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Mai Poina “Never Forget”

Mai Poina “Never Forget”

Noe Nekotani, Opinions Editor, Webmaster, Reporter

September 20, 2019

The drive towards the Hawaii State Capitol had been an uneasy one. “Wouldn’t it be strange for Japanese people showing up to a Hawaiian event?” my mother questioned. “If anyone asks, it’s for an extra credit assignment,” I said with ease.  Content with my answer, she parked on the side...

A Night in Neverland

A Night in Neverland

Ragelle Lumapas, Reporter

April 27, 2019

As my senior year draws to a close, juggling 10 different tasks at once has become the norm for me. But with prom right around the corner, I was looking forward to finally having a day of relaxation and fun with friends. It would be an entire day of not worrying about due dates, tests and quizzes. ...

Taking on the channel

Taking on the channel

Rebecca Meyer, Features and Sports Editor, Reporter

October 4, 2018

With a single bag in hand, I made my way across the airplane runway to a tiny nine-seater plane bound for Molokai. Each stride closer brought about a new emotion, but it was the realization of a lifelong dream about to come true that had me leaping into my seat. Ever since I was 10, I dreamt of paddling in...

A week spent in San Francisco

A week spent in San Francisco

Ragelle Lumapas, Reporter

September 26, 2018

At 3:30 a.m., I was awoken by the loud alarm of my iPhone, as it screamed at me to wake up. I slapped the stop option and groggily rolled out of the comfort of my bed to get ready to head for the airport. Our flight to San Francisco wasn’t until 8 a.m., but we woke up extra early so we would not mis...

How to plan your funeral

How to plan your funeral

Taylor McKenzie, Webmaster, Reporter

January 5, 2018

Does “Here lies Taylor McKenzie” or “Endings are always bittersweet” sound better as a title for my eulogy? These were the thoughts distracting me from finishing my AP Spanish homework; conjugating “morir,” which means “to die,” in Spanish couldn’t be more fitting at the moment. ...

Going live: A discussion that changed my perspective of journalism

Going live: A discussion that changed my perspective of journalism

Rebecca Meyer, Features Editor, Reporter

December 19, 2017

Beads of sweat collected on my forehead, as I stared at a thermostat reading 64 degrees. I could feel chills run through my body and a warmth slowly consume my face, as I awaited one of the most momentous occasions of my high school journalism career–participating in a live televised discussion alongside some o...

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