Ka Leo o Nä Koa
March 14, 2008
The dangers of caffeine
You are what you drink By KYMEE BURK, news writer
Caffeinated drinks have become a part of daily diets across the nation. With the increase in caffeine consumption and products, such as energy drinks, it is important to know what your body is consuming. Today there are more than 100 energy drinks for sale across America, compared to only a handful 5-10 years ago. Today there are more than 100 energy drinks offered across America, compared to 5-10 years ago. Energy drinks are beverages that usually contain high doses of caffeine, work to supply energy, and stimulate a person’s body. Energy drinks are nothing like Gatorade, a sports drink. Every day, about 21 million Americans drink 6 cups of coffee. Many of these consumers are not aware of the side effects caffeine overconsumption causes, or they just ignore them. Junior Ashley Shaffer enjoys Starbucks’ Frappuccino several times a month. She says that she doesn’t think about the caffeine because she doesn’t have the drink very often, and the delicious flavor removes any thought of unhealthy effects. Studies show there is nothing wrong with a cup of coffee a day or an energy drink here or there, but consumers need to know the results of over-consuming caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant, which causes a person to feel energized and awake for a few hours. It works by blocking adenosine, the chemical that triggers drowsiness. Once the caffeine wears off, your brain once again recognizes the adenosine. This explains the feeling of sudden tiredness and fatigue known as a crash. SEE CAFFEINE A5
Photos by KYLE DEELEY
Energy drinks line the shelves at the KÏhei Safeway. These caffeine and sugarfilled beverages may have deleterious effects over an extended period of use.
Quench the thirst By Alex Kahalehili, lifestyles writer
Athletes’ bodies constantly dehydrate and need something to quench the thirst. While water seems like it would be the first choice of drink, sports drinks have become very popular among athletes. With many different choices of hydrating sources, many wonder if sports drinks do indeed re-hydrate an athlete better than water. Although sports drinks come in different colors, flavors, and brands, some people wonder if they are getting their money’s worth when 4 ounces of water every 15 minutes while exercising will fully hydrate a body in motion. Some people find the taste of water to be boring and bland, so they don’t drink enough to become fully hydrated. These people often choose sports drinks that are flavorful and replace electrolytes and minerals that are lost during the process of sweating.
Index: School Briefs
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March 14, 2008
Graphic by KYLE DEELEY
What is the World Water Crisis? - More than 1 billion people around the world lack clean, safe drinking water - Over 2.6 billion people lack sanitation services - Lack of clean water kills almost 4,500 children every day - Of the 2.2 million unsafe drinking water deaths in the U.S. in 2004, 90% were children under the age of five because their immune systems (Source: ethos.com) are not fully developed
Photos by KYLE DEELEY
Junior Ashley Shaffer helps support humanitarian water project funding with her 5-cent donation to the Ethos water fund with each purchase of Ethos bottled water.
Ethos waters world By ASHLEY SHAFFER, news editor Ethos Water is a new product that helps fund humanitarian water programs that get clean, sanitary water to children and people worldwide. Founded in 2005 by Peter Thum, Ethos Water has partnered up with Starbucks Corporation to reach their goal of raising $10 million by 2010 to aid the world water crisis, mainly in the areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Each purchase of a bottle of Ethos Water sends five cents of the price to the Ethos fund. Since its founding, Ethos Water has raised more than $4.2 million, which went to grants that directly benefited more than 370,000 individuals. Thum wanted to help with the world water crisis, so he quit his job as a strategy consultant to start the company. Since then, Ethos Water has developed into a quickly growing product that is found in Starbucks stores around America. Ethos Water will also soon become available for purchase in department, drug, and convenience stores throughout the nation. Photos by KYLE DEELEY
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March 14, 2008
Kamehameha students qualify for HOSA state competition
Prince Jonah Kühiö
“Prince of the People” By ASHLEY SHAFFER, news editor
Photo by ASHLEY SHAFFER
Junior Keely Hassett and senior Cherie Joaquin perform first aid on their helpless “victim” Ethan Cabatingan at the HOSA competition held on the KSM campus. Students from all over Maui came to compete in health occupations skills.
By ASHLEY SHAFFER, news editor The third annual Maui Regional Health Occupations Students of America Student Leadership Conference took place on February 23 at Kamehameha Schools Maui. During this conference, students from Kamehameha Maui, Lähainaluna, and Maui High School gathered at KSM to qualify for the state competition on April 1. Students participated in written competition, medical spelling, dental spelling, CPR/first aid, extemporaneous writing, sports medicine and veterinary assisting along with medical math, human growth and development, nutrition, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. Students also competed in prepared speaking, job seeking, interviewing skills, medical reading, medical photography, extemporaneous heath poster, and career heath displays. Senior Kristen Ota planned out the entire conference for her senior project.
Prince Kühiö was one of the many beloved rulers of the Hawaiian Islands. Kühiö Day, an annual, state-observed holiday is coming up on March 26. Here is a timeline of some of his accomplishments and life 1871 – Jonah Kühiö Kalanianaʻole was born on Kaua’i 1884 – Declared prince after the end of the Kamehameha Dynasty 1895 – Participated in rebellion against Republic of Hawaii - Sentenced to a year in prison 1903 – Elected to US Congress as the Republican Delegate - Helped with the passage of Hawaiian Homes Commission Act - Restored Royal Order of Kamehameha I - Established Hawaiian Civic Club 1922 – Died and laid to rest at the Royal Mausoleum in Nuÿuanu on Oÿahu 1949 – Territorial Legislature established March 26 as a territorial holiday in honor of Prince Kühiö
Ailea Apana recieved a first place award in pathophysiology, Allyson Fukuyama and Jade Beerman received first in CPR/First Aid, Alden Kaleohano-Fernandez placed 2nd in medical terminology, and Larissa Nakamitsu placed 2nd in sports medicine. Keely Hassett placed 2nd in the Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid event with her partner, Cherie Joaquin. “Before the competition all I could think about was how I didn’t think I studied enough and if I would be able to make it to states,” said Hassett afterward. Hassett anticipates that the state “competition will be rough,” and at the next level she plans to study harder to prepare. In the CPR event, contestants first take an hour and a half written exam, then perform a scripted CPR and first aid reenactment including several medical procedures. The “victim,” junior Ethan Cabatingan, wasn’t nervous to be treated for the “cut” that he received from a robber, as stated in the script. Cabatingan said, “I actually had a lot of fun pretending to be wounded, I liked the fake blood, and it was cool to see how many students in our school learned about the health field and how they would use what they learned in real life.” HOSA is a nationwide program that was founded in 1976. Their mission is, “to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.” HOSA now has 44 chartered associations and over 90,000 members across the nation.
