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”

Two Parties: Two Americas

From the election period to the inauguration, the divide in America has been continuously highlighted. Even within the Republican Party, a rift seems to have formed. According to a poll from Politico, only about 53 percent of Republicans and Republican-supporting independents would support Donald Trump in the 2024 primary election. But if the main splitContinue reading “Two Parties: Two Americas”

What is school doing to help students socialize? Not enough.

School’s purpose is not solely education, but also social interaction. Group education is merely a convenient, productive vehicle for sharing experiences. Otherwise, schools wouldn’t expend so much effort to facilitate social events for their students. At Kaiser specifically, Principal Justin Mew has also repeatedly emphasized the social needs of the student body in addition toContinue reading “What is school doing to help students socialize? Not enough.”

New perspectives on a new schedule

In response to social distancing requirements in schools, Kaiser has pioneered a new class schedule. The most notable change: A free Wednesday except for a 30 minute Kaiser Advisory Period (KAP) in the morning. Students weigh in on the new schedule. Mental health benefits By Dacee Tsue Students now have four regular days of classesContinue reading “New perspectives on a new schedule”

Are video games too political?

Dictator, a game based on the life of a ruler in the Cold War, released in 1983 by DK’Tronics in Europe, was the first videogame to revolve around politics itself. However, videogames have a long history of including political views. Following DK’Tronics lead, Ubisoft, now known for their FPS games such as Rainbow Six Siege,Continue reading “Are video games too political?”

After you’re vaccinated, keep that mask on

Despite differing opinions on mask-wearing, it seems that everybody is in equal anticipation to see each other’s smiling faces again. Many are looking forward to getting vaccinated for COVID-19 as a return to fresh air—but reconsider ripping off your mask. For the peace-of-mind and safety of yourself and others, keep your mask on. Here’s why:Continue reading “After you’re vaccinated, keep that mask on”