April 21, 2006
Volume 1 Issue 7
Ka Leo o Nä Koa Earning Your Graduation Ticket By Mahëa Ueshiro On March 21, 2006, seniors Mokihana Silva and Brenn Nakamitsu presented their senior projects in front of a panel of judges: Ms. Sone, Mr. Mossman, and Mr. Mahoe. Silva’s proposal entailed persuading Kamehameha Maui’s football coaches to switch to the Riddell brand, versus the current football pad brand Douglas. Nakamitsu’s, project incorporated untangling the campus wires that help fuel our laptop network. The two presentations took place in Ms. Sone’s classroom, Y-115. Silva was the first, beginning at 2:45 pm. He spoke of his post secondary plans and career goals. Silva’s plans are attending Weber State University as a football walk-on as well as becoming a football coach and a real estate agent in the future. He also mentioned that he is currently taking real-estate agent courses to prepare him for his career and the age to enroll is 18. Breaking his clavicle (A.K.A. collar bone) inspired him to carry out his senior project ideas during his sophomore year of varsity football and again injuring his shoulder his junior year of varsity football. Silva used powerpoint and showcased the two different football pads to enhance his presentation. Nakamitsu, who presented next at 3:15 pm, explained his post high school plans of attending BYU Provo or BYU Hawai’i. His career goal is to become a network technician, but he’s considering becoming
Teenage Zombies Someone didn’t get enough sleep last night. Senior Jonathan Spenser fakes a nap during class.
Teenagers are becoming walking zombies! Sounds like a bad horror movie right? According to sleep experts, it’s true.
Photo by Mähea Ueshiro Ms. Sone and Mr. Mossman look on as Mokihana Silva holds up the Douglas football pad during his senior project presentation.
a cinematographer. Nakamitsu presented a slide show which entailed pictures of unraveling the school’s network mess. As his words and pictures flashed on the screen, he ended with, “This may be the ending of my Ho’ike Nui project, but this is the beginning of my career.” Both presenters chose to wear their school uniform rather than the optional
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business attire. Ms. Sone, who was one of the three panelists, suggested an attire for the presentations, “Maybe more of a professional appearance or a business suit could have been worn--it adds professionalism.” As for advice for the underclassmen, she calmly chuckled, “Start early! Procrastination is not a good thing.” (See related D2)
The average teenager sleeps 5-6 hours every night when he should be getting at least 9-10 hours of sleep. According to the American Psychological Association, 26% of teens get less than 6.5 hours of sleep on a school night and only 15% of teens get 8.5 or more hours of sleep. The site notes that 15% of all high school students fall asleep sometime during school. continued on A3
Inside Sophomore Banquet
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The Survivor Challenge Helpful tips for college bound seniors. By Mahea Ueshiro The seniors of the first graduating class of Kamehameha Schools Maui are gearing up for one of their largest steps out of their comfort zone; they will be “walking the line” after their hard work over the past years and in honor of their founder, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. May 27, 2006, is a day of commencement and celebration as the Class of 2006 embarks on a new journey: the life after high school.
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To help stay afloat during these college years, a successful parent and a college graduate offered some wise advice to endure the college experience.
As for leaving home, something that many seniors fear, Aunty Melani made it clear, “Expect to be homesick. Realize that this is a phase you must endure. I promise you that it will pass. Ask parents for care packages School secretary, Aunty Melani, a from home to help you get through.” proud mother of three, sent all of her However, she strongly concluded, children off to college and Ms. Percell, “Your college years will go by quickly. a 2001 graduate from Pomona College Work hard, play hard and endure the in California, have both offered helpful hardships of being away from home insight for the graduating senior because they are very temporary. class. Make your parents proud, but most Aunty Melani suggests packing only importantly, make yourself proud. Your college years are such a short clothes in the suitcases because toiseason in comparison to the rest of letries and dorm accessories can be your life.” found at your location. Ms. Percell emphasizes important items to take, Here are some additional pointers “Things that are unique to you, like for incoming college freshmen who sentimental photographs, whatever seek to conquer their new destination. holds a special memory.”
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Save your money Take advantage of work-study programs if you are eligible to apply. Learn how to cook before you leave, so you won’t be purchasing fast food every day or worrying about the extra weight that freshman tend to pack on. Be resourceful and recycle! Don’t always buy the newest and trendiest. Use the things you have to save you some extra cash.
Practice proper study habits Find a comfortable, quiet place to complete your assignments. Make sure all supplies are available for you when you return to your designated area. Your space should only be for studying, not for other activities. Be consistent with your studying times. This will help alleviate stress and procrastination, as well as encourage more “me time.”
Be attentive on the first day of class Take notes Know what is expected of you Come to class with an open-mind
Form a study group for some extra help.
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How Do Students Study for a BIG Test? By Ku`ulei Namoku
study the night before and the morning right before the test. This way it is easier to remember the information,” says senior Sascha Barros. “I am a visual learner because it is easier to read the notes rather than [study using a]hands on [method],” says Shalsea Kalilikane, a freshman at Maui High School.
PUKALANI, Maui – Lurking around every student’s mind at Kamehameha Schools is a scary prospect the teachers like to call “final exams.” There is always a final at the end of each semester. That is when the teachers determine if you are ready to advance to the next level or grade. As we all should know, these tests are only scary if you haven’t prepared.
It helps if you study ahead of time, but many students procrastinate and try to embrace too much information before they take a test.