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March 14, 2008
Pets reduce stress; prolong, improve life By NOAH CLEMONS, sports writer/staff writer
Some people think that pets can be a burden on people. Picking up poop and feeding another mouth can be a hassle, especially after a long day’s work. Did you know that pets actually can help prolong a human’s life? Pets can improve your mood, control blood pressure, and reduce stress. Pets can also make you more approachable in the neighborhood. When walking a pet, people are more likely to stop and have a conversation with you. That’s why some guys walk around with little puppies. Pets are a good stress manager. Most times, it’s better than talking to a good friend because a pet doesn’t talk back. Research shows that when doing a stressful task, people have less stress when their pet is around versus other people. Pets don’t judge you; they love you. Pets get you physical. They encourage you to go outside and exercise. Exercise is good for stress management and for overall health. Walking a dog can be part of your daily exercise routine. Pets can also improve the quality of life in other ways. Mr. Michael Tom, middle school counselor, owns a dog
named Quincy. Quincy is half Labrador retriever and half Golden retriever. Many students know Tom as “the man in the wheelchair with the dog.” Many don’t know that his dog Photo by Kyle Deeley Quincy is specially trained to help Sophomore Kyle Deeley’s dog, Kubby. Could you be Tom with activities of daily living. stressed out looking at this? Quincy helps by picking things up off the ground, getting things Tom can’t reach, opening doors, and even turning on and off light switches. Tom says “He is really good company to have, and he is like having a child that is always happy to see you, doesn’t talk back and never asks for money.” Although, owning a pet can be good for you, it isn’t for everybody. Pets come with additional duties and responsibilities, which can bring its own stress. However, people who own pets know what it is really like owning a pet. Having a furry beast by your side reduces stress, improves your daily living, and helps you through hard times.
School Briefs Coke Plus a Minus By KYLE DEELEY, News Writer In March of 2007, the Coca-Cola Beverage Company released a new carbonated beverage called “Diet Coke Plus,” fortified with vitamins and minerals. The target audience for this drink was middle-aged women who were watching their weight and didn’t want to take in all of the calories that go with conventional energy drinks. This zero calorie soft drink contains no sugar, its only advantage over drinks like Monster. While it has more nutrients than any other type of Coke, Coke Plus comes up short when compared to other drinks. Coke Plus contains 15% of the daily recommended amounts of vitamins B6, B12, and niacin, but pales in comparison to the 75% in one bottle of Propel fitness water. One 16 oz. can of Monster M-80 contains 200% DV (Daily Value) of B6, B12, niacin, and riboflavin. The amounts of nutrients that Diet Coke Plus contains are outweighed by the number of other ingredients like artificial flavorings, artificial sweetener, and carbonated water.
What’s for lunch? By KYMEE BURK, news writer Recently, Textured Vegetable Protein has become increasingly popular with schools wanting to provide their students with a healthy, balanced meal. TVP is a meat substitute created from de-fatted soy flour. Soybean oil is extracted, then cooked under pressure and finally extruded, and dried. The soy-based food product contains a healthy amount of protein and fiber and is also low in fat. TVP is 50-70 % protein, depending on the type of soy, and contains 0% cholesterol. Schools don’t only find TVP to be a wise choice for its healthy benefits. Economically, TVP is seen as a great choice because of its low cost and long shelf life. TVP lasts over six months, which allows schools to purchase in bulk and decreases the amount of money lost on perishable meat products. TVP meets the USDA standards of nutrition while reducing the danger from bacteria in meats. If not handled and stored correctly, meats like ground beef can contain bacteria, such as E coli. The use of TVP helps prevent bacterial spread. TVP also comes in a variety of flavors, which include: ham, beef, and chicken. It can be used for bacon, tacos, pepperoni, and sloppy Joes.
Dining hall manager Reyn Tateyama says TVP is used in such dishes as pizza, curry stew, eggplant casserole, chicken patties, tofu burgers, chili, and tacos in the Healthy Corner at Ke`eaumokupapa`iaheahe. It is very similar to ground beef in texture and appearance, but some say is less full in flavor. Senior Jentson Gumtang says he “defeats the purpose” by adding mayonnaise to his chili for his own flavor twist. With its different flavors and healthy benefits TVP, is supreme in many schools, including our own. To find TVP near you, visit your local natural food store or larger supermarket.
Miser plays this weekend Today the 14th and Saturday the 15th at 7:30 PM at Nämähana Dining Hall, the Kamehameha Schools Maui Drama Club proudly presents the Moliere comedy classic, The Miser. Set in 17th century France, the play tells the tale of the miserly Harpagon, whose feisty children long to escape from his pennypinching household and marry their respective lovers. Drama ensues with surprising twists and revelations, the delirious plot spirals to a wildly comic finish. Free and open to the public.
Green tea related to health By MICHAEL JENKINS, news writer From its origins 4,000 years ago in China, green tea has been a staple in the medical field as an effective herbal remedy and as a tasty refreshment. The people of China have used this drink to help cure many ailments. They also have the longest life expectancy of any race. Is there a connection? The all-natural tea has many ingredients that affect overall well-being. One National Cancer Institute study found that drinking green tea reduces the risk of esophageal cancer by 60%. Green tea is comprised of four polyphenol catechins, which are the source of the benefits. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the main catechin. It helps lower LDL cholesterol and burn fat. This chemical also helps to fight cancerous cells by preventing them from mutating. Green tea is filled with anti-oxidants, which strengthen the immune system to help fight off disease. It is used for colds and fevers and also for a boost to combat sluggishness. This beneficial drink has been adapted and incorporated into many new-age drink products. Beverage companies can add flavors, sugar, and caffeine. AriZona Green Tea brand is enhanced with corn syrup and ginseng and has become a staple in the nearly $1 billion dollar energy drink industry. However, during processing, some benefits are reduced or removed from this type of tea. Most of the antioxidants become lessened through the additive process, so you don’t get the same ‘boost’ as the original, but it still has its health benefits. Drink Photos by Kyle Deeley
Photo courtesy of Kye Haina
Harpagon, a curmudgeonly miser played by senior Nolan Yee, makes a surprising announcement to his “children” senior ÿIolani Antonio and sophomore Rockne Matsuda.
