Kaiser seniors to return December 7

On 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, with students coming back one grade level at a time, to prevent any potential COVID-19 super-spreader events centered at theContinue reading “Kaiser seniors to return December 7”

Kaiser PTSA Farmer’s Market falls victim to COVID

The 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 the market. With no further Department of Education (DOE) announcements in sight, there is little hope that the market will returnContinue reading “Kaiser PTSA Farmer’s Market falls victim to COVID”

Kaiser’s PSAT high scorers

The 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 Scholarship Program consists of three rounds. Starting with Program Recognition, out of 1.6 million entrants, the top 50,000 scorers on theContinue reading “Kaiser’s PSAT high scorers”

Kaiser students create non-gender specific court committee

By 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 to bullying and harassment in extreme cases.  At Kaiser, this year’s homecoming court included sophomore Neil Frankel, who identifies as aContinue reading “Kaiser students create non-gender specific court committee”

New plans for chicken infestation

By 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 the school’s fences. Once inside, they establish territorial grounds and repopulate at a rapid rate. Many students argue that the chickensContinue reading “New plans for chicken infestation”

Kaiser students represent the United States in World Tsunami Conference in Hokkaido

When 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—in 2011, the Tohoku Tsunami wreaked havoc on the country and caused the deaths of more than 15,000 people. To directlyContinue reading “Kaiser students represent the United States in World Tsunami Conference in Hokkaido”

Wipeout Crew cultivates learning with feeder schools

With the onslaught of climate change and increasing debate in Hawaii about environmental conservation and pollution, it’s more important than ever to teach younger generations about the environment. Kaiser’s Wipeout Crew (WOC) has been at the forefront of environmental education for younger students from feeder schools in the Kaiser complex.  The Wipeout Crew has beenContinue reading “Wipeout Crew cultivates learning with feeder schools”

Kaiser students march against TMT

Wearing 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. 16 to protest the construction of the Mauna Kea Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).  While the movement against construction on Mauna KeaContinue reading “Kaiser students march against TMT”

Kaiser students represent the United States in World Tsunami Conference in Hokkaido

When 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—in 2011, the Tohoku Tsunami wreaked havoc on the country and caused the deaths of more than 15,000 people. To directlyContinue reading “Kaiser students represent the United States in World Tsunami Conference in Hokkaido”