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Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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Gloria Palma

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Econ students create private business plans

Econ students create private business plans

May 14, 2013

Seniors in Lurline Choy’s Econ and Entrepreneurship class created business plans for hypothetical companies by first pitching possible business ideas...

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Vampire Weekend releases third album, ‘Modern Vampires of the City’

Vampire Weekend releases third album, ‘Modern Vampires of the City’

May 13, 2013

Indie rock band Vampire Weekend returns after a three-year hiatus with the reflective album “Modern Vampires of the City.” Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij,...

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She & Him releases ‘Volume 3’ just in time for summer

She & Him releases ‘Volume 3’ just in time for summer

May 7, 2013

Just in time for the summer, She & Him is releasing its third album, “Volume 3.” Actress on popular FOX sitcom “New Girl,” Zooey Deschanel,...

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$5 Movie Theater new attraction for windward families

$5 Movie Theater new attraction for windward families

April 30, 2013

Going to the movies is an expensive activity, especially for large families. With movie tickets costing approximately $10 a person, families often decide...

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Dance classes perform ‘Swan Lake’ at Mamiya Theater

Dance classes perform ‘Swan Lake’ at Mamiya Theater

April 18, 2013

Sacred Hearts Academy Dance classes, directed by teacher Micki Kolberg, will perform excerpts from the popular ballet, “Swan Lake,” at St. Louis’...

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‘Admission’ finds humor in college application process

‘Admission’ finds humor in college application process

April 4, 2013

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in a new comedy “Admission,” based on the novel of the same name by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Portia Nathan (Fey) is an admissions...

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Gun control is necessary for safer country

Gun control is necessary for safer country

April 4, 2013

Gun control is again a prominent issue in the news due to mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Sandy Hook...

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‘Boys & Girls’ a soulful debut album for Alabama Shakes

‘Boys & Girls’ a soulful debut album for Alabama Shakes

February 14, 2013

The Alabama Shakes showcase a soulful sound in their debut album, “Boys & Girls.” The Alabama Shakes is a band comprised of Brittany Howard, a...

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Second annual Breast Cancer Awareness bake sale hosted by Kekoa family

Second annual Breast Cancer Awareness bake sale hosted by Kekoa family

February 14, 2013

The family of junior Kaena Kekoa will be hosting a bake sale for Breast Cancer Awareness on Feb. 15. This will be the second time the Kekoa family has...

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Students attend Rotary Global Peace Forum honoring Aung San Suu Kyi

Students attend Rotary Global Peace Forum honoring Aung San Suu Kyi

February 7, 2013

The Rotary Club, a global humanitarian organization, held a Rotary Global Peace Forum meeting in Honolulu from Jan. 25 - 27. The Rotary Global Peace...

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Legislature tackles obesity with possible sugary drinks tax

January 30, 2013

Recently, four Hawaii senators proposed a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks arguing that sugary drinks lead to obesity. The proposed tax would charge 1...

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Staying motivated in the second semester

January 24, 2013

Motivation for doing well in school is different for every student. Many students are motivated at the beginning of the year to improve from previous years....

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Sacred Hearts hosts annual middle school speech tournament

Sacred Hearts hosts annual middle school speech tournament

January 18, 2013

Participants from schools across the island participated in a middle school speech competition hosted by Sacred Hearts Academy on Jan. 12. One hundred...

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Black Friday is greedy addition to Thanksgiving

December 19, 2012

American families cherish the tradition of Thanksgiving to spend time with each other. This holiday is now connected to a new tradition: Black Friday. Black...

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Recovering activist Malala Yousafzai shows bravery despite assassination attempt

Recovering activist Malala Yousafzai shows bravery despite assassination attempt

November 13, 2012

Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl, was shot in the head on a bus on her way home from school on Oct. 9 for being a vocal advocate for women's...

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The Killers return to old sound with 4th album ‘Battle Born’

The Killers return to old sound with 4th album ‘Battle Born’

October 24, 2012

The Killers, consisting of Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr., are back with their fourth studio album, “Battle Born.” This...

