Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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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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Photo courtesy of Quinn Lum.

Why you shouldn’t pass on UH Manoa

Paige Lum, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2023

Being a senior in high school is stressful. There’s a lot to think about, especially when it comes to choosing the right college. And with each college...

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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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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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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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Academy alumna Kaena Kekoa performs as Jasmine in Disney’s Broadway musical “Aladdin.” She returned to teach choir and drama two years ago and says her passion for performing started as a student at the Academy. Photo courtesy of Kekoa.

From ‘Aladdin’ to Academy: Alumna brings Broadway experience to classroom

Carlee Marcello, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2022

From the stage of Saint Louis School’s Mamiya Theatre to Broadway stages across the country, Sacred Hearts Academy alumna Kaena Kekoa today finds herself...

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Sacred Hearts Academy senior Kasey Le shows off clips she makes for face masks. She used her newly-found free time during the pandemic to start a business. Photo by Jillian Simpson.

Student shop owners embrace ‘hustle culture’

Jillian Simpson and Ella blu Pakele
February 28, 2022

Gen Z is the up-and-coming generation of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. They understand their audience's needs, have a grasp on modern technology...

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Crossing Rain, a Hawaii-based boy band inspired by K-Pop, recently performed for Lancer fans at Sacred Hearts Academy. They write and choreograph their own songs. Photo by Samantha Europa.

Academy forecasts ‘Crossing Rain’

Britney Pham, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2022

This just in: the forecast at Sacred Hearts Academy has been mostly sunny, with intermittent Crossing Rain. The Hawaii boy band inspired by Korean popular...

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Sacred Heart Academy junior Anna Takegawa (left) plays “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” during an esports practice with (middle to right) Adviser Derrick Lee and seniors Shari Leong and Katie Rebugio. With esports a sanctioned Hawaii high school sport, the team competes weekly against other schools in the Pacific/Coastal region. All photos by Ella blu Pakele.

Lancers level up to high school esports

Ella blu Pakele, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2022

With the coronavirus pandemic limiting in-person activities, Sacred Hearts Academy junior Anna Takegawa turned to esports, or competitive video gaming. "Gaming...

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Academy junior and daughter Ariana Sun at a riflery match against Pac-Five this year. She is one of the teams top shooters. Photo courtesy of the Lancer Air Riflery Team.

Daughters reflect on longtime tradition

Carlee Marcello, Staff Reporter
December 17, 2021

For junior Ariana Sun, being a "daughter" at Sacred Hearts Academy is nostalgic. "Looking back...it’s amazing to see how far my classmates have come,...

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Commence the Cultural Celebration

Ella blu Pakele, Reporter
October 12, 2020

In celebration of diversity and culture on the Sacred Hearts Academy campus, International Day invites students to experience traditions and foods from...

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Weathering With You

Animes to watch while stuck in quarantine

Kirsten Aoyagi, Multimedia Editor, Webmaster
May 15, 2020

Being stuck in quarantine can get quite boring. There are only so many Netflix shows or movies that can help pass the time. However, if you're a fan of...

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Clothing racks at Goodwill in Kaimuki offer a variety of secondhand items. The movement of shifting shopping habits to thrifting is a solution to the fast fashion industry, in which inexpensive clothing is rapidly produced and thus, resulting in an increase of waste. Photo by Ella blu Pakele.

Fighting fast fashion

Ella blu Pakele, Reporter
March 5, 2020

There is no doubt that fashion has become a way for youth to express their identity. We use clothes on the outside to reflect the thoughts, opinions and...

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COMIC: OK Boomer

COMIC: OK Boomer

Rheamae Ibarra, Reporter
March 2, 2020

This comic illustrates the viral online meme and catchphrase, “OK boomer,” which gained traction among younger generations as a way to mock attitudes...

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