Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Ashley Marie Lardizabal

Ashley Marie Lardizabal, Webmaster, Reporter

Ashley Marie Lardizabal is a third-year Ka Leo reporter and a senior at the Academy. She is the webmaster of Ka Leo, co-captain of Lancer Robotics, as well as a member of the LIFE team, Liturgical Corps and the National Honors Society. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and keeping up with the latest technology. As a student journalist, she believes that being able to appeal to her audience while providing different perspectives is what matters the most. Ashley looks forward to seeing this philosophy play out in the school year.

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Tips to a ‘clean’ start

May 16, 2017

It’s finally the month of May, and spring flowers are blooming. It’s a season of renewal, hope and beauty. However, things will not be beautiful lest...

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Movie goers race to find out the ‘Fate of the Furious’

May 16, 2017

Vin Diesel is back as Dominic “Dom” Toretto in the eighth installment of the Fast & the Furious film series. Though this time, many franchise plot...

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Audiences are encouraged to ‘minimize’ their attention on profound documentary

May 16, 2017

A minimalistic life becomes the ideal in a documentary that reminds audiences of the “important things” in life. Directed by Matt D’Avella, “Minimalism:...

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

April 25, 2017

“Mom, hurry up! Everyone’s already there!” I shouted, as I fervently paced back and forth through the living room, waiting for my mom to get dressed....

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Students receive STEM accolades

Students receive STEM accolades

April 24, 2017

Seven Sacred Hearts Academy students have been recognized by the National Center for Women and Informational Technology (NCWIT) Hawaii for the locally-affiliated...

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A teen accesses popular dating app Tinder on her mobile phone. She joins a rising number of todays youth, including those in Hawaii, who are dabbling in online danger, experts say. Photo by Ashley Marie Lardizabal.

Hawaii teens find online dating attractive

February 28, 2017

Seventeen-year-old J. Reyes knew she was flirting with danger when downloading a dating app to her mobile phone several months ago. She was under the 18-year-old...

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Rosano (right) and Sanborn (left) are new teachers on campus this semester and come to the Academy with multifarious backgrounds.

Academy welcomes new semester with new faces on campus

January 25, 2017

Sacred Hearts Academy welcomes two new teachers at the start of the second semester. Bernadette Rosano and Angela Sanborn take over the roles of teachers...

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For many, Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season.

Tips to battling Black Friday shopping

November 22, 2016

The thrill of Black Friday shopping is upon us. But the thought of discounted products is not the only aspect that’s thrilling consumers; as the real...

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Bringing order to the court

November 1, 2016

“Oh yeah, it’s just another building that people work in. No biggie,” I shrugged, moments before entering the Prince Kuhio Federal Building. One...

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Conservatives, liberals and moderates! Oh my!

October 4, 2016

Browser not supported. Visit www.270towin.com Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary...

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Contemporary art is ‘Now | Here’

September 20, 2016

The distorted global perspective of Hawaii is all too commonly known among those from the state. Ideas of white sandy beaches, along with scantily-clad...

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A group of students decided to build the Emerald City from the Wizard of Oz. 

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Minecraft changes the game in STEM courses

September 7, 2016

For the first time at Sacred Hearts Academy, students were able to take a course that lays down the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and...

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Performing Arts classes leave parting gifts fit for the Muses

May 9, 2016

As the year comes to a close, the performing arts classes are featuring students in dance, song and music in three showcases of student talent. The...

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Robotics team proves successful in regional competition

April 19, 2016

Academy high school robotics team 2437 finished its season at the annual FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), garnering two awards and ranking among the...

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Successful VEX IQ teams compete at world championships

April 14, 2016

The Academy  robotics teams gained more success with two other VEX IQ teams qualifying for the championships in Louisville, Ky. The two teams placed...

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Catholic school students can recognize teachers via selfies

Catholic school students can recognize teachers via selfies

January 28, 2016

The Hawaii Catholic Schools Office wants students to get excited for the upcoming annual Catholic Schools Week by holding a “Take A Selfie With Your...

