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Inside this issue... The iDroixus A2-3

Tech Puzzle D1

Cell phone companies are clamoring to get their hands on the latest smart phones, but in the teenage market, the competition can be pared down to three: the iPhone, the Droid, and the up and coming Nexus One. Editor Kyle Deeley reviews all three.

Unscramble technology words to reveal a secret message.

E-Books A7 They’re portable, lightweight, and versatile. E-readers, like the Kindle, have found fans at KSM.

Student Survey D1 What inventions do you want to see?

Twitter-lympics D2 See what USA athletes were tweeting on the road to the Olympics.

Facebook Editorial F1 So, Facebook is now blocked on campus. What’s a student to do?




Reviews...C1 Opening Night...B1

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I will start off by saying this: I own a Droid and, in my eyes, it can do no wrong. That said, the Droid is a truly spectacular piece of hardware. It runs Android 2.0, the latest version of Google’s up and coming operating system, and has access to the development community that makes Android based platforms so popular. Because Android is an open-source operating system, anyone can create an application and sell it in the Android marketplace. This is in direct opposition to Apple’s policy of restricting developers from posting applications to their marketplace, a policy I call “Maccentrism.” COMPARISON TO iPHONE With any smart phone, comparisons to the iPhone must inevitably be drawn. The Droid feels more like a tool than its Apple-y counterpart. It’s brick-esque body is far less stylish than the


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iPhone’s sleek curves, but its utilitarian look can be a turn-on to those looking for something with a little heft. While the Droid’s camera boasts two more megapixels than the iPhone’s, the pictures are frequently grainy, blurry, and generally inferior. The touch screen on the Droid is responsive, but if you have moist skin, you may find actions like flicking to be a little sticky, though tapping works great. Android 2.0 supports multi touch, but that feature is not inherent on the Droid. I have never had a problem with coverage on Maui, but the GPS can be a little finicky indoors. The Droid’s built in speaker has excellent sound quality and is loud enough to fill a noisy room with Muzak. OVERALL All in all, the Droid is a functional phone. The interface is simple and easy to use, and it will do almost anything you ask it to do. I do not believe that this phone is the fabled “iPhone killer” because it’s so simple and new and has not had time to amass the army of apps that the iPhone has. I do predict, however, that with its expanded development community, the number of Android apps will soar past the iPhone’s within the next three years.

Apple iPhone The thing that really made the iPhone great was the application store. Here, apps can be downloaded for free or at a cost depending on the developer. The iPhone has an app for everything from finding restaurants to improving reaction time. The quality of the applications varies, but most work well. In addition to functioning as a mobile phone, the iPhone has all the functionality of an iPod Touch, including the ability to sync with iTunes and download music. The phone is 3G enabled, which makes music downloading and Internet browsing a breeze.

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HTC Nexus One

The integrated Safari browser looks great and displays pages as they were meant to be seen. This is the real Internet you’re getting, not some watered down mobile version. I must give special mention to the iPhone’s camera. Although it is only 3 megapixels, its pictures are spectacular. They are amazingly clear, and a variety of applications allow users to add effects and warp their pictures in fun ways. This is the best camera I have ever seen on a phone. The only real complaint about the iPhone is centered on its service provider. AT&T 3G coverage is notoriously spotty and can be a hindrance to users. Barring this shortcoming, the iPhone is the phone to have.

Google’s Nexus One partnership with HTC looks like the lovechild of the iPhone and the Droid. It has managed to combine the functionality and open source coding of the Droid with the elegance and sleek design of the iPhone. This phone looks fantastic, but early reviewers were left unimpressed. COMPARISON TO DROID The Nexus One runs Android 2.1, which is one step above the Droid’s operating system. This update is mainly cosmetic to make the phone more user-friendly. The Droid has only three screens to store applications, and the rest fall into a giant list. Android 2.1 has two additional “home screens” and has organized the giant list graphically and alphabetically. Google has also overhauled the drab gallery application, which can now display pictures in faux 3D. A final completely useless but cool-looking update allows wallpapers on this home screen to animate when you touch them. The processor of the Nexus One is slightly faster than the Droid’s, but not sufficiently so to show any marked increase in application load times. The Nexus One also lacks a physical keyboard and relies on Google’s unreliable virtual keyboard and voice recognition for text input. One area that could use improvement is the internal speaker. The midrange sounds tinny and makes conference calling unpleasant. Nexus One is equipped with all of the standard 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and

CDMA connections. The camera on the Nexus One has a slightly faster focus time than the Droid, and its pictures are significantly clearer. Still, since it debuted after the Droid, I would expect more in general. Currently, this phone is from T-Mobile with a two-year contract for $179.00. You can also buy an unlocked Nexus One and choose your own provider for $529.00, or wait until spring when Verizon and Vodaphone picks it up. OVERALL After taking a close look, I must say I am unimpressed. I expected the partnership of HTC and Google to produce a better product than this to hail as the “Google phone.” It is a perfectly good piece of hardware, but it did not blow me away.

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Top: Maui County Mayor Charmaine Tavares further explains her game plan for weathering the economic downturn in a post state of the county address press conference. Top right: Mayor Tavares receives a standing ovation following her address in the county council chambers. Among audience members are her mother, Harriet Tavares (in red lei), and Oÿahu Mayor Mufi Hannemann (at center front). Bottom right: Print and broadcast journalism students from Maui county high schools question the mayor on a range of topics including water reclamation, Furlough Fridays, property taxes, costs and benefits of promoting tourism, and the state's plan to reclaim an estimated $20 million in transient accommodations tax from state coffers.

Mayor Tavares tackles Maui economic challenges Mayor Tavares’ has the local economy at the top of her list in her annual state of the county address By KAYIO TUBERA, news writer

WAILUKU − ”Responsible spending, careful decision making and constant monitoring have kept us moving forward, but now we are reaching a new phase of the game,” said Maui County Mayor Charmaine Tavares in her 2010 State of the County address Feb. 11 at the county building. Mayor Tavares’ main objective was managing Maui’s economy. Due to a downturn in tourism, an industry that brings in 80% of the county’s revenue, the county’s economy has suffered dramatically. In the past year, the mayor’s administration has managed to avoid reductions in public services for two years by, “cutting costs, deferring spending so savings could be carried over to the next year, and by concentrating on energy and fuel conservation,” she said. Along with the county’s low revenue, if the State Legislature supports Governor Linda Lingle’s proposal to take away each county’s share of the Tran-

sient Accommodations Tax revenue, commonly known as the hotel room tax, Maui will suffer an increased shortfall estimated at around $70 million. Maui County’s original budget included $20 million from TAT income. The county uses revenue from the TAT to pay for services and infrastruc-

“We have to stay in the game.” — Mayor Charmaine Tavares on persevering in a down economy

ture that are used by the visitor industry. By taking away that revenue, the tax burden would shift to the community. Mayor Tavares said that she, along with the mayors of Honolulu, Kauaÿi, and the Big Island, is fighting this revenue cut. “It’s an issue of fairness,” said Mayor Mufi Hanneman. “Your mayor is right when she says that the TAT is an important issue….You have a good mayor here,” he said after the address. A large part of Mayor Tavares’ plan to raise the county’s revenue is to im-

prove Maui County’s energy sustainability. Working with the Maui County Energy Alliance, Tavares is looking to make the county more efficient. But this will take time, she said. The electricity grid is years away from being able to handle the new energy technologies that are coming on the market. “You’ve heard of the smart grid,” she said, “right now, we still have a ‘dumb grid’.” The power grid is currently unable to safely handle the excess electricity that results from consumer and industry cogeneration, and Tavares said all that extra power is just being shut down and wasted. Rather than cutting jobs and projects, Tavares said she is looking for small changes that could save the county money. These changes may include closing the landfill one or two days a week or shortening their hours, moving to once a week residential trash pick up, and closing one or two of the county’s swimming pools or putting them on an alternating schedule. Other ways to raise revenue are to (Continued on page A5)

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Cambra takes top honors at state art competition By SHELBY LYNCH, features writer

Senior Mahea Cambra was one of four Hawaiÿi students who took top honors in the photography portfolio category at the statewide Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. Cambra received a gold pin called a “gold key,” and her portfolio is being sent to New York City to be displayed among other student work in Carnegie Hall and to compete for a $10,000 scholarship. She said that she learned about the competition very close to the entry deadline. “At first, I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to enter because I didn’t have a lot of time to get new material to create a new portfolio for the competition. But I thought I could just submit some of my work that I already have,” Cambra said.

“I wanted to get my work out there to gain exposure, so people could see Maui in a different perspective.”


Above: Senior Mahea Cambra, visual arts endorsee, prepares to add her signature to the wall of winners at the 2010 Scholastic Art Awards held at Hawaiÿi State Art Museum in the State Capitol on Oÿahu on Saturday, Feb. 6. Left: Cambra displays her award certificate with her art teacher and mentor Angie Abe.

— Senior Mahea Cambra Scholastic gold key honoree

When she found out that she had won a top honor, she said, “I was kind of in shock, so I didn’t believe it. A student told me at first, so I shed a few tears, and I wasn’t sure what to believe. Then I went to see Mrs. Abe and asked if it was true, but by that time my mom was more excited than I was.” She also said the first thing that went through her mind was, “Oh my God! New York!” Then she said the $10,000 that was up for grabs at nationals was on her mind the rest of the day. Angie Abe, who teaches the photography classes at Kamehameha Maui (Continued from page A4)

increase the fee for the Maui Bus and increase fuel and vehicle weight taxes. She said that she is not in favor of reducing or eliminating bus service, because it has recently increased routes and service, something she said Maui has needed for awhile. Driving a hybrid car herself, Tavares is also looking at increasing fuel efficiency in county vehicles. In a student press conference imme-

and who has been Cambra’s mentor over three years said that, “This is the most prestigious art award; it is also the oldest in the United States.” Cambra’s was one of 1,100 entries in this year’s competition, the most entries for Hawaiÿi in many years. According to Scholastic, the portfolios are the most challenging entries. diately following her speech, Mayor Tavares said, “We have to be thoughtful about what the impacts are and how it affects the community.” City and County of Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hanneman, big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi, and Kauai County Mayor Bernard Carvalho were all represented. The program was opened by Senior and Eagle Scout Daniel Borge who led the audience in the pledge of allegiance.