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London 2012 Olympic Logo

Olympic games inspire school athletes

September 10, 2012

Every four years, the summer Olympics is a topic of conversation around the world. This year, the 30th Olympiad took place in London, England, and inspired...

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Mother’s Day made easy with simple gifts

Mother’s Day made easy with simple gifts

May 14, 2012

Mother’s Day is the perfect time for children to express how much they appreciate their mothers in their lives. Children do not have to buy gifts to...

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Spotify and Pandora providing free music for users

Spotify and Pandora providing free music for users

April 27, 2012

Digital music downloads, beginning with Apple iTunes in 2001, changed the way teens listen to music. Now, with web sites that allow individuals to stream...

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One Direction’s ‘Up All Night’ a feel good dance album

One Direction’s ‘Up All Night’ a feel good dance album

April 23, 2012

“Up All Night” is the debut album of British boy band One Direction. The group was formed on the British version of The X-Factor, where it placed third...

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First Robotics Competition season ends with competitions in Hawaii and Oregon

First Robotics Competition season ends with competitions in Hawaii and Oregon

April 19, 2012

The Sacred Hearts Academy Lancers Robotics team finished this First Robotics Competition (FRC) season with the Autodesk Oregon Regional and the Hawaii...

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Pride and Prejudice is a timeless period drama that audiences enjoy.

Costume dramas becoming a viewer increasing genre

April 13, 2012

Period pieces are a genre of movies or television shows that focuses on different time periods. They are sometimes called costume dramas. This genre...

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Student choreographed dances and professional lighting and sound new changes in May Day

April 10, 2012

This year’s annual May Day program will feature professional musicians and held for the first time in the evening. “We want to showcase all of the...

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Lower school digital media club educates others on native Hawaiian plants and species

March 7, 2012

The Lower School Digital Media Club is made up of girls in grades 4-6 who use media web sites to inform others about important issues. Advisers for the...

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Robotics team works to prepare robot for competitions

Robotics team works to prepare robot for competitions

February 8, 2012

The Sacred Hearts Academy robotics team has begun to prepare for the First Robotics Competition (FRC) in March. This year the game is called “Rebound...

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Intermediate basketball team undefeated in ILH

Intermediate basketball team undefeated in ILH

February 8, 2012

The Sacred Hearts Academy 2011-2012 intermediate basketball team went undefeated this season. Led by Coach Keith Chock and Assistant Coach Rick Shibata,...

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‘The Descendants’ presents accurate depiction of island life

‘The Descendants’ presents accurate depiction of island life

February 8, 2012

Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” winner of Best Picture at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, stars George Clooney as Matt King, a husband and father...

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Junior class enjoys magical competitions during A Week at SHAgwatrs

Junior class enjoys magical competitions during ‘A Week at SHAgwatrs’

December 15, 2011

It was a magical week for the Junior Class as it celebrated Junior Week, “A Week at SHAgwarts.” The class enjoyed unique activities based on the...

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Students inspired by women trailblazers

Students inspired by women trailblazers

December 1, 2011

Sacred Hearts Academy hosted a pre-APEC conference panel featuring four accomplished women leaders: Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty, Dr. Denise Eby Konan,...

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‘The Help’ provides insight on segregation in ‘60s’ America

November 3, 2011

“The Help,” starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard, is based on the book by Kathryn Stockett. When Skeeter (Stone) writes a book...

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MTV celebrates 30 years of programming

MTV celebrates 30 years of programming

November 1, 2011

This summer, MTV celebrated its 30th year on air. The television station “Music Television” or “MTV” has aired music videos of the hottest music...

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Steve Jobs leaves lasting impact on world

Steve Jobs leaves lasting impact on world

October 31, 2011

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, made an enormous impact on the world. Jobs, who was only 56 years old, lost the battle to pancreatic cancer. Although...

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Students honor grandparents at annual grandparents day

Students honor grandparents at annual grandparents’ day

October 3, 2011

Sacred Hearts Academy's annual Grandparents' Days took place on Sept. 26 and 27 for the high school and lower school, respectively. The Academy has...

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