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Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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Sydney Tsukenjo

Sydney Tsukenjo, Reporter

Sydney Tsukenjo is a senior at Sacred Hearts Academy which she has attended since freshman year. Sydney plans to major in political science in college. Sydney loves participating and learning about Okinawan culture, attending many bon dances during the summer.

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Lancer Aviation team earns top honors in Real World Design Challenge

May 5, 2014

Lancer Aviation, the Sacred Hearts Academy Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) team, has earned top honors in the state competition for a second year in...

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Underage drinking causes serious health consequences

Underage drinking causes serious health consequences

April 28, 2014

The average age of girls taking a drink for the first time is 13 while for boys it is 11. Early drinking is widespread and has become a serious problem...

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Students must be persistent in accomplishing goals

Students must be persistent in accomplishing goals

April 7, 2014

Some situations bring joy while others bring hardship. Knowing how to deal with bad situations is an essential component to never giving into submission...

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Going to the prom does not have to mean exorbitant expenses to have a good time.

Students find ways to make prom inexpensive

March 31, 2014

Prom can be an expensive experience for juniors and seniors with bids ranging from $70 to $100 per person, dresses from $50 to several hundred and makeup...

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Senior nominated as Presidential Scholar

Senior nominated as Presidential Scholar

March 5, 2014

Presidential scholars are appointed by the president. High school seniors are chosen based on academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations...

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‘The Monuments Men’ reveals different sides of war

‘The Monuments Men’ reveals different sides of war

March 3, 2014

“The Monuments Men” begins near the start of World War II with soldiers from America and Europe being recruited by the government to search for art...

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YouTube videos provide a wealth of information for teens, including how to cook, how to jump start a car and how to do current hair styles.

YouTube tutorials are helpful and easy

February 10, 2014

YouTube is one of the most popular video web sites on the Internet. It has videos for comedy, music and tutorials and allows users to view or upload their...

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Lower School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Lower School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week

January 22, 2014

Sacred Hearts Academy’s lower school will soon celebrate Catholic Schools Week on Jan. 27 to 31 with a different theme for each day. The week begins...

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On Marshmallow Monday, Junior High officers served cocoa to all seventh and eighth graders, in celebration of their week of Winter Wonderland.

Junior High celebrates ‘Winter Wonderland’

January 14, 2014

Junior High students begin the second semester with Junior High Week on Jan. 13, the theme of which is “Winter Wonderland.” Each day has a different...

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Online shopping is often the first choice of buyers because of the wide variety of products, the ease of ordering and the avoidance of going to crowded stores.

Online shopping proves to be easy and fast

January 6, 2014

Online shopping is growing in popularity as more people go online for purchases, including clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture and electronics. Almost...

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Students selected for the All-State Marching Band will perform on New Years Day in the Pasadena Rose Parade.

Academy performs in Rose Parade

December 17, 2013

Thirteen Sacred Hearts students have been invited to perform with the 2013 Hawaii All-State Marching Band, NA KOA ALI’I, which was formed in 2002 as...

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Students who prepare for exams in advance will do better.

Students prepare in advance for best outcomes on exams

December 9, 2013

As the second quarter ends, midterm exams promptly arrive. Teachers are providing study guides for students within the next two weeks leading to semester...

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‘Gravity’ keeps audiences on edge of seats

‘Gravity’ keeps audiences on edge of seats

December 9, 2013

Alfonso Cuarón's science fiction thriller, “Gravity,” begins with Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a medical engineer on a shuttle mission, accompanied...

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Operation Haiyan Relief, sponsored by the student council of Sacred Hearts, raised about $4,000 for disaster relief.

Sacred Hearts Academy supports ‘Operation Haiyan Relief’

December 6, 2013

Sacred Hearts Academy is fundraising through "Operation Haiyan Relief" for the Philippines hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Director of Student Activities, Toni...

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Spanish students hosted a variety of activities to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos.

Spanish students celebrate El Dia de los Muertos

November 14, 2013

Spanish students participated in El Dia de los Muertos creating ofrendas or tombstones to honor Mexican figures in honor of the Day of the Dead on Nov....

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“Big sister” Mercedes Anacleto helps “little sister” Isabella Miljkovic use math skills to measure a pumpkin.

Academy’s lower school begins little sister- big sister program

November 5, 2013

The Academy’s sixth graders began a little sister- big sister program which allows the older students to pair up with one of their younger schoolmates....

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Neighborhood attractions are becoming more popular as families can walk through scary Halloween villages and mazes.

Haunted attractions to visit during Halloween

October 30, 2013

Although Halloween is mainly about costumes and candy, Halloween attractions are becoming more popular in Hawaii, including creepy clowns, zombies and...

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The Junior High Robotics program has won a grant which will provide 20 VEX starter kids and competition add-on kits.