They are judged most critically because they represent a student’s comprehensive body of work. Abe said, “This year, the competition was definitely tougher than ever. All the tough entries is the reason that I am so proud of Mahea for this achievement because this is the first time, as art teachers, that our students have gone through a whole program. They usually jump around, but Mahea was prepared for this type of competition. She had gone through the whole program.” Cambra said, “I wanted to get my work out there to gain exposure, so people could see Maui in a different perspective than the typical tourist sees it. The first thing they think is tropical paradise, but we have a lot of industrial things, too. There are always misconceptions of places and one of them is that Hawaiÿi is the epitome of paradise.” She also said, “I want to win, make an impression on people and get the scholarship so I can go to college and learn.” Cambra’s work is on display at the Hawaii State Art Museum until April 4.

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HOSA students place at regionals; go on to states By NOELLE KAULUPALI, news writer

The Kamehameha Schools Health Occupations Students of America club is now preparing for the state competition after doing well in the regional competition on January 18, 2010, at Lähainaluna High School. Advisors Brandy Cajudoy and Kyle Fujii are helping the regional finalists prepare for the next level of competition. Kamehameha Schools HOSA club had three first place winners and seven second place winners. The Health Occupations Students of America competition is made up of two parts; first is a written test and second is a performance test that varies by category. The top three competitors from each category advance from the regional to the state competition. Junior Ty Nakama competed in the Biotechnology category and won second place at the regional competition. “To prepare for the competition I have to read, study, and memorize all I can about biotechnology,” said Nakama. “The first part of competition I have 50 multiple choice problems. The sec-

ond part is a sort of physical challenge. There are 4 different possible physical challenges that you have to be prepared for,” Nakama said. Seniors Cameron Yee and Kainalu Yen studied and competed in the CPR/ First Aid category and won first place. Although they qualify for the state competition they will not be competing due to an upcoming trip. Junior Kalei Tamashiro placed second in Dental Spelling at the regional competition. She said, “For me the first part of the competition was a written test. They gave you the definition of the dental term and then you had to choose the word that was the correct spelling. The second part was more like a spelling bee where we had to pick a number and then the number corresponded to a dental word and we had to spell it out loud,” said Tamashiro. Librarian Ramona Ho, along with Cajudoy and Fujii, help the HOSA students prepare for the competition by ordering books on the specific competition topics for them to study from. “Mrs. Ho plays a great part in getting

Maui District HOSA Results 1st Place


Olivia Borge

Veterinary Assisting

Cameron Yee & Kainalu Yen

CPR/First Aid

Danielle Aruda

Human Growth & Development

2nd Place


Kalei Tamashiro

Dental Spelling

Chelsea Rabago

Expository Health Poster

Ashley Akima

Human Growth & Development

Beth Onaga

Veterinary Assisting

Ty Nakama


Abby Okazaki

Medical Math

Kuanoni Kanaiaupio-Crozier


the books we need for our club, and we appreciate it each year,” Cajudoy said. She said that Fujii will go with the students to the national competition, and she will go to the state competition. The state competition is on Oÿahu on March 22. The winners will move on to the national competition in Florida.

1,000 students gather for cancer research at annual Relay for Life Kamehameha Maui students group up for the fundraising relay By KAIO TUBERA, staff writer


Top: High school students cheer on cancer survivors as the officially kick off the relay. Above: KSM students set up their camp for the night.

Groups from all Maui high schools gathered at War Memorial Stadium on Feb. 6 for the Eightieth Annual Maui All-Youth Relay for Life fundraiser. Each participant raised money to support cancer research. Some walked in honor of a loved one,

others were simply there for a good time, but all contributed by taking turns, walking or running around the track from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Each team was required to have one member on the track, logging the number of laps traveled on a punch card. The team with the most laps achieved at the end of the night won a prize. (Continued on page A7)

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Is an eReader for you? Pros: Rare books always available Stores 1,000s of books Environmentally friendly (no paper) Text-to-speech software Lower cost in the long run Lower cost per title Lightweight, 10.3 oz Slim design Download anywhere via Wi-Fi Receives daily newspapers Receives magazines Enlargeable text for impaired vision Can add annotations

Cons: Not all titles available Fragile Initial cost for device Low supply at times Needs recharging Limited battery life Parts can wear out Readers themselves not degradable Screens hard to see in daylight No actual pages to turn Obsolescence as technology develops

which allows you to read books purchased for the Kindle on your iPhone. He likes is that it synchronizes your page between devices, in other words, it keeps your place. The app was released on March 4, and within days, it became the most popular book app in the iPhone App Store according to eBooks can hold thousands of books at one time, and most devices have the option to convert computer text documents to eBook formats.

Kumu Pueo Pata also owns a Kindle. He said, “I can store from 2,000 to 4,000 books and files just on this little device that fits in the palm of my hand. I don't have enough room in my house for that many books! Also, it's so convenient for both work and pleasure reading because I can cross-reference documents at the push of a button and add limitless highlights and notes!” Senior Alex Maielua researched eBooks for his senior project. “They’re beneficial for students because they’re less stress on your back, safer for the environment, and easily accessible,” he said He thinks they should replace traditional textbooks in the classroom. Recently, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to do away with some printed material, in favor of eBooks. Eliminating the cost of updating printed books will save the state money he said in an interview with the California newspaper The Guardian.

a skin cancer survivor of 13 years.” Students from Kamehameha Schools had a good time taking pictures at the photo booth, playing games, and participating in Zumba lessons, and all proceeds from the event went to the American Cancer Association. Events were designed to keep participants awake and active over the 12-hour

overnight period. Four-time participant senior Kuanoni Kanaiaupio-Crozier said, “This is one of my favorite days of the year.” The events were held throughout the night because “the twelve hours of Relay For Life symbolize cancer, the disease that never sleeps.” said co-chair Michelle Balala.


Kumu Pueo Pata shows the features of his Kindle brand e-book reader in the school hallway.

eBooks find readers at KSM By ARIEL KAHAHANE, News Writer

Several on campus use eBooks and eReaders, specialized devices to read them. The most popular device is the Amazon Kindle, released in 2007. eBooks are digital copies of their printed predecessors. They can be read on personal computers, a dedicated reader like the Kindle or the Nook, and even on an iPhone. Junior Nohea Duro received a Kindle for his birthday. His favorite feature is the iPhone Kindle application or “app” (Continued from page A6)

This year’s theme was “Celebrating More Birthdays.” The event drew support from approximately 1,000 students, chaperones, and organizers. Among the crowd were survivors like Rita Rithford, who introduced herself as “a breast cancer survivor of 24 years, a colon cancer survivor of 18 years, and

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Haiti at-a-glance Fact box by ARIEL KAHAHANE

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School spirit week raises money for Haiti After the devastating earthquake, donations are badly needed. Update and story by KAÿIO TUBERA, news writer

Map Source: U.S. Department of State

Location: on the island of Hispaniola, next to the Dominican Republic Capital: Port-au-Prince Languages: French and Haitian Creole Main industries: sugar refining, flour milling, textiles, and cement Agriculture: coffee, mangoes, sugar cane, rice, corn and wood Population: About 9,780,000 Economic: Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere Government: Republic Size: 27,750 sq km (Slightly smaller than Maryland)

After the Haiti earthquake that killed over 200,000 people on January 23, relief came in the form of donations and manpower from all over the world. Kamehameha Maui students did their part during the spring spirit week, Feb. 8-11. During Spring Spirit Week, students dressed up in school colors, college tshirts, class t-shirts and Valentine colors on the different days of the week. Students were also given red envelopes to put money into. They could then “feed” the envelopes to the dragon receptacle in the dining hall for Haiti relief. The envelopes and dragon

February 19, 2010 A8 will be available for donations throughout February, according to Naomi Ashman, student activities coordinator. In addition, “Students were able to buy stuffed gorillas and teddy bears, balloon hearts, goodie boxes filled with candy, cupcakes, heart shaped pillows, and sweetheart candies during lunch for their valentines,” said student body president, Erin Ventura. All $132.50 in proceeds from the Valentine sales and all red envelope donations are going to one of three Christian relief agencies: World Vision, Samaritan’s Purse or Feed the Children. Other spirit activities included a visit from the Air Force Band of the Pacific on Monday, presentation of the State Farm Shift into Safety grant and a winter sports assembly on Friday, and the annual distribution of iFlurtz survey results – a printout that pairs students with classmates and celebrities based on compatibility data they provided in a survey.

Climate: Tropical; semiarid where mountains cut off trade winds. Source: the World Bank, CIA, U.S Bureau of Consular Affairs, and The Embassy of Haiti

Right place, wrong time for Wright By ROYAL AFAGA, features writer

From junior proms to senior balls, students have gone to the King Kamehameha Golf Club for special occasions, but not many know about the building itself. Although it has its official name, it is also known as the Marilyn Monroe house because the actress and husband Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible, were having the house built in Connecticut when they divorced and construction was stopped. The design was bought, adapted for public use, and constructed in Waikapü. The building has a 4,300 square-foot ballroom with a panoramic view of Maui’s North Shore to Maÿalaea.

The designer is Frank Lloyd Wright, the greatest American architect of alltime, according to the American Institute of Architects. Wright’s designs are seen in England, Japan, Canada, and America, but the Kamehameha Golf Club is the only Wright-designed building in Hawaiÿi. Wright is best known for his prairie style architecture which can be identified by its low ceilings, spacious rooms, natural lighting, and angular construction. He is also known for his ability to build use natural landscapes and formations to complement his work. These features can be seen in the club. The King Kamehameha Golf Club


This portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright hangs in the stairwell at the “Marilyn Monroe House.”

has a large ballroom with windows that allow lots of natural light in. The building itself is built into the surrounding mountains reflecting the use of natural landscapes in his work.

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Class of 2013 Class of 2012 Class of 2010 By JAENALYN MATEIAKA, class president

By TUIMANA MATEIAKA, class president

By CAMERON YEE, class president

There’s a saying that says, “You can look at a glass as half-empty or halffull.” The freshman class can relate to that as they look at the school year being half-way done, yet having half-way to go. Being half-way-done means there’s no turning back; grades for the first semester are unchangeable, friendships made are everlasting, and activities have made an impact on what high school life is all about. Having half-way to go means continued sleepless nights of studying, more activities with friends, and knowing that the end is in sight. Something else that is in sight is the Freshman Banquet, Saturday, February 20. The color scheme is black and white. Buckle up, because this class is in for a ride!

Sophomores will glow and light up the dance floor at their upcoming "Neon Night" banquet to be held on Saturday, February 27.Classmates and guests will celebrate their last formal event of the year as tenth-graders. The Class of 2012 has also selected their academies of choice and are making the best of their last few remaining months of school. The countdown to the end of sophomore year is definitely on with Spring Break right around the corner, steak plates at Ho`olaule`a in April and then bidding our brothers and sisters farewell for the summer as time flies by.

