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AOF students travel to New York

Brannagan Mukaisu

April 20, 2012


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"I did not like New York. I LOVED it!” said Debbie Ababa (11), one of three Academy of Finance students who attended a Wall Street Field Study. The october trip was through the AKAMAI Finance Academy, an extracurricular program that helps Hawaii students prepare for their futures in the business...

Slam poetry rises in popularity

Kelsey David

March 5, 2012


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Slam (verb). To shut forcefully and loudly. Poetry (noun). Literary work that uses style and rhythm to express feelings and ideas. Separately, these words seem to have nothing in common. But when you put them together, the meaning becomes something different entirely -- the art of the spoken word. Slam...

H.U.G.S. helps patients

Kelsey David

March 5, 2012


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Having a friend with cancer stinks. My best friend, Ryder*, was diagnosed with cancer during his freshman year of high school. For about a year now, he’s been in remission -- the period of time in which doctors no longer detect cancer cells in the blood. Cancer is when abnormal cells in your body...

My Bicycle

Clark Domingo (10)

March 4, 2012


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Mounting the bicycle I’ve known for years Gripping the ridged rubber handlebars Continuous confidential shouts coming through my ears Despite painful memories that left permanent mental scars I push off pedaling to my heart’s content Wind whistling passed my face Making steep turns, feeling how racers...

Students learn about concentration and internment camps

Son (Benson) Tran

February 26, 2012


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Two travesties that occurred during World War II involved the forced detention of innocent people The Nazis ran concentration camps in Europe. In America, Japanese-Americans were sent to internment camps. Through March 31, the Kapolei Public Library is showing a display called "The Hawaii Internment Ex...

Cheerleading takes student to London

Brannagan Mukaisu

February 2, 2012


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“Practice till you bleed, don’t chase after success, prepare for it” and “go hard or go home,” said Tenemane Malufau-Howell (12), a cheerleader at McKinley High School. Over the winter break, Malufau-Howell went to London to cheer for and represent Hawaii as well as the United States of...

Nickelsen has extra role on Hawaii 5-0

Pauline Yang

January 13, 2012


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As the new year begins, many new things make their appearances. One of those things is entertainment. Hawaii 5-O aired their new episode, Ka Ho’oponopono on January 2, on CBS. Tony Nickelsen, AP English teacher, got to be in this episode as an extra. He was seen in two short sections where Emily’s...

The Hawaii Five-O experience

Jocel Siapno

December 14, 2011


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The set of Hawaii Five-0 shoots for their upcoming episode,Ka Ho’oponopono at McKinley High School on December 1. McKinley High School was changed into a different school named Ala Moana Academy. The crew of the show is composed of 150 to 200 people according to Erika Kauffman, unit publicist of...

Student experiences Vietnam

Pauline Yang

December 7, 2011


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Manabu Sakurai (12) got an opportunity to travel to Vietnam with the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council 2011 Summer Study Tour. Originally they planned to go to Japan in March 2011, but because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the destination was changed. Sakurai wasn’t expecting this, but she...

Mary Lou’s Revenge

Jantzen Hatakenaka (10)

October 31, 2011


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I was traveling with my family in the Grand Canyon. We were going river rafting down the Colorado for three days on a guided tour. The first day went off without a hitch, but things took an unexpected and deadly turn the next night. The boats were labeled in code names: Alpha Boat, Bravo Boat, and Charlie...

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