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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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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The Crusader and Lancer team show off their winning routine at a pep rally on the Academy campus last week. They won their second national title this year. All photos by Mercedes Anacleto.

Male cheer team hoists over stereotypes

Mercedes Anacleto , Social Media Editor, Reporter
February 28, 2020

For a sport that’s become predominantly female, Saint Louis School senior Odyn Kane is proud to be part of the state’s first all-male cheer team.  “(People...

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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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A student gives her classmate a pad during class. Period poverty—or the inability to access menstrual hygiene products—is becoming more widespread, particularly in schools. All photos by Kirsten Aoyagi.

Students urge end to ‘period poverty’

Kirsten Aoyagi and Brianne Ishihara
February 21, 2020

When it’s that time of the month for high school student Agia Lee, she not only fears the onset of menstrual cramps but of embarrassment as well. “I...

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12-06-2019 PODCAST- Senior year

December 6, 2019

In this edition of Ka Leo's podcast series, reporters Kirsten Aoyagi and Brianne Ishihara talk senior year. For more information, visit The Lancers Lately...

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Senior Rachel Faith Javier took her passion for performing to a higher level after the passing of her older brother. She plays an ukulele gifted by him and believes its like he is always with her whenever she performs. Music, she said, is also how she coped with his passing. Today, the high school teen enjoys sharing her talents as part of the Academys worship team and recently auditioned for American Idol. Photo by Kirsten Aoyagi.

Singing her way to ‘Idol’ stage

Mercedes Anacleto , Social Media and Sports Editor
December 5, 2019

As Sacred Hearts Academy senior Rachel Faith Javier stepped out to what would be one of the biggest auditions of her life, she kept her late brother in...

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