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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For most of her gap year, Adeline Busekrus ‘20 ventured out to Texas, where she gained new experiences in working and living. Photo courtesy of Busekrus.

Gap year gains popularity among high schoolers

Emily Trueba, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2022

While students spend much of their high school careers in anticipation of college, recent studies show that many opt to take gap years instead. It’s...

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White examines the contents of the vial following its flight to space. He and the team will notate any changes in sight, texture, smell and touch. Photo by Kennedy Wardlaw.

Students launch experiments into space, benefiting future generations

Kennedy Wardlaw, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2022

Sacred Hearts Academy junior Jenica Wong never imagined she’d be launching something into space; let alone, something as unusual as fries, marshmallows,...

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B.I.O.N.I.C. Lancer members share about their club at this years club fair. They support students facing challenging times. All photos by Keira Wheeler.

B.I.O.N.I.C. Lancers show they care

Jaime Tumbaga, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2022

B.I.O.N.I.C. Lancer, which stands for Believe It Or Not I Care Lancer, is a team of Sacred Hearts Academy students that reaches out to peers who might...

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(Left to right) Academy students Cocomi Mehring, Isabella Johnson and Reagan Beissel together on stage for the Academy’s first fall production since the pandemic, “Annie, Jr.” All photos courtesy of Steve Tagupa.

Students return to stage with ‘Annie Jr.’

Anna Casupang, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2022

This year marks the first time in two years that Sacred Hearts Academy put on its annual fall play. The theater program, which has been impacted by the...

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(Left to right) Housekeeping staff Josie Narciso and Joanne Calaycay show off their charm by making a heart. Both met years ago when they taught at Saint Anthony School. All photos by Kathleen Burgos.

Besties On Campus

Kathleen Burgos, Staff Reporter
November 14, 2022

Do you have a best friend on campus that you might carpool with or share similar classes? For Sacred Hearts Academy staff members and Joanne Calaycay,...

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Students, from various LIFE Teams across the nation, venture off to their retreat location. This was one of the first interactions they had with one another. All photos courtesy of Jameson Datoc.

Faith and friendships from afar

Emily Trueba, Staff Reporter
November 14, 2022

During the summer, students of the Sacred Hearts Academy Living in Faith Experiences (LIFE) Team brought their Lancer values to Occidental, Calif. They...

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Screenshot of Wilbur Soot in his music video Soft Boy. Photo courtesy of Wilbur Soot Youtube.

The Life of Wilbur Soot

Katie Kaoihana, Staff Reporters
November 13, 2022

Wilbur Soot is a 26-year-old British Twitch streamer, YouTuber, and musician. Wilbur has made an appearance in multiple groups on YouTube, including Lovejoy,...

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This is the purple hyacinth, representing sorrow and forgiveness. Photo courtesy of Public Domain Pictures.

Flowers speak more than words

Keira Wheeler, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2022

The language of flowers has been loved for centuries in many countries throughout Europe and Asia. It has been shown in mythologies, folklore, sonnets...

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Academy senior Andromeda Tong cheers at her last football game earlier this school year. She’s excited for the offseason to get a much needed break off the mat. Photo courtesy of Robert Tong.

Insight into student athletes’ life during the offseason

Ava Damo, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2022

Many student athletes, like Sacred Hearts Academy senior Andromeda Tong, believe the offseason is important. It’s a time to either take a much needed...

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(Left to Right) Soroptimist Club president Rory Redila and club members promoted their club at the Club Fair this year. Their club is one of the oldest at Sacred Hearts Academy. Photo by Ember-Joy Guevarra.

Club Captures: S Club & Lancers Keep It Reel

Gennellea Amasol, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2022

A school is a place where students can find others who have common interests and hobbies. Many turn to clubs, and at Sacred Hearts Academy, there are more...

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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

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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