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Third time’s a charm for KSM By KYMEE BURK, news writer Kamehameha Schools Maui proves that the third time is a charm, bringing home a third win in the Honolulu Festival’s 5th annual Mikoshi design competition, having won in 2004, in the first year of the contest, and for the past two years in a row. A Mikoshi is a float, which some believe carry divine Japanese spirits. The mikoshi is carried during parades and displays decorative designs. This year’s winning Mikoshi design features four canoe paddles, each with greetings in different languages. The Mikoshi competition is open each year to high school students as a part of the Honolulu Festival. Every year, the winners of the best-designed Mikoshi get to see their design in reality as they march in the annual parade. Japanese language teachers Mossman Sensei and Mateaki Sensei will be traveling with the winning students to Oÿahu where they will be parading the Mikoshi they have designed this Sunday, March 16, through Waikïkï. The students won airfare and the opportunity to be in the parade.
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March 14, 2008
What’s in those drinks? By KAIPO KIAHA, lifestyles writer
Unlike other drinks, energy drinks are specially made to give the consumer a high boost of energy. Their contents are very different from other drinks, so keep this in mind when you drink them. Some widely used stimulants in energy drinks include caffeine, taurine, and l-carnitine. Caffeine stimulates your nervous system, temporarily subsiding drowsiness. Taurine is an organic acid that is sometimes taken with bodybuilding supplements, such as creatine, because it reduces muscle fatigue and therefore, allows longer exercise sessions. Finally, l-carnitine (short for levocarnitine) helps the body burn fat. Energy Drinks
Red Bull Rockstar Bawls Guarana Monster NOS High Performance AMP 5 Hour Energy Shot
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Should you eat Spam musubi? By MATTHEW QUENGA, features writer
Spam musubi is a delicacy in Hawaiÿi. It is a favorite snack food of many locals. People pack them in lunch boxes and backpacks, and they are easily found pretty much anywhere from Longs Drugs to Minit Stop. It’s an allaround food here in the islands, good for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner. But is it good for you? In brief, the total calories in 1 serving or 1 spam musubi, which is about 165 grams, is about 253 calories, according to Photo by Brandy Gomes Sophomore Terani Richmond eats a favorite Hacalorielab.com. waiÿi snack, Spam musubi There are also other beneficial nutrients such as iron, vitamins A,E,and C, calcium, and sodium. But, as with other snacks, if not eaten in moderation, Spam musubi can become detrimental to a person’s overall health. For example, sodium helps to regulate blood pressure, but too much can result in high blood pressure. Spam musubi is flavorful and can be eaten guilt-free when eaten in moderation.
Other Stimulants (Amounts Undisclosed) Taurine Taurine, L-Carnitine Guaranine (caffeine) Taurine, L-Carnitine Taurine Taurine Taurine Other Stimulants (Amounts Undisclosed)
CAFFEINE CONTINUED FROM A1 Senior Brandy Gomes says she doesn’t like caffeinated drinks because, “I have all the energy I need, and I can find healthier ways to be me.” An average American consumes 280mg of caffeine per day; compared to other countries, which consume around 250mg per day. According to “The Pros and Cons of Caffeine” in U.S News and World Report, drinking 500mg of caffeine on a daily basis over a period of time, then stopping, can cause withdrawalinduced headaches. Caffeine over-consumption has both long and shortterm effects. Short-term effects can include: restlessness, insomnia, stomach upset, and muscle twitching. Long term effects include: nervousness, increased urination, insomnia, muscle twitches, restlessness, and stomach upsets. Over-consumption can also be fatal, if a person consumes more than 4grams of caffeine. B vitamins and taurine are also found in energy drinks. B vitamins are vital to many of the body’s functions including the digestive system and metabolism. Also, B vitamins can reduce stress and depression. Taurine aids in the movement of calcium, potassium, and sodium to generate nerve signals. Aside from the crash effect, the short term effects of energy drinks and caffeine usually do not interfere with a person’s daily life. But, consumers should avoid high daily intake of caffeine, unless they want to be a nervously twitching, restless insomniac with an upset stomach.
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March 14, 2008
Photo by Terani Richmond
Freshman Kelii Ka’aiikala stares mesmerized into the fruit punch fountain at the sophomore banquet.
Freshman Candyland banquet a sweet treat By ASHLEY SHAFFER, news editor
The class of 2011 freshman banquet on March 1 at Keʻeaumokupapaiahiahi outshined all expectations according to many members of the freshman class. It wasn’t difficult to recognize the theme of the night, “Candyland,” due to the enormous amount of candyrelated decorations including a soda fountain, cotton candy machine, an allballoon gumball machine, and different candy characters throughout the room. Freshman Cody Pundyke said, “The freshman banquet was extremely extravagant and was really something different; I really liked the soda fountain.” Music throughout the night was performed by DJ Bud. The freshman class also created their own slideshow that included pictures from the year along with various clips from Spirit Week. “I thought they did a really good job at making a slideshow without any help from the video production class,” said senior Joshua Matsuda a video production II student who was filming at the banquet. The freshman class is off to a good start judging by how well their banquet turned out; it’s a wonder how good their next banquet will be!
By ASHLEY SHAFFER, news editor By MICHAEL JENKINS, news writer
Hö‘ike Nui presentations are nearly over marking our third successful year. The seniors are glad that the year is winding down with only 10 weeks left of school. The Senior Bash is coming soon and the seniors will get to reminisce about their high school years. “I’ve heard about how sad the senior slide-show is and I just don’t want to cry,” said senior Kaleo DeMello. Students are frantically searching for much-needed scholarships as many seniors have already received their college acceptance letters. Graduation is coming pretty soon, so the seniors are doing their best to keep their grades up and their spirits high.
Juniors should keep in mind to stay on top of their senior projects and not fall behind. As a reminder, the final drafts for revised letters of intent are due on March 28 and you should, if not done already, be completing your internships during this spring break or summer, as well as keeping in touch with senior project advisors. Just fifteen more days until junior prom and the excitement is quickly becoming hard to contain for some girls such as junior Alena Tihada. “I’m so excited for prom! It’s going to be such a memorable night I will remember forever!” says Tihada. Prom will be taking place at the Westin, Lähaina on March 29th with the theme “A Night for Teen Royalty.” Aside from junior prom, the class of 2009 student government is still planning a junior sleepover that will be taking place later in the year.
By KYLE DEELEY, news writer
Photo by Terani Richmond
Café 808 provided kalbi ribs and noodles to hungry freshman at their banquet.