2010 has been a great year for the seniors so far. Time is passing faster than ever and graduation seems only days away. Excitement is stirring within the senior class with Mauna Ala and Project Grad to look forward to. But for now they spend their time and energy battling that infamous senioritis. Along with battling senioritis, seniors are working hard with scholarships and mapping out their future. Many seniors have already heard and are yet to hear great news from colleges as they get ready to journey on with their lives. Good luck seniors!


What legacy will you leave?

Message from the president By ERIN VENTURA, president, Associated Students of Kamehameha Schools Maui Photo by DANIEL BORGES

In January, Principal Dr. Warren Hitz, senior Chase Bell, and a group of upperclassmen worked to bring our school closer together through talk-story sessions.

Class of 2011 By KELLY LUIS, class president

“Nothing But the Best” is quickly approaching. At the King Kamehameha Golf Course on March 6, 5-10 p.m., the junior class will be stepping into vintage glamour. Top hats, feathers, jewels, and more will be waiting forr the class of 2011. The decorations are ready, the prom forms are in, the hall of fame is set, the buffet is selected, and the DJ and photographer are ready to go. However, there are still many things that need to be done. If you would like to help, please talk to Ms. Frampton or the junior class officers. The purpose of each session was to rejuvenate school pride as well as to review the Hawaiian values that help our school to thrive. As students, we were all posed the question, “What legacy will you leave?” For the senior class, our time in high school is rapidly winding down. I would hope that we could all leave Kamehameha Schools knowing that we have had a positive influence on the students who will follow us. It is never too early or late for you to make a difference in someone’s life. Freshmen, your time in high school has just begun. Have fun, find yourselves, but also think about your positive legacy because your time in high school will fly by. Juniors, you will soon be the leaders of


Above: Seniors Holden Takahashi and Noah Facuri laugh with their guest Aaron Ross while standing in line at the 2010 Senior Ball buffet. The ball was held at the Kamehameha Golf Club Jan. 30. The theme was Fire and Ice. Far Left: Sophomore Pono Cabanas tries to walk a straight line wearing special goggles that simulate the effects of alcohol consumption at Thursday’s Shift into Safety assembly.

our campus, so think about what kind of leaders you would like to be. I hope that whatever type you choose to be will have a positive influence on our high school. And sophomores, focus on your legacy. You have almost completed your second year of high school, and you are halfway done. You are our future. The decisions you make will directly affect every one of us. We will always be affiliated with Kamehameha Schools, so be constructive in helping to strive in the right direction. As Dr. Hitz told the senior class, “People will remember you by the footprints that you leave because after you are gone all that will be left are the marks that you have made with the school.”

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The Last Installment in an Epic tale of Destruction Photos and Story by KYLE DEELEY, Sports Editor


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This is the end of the road for the unwanted... nce cars have been towed off the streets of Maui, and failed to be sold at auction, some are towed to SOS Scrap Metal. Here the cars are processed and sold as scrap. The first stage in processing these car is to remove any potentially hazardous components from the vehicle. These include the wheels and tires, the radiator, the battery, the gas tank, transmission fluid, oil, and alternators. All of these could contaminate a shipment of scrap. Once these components have been removed, the cars are taken to a huge crushing apparatus called a baler. The machine is capable of exerting over 3,000 pounds of force on a car. It takes about one minute to crush a car into a compact 3 foot x 3 foot cube.

Step 1: Potentially hazards like the tires, fluids, and batteries are removed from the car.

The baler’s crane claw shatters the windows of a car as it lifts the vehicle into the crusher.

The cars are picked up by a colossal crane arm, capable of lifting several tons. They are then dropped into the crusher where a powerful piston drives a metal plate into the front of the car while a metal door presses in from the top. Once the crushing is complete, the

crane arm picks up the new cube of scrap and drops it in a pile next to the crusher. From here, the cars are sold to various buyers, both on O’ahu and the mainland, as well as in other countries for recycling into new cars and the process begins again.

Step 2: After being moved outside, the car is lifted into the bailer by a gigantic crane.

Step 4: The cubed cars are stacked on large trailers, where they sit until they are sold as scrap metal.

Step 3: The car is dropped into the bailer, inside of which, over 3,000 psi of force is applied.


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Aia nö ÿo Kalai Vargas-Hafoka läua ÿo Kauikaleonahenaheonälani Krueger me Kumu Kekuhi Kanahele o Hälau o Kekuhi. Ua paÿi ÿia këia kiÿi ma ka lumi ÿo Mc Coy ma hope o ka höÿike i mälama ÿia ma ka Pöÿalima, lä 29 o Ianuali.

Hiÿiaka, ka Wahinepöÿaimoku Na BRI VARGAS-HAFOKA, mea käkau

KAHULUI − I ka lä kanakolu o ka mahina o Ianuali, ua ÿäkoakoa këlä me këia ÿano poÿe i Ka Hälau Paheona o Maui no ka nänä ÿana i ka höÿike hula ÿo Hiÿiaka, Ka Wahinepöÿaimoku. ÿO këia ka ÿelua o nä höÿike hula mai ka mahele mua ÿo Holo Mai Pele. Nui nä känaka i hele i këia höÿike. Ua hana ‘ia këia höÿike maikaÿi e Hälau o Kekuhi.


High school gets grant Pukalani State Farm insurance agent Ryan Souza presented a Shift into Safety grant of $3800 to High School Principal Dr. Warren Hitz and Student Activities Coordinator Naomi Ashman Feb. 11 at a school assembly. Kamehameha Maui was chosen

Ua hoÿokumu ÿia ‘o Hälau o Kekuhi e ÿAnakë Edith Kanakaÿole a me Luka Kanakaÿole. I ka hala ‘ana o ÿAnakë Edith Kanakaÿole, kämau ÿia aÿela ÿo Hälau o Kekuhi e käna mau kaikamähine, ÿo Nälani Kanakaÿole läua ÿo Pualani Kanakaÿole Kanahele. Hoÿomau läua i ka moÿomeheu, ka ‘ölelo Hawaiÿi, a me ka hula i loko o ko läua ola. from among three Maui high schools that were invited to apply and is one of 30 schools to receive the grants. Souza put the application process into motion motivated, in part, by the recent automobile deaths of two young men, both relatives of his. One, Naÿilima Kana was a KSM graduate. "The students [in leadership] knew that there was a need [to address auto safety] here," Souza said. The Associated Students of Kamehameha Schools Maui identified five areas of need and plan to use the award to purchase presentation materials and student incentives, Ashman said. The ASKSM organized Thursday’s assembly about drinking and driving. They are scheduling more activities to raise safety awareness. Students of Nä Koa Media will also be producing public service announcements.

Pepeluali 19, 2010 A12 I ka pö ma mua, ua ÿäkoakoa nä poÿe i ka lumi ÿo McCoy no kekahi höÿike e wehewehe ana i nä moÿolelo a me nä hula i hoÿomäkaukau ÿia no ka höÿike. Na ÿAnakë Nälani a me ÿAnakë Kekuhi i ÿölelo e pili ana i nä mele e hula ÿia ana a me ka manaÿo o ia mau mele. Ua kono ÿia mai ÿumi haumäna ÿölelo Hawaiÿi a me ÿelua kumu mai këia kula nei e ke Poÿokula no ka ÿike maka ÿana i ia höÿike ‘o Hiÿiaka, ka Wahinepöÿaimoku. "Nui koÿu hauÿoli i ke käkoÿo o ke Poÿo Kula,” i ÿölelo mai ai ÿo Kumu Luana. “He mea maikaÿi këia no nä haumäna i ÿike läkou i ka waiwai o ke aÿo mai kekahi hälau ÿë aÿe, no ka mea, ÿaÿole nö i pau ka ÿike i ka hälau hoÿokahi." ÿÖlelo mai ÿo Kauikaleonahenaheonälani Krueger, kekahi haumäna o ka papa ÿumikümäkahi, “I ka nänä ÿana i këia höÿike, ua ÿike wau, he mea hoÿolalelale i ke aÿo.” Nui nä mele i oli a hula ÿia, akä naÿe, ua loaÿa nö kekahi mau punahele. ÿO kekahi mele i höÿeuÿeu i ke anaina, ÿo ia hoÿi ke mele i hana ÿia me nä käne ÿehä a me kä läkou mau pahu. Wahi a Razo Wahine, “ ÿO kaÿu punahele, ÿo ia ka mea me ka pahu. He mea ÿeleu loa nä käne e oli ana a e paÿi ana i kä läkou mau pahu.” Na Hänoa Puaÿa-Freitas i ÿölelo, “Aloha au i ke kani a ka pahu. Ikaika loa läkou ma ka pahu.” Ua hoÿomaka ka höÿike ma ka hapalua hola ÿehiku a pau i ka hola ÿumi. I këlä mau hola, hoÿoulu ‘ia nö nä poÿe a pau e nä haumäna o Hälau o Kekuhi.

Ka pö mahina


Na ÿEKOLU KIM, mea käkau

ÿO Küpau ka mahina o këia lä. ÿO këia ka lä hope e kanu i ka ÿuala a me ke kalo, inä aÿole ÿoe i kanu ma mua o ka hala ÿana o këia pö ÿaÿole e kü pololei ana käu ÿuala a me käu kalo. E loaÿa pü ana ka makani aheahe a e mälie ana ke kai. He mahina maikaÿi këia e lawaiÿa kekahi ma ke kai päpaÿu. Inä he kanaka lawaiÿa nö ‘oe, e hele ‘oe i kai a käkele i ka makau.

