The latest from Kaiser High School.
- Student Body Leadership finishes origami crane mobileby Lienne TungOn April 14, the Kaiser Student Body Leadership (SB Leadership) completed the Origami Crane Mobile. This project marked Kaiser students’ and faculty members’ resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. After about four months of planning, folding,Continue reading “Student Body Leadership finishes origami crane mobile”
- Over 50% students opted-outby Ingus StegisWhen Kaiser announced that students would be returning to school in person in the 3rd quarter, students were given the choice to recuse themselves from attending. Known as the “opt-out,” the option would allow studentsContinue reading “Over 50% students opted-out”
- The Kaiser community receives COVID-19 vaccinationsby Natalie ClayMore people in the Kaiser community have been receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations, including students, parents, and teachers. There is no clear number on how many teachers and students at Kaiser have gotten the vaccine, asContinue reading “The Kaiser community receives COVID-19 vaccinations”
- Prom 2021 is cancelledby skylrrayAs this difficult school year approaches its fourth quarter, students were disappointed to learn that prom has once again been canceled. Often one of the most anticipated occasions of high school, the decision has beenContinue reading “Prom 2021 is cancelled”
- First launch of two mass vaccination sites brings relief to Hawaiiby Lienne TungWith the recent launch of two mass vaccination sites – one at Pier 2 and the other at the Blaisdell Center – we can hope for the return to normalcy in our lives. On JanuaryContinue reading “First launch of two mass vaccination sites brings relief to Hawaii”
- Homecoming’s absence leaves heartbreakby Ingus StegisKaiser has officially canceled homecoming. Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) announced in January the cancellation of all public school social events for the remainder of the year.Continue reading “Homecoming’s absence leaves heartbreak”
- Damage and graffiti at Kaiser High Schoolby Hannah HanOur school has been vandalized twice this school year. In November, an unidentified man skated onto school property at night and spray-painted profanities onto school buildings. On New Year’s Eve, a suspect fired half-a-dozen holesContinue reading “Damage and graffiti at Kaiser High School”
- Community contributes new thermometer against fight with COVID-19by Kera Ann NishimuraThe COVID pandemic has led to the creation of new rules and regulations, including temperature checks. If you’re coming onto campus, don’t forget to visit the office’s new heat sensor and sanitizing station. Installed byContinue reading “Community contributes new thermometer against fight with COVID-19”
- A safe Halloween for special education studentsby Kera Ann NishimuraThis past Halloween, the special education students found a way trick-or-treat safely: by gathering candy on campus. When the clock struck 11, the Cougars made their way to their first destination, awaiting a surprise atContinue reading “A safe Halloween for special education students”
- Cougar virtual talent show a roaring successby skylrrayThis year’s Talent Show was unlike any other. On December 4th, a video was posted to Youtube by user Kaiser Cougar titled “Kaiser High School Winter Assembly 2020.” In the video was Kaiser High School’sContinue reading “Cougar virtual talent show a roaring success”
- Surveying students’ plans for the holidaysby Mia KesslerIn total, 188 students were interviewed about their plans for the holidays. Graph 1 portrays the amount of student’s responses per grade level and the rest are based on their opinions and plans.
- Divided opinion on tourists’ returnby Lienne TungIn March, Governor David Ige had issued a statewide lockdown order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each and every person was required to stay at home, avoiding physical contact with friends and loved onesContinue reading “Divided opinion on tourists’ return”
- Kaiser seniors to return December 7by Ingus StegisOn December 7, Kaiser High School will reopen its gates to Kaiser seniors, with the rest of the student body to return in the 3rd quarter. Principal Justin Mew has introduced a phased reopening plan,Continue reading “Kaiser seniors to return December 7”
- Kaiser PTSA Farmer’s Market falls victim to COVIDby Ingus StegisThe continued closure of the Kaiser PTSA Farmer’s Market has left an unfillable void in the Kaiser community. Vendors have lost their incomes, and market-goers have lost access to the culinary delight that was theContinue reading “Kaiser PTSA Farmer’s Market falls victim to COVID”
- Survey: How students feel about coming back to schoolby Lienne TungIn total, 180 Kaiser students were surveyed for their opinions on reopening. Graph 1 shows the students’ demographics, while the other graphs show their responses.
- Kaiser’s PSAT high scorersby Lilia DonleyThe National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced Kaiser seniors Ingus Stegis and Carlyn Kagamida as National Merit Scholar Semifinalists, as well as seniors Travis Nitta and Jacob Shinsato as Commended Students. The National Merit ScholarshipContinue reading “Kaiser’s PSAT high scorers”
- Kaiser students create non-gender specific court committeeby Cougar ConnectionBy Ingus Stegis As early as 2013, LGBTQ+ high schoolers nationwide have run for homecoming and prom court positions, and in several instances, won their elections. However, these victories often resulted in controversy, escalating toContinue reading “Kaiser students create non-gender specific court committee”
- New plans for chicken infestationby Cougar ConnectionBy Sierra Okazaki / Photo by Shane Matson For several years, Kaiser has endured a chicken infestation on campus. The chickens escape from the farm behind the school and enter by digging holes underneath theContinue reading “New plans for chicken infestation”
- Kaiser students represent the United States in World Tsunami Conference in Hokkaidoby Cougar ConnectionWhen you think about Japan, you first think about its picturesque landscapes, delicious cuisine, and advanced technology. Yet, as an island that rests directly on four tectonic plates, Japan is also heavily prone to tsunamis—inContinue reading “Kaiser students represent the United States in World Tsunami Conference in Hokkaido”
- Kaiser students march against TMTby Ingus StegisWearing red shirts and grasping signs emblazoned with the words, “A’ole TMT” and “Ku Kia’i Mauna,” meaning “No TMT” and “Guardians of the mountain,” students at Kaiser High School marched during lunch on Sept. 16Continue reading “Kaiser students march against TMT”
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