Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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My tortoise and rabbit getting to know each other. Who would win the race? Photo by Gennellea Amasol.

Aspiring Veterinarian: Rabbit care

Gennellea Amasol, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2024

At my house, it’s not uncommon to find redheads and sulcata tortoises roaming the yard and eating hibiscus flowers. Inside, tanks filled with fish as...

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In this article, I will be sharing my top 5 books and why you should read them. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

My top five books and why you should read them

Anna Casupang, Staff Reporter
January 23, 2024

As someone who reads quite often, I am always looking for new books to read, whether it be on social media or by word of mouth. If you are also a reader...

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It has been reported by the Sleep Foundation that 58% of middle schoolers and 72% of high school students get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Photo courtesy of West Coast Surfer

Teens face sleepless nights

Nāhiku Evaimalo, Staff Reporter
December 14, 2023

Teenagers are the sleepiest generation, but they’re not the ones getting the most shut-eye. Sleep–or the lack thereof–is nothing new among youth,...

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Photo courtesy of Quinn Lum.

Why you shouldn’t pass on UH Manoa

Paige Lum, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2023

Being a senior in high school is stressful. There’s a lot to think about, especially when it comes to choosing the right college. And with each college...

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Reading Between-the-Lines Infographic. Photo courtesy of Chelstine Tavares

“Oblivious Teens”

Chelstine Tavares, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2023

Would you agree that a key component in any relationship, whether it be with a friend or a significant other, is good communication? And if communication...

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Tarot Time: Elemental Exploration (Fire and Earth)

Tarot Time: Elemental Exploration (Fire and Earth)

Gennellea Amasol, Staff Reporter
May 13, 2023

To start strong, fire signs (Sagittarius, Leo, and Aries) are the typical extroverted social butterflies who are usually the conversation starters. Whether...

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The Life Of an Overachiever That We Don’t See

Katie Kaoihana, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2023

Did you know that approximately 17% of people in the world could be called an overachiever, according to the online website Hogan? But what makes someone...

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Sacred Hearts Academy seniors: (Top, left to right) Karissalyn Chang, Samantha Europa, Kaelin Apuakehau, Zahria Bell, Jolie Taurua, Layla Remiticado, (Bottom, left to right) Ava Damo, Emily Trueba, Abigail Walker, Aaliyah Gamboa, Vanessa Welch, and Rory Redila gather in support of the Native Hawaiian and other Indigenous children who have gone missing due to the trafficking industry. The red handprints on each of their faces is a symbol that indicates our solidarity with indigenous women and children who are missing and/or have been murdered. It also represents the fact that this is an issue where many of our stories have been silenced. “People that we are supposed to be able to trust that are all around us could be perpetrators of this very crime, and we may not even know it. However, by learning about this and realizing the effects of it, we can empower and equip ourselves with the knowledge to protect ourselves and others.” Photo by Abigail Walker.

Hawaii’s back alley epidemic

Abigail Walker, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2023

I thought I knew the narrative of sex trafficking. Growing up, my mother was always very open about talking on sensitive topics like sex trafficking. We...

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Senior Vanessa Laub shows off her newly dyed hair at an air riflery match. Photo courtesy of Laub.

Cutting off those dead ends

Ava Damo, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2023

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life,” says Coco Chanel, the inspiring fashion designer behind luxury brand Chanel. This saying implies...

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Battle of the best: Spotify vs Apple Music

Nahenahe Alo
February 6, 2023

Music is integrated into almost everyone's lives in one way or another. According to an article called “30+ People Listening to Music Statistics,”...

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 Soft and creamy Lindt Lindor’s Chocolate Truffles for $11.59 at Target.

Top 5 gifts to get teenage girls

Mahinamakamaeokalani Monsarrat Ohelo, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2023

Finding gifts for all of your nieces, daughters or sisters can be so hard. Everybody, especially young girls, has different flairs and personalities. We...

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Senior Gianna Toro eating cafeteria lunch. She says she prefers to buy school lunch than bring food from home. Photo by Kaelin Apuakehau.

What’s for Lunch: Cafeteria food or home lunch?

Kaelin Apuakehau, Staff Reporter
January 23, 2023

Food provides the energy and nutrients needed in order to grow. Should school cafeteria food be appealing to students? Having a variety of lunch options...

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This editorial cartoon shows how todays youth are being consumed by the demands of social media. With all eyes on them and their eyes on what is going on in the world, teens find that this connectivity can be suffocating. 

The toxicity of cyberbulling and phishing overwhelm teens, who are not prepared to handle the consequences. 

Add this to a mix of other factors, like lack of social interactions and stressful current events, and it makes sense why a recent study shows that almost 50% of teens report feeling sad and hopeless. Editorial Cartoon By Journey Flores.

EDITORIAL CARTOON – Social media consumes today’s youth

Journey Flores, Staff Artist
November 16, 2022

To read more, find the full article here.

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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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