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Voting rights must be exercised by America’s youth

As an American citizen, the right to vote is a privilege and a duty that must be exercised by young voters. Photo credit: Pixabay

Celine Isabelle Arnobit, Reporter

October 14, 2016

The ability to vote for legislature is a privilege that should be taken advantage of by all eligible citizens but mostly, by our youth. They are the next generation that will carry on and support the country for years to come. In the election of November 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, vo...

Conservatives, liberals and moderates! Oh my!

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Ashley Marie Lardizabal, Reporter, Webmaster

October 4, 2016

  Browser not supported. Visit www.270towin.com Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had their first debate on Sept. 26—just weeks before the presidential election; an election surrounded by controversies, violence and ju...

Modernizing Hawaii’s voter registration system

Common Cause Hawaii, a local nonpartisan organization, will re-introduce a bill this session that would allow residents to register as voters when applying for a driver’s license.

Kailanianna Ablog, Reporter, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2016

With the disappointing 34-percent voter turnout during the August primary election, it is essential that barriers hindering citizens from exercising their rights are eliminated. That’s where Common Cause Hawaii comes into the picture. The nonpartisan grassroots organization is dedicated to uphol...

Leap of faith can prove daunting, but rewarding

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Mariko Galton, Reporter

April 22, 2016

It’s scary to do something for which you don’t know the outcome. It certainly makes one  vulnerable. Despite my fears, I took a leap of faith and the outcome was worth the effort. Prom was just around the corner and the hype of finding a date spread throughout the junior class. I knew I wanted ...

Law enforcement clamps down on youthful smokers

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Kailanianna Ablog, Reporter

April 14, 2016

Since 2006, smoking has been illegal for those under 18. In January 2016, the Legislature raised the legal smoking age to 21 and expanded the law to include the increasingly popular electronic cigarette, a device used to simulate smoking tobacco by turning liquid nicotine, flavored oils and other chemica...

Loss of accreditation demands reliable funding for Honolulu Zoo

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Celine Isabelle Arnobit, Reporter

April 8, 2016

The Honolulu Zoo has lost its accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) because of inconsistent funding. The zoo must be supported by the government through regular funding. Every major city has a creditable zoo.   The AZA accredits over 200 zoos all over the country, inclu...

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