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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


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Beauty Pageants Should be Discontinued

Beauty Pageants Should be Discontinued

Sydnee Valdez, News Editor

March 15, 2018


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Beauty pageants, like the well-known Miss United States founded in 1952, prove to be more damaging than they are rewarding. While the Miss USA competition awards its finalists with scholarships and money to support contestants’ organizations, the decision of who gets those scholarships is superficial....

What to Look for in a College

What to Look for in a College

Sydnee Valdez, News Editor

February 13, 2018


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College is an exciting yet stressful topic of discussion for current seniors. With that said, here are some suggestions to follow when choosing a college to attend. Most regular deadlines are in Jan., so hopefully you have applied to some. However, if you haven’t, it’s important that you do your...

Stop Calling It the “Suicide Forest”

Aliyah Washington, Features Editor

February 13, 2018


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On Jan. 2, 22-year-old vlogger Logan Paul posted a video which exhibited a victim of suicide still hanging from a tree in Aokigahara, Japan, otherwise known as the “Suicide Forest.” Paul’s extremely disrespectful action inevitably called attention to the forest, which has a misrepresented and...

Social Media Holds an Ugly Truth

Amanda Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 13, 2018


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It is safe to say that social media is the biggest wave of the 21st century. In fact, 75 percent of teenagers in America currently have profiles on social networking sites (Common Sense Media). Although social media allows us to connect with others and share a part of our lives, there are many negative...

KS Seniors Will Defy the Odds of Their Final Semester

Shannon Hussey, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2018


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College applications, scholarship deadlines, essays, and finals are the ultimate stressors when it comes to high school and figuring out your college career. Many high school students develop a mindset of being laid back and having the utter disregard for deadlines. In recent times, this mentality has...

Express Your Appreciation on Campus This November

Maya Kaniaupio, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Once Halloween passes, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of the holiday season. There are days of anticipation leading up to that endless Thanksgiving buffet, and Christmas starts to take over every aspect of the commercial world. While all enjoy these holidays, many tend to only appreciate these...

Does Silent Lunch Eliminate Freedom of Speech or Teach Discipline?

Does Silent Lunch Eliminate Freedom of Speech or Teach Discipline?

Amber Arima, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2017


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During the quarter four of the 2016-2017 school year, seventh graders at Kamehameha Middle School weren’t allowed to talk during lunch. Vice Principal, Mr. Kyle Atabay, initiated this policy due to the disrespect of some students when told to be quiet. Eighth grader, Liliana Ciraulo, said, “I felt...

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