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Hawaiian Summer Night’s Dream Opens By ALEXANDRIA AGDEPPA, staff writer

The high school Drama Club will be performing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Keöpüolani Hale tonight at 7:00. This will be the first Shakespeare play that has been performed at the Kamehameha Schools Maui campus. “I’m very excited about the play, and the students are also,” said Camille Romero, director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “I had asked the students what play they wanted to do next and they said they wanted to do something written by Shakespeare…They wanted to tackle a different language and the language in Shakespeare is definitely a challenge for them.” Essentially, the play is about four lovers who fall into an entangled web while fairies wreak mischief. The four lovers will be played by seniors Kainalu Yen, Danika Ribucan, and Ekela Hill, and junior Alana Song. King Oberon and Queen Titania will be played by senior Casey Arcangel, and junior Kelsey Carbonell. Senior Kyle Deeley will play Nick Bottom, the lead in the play-within-the-play. “What makes this play so different from others is the Shakespearean language and that it doesn’t just feature three or four leads but has a number of leads,” said Romero. “Hoku Krueger, the only sophomore lead, plays Puck, servant to the King and Queen of Fairies. Puck’s character also makes the play interesting. It is Puck who causes mischief and whose actions create the play.” Aside from the characters and the actual play itself, there is another twist in this rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is set in the Kaläkaua period of Hawaiÿi, when “running into the forest it’ll be more like a rain forest,” said Romero. “The set design pulls largely from Hawaiian tattoo designs and the costumes will have more of a Hawaiian

flare,” she said. Junior Wesley Kiaha who plays Peter Quince, director of the play-within-theplay said, “This will be my seventh play, but it’s something different and new. It’s funny. It’s entertaining. It’s unique. It’s like nothing we’ve done before. And it’s great to work with the new actors, meeting new people. Even if you have seen the play before, you haven’t seen it quite like this.” Kiaha said, “It’s been a challenge for me. To interpret my character and dialogue is something new, but it’s still fun.” “People should watch the play because it’s a comedy. It’s very funny and it’s also an audience favorite for Shakespeare….For someone who’s not really used to Shakespeare, this play is a good entry point,” said Romero. This Shakespearean comedy is a perfect opportunity for students to see the theatre seniors in their last main stage play and admission is free! A Midsummer Night’s Dream will also be playing at 7:00 p.m. on February 20, 26, and 27.

Photos by Kaÿio Tubera

Top: Senior Danika Ribucan as Helena seeks advice from Hermia, played by junior Alana Song, on how to woo her love Demetrius. Above: Ekela Hill, who plays Lysander, admits his feelings for Hermia at rehearsal. William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens tonight at Keöpüolani. The play is a first attempt at Shakespearean comedy for the Kamehameha Maui Drama Club.

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Celebrating Black History Month

Inventors enrich lives of all Americans By ROYAL AFAGA, features writer

Morgan Freeman, a famous AfricanAmerican actor, once said, “I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.” This proves to be true today, with African-Americans making great strives and becoming leaders in America and around the world. Today we celebrate the many contributions of African-Americans during Black History Month. Black History Month was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. He started it because he wanted to inform AfricanAmericans about their rich past and to celebrate the birthdays of two men who were instrumental in African-American history, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In honor of African-Americans who have made an impact on American life, here is a list of famous AfricanAmerican inventors whose inventions are still in use today: George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943) Agricultural chemist Discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes Famous invention: Peanut Butter Lonnie G. Johnson (1949 - N/A) B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering Galileo Jupiter probe and the Mars Observer project Famous invention: Super Soaker Jack Johnson born John Arthur Johnson (1878 - 1946) Professional boxer Held heavyweight championship three times Nicknamed the “Galveston Giant” Famous Invention: improved wrench Garret Morgan (1877 - 1963) Established The Cleveland Call Worked as a sewing machine repairman Won a gold medal at the International Exposition of Sanitation and Safety Famous inventions: Gas mask and Traffic light Elijah McCoy (1843– 1929) African-Canadian inventor Studied engineering in Scotland

Source: US Department of Agriculture

Above: African-American inventor George Washington Carver in his lab at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Through experiments like that above, he invented hundreds of uses for peanuts and other crops. Below: The patent drawing for Jack Johnson’s wrench that functioned more like a human hand.

Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame May be the reason for the saying the “Real McCoy” Famous invention: Oil-dripping cup (used to automatically lubricate machines) Augustus Jackson (1808 - Unknown) Worked as a chef at the White House Created many ice-cream flavors Famous invention: Improved ice-cream maker (added salt to ice-cream to lower temperature allowing for easier control) Sources:,,, Source: Library of Congress

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Student Tech Problems By BLAYNE MORTON, features writer

Computer problems are one of the most unforgiving situations a student may find him or herself. “I feel that students aren’t properly taking care of our equipment we are given here,” said Senior Alex Maileua, IT academy endorsee. “It really shows in all the broken stuff and all the viruses they’ve acquired, and it’s really costing the school a lot of money to fix.” Laptop repairs are expensive, and they can take anywhere from one week to even a month in some cases. That said, here is this year’s list of top 5 student tech problems and what you

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can do to save yourself some unnecessary stress. #5 – LOST/STOLEN SIDE BATTERY – Make sure you watch your computer and equipment in or have it watched by a trusted friend if you ever have to leave your computer unattended. #4 – BROKEN/STOLEN CHARGER – The school allows you to write your name on the charger, using permanent sharpie or whiteout, to help prevent theft. Also make sure you avoid tangling the cords or wrapping them too tightly to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. #3 – BROKEN SCREEN – Avoid placing your laptop at the bottom of your locker, or placing books on top of it. Also be sure to keep your computer and cords out of walkways, as they can be stepped on or tripped over and trauma may result in a broken screen (which by the way is the most expensive of these repairs). #2 – ACCIDENTALLY DISABLED THE INTERNET – DO NOT TOUCH THE LITTLE PICTURE OF A COMPUTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN! THAT’S HOW PEOPLE DISABLE THEIR INTERNET!!! #1 – VIRUS – Avoid malicious and sketchy looking websites as well as free movies and downloads

SocialVibe, social networking with a cause Photo and article by SHELBY LYNCH, staff writer

SocialVibe is in one of the lesser known social networking sites. But this is not your ordinary social network. In addition to the typical things that come with such sites like sharing pictures, adding friends, posting statuses, and chatting with friends, SocialVibe connects the Website’s users to charities. SocialVibe users can do different activities such as answering the daily question, rating potential commercials, and anonymously sharing secrets. Each activity is sponsored by a variety of companies. By participating, the user

earns points, which are transferred as money to a charity of choice. “I think it is a fun way to help out different charities and organizations, and another plus is that it’s a social network, so it is teenager friendly,” said senior Ruben Yamada, a frequent user of SocialVibe. “I like the site, it’s fun because you can do fun stuff that helps support good causes like the Suicide Hotline,” said senior Kaÿulani Akina. According to the SocialVibe Information Center, they have been able to raise upwards of $700,000 in one year

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Still Grounded Standstill in the 21st Century By MATTHEW QUENGA, Features Editor

Way back in the ancient days of 1895, HG Wells, wrote about the dream of time travel in his book, The Time Machine. People in the past once believed that by the twenty-first century, people would own flying cars or be able to go back in time. Those things don’t quite exist yet, but we are getting there. We’ve all grown up with dreams of what the future would look like, watching movies where servant robots with seriously freaky faces go bad and threaten to take over the world ala I-Robot. So when are these stories going to become a reality, (minus the robots with scary faces and the take-over-the-world parts)? Well, that time was supposed to be now, and I don’t see any flying automobiles in my garage. Disappointing right? Sure having machines that do work for you, watches that let you teleport to anywhere at any time, or a jet pack would be beyond awesome, and I think that we are getting that much closer. The Apple iPad, the Google Droid, fuel- efficient cars (yes, still grounded), and so much more are here and now. The future, slow as it comes, is moving. So what do we do while we wait? We need to be patient, and do what we need to in school, getting a proper education or striving for the summit exemplifying külia I ka nu’u by doing the simple stuff today, not procrastinating, studying for tests and, yes, using your computer properly so that one day you will be genius enough to turn hunks of junk into a working jetpack. When you get there, I was thinking maybe one of you could remember to build me my flying Camaro? through its members. There are many different causes to choose from such as Stand up to Cancer, Invisible Children, Music for Relief, World Wildlife Fund, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Upcoming Concert

Matisyahu: Journey to ‘Light’ leads singer to Maui By CAITLYN DEMELLO, staff writer

Matisyahu is a name that is easy to forget, but one you want to remember. This Jewish reggae rapper first started his journey through music in 2006 with his first album Live at Stubbs, which sold over 650,000 copies and stayed on the Billboard Reggae charts at number 2 for a year. He has been featured in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly. Every article included photographs of a yarmulkeMusic review:

A Little Faster By DAYTON-LEE PASCUAL, staff writer

There For Tomorrow released their debut full-length album, “A Little Faster”, in the summer of 2009. The band’s unique style of utilizing the force of metal-driven power chords with catchy pop culture lyrics provides listeners with something new and fresh. Maika Maile, lead singer of the band, is gifted with a voice that is unique and blends well with the face-melting guitar riffs. The albums first track is “The Remedy,” which starts off with an escalating guitar riff that serves as a perfect introduction to the album. It is followed by their first single, “A Little Faster.” This track is a perfect example of blending blaring guitars with the band’s catchy pop-driven lyrics.

adorned, tzitzit-wearing, long bearded young man playing reggae music. The yarmulke is the Jewish head attire and the tzitzit are the tassels of the tallit, a four-cornered Jewish garment worn on the torso. His second album Youth sold over 1.2 million albums around the world. His most recent album, ‘Light’, was released August 25, 2009, and debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard Charts. Now he is on a nationwide tour, and he is coming to Maui. He will perform at

Lähaina Civic Center at 7pm on Feb. 28. Tickets are $25 at They are available until 3 p.m. on the day of the performance. Before all the touring and fans, Matisyahu was a just another artist struggling to find his place in the world. It all started with his birth in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, back when he was still known as Matthew Paul Miller in 1979. Although he is now a committed Jew, during his younger years he

Tracks like “Just In Time” and “I Can’t Decide” subtly show the band’s more emotional side, which escalates into a grand finish that will leave you in awe. “Backbone” uses more of a funkdriven guitar riff on steroids. It also showcases guitarist Christian Climer’s vocal talents. “Wish You Away” brings out Maika’s vocal range and is one of the best songs on the album lyrically. The best received song has been “Stories,” which isn’t surprising since it is much closer to the pop genre. There For Tomorrow also displays their punk side with “Sore Winner.” It is probably the roughest song and is for people who want something more hardcore. Towards the end they tone it down to the song “Burn the Night Away,” the only acoustic song. The final track, “The World Is Calling” is an excellent way to finish things off. It

is an epic that ends with a guitar riff that will entice you to hit the replay button. Overall this album gets a 10 out of 10, it’s new and fresh and has something for everyone.

(Continued on page C2)

There for Tomorrow: “A Little Faster” album cover

ANSWERS TO PUZZLES ON D1-D2. STOP reading this now if you haven’t been to the Fun pages yet. Word Scramble Answers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.


Picture Scavenger Hunt Answers:

Secret Message: GOOD-BYE FACEBOOK!

