Ashimine shares her breast cancer story

By Eui Jin Song & Leigh Farah Associate Editor and Staff Writer      From Tanya Ashimine’s energetic and dynamic personality, one would never guess what she has been through the past year. When she told her story, she vividly walked us through her struggles and emotions that she had when battling breast cancer.      Ashimine has received a mammogram every year since she … Continue reading Ashimine shares her breast cancer story

Drama stage gets a new look

By Samantha Yonan Staff Writer      When students walked into G103 this year, a room more commonly known as the Black Box Theater, they were greeted by something almost entirely new. A redesigned stage was constructed by people who shared a common vision to refurbish the stage and aid Kaiser’s long-standing drama program.      Drama teacher Ann Ogilvie was presented with the idea … Continue reading Drama stage gets a new look

MYP Project revived through KAP grading policy

By Jolie Ching and Yuuki Morishige Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer      As the deadline for this year’s MYP project approaches, conversations regarding the Kaiser Advisory Program’s grading policy have been buzzing as sophomores consider whether or not they should complete a MYP project. If students complete the project they will receive a MYP certificate.  Students who fail to submit a MYP project will receive … Continue reading MYP Project revived through KAP grading policy

Was Kaiser High School’s administration right to cancel the remainder of the football season?

Proposition By: Tara Morisato & Chelsea Chang Kaiser High School, Class of 2020 & 2019           No staff member, student, or parent should feel threatened or endangered by the activities or athletics within the school. The dispute between head football coach Arnold Martinez and team parents demonstrated that the situation was beyond their control. The meeting with parents and players was … Continue reading Was Kaiser High School’s administration right to cancel the remainder of the football season?

Students commemorate 16th anniversary of the Blackened Canteen

On Dec. 6, a select group from Jennifer Solmirin’s “Participation in Democracy” class boarded a bus to Pearl Harbor’s Aviation Museum to attend the 16th anniversary of the Blackened Canteen ceremony. Hosted by Dr. Hirono Sugano, and WWII veteran and author of the best-selling novel, The Blackened Canteen, Jerry Yellin, this annual event commemorates those who died during the 1945 bombing of Shizuoka, Japan. This … Continue reading Students commemorate 16th anniversary of the Blackened Canteen

South Shore Market

Over the past year, brand-name retail like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s have swept across the Honolulu retail landscape. One exception to the big-name commercialism is the newly opened South Shore Market. Situated in Ward Village in Kaka‘ako, on the end of Auahi Street across from the IBM Building, South Shore Market is comprised of local clothing and specialty businesses. The enclosed 25,000 square … Continue reading South Shore Market

Kimi No Nawa: A masterful tale of two souls

Lauded for its beautiful visuals and heart-tugging story, Kimi No Nawa is an animated movie that was released worldwide in 2016 with critical acclaim. Directed by Makoto Shinkai, the story is about two high school students, Mitsuha and Taki. Mitsuha is a high school girl living in a rural town called Itomori.  Tired of the town and the shrine duties that she must perform, she … Continue reading Kimi No Nawa: A masterful tale of two souls

Ho Ho Hoax?

‘Twas the night before Christmas and a time to reflect. What does it mean to live in a world that wants to be politically correct? You better watch out for nativity scenes. You better not cry over the word, “Christmas.” You better not pout when singing carols. I’m telling you why. The holiday seasons are a time for avoiding offending different groups of people. But … Continue reading Ho Ho Hoax?

Gift-Giving: Traditional vs. Secret Santa

Gift-giving: the light-hearted tradition of Christmas that makes the cutthroat atmosphere of Black Friday worth it. Most people turn to one of two styles of the tradition: the first, being they give presents to all their family and friends, or second, they play Secret Santa, and are assigned to gift someone at random. Both come with their own advantages and disadvantages, and it may be … Continue reading Gift-Giving: Traditional vs. Secret Santa

PTSA donates ACs to Kaiser

The Friends of Kaiser Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) donated nine 25,000 BTU air conditioners to the school in order to prepare for rising temperatures. Since last year, the PTSA has taken the initiative to donate air conditioners to the school, budgeting $5,000 dollars each year in order to purchase them. Funding for the air conditioners was mainly provided by the Cougar Pride Campaign, a … Continue reading PTSA donates ACs to Kaiser