Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Ella blu Pakele

Ella blu Pakele, Reporter

Ella blu Pakele is a third-year Journalism student in her senior year. During her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes, and going to the beach. She is involved in extracurriculars, such as Student Council and PAAC Club, and the Sacred Hearts Marching Band Color Guard. To Ella, being a Journalism student means she can investigate hard-hitting issues and bring forth both perspectives, to better her own and the readers’ understanding. She looks forward to learning more about her community and the many compelling stories it has to share. An interesting fact about Ella is that she is an exceptional opponent in a rap battle; she credits her skill to her high school English classes and dependence on the thesaurus.

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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

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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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’

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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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

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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Senior stories worn through time

Senior stories worn through time

December 17, 2021

As the year comes to a close, members of the class of 2022 open their hearts to the many memories created during their time shared at Sacred Hearts Academy....

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Kaimuki’s small businesses during COVID-19

Kaimuki’s small businesses during COVID-19

April 21, 2021

Lyndon Okata, affectionately called “uncle” by his customers, has been taking lunch bento orders on a notepad for 40 years, and not even a pandemic...

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Sacred Hearts Academy students and highschool students from Japan snap a photo after meeting for the first time on Zoom.  All photos courtesy of Nami Grafia.

You got mail! Digital letters from abroad

March 19, 2021

You got mail! Many students doing distance learning have been confined to the four corners of their home. With communication between classmates limited...

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Commence the Cultural Celebration

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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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

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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Why Buy Local?

December 6, 2019

From bumper stickers to coffee mugs, the message is abundantly clear. We should be eating local. But have you wondered the reasons why local is the way...

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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

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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