1. Manhattanville College flag in Counseling Center 2. Nurse Sue’s door 3. Transformer in front of Kamäläwalu 4. School store door 5. Food board in gym 6. Between CRB and Kamäläwalu 7. Entrance to Keöpüolani 8. Coach Bala’s door 9. Cheerleading trophy in gym display case 10. Kahu Wong’s Door 11. Totoro on Japanese Club sign in Mr. Mateaki’s room 12. Vending machine in gym

Sudoku Answer

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February 19, 2010


Glamour, romance, and vampires? By CAITLYN DEMELLO, features writer

True Blood premiered on September 7th 2008 on HBO. This mature series includes suspense, gore, love and a dash of comedy. Scientists of Japan created a new synthetic blood known as, of course, True Blood. This allowed vampires to have other means of survival than just human blood. The main character, Sookie Stackhouse, is a telepathic waitress who falls in love with a 173 year old vampire named Bill Compton. This supernatural couple gets their relationship tested within every episode while introducing a multitude of unreal and undead characters. This Emmy-nominated show’s popularity grew within a few months it’s release. Was it the hunky vampires and mythical creatures? Maybe it was just the fact of entering a parallel universe that had fans screaming and admirers dreaming. This is the series for anyone who enjoys action, romance, passion and the The Twilight vs. Dracula debate

Vampires then, now By ROBERT ABORDO, staff writer

Remember when vampires were beings to fear? Remember the days of Dracula? Just hearing that fearsome name was more than enough to send chills down your spine. But now, vampires have turned from beyond terrifying, bloodsucking creatures of the night to sparkly heartthrobs of girls all across the country. What happened to cause such a decline in awesomeness? What could have changed so drastically along the way that the spawn of hell would suddenly be attractive to human females? Junior Jeff Clarke said, “Dracula was the original vampire. He set the awesomeness for every vampire ever. And like a true villain he has a weakness: burning in the sun. Plus, he turns into a bat! I’m an old school vampire fan.” (Continued from page C1)

rebelled against some Hebraic schools, but in the years that followed, he began to appreciate the culture and practices. This American Hasidic Jew adopted the name Matisyahu, which is Hebrew

Photo by JOHN P. JOHNSON, used courtesy of Home Box Office

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer star as modern day vampires in HBO’s series True Blood.

occasional vampires. Although there are some adult content and humor, it introduces the viewer to a new world full of wonder and excitement, a world that is out of the normal and drives the observer to feel for every character.

My Rating: I give this show 3 fangs.

Senior Ashley Caris said, “Twilight [vampires] appeal more to our age range, Dracula is more for old people.” Dracula, the definition of terror, was born as a monster. According to countless video cassettes and DVDs, books and artwork, he was a creature of the

night, stalking, waiting for the right moment to strike. Leaping from the darkness like the hounds of hell. Haunting our dreams, becoming our waking nightmare. The original vampires thought nothing of human life, true beasts. Killing at will, no excuse would placate them, no plea would touch their still hearts. They were the embodiment of the darkness, the very heart of fear. Then, none other than Stephanie Meyer emerged on the scene. She brought to light a different way of see-

ing vampires. They have hearts. They fall in love with humans. They live normal lives. This form of a vampire loses all of the traditional weaknesses. Garlic has no effect, crosses, holy water, even sunlight, the banisher of darkness, does nothing but increase their appeal. It has been hypothesized by educated minds that vampires had a falling out period, around the time of Van Helsing, when traditional vampires were no longer seen. Out of sight and out of mind, vampires as we knew them died out. Years passed, and a “rebirth” of sorts took place in the form of the Twilight series, where vampires were totally revamped to the consternation of die-hard vampire fans everywhere. The books revitalized monster movies, but not it the same way. With a heavy heart and a fond farewell, die-hard fans bid adieu to Dracula and his ilk, until the original vampires return.

for the biblical name ‘Matthew.’ At16 he took part in a program that explored the Jewish heritage at a school in Israel. In 2001, he took the love of his heritage a bit further and blended it with reggae and beat boxing to create his

own style of music. Today, he is 31 and married with children. Combining the sounds of Bob Marley and Shlomo Carlebach, he continues to write music to spread his spiritual and faithful love of God.


Rating Code: 5 fangs = *burp* 4 fangs = Good Meal 3 fangs = Temptation 2 fangs = I’m Not Hungry 1 fang = Smells like Garlic

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Student Survey

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What would you like to see invented?

Compiled and photos by PILI KEPANI

“I would totally love to have a teleportation device. I could sleep in and never be late again. I could eat anywhere (like Sonic) anytime without worrying about the big ol’ Pacific.”

“I want to see a ‘lost stuff finder’ because I would have so much money from all the stuff I ever lost in my life and I can find missing people!”

Nikki Davis

Cayla Morimoto “I want to see a Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory invented because it would be cool and everyone loves candy!”

“Automatic mind reading food dispenser, because I would like to eat something when I want to.”

“A personal money maker so I’m not so gosh dang broke all the time!”

Crystal Hoÿopiÿi

“A perfect guy invention because it’ll make girls happy.”

Heather Kahalehili “Something that kills cancer cells without killing the good cells because a lot of my family members have died from a type of cancer.”

“I would like to see a pocket guitar like a compact square that when you press a button it expands into a guitar. Because carrying around a guitar is troublesome.”

Photo courtesy of Nagamine Photo Studio

Rockne Matsuda

Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 5 -- When the Moon leaves your sign today, you're fully prepared to accept the comforts provided by associates. The forbidden is not a necessary element. Joy is. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Ease into the weekend by finishing a task that you've been avoiding. Then put your emotions on the line, long-distance. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 5 -- Challenge yourself to speak up in a tight situation. Choose words carefully to avoid misunderstanding. Stay professional. There's no need to argue.

Kalaÿi Yap

Kaitlyn Taketa

By Nancy Black and Stephanie Clements. Tribune Media Services (MCT) Horoscopes is a entertainment feature. If you want real advice, look in your BIBLE.

Kaylee Correa

Techno-Scramble word puzzle

Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Never let it be said that you don't enjoy a fight. What you like even better is to have someone in your corner to cheer you on. You can win one today. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Today you get practical as you create just the right message with a floral arrangement or muted lighting. Add a splash of color to cheer up a room. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Each time you open your mouth, you have a chance to create connections. Dig a bit deeper to discover the right question. Then ask, and prepare to listen. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Things run more smoothly if you devise a way to be emotionally persuasive while maintaining the bottom line. It would be easy to overspend today. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- You have lots of little details to take care of now. Fortunately, you have plenty of energy and enthusiasm for the task. You might even get paid!

By DAYTON-LEE PASCUAL, staff writer

Directions: Unscramble the words and use the letters on the red lines to reveal a secret message below. ANSWERS ON C1 TUCINONF __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -Don't be surprised if the first words from your mouth include high praise for an associate. You don't need the spotlight. You'll get plenty of attention later. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -Lively discussions with your partner lead to exciting conclusions. This game has two rules: comfort is essential, and playful persuasion gets what you want. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -There's a shift in your thinking. You're probably far more supportive of others now than you have been the last few days. Help family members complete projects. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -Despite the pace today, you find yourself in the right place at the right time. Sell your ideas. Buyers are listening.

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Twitter-lympics SUDOKU

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Dear So I Heard Some Things, I saw how you helped that guy out last time, so I’m asking for a little help. The thing is, I don’t really know how to stop bullies from picking on me. It’s never anything violent, just name calling and stuff, but still it hurts. A lot of the time I just ignore them and try to brush it off, but I can’t deny how it feels. Is there any advice you can give to help me with this problem? Bullied Teen Dear Bullied Teen, Hey, I know it isn’t fun when people call you names, and I understand that you dislike it; I know I would. First off, bullying is basically intentional tormenting of another person both physically and mentally. Many bullies end up attempting to bury their pain by making others feel worse. They are siphoning off some of their own pain and frustration. My advice for you has three parts. First, I’d like you to try and avoid the people who make you hurt. I don’t mean for you to skip school or class, that isn’t helping, it’s only hurting yourself. What I mean is, try to avoid the places that your bullies hang out at, and hang around with people who don’t bully you, people who like you and would help you if you ever needed it. Second, if you can’t avoid them entirely, try to diffuse the situation without insulting your bully. Using humor is a good way to release tension in a sticky situation. The key is to know when to use it. If the situation does escalate to violence, use your best judgment. Do what seems best according to the situation, and make sure whatever it is you do, it’s something you can live with. My best advice is to take up some sort of martial arts or do physical conditioning. This would boost your self esteem and make you less of a target. Bullies typically pick on people who look insecure, and just by taking the classes, you will carry yourself differently. Even if you never have to use the skills you learn, it will provide you with the training to defend yourself. Whatever decision you make, make sure it’s right for you. Best of luck, So I Heard Some Things

Winter Olympians from Team USA keep their fans updated using an online social network and micro blogging service called Twitter by tweeting. To tweet is to post textbased statuses of up to 140 characters, which are then sent to the author’s subscribers known as followers. This year’s Olympics are in Vancouver. You can watch them on KHNL NBC 8, USA, MSNBC, and CNBC until the closing ceremony on February 28. The tweets are posted on Twitter and the Official NBC Vancouver Olympic website. Here are tweets a few of the Top USA Olympians were tweeting prior to the competition. Benjamin Agosto, 2010 Olympic Figure Skater What an honor to be voted captain, along with Tanith,of such an amazing Olympic figure skating! Look out Vancouver, here comes Team USA! 3:46 PM Jan 25 Tanith Belbin, 2010 Olympic Figure Skater Coaches sent out the Bat-Signal for supermama to come feed me & make sure I rest up b4 Van.Never too old to be taken care of by mom! 7:52 PM Feb 1 With all the technology we have today,I don't understand why I still can't have a hoverboard...I've been asking since I was 6! c'mon 12:14 PM Feb 3 Yes!!! Finally,I can stop pretending like I only made this team to go for gold in Van.This is my real dream come true! 4:39 PM Feb 3 Evan Lysacek, 2010 Olympic Figure Skater A bird just pooped on my car. I think that's slightly less lucky than if it pooped on my head. 8:52 AM Jan 26 I hate to fall. I'm all bone and muscle and it hurts when I fall! I have a rule of thumb. If blood is drawn, I call it a day 8:15 PM Feb 1 OMG!!! Is anyone else watching College Jeopardy?!?! It's perfection. Hearing them speak is like watching a baby bird learn to fly. 7:08 PM Feb 3 Apolo Anton Ohno, 2010 Short Track Speed Skater Sat is here :-) morning training session on the ice. I depart in 6 days for Vancity! Can't wait to catch up with my Olympic bros n sis!! 4:56 AM Jan 30