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Lancer Robotics began the FIRST challenge for 2016, Stronghold. The final project is due in mid-February.

Lancer Robotics seizes ‘Stronghold’ in latest competition

January 22, 2016

The high school robotics team is ready to vie in the 2016 First Robotics Competition (FRC) challenge, Stronghold. The game puts high school teams through...

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[Video] Nutcracker 2015

November 23, 2015

Freshman Stella Ramos gives a preview of the Academy's 2015 Nutcracker performance.

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Annual FAST ‘sparks’ change in student attitudes

Annual FAST ‘sparks’ change in student attitudes

October 30, 2015

The annual FAST for a Better Tomorrow, sponsored by the Junior Class, was held on Oct. 23.This year’s theme was “Be the Spark That Lights The World.” More...

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Lower school robotics students examine the disposal of styrofoam trays for FLL Trash Trek challenge.

Robotics team takes on trash challenge

September 24, 2015

The Academy’s lower school robotics team is on a mission to tackle the 2015 FLL Challenge, “Trash Trek.” “Trash Trek” asks students to research...

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Reflection necessary to overcoming defeat

May 15, 2015

Often teens think that once they fail to achieve their goals, they no longer have the chance to reach their objective. The best way to rebound from this...

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Personal reflection necessary to healthy mentality

May 5, 2015

Today people lead such busy lives that they too often neglect to care for themselves and reflect on their day. Reflection is important in maintaining...

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Economics classes take on community issues through innovative projects

May 1, 2015

Throughout the month of April, social studies teacher Whitney Miyahira’s Economics classes were asked to think about problems their communities face...

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Math club hosts final successful competition

Math club hosts final successful competition

April 23, 2015

The Mu Kappa math club competed in the seventh and final Oahu Math League (OML) competition hosted by the Academy. Over 400 students represented 28...

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Sophomore class sponsors successful book drive

Sophomore class sponsors successful book drive

April 14, 2015

The Class of 2017 has completed a novel service project with a book drive throughout the month of March. The division asked homerooms in grades seven...

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Online courses effective when willing to learn

March 10, 2015

Many people have trouble deciding if online classes are worthwhile. The success of the course depends completely on the student who must keep up, test...

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Academy helps families ‘Start the Conversation’

Academy helps families ‘Start the Conversation’

March 10, 2015

Sacred Hearts Academy Room Parents (SHARP) is sponsoring a workshop for  students in grades 7 to 9 and their parents to improve family relationships. The...

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Academy undergoes accreditation process in March

February 28, 2015

Academy students and teachers are preparing for the upcoming accreditation visit the first week of March. Accreditation is the process of ensuring that...

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Lancer air riflery team aims high at ILH precision championship

February 23, 2015

The Lancer varsity precision air riflery team triumphed as team champs in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) championships on Feb. 14. The...

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Mathletes vie in fifth competition

February 20, 2015

The Academy math club, Mu Kappa, will compete in its fifth meet of the school year at Waipahu High School on Feb. 21. A typical competition consists...

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Grudges hurt many unknowingly

February 17, 2015

Although teens may realize that holding onto a grudge is detrimental, they often don’t know how to get rid of it. Many times feelings are left unsaid,...

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Students show community support through Great Aloha Run

Students show community support through Great Aloha Run

February 6, 2015

The 31st annual Great Aloha Run (GAR) takes place on Feb. 18 with Academy students not only running the race but also serving as volunteers. The Academy...

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Students reflect pride in Catholic education

January 21, 2015

Catholic schools across the nation will celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2015, a yearly week-long event hosted by the National Catholic Education Association...

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Women in STEM bring different dimension and perspective

January 20, 2015

In recent years, women have made a name for themselves in the medical and business fields, but a smaller number has taken a shot at the male-dominated...