Junior High Robotics receives a grant to fund 20 VEX IQ

October 21, 2013

The Friends of Hawaii Robotics works with programs from elementary to high school levels of robotics.The skills in robotics build critical life skills...

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Students from Hawaiian language and history classes celebrated the 1st Annual Aloha Festival in school, following the example of the states annual Aloha Week.

Academy celebrates school’s 1st Annual Aloha Festival

October 3, 2013

Sacred Hearts Academy celebrated its 1st Annual Aloha Festival on Sept. 19 and 20. Activities included hula demonstrations and learning how to play konane...

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Better than average SAT scores can help students have the freedom to choose colleges in their senior year.  Good grades and strong recommendations can provide good support for weaker scores.

Solid SAT scores can help college acceptance

September 23, 2013

The national average for the SAT is 1500. Scores near 1500 enable students  to be eligible for a fair number of colleges. Scores below 1100 are considered...

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CVS, formerly Longs Drug Stores, has restricted the sales of nail polish remover to adults because of the acetone ingredient which is often used in the making of  crystal meth.

The Controled Substance Act adds nail polish remover to list

September 18, 2013

Controled substances are  drugs or commodities regulated by federal or state law. The purpose of regulations is to control abuse, addiction, physical...

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Lee Daniel’s The Butlers’ historical content attracts viewers

Lee Daniel’s ‘The Butler’s’ historical content attracts viewers

September 17, 2013

Lee Daniels’ film “The Butler” attracted audiences of all ages to see Forest Whitaker portray a  White House butler through eight presidential administrations,...

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Academy Leo club members helped the Kamehameha Lions Club at their comedy fundraiser on Aug. 24.  Former Leo club members, including Joy Moriguchi, Shaynalynn Ah Sam and Mai Shiomi, also participated as members of the Lions club.

Lancer Leos attend ‘Laughs for Lions’

September 12, 2013

Eleven students from the Academy attended the 8th Annual Laughs for Lions on Aug. 24, a comedy fundraiser sponsored by the Kamehameha Lions Club. Comedians...

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Class of 2014 sponsors Academy Back-To-School Dance

Class of 2014 sponsors Academy Back-To-School Dance

August 23, 2013

The Senior Class is sponsoring a Back-To- School Dance on Aug. 23 as a fundraiser for Project Grad. The dance will be held in the Academy gymnasium...

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American comedy film series reboots hype with ‘Scary Movie 5’

American comedy film series reboots hype with ‘Scary Movie 5’

May 9, 2013

“Scary Movie” is a series of American comedy films created by Keenan Ivory, Shawn and Marlon Wayans. The Wayans brother released the first of the five...

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‘My Fitness Pal can help improve one’s health

‘My Fitness Pal’ can help improve one’s health

May 7, 2013

Losing weight and achieving that “summer beach body” seem to be at the top of the to-do list for many although many fail before they even start. Phone...

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‘Megamind’ provides comedy for all ages

‘Megamind’ provides comedy for all ages

May 2, 2013

In “Megamind,” the supervillain Megamind defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. After defeating his only challenger, Megamind loses all purpose...

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Do it yourself (DIY) trend provides inexpensive and beneficial skills

April 19, 2013

The new trend of “do it yourself” (DIY) has become a way to get around buying expensive products. The inexpensive nature of DIY attracts many teens....

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Sacred Hearts supports Courage House and SEGA Girls School

Sacred Hearts supports Courage House and SEGA Girls School

April 8, 2013

On Apr. 10 Sacred Hearts Academy will have a Dress Down Day supporting Courage House and SEGA Girls School in coordination with the Japanese Cultural Center....

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Martial arts teach discipline and respect and heighten self-esteem

Martial arts teach discipline and respect and heighten self-esteem

April 4, 2013

People study martial arts for many reasons, including physical fitness, personal security and building self-esteem, attributes vital to success as adults. Kung...

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‘Okinawa Bon Odori’ celebrates over 100 years in Hawaii

‘Okinawa Bon Odori’ celebrates over 100 years in Hawaii

April 4, 2013

Kenton Odo and Grant Murata, the president and vice-president of Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Gensei Kai Hawaii, celebrate over 100 years of Okinawan Bon Dance...

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Academy students participate in Honolulu Festival

Academy students participate in Honolulu Festival

March 20, 2013

The Honolulu Festival was celebrated from March 2-3 as Academy students from Leo club and Japanese classes participated in the festival parade. Leo...

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Theology teacher inspires students through blogging

Theology teacher inspires students through blogging

March 18, 2013

Blogging is a method of teaching that keeps students interacting and interested in the lesson. Sacred Hearts Academy theology teacher, Cristina Smith,...

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Read Mikayla Sweitzers blog at myfairbaking.blogspot.com

Sophomore focuses on giving back to community

March 4, 2013

Active in many projects, sophomore Mikayla Sweitzer participates in charity, service, business and school work. Sweitzer said, " I'm an active member...

