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A women’s gathering for equal rights

Sacred Hearts Academy teachers bring signs to support equality at the 2nd Annual Women’s March. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Chloe Smith.

Jasmine Matsumoto, Reporter

February 6, 2018

On Jan. 21, crowds of people gathered from 10 a.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol to march for women’s rights. The 2nd Annual Women’s March began with speakers, which then later commenced to the actual march. From the State Capitol, the ambitious advocates marched along Richards Street, passing South...

Welcoming in the new year with calligraphy

The Japanese III Honors class practices their kanji, a type of Japanese characters, on newspaper before using washi paper. Photos by Rebecca Meyer.

Rebecca Meyer, Features Editor, Reporter

January 23, 2018

While some classes at Sacred Hearts Academy are diving straight into coursework and reviewing lessons from last semester, the Japanese II-V and Advanced Placement (AP) classes spent the first week of the second semester learning Japanese calligraphy. The practice, called shuji, is the art of writ...

Academy students learn about Japanese culture at an annual festival

Juniors Jalen Tam and Christina Dang are enjoying the bonsai trees on display at the Ohana Festival.

Rebecca Meyer, Features Editor, Reporter

January 23, 2018

While most students spent the recent three-day weekend sleeping in or going to the beach, Sacred Hearts Academy’s Japanese III Honors students volunteered at the annual New Year’s Ohana Festival. The event was held at the Japanese Culture Center of Hawaii and across the street at the Moiliili Neig...

Ballistic missile threat sends Hawaii into a state of fear

At 8 a.m., residents and visitors in Hawaii received a false alert of a ballistic missile from the Emergency Management.

Shelby Mattos, News Editor, Reporter

January 13, 2018

On Saturday, many Hawaii residents woke to a ballistic missile threat alert, which was sent to their mobile devices by Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency. About 30 minutes later, another alert was issued, stating that the threat alert was an error and that there was no danger to the state. Gov....

Winter ball embraces sisterhood with policy change

For the first time in school history, Academy students were allowed to bring female guests to the Winter Ball. Photo courtesy of Steven Tagupa.

Shelby Mattos, News Editor, Reporter

January 4, 2018

This year, all-girls school Sacred Hearts Academy parted from a longstanding tradition by allowing students to bring female guests to Winter Ball. The policy change was created to promote a stronger bond of sisterhood, administrators say, but few took advantage of the change. Out of the more than...

A win for the Iconic Alert Squad

Members of the lower school First Lego League (FLL) robotics team working on their robot during the Kalani District Tournament. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Arthur.

Grace Kim, Reporter

December 26, 2017

Sacred Hearts Academy’s lower school robotics team is best in the state. The Iconic Alert Squad, otherwise known as the Lower School First Lego League (FLL) robotics team, placed first at the Kalani District Tournament in November. They will be the only school to represent Hawaii at the 2018 FLL W...

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