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Getting bodywork done...bought 7 gd friends some tix 2 @Avatar 3d Imax...hope U all had a chance 2 C it...wowsers. Go-go gadget eyes. 10:32 AM Jan 31 Good friend passed is too short. Live everyday like it's your last. :-( 12:06 PM Feb 1 Headed into my final training for the day. Hard to get the passing of my friend off my mind. :-( 1:36 PM Feb 1 I will not eat them sam-I-am...I will not eat green eggs and ham!! (my fav childrens book)....sorry for the random tweet. Feeling good :-) 4:00 PM Feb 3 Steven Holcomb, 2010 Olympic Bobsledder Stuck in a whiteout in Lake Placid, waiting for my pizza delivery, watching Superman....being back in the States is awesome!! 5:05 PM Jan 28 Made my connection in Chicago!! Not sure how we made it from B12 to F2 in 3 minutes. Well, maybe being Olympians had something to do with it 6:01 PM Feb 2 We've talked about going to Vancouver in Feb. 2010 for the last 6 years. Well, today is the day The Night Train rolls into town. 9:07 AM Feb 8



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Volume V

Issue 3

February 19, 2010


Sensational news from around the world

By ARIEL KAHAHANE, news writer

JAIL TIME FOR LIZARD LOVER NEW ZEALAND- German reptile collector Hans Kurt Kubus has been sentenced to 14 weeks jail time and a $3,540 fine on January 26 for attempting to smuggle over 40 wild New Zealand skinks and geckos in a hand-sewn package in his underwear. Kubus was about to board an overseas flight back to Germany when he was caught by wildlife officials. The geckos can be worth $2,800 each on the black market. HUMAN HOTEL BED-WARMERS… NOW AVAILABLE ENGLAND- If you request it, a Holiday Inn staff member will don a full body suit and, equipped with a thermometer, will warm your bed to a cozy 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Two of the hotel chain locations in London and one in Manchester were offering the service for a short time in January when temperatures in the UK reach as low as -17 degrees Celsius. According to their press release, the method is recommended by sleep psychologist Dr. Chris Idzikowski, who worked with Holiday Inn. “People want to leave the cold outside and climb into a warm bed. The new Holiday Inn bed warmers service is a bit like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed, warming it up before guests climb in to give them a great night’s sleep away from the cold. And of course they jump out before you jump in!” said Jane Bednall, spokesperson for Holiday Inn.

Above: Select Holiday Inn hotels in England offered a human bed-warming service during a brief cold snap in the UK in January. Operations manager Richard Neisius said that the service had gone unused at the end of the trial period, much to the staff’s relief. Right: Gregory Holm and Matthew Radune’s ice house project. The two created the exhibit to bring awareness to housing issues in Detroit. Top photo courtesy of Intercontinental Hotels Group Photo at right courtesy of Gregory Holm

SUBWAY CHICKEN CHARMER HITS YOUTUBE NEW YORK- Transit officials are investigating the video of a man getting cozy with a chicken on January 27. A passenger took video footage of a man lying on the floor kissing and hugging a hen in a New York subway train . The video, posted to YouTube, has had over 500,000 views. FROZEN HOUSE: AN ART PROJECT DETROIT- Photographer Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Radune have taken a condemned home and turned it into unlikely art. They coat the house with water weekly from fire hydrants

By SHELBY LYNCH, features writer

1940: Smokey Robinson was born 1945: Marines invade Iwo Jima 1964: UK flies half ton of Beatle wigs to U.S. 1968: First U.S. teacher strike in Florida 1968: First Broadcast of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood on PBS 1971: Walt Wesley becomes first

with the intention of drawing attention to the housing crisis. They illuminated and filmed the house, then opened it to the public. MAN PIGGYBACKS THROUGH NYC NEW YORK- Comedian Mark Malcoff, in an attempt to prove how nice New Yorkers are, piggybacked from the Southern end to the Northern end of Manhattan earlier this month. Malcoff was carried by 155 people carried on his journey. Malcoff has previously lived in an Ikea store for a week and visited all 171 Manhattan Starbucks locations, among other projects. Sources:, YouTube, Intercontinental Hotels Group

Cleveland Cavalier to score 50 points in a game 1974: First American Music Awards 1977: Shuttle Enterprise makes first test flight on a 747 jetliner 1982: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R. 1985: Disney opens in China

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Issue 3


Andrew Kahalewai locks up with Lähainaluna at the JV Championships at Baldwin High School Feb. 6.

Wrestlers fight injuries By ALEXANDRIA AGDEPPA, staff writer

The Maui Warrior wrestling coaches said they were expecting a winning season this year, but challenges, such as injuries and a small turnout, affected the outcome. Senior Aasin Torricer, who has been wrestling for the past four years, fractured his wrist and hurt one of his knee ligaments. “In the beginning of the season, I fractured my wrist and was told I might not wrestle. I successfully healed and then ended up hurting one of my ligaments in my knee during a preseason tournament. I was in doubt but overcame that too by believing and praying. The trainers also did a good job. Now, I am healthy and ready to roll!” he said, as he prepares himself for the state tournament next weekend. With four losses and one win against the MIL defending champion, Torricer is ranked second in his division. Nevertheless, “This season has been great,” he said. Another team member, sophomore Alex Guerrero, has also had his share of injuries. “This season has been a tough one for me. I got kicked in the face a couple of times and got my nose smashed. The trainers shoved some things up my nose to make it stop bleeding, and I just kept wrestling,” said

Guerrero. Sophomore Nikki Davis, who many wrestlers identified as a top contender, has had a completely opposite experience. “It has been more wins than losses for me this season, and I haven’t been injured so far,” said Davis, who is also team captain. But she said she wasn’t always the best wrestler. “Mälia Medeiros was one of my partners that I practiced with last year, so she helped me out a lot. She was kind of like a coach,” said Davis. Davis felt the amount of injuries has made a notable impact on the entire team. “Because so many people were injured, our team would be really small. The amount of people that would come to practice would always change… It [wasn’t good] not having partners to practice with. Everyone needs a partner, or else you can’t really practice,” she said. Even with the amount of injuries, the team stayed motivated to compete at MIL championships. “We always try to push each other harder and keep each other motivated… Everyone has been working really hard to get their place in states,” said Davis. Coach Nelson Saribay and Assistant (Continued on page E4)

February 19, 2010


For the first time in 29 years, the NFL Pro Bowl was not played in the great state of Hawaiÿi. It was played in Miami before the Super Bowl, leaving out Super Bowl participants like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Dwight Freeny, Robert Mathias, Jeff Saturday, Antoine Bethea, Jahri Evans, Jonathan Goodwin, Roman Harper, Darren Sharper, Jonathan Stinchomb, and Jonathan Vilma. When it was here, the Pro Bowl was not just a football game, it was also a moneymaker for the state of Hawaiÿi. This all-star football game would bring in tons of fans, which meant ticket sales for the game, as well as increased business for stores, hotels, airlines, and for local businesses. The Pro Bowl brought in $28.4 million of visitor spending and generated $2.9 million in taxes paid by the attendees. Of local events, the Pro Bowl brings in the second largest revenue behind the Honolulu Marathon, which generated more than $100 million in visitor spending and $4.2 million in taxes last year. Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner, is experimenting to see where he can make more money for the sport. But, I do not see a reason for change. Hawaiÿi is a paradise. The players want to end their season having fun and relaxing in the Hawaiian sun. “Going to Hawaiÿi is special,” said, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis in a Jan. 31 interview with the Sun Sentinel. The NFL made a bad move, but the future holds good things for the state of Hawaiÿi. They’ve signed a contract to bring the Pro Bowl back in 2011 and 2012. When the game returns, we need to pack Aloha Stadium because if we don’t, we may say, “Aloha ÿoe” to the NFL and the Pro Bowl permanently.

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Issue 3

February 19, 2010


Coach Chad brings new results New head coach brings new styles to varsity boys basketball program By ERIN VENTURA, staff writer Coach Chad Kalehuawehe, one of the school’s physical education teachers, stepped up to be head coach of the boys basketball team after assisting last year. Under Coach Chad’s direction, the Warriors ended their 2009-10 regular season 8-4, an improvement over last season’s 2-10. Kalehuawehe played basketball at Baldwin High School. His father, Angel Kalehuawehe, is the current varsity girls basketball coach at Baldwin. He often attends his son’s games as a mentor and supporter. “He really wants me to succeed, even though he coaches Baldwin, his loyalties are still with me as his son,” Coach Chad said.

“I tell the boys, if you put the time in, success will come. Along with success will come wins.” − Chad Kalehuawehe, varsity basketball coach

Kalehuawehe speaks of his father as being a big influence in his life as well as in his decision to coach basketball. “After returning home from college, my father asked me to be a statistician for his girls basketball team. From that moment on, I decided that I wanted to be a basketball coach and help young boys and girls enjoy life through the game of basketball,” he said. Coach Kalehuawehe’s prior coaching experience at King Kekaulike included three years as girls varsity head coach and eight years as boys varsity assistant coach. His players all speak of him as a demanding and dedicated coach. “The reason why I demand so much from the boys is because they sacrifice so much sweat and energy, and second place is not enough. I tell the boys, if you put the time in, success will come. Along with success will come wins,” Coach Chad said. “He sees us as family and has high expectations, but at the same time, a positive attitude,” said Kekoa Turbeville, senior guard.


Senior forward Terani Richmond punches through the Sabers’ defense. The Warriors won the Feb. 11 senior night home game, 48-40, by maintaining, then opening up their early lead in the fourth quarter. Below: Point guard, senior Blake Lau, brings the ball into the key on his way to the basket.

“Coach always pushes us on and off the court to do the right thing. He makes sure that we are never tardy for class, and if we are, we have to run at practice,” said senior Blake Lau, point guard. The boys started the season off with wins against Maui High and Lähainaluna. They closed off the first round with a loss to Baldwin and then lost to rivals Lähainaluna and Maui High. Lau said, “Losing was hard because we know of our team’s potential within the MIL, but the three losses have made the team strong and more focused.” In an important game for the MIL title against Lähainaluna on Feb. 1, the boys lost 39-35. The Warriors had led the Lunas for the first three quarters and had as much as a 12-point lead at one point. “Confusion between our players and

us coaches caused the Lunas to gain the lead in the fourth quarter, and they eventually pulled off a win,” said Coach Chad. Coach Chad said, “Wins are no guarantee, but if you give your best and you lose, you will know that you tried your hardest, but the other team was better.” Results of this week’s MIL tournament, with a possible state berth for the Warriors hanging in the balance, were unavailable at the time of printing.

