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Ka Leo

Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Mariko Galton

Mariko Galton, Entertainment Editor, Reporter

Mariko Galton is a junior and third-year member of Ka Leo. Outside of school, Mariko is part of Saint Louis School’s JROTC program. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, dancing the hula, and playing with her puppy. Mariko is currently deciding to major in computer or electrical engineering.

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‘Dark Elements’ depicts the struggles of love and sacrifice

May 13, 2016

The “Dark Elements” series by Jennifer Armentrout has come to an end. The series follows 17-year-old Layla whose half-demon, half-gargoyle blood...

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Leap of faith can prove daunting, but rewarding

April 22, 2016

It’s scary to do something for which you don’t know the outcome. It certainly makes one  vulnerable. Despite my fears, I took a leap of faith and...

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Prom dress nightmare: finding ‘The One’

April 14, 2016

Finding the perfect prom dress was harder than I expected.   I’d already bought a dress from Macy’s, thinking it would be great  for the Junior...

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Spring dance performance features story of ‘Paquita’

Spring dance performance features story of ‘Paquita’

April 8, 2016

Sacred Hearts dancers in Micki Kolberg’s dance classes will perform excerpts of “Paquita” at Mamiya Theatre on Apr. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. “Paquita”...

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Having a big head can lead to big trouble

March 16, 2016

It’s never a good idea to be arrogant. Arrogance puts us on pedestals, assuming superiority over others and beyond the norm. It’s easy to be arrogant...

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High school conflicts may be more valuable than academics

March 16, 2016

If I knew then what I know now, I would have prepared better for the unrelenting conflicts that came in high school. From freshman to junior year,...

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Composition group produces remix of Adele’s ‘Hello’

March 16, 2016

The Piano Guys’ remix of “Hello” by Adele called “Hello/Lacrimosa (Mozart)” incorporates the original song and the cello’s distinct sounds...

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‘Poison Princess’ takes audience on dangerous journey

March 3, 2016

“Poison Princess,” the first book of Kresley Cole’s “Arcana Chronicles,” features 16-year-old Evangeline Greene experiencing visions that turn...

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Viewers will love being scared by ‘The Boy’

March 1, 2016

Box office thriller, “The Boy,” features Greta Evans (Lauren Cohan) moving to the United Kingdom to work as a nanny for Brahms, an 8-year-old boy....

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Darkness rises in ‘Siege and Storm’

Darkness rises in ‘Siege and Storm’

January 22, 2016

“Siege and Storm,” the second installment of the Leigh Bardugo Grisha series, continues with Alina Starkov’s avoidance of the Darkling and pursuit...

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An unusual fundraiser was held to support the Friends of Windward Wounded Warrior 

Foundation, a program of the Honolulu Council of the Navy League. Taste Tea came on campus 

for students to purchase drinks with 20 percent of the profits given to the organization.. Lines 

were long and students were happy!

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Taste Tea sweetens life for ‘Wounded Warriors’

November 25, 2015

Sacred Hearts Academy supported the Friends of Windward Wounded Warrior Foundation, a program of the Honolulu Council of the Navy League through drinks...

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‘Shadow and Bone’ demands difficult choice for heroine

November 10, 2015

“Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo highlights the story of an orphan unleashing a power she did not know she had. Drafted into the army, Alina...

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All Hallow’s Eve brings movies for all ages

October 26, 2015

From creaky doors to bone-chilling music, nail-biting movies have viewers ready for Halloween. Adults can take chilling pleasure in watching the following...

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‘Your fate is in the stars!’ according to astrological signs

October 21, 2015

Astrology is the study of the stars and planets and its effect on human affairs. Everyone is born under one of the 12 astrological signs based on birth...

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‘Before I Fall’ accentuates second chance

October 5, 2015

“Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver features Samantha Kingston’s struggles to unravel the events that caused her death. Samantha Kingston has everything...

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‘Unravel Me’ continues ‘Shatter Me’ series

September 21, 2015

The second installment of the “Shatter Me” series, “Unravel Me,” features Juliette’s struggle of unlocking the true power of her lethal touch....

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‘Cruel Beauty’ introduces new take on ‘Beauty and the Beast’

September 3, 2015

Based on the classic tale “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cruel Beauty” by Rosamund Hodge, features 17-year-old Nyx whose destiny is to kill the evil...

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JROTC emphasizes values of citizenship, leadership and self-discipline

August 27, 2015

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps  (JROTC) emphasizes the values of citizenship, leadership, personal responsibility and genuine accomplishment...

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‘Stranger with My Face’ features danger and mystery

May 12, 2015

“Stranger with My Face” by Lois Duncan features 16-year-old Laurie Stratton who discovers that her life is in danger. Laurie has everything a girl...

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‘When Water Burns’ continues ‘Telesa’ series

May 5, 2015

The second installment in the “Telesa” series, “When Water Burns,” features Leila Folger’s struggle of protecting her loved ones from those who...

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Digital Media Club hosts Red Carpet Event

Digital Media Club hosts Red Carpet Event

May 1, 2015

Sacred Hearts Academy’s Digital Media Club showcased its top 20 videos, four of which won statewide recognition among the 100 entries submitted to video...