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Effective leadership demands zeal

December 10, 2014

Teens often join clubs and participate in extracurricular activities so that they are able to develop and demonstrate leadership skills for college applications...

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Academy sends fourteen delegate students to Model UN

Academy sends fourteen delegate students to Model UN

December 2, 2014

Fourteen student delegates from the AP Economics class participated in the Third Annual Pacific Model United Nations Conference held at the Waikiki Beach...

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Team of four competes in PAAC WorldQuest

December 2, 2014

Four students represented the Academy in the 15th Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition sponsored by the Pacific Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) at UH Manoa...

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PAAC Club sends four students to WorldQuest Competition

PAAC Club sends four students to WorldQuest Competition

November 20, 2014

The Academy Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) will participate in the 15th Annual PAAC Academic WorldQuest competition at the UH Manoa Campus Center...

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2014 Hawaii International Film Festival shines light on Philippines with ‘Third Is My First’

2014 Hawaii International Film Festival shines light on Philippines with ‘Third Is My First’

November 13, 2014

The 2014 Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) shone the spotlight on the Philippines film industry with the romance, “Third is My First.” The...

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‘The Maze Runner’ successful first installment

‘The Maze Runner’ successful first installment

November 7, 2014

The best-selling novel, “The Maze Runner,”  by James Dashner has arrived in theaters with a $3.25 million dollar box office debut. “The Maze...

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Lancer Robotics VEX teams rank high in Central Oahu tournament

Lancer Robotics VEX teams rank high in Central Oahu tournament

November 7, 2014

Four Lancer Robotics VEX teams participated in the Nov. 1 Central Oahu VEX Tournament with two teams reaching the elimination rounds. The tournament...

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New ‘Please fund me teacher’ campaign supports AUW

New ‘Please fund me teacher’ campaign supports AUW

October 24, 2014

The Academy’s support for the Aloha United Way (AUW) has introduced a new and fun way to  raise money through various challenges in the first annual...

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Healthy friendships critical to confident attitudes

October 15, 2014

Students gain much support not only from their parents but also from their friends. Teens don’t often recognize consciously how much the people they...

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Academy supports Aloha United Way during month of October

Academy supports Aloha United Way during month of October

October 14, 2014

October is an exciting month for Academy students with five events helping the Aloha United Way. From Oct. 1 to 31, the lower school will be conducting...

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Academy court supports St. Louis homecoming

Academy court supports St. Louis homecoming

October 14, 2014

Academy students joined brother school St. Louis in homecoming activities for the annual tradition. The Academy supports St. Louis in celebrating homecoming...

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Ice Bucket Challenge raises awareness and funds for ALS

September 26, 2014

The latest trend in the news is the Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraiser for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Foundation. The challenge is so popular...

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iPhone 6 hits the market

September 26, 2014

The big news on Sept. 19 was the release of the iPhone 6, the lastest update by Apple for the retail market. The surprise for the public, however, were...

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Students can lessen school-related stress by being well prepared each day.

Being prepared provides better school day

September 15, 2014

A typical school day for an Academy student can be a long and tiring seven hours. With so much on their minds, students may fail to realize what they need...

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Sophomore Kaycee Selga and junior Jessica Hanashiro helped create a mural encouraging public awareness of Fire Prevention Week.

Student mural promotes fire prevention awareness

September 15, 2014

Five student artists collaborated in the Fire Prevention Mural Painting Event held at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Junior Jessica Hanashiro and sophomore...

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JROTC students help successful community recycling program

JROTC students help successful community recycling program

September 15, 2014

Sixteen Academy students took part in the Saint Louis JROTC Battalion’s annual Aloha Aina recycling drive, collecting over 4,500 pounds of items for...

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On her summer trip to Korea, sophomore Kailanianna Ablog had the opportunity to wear the traditional hanbok.

Sophomore goes to Korea for summer study opportunity

August 24, 2014

Sophomore Kailanianna Ablog traveled to South Korea with the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council’s (PAAC) International Visitor Leadership Programfrom...

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