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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Sacred Heart Academy seniors hold their paddles tight in the waters of Magic Island. (From Left to Right) Senior Veda Gang, Anna Pinkerton, Madison Iwashita, and Charli Omura. Photo courtesy to Mahina Monsarrat Ohelo.

Senior paddlers navigate their final season

Mahinamakamaeokalani Monsarrat-Ohelo, Staff Reporter
February 20, 2024

Whether it be on the court or out in the sea, many would agree that Sacred Heart Academy student athletes show their strength. And as the Interscholastic...

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Seniors Amber Wolfe, Kana Barlag and Daphne Ibrao celebrate National Letter of Intent (NLI) Day at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki. They committed to sports programs at their colleges of choice. Photo courtesy of the Ibrao Family.

Ready, set, go

Danielle Woo, Staff Reporter
February 20, 2024

The second semester is the busiest time for seniors who are preparing for college. Seniors Kana Barlag and Malaika Ssebayiteko knew from the start that...

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Academy seniors Ann Claire Walker (left), Chelstine Tavares (middle), and Malaika Ssebayitekko chat in the gazebo. Photo by Zaneya Caires.

Senioritis: A high school senior’s affliction

Zaneya Caires, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2024

There is seemingly no avoiding it — the overwhelming burden that creeps into the minds of high school seniors, depleting motivation and overall performance;...

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Cassandra Morete greeting customers at the Nanding’s Bakery Kapahulu location. The Academy sophomore has been working at the family business for the past eight years. Photo by Keira Wheeler.

Folding Love into Every Roll

Keira Wheeler, Features Editor
January 24, 2024

Sacred Hearts Academy sophomore Cassandra Morete spends her Sundays quietly loading dozens of Spanish rolls into the oven at her family's bakery. The soft...

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An image of a Genshin Impact character and one of many breathtaking landscapes from the game. Genshin Impact’s open-world format gives you the freedom to travel and explore as you please. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

Clash of the gacha games: Genshin Impact vs. Honkai: Star Rail

Bailey Leong, Staff Reporter
January 18, 2024

Genshin Impact has been the leading gacha game since its release in 2020. That is, until another gacha game, Honkai: Star Rail, followed suit three years...

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Overview of the calming gazebo area while students are in class.  Photo by Mahina Monsarrat-Ohelo.

The gazebo area receives a new makeover with the help of Abraham and Carmen Adame

Mahinamakamaeokalani Monsarrat-Ohelo, Staff Reporter
November 21, 2023

At Sacred Hearts Academy, there are many designated “chill” spots. Ranging from the busy cafeteria to the cooled library, one stands out from the rest:...

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English teacher Katie Gaitan (right) expresses her love for famous playwright Shakespeare with students Kaiulani Ferrer (left) and Malaika Ssebayiteko (middle). Photo by Zaneya Caires.

College Call-Out: Academy teachers find their vocations

Zaneya Caires, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2023

Not sure where you want to go to college or what you want to study? As a college preparatory school, Sacred Hearts Academy prepares and supports students...

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Little Lancers enjoy a visit from the Honolulu Fire Department. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Kiyabu.

Early Learning Center gives hope to new dreams

Danielle Woo, Staff Reporter
October 26, 2023

Currently, the youngest generation of Lancers are from the classes of 2036 to 2038. From reading to counting, they spend their days at the Sacred Hearts...

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Early College students tour Chaminade Universitys campus, located down the street from the Academy. They are standing in front of the Clarence T.C. Ching Hall, where there are many resources available to students. Photo courtesy of Simplico Paragas.

College Capsules

Lindsey Dimaya, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2023

Starting this year, Sacred Hearts Academy students can earn a college degree while in high school. The partnership with Chaminade University continues...

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Paddling, Volleyball, and Softball seniors reminisce

Paddling, Volleyball, and Softball seniors reminisce

Mahinamakamaeokalani Monsarrat-Ohelo, Staff Reporter
April 23, 2023

Moving on can be hard, especially when you are leaving behind a big part of your life. Our seniors are all leaving soon. As much as we love them, we know...

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Students from both Japan and Hawaii spend time getting to know each other through conversations and interviews. Photo courtesy of Nami Grafia.

Expanding horizons through a cultural exchange

Emily Trueba, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2023

“Jumping into different cultures and using unfamiliar language gives us high anxiety. The best way to overcome this nervousness is to experience, practice...

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Spectators line the edges of Waimea Canyon to watch the 2023 Eddie Open Invitational. Photo taken by Emily Trueba.

Women paddle into history of surfing

Emily Trueba, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2023

After years of anticipation for the next Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, Jan. 22 presented a breakthrough event to take place in which women participated...

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Senior Ariana Oshiro peaking into the kiln to view her latest creations. This is the first stage of firing, called bisque firing. A kiln is a special oven used for firing pottery and ceramic pieces. Photo courtesy of Ember-Joy Guevarra.

For the love of art and clay: Ceramics at the Academy

Ember-Joy Guevarra, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2023

Ceramics at the Academy Kaycie Baltunado has been teaching ceramics at Sacred Hearts Academy for 23 years. Over the years, she’s watched her art students...

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Photo of a couple in a movie theater, looking in love. Spending time together can help build connections. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

Learning From your Past Connections to Better Improve your Next

Keira Wheeler, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2023

Songs to listen to with this article: Always -Daniel Caesar ft. Summer Walker https://youtu.be/X8-t1c5Kd4M Nothing by Bruno Major https://youtu.be/ucRVDoFkcxc When...

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Theology teacher Mary Ellen Miller at the Outreach, Unite, and Renewal (OUR) club booth. Members handed out candies to munch on, while explaining the many exciting services they can provide. Photo by Ember-Joy Guevarra.

Club Captures: Earn community service with these clubs

Gennellea Amasol, Staff Reporter
April 10, 2023

Lacking community service hours? Need 25 hours before the end of the year? In this Club Captures article, there will be interviews on clubs that specifically...

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