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‘Wake’ tells of sirens and romance

April 22, 2015

“Wake” by Amanda Hocking features mythical sirens who kill to survive. When they target Gemma Fisher, her life becomes a dangerous game of kill or...

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‘Delirium’ reveals twists and turns of dystopian society

‘Delirium’ reveals twists and turns of dystopian society

April 17, 2015

“Delirium” by Lauren Oliver promotes the idea of love as a disease. At the age of 18, the government forces teens to undergo The Cure, a procedure...

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‘Telesa’ presents riveting story in Samoa

‘Telesa’ presents riveting story in Samoa

April 14, 2015

Lani Wendt Young’s “Telesa” presents 17-year-old Leila Folger who unlocks a hidden power after arriving in Samoa. Shortly after her father’s...

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Romance grows in ‘Shatter Me’ despite insanity

Romance grows in ‘Shatter Me’ despite insanity

April 2, 2015

“Shatter Me” features 17-year-old Juliette Ferrars who possesses a power that can kill with a single touch. Since an accident killed a young boy,...

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‘Frostfire’ offers new twist in ‘Trylle’ trilogy

‘Frostfire’ offers new twist in ‘Trylle’ trilogy

April 2, 2015

“Frostfire” by Amanda Hocking takes place in a powerful society of trolls called the Kanin. As a half-blood, Bryn Aven has never fit in with the...

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Students rise to top in Nene Award Contest

March 9, 2015

Students in grades 5 and 6 took top honors in the Nene Award Student Contest for videos, essays and art based on the award-winning Nene book, “The Strange...

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Lancer team gains first place in Nene Jeopardy contest

Lancer team gains first place in Nene Jeopardy contest

February 27, 2015

Lancer readers in grades 4-6 triumphed in the annual Nene Jeopardy, a competition that challenges students’ knowledge about the 30 books nominated for...

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Lancer swimmers produce results at ILH championships

Lancer swimmers produce results at ILH championships

February 18, 2015

Three Academy students and a relay team did an outstanding job at the ILH Championship swim meet qualifying for states beginning on Feb. 20. Freshman...

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[Video] Integrity

February 11, 2015

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‘Crown of Midnight’ draws in readers with danger and romance

February 5, 2015

“Crown of Midnight” by Sarah J. Maas is the second installment of the “Throne of Glass” trilogy. Celaena Sardothein has won the competition...

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Doing right thing increases integrity

Doing right thing increases integrity

January 26, 2015

Decisions that require one to do the right thing take courage and show leadership and integrity. Every day teens are put to the test through the challenges...

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‘Briar Rose’ puts new twist on ‘Sleeping Beauty’

‘Briar Rose’ puts new twist on ‘Sleeping Beauty’

December 3, 2014

“Briar Rose” by Jane Yolen is about a woman fulfilling a promise to herself  about discovering the truth behind her grandmother’s claim of being...

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Student journalists attend screening at Arizona Memorial

Student journalists attend screening at Arizona Memorial

October 20, 2014

Student journalists had the rare opportunity to meet the author of a successful novel, “Under the Blood Red Sun,” and view an early screening of the...

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Athletics promote fair play and develop leadership

Athletics promote fair play and develop leadership

October 20, 2014

Participation in athletics allows students to learn responsibility, set priorities, manage time and most importantly, sportsmanship and fair play. Most...

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‘Under the Blood Red Sun’ recalls Pearl Harbor attack

‘Under the Blood Red Sun’ recalls Pearl Harbor attack

October 17, 2014

“Under the Blood Red Sun” by Graham Salisbury is about 13-year-old Tomikazu “Tomi” Nakaji who lives through the early days of the bombing of Pearl...

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‘All the Lovely Bad Ones’ leaves readers shaken and uneasy

‘All the Lovely Bad Ones’ leaves readers shaken and uneasy

October 9, 2014

‘All the Lovely Bad Ones’ by Mary Downing Hahn is about two teens who awaken an evil entity after playing a ghostly prank. Travis and Corey love...

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‘Throne of Glass’ presents adventure and mystery

‘Throne of Glass’ presents adventure and mystery

August 27, 2014

“Throne of Glass” by Sarah J. Maas is about 18-year-old Celaena Sardothien who is taken out of prison to fight in a deadly duel. After a year of...

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The Goddess Test incorporates Greek mythology and romance

‘The Goddess Test’ incorporates Greek mythology and romance

August 22, 2014

“The Goddess Test” by Aimee Carter is about 18-year-old Kate Winters who moves back to her mother’s hometown after her mother is diagnosed with cancer. Kate...

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‘Rift’ teaches decision-making process

May 13, 2014

“Rift” by Andrea Cremer is about 16-year-old Ember Morrow who is required to go to a group called Conatus. After a healer from Conatus saves her...

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Mothers appreciate sincere gestures and real appreciation

Mothers appreciate sincere gestures and real appreciation

May 9, 2014

Mother’s Day is a day to show appreciation for everything mothers do. Finding a nice gift for mom may be difficult if teens do not know what their mothers...

