Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

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This illustration shows the national trend of more high schoolers opting to take a gap year before college. This educational break can be spent traveling, doing mission work or completing apprenticeships. Experts, like research analyst Julia Rodgers, say that gap years provide a much-needed mental break that motivates students to complete their degree in four years; therefore, helping students to save money on tuition costs. But critics point out that gap years are merely an excuse to postpone school work. Illustration by Mei Wai Lee.

ILLUSTRATION – Gap year gains popularity among high schoolers

November 16, 2022

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In the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic halted mostly all in-person activities. Young athletes were forced off the fields and the courts—and into a downward trend of youth who decided they wouldnt go back.

This illustration depicts the issue. It shows a softball player getting ready to bat. Written on the ball coming toward her are issues student athletes face today, including lack of motivation and depression. These issues, experts say, are factors contributing to their disinterest in returning to play. Illustration By Mei Wai Lee.

ILLUSTRATION – Hawaii’s youth lose interest in sports

February 26, 2022

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