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Greta Thunberg Named Timeʻs Magazine Person of the Year for 2019, What Started the Journey?

Greta Thunberg Named Timeʻs Magazine Person of the Year for 2019, What Started the Journey?

Holly Ikeda, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2020

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teen climate activist, won Time magazineʻs Person of the Year in 2019. After the largest climate demonstration in history on Sept. 20, 2019, Thunberg has become an icon in the battle against climate change. Thunberg’s journey in being a climate change activist started...

The Mission to get a Close, Unprecedented Picture of Our Sun

The Mission to get a Close, Unprecedented Picture of Our Sun

Holly Ikeda, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

A mission to get pictures of the north and south poles of the sun launched on Sunday, Feb. 9th at 11:03 PM Eastern Time. The mission is a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency. It will take two years to reach its elliptical orbit around the sun but it will provide information about...

Cacao, Cacao! Hawaii’s Lively Chocolate Farming Industry

Cacao, Cacao! Hawaii’s Lively Chocolate Farming Industry

Maya Tabije, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

Exclusive to Hawaii from the rest of the United States, cacao, the unprocessed form of chocolate has the advantage to flourish due to Hawaii’s humid and tropical conditions.   Chocolate farming began its popularity in Hawaii in the past 20 years and there are currently 100 planted acres...

Banning of Single-Use Plastics Will Take Effect in the Aloha State

Banning of Single-Use Plastics Will Take Effect in the Aloha State

Mahealani Deenik, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

With several revisions, the anticipated Bill 40, one of the most restrictive single-use plastic bans in the country, was signed on December 17, 2019, by Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The council passed Bill 40 on a 7-2 vote. Stated by the City & Council, "In order to protect the health, life, and property...

Kuʻi At The Capitol

Kuʻi At The Capitol

Mahina Kameenui-Becker, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

Students, teachers, and members of the community joined together on Jan. 15 to voice cultural views to elected officials at the State Capitol. “Ku’i at the Capitol” has been held for over five years, falling on the same day as the opening of the Hawaii State Legislature every year. After recent...

US and Iran: A History, Timeline, and What You Need To Know

US and Iran: A History, Timeline, and What You Need To Know

Mahealani Deenik, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2020

As high school students, it is crucial for us to stay informed. The ongoing events circulating the current tensions between the United States and Iran draws attention to why there is conflict in the first place and the importance of current events. Junior Makoa Inciong said, “The more informed you...

Ka Mōʻī App Launch News

Ka Mōʻī App Launch News

Ka Mōʻī Staff 2019-2020

February 4, 2020

On Feb. 4, Ka Mōʻī had their app launch party. The launch will include a booth between Auditorium and Midkiff that runs all day through the I&E period. There will also be another booth at Paki 101 which will operate during the I&E period. For those who download the app, they will receive a...

Tragedy at Diamond Head Raises Questions About State’s Attentiveness to Mental Health

Tragedy at Diamond Head Raises Questions About State’s Attentiveness to Mental Health

Gisele Bisch, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

What transpired in the Diamond Head area on January 19th has shaken up the community, citizens still in shock of such a severe tragedy being so close to home. The Honolulu Police Department said that everything began with the eviction notice for Jerry Hanel, who lived in a house on Hibiscus Drive. Aft...

Midkiff Receiving 21st Century Face Lift

Midkiff Receiving 21st Century Face Lift

Joby Lum, Website/Technology Director

January 22, 2020

Starting in the summer of 2020, the Midkiff learning center will close its doors to students and begin renovations of the facility. The plans of renovating Midkiff has been on the drawing board for several years and is currently nearing the final stages of planning. The planning and design process...

Recent KS Graduate Honored as Youngest Neighborhood Board Member

Recent KS Graduate Honored as Youngest Neighborhood Board Member

Kaimele Kop, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Tehani Malterre, a 2019 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, has recently been recognized as the youngest neighborhood board member in the state of Hawaiʻi. On Oct. 9 at the Kapolei Hale, the Honolulu City Council honored Malterre as she was elected for a spot on the Hawaiʻi Kai Neighborhood...

The KS Handbook: Nothing More Than Words on Paper

The KS Handbook: Nothing More Than Words on Paper

Jordan Nunies, Social Media Director

January 9, 2020

To enforce the rules and policies of Kamehameha Schools, Administration created the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama HIGH SCHOOL 2019-2020 Student & Parent Handbook. Students, along with their parents, are asked to review and discuss the handbook. After reviewing, students and parents are required to...

The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Competition Returns

The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Competition Returns

Mahealani Deenik, Staff Reporter

December 30, 2019

With famous surfers like Kelly Slater, Kai Lenny, and John John Florence headlining the 2019 Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational Invitee list, a large audience gathered at Waimea Bay for the contest's highly-anticipated opening ceremony on the morning of December 5, 2019. The first Eddie was held in...

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