Sophomore banquet is less than a month away. The last day to turn in forms was last week, and more than 100 people will be attending. The menu will include such dishes as kalua pig, lomi salmon, and haupia. The banquet will include a slideshow about this year at Kamehameha and a music video. On April 5, the doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and will be shut at 6:30, so come on time. The party will end at 9:30. Be sure to show up on time, and ready to do the jungle boogie.
By KYMEE BURK, news writer
The “Candyland” themed freshman banquet was a success, and now freshman officers would like to thank everyone who helped make it a “sweet” affair. Aside from, that the freshmen have not yet begun planning for next year, but face a tough election for next year’s officers after the great year put in by this year’s class government.
March 14, 2008
Student survey: What is the best thing about you?
“Everything. 5’11”, 140, hazel eyes, sense of humor, and looks.”
“I can make long-term friends and keep them.” Correction: Two students were misidentified in the last issue Kerri Higa and Beth Onaga’s names were switched on the photos
Jade Rosa “Probably that I’m optimistic and always trying to make others happy.”
Horoscopes are for entertainment purposes only. If you need answers to life’s questions, you’ll find them in your Bible. Jan. 20—Feb. 18 Work interferes with playtime, but it's only temporary. Besides, you'll have more to spend on games with the extra money.
Feb. 19—March 20 You hear what isn't being said. You notice body language and subtle intonations. Others confide in you, and these are some of the reasons why.
March 21—April 19 Meetings get bogged down in ideology and people don't get much accomplished. Relax however you can. You'll get to make important decisions next week. Be ready.
April 20—May 20 Hurry and finish your shopping. Your attention will soon be shifted to learning new skills and laughing with friends. Get the chores out of the way.
May 21—June 21 As you well know, communication is very important. Make sure you get your message across now, in no uncertain terms.
June 22—July 22
By BRANDY GOMES, features editor
By LINDA C. BLACK, Tribune Media Services
Ka Leo o Nä Koa
Call in a debt that's owed to you. Don't take any more excuses. Show you are determined. A person who was argumentative will back right down.
July 23—Aug. 22 Delegate as many of your responsibilities as you can. Others can do them as well and that will allow you a little break. Use the time to think.
Aug 23—Sept. 22 Your job has been rather demanding. Set up a date to relax over the weekend with your mate and a lot of special friends. Celebrate your victory.
Sept. 23—Oct. 22 Philosophy is wonderful, but also be practical. Think of ways to market your brilliant insights. It's OK to get wealthier.
Oct. 23—Nov. 21 It's hard to ignore a plea for toys, but you can use good judgment. Get something the other person can use to develop important skills.
Nov. 22 —Dec. 21 Once you've made up your mind, shopping becomes much easier. Go with one objective and save yourself a lot of trouble, and time.
Dec. 22—Jan. 19 Collect your pay and go, guilt free, to your next assignment. That will involve spending quality time with someone you care about. This makes it all worthwhile.
“I think my sense of humor because I like to make people laugh.” Photos by Terani Richmand and Kyle Deeley
Pump it up By KAIPO KIAHA, lifestyles writer
Listening to music while working out can help give you energy and entertainment. Try these songs to enhance your workout experience. Power Playlist • TNT – AC/DC • Stronger – Kanye West • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor • Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses • Lose Yourself – Eminem
Turbo Tunes • Pump It – Black Eyed Peas • Upgrade U – Beyonce • Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C&C Music Factory • Jesus Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood • Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
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Ka Leo o Nä Koa Ms. Razo What active hobbies do you do to stay in shape and why do you do them? Dance hula because I enjoy it.
Do you have any advice for students/teachers wanting to stay fit? Find something you love and go for it!!! It doesn't have to be complicated and strenuous. Just going out for a walk after dinner is good.
What is your favorite exercise and why? I like to use the cardio machine (kind of like a stepping machine) because I can read while I do it. I don’t have much time to read during the week, except for that 30 minutes on the machine. It takes a little bit of practice to be able to read while you are stepping up and down. At first it gave me a headache, but now I can read the same as if I was sitting down on my couch.
Do you have a workout partner? Mr. Rickard is usually in the fitness room at the same time. We have debates on current issues while we work out. I like the debates.
What do you do to stay fit? I exercise, eat, and sleep. Sounds simple and silly but that’s what I live by... My main goal is to stay healthy and active. I don't really care to look like those guys on the cover of “Muscle Magazine.” The most important muscles you want to work out are your heart and your brain.
Do you have any advice for students/teachers wanting to stay fit?
Coach Kaipo How long have you been working out/staying fit? Always, it’s a lifestyle.
Do you have a workout partner? I have a hard time staying motivated, and I enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship. Most of the time I work out with friends and/or players. It makes the time go by faster and ‘funner’ (not a word, I know)...
Ms. Kaawa How many days/hours do you work out a week?
By BRANDY GOMES, features editor
Exercise, eat, rest, and be happy. Take your time, set reachable goals, and most of all have fun!
Do you have a workout partner? Kumu Lökahi is my workout buddy. We keep each other on track.
Were you active in high school; if so, what activities did you participate in? I didn’t play a sport for my school but I roller skated (figure skating, & roller hockey). Man, I had rock hard calves then. The roller rink closed after a few years but when Ice Palace was built, I took to ice skating.
I’m usually in the gym 3 times a week for 1 hour each day. I like a quick workout that includes both aerobic and anaerobic exercises. On the weekends, I can stay in the water all day surfing or paddling.
What is your favorite exercise and why? I love to paddle and that would be my choice of exercise. If I’m in the Fitness Center, I’d like to work my legs because my upper body is naturally muscular… thanks to my dad. (I stay away from working my arms too much… light weights with high repetition.)
Ms. Suda What sorts of food do you eat to stay fit? Salads, tofu, fish, chicken. I try to stay away from starchy foods.
Do you have any advice for students/teachers wanting to stay fit? The best thing is to have a workout partner so you can encourage each other and have the will power to workout.
What do you do to stay fit? Both a Muscle Skeletal strengthening (Weight lifting or body weight lifting) and a Cardiovascular strengthening (Aerobic exercise such as biking, running, elliptical trainer).
How long have you been working out/staying fit? I have been working out since I was a young man in elementary when my dad would get my brothers and I up early in the morning before work and school to do push-ups and sit-ups. No weights ‘til eighth grade. Photos by Kamalu Kaina and Terani Richmand
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Ka Leo o Nä Koa Ms. Molina
Teen wants to lose weight for prom By WHITNEY SANTOS, sports editor
Dear Whitney, It’s two weeks before junior prom and I want to look great, so I’ve been starving myself and exercising a lot. Lately, I’ve been feeling tired and can’t concentrate in class. What should I do? Sincerely, Concerned Junior
Where do you workout? I like to keep my workout places open. Sometimes I run at Pukalani park or the park near my house. I go to the Kihei pool or KS pool for swimming. My gym membership is for Powerhouse in Kihei and when I just don't have the time I run on my treadmill at home.