Another way of studying for a “big” test is working with a partner because when Photo by Asia Harman there is someSome students one else with like to study with Sophomore, Josh Masuda is studying for his Jouryou while nalism test by trying some revisions to his article. their hands by studying, you doing arts and can get that crafts projects, while others work with second opinion about your answers, books and remembering terms using and you have someone to guide you if flash cards. They all have their own you’re doing something wrong. ways of studying for a test. “I like to
On the Slopes of Haleäkala: `Ulupalakua
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Words of Advice: When taking notes: - Include date and topic - Names and key terms - Page numbers - If the teacher stops at one part of the reading to discuss it, make sure to include this in your notes When taking a test: - Be comfortable, but alert - Don’t slouch; eventually your back will hurt - Stay relaxed and confident - Always read directions carefully - Double check all your work
Zombies from A1 Today’s fast-paced lifestyle is a major cause of sleep deprivation which can affect a person’s mood, behavior, reaction time, and schoolwork. “If I don’t get at least 8 hours of sleep, I feel disgusting, and I, like, don’t want to do anything,” said senior Jonathan Spenser. “All I think about is sleeping.” Sleep deprivation can also cause disciplinary problems and lack of concentration. “I never focus well when I’m tired,” senior Awa Dancil stated. “I have a hard time getting things done because all I feel like doing is sleeping.” Good sleep is just as important as a healthy diet. If you don’t get the right amount, you could suffer in the long run.
By Asia Harman “It has a beautiful view and has perfect weather, except for the summer when it is really really dry,” laughed senior Keauhou Mitchell of ``Ulupalakua. `Ulupalakua is a place of tiny rural communities that have rolling pastureland, huge trees, and majestic vistas. Below, seascapes ring the mountain. This is an area popular for flower growers, ranchers, and farmers. It is located 6,000 feet above sea level. You would have to pass Pukalani, then Kula, to finally reach `Ulupalakua. Just after the windy road similar to the road to Hana, you arrive at Honua’ula. A Hawaiian chief who would send commoners to Häna to gather breadfruit had them return with the fruit strapped to their backs. A meaning circulated by the ranch of `Ulupalakua is “breadfruit ripening on the back.” In 1845, King Kamehameha III leased Honua’ula, about 2,000 acres of the district that is commonly known as `Ulupalakua, to L.L. Torbet for the growth and processing of sugar cane. When the farm was struggling in 1856, he turned it over to whaling Captain James Makee. See ÿULUPALAKUA on page C5
Photo by Asia Harman Cattle cover the rolling hills of `Ulupalakua.
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SPORTS Don’t Blink They’re Back On Track Excitement was in the air as students from all over Maui scattered around King Kekaulike Stadium warming up and preparing to compete in the track and field MIL Meet II that took place on March 10th, 2006.
cause of the team; we have so much fun at the meets singing and just having a good time.” When one of their own was up, everyone on the track and field team rose to get a closer look and cheer on the athletes.
The official fired the gun to start off the
The Kamehameha Maui track and field team members sat in anticipation race, the athletes’ hearts skipped a beat, while exchanging laughs and cheering and they were off. on their fellow teammates. They pracThere is not much to be said ticed their skills on the ukulele while about these incredible athletes except singing songs to pass the time. Paea don’t blink or you will miss them beKeawekäne, a junior, said, “The reacause they’re fast! The boys varsity son I like the sport so much is be400 meter run was dominated by the
Splashing into a New Sport By Mana Brown Kamehameha Schools Maui added another exhilarating sport to their athletics program this year. This is the first time it has been offered on this campus. Water polo is the name of the game, and the girls who have joined became part of the new experience. Some people may label water polo as one of the most challenging sports, but the girls who wanted in on it had no complaints when jumping in the water for the first time. The game is made up of four quarters, each lasting seven minutes. The girls have to be able to not only sprint for the ball against their opponents, but also be able to tread in 12-14 feet of water the entire time. “I couldn’t be more pleased. I really love water polo, and I would have cried if Kamehameha Schools Maui didn’t have a team.
along in the year,” says Puahei Mejha, a senior and one of the experienced players on
the team. While under the coaching of Stanley Zitnick and Leo Delatori, the girls accumulate a better understanding of the sport. Delatori has a few goals for the season. He says, “My personal goal is to assist in starting the new water polo program at the Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus, to build confidence in the players, and teach a new sport that people do not understand or even know how to play.”
The season has started for the girls and four complete games have already been played. “I wasn’t expecting the games to be as brutal and tiring as they are,” said Nicole Williamson, a senior and talented swimmer for Maui campus. EveMy freshman year was the first year of ryone felt that the team did water polo at my other school so it is well for their first time ever nothing new. I only wish that we knew as a water polo team. we were having a team for sure earlier Coach Delatori commented
By Jessica Higa Warrior boys with Mark Ing who finished in first place, Keawekane in second, and Chris Dela Cruz in third. Keawekane said, “I thought it was a long and tiring race, but I was happy with the results. Running with Mark has really pushed me to do well, and he makes the race really fun to run. My goals for the season are to make states and to win states. I also want our team to take the MIL title. I believe we can take the championship this year (knock on wood).” See TRACK on B5 that, “The team is getting better every day and confidence is growing. I wish there was more commitment from the players, because we will be unstoppable if everyone commits.” By the looks of it, it seems that water polo will be a popular sport and will win recognition for Kamehameha Maui in the future. It provides another opportunity for students to learn and grow.
