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Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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Ssebayiteko takes a selfie after school. While she may not be doing it here, the senior participated in an epidemic called sadfishing. She posted pictures of her crying due to the stress of college applications. Photo by Anna Casupang.

Sadfishing: Teens caught up in rising trend

Anna Casupang, Staff Reporter
December 22, 2023

Overwhelmed by the stress of college applications and deadlines, Sacred Hearts Academy senior Malaika Ssebayiteko found herself crying in a bathroom stall...

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Scholastic judge Sara Satro
congratulates senior Madison Iwashita (right) on winning the Distinguished Young Women’s Award. Iwashita is the first Academy student to win this award since 1994. Photo courtesy of Kelsey Morihara.

Seniors win big at Distinguished Young Women Program

Bailey Leong, Staff Reporter
October 17, 2023

For the first time in almost three decades, a student from Sacred Hearts Academy won the Distinguished Young Women (DYW) Program, the largest scholarship...

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Academy students Tiarelei Keanu and Kaila Teves folding donation clothes for Maui fire victims. Photo by Keira Wheeler.

Lancer community helps Maui fire victims

Keira Wheeler, Features Editor
August 11, 2023

On Tuesday, several brush fires quickly spread throughout Maui’s communities, including historic Lahaina town. The fire destroyed many people’s homes...

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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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Senior Zander Woolsey works on his computer at Campus Ministry on the Saint Louis Campus. He had both negative and positive experiences when the pandemic hit during his freshman year. Photo by Anna Casupang.

Class of 2023 returns to a normal high school year

Anna Casupang, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2023

The pandemic has affected everyone - especially students from the class of 2023. They were near the end of their first year of high school when COVID-19...

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Mauna Loa erupts for the first time in decades

Mauna Loa erupts for the first time in decades

Katie Kaoihana, Staff Reporter
December 26, 2022

In November, the Mauna Loa volcano erupted for the first time in 38 years. The flow of lava had been a threat to one of the major highways on Hawaii Island....

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INFOGRAPHIC – Gap year gains popularity among high schoolers

Emily Trueba, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2022

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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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This illustration shows the national trend of more high schoolers opting to take a gap year before college. This educational break can be spent traveling, doing mission work or completing apprenticeships. Experts, like research analyst Julia Rodgers, say that gap years provide a much-needed mental break that motivates students to complete their degree in four years; therefore, helping students to save money on tuition costs. But critics point out that gap years are merely an excuse to postpone school work. Illustration by Mei Wai Lee.

ILLUSTRATION – Gap year gains popularity among high schoolers

Mei Wai Lee, Staff Artist
November 16, 2022

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Academy junior Carlee Marcello playing Minecraft. She found time to pick up streaming as a hobby during the pandemic. Photos courtesy of Carlee Marcello.

More streamers ‘go live’ during pandemic

Jaime Tumbaga, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more people tune into streaming content online, from watching video game matches to esports tournaments. For Sacred...

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(From left to right) Juniors Maya Chizer, Isabella Savea, Mari Oyer and Selah Lipman practice social distancing during one of their breaks. They wear face shields as they eat. Photo by Moriah Gilmore.

Campus vs. Online: The pros and cons for Academy students

Moriah Gilmore
January 12, 2021

When Sacred Hearts Academy’s campus re-opened in September, families had two choices: to continue their daughters with distance learning or to send them...

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New teachers share insight on teaching during a pandemic

New teachers share insight on teaching during a pandemic

Isabella Savea
January 8, 2021

New teachers at Sacred Hearts Academy have been transitioning smoothly amid changes brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers say focusing on...

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Sacred Hearts Academy students and teachers helped plant 10,000 trees at Gunstock Ranch in Kahuku. The initiative is part of the Carbon Neutrality Challenge, which aims to make Hawaii the first carbon-neutral state. Photo courtesy of Camilo Mora.

Taking steps toward a zero carbon footprint

Noe Nekotani, Opinions Editor, Webmaster, Reporter
February 25, 2020

For Sacred Hearts Academy sophomore Ella blu Pakele to offset her own carbon emissions, she’d need to plant 12 trees. And that’s exactly what she did...

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Guests enjoy live music and dishes prepared by Chef Marc Anthony Frieiberg of Landmarc Catering. All photos by Ella Pakele and Brianne Ishihara.

Masses raise glasses to pay for students’ classes

Ella blu Pakele and Brianne Ishihara
October 15, 2019

Laughter surrounded the Sacred Hearts Academy campus a few weeks ago, as the smell of food and wine wafted through the air. The third annual Academy Uncorked...

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Academy students take a trip to the State Capitol

Academy students take a trip to the State Capitol

Rebecca Meyer, Features and Sports Editor, Reporter
May 9, 2019

The Sacred Hearts Academy cheer team and Girls Got Grit program (GGG) visited the Hawaii State Capitol this weekend to be recognized by and meet Gov....

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