What active hobbies do you do to stay in shape and why do you do them? I like to hike a lot and paddle canoe. Although I haven't had the time to canoe I hike whenever I can. I wanted to take up some sort of water activity like Kiteboarding or surfing but I’m too afraid of the sharks, so I’ll just watch for now. I like to hike because it’s normally in a quiet place and it’s usually so calming. My mind usually feels relaxed and ready for the new day.
What is your favorite exercise and why? It would have to be any weight lifting with the free weights—because it takes control, concentration, and strength.
Do you have a workout partner? I would have to say Mossman Sensei. He and I tend to hit the weight room about the same time and talk about stuff while trying to get in shape. FACULTY continued on B5
Dear Concerned Junior, We’ve all been in that predicament. It’s a few weeks before prom and you see that super cute dress or fly tux hanging in an expensive store window. You really can’t imagine yourself wearing anything else, but it just can’t fit you. So what do you do? You end up starving yourself for weeks and telling yourself that drinking a Jamba Juice a day will satisfy your hunger. You weigh yourself at the end of the day and come to find that you haven’t lost a single pound, so you pay $25 to sign up for a gym and work out until you can’t stand straight. According to thesite.org, shocking your body with a low food intake may appear to be working after a few days, but you actually don’t lose any fat. You only lose the body’s supply of glycogen, a form of carbohydrate. As you lose glycogen, you lose a lot of water along with it, so it seems that you are losing weight quickly. Crash dieting tends to make dieters tired, short-tempered, and brings on
food cravings. Crash dieting causes what doctors call the “yo-yo effect.” The weight that you have lost is gained back quickly leaving you with more fat and less protein than you started off with. This will make you feel out of shape and worse than you felt in the first place. So, here’s what to do. Maintain a healthy diet by eating correct amounts of food, follow the food pyramid and its instructions about amounts of servings per day, and exercise regularly. Just think of it this way: three weeks of starving yourself and overexercising isn’t worth your time, but gaining confidence and learning to love your body the way it is, definitely is. Your date obviously asked you to prom for a reason and won’t care about those few extra pounds that you are stressing about. Living a consistently healthy life style, will help you look and feel great way past the end of prom! Good Luck! Whitney
Class of 2008 diagnosed with disease By KAIPO KIAHA, lifestyles writer
Once the senior class entered the final semester of their high school career, many thought it would be an easy one as they coasted toward graduation. However, many seniors were derailed by dangerously infectious particles. This epidemic spread rapidly and contaminated many seniors, even those who believed they were immune to such a sickness. It devastated the well- being of the class and each student individually. This natural phenomenon stymied teachers and parents alike. It was the infamous senioritis. Urban Dictionary defines senioritis as “a crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude.” It’s no surprise that these overworked, tired seniors have succumbed to this disease. After slaving over Höÿike Nui, college and scholarship applications, community service hours, everyday homework, and extra-curricular activities, graduation looks like the magic solution to end all the stress school brings. In the classic case, senioritis victims who are trying to get everything done, eventually become overwhelmed and fail to complete anything. Grades drop, and so does the student’s work ethic. Seniors doing only the minimum are common and there are mutual feelings of being “over school” and ready to leave for the real world. Senioritis can have long-term effects, some affecting the patient for the rest of their lives. Procrastination, lack of effort, and poor time management can harm students in college and at work. Unlike at some schools, seniors at Kamehameha Maui could face severe consequences if diagnosed with senioritis. Unlike with other diseases, the school administration can easily take away commencement privileges or even expel students who come down with symptoms. As grim as it looks, senioritis is treatable. Regimental practices such as using a planner for time management and sacrificing extra activities can allow more time for homework and projects. Seeking aid from counselors, academy advisors, teachers, and even parents can help a student fight off the disease, and make a full recovery just in time to handle the freshman 15, the notorious malady of college freshmen.
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Ka Leo o Nä Koa Serial Story Chapter 4
What If… We never went home? By KYLE DEELEY, news writer
In our last issue, our heroes learned that the school’s star athlete, Marcus Kirk had been crippled, and they were stuck in a school so advanced that teachers communicated psychically. Now, without being able to reach their locker, how will Keoni and Kawika ever get home to KSM?
“All right, class is over, time for class to start,” Mr. Aid thought from the front of the room. The world went out of focus and the boys felt a rush of air as the floor dropped out from under them. After a series of quick turns through snaking pipes, Kawika found himself separated from Keoni and in a class with Marcus. This turned out to be Beginner Matter Bending, where budding psychics tried to bend paper clips with little success. “What’s the deal with these pipes?” Kawika asked. “There are no doors in this school because no one ever leaves until they graduate. There is only one pipe that leads out of the school and everywhere else is blocked in,” Marcus answered. “Sometimes I wish I could leave,” chimed in another boy sitting next to them. “I haven’t seen my parents for 5 years. One day I got a perfect score on my math test, and the next moment, I was here.” The girl sitting in front of them turned in her chair and told them that she was not there by choice either. As more and more people added their stories, it quickly became apparent that nobody was at the school by choice. As the discussion was reaching a climax, everyone’s mouths suddenly clamped shut and they could not breathe. As people began to pass out, Mr. Aid strode out of a tube, his T.E.N. pulsing rapidly. “What, you don’t think I monitor my students’ thoughts?” he thought at them. “I could hear this dissention in my office a mile away. There is no way out, as Marcus can attest, and you will stay here until you graduate. Understood?” With that, he released his psychic hold on the students, allowing them to open their mouths. “Well that was scary,” one student said. “Yeah, well when you try to rebel against the Telepathy and Advanced Matter Bending teacher, you have to expect trouble.” “Advanced Matter Bending?” Kawika queried. “Yeah, those guys are crazy. I saw one blow up a slab of solid concrete once, just by thinking about it,” Marcus responded. See SERIAL STORY on B5
Healthy Hawaiian By MATTHEW QUENGA, Features writer
As I walked through the mall I saw many tempting fast foods. I entered through the food court doors, and the next thing I knew, I had purchased two double cheeseburgers and a large fries. I ate them quickly and soon after I started picturing clogged arteries. I became afraid I was going to drop dead right there of a heart attack, knowing I was a Hawaiian and, therefore, I had a higher risk of high blood pressure or high cholesterol. On the way across the parking lot, I saw many people our age smoking cigarettes. When I went home I wanted to run or something but I was just too lazy. What has this world come to? I have realized that in today’s world, fast foods and quick fixes have become a major part of our lives. Exercise and other healthy choices? Not so much. We often don’t think about the kinds of things we are doing to our bodies or lack thereof. As Hawaiians, we are more vulnerable to all sorts of diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. We are slowly killing ourselves whether it be from not being active, making bad food choices, or from ingesting illicit chemicals. We cannot take our lives for granted. Something like sitting back, watching TV, while eating French fries and doing other unhealthy things may seem good, but in reality all of these things only shorten our lives. Be wise! lose the fries and exercise, don’t do drugs, and be a healthy Hawaiian! by Alex Kahalehili
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Ka Leo o Nä Koa FACULTY continued from B3
Mr. O’Brien What active hobbies do you do to stay in shape and why do you do them? I like to lift weights, ride mountain bikes, play in-line hockey in Kihei, and snorkel when the whales are here and listen to them sing.