The water polo girls line up to get pointers from their coach during their game against King Kekaulike School. Photo by Kahai Jhonson
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Love None By Josh Matsuda KAHULUI- After a month of practice, and the opening match against last year’s MIL champs, the Warriors were faced with a back to back games against King Kekaulike and Saint Anthony. “Playing Lahainaluna first was good, their really good and were number one last year, I wanted to get them over with,” said Chandra Davis, senior and varsity player for the Warriors’ Tennis Team. The Trojans hosted the Warriors at the War Memorial Tennis Courts. “Playing another school is pretty scary but you get to meet new people and its fun,” freshmen Chloe Woo said. “It was my first time playing doubles,” says Woo who was paired with Junior Lily Kihune. Kihune and Woo lost the No. 1 doubles match against the Trojans (6-3, 6-4). Senior Brandie Lai won the No. 1 singles match (7-5, 6-4) along with classmates Chandra Davis and Brenna Tavares in the No. 2 doubles (6-0, 63). “This was a really fun match, and a confidence booster,” said Davis. Team score for the lady Warriors was 2 games while the Trojans had 3.
The boys had a tough battle against the Trojans. Seeded at No. 1 for the Warriors was sophomore Kainoa Perryman who almost won against Trojan Luke Young (6-4, 6-3). Picking up the only win for the warriors was senior Jerome Asuncion, seeded at No. 2, who won with a (6-2, 6-1) victory against Trojan Cory Russel.
”The match against St. Anthony was good because this match gave me the confidence to play MIL Tennis this year...the credit shouldn’t be towards me, but towards the team who fought hard,” Asuncion said. The men ended with one victory against the Trojans. This season should be a great one; the Warriors have practiced hard every day at the Kula courts and work hard at their matches. “More
A Season Opener On March 21, 2006, the Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus girl’s varsity basketball team played their first official MIL game of the 2005-2006 season against the Maui High lady Sabers. With the starting line up consisting of Lokelani Bullard, Shavonn Matsuda, Lahela Matsui, Christy Marfill, and Jasmine Poouahi, the lady Warriors made their way onto the court to face off. Bullard scored the first point of the game at the top of the free throw line after being fouled by Lili Laloulo-Saleimoa of Maui High. The Warriors pressured the Sabers with numerous amounts of subs put into the game during the first quarter, but the end of the quarter, the Sabers led with a score of 13-09. In the third quarter, the Warriors tried to catch up. Sophomore, Heather Heath, even flew into the bleachers trying to get the basketball during a wrangle with a Maui High
The Kamehameha Schools Varsity Tennis Team. Photo by: Jermone Asuncion
practice, is better for us, Davis said. “My hopes for the tennis season are to win a few team matches against other schools from the MIL, but another hope that I have is that the Junior Varsity and Varsity Tennis Teams grow as one, and hopefully we can become a unit to be reckoned with for years to come,” Asuncion said. We can’t wait to see the Warriors tear up the courts.
By ‘Eleu Novikoff many games as I can this season.” The next game against LaThe lady Warriors had great hainaluna will be on April 22, 2006 at defense and aggressiveness. Accord7:00 PM at Lahainaluna High School. ing to senior Matsuda, who felt that the two teams were otherwise equally matched, “The only advantage they had was their height. They had at least three girls who were huge.” At the end of the fourth quarter, the lady Warriors came up a little short. The final score of the girls’ basketball season opener was 52-25. With even more determination, the girls will return to the drawing board to re-group and strategize for the upcoming games in the MIL. Student supporter, Lauran Kanae says, “They played hard and tried their Coach Blackburn discusses the game plan with best against Maui High. I am the lady Warriors before they head back into going to try and attend as the game. Photo By ‘Eleu Novikoff player.
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Senior teammate Ashly Makiling says, “Erica is a great, entertaining, and hilarious friend. She has taught me to keep pushing myself to prove that I can be good. She is always encouraging the team and not a one player girl.”
Eat. Sleep. Basketball By Eleu Novikoff Hilarious, talented, and concentrated are three words that best describe senior basketball player Erica Kokalis-Fernandez. With seven years of experience in the sport of basketball, Erica is determined to make her last year a memorable one. Erica has set her goals for the MIL basketball season in hopes of a repeat of last year’s “Cinderella Story.”
After being a part of the Kamehameha Schools Maui campus basketball team for three years, Kokalis-Fernandez has learned to transition from coach to coach as well. Over the three years, she has played under two different head coaches, For Kokalis-Fernandez, sports have played a huge role in her and feels that this year the players life. They have helped her to become are spoiled with great coaching taca calmer person on and off the court. tics and Jamba Juice. The coaches Basketball, cross country, and volley- reward the girls with free Orange ball are sports that Erica has partici- Dream Machines, Strawberry Dreams, and White Gummies to get pated in throughout school. Out of all three, Erica says her favorite sport their energy going. has to be basketball, “I love all Taking the position of a sports. Being a part of a team, formshooting guard on the court, Kokalising a strong bond, and being able to Fernandez relishes every minute of trust others are a few of my favorite playing time, whether it is at practice things about basketball.” or in an actual game. This senior is “I wake up every morning, and I can’t going to miss playing in college, but will take the lessons of teamwork, wait to get to school only so [that] I endurance, and skill with her in her can go to practice after,” says Erica.
heart. In addition to what she has learned, Kokalis-Fernandez has created many bonds with other people. Erica has decided to further her education either at Northern Colorado University or George Fox University in Oregon. The sport of basketball will be an option while in college, but her main focus right now is to soak in every minute of high school basketball and graduate.
