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Is Hawaiʻi Losing Urgency Despite National Increase of School Violence?

Is Hawaiʻi Losing Urgency Despite National Increase of School Violence?

Noah Cosson, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2018

With the waves of school shootings and acts of violence occurring in America’s high schools, is Hawaiʻi too distant to feel threatened? Although this question cannot be answered simply, it certainly depends on whom you ask. Many individuals have espoused a dangerous belief regarding the imminence...

Viral clip stirs up cultural appropriation debate around Bruno Mars

Viral clip stirs up cultural appropriation debate around Bruno Mars

Catherine Jara, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2018

After clip from an episode of The Grapevine, a YouTube channel that describes itself as “a fresh and innovative take on panel style discussion,” went viral in the beginning of March, a debate has surfaced around artist Bruno Mars and his role in cultural appropriation. The Grapevine is made up of...

Two months after false ballistic missile warning

Two months after false ballistic missile warning

Amber Arima, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2018

During the peaceful morning of Jan. 13, 2018, Hawai’i residents were startled by a ballistic missile warning sent to their mobile devices. It has been a little over two months since that false alert, and I hope that the majority of Hawai’i has made the best out of the false missile. Being...

KS Artists, the World Needs You

KS Artists, the World Needs You

Staff Editorial

March 16, 2018

It seems as though in the fast-paced, technology-driven society that we live in today, the best prerequisite to become a successful entrepreneur is an engineering or computer science degree. However, an arts education is more valuable than ever today. Students are bridging the gap between the arts and...

Inherent Right to Life: Voluntary Euthanasia

Shannon Hussey, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2018

Is it in their right to decide who lives and who dies? The argument of the ethics and morals of voluntary euthanasia has gone on for far too long. Although there seems to be a detrimental standpoint of this procedure, we must think about our humanity and the question, how can we as humans allow the continuation...

Senior Smiles Through Battle with Cancer

Senior Smiles Through Battle with Cancer

Sydnee Valdez, News Editor

March 15, 2018

Determined to graduate from KSK, senior Pomai Tollefsen fought her way through high school despite being diagnosed with Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Just two days after Thanksgiving of her sophomore year, Tollefsen had surgery on her left leg to remove a tumor that was deemed cancerous. Lymphoma...

Beauty Pageants Should be Discontinued

Beauty Pageants Should be Discontinued

Sydnee Valdez, News Editor

March 15, 2018

Beauty pageants, like the well-known Miss United States founded in 1952, prove to be more damaging than they are rewarding. While the Miss USA competition awards its finalists with scholarships and money to support contestants’ organizations, the decision of who gets those scholarships is superficial....

Blood Bank of Hawaii Returns to KS for Semi-Annual Blood Drive

Blood Bank of Hawaii Returns to KS for Semi-Annual Blood Drive

Aya Chang, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2018

The Blood Bank of Hawaii will return to KS on April 3-4 for the semi-annual blood drive. The drive will take place in Konia 108-109. Faculty members, staff, and students who are 16 years or older and who meet the physical requirements are eligible to donate. With an allotted 200 slots for bloo...

Students Emerging from High School Shooting bring Hope to the Country

JP Newmann, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2018

In the aftermath of a mass shooting which killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a number of students who survived the attack have become prominent forces in gun control. One of the notable students amidst the tragedy is Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory...

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