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How to be better prepared for college

College is a major transition for graduating high school seniors. It is a time when teenagers become young adults who take on more responsibility and become independent. This, of course, doesn’t come without stressors: managing financial well-being, heavy loads of work, maintaining a social life while balancing work and academics. I, myself, am no qualifiedContinue reading “How to be better prepared for college”

What’s new at Ala Moana

It’Sugar Do you love candy? Well It’Sugar is the place for you. It’Sugar is located at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii on the Ala Moana’s third level located right next to Target. It’Sugar is now the 100th store of the nations largest candy retailer. With such a unique headline for itself, it makes almostContinue reading “What’s new at Ala Moana”

America’s role in Ukraine

At the end of February, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military to enter Ukraine, stating his purpose was to “de-militarize and de-Nazify Ukraine.” However, his invasion appears to be in response to Ukraine’s increasing friendship with Western Europe and the United States and the possibility of the country joining NATO. Despite some predicting RussiaContinue reading “America’s role in Ukraine”

Seniors’ advice for juniors

Junior and senior year are the most challenging years in high school. Having to juggle academics, extracurriculars, part-time jobs, and college preparation throughout both years is quite stressful. As a senior, I can certainly say that junior me would’ve loved some advice or guidance from the seniors. Hopefully, this collection of seniors’ advice will provideContinue reading “Seniors’ advice for juniors”

Is the U.S responsible for Afghanistan?

Do those with power have the responsibility to protect those without? To what extent must we hold our moral code towards other countries? Have we already accounted for this obligation in Afghanistan, or must we continue to assist them more than what we’ve done? On August 31, 2021 President Joe Biden answered this question byContinue reading “Is the U.S responsible for Afghanistan?”

School or Home: Should Kaiser Return to Distance Learning?

This summer, the Hawaii Department of Education announced that all students would return to in-person school with no widespread option for distance learning. This was a controversial decision, as many people considered that the dangers of COVID-19 outweighed the benefits of in-person instruction. Two months after the return of full in-person classes, nothing changed significantlyContinue reading “School or Home: Should Kaiser Return to Distance Learning?”

Anti-Vax and the fears of the coronavirus vaccine

Most Americans have taken vaccines for all of their lives, and vaccinations have become a routine, particularly annual flu shots. But now, there’s a new shot we need to take: the coronavirus vaccine. Misinformation about the vaccine has caused paranoia and fears of possible side effects, which have discouraged a significant proportion of the populationContinue reading “Anti-Vax and the fears of the coronavirus vaccine”

Unsung hate crime against Asians

Written by Peilin Sun The United States, a country meant to represent freedom, has a history of racial hate and violence. Much of it goes unnoticed due to the undermining of certain races in the United States. Such is the case for Asian Americans, and as of late, that harassment has increased tenfold When AsiansContinue reading “Unsung hate crime against Asians”

Surviving COVID-19 with pets

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on a lot of stress to the average American family, not only with physical health problems, but also mental and social issues. However, even now, man’s best friend has always been by our side. Studies have shown that owning a companion animal benefits mental health. Just like with people, interactionsContinue reading “Surviving COVID-19 with pets”