Erica Kokalis-Fernandez shoots at the top of the free throw against Baldwin High School. Photo by Kokalis-Fernandez Family
Preparing for a Big Game By Josh Matsuda Pukalani, Maui- It is only natural for student athletes to be nervous or worried for a big game. Preparing yourself for the long battle at hand is a key to success and overcoming nerves.
takes that might be made because it will only worry you and work your nerves again. After long hard practices, student “Trust your athletes are ready for the game at team; push hand. Whether its football, basketball yourself as far or soccer, student athletes are ready to as you can, put all their hard work and effort from games are the practice into the real deal. payoffs of hard practices,” Some athletes have their very own routines or tradition before a game. “I said Dancil. Kamehameha Schools Varsity Warriors like to listen to my favorite music and Senior Wal- Photo by: Lokelani Patrick pray before a game,” senior Awapuhi ter Kahaialiÿi Dancil said. This is a good way to has his own calm yourself before a game. tradition, “We starts to get to you, remember that it’s sing the alma mater and Imua KameTo calm your nerves before a big just a game, and the most important hameha on the bus before games.” game, do something that makes your component is to have fun. “Just try to Creating tradition and routines can relax, listen to music, read a book, be relaxed, and then just explode onto help crack your nerves and make you talk to someone — anything that will the field,” Kahaialiÿi said. a more confident player. When the lower your nerves. Don’t get stressed stress of putting your best out there over who’s coming to watch or mis-
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Why you should attend a sports camp By Jessica Higa All over the world, from elementary to high school, students compete in a variety of sports and many athletes participate in sports camps to further their knowledge and, for some, to pursue dreams of becoming professional athletes. This past July, a few of our high school football players attended the Weber State Football Camp in Utah, led by the defensive Coach McBride of Weber State. Sports camps help improve a competitors’ skill and allow them to try different techniques. Keoni Wong, a senior, says, “Playing with people in the mainland and getting college coaches’ knowledge, and getting use to playing up there its different then Hawaii.” Senior Robert John Kukahiko, said, “There was a lot of competition between players, and I felt like I had to prove that I was a good player and could hit hard because we are from Hawaii, and we wanted to represent our state.” “We did a lot of speed drills, and I really enjoyed meeting top athletes from around the state. It was great,” said senior Walter Kahaialiÿi. Senior Mokihana Silva says, “I learned to try hard and push yourself to the best because that’s the only way you will excel in the things that you love to do.” Kahaialiÿi recommends going to a sports camp because, “It teaches
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you a lot about sports and teamwork, as well as developing speed and strength in whatever sport you do!” “I recommend this to anyone who wants to make them self better prepared”, Silva says. “If you want to make a difference in the upcoming football season don’t make excuses; just listen to what your coaches say and work harder then anyone else on the team. Always push your teammates to try harder … to be better. When it comes around to football season, and you know you worked hard in the off season, it will all pay off when you guys win MIL again,” were Silva’s last words. Sports camps build character and improve an athlete’s skill. Participants learn new techniques. There is always something new to learn.
THE CHALLENGE By Jessica Higa Professional Bull Riding, the world’s most dangerous sport, is coming to the islands on November 10th and 11th. Accompanying these two thousand pound bulls are their fearless challengers, the top riders in the nation. The Myron Duarte Maui Challenge is named after Maui’s own Myron Duarte, a professional bull rider who has earned a million plus dollars in his career and continues to compete. The location is to be determined, but there is a possibility that the event will be at War Memorial Stadium. At half time, it’s probable that local bull riders will be given a chance to demonstrate their talent. Following The Myron Duarte Maui Challenge, the professional bull riders and bulls, will travel to Oÿahu and entertain at the Neal Blaisdell Arena on November 17th and 18th. The event will be televised on Fox Sports. This is the first time Hawaiÿi has ever hosted a PBR event, and it should be an excellent thrill. Bull riding fans won’t have to sit through a rodeo because the PBR is all action, all excitement, and non-stop bull riding. Photo to the left: Myron Duarte ready to compete in the sport he loves bull riding. Photo By Mark Scott
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Out of the Park
the score 5-0 at the end of the second inning. Seabury was not going to go out of By Lucas Alo this game without putting up a fight, so at the top of the third inning they As the Kamehameha Warriors varsity baseball team stepped onto Mae- loaded up the bases, and with two outs, the Spartans’ batter stepped up hara Field in Wailuku, April 4, 2006, to the base. there was no doubt in their minds As fourth inning came up, the Warthat they were going to take this game riors were not about to lose their twoagainst Seabury Hall. At the end of the first inning, the Warriors were al- point lead. The only thing the Warriready up 1-0, but the scoring was not ors were looking to do was to increase that lead, and that is exactly what going to stop there. In the bottom of the second inning Bubba kukahiko no they did. At the bottom of the fourth inning, Micho Navarr slammed the only hit a single, but also brought ball and brought home Bubba Kukahome two of his teammates, making
hiko and Kameron Castillon for two points. But the points did not stop there. Dayton Alexander hit a single, sending home Mo Lau Hee, and the final score was 9-3. Even though the Warriors dominated the Seabury Spartans, there are still a few things which the Warriors could work on according to Lau Hee, “We should play the whole seven innings.” On the other hand, teammate Kyle Watanabe felt that it was a job well-done, “Our team played good we played as one,” he said.
Since the March 10 meet, several of our track and field members have “My family and friends are my inspira- made other accomplishments. Kation because they believe in me,” said maka Camarillo, a senior, placed first senior Dela Cruz. He said his goal is in the high jump at the Yamamoto “to improve my times from last seaInvitational on Saturday, April 1, to son.” clinch a gold medal with a height of
six feet one inch. The overall team placed third on the boys’ side and girls’ side at the Blue and White competition on Friday, April 7 and Saturday the 8th.
