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One Style Does Not Fit All

One Style Does Not Fit All

Mahina Kameenui-Becker, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2019

School uniforms are enforced with the intent of creating unity within the student body and eliminating any stress that comes with having to pick out an outfit for each day of school. Uniforms accomplish this to some extent, but in turn, they also create discomfort for many students. Many students, particularly...

Sleep Deprivation in High School Teenagers

Sleep Deprivation in High School Teenagers

Lisa Hopoi, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

Teenagers in high school report that they get an average of 7 hours of sleep when an average teenager should be getting between nine and nine and a half hours of sleep per night. As a senior in high school, I can tell you first hand, that sleep deprivation is one of the most common problems in a high...

The Industry that Immensely Affects Our Planet

The Industry that Immensely Affects Our Planet

Gisele Bisch, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

Awareness surrounding climate change has dramatically increased – several people seeking out solutions to improve our planet. However, most of the time, that ‘awareness’ doesn’t follow us home to our dinner plates. Here’s what you need to know about animal agriculture and how the industry has...

TMT Brings a Bigger Issue to Light

TMT Brings a Bigger Issue to Light

Staff Editorial

October 20, 2019

More than two months have passed since the rise of the Thirty Meter Telescope protests on Mauna Kea – far too extensive for questions and speculations to go unanswered.  With Hawaiians and other kiaʻi settling at Puʻu Huluhulu, several individuals have been counting down the days for a compromise ...

Letter to the Editor: Get TMT off of Mauna Kea

Chaslyn Kuieʻe, Editorial Submission

September 19, 2019

The issue on Mauna Kea is one that invokes a person to see past a Western perspective. The argument on this issue is one that may be seen as culture opposing science, but you’ll realize that the matter is much more than that if you were willing to dig deeper into the true history of Hawai’i. Time...

Thinking far Beyond the Summit of Mauna Kea

Thinking far Beyond the Summit of Mauna Kea

Elijah Lee, Editorial Submission

September 17, 2019

The situation atop Mauna Kea is quite the scene. In many ways, it is a beacon of firm solidarity and an invocation of our Constitutional right to peacefully assemble. In many ways, it is a symbol of hope for progress and innovation, a place of discovery and understanding. There’s a lot that this location...

The True Winner of This Election

The True Winner of This Election
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Keanu Rowe, Opinions Editor

November 12, 2018

On November 6th, the country voted within the Midterm Elections to decide the fate of many house representatives, senators, and governors. Although Democrats regained control of the House and Republicans retained control of the Senate, the true winner of this cycle that few will highlight is diversity. Regardless...

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...

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