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‘Catfishing’ becomes visible through Te’o scam

‘Catfishing’ becomes visible through Te’o scam

March 4, 2013

Catfish involves “someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue...

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‘The Impossible’ focuses on family’s struggles to survive

‘The Impossible’ focuses on family’s struggles to survive

February 14, 2013

“The Impossible” is a Hollywood disaster film about a family, mother Maria Bennett (Naomi Watts), husband Henry (Ewan McGregor), and their three sons...

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Juniors visit site of World War II internment camp

January 26, 2013

Sacred Hearts Academy is one of the seven schools chosen to participate in a visit to Honouliuli, the site of an internment camp on Oahu during World...

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Sacred Hearts Academy celebrates Catholic Schools Week

January 25, 2013

The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2013 is “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.” Catholic Schools Week begins on the last Sunday of the...

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Fourth grade invites parents to learn about caring for the environment

Fourth grade invites parents to learn about caring for the environment

January 18, 2013

Fourth grade teachers Michelle Tuzon and Lacey Teshima teach not only their students but wants parents involved in caring for the environment. Teshima...

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Academy’s lower school classes cultivate gardens

December 10, 2012

Sacred Hearts Academy has taken the next step to improving students’ health with gardens near the new student center. Each grade level, of the lower...

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2  completes story of Edward and Bella

‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ completes story of Edward and Bella

December 4, 2012

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” is based on the four-book “Twilight” saga, a fictional romance. The saga stars Robert Pattinson as...

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Animal print resurrects back into fashion

Animal print resurrects back into fashion

November 13, 2012

Animal print has been resurrected from the ‘80s due in part to MTV’s “Jersey Shore” in which animal print was a key accessory. Children, teenagers...

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Clarence T.C. Ching Student Center now open to students

Clarence T.C. Ching Student Center now open to students

October 8, 2012

After months of anticipation, the Clarence T.C. Ching Student Center opened on Aug. 13. “I have been waiting for the student center since we heard...

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Inappropriate behavior creates disturbance in public settings

September 27, 2012

Texting in class, playing Tetris during a staff meeting or talking on the phone in public waiting rooms are inappropriate behaviors which cause annoyance...

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Driver’s education teaches rules, responsibilities and seriousness

September 20, 2012

Driver’s education is a vital component of learning to drive well. Many states require driver’s education for minors because beginning drivers lack...

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Keeping busy during summer on low budget

Keeping busy during summer on low budget

May 2, 2012

Regardless of how exciting summer vacation seems during the first weeks, sooner or later teens find themselves bored and think there is nothing to do.Yet,...

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Sacred Hearts organizes college tour to Washington and Oregon

March 9, 2012

Sacred Hearts Academy will be organizing a tour to Oregon and Washington colleges from June 24-29. Counseler Randy Fong will be leading the tour of colleges...

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Spanish students experience a taste of real culture

March 7, 2012

Nancy Wysard’s Spanish 2 Honors class had lunch at Los Chaparros, a Mexican restaurant, for students to use their language skills in a real world setting. Wysard...

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Lower school students celebrate Catholic schools week

Lower school students celebrate Catholic schools week

March 7, 2012

Sacred Hearts Academy’s lower school celebrated Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 with a different theme for each day. The week began with...

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‘The Darkest Hour’ captures reality in science fiction film

‘The Darkest Hour’ captures reality in science fiction film

February 8, 2012

“The Darkest Hour” is a thriller about best friends Sean (Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella), who arrive in Russia on a business venture and find...

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Sacred Hearts supports Aloha United Way and school scholarships

December 1, 2011

October is the school fundraising month for Aloha United Way (AUW). This year’s projects included Slippers for Scholarships, Costumes for a Cause and...

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Slippers for Scholarship raise scholarship funds

November 15, 2011

Teachers and students from senior kindergarten to the Senior Class participated "slippers for scholarships." Teachers and students strolled down the hall...

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Freshmen are initiated into high school

November 1, 2011

This year's theme for Freshman Initiation was “Changing Channels” as the Junior Class welcomed the freshmen into the high school. Throughout the...

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Elementary students Zandrina Cambra, Nina Kawamura and Katie Lynn enjoy a dress down day for Scholarships

‘Slippers for Scholarships’ to highlight dress down day

October 4, 2011

Students, teachers and staff who make a donation [will be free to “dress down”] for Slippers for Scholarships on Oct. 14. The money collected for this...

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Zookeeper creates laughter for all ages

‘Zookeeper’ creates laughter for all ages

October 3, 2011

"Zookeeper" is a PG- rated comedy starring Kevin James that is child-friendly. Griffin Keyes (James) is the lead zookeeper and wants to propose to the...

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Bake sale raises funds for Aloha United Way

Bake sale raises funds for Aloha United Way

October 3, 2011

Sacred Hearts is sponsoring its annual bake sale for Aloha United Way organized by the lower school on Oct. 25. The sale runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30...

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