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ÿULUPALAKUA from A3 The “Torbet Plantation at Honua`ula” came with 1,600 livestock, a sugar mill, and the land. When the captain moved to Maui, he named this home the “Rose Ranch” after his wife Catherine’s favorite flower, Maui’s Lokelani Rose. The ranch quickly became one of Maui’s showplaces, known for its hospitality and its agricultural expertise. A regular to the ranch was Hawai`i’s Merry Monarch, King Kaläkaua and his wife Queen Kapi`olani. The King’s Cottage was built in 1874 especially for the visit of the monarch and his wife. The last sugar crop was processed at the ``Ulupalakua Mill in 1883, after the death of Makee in 1879. The area became a working cattle ranch. In 1963, after eight decades, current owner Pardee Erdman purchased the property, naming it the “`Ulupalakua Ranch.” Erdman and winemaker Emil Tedeschi joined resources to plant vineyards of grapes and gave Maui its first commercial wine. Here, in `Ulupalakua lies the most famous winery on Maui. Tedeschi Vineyards produces red, white, sparkling, and raspberry wines. In the tasting room, they offer samples of different wines amidst an awesome historical display of ranch activities. “Every day, there [are] at least ten tour buses that come through,” states
Photo by Asia Harman Tedeschi Vineyards Tasting Rooms changed the meaning of good-tasting wine.
Keauhou who works at the `Ulupalakua Ranch Store. Across from the winery, lies the `Ulupalakua Ranch Store. It first opened in 1849. There is a small deli inside with great prepared sandwiches using fresh beef or elk from the ranch. As you wander the store, you will notice some interesting signs on the wall
and fun souvenirs to take home with you. There is a veranda you can dine on or you can eat your lunch on the winery lawn. “When I think of `Ulupalakua the thought that comes to mind is branding cattle, hunting, and cruising with my family,” summed up sophomore Jake Wong who lives in nearby Kula.
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Entertainment Crowing Rooster or Hooting Owl? Are you a Day or Night Person? By Leslie Shirai
1. You had a typical Friday night. On Satur- ο False day morning, you get up after ten.
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2. You love the sunrise much more than the sunset.
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3. You have to get in shape, but you want to beat the heat. You plan to run early in the morning, rather than after dinner.
ο True ο False
8. Late night babysitting is a cinch.
ο True ο False
9. Getting up early on vacations is something you normally do.
ο True ο False
10. When the sun goes down, your spirits go up.
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15. When someone says “Meet me early in the morning,” you think they mean before ten A.M.
ο True ο False
16. You arrive at school knowing what’s happening in the world because you’ve had the time to read the newspaper or watch the news on TV.
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17. You love Daylight Savings Time. 11. You schedule most of you heavy classes for ο True 4. You save your homework until 9:00 P.M. the morning. You can make it past midnight before yawning. ο False ο True 18. You start to get hungry for dinner at ο True ο False around 8:00 P.M. ο False 12. Ten P.M. is not too late to call your buds. ο True 5. You want to catch the news. You tune in at ο True 11:00 P.M. ο False ο False 19. You always catch Saturday Night Live. ο True 13. Your favorite movie time is 9:00 P.M. ο True ο False ο True 6. Your favorite meal of the day is breakfast. ο False ο False 20. Bankers’ hours seem normal to you. ο True 14. Getting up early for trips and vacations ο True ο False never throws you. 7. In school, you’re most alert after lunch. ο False ο True ο True
Your Score True: 2, 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 20 Morning Glory! You love to get up early and get things done period. Also, you probably accomplished more because waking up early gives you more time to do things your own way. Other advantages are the privacy and peacefulness you can only find in the morning. True: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 18, and 19 Captain Midnight! You love going out late and sleeping past noon. You might be thought of as something of a procrastinator since you save your work for late at night. You’d rather watch the sunset than get up at a dreadful hour to see the sunrise, but in reality, it’s those late night genes that make you what you are.
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Lookin’ to the Stars What’s in the stars for you this month? Find out and have fun with your April horoscope.
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bring you in contact with those you find difficult to ways to make extra money. Make sure that new get along with. Difficulties with your mate may mates live up to your high standards. lead to estrangement. Your luckiest events will occur on a Monday. Your luckiest events will occur on a Saturday.
(July 23-Aug 22)
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Go out shopping this month. If everyone wants to do his or her own thing, let them. Don't believe everything you hear. You will feel better about yourself, and you may also meet potential lovers.
Remember that no one can Your mind may not be on the job. walk through your door if You should be looking at ways to there's someone standing in the spoil yourself. You will be relentdoorway. Listen to the problems less when it comes to getting your- of others and offer suggestions where possible. Be self back into shape. Follow careful when using machinery or electrical equipthrough on some of the good ideas that come up, ment. Your practical approach to life may charm and you could have a real winner of a deal. someone who has been observing you.
Your luckiest events will occur on a Saturday.
Your luckiest events will occur on a Thursday.
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The talk you have may be eye(Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) opening with regard to your Look for professional guidance if present situation. Be profesit will help unite the family. Matsional, and you will advance ters pertaining to your home much more quickly. You may be environment will be favorable if out of sorts if you have been extravagant or have let you are direct. Sign up for seminars that will exchildren or friends take advantage of you financially. Be careful not to divulge secret information pand your business awareness. You can make money, but try not to let it slip through your finthis month. gers. Your luckiest events will occur on a Sunday.
Your luckiest events will occur on a Tuesday.
Your luckiest events will occur on a Thursday.
(Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Don't push your mate if you want to keep this union going. You can increase the value of your dwelling. Look into residential moves that will give you more space. You can accomplish a lot if you work out of your home this month. Move forward if you want to turn your life around. Your luckiest events will occur on a Thursday.