Were you active in High School and if so what activities did you participate in? I was very active in High School. I was a football player and my life revolved around playing football or preparing to play football. This was when I really began serious weight training. I also played ice hockey while growing up and when I went to college I spend a lot more time playing hockey than anything else.
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SERIAL STORY Continued from B1 Just then, an idea began to form in Kawika’s head and he started to look around for AMB students in his classes. He met with success in his ninth class of the day, “MJLNOR Armor Theory”. “You want me to blast a hole in the school? No way,” the student responded when Kawika told him about his plan. “You can get out of here and start a real life in the world. Isn’t there anything you miss on the outside?” “I do miss the sun sometimes, but then I can just lie under a heat lamp.” “Come on, you’d really be helping the rest of us out.” “OK, if you can convince some of the other AMB students to help you, I’ll consider it because there is no way I can knock down that wall by myself.” It turns out that all of the AMB students were surprisingly reluctant to rebel, and it took massive amounts of effort to persuade each student. One had to be bribed with the promise that, once they were out, a different student would have to cook dinner for her every day. Another made everybody call him “Lord Master of All That is Good and Psychic” before he would help. After four days of marshalling the troops, they made their move. Their were small explosions all around the school as AMB students pulled the transport tubes open so they could all congregate in one class. They were met with no resistance as they made their way to an empty classroom whose wall they wanted to blow out. With a concentrated burst of effort, they pushed through the wall blowing a huge hole in it. As they ran for the opening, they saw that the wall was beginning to reform. Mr. Aid was striding across the campus smiling triumphantly as he thought the wall back into place. He stepped inside as the wall closed around him. The students were pushed back, unable to move. “For smart people, you are all a bunch of morons,” he said menacingly as he stepped closer to the trembling students. Have the heroes finally met their match at the hands of Mr. Aid? Who will save them from this terrible plight? Find out in our next issue.
Fun Funky Fresh Flavors By TYLER HILSABECK, sports writer
What KSM students drink What drinks do you prefer? Milk/ Fruit Juice/ Tea/Other 9 Soda/Juice 10
Water 41 Energy Drinks 18
Sports Drinks/ Flavored Water 32
Data based on survey of 110 students.
Tired of the same old-fashioned soda flavors? Try some of these new fun, funky, fresh flavors that beverage companies have recently released: Coca Cola 1. Sparkling Peach Citrus Fresca 2. Sparkling Black Cherry Fresca 3. Black Cherry Vanilla 4. Coca Cola Blak – coffee flavored coke 5. Coke with Lime Pepsi 1. Pepsi Jazz Strawberries and Crème- Sweet strawberries and crème flavor blended with Pepsi 2. Black Cherry French Vanilla Pepsi 3. Pepsi Lime 4. Diet Pepsi Max- 0 calories, and more caffeine to boost your energy 5. Pepsi Wild Cherry Sprite 1. Tropical Sprite Remix 2. Berryclear Sprite Remix 3. Sprite Remix- Caffeine-free beverage with tropical flavor 4. Sprite Ice- Mint flavored Sprite 5. Sprite Zero- a clear, lemon-lime flavored, low-calorie beverage
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University of HawaiÿiHilo signs Kelii Dias By KAMALU KAINA , sports writer/photographer
Photo by Kamalu Kaina
Senior and states repeater Kelii Dias will be attending UH Hilo on the offer of a golf scholarship.
Playing golf since the age of 8 and soccer since the age of 5, senior Kelii Dias, will feel comfortable playing golf next year for the University of Hawaii Hilo Vulcans. Dias has been a big threat in the Maui Interscholastic League, being part of the varsity golf and soccer teams since his freshman year. Dias has gone to states for golf in his sophomore and junior years and is widely believed to be a shoo-in for a third appearance at states which will be held in Wailua, Kaua’i on May 11, 2008. At 5 feet 9 inches, Dias has the mana to hit a golf ball a mile. Varsity Coach Howard Kihune says, “Kelii is an awesome golfer. He shows leadership to his fellow teammates, and shows very good sportsmanship on the golf course.” Dias has been taking golfing lessons with many golf professionals around Maui, but the golf coach he is training with now is Eddie Lee. Coach Lee works at the Wailea Golf Course. His background in golf consists of college golf and some professional golfing on the Nationwide Tour. “I feel Kelii had been doing well this past couple of years. He has improved a lot since his junior year. I wish him well this season for he can really win it if he puts his mind to it.”
Maxine and Gary Dias are the parents of Kelii. Not only are they Kelii’s supporters but they supported the entire team as well. “I have enjoyed watching my son grow from his freshman year,” Kelii’s father said, “he has shown a lot of improvement on his (golf) game.” The golf season started on February 20 with the team defeating the Maui High Sabers. The tournament was held at the Makena Golf Course. Dias posted a round of 42 to help the Warriors win. “I felt good to win our first match because it gives us confidence for our next match,” Dias said, “I knew that we could pull it off because everybody was confident in their game, and in one another.” A week after, the Warriors played the Seabury Hall Spartans at Kahili Golf Course on Wednesday, and Makena Golf Course on Friday. The Warriors beat the Spartans on both Wednesday and Friday with scores of 166-210, and 169-199. The Warriors then played the Nä Ali’i from King Kekaulike on Wednesday and Friday. Beating them on both days, Sophomore Andrew Kunitomo led the team with scores of 36 and 39.
