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Changes occur in state assessment

Oliver Lam
November 3, 2010
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The Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) has been administered at Hawaii schools annually for the past eight years to test students’ proficiency in math and reading. This year, testing will begin on Nov. 15. The test is part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) passed by former President George W. Bush,...

200 students and staff to be tested for Tuberculosis

Oliver Lam
November 3, 2010
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An active case of tuberculosis was found at McKinley High School, prompting the testing of about 200 students and staff. On October 13, newsletters informing students and their parents of the finding were distributed. “I was pretty surprised,” said Jasmine Cho (12). “You always hear about it...

Lose your blues with Binder Blues

Amanda Muramoto
October 29, 2010
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This year marks the third year of Binder Blues, the Japanese Club’s school service project. Binder Blues was created to help students have a more organized binder and leading to increased student achievement. Japanese Club adviser, Sandra Oda, said a disorganized binder can hurt a student’s grades....

Councils show true dedication

Amanda Muramoto
September 11, 2010
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What do you get when you gather a bunch of hardworking tigers all eager to make a difference? Grade Level Councils! According to Student Activities Coordinator April Nakamura, council members are “responsible, motivated, and able to work well with others.” With the possession of these traits,...

Store promotes spirit

Peiru Lu
September 11, 2010
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The Tiger Locker is now open for students to buy school spirit items and other useful accessories. The store is the brainchild of this year’s student body government and April Nakamura, Student Activities Coordinator. The store is located in the Student Activities room (A001). In the store, t-shirts...

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