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A little overtime may help you reduce the workload. You may be You may find that your anger more emotional than usual. RelaCommunication must be open, stems from lending or borrowing tionships will become stronger. precise, and honest. Be prepared money. You can meet a new Don't bother complaining, do the work yourself. for an active but rewarding day. romantic partner or secure the You must not let fellow workers love connection you already have Your luckiest events will occur on a Friday. take advantage of your fine talby going out and entertaining yourself. Look into ents. Opportunities to pamper yourself may uncareer choices and courses being offered. Be ag(Feb. 20-Mar. 20) fold. gressive and colorful, and you will get your way. Relationships will be erratic this month. You need to get out and have Your luckiest events will occur on a Tuesday. Your luckiest events will occur on a Monday. some fun to reduce tension. Travel (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) and creative hobbies will be your best (June 22-July 22) outlet. Accept the inevitable and continue to do Make sure that new mates live It's time to get yourself back up to your high standards. The your job. on track. Be discreet and don't Your luckiest events will occur on a Tuesday. answers can only come from reveal any personal informawithin. Try looking into new tion. Avoid functions that will — Leslie Shirai
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Jumbling Stumbling Gibberish By Leslie Shirai
Got time on your hands? Want to know how fast you can move your tongue? Have some fun with these tongue twisters. Enjoy! Directions: Try to say these phrases three times fast without tripping over your tongue.
1.A box of biscuits, a batch of mixed biscuits 2.Which wristwatches are Swiss
wristwatches? 3.Three free throws. 4.Mrs. Smith's Fish Sauce Shop. 5.Shy Shelly says she shall sew sheets. 6.I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit. 7.The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick. 8.Unique New York. 9.A skunk sat on a stump and
thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk. 10.Six thick thistle sticks. Six thick thistles stick. 11.Sam's shop stocks short spotted socks. 12.Knapsack straps. 13.Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better. 14.Inchworms itching. 15.Friendly Frank flips fine flapjacks. 16.Cheap ship trip.
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I Would Walk 500 Miles But I would walk 500 miles And I would walk 500 more Just to be the man who walked 1000 miles To fall down at your door -
N Ä K OA By Joshua Aquinde Did you know that April is National Foot Awareness Month? Every day our feet take massive poundings. On average, people walk about 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. Guess what? That’s equivalent to walking about 4 to 5 times around the world in the average lifetime, and the average day of walking, we put several hundred tons of force on our two little, complex feet.
Such a great tool to us, our feet contain about 25% of our bodies’ bones. Around 75% of Americans experience foot problems at some time during their lives. From fungal and The Proclaimers bacterial conditions, dry skin, corns and calluses to, warts, hammertoes, bunions, and spurs, foot problems are unpleasant and unwanted. People annually check their eyes and teeth and groom their hair, but always seem to forget the importance of their feet. April was made National Foot Health Awareness Month so that this importance is not passed over. Here’s a list of easy tips to help your feet:
Bigfoot lopes away due to bad foot hygiene.
The Tale of Fools
Don’t ignore foot pain if it occurs. If you need it, get help.
Inspect your feet on a regular basis. Take notice of changes of color and fungus.
Habitually wash your feet. Make sure to completely dry them.
Clip your toenails straight across and not too short. Take heed not to cut the corner or sides; this prevents ingrown toenails.
Wear shoes that fit properly. If you’re on a mission to get new shoes, buy them in the latter part of the day where your feet are at their largest.
Wear the right shoe for the right activity. If you’re running, wear running shoes.
Alternate what’s on your toes. Don’t wear the same pair of shoes everyday.
Be careful while walking barefooted. This increases the chance of injury and infection.
Be careful when using your own remedies for foot ailments. Self treatment can sometimes make a small problem into a big problem.
Don’t worry too much. Basics like toenail cutting, washing and drying your feet should keep away most problems.
The question is, who the heck started all it all? Where did all these Myth or Fact? False or True? The History of things come from and start? April Fools.April Fools Day. The day also known as “All Fools By Joshua Aquinde Day” has no real history or origin. However, the most widespread theory 24 hours filled with evolved simultaneously in several culunflattering jokes, tures at the same time. pranks, and mischieThe beginning of this Fool’s Tale vous doings. A whole starts in France in, the year 1582. 1440 minutes comPrior to this date, the celebration of mitted to laughter, the New Year lasted for eight days. sneaking, crying, and teasing. “The Starting on March 25th and culminatFirst of April is the day we remember ing all the way through April 1st. what we are the other 364 days of the While under the rule of Charles IX, year.” -- Mark Twain the Georgian calendar was introduced, April Fools Day is when it’s all legal changing the date to the New Year we to kick your friend with a sign on his now know, January 1st. back (with good judgment of course), With news only delivered by foot, replace some sugar with salt, and to many people didn’t find out about the put a gummy worm in the apple you change for several years. Some who give to your “favorite” teacher.
were too stubborn to believe refused to accept the new calendar and continued celebrating the New Year through April 1st. Because of their disbelief, those who disregarded the calendar were called “fools”. Sent on “Fools Errands” these people were teased and ridiculed. Over time April 1st evolved into a prank-playing, fun-filled tradition. Spreading to England and Scotland, the tradition of fools traveled to the American colonies and other places starting an international day of fun. Ranging from setting a roommates alarm clock a few hours early, to placing a “kick me” sign on a buddy, April 1st is a day full of fun and trickery usually followed with a large shout of “April Fools!” A theory or not? Who knows?
