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Corona Resolves Traffic

Here is a picture of Aloha stadium fully maxed out due to rental cars

Lisa Hopoi, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2020

There are many changes happening due to pandemic COVID-19. One main change that we see in Hawaii, is the lack of traffic. Oʻahu has a population of approximately 953,207 people which may become a bit crowded. We used to see this, especially around four to six oʻclock. This was when everyone would...

Students Finish the School Year Through Distance Learning

With all in-school education now closed, school superintendent Christine Kishimoto speaks about how the Department of Education is pursuing different approaches to student learning

Gisele Bisch, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2020

As three weeks have come to pass since the issued stay-at-home order, the DOE has announced that all schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, which is May 28th. Joining the rest of the schools throughout the state with distance learning, all DOE schools' in-school instruction – along...

The Rise in Theft on Campus

Theft has increased this year and so has the value of items stolen.

Joby Lum, Website/Technology Director

April 22, 2020

A problem that is growing in frequency and severity on campus is theft. Compared to last year, there has been an uptick in the frequency of people having their property stolen. Theft has escalated to the point where students are losing apple AirPods (valued at $160), Nintendo switches (valued at $300),...

Are We Prepared For A Disaster?

The Kamehameha Schools Emergency Pamphlet contains procedure for teacher and faculty to refer to in the event of an emergency on campus.

Joby Lum, Website/Technology Director

April 21, 2020

In recent years, disasters like wildfires, earthquakes, active shooters, etc, are occurring at a frequent rate across the world. Disaster can strike at any time and can be man-made or natural. The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama security and safety team developed an emergency pamphlet that informs teachers...

Student Release: What Are We Looking At?

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

April 19, 2020

Currently, students are taking note of the rise of student releases. Students speculate the rise of student release is due to the “zero tolerance” policy. Auliʻi Silva, a current senior at Kamehameha Schools, said “I believed our school was a zero-tolerance school due to the high standards that a...

Effects the Coronavirus Has on Boarding

The Coronavirus has brought up concerns amongst the boarding community.

Holly Ikeda, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2020

With COVID-19 in Hawai’i, there is a concern with the boarders. Studentʻs living in close proximity practically 24/7. The dorm advisors and staff are working on the fly to make sure each student stays safe. Not much in boarding has changed concerning day to day life. Dorm advisors are just more...

COVID-19: How the Pandemic Has Affected Students Thus Far

The Corona Virus has impacted events and gatherings world wide due to how contagious the virus is.

Kiersty McKee, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

COVID-19 or the Coronavirus disease has become a pandemic and is affecting populations worldwide. The disease is spread via person-to-person contact. Being within 6-feet of an infected individual or being exposed to respiratory droplets produced by an infected individual are the most common methods...

KS Drops Mandarin Courses for 2020-21 School Year

The Mandarin Language Classes will not be available for students to enroll in for the 2020-2021 School Year

Gisele Bisch, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

In the first week of winter break, students enrolled in Mandarin were stunned when they received a KS email containing the 2020-21 course catalog: the course catalog did not offer any Mandarin classes. “I had assumed that the administration had made a mistake by not including the course as an option,...

Song Contest Postponed Due To Corona Virus

Song Contest Postponed Due To Corona Virus

Joby Lum, Website/Technology Director

March 12, 2020

As of 2:02 pm HST, Poʻokula Taran Chun went live on Puka Mai Ka Lā to address the entire high school body of Kamehameha Schools. Chun opened the special broadcast by saying "we have made the very hard decision to postpone our song contest”. Effective today, the 100th annual Song Contest will be postponed...

Students From Tahiti Visit and Enact Cultural Exchange

Tahitian students display their dances and culture to the Students of Kamehameha Schools

Kiersty McKee, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Students from Samuel Raapoto High School were hosted by the student body and participated in cultural exchange. The Tahitian students were from two sections of the school, one group specializing in the performing arts, the other specializing in the visual arts. They arrived at Kōnia on Feb. 18th...

What Happened to the Trees?

The trees are cut down after the windy and rainy weather from the past few months

Gisele Bisch, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2020

Grown to be a part of the view at the upper campus, the trees behind the performing arts building were immediately noticed by students when they were cut down. With the high winds and rough weather frequently occurring on campus in the past few months, the maintenance staff cut the trees due to safety...

95th Annual Hoʻolaulea Begins With A Rainy And Windy Start

The annual Hoʻolaulea attracts thousands to the Kamehameha Schoolʻs Kapālama campus to celebrate Hawaiian culture.

Joby Lum, Website/Technology Director

March 2, 2020

On Feb. 29, the Kamehameha Schoolʻs Parent and Alumni Relations group held its annual Hoʻolaulea Fair at Konia Field. The annual fair started at 8 am with rain and 20 miles an hour gusts. The fair attracts thousands to campus and runs all day until 4 pm. The theme for this yearʻs Hoʻolaulea centered...

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