made these small mobile shops widely accessible to their classmate clientele. However, with the pandemic came many obstacles for these young business owners, whose profits went toward athletic expenses and college tuition. 

This comic illustrates the issue and how todays youth contributes to a phenomenon coined hustle culture. This is the belief that one must work harder and longer in order to be successful. Instead of giving up, these entrepreneurs crafted and created products, like face masks, from home. They taught themselves how to run a digital storefront and once again, returned to business, as usual. Comic by Jillian Simpson.

COMIC – Student shop owners embrace ‘hustle culture’

Jillian Simpson, Staff Reporter
November 26, 2021

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Nyan Cat meme which became a popular gif in 2011 from the game Nyan Cat: Lost in Space. Photo courtesy of Rob Bulmahn.

The evolution of memes through a pandemic

Morgan Garza
March 25, 2021

In the early stages of the internet, there were no rules as to what could be done. It was the Wild West. While some were able to use the internet for uses,...

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Lancer juniors ‘spill the tea’ about high school

Isabella Savea
March 23, 2021

In this episode of Ka Leo Convos, Isabella Savea, an Academy junior and Ka Leo reporter, ‘spills the tea’ with advice about high school and everything...

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The cover photo for Katie Kim’s “Remember” music video. Photo courtesy of the Official YG Entertainment YouTube Channel.

Britney’s on repeat playlist

Britney Pham
March 19, 2021

Throughout the last year, with the pandemic and quarantining, many people found themselves looking for new hobbies, getting more work done or just enjoying...

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(From left to right) Juniors Maya Chizer, Isabella Savea, Mari Oyer and Selah Lipman practice social distancing during one of their breaks. They wear face shields as they eat. Photo by Moriah Gilmore.

Campus vs. Online: The pros and cons for Academy students

Moriah Gilmore
January 12, 2021

When Sacred Hearts Academy’s campus re-opened in September, families had two choices: to continue their daughters with distance learning or to send them...

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Pressure from peers can have a positive effect on youth, as a way to nurture one’s personal growth and development. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Does peer pressure have a positive effect?

Jaime Tumbaga
January 12, 2021

Peer pressure is usually thought of as something negative in today's society. The pressure, for example, to do drugs or skip school comes with consequences....

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Search Bar that opens up to multiple websites on what is going on within our world (United States). Photo courtesy of Sarah Fiaseu.

Social media impacts our youth

Sarah Fiaseu
January 8, 2021

Social media has become a great influence on younger generations, especially when used as a platform to discuss topics on politics and societal movements. The...

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Clothing racks at Goodwill in Kaimuki offer a variety of secondhand items. The movement of shifting shopping habits to thrifting is a solution to the fast fashion industry, in which inexpensive clothing is rapidly produced and thus, resulting in an increase of waste. Photo by Ella blu Pakele.

Fighting fast fashion

Ella blu Pakele, Reporter
March 5, 2020

There is no doubt that fashion has become a way for youth to express their identity. We use clothes on the outside to reflect the thoughts, opinions and...

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Photo credit Flickr.

Why Buy Local?

Ella blu Pakele, Reporter
December 6, 2019

From bumper stickers to coffee mugs, the message is abundantly clear. We should be eating local. But have you wondered the reasons why local is the way...

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