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How to Combat Extra Waste During the Holidays

How to Combat Extra Waste During 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...

Kumu ʻAuliʻi Hirahara Recounts Her Experiences on The Mauna

Kumu ʻAuliʻi Hirahara Recounts Her Experiences on The Mauna

ʻAuliʻi Hirahara, Reader Submission

December 28, 2019

In the early afternoon on July 17, ʻAuliʻi Hirahara, known better as Kumu Hirahara, received a text from her aunt Nohea Kalima Chun. It read something along the lines of, “I think I’m going to be next.” Five minutes later, Hirahara was staring at photos of her aunt being carried away by police....

Timely Christmas Lights

Timely Christmas Lights

Lisa Hopoi, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

Every year, families around the world decorate their houses when it comes to the Christmas season, but what is the right time period to keep them up? I’m not sure if it’s only me, but I feel like Christmas lights are popping up earlier and earlier each year. My family has a tradition of putting...

From Bonfires to KFC: Unusual Christmas Traditions Around The World

From Bonfires to KFC: Unusual Christmas Traditions Around The World

Mahina Kameenui-Becker, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2019

When the word, “Christmas” starts popping up everywhere after Thanksgiving, whether it be in a “Holiday Vibes” Spotify playlist or crazy Christmas sales, everyone has a certain image that comes to mind. For people in the continental United States, it might be a snowy scene. For people in Hawaii,...

How Early is Too Early? Celebrating the Holidays

How Early is Too Early? Celebrating the Holidays

Gisele Bisch, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2019

The anticipation for Christmas has only grown louder since the ending of November, but it's no secret that the Christmas spirit has been around long before then. Indeed, Halloween's passing hasn't halted the festivity of the holidays. From October, many have noticed the subtle (and sometimes not so...

Is Extreme Necessary?

Is Extreme Necessary?

Taylor Cozloff, Editor-In-Chief

December 3, 2019

Desperate times call for desperate measures. This common six-letter phrase means that actions that may seem extreme under normal circumstances are appropriate during adversity, but how do we know for sure if something is desperate enough to require extreme measures? One group by the name of Extinction...

Shedding Light on Student’s Response to Mandatory Chapel

Shedding Light on Student’s Response to Mandatory Chapel

Jordan Nunies, Social Media Director

December 2, 2019

On a day to day basis, on school weeks, the Ka Mōʻī team reaches out on their social media platform, Instagram, to ask their readers about either school-related topics or fun questions to establish a positive and friendly reader environment. Recently, the question was asked “How do you feel about...

The Calming Properties of Rain

The Calming Properties of Rain

Maya Tabije, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2019

The recent thunderstorms in Hawaii reaffirmed the love of rain for many. The wellness trend of 2019 is ‘thunder therapy’: a mindfulness practice where you listen to the sound of thunder or nature for a calming effect on anxiety. There are many apps and popular YouTube videos with soothing rain...

A Sport Without Recognition

A Sport Without Recognition

Lisa Hopoi, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

Cheerleading has been around in the United States for hundreds of years. Unlike other further established sports, cheerleading is not recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as an official sport. When I say cheerleading should be a sport, I am not talking about sideline cheering...

The Benefits of Being Grateful, The Effect it can Have on Your Life.

The Benefits of Being Grateful, The Effect it can Have on Your Life.

Holly Ikeda, Staff Reporter

November 23, 2019

With Thanksgiving approaching and the season of being thankful/grateful arriving once again people are starting to think about what they are grateful for, but did you know there are many benefits to being grateful? Being grateful or thankful should not only be associated with Thanksgiving because...

Medias Magic Move

Medias Magic Move

Jordan Nunies, Social Media Director

November 16, 2019

While Newspapers were the way to get news around, Social Media may be a more efficient way to get information out. Within recent years, the majority of people receive their share of news through Social Media. With simple swipes of a finger, individuals have the power to share articles and news reports...

The Importance Of Stop The Bleed

The Importance Of Stop The Bleed

Joby Lum, Website/Technology Director

November 14, 2019

Imagine this, you are in basic woodworking and a classmate falls off his chair and his hand gets horribly sawed by the table saw. What do you do? At that very moment, you witness the accident, you only have 5 minutes before that classmate bleeds out. In Hawaiʻi, the ambulance takes an average of...

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