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America Needs to Stay in Quarantine Longer

Governors across the nation have begun efforts to reopen their states regardless if there has been a decline in their total COVID-19 cases.

Joby Lum, Website/Technology Director

April 30, 2020

As of April 26th, there have been 957,875 confirmed cases of COVID-19  in the United States and a total of 53,922 deaths according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control. Most states havenʻt reached their peak in cases yet and are beginning to start their reopening of the stateʻs economy...

COVID-19 Creates Challenges For College Decisions

University of Hawaii at Mānoa has extended their application deadline to August 1, 2020 for the Fall 2020 semester

Mahina Kameenui-Becker, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2020

As the academic year comes to a close, many high school seniors still have important decisions to make about their futures. National College Decision Day is approaching on May 1, a day in which those who have not yet confirmed their admission and made a deposit to a single university must do so. However,...

A More Inclusive Future For Kamehameha

The line between what’s “masculine” and what’s “feminine” is continuously getting blurrier. It is time that we start to make change.

Taylor Cozloff, Editor-in-chief

April 20, 2020

The line between what’s “masculine” and what’s “feminine” is continuously getting blurrier. Because of my generation’s rapid acceptance of all peoples, our society has changed greatly. One aspect that has seen more change in recent years is the abandonment of old gender norms, including...

Is Our Student Government Based on Merit or Popularity?

Is Our Student Government Based on Merit or Popularity?

Joby Lum, Website/Technology Director

March 11, 2020

The idea of democracy is to have the population choose their leaders. Kamehameha High School Kapālama campus does this method when it comes to electing the student government and it proves to not be an effective way to lead the student body. The idea of democracy started in Greece and was a way for...

Making Sense of the Mandarin Program Incident

Recent changes in the curriculum have students wondering where Mandarin went.

Gisele Bisch

March 9, 2020

The Mandarin program disappearing from the course catalog has rattled (to say in the least) many people's lives. However, with alternatives for Mandarin students bringing the whole situation to a close, many takeaways – lessons learned, imaginably – have been brought to light. Miscommunication,...

Questioning Where We Lie as a Priority

: The: E Ola Learner Outcomes” in the Student and Parent Handbook which explains student goals and environments.

Ka Mōʻī Staff 2019-2020

February 27, 2020

The Student & Parent Handbook reads, “the mission of Kamehameha Schools is grounded in the Hawaiian culture and Christian values embraced by our beloved founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. […] Students are required to adhere to all requirements of the Kamehameha Schools academic program,...

Surprise! Food Waste is Impacting Our Planet

Several waste-bins look like this after buying fresh produce that isn’t consumed in time.

Gisele Bisch, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

If food waste were a country, it’d be the third largest greenhouse gas emitting country in the world. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about ninety-four percent of food gets thrown away in the United States. Globally? Reset says that an estimated 1.3 billon tons of food ...

Hawaii Steps Towards Safer Sunscreens

Tourists visit year-round to swim in the bright blue waters of Papakōlea Beach on Hawaii island.

Mahina Kameenui-Becker, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2020

The sandy beaches, sunny winters, and smiling faces portrayed in the media draw nearly ten million visitors each year as of 2018, according to Hawaii Tourism Authority. This number increases each year, but it is not the only number increasing in our islands. The population in Hawaii and number of visitors...

Bill 40: The Economic Consequences

Bill 40 was a law that was passed by the City and County of Honolulu that bans all single use plastic cutlery and bags by the year 2022.

Joby Lum, Website/Technology Director

February 19, 2020

The City and County of Honolulu passed the controversial bill 40 on Dec. 17th, 2019. Let it be known that the reason and emotions behind the bill are all done in good intentions. However, the logistics of the bill and the potential ramifications cast a bleak outlook on the future of the island of Oʻahu...

Seniors Combat Stress As Graduation Approaches

Senoritis is a symptom seniors face when they begin their college application or after they complete their applications and lose all motivation.

Mahina Kameenui-Becker, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

Senior year is stressful. Between college applications, scholarship applications, and the pressure to “make the most of your senior year”, motivation, as well as grades, are dropping like flies. This phenomenon, dubbed “senioritis”, is defined as “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school...

Dual Credit Courses: What is Your Intent?

Principal Wendy Erskine addressed the matters of student dismissal as a solution only used when there is no other option.

Jordan Nunies, Social Media Director

February 10, 2020

Dual Credit courses are college-level courses that are offered to high school students which provides the opportunity to fulfill college credits. While at the same time, students earn credit(s) in their high school career, not all colleges accept Dual Credit course credits. For this school year, students...

How to Combat Extra Waste During the Holidays

Trash piles up in the midst of celebrating the Holidays

Gisele Bisch, Staff Reporter

December 29, 2019

According to Use Less Stuff’s Holiday Campaign, Americans throw away twenty-five percent more trash throughout the Holidays than any other time of the year. What is twenty-five percent? Twenty-five percent of trash means 25 million tons of trash or an extra one million tons of trash per week. W...

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