New team, new players, new field: Softball season up for grabs By WHITNEY SANTOS, sports editor
This year’s softball season is up for grabs since the defending MIL and state champions Baldwin Bears lost 9 of their senior starters last year. The Warriors, one of the MIL’s top contenders, held their tryouts from February 4 to March 3. Since the softball team is not creating a J.V. team, the varsity squad is filling their roster with outstanding freshmen. Although the short practice period,
the girl’s varsity softball team played their first MIL game Friday March 7 against one of their biggest competitors, the Maui High Sabers. They shocked the Sabers with a 9-1 win. Kai Duarte led the Warriors and was 34 with two RBI’s (runners batting in) and three stolen bases. The Sabers retaliated by winning the following day 15-10, proving to the Warriors they are a team to reckon with.
The Warriors will play all of their home games at the newly constructed field at Maui High named after Patsy Mink, a member of the US House of Representatives from Hawaiÿi’s second district. The home field will be shared among Maui High, King Kekaulike, and Kamehameha. The Warriors faced their other biggest competition Lähainaluna on March 11 and 12. Scores were not available at the time of this printing.
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Juniors step up for young track team By KEKOA TURBEVILLE, Sports Writer
The Kamehameha Maui track & field team will need to replace a number of experienced participants who graduated with the class of 2007. This year’s team has a limited number of senior leaders, forcing many younger athletes to step into a leadership role. Many of these new leaders will be juniors. Three of the team’s captains will be from the class of 2009. They will be doing double duty, trying to lead the team while competing for MIL titles. On Friday, March 7 at King Keakaulike, the 2008 MIL track & field season got underway. In the first qualifying meet of the season, a few athletes from Kamehameha Maui have placed themselves as contenders for MIL titles. Junior and team captain Teilissa Tua placed third in the shot put, just ahead of teammate Falen Puli, who also finished fourth in discus. And the boy’s 4x100 relay team was tenths of a second from qualifying for states. As for the junior varsity, the boys 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams blew past the competition, leading the way to solid performances by many JV Warrior athletes, including a second place finish in discus for sophomore Kelsey Galago.
Keloni Kamalani, Class of 2009 – sprinter, long jump Last year as a sophomore, Kamalani was a pivotal part of the JV championship relay team. He also excelled in the shot put and the 100-meter dash. He plans on running a numerous this year as well, including the 100m, 4x100m relay, 200m and the long jump. He will continue to run the Kamalani also shines in other sports. As just a sophomore, he won the MIL title for his weight class in wrestling and this year was the lone KS-Maui football player to make MIL first team. Photo by Kyle Deeley
Varsity Baseball on the move By TERANI RICHMOND, sports writer
Photo by Kyle Deeley
Kelton Kealoha throws the ball to first base in the varsity team’s preseason tourney that ran February 27-March 1 at Iron Maehara Stadium.
Varsity baseball is now in season. Their first game was played yesterday at 3:30 P.M. against Seabury Hall. It was a home game but the scores are unavailable at this time. The varsity pitching coach, Kaholo Rickard, feels that the team this year is going to go far. “We’ve got some key players in key positions who are veterans on our team which will offer some much needed leadership and teamwork. Most of the veterans on the team are highly motivated to be the best in the MIL and will work hard to achieve that goal.” Just like last year, the pitching will play a vital role in this year’s season. The pitchers set the tone early last year, and they worked hard throughout the year to maintain intensity. Coach Rickard expects big things from their main pitchers. “Guys like Isaiah Kaneakua, Aaron Asato, and Naea Kalehuawehe hold it down on the pitching end,” says Rickard. “Pitching and defense look like could be strengths for our team this year. It also helps that the boys on the team are extremely humble, focused, and coach-able.” Along with the new season come new players. There are many new freshmen and sophomores who have been moved up from junior varsity and are just getting used to the varsity scene. “They’ve got to find out how to make it work as a team,” says Coach Rickard. J.V. move-up, Noah Facuri says, “The level of play at varsity is much different then J.V. I am still adjusting to it.” After going to states last year, the whole team hopes that they will be able to go again this year and earn a state championship title for Kamehameha Maui.
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Boy’s volleyball aims to soar high By KEKOA TURBEVILLE, SPORTS WRITER
Successful sports teams have steady leadership, in high school this leadership usually comes from seniors. However, this wasn’t the case for last year’s boy’s volleyball team, which, with only a single senior on the roster advanced in the state tournament, winning in the first round against McKinley. Coach Robert Brede, his staff and the rest of this returning talent will attempt to build on the winning volleyball traditions at Kamehameha Maui. with Even though the Warriors had success at the state level, they weren’t as successful here on Maui. This promising Warrior team should be able to improve on last years mediocre 5 win and 5 loss season with the key members of the team that they bring back this year, now with more experience. MIL first-team selection Kamuela Kalehuawehe-Valintine has lofty goals for his senior season saying, “This year’s team goal is to win MIL’s. Also, not just competing but be successful in the state tournament and hopefully, reach the final four in the state.” But he also added that there is always room for improvement, some of those improvements include “staying focused and giving our 110% in every practice.” Joining “KKV” on the list of last season’s MIL allstars is fellow senior Erwin DeCoite and junior Kalaÿe Camarillo.
Photo by Whitney Santos
Junior Keanu Kaaa warms up for a promising varisty boys volleyball season. The team is looking for an MIL championship this year.
Ladies step it up By NOAH CLEMONS, sports writer
Photo by Kyle Deeley
Senior goalie Taylissa Joaquin practices saves for tomorrow’s 10:00 a.m. game against King Kekaulike High School. It will be the team’s third regular season game played at home in the Piÿilani Aquatic Center.
Last year, the Kamehameha girl’s water polo team was a pretty sight to see, but their losing season statistics weren’t. They didn’t win any games and weren’t popularly attended. But this year, the team is off to a winning start. In their first scrimmage against last year’s MIL champions Lähainaluna, they tied the score 11-11. The Lady Warriors also played against King Kekaulike and smashed them 16-10, and they have beaten the Baldwin Bears 18-9. They are currently undefeated. Goalie Taylissa Joaquin says they “have been working hard, and the team is strong this year. There are a lot of strong underclassmen and we’re going to beat Lähainaluna.” The Lady Warriors have been doing well in their scrimmage games, but need to keep it up throughout the regular season if they are to prove that they are more than just a bunch of pretty faces.