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Volume V

Issue 3

February 19, 2010


NFL pros train KSM Warriors By TANI NAKAMITSU, staff writer

The Football University Camp organizers selected four juniors, one freshman and two sophomores to train with NFL players and coaches Jan. 21 - 23. Juniors Matthew Kahoÿohanohano, Bryson Souza, Jesse Yamada, Michael Lacno; sophomores Alika Sanchez and Jonah Aruda; and freshman Connor Yap went to the camp at St. Louis High School on Oÿahu. Varsity football coach Leo Delatori distributed the information, and interested football players applied to attend. “I hoped that the boys were able to experience a different level of intensity, gain confidence, and learned from the best players out of state,” said Delatori. The attendees were required to pay for all expenses, including air fare, food, hotel, transportation, and the FBU camp charge, which was around $295. Quarterback Bryson Souza, trained with Tom McKenzie, who was the coach for Tom Brady, NFL quarterback for the New England Patriots. “I felt honored to be in his presence and to follow his guidance to make me a better quarterback,” said Souza. He was given time to work on the field with the best of the best football players, and to work in the classroom to study more about the quarterback position. Nainoa Bright, offensive lineman, trained with Coach Tony Marcino, who coached the Indianapolis Colts, winners of Super Bowl 41, and Coach Larry Beightol, who worked with the Houston Oilers. “The camp was a fun and good experience because I learned a lot of different things this year,” said Bright. Defensive lineman Matthew Kahoÿohanohano took advantage of the opportunity to train with Chris Slade, former defensive lineman for the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers. Kahoÿohanohano learned more about his position by going over various plays in classrooms and by playing on the field with professionals who went over basic drills. “At first it was intimidating to be playing with other football players, but I started to own everyone on the field. I also feel that it was good to see where we stood against the top players in the state,” said Kahoÿohanohano about his time training with interested athletes from all Hawaiÿi football teams.



JV Baseball Boys Are Back! By DANIEL BORGES, staff writer

The junior varsity baseball boys didn’t let last year’s 0-7 season faze them this year. With six returning players, the junior varsity baseball boys knew they could have a successful season. Although the boys suffered a loss to Baldwin, 19-9 in their first game, they came back with their first seasonal win against King Kekaulike with a score of 15-5. Sophomore catcher Künihi Antonio said, “When we won our first game, I didn't even know what to do with myself because we lost our last 11 games [including last season]. It was “mean,” but everybody was psyching out and all happy.” This game was followed by yet anGirls basketball team predicts

Better next year By KYLE DEELEY, sports editor

The KSM girls basketball team went the entire season without winning a game, but players are hopeful about next year. Center Bridgette Ige joked, “Well, we had a perfect season [this year] if you think of it that way.” The team was plagued by injuries this go-round and was unable to play all of the returning players at the same time. Many games had every starter benched, but forward Erin Ventura is optimistic about the 2010-11 team.

other successful win against Maui High, 14–13 score. Sophomore centerfielder Michael Gorman said, “The whole team has worked incredibly hard this season.” Gorman said he feels that they “have earned those 2 wins.” Freshman short stop Jarred Pulido, had high hopes for the team, and with their first win on their shoulders Pulido said, “If we practice hard the rest of the season we can do good and finish off the season strong.” Following Maui High the Warriors were defeated by Baldwin 8-6. Next, the junior varsity boys challenged rivals King Kekaulike. With the boys behind 9-1 at the beginning of the game, a win looked doubtful, but they fought back to win 10–9. She said that a lot of the team’s difficulties stemmed from their inexperience at the varsity level. The team was comprised of 10 underclassmen and only 2 seniors. This deficiency should be rectified next year. If the same team turns out, there would be three seniors and four juniors, which may be enough to turn the tide. “We didn’t win, and it was sad because we have a lot of potential on the team, and we really could’ve done it. We had many opportunities to pull it off. It was fun, just hoping for a better season next year,” said Ige.

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Volume V

Issue 3

February 19, 2010


Sports scoreboard: Wrestling (some results were unavailable) 1/09/10 Girls: 103–Nikki Davis (1) 140–Kalei Kubota (3) Boys:125–Aasin Torricer (2) 140–Kilohana Borges (4) 145–Connor Kihune (3) 160–Michael Lacno (1) 1/16/10 Girls: 108–Nikki Davis (2) 114–Kaiolu Kaho`ohalahala (4) 140–Kaleihoku Kubota (3) Boys: 125-Aasin Torricer (2) 145–Connor Kihune (3) 160-Michael Lacno (3) (some results were unavailable)



12/12/09 Women’s 200 medley relay


Men’s 200 medley relay


Women’s 200 freestyle 8 Women’s 200 freestyle relay 2 3

Name: Diondra Gomes Sport: Paddling Jersey Number: 21 Position: Seat 3 Height: 5’4” Age and Grade: 17, junior Workout: “Paddling, cardiovascular, weight lifting, and ab workouts.” Hobbies: “Paddling, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.” Something others (KSM students) do not know about her: “I enjoy fishing and being outdoors.” Other Sports: Track and Field What she adds to the team: “Experience, determination, and I’m a good example for underclassmen.” Challenges the team has faced so far this year: “Being disqualified on a crucial race by colliding with Molokaÿi in the finals.” How she has conquered “the hurdles”: “Having a positive attitude, not giving up, and working together with my crew.” How long she has paddled: 3 years (Continued from page E1)

Coach CJ Elazares think this season has been okay. “This team is very young and there were very few returnees. The wrestlers weren’t up to where I would like them to be. Out of the 30 matches total each weekend, there are about 18 wins,” said Saribay. “There needs to be more participation in wrestling. It would be a shame to lose this sport, and that just shows the school spirit here. Students need to step up and

Name: Kekoa Turbeville Sport: Basketball Jersey Number: 5 Position: Guard Height: 6’2’’ Age and grade: 18, senior Workout: “I play in open gyms, lift weights, work on my hops, handles, and my jumper.” Hobbies: “Fantasy football and cruising.” Something others (KSM students) do not know about him: “I met Magic Johnson.” Other Sports: Football & Track and Field What he adds to the team: “I bring experience, leadership, and try to set an example for others.” Challenges the team has faced so far this year: “New coaches and new adjustments that we had to make to become successful.” How he has conquered “the hurdles”: “I couldn’t have conquered the ‘hurdles’ without my teammates because the ‘hurdles’ were too large to conquer on my own.” How long he has been playing: “Since out of the womb.” join the team. Public schools are so jealous because of how nice and big the wrestling room is, but there’s no one to fill it up.” Seniors Eli Ferreira and Sarah Ishikawa were both put on the injured list this past season and were unable to wrestle according to Nelson. “Sarah hurt her shoulder during a match, and because it was match after match after match, that’s what made it worse,” Elazares said. “We just pass the injuries

Roster Ke`ike Acain, Allyn Kalaiwa`a, Sarina Kong, Kimberly Chin Keala Kama, Kainalu Yen, Moku Duval, Makai Mann Kaÿio Tubera Allyn Kalaiwa`a, Liz Guth, Emma Ko`omoa, Riley Shiraishi Ke`ike Acain, Kimberly Chin, Ka`io Tubera, Sarina Kong Ka`io Tubera, Liz Guth, Emma Ko`omoa, Riley Shiraishi

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on to Coach Alika. There’s nothing really that I can do to help them. I just say, ‘Go tape your finger up, keep going, move on,’” Saribay said. Saribay was not surprised about the amount of injuries during this season. He thought it was common and said it was about the same amount of injuries as previous years. However, he had one concern, “Because wrestlers do get injured, they won’t be capable of compet(Continued on page E6)

Ka Leo o Nä Koa - Sports Girls Soccer

Volume V

Issue 3

February 19, 2010


State berth: close, yet far By JARRIN ARAKAKI, staff writer

The girls varsity soccer team was only 4 points behind the team that earned the second state berth, King Kekaulike. “I think that they had a great season, and they had a good chance at making it to states but their efforts just weren’t enough to take them there,” said senior Darci Orikasa, a soccer fan. “Even though we did not do good enough to make it to states, we still did pretty well. It took us some time to ‘actually’ get the flow going and come together, but once we did…we did great things,” said senior Kylie Watson, team captain. “We could have done better with working with each other, and using what we have to our advantage,” said junior Liz Higashino, team captain. Thoughts now turn to next year’s team. Higashino said “There’s a lot of good people and I don’t want to give names, but my sister’s coming up (next year) and she’s really good.” Watson feels that next year’s team Boys soccer


Senior Kylie Watson floors the Seabury Hall goalie as she outmaneuvers her to score on Jan. 13.

should take home the MIL title. “As long as they start early and participate in preseason tournaments, they should have a really good team because they aren’t losing too many starting seniors. They’re a young, talented team…I think they have a great chance at an MIL title next year,” she said.

But Higashino, who will be returning as a senior next year, feels that the 2010-11 MIL title is not all they’re going to win. “Well, we’re gonna first win MIL’s, and then hopefully move on and win states. We’re gonna do more preseason and we’re gonna win states,” said Higashino.

MIL title streak comes to end By JARRIN ARAKAKI, Staff Writer

The boys varsity soccer team has fallen short of making it to the state championship tournament for the first time since 2005. The once 4-time D-1 championship team ended this season in last place with a record of 1 win, 7 losses and 3 ties. Team captain senior Daniel Borges said, “It wasn’t the greatest season.” Senior Michael Ferreira agreed with Borges. “It was all right, but we could have done better. If we could [have] worked together better, I think we would have had a better season,” he said. But, this season was not all let-downs for this soccer team. “I think the most memorable part of this season was when we scored 3 goals against King K [King Kekaulike],” said Borges. Ferreira agreed. He said, “We had a hard time scoring this season, and we had only scored three goals the whole season before that game.” There will be some key players returning for next year’s team. Two-year starting goalkeeper sophomore Kupono Ca-


Senior Michael Ferreira evades his defender. The boys soccer Warriors ended their season 1-7-3.

banas was a big asset for this year’s team. “Pono did super good. He saved our booties choke times,” said Ferreira. Ferreira also said that Nico Lopes, Kawena Chang-Yuen and Keola Felipe will be assets to next year’s team. Ferreira said that with the talent returning to next year’s team, there is a

good chance at repeating the achievements of the 2007-08 team, which had an undefeated season. “They are good enough, we will just have to see how their MIL season goes,” said Ferreira. Borges said, “They will be strong because they have a lot of talent.”