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Kalaupapa: Untouched by Time By Awapuhi Dancil
There are a few places in this world that can leave a person transformed – Kalaupapa on Moloka`i is one of them. I was blessed with the chance to go to Kalaupapa this past spring break along with four other Maui campus students and Kahu Wong. There we met with four more students from the Kapälama and Kea`au campuses along with Kahu Cordell, Kapälama campus chaplain. The main purpose of the trip was for us students to serve the community through yard work or other chores.
and lived together. We became a family. In fact, two of the students on the trip discovered they were family. Ki`i Pundyke and Shalysse Gramberg discovered that they were half sisters while in Kalaupapa. Needless to say, it was an emotional reunion. The most amazing thing about Kalaupapa was the people. The patients who remained on Kalaupapa were visibly scarred by Hansen’s disease, but that was outshone by the joy on their faces. We had the chance to go to a lu`au after church service, where we enjoyed good food and even better music. One of the patients was dancing while Kahu Cordell played his ukulele, and two of the students preformed a hula for everyone. Every single person in that room was smiling and singing; I had never been in a happier place in my life. It was a party that was celebrating life in a place that was historically filled with death.
Historically, Kalaupapa was where those who had leprosy were sent to live in a colony. It has a sad history, and some of the patients live there today. I flew to Kalaupapa expecting to give to a If I could share one thing with you hurting community, but I was not pre- about Kalaupapa, it’s this: you must pared for the valuable lessons that experience it yourself. I have so many community would give me instead. stories, so many lessons, and so many Since Kalaupapa has such a small pictures; I could never share all of them population, I learned what it meant to in this paper. One thing that concerns enjoy silence. There were no distrac- me about Kalaupapa is that its future tions there, and it was as if the entire is uncertain. Realistically, the remaintown had been ignored by time. The ing patients will pass away, and then houses looked historic, the people were what next? Kalaupapa sits on Hawaiso relaxed, and the scenery so stunning ian homelands, so technically the govthat it stole my heart after the first day. ernment could take the land back. But It was almost as if you could feel the then would be developed, and I think, place. We were surrounded by majestic the history lost. Or Kalaupapa could cliffs on one side (it was on a penin- become a ,National Park, preserved for sula), and ocean on the other. The future generations to learn about and church we stayed in was right next to enjoy. The land is beautiful, and I sinthe ocean, so we could always hear the cerely hope human greed won’t destroy surf. When we went on a tour around it with development. So when you hear the peninsula, I saw rainforests and about the fate of Kalaupapa in your caves hidden in ocean-cliffs that future, please don’t ignore it. If you seemed to come straight out of old Ha- have a voice, try to preserve this special waii. The landscape was always beauti- place. And when you visit – and I hope ful, and put me in complete awe of na- you will – may it touch you as deeply as it did me. ture. While I was there I also learned the value of fellowship. All the students who were on the trip became fast friends; soon we had our own inside jokes and spent most of our time laughing about random topics like the “ancient” mower that refused to work. While we were there, we worked, ate,
Kalaupapa mission team poses after a day of touring the peninsula. Photo by Avis Wong
It’s Almost Done...Little Do You Know, It’s Just Begun By Haylee Kepani
“Make sure you go to college.” “Fill out those applications.” “Make sure you meet the deadlines.” I remember my mom telling me all those things about going to college and “making something of myself”. I can’t believe that that time is finally here. It’s right around the corner. We are all finishing up our senior projects, we’re all getting those grades up, and we’re finally into the fourth quarter. I’m in awe at how fast our high school days flew by. So many of my friends know exactly what they are going to do. One of my friends got accepted to a college in California and knows already what he is going to study. He’s even thought about his plans after college. Another friend said she’s only halfway ready to go to college because of all the new things that will be expected of her. She isn’t sure what she is going to study, but college representatives say that a little more than 50% of graduating seniors go into the same “major” — undecided. I think, somewhere down the line, we’re all going to miss home. We are definitely going to miss mom and dad, the home we live in, the animals around the house, and, of course, our friends. Some friends are going to college together, but for those of us who are going our separate ways, I know we seriously fear being away from each other. Not all of us know what to expect when we go to college. Some of us fear the independence, while others are scared of the classes. Some will miss home while others are ready to move out and about. Whatever our fears are or whatever may excite us the most, we made it. We’re finally going to college, and we’re all going to make the best of ourselves. Good luck to you! Great job to those who are pursuing their dreams! To all the underclassmen, keep working at it; you’ll get there soon enough, don’t worry.
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my opinion, I went out and talked to a few of our fellow classmates, upperclassmen and underclassmen.
What? More Stress? By Haylee Kepani This editorial is going to be a little different. Instead of the entire article being
For the seniors, the biggest part of their year was their senior project. The seniors began their projects in August and have been bending over backwards to make sure to meet every deadline.
Almost nine months have passed since we began school in August, and the school year is almost over. As the year I talked to a some of them about draws near its end, we all tend to look back the Hoÿike Nui, and here’s what they had to and evaluate. say:
What were the hardships you encountered?
What was the easiest part of the project?
What did you find fun about this project?
What was the worst part about the process?
What would you change about the process?
What are your words of wisdom for the upcoming seniors?
Picking a topic, making a thesis, and putting together my senior product because of unfortunate events. Time management
To be honest, I haven’t come across a single easy part yet.
Nothing yet. I think the only time I will have fun is when it’s over and done with.
Researching to make the six page paper
I would have procrastinated a lot less.
DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. As hard as that may be, don’t let yourself slip
Coming up with a topic and product
Creating my portfolio wasn’t that hard.
Research and putting the paper together
I would have like to see a lot less confusion since so many people were lost on so many different levels.
Meet all deadlines because every single one is important.
Loss of sleep
It was more easy than hard because it’s something that I like to do.
My product would have to take this one again because, like I said, I like doing it.
Confusion, definitely confusion
I wouldn’t have procrastinated as much as I did and maybe would have gone to my seminar teacher and advisor a little more.