KSM jammin’ judo Kyle Saiki-style By TERANI RICHMOND, sports writer
Many student athletes have been waiting for this spring season to arrive and it is finally here. Sports like golf, baseball, water polo, softball, track and field, volleyball, judo and tennis are now in season. One student in particular who is very excited for spring season sports is senior Kyle Saiki. Saiki is a great asset for both the school’s wrestling and judo team. Saiki has been competing in Judo ever since he was a freshman, and he loves doing it because he says, to him, nothing feels better than throw-
ing his opponents to the mat. He is a white belt in his style of judo, so his attacks pack a lot of punch. In this season, he looks forward to defending his MIL title and placing high or possibly winning the state tournament. Since Saiki also does wrestling for the school it helps him with judo. He says that “since wrestling and judo are similar, wrestling has helped me be a better Judoka.” Saiki is pumped for the season and ready to hit the mats in his own masterful style.
Photo by Kyle Deeley
Kyle Saiki dominates teammate Cole Peralto in wrestling at King Kekaulike in January. Saiki is a leader in wrestling in the winter and judo in the spring sports seasons.
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Name: Su Lun Guth Grade: 12 Hometown: Lähaina Sports: Swimming and Water polo Position: Waterpolo: twometer/set Height: 5’5” Extra-Curricular: Hula Why she plays: “I have swum for my whole life and I wanted to continue it through high school. I play water polo because it’s a lot of fun and you can be aggressive.” Strengths: Swimming endurance Struggles: Staying above water Playing sports at the college level: “I never want to swim competitively again, but I hope to play waterpolo in college.” How do you stay in shape?: “By always swimming, hiking, and doing things outdoor.” The end of the road...
STATES WRAP-UP Boys Soccer Won v. Roosevelt 1-0 Lost v. Kapälama 2-1 Lost v. Mililani 1-0 Paddling 5th for mixed crew 8th for boys crew Girls made quarterfinals
Photo by Terani Richmond
Photo by Kyle Deeley
Senior Ashley Aquino attempts a power serve to her opponent from King Kekaulike.
Tennis team blooms By TYLER HILSABECK, sports writer
With all the new players trying out for the tennis team this year, coaches Pamela Kapisi and coach Gertrude Vierra were able to add a junior varsity team. No one is sure why the team has suddenly exploded with players, 10 on the J.V. team and 21 players on varsity. Coach Kapisi said, “We are not sure why so many students tried out for tennis this year. It could be our personal recruiting techniques we tried this year (going to the cafeteria and talking to the students).” Kapisi also said that this is the first year for a boys J.V. team. Other schools on Maui, except Maui High and King Kekaulike, don’t have enough students trying out to make a J.V. team. The coaches are excited, and encourage the students to get out and play all year, even before the tennis season starts because it is not a sport that you can just pick up during the season, they say.
Name: Kainoa Perryman Grade: 12 Hometown: Wailuku Sports: Tennis and Paddling Position: Tennis: Singles Paddling: 4th seat Height: 5’10” Extra Curricular: Genki, Tennis, and Paddling Why he plays: To stay in shape and to hang out with friends Strengths: Focus and determination Struggles: No free time Playing Sports at the college level: Snowboarding and Tennis How do you stay in shape?: Weights, running, and sleep The end of the road...
STATES WRAP-UP Wrestling Caronne Rozet 108 lbs. -STATE CHAMPION, second state title for KSM Malia Medeiros 103 lbs. -3rd place Hoku Kubota 140 lbs. -5th place Kyle Saiki 145 lbs. -3rd place Swimming 50 freestyle: Victoria Crozier, 25:32 Boys Basketball Lost v. Kamehameha Keaÿau 52-38 Lost v. ÿIolani 81-60
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Photos by Kyle Deeley
Above left: Family, friends, and students packed the stands at the King Kekaulike gym when the varsity boys clinched the MIL title. Everyone wore blue, parents brought megaphones, everyone brought personalized signs and ti leaves, and the atmosphere was electric. Above right: This is the more typical attendance at events, such as this junior varsity basketball game. Photography editor Kyle Deeley pushes for more displays of Warrior pride at all spring sporting events.
A little cheering goes a long way By KYLE DEELEY, news riter
As a photojournalist, it is my job to bring the sports games to you. As much as I enjoy this, you have to meet me and the student athletes halfway. When I go to the basketball games, there is a pall over the court, punctuated only by the voices of parents, hoarse and raspy from trying to make up for a whole crowd of non-existent students. I realize that as Kamehameha Schools students, you have a lot to deal with, but a sporting event is a great way to spend free time. It is much cheaper than a movie, and, if done correctly, the gym should be full of other students, all unified to support our Warriors. Every time they step out on the court, our athletes are ready to do their best to represent their school, and we should be there to support them. The spring sports season is just starting with lots of sporting events to see: boys volleyball, varsity baseball, girls softball, water polo, judo, and tennis. Golf and track and field are also in this season, although some parts of these events call for a quiet audience. A little support can go a long way, as illustrated by the MIL basketball championship match against Lähainaluna where more than 100 students came out to support the team, and we had our first win against LLHS. To come to the games is not enough, either. Don’t sit in the bleachers idly watching our team play their hearts out, with little help from their fans. Chant, cheer, jump up and down, and go crazy! Have some pride in your school and support your classmates in their struggle to become the best athletes they can be, and above all, never let us be out cheered by another school again.
Paddling to states in Oÿahu By KAMALU KAINA, sports writer/photographer
After taking the MIL championship on February 16, the Warriors took their final stretch at the state regatta, which was held at Keÿehi Lagoon on Oÿahu on February 29. They participated in the mixed, boys, and girls events, all racing in an attempt to win the title trophy. After a disqualification near the end of the season, paddler Ashley Shaffer said she was unsure about their chances of going to states, so she was very proud of each teammate when all three crews qualified. The mixed crew placed fifth at states and consisted of juniors, Alena Tihada, Ashley Shaffer, Kaÿalai Miller, and Ethan Cabatingan, along with seniors Kamalei Kawaiaea and Melvin Hipolito. The girls did not make it past the quarterfinals, and many blamed it on being unable to use their carbon fiber paddles and having to use Kamehameha Kapälama wooden paddles instead. The boy’s crew made it to the finals where they placed eighth.
Ka Leo o Nä Koa Staff: Faculty Advisor: Ms. Kye Haina, News Editor: Ashley Shaffer, Sports Editor: Whitney Santos, Lifestyles Editor: Brandy Gomes, Copy Editor: Kyle Deeley, Hawaiian Language Editors: Kaipo Kiaha, Noah Clemons, Graphics: Kaipo Kiaha, Brandy Gomes
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