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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(Left to right) Academy students Journey Flores, Gigi Hioki and Aarin Mabe play cards to take their minds off the pressures of junior year.

Relieving stress with Lancers

Carlee Marcello , Staff Reporter
May 9, 2022

As exam season rolls around, stress levels increase across the campus of Sacred Hearts Academy. Most say it is due to the demands that come with being...

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Senior HopeMarie Cosseboom takes the train to visit International Christian University, a liberal arts college in Tokyo she is enrolling in the fall. Photo courtesy of HopeMarie Cosseboom.

A ticket to your future: 5 reasons you should consider going abroad for college

Ella blu Pakele, Staff Reporter
May 2, 2022

The college decision process is full of questions. Should I go to the east coast or the west coast? Leave for a public university or a private college?...

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Attendees dance the night away

The junior development councils puts on a paw-ty

Jillian Simpson, Staff Reporter
May 2, 2022

It was a “paw-some” time for several Sacred Hearts Academy students, who hosted the inaugural Junior Tuxes and Tails Gala for the Hawaiian Humane Society...

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Your top local shop stops

Your top local shop stops

Isabella Savea, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2022
When it comes to the aloha spirit, many people think this is just the basic line of respect we have for one another. Others come to the understanding that the aloha spirit is more than that. It is a way of life, and a way to work with each other in order to help, grow and support our local communities. 
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Maile Yamada started KonaKineDesigns at the start of the pandemic and during a gap year after high school. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Kho. All photos courtesy of Tiffany Kho.

How a gap year inspired a successful business

Jaime Tumbaga
April 28, 2022

Who knew a video game could inspire the start of a successful business like it did for California college student Maile Yamada. The idea for KonaKineDesigns...

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Sacred Hearts Academy senior Sydney Bump returned to in-person learning this school year. Bump quit playing soccer to focus on schoolwork and improved mental health. Photo by Isabella Savea.

Hawaii’s youth lose interest in sports during pandemic

Isabella Savea, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2022

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit two years ago, every touchdown, strike and goal was blocked by the tough defense that came in the form of a deadly virus....

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Academy alumna Kaena Kekoa performs as Jasmine in Disney’s Broadway musical “Aladdin.” She returned to teach choir and drama two years ago and says her passion for performing started as a student at the Academy. Photo courtesy of Kekoa.

From ‘Aladdin’ to Academy: Alumna brings Broadway experience to classroom

Carlee Marcello, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2022

From the stage of Saint Louis School’s Mamiya Theatre to Broadway stages across the country, Sacred Hearts Academy alumna Kaena Kekoa today finds herself...

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Crossing Rain, a Hawaii-based boy band inspired by K-Pop, recently performed for Lancer fans at Sacred Hearts Academy. They write and choreograph their own songs. Photo by Samantha Europa.

Academy forecasts ‘Crossing Rain’

Britney Pham, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2022

This just in: the forecast at Sacred Hearts Academy has been mostly sunny, with intermittent Crossing Rain. The Hawaii boy band inspired by Korean popular...

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Sacred Heart Academy junior Anna Takegawa (left) plays “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” during an esports practice with (middle to right) Adviser Derrick Lee and seniors Shari Leong and Katie Rebugio. With esports a sanctioned Hawaii high school sport, the team competes weekly against other schools in the Pacific/Coastal region. All photos by Ella blu Pakele.

Lancers level up to high school esports

Ella blu Pakele, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2022

With the coronavirus pandemic limiting in-person activities, Sacred Hearts Academy junior Anna Takegawa turned to esports, or competitive video gaming. "Gaming...

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Sacred Hearts Academy senior Joie Kane shows her acceptance video into University of San Diego next year. Attending a four-year institution is one of several options available after graduating from high school. Photo by Zandrina Cambra.

Exploring options after high school

Zandrina Cambra, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2022

Society consistently preaches that every kid should go to college if they want to be successful in life. Teachers tell us we need to earn above-average...

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Senior stories worn through time

Senior stories worn through time

Ella blu Pakele, Staff Reporter
December 17, 2021

As the year comes to a close, members of the class of 2022 open their hearts to the many memories created during their time shared at Sacred Hearts Academy....

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Academy junior and daughter Ariana Sun at a riflery match against Pac-Five this year. She is one of the teams top shooters. Photo courtesy of the Lancer Air Riflery Team.

Daughters reflect on longtime tradition

Carlee Marcello, Staff Reporter
December 17, 2021

For junior Ariana Sun, being a "daughter" at Sacred Hearts Academy is nostalgic. "Looking back...it’s amazing to see how far my classmates have come,...

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Academy junior Juliette Cramer during sailing practice. She also coaches youth at Hawaii Yacht Club. All photos by Jillian Simpson.

Spectacular sailor stories

Jillian Simpson, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2021

Sailing is a beautiful, yet underrated, aspect of our community. Whether it is competitive racing, casual cruising or a way of life, there are people in...

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Academy math teacher Sabrina Baldassari helps junior Sydney Europa. Baldassari is a first-year teacher at the Academy. Photo By Isabella Savea.

Meet the Teachers 2021

Isabella Savea, Staff Reporter
December 13, 2021

      In this video of “Meet the Teachers,” reporter Isabella Savea interviews some of the new high school teachers at...

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Kaimuki’s small businesses during COVID-19

Kaimuki’s small businesses during COVID-19

Ella blu Pakele, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2021

Lyndon Okata, affectionately called “uncle” by his customers, has been taking lunch bento orders on a notepad for 40 years, and not even a pandemic...

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