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Students Battle Against a Clock

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Paul Aguzar-Taitague
Dansen Catian checking his Canvas calendar for upcoming assignments

With performing arts starting their rehearsals, sports starting their season, students taken back by their daily lives, and distractions often taking over the mind, students struggle working against the clock.

Students who have started sports often find their schedules taken up by practices, which often take up their whole week, starting from right after school to around six to seven, with the addition of students living farther away from campus, having them arrive home late only to go eat, shower, and sleep disregarding their homework as they need to wake up early to catch the bus or drive to campus. Those involved with performing arts, especially band, theatre, concert glee, and Hawaiian Ensemble have already started rehearsing for their upcoming shows, which adds to students’ schedules, adding more to the plate of those in sports. Along with sports and performing arts is distractions, the urge to talk story with friends, scrolling through social media, stopping what you’re doing out of no motivation, and even feeling exhausted from daily life feeds the load of homework and stress students have to carry.

“I struggle keeping up, but do I do my work during my free periods and the time I have between school and practice, but if not I stay up late and do homework,” says sophomore Dansen Catian, club volleyball player, Hawaiian Ensemble member. With the school year starting, Catian started club volleyball taking up three to four days out of his week from 6:30 to 9:00, along with Hawaiian Ensemble two to three days of his week, with potential performances during the weekend.

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Aloha kākou! My name is Paul and I get to spend my first year with Ka Mōʻī as a sophomore. I am a boarder from Hanamāʻulu, Kauaʻi and I usually spend my free time in my dorm here while iʻm at school. In the dorms, I usually talk story with my friends, check out to go to the courts in front of Kapuaiwa, and nap throughout the day. Though back at home I usually just stay inside, go out to paddle during the summer, and spend time with my family and friends. Here in school though I just spend my free period in the band room, chilling in the AC, doing homework, or just relaxing before my next class. Some things I enjoy are baking, writing, listening to music, and playing video games. Pretty basic I know. Even if I donʻt pursue English I hope to write my whole life after high school, dreaming to write books or poetry. I dream of owning a bakery and settling down in life, writing in my free time. I believe that my time working with Ka Mōʻi will help better my skills as a writer, well, more of my informative writing so to speak.
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