Don’t put off ‘til tomorrow, what you can do today.
Time management, making time, less sleep, balancing project and sports
There wasn’t really anything easy about this; after all, it’s not supposed to be easy at all.
There was nothing; once again, not supposed to be the most fun thing you will ever do.
Confusions and miscommunications
I would have tried to balance my life with my school work a little better.
All I would say is that you shouldn’t procrastinate, but if you don’t believe me, then too bad, find out the hard way!
I recently spoke with Kumu Ku`ulei, a senior seminar teacher and advisor, who had a great deal to say about our senior projects.
Although Kumu Ku`ulei saw lots of delay with the students, she was also very optimistic after seeing that there is a lot of potential in the students. Being that this is the first year of the senior project, unfortuKumu Ku`ulei told me that of all the com- nately, many reported that organization plications that arose during the project, was a big issue. Hopefully, next year, there procrastination was the biggest. “I would will be less confusion as everyone is suphave loved to see more effort on the stuposed to be on the same page. Although it dents’ part and not as much procrastinamay not seem like it, the teachers know tion. I would have really liked to see more what it’s like to do a senior project...believe student effort to finish it in a timely manit or not, they did one too, once. ner.”
Overall, as someone who has actually finished her paper, project, and presentation, it was an “interesting” experience. It was hard and confusing, but I think that the senior project is good for us because we learn more and more about ourselves. I learned how to organize a little better, how important time is, and how important it is to practice time management. We all hate it, but the end is drawing near!! Now, we get to cheer on the underclassman and watch as they struggle.
Disclaimer: Ka Leo O Na Koa is a publication of the journalism classes of Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus. The views expressed are those of the student writers and editors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the KSBE or its representatives.
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Building Character By Awapuhi Dancil Among the students of the Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus there is a vast array of ethnicities, characters, hopes, dreams, and maturity levels. However, there is one common denominator, one universal concern that is on the mind of every KS student. Yes, it’s community service. The 60 hours of community service have been the constant complaint of some students, especially seniors who are nearing graduation with a record low of five hours. However, community service is one graduation requirement that also builds character. As high school students, it’s easy to get absorbed in our own needs, wants, and dramas. Community service is one way of reminding us that there is a world out there, with bigger needs, bigger wants, and much bigger dramas. Community service is also a way of giving back to the island of Maui. In all honesty, I don’t think very many students would, of their own initiative, go out and serve the community. Having a requirement is a way of making sure students remain involved. After talking about community service with many of my classmates, I came up with a generalized opinion on the subject: grudging thankfulness. Community service can be difficult to do, since it requires genuine effort and determination to complete. Some seniors view service as more of a burden than an opportunity. Common complaints are: no time, no interesting events, or (ironically) no opportunities. However, there are students who think community service is beneficial to personal growth. It is a chance to build character, and to Mälama the land our ancestors valued so much. So here’s a warning underclassmen: Complaining about community service won’t complete your hours. Get it done early, have fun doing it, and view community service as your way of giving back.
court, crafts for people of all ages, games, dunk tank, country store and an art gallery. At the silent auction, you will be able to purchase hotel stays, dinners, tours, student class baskets, and more. There Attendees mingle among the booths of last year’s Ho`olaule`a. will also be a logo booth Photo by Lokelani Patrick where you can purchase Ho`olaule`a t-shirts, 2nd Annual bags, and golf towels. Alaka`i Ho`olaule`a Peleka, the Morning Goddess from KPOA will be the master Upcoming of ceremonies for the day.
By Chandra Davis
The second annual Ho`olaule`a for the Maui Campus is coming up tomorrow, Saturday, April 22nd. The event starts at 9:00 and lasts throughout the day until 2:00. The Ho`olaule`a is put together by Parent Communications Coordinator, Lokelani Patrick, student groups, the PTSO, and alumni. The purpose of this event is to raise money to go towards education and growth benefits to students, such as field trips, preseason sports events, clubs, and others. Last year was the first Ho`olaule`a where there was lots of food, arts and crafts, and many other activities. Many people showed up, and the amount of money raised was estimated at about $28,000! This year will feature students performing music and dance, a silent auction, food
The grand result of two hours of community service on Kalaupapa. Photo by Kalani Wong
Tips on Community service: Take advantage of every opportunity the school gives you. Check your e-mail and the counseling center for new opportunities Serve the community in a way you would enjoy (I.E. If you like working with your hands help build a house with Habitat for Humanity) Serve in a place near you (it’s your community after all!) Get it done as soon as possible, graduation is sooner than you think!!
Kahu Kalani Wong thinks the Ho`olaule`a is a great event. “It gets people to help students so that they don’t have to put out money themselves.” Last year, Kahu Wong had a booth for the on-campus club Teens Under Construction. “My favorite part about this event was seeing all the people who came to support Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus.” The new features of this year are a Hawaiian plate lunch to add to the food menu, a scholastic book fair, and an art gallery where you can browse student artwork with mud pie and Kona blend coffee from Café Ho`olaule`a Some of the other food that will be on the menu is pizza, chili and rice, chow fun, hot dogs, Caesar salad, and of course, shave ice and ice cream. It is an event for people of all ages. There are so many things to do and good food to eat. See you there!
Ka Leo o Nä Koa Staff: Ms. Kye Haina Manager / Editor Mana Brown Sports Editor Haylee Kepani Hawaiian Language Editor
Lynndy Klevin Copy Editor Asia Harman Features Editor Shahlise Wainui Entertainment Editor Chandra Davis Editorial Editor
First senior projects, second Ho'olaule'a, sophomore banquet