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Send Me a Sign allows readers to be thankful

‘Send Me a Sign’ allows readers to be thankful

May 2, 2014

“Send Me a Sign” by Tiffany Schmidt is about 17-year-old Mia Moore who is well known for being “perfect,” a girl with good grades, pretty and popular....

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‘Love? Maybe’ features true love

April 28, 2014

“Love? Maybe” by Heather Hepler is about high school student Piper who has been hurt by those she loves. Since Piper’s father and stepfather walked...

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Kawaii Kon offers anime fans networking opportunities

Kawaii Kon offers anime fans networking opportunities

April 16, 2014

At the Kawaii Kon convention, anime lovers dress up as characters from cartoons. The word kawaii means cute in Japanese while the word anime originated...

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Switched proves relatable to experiences

‘Switched’ proves relatable to experiences

April 11, 2014

“Switched” by Amanda Hocking is about 17-year-old Wendy Everly who has never fit in at school or at home. After her mother tried to kill her 11 years...

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If I Stay depicts appreciation of life

‘If I Stay’ depicts appreciation of life

April 2, 2014

“If I Stay” by Gayle Forman is about 17-year-old Mia who has been in a terrible car accident. Before the tragic accident, her life was perfect. She...

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Reason to Breathe entices readers to discover secrets

‘Reason to Breathe’ entices readers to discover secrets

March 7, 2014

“Reason to Breathe” by Rebecca Donovan is about 16-year-old Emma Thomas who constantly tries to escape from her abusive aunt and unsympathetic uncle. When...

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The Freshman Division sponsored activities during Freshman Week in February to raise awareness of heart disease, the leading killer of women.

Heart disease known to be more harmful to women than men

February 28, 2014

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women. One woman dies every four minutes of heart disease. It is...

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Everyone makes mistakes, but not all mistakes are equal. To grow, one must learn from one’s mistakes and accept the fact that this is all a natural part of life.

Learning from mistakes necessary to grow

February 12, 2014

Making mistakes is a natural thing. Whether it is in school or at home, mistakes happen all the time. Frequently, people are self-conscious about mistakes...

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Students from junior kindergarten through fourth grade attended Math Power, a workshop for hands-on math activities to encourage girls to study math.

‘Math Power’ opens students and parents’ eyes to excitement of math

January 24, 2014

Sacred Hearts Academy will again be hosting “Math Power” on Jan. 25 for students and parents to have the opportunity to use hands-on activities showing...

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‘Frozen’ brings joy and laughter for all ages

‘Frozen’ brings joy and laughter for all ages

January 10, 2014

Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, “Frozen” is about a town frozen in a long-lasting winter because of a curse. Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel)...

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Need to be perfect can hinder teen growth

Need to be perfect can hinder teen growth

January 6, 2014

Many teens want to be seen as people with style, confidence and appeal. Too often they stress about being perfect or looking a certain way because of...

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Senior Conner Chung is the first Academy student to lead the entire Punahou JROTC battalion.

Punahou JROTC commander displays dedication and passion

November 25, 2013

Senior Conner Chung has an important role as commander of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program in Punahou. Not only does she have to take...

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‘Black City’ provides danger, vampires and forbidden romance 	


‘Black City’ provides danger, vampires and forbidden romance 


October 7, 2013

“Black City” by Elizabeth Richards is a story about a forbidden love affair between an outcast and a government official’s daughter. Ash Fisher,...

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Evermore has immortality, jealousy and true love

‘Evermore’ has immortality, jealousy and true love

September 30, 2013

Set in Laguna Beach, Calif., “Evermore” by Alyson Noel is about a girl who has a special power that allows her to see auras and read people’s minds. Ever...

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Forevermore is sinister and deadly

‘Forevermore’ is sinister and deadly

September 30, 2013

“Forevermore” by Cindy Miles is about a girl who doesn’t realize the danger that awaits her as she encounters paranormal activity in an old castle. Moving...

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Readers find danger in Hush, Hush

Readers find danger in ‘Hush, Hush’

September 13, 2013

“Hush, Hush” by Becca Fitzpatrick takes place in Coldwater, Maine. The story begins in a high school biology classroom. Nora Grey, a high school...

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Hawaii frequently has the highest gas prices in the nation. Even when the mainland sees price decreases, Hawaiis prices do not always change.

Saving money by saving gas

September 12, 2013

Gas prices shoot up constantly, often with Hawaii’s prices leading the nation. Here are some tips on how to save gas and money. The first is carpooling....

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The Academy cafeteria is focusing on healthy meals to provide better nutrition for students, which includes whole grains and brown rice.

Student center working towards healthy eating habits

September 12, 2013

Healthy eating is a way to stay energetic,well nourished and satisfied. It’s not about counting calories and staying thin. It’s about taking care of...

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‘Walk Two Moons’ is heart-warming story for readers


‘Walk Two Moons’ is heart-warming story for readers


September 10, 2013

“Walk Two Moons” by Sharon Creech takes place in Euclid, Ohio, then slowly makes its way across the United States to Idaho. Salamanca, known as...

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