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Issue 3

February 19, 2010


All 3 paddling teams go to states Boys1, Girls 1, and Mixed 1 crews battled obstacles at state tournament By ERIN VENTURA, staff writer

The boys, girls, and mixed paddling crews all qualified for the state tournament which took place on February 5 at Keÿehi Lagoon on Oÿahu. Last year’s boys team took the state championship title, so hopes were high for a repeat, but none of the crews prevailed. The girls advanced to the finals after making a qualifying time in the preliminary rounds, but they placed seventh overall. The mixed crews won their semifinal heat, advancing them to the finals where they also finished in seventh. The boys crew fell out of the race for a state title after placing fifth in the semifinals. Only the top two teams from each heat move on to the finals, so the boys crew ended the tournament without placing. Senior Preston Tavares said, “We did the best we could; given the situation that we were in, losing Solomon [Ezera] and Kamahoe [Bal] due to various injuries and illnesses. It was very unfortunate, but we gave it our all, and that’s all we can ask for.” “The outcome was not as good as we would have wanted it to be simply because many of the players in the mixed crews competed in the boys and girls crews as well; therefore, they were tired,” said junior and alternate paddler Ariel Kahahane. The MIL championship regatta had ended the regular season controver-


The Varsity Girls 1 crew paddles back to shore after taking first place at the MIL championship meet in Kïhei .

sially when the varsity I mixed team was disqualified after their canoe drifted back into the race course after initially crossing the finish line in first place. In addition to the course violation, the crew was also charged with unsportsmanlike conduct due to excessive celebration. After the decision, junior Hiÿilei Andrade said, “I feel that it was a lesson learned the hard way, but in the end we are still going to states.”

Waÿa slam causes minor damage

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By TANI NAKAMITSU, staff writer

KÏHEI− Kamehameha Maui’s varsity girls paddling team was disqualified for colliding with the Moloka’i team on January 16 at Ka Lae Pöhaku. Kamehameha’s canoe, Kaimalinoikalaÿi ‘o Kalani, sustained minimal damage from the collision, a chip on the front portion. No one was injured. Junior Hiÿilei Andrade said that KSM’s girls were the first to make a turn in their lane and the first to get out of it, but during the turn Kamehameha went wide and collided with oncoming Molokaÿi. The officials concluded that it was Kamehameha’s fault for interfering

But good news followed the bad. At the end of the MIL regatta, the mixed crew learned that they had received the third place spot for the season, moving them forward to the state championship despite the race disqualification. “With all of the points that were accumulated during the three previous regattas, the disqualification put us in third. If we hadn’t been disqualified, we would have taken the first spot in the MIL for the state tournament,” Andrade said.



with Molokaÿi’s lane, and, therefore, disqualified the crew from the race. “Our emotions ran wild; however, we knew that it would push us all harder to win the final race in the following week, which we did,” said paddler Diondra Gomes. Athletics Director Kurt Ginoza said the canoe will be repaired during the off season.

ing at their full potential because of the lack of wrestling time. It really hurts the wrestlers from doing well from preseason to post-season.” There were individual goals the coaches had set for the team. Firstyear wrestlers are expected to participate in the MIL championships and returnees are expected to participate in the state championships. “We try to make sure all wrestlers experience states, so the next year it doesn’t come as a shock,” said Saribay. “Initially we were meeting our goals; then midseason, we were stagnant.” The 2009-2010 wrestling MIL championships will be at Lähainäluna High School tomorrow beginning at 10:00 a.m. Final rounds start around 5:00 or 6:00 p.m.

Ka Leo o Nä Koa - Sports

Volume V

Issue 3

February 19, 2010


JV basketball finishes on top JV boys finish the season 5-3 By ERIN VENTURA, staff writer


Keike Acain and Victoria Crozier dive in at MILs.

Swimmers wrap up season at state contest By KYLE DEELEY, sports editor

The Warrior swim team placed in several events on the Big Island last weekend at the state competition. “I didn’t place exactly where I wanted to place, but I did my best, and that’s what counts,” said senior Victoria Crozier about her performance on Saturday. Crozier placed third in the 50 free, and fourth in the 100 free. The Warrior medley team comprised of Keike Acain, Sarina Kong, Allyn Kalaiwaa and Victoria Crozier also placed fifth in the 200 medley, and fifth in the 200 free relay.

The boys JV basketball team finished their regular season with five wins and three losses. With 12 freshmen and a good finish, the team has hopes for a successful future. “Looking to next year, the boys are very determined and have a strong desire to win. They are all very close with each other and they enjoy playing with each other,” said assistant coach Bala Spencer. Among head coach Kawahamae Andrade’s starters were sophomores Daylan Machado and Jonah Aruda and freshman guard Kahiau Andrade. They earned their spots because of their ball handling skills and demonstrated leadership, Coach Andrade said. Spencer said, “The sophomores Daylan, Jonah, and Jared have left a mark on the program. They led well.” Andrade and Machado moved up to varsity when the JV season ended. “Kahiau had the skill level and the maturity level, and as for Daylan, you just can’t teach height, and he was ready,” said varsity coach Chad Kalehuawehe. New varsity player Machado said, “As the season progressed, the skill level began to increase, and we learned

a lot more. We ended the season on a good note, and I feel that will bring success in the future.” The team placed fifth overall in the MIL JV championship tournament.


Freshman Kamaka Keawekane bowls over King Kekaulike’s Elisha Chincio as he goes for the lay-up in a home game December 17.

JV paddlers come in second By ARIEL KAHAHANE, news writer

The junior varsity paddling team finished second overall this season. At the final meet in Kïhei, JV mixed 1 finished third, boys 1 finished second, and girls 1 finished fourth. The boys 2 and girls 2 teams both finished in first place, while mixed 2 came in second. The same JV boys 2 crew also went on to compete in the varsity boys 2 race later that day, finishing third. Chris Kim, sophomore said, “For JV paddlers, our crew raced phenomenally…being in that race was a complete thrill.” The crew consisted of Daniel Photo by ARIEL KAHAHANE Mendiola, Lane Kahaoi-Nichols, Jordan Maleko Lorenzo helps to steer his crew towards shore after a race. Nauka, Noah Harders, Keanu Santos, and Kim. In the third regatta, the Mixed 2 crew freshman and member of that crew said iors. Freshman Shanise Kaaikala said she created some buzz when the unofficial that win was the highlight of her season. Coach Robert Brede said he hopes to looks forward to paddling JV next year, crew, racing from lane 9 won the race bring up several JV members next year which “will only make us stronger as (unofficially). Leeana Batungbacal, to fill the spaces left by graduating sen- one.”

Ka Leo o Nä Koa - Editorials

Volume V

Issue 3

The Facebook story

News Editor: Pili Kepani

Life/Features/Opinion Editor: Matthew Quenga

By MATTHEW QUENGA, features editor

Sports Editor: Kyle Deeley

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Kye Haina Staff: Robert Abordo, Royal Afaga, Screenshot of Farmville, a popular simulation game available on the social networking site Facebook, recently blocked on campus.

like dying, I feel that the blocking of Facebook may actually have its positives. “There are other venues to communicate on, like email. Students will no longer need to tend to their virtual farms or any other activities on Facebook, and they can focus on their studies,” said Nguyen. Plus this will actually give students the opportunity to actually converse in person and have a real social life outside of social networking. Hard as it is to admit, we kind of brought this upon ourselves, and we have to live with it. So, instead of going to class crying because you forgot to comment on your friend’s wall, put a smile on, focus in class and look forward to Facebooking when you go home.

Alex Agdeppa, Jarrin Arakaki, Daniel Borges, Caitie DeMello, Ariel Kahahane, Noelle Kaulupali, Shelby Lynch, Blayne Morton, Tani Nakamitsu, Dayton-Lee Pascual, Kaio Tubera, Erin Ventura

Wire Services: Some Material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/MCT Campus Highschool Newspaper Services

Editorial Policy The staff of Ka Leo o Nä Koa is dedicated to objective and balanced coverage of campus and community news. We welcome comments, suggestions, and letters. To have your letterconsidered for publication, limit the text to 100 words or less, include full name and grade, and email to: Letters may be edited

Disclaimer: Ka Leo o Nä Koa is a publication of the journalism class of Kamehameha Schools Maui. The views expressed represent the views of the individual student writers and editors and does not reflect the views of KSM, KSBE, or its affiliations.

Original vampires versus sparkly vampires




Need the blood of humans to survive Are capable of transforming into bats

Can survive on animal blood Can put on lipstick?

Feared by everyone and everything Burst into flame if they go into the sun. (Totally hardcore)

Fall in love with humans. And are admired by all. Sparkle in the sun. Like diamonds. (Not hardcore. Not. At. All.) Have totally super cute lines like, “You’re my own personal brand of heroin.” Edward, a nice boy. Just so happens to be a vampire. Not the awesome kind. The cute kind. The ones who are all like, “I’d never hurt you, I love you.”

Have awesomely scary lines like, “I want to suck your blood!” Dracula, a total psycho. Thirsted for blood. BEAST. The awesome kind of vampire. The kind that are like, “RAAWWWWR! I’M GOING TO KILL YOU AND DRINK YOUR BLOOD!” Used to kill people for fun. Inspired fear and terror into multiple generations. Graphics by DAYTON-LEE PASCUAL


Ka Leo o Nä Koa Staff

Oh no, what about my cows! Sweat drips down your face as you carefully type in the URL. The loading bar at the bottom of the screen slowly drags on. Finally it loads, and what exactly is it you’re seeing? A yellow “block page.” You make a second attempt, a third, a fourth, all in vain. “Why?” you ask yourself. Over the past few days, students have been complaining (along with a few sighs of devastation) at the recent blocking of Facebook on campus. Many may be wondering why administration came to the decision that blocking this site was necessary. “Facebook is blocked due to requests from parents concerned that students were on during class times,” said KSM senior microtechnician Minh Nguyen. “It's like any addiction. When used in moderation there is no problem, but when someone's on it every waking moment, problems develop,” he said. I totally agree. I mean, we all know someone who is a “Facebook addict.” If you are one, I’m sorry about your loss, but this is for your own good. Plus you can still get your daily Facebook fix elsewhere. Although at first glance it may seem that life without Facebook is practically

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Barely kills any animals. Would probably just drink till they’re full and leave. With an apology. Destroyed a legacy of fear and terror in order to see the undead as people.

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