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Ka Leo O Nä Koa Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus Email:

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Nä Hoku o Kamehameha Shines Brightly By ASHLEY SHAFFER The Kamehameha Schools held their first Nä Hoku o Kamehameha (The Stars of Kamehameha) talent show and all the spectators could say was, “Wow!” It was a night of singing, music, and overall hidden talent to take first place and win the prize of $100. The contestants were judged on five areas; Talent ability, originality, execution, appearance, and poise/self confidence. After the audience’s loud hand-made drum roll, ASKSM Vice President Hoku Kubota announced Cool Progression as the winner. See NÄ HOKU on oage A3

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The local band Cool Progression, comprised of KSM seniors, competed for the prize, title, and a chance to move on to the district competition. Meet the band in the close-up on page 3.

LT’s in the House ÿUlu Koa Planting KSM Sports

By Brandon Rodrigues

who grew up in Hawaiÿi. With an easy reply of, “Sure” and “Absolutely,” Aiona agreed to be interviewed. He commented on his support of Kamehameha Schools in the John Doe vs. KS case, “I feel very strongly that the will is valid, that it is not discriminatory.” He said that both he and Lingle support the Kamehameha Schools Admissions Policy and that they “are very confident that it’s going to be a positive decision,” while Photo by Lokelani Patrick KSBE awaits that decision, he offered Standing in Ka’ulaheanuiokaassurances that he and Governor Lingle moku gym was this local guy, very calm, are in support of the schools. very composed, yet he holds one of the Continuing, Aiona spoke highly of the highest offices in the state of Hawaii. students’ spirit of aloha as a reflection of On August 24, Leiutenant Governor the assembly. “I was so excited to see Aiona arrived at the Kamehameha what I saw today on this campus,” he Schools Maui campus. He is a local boy said. See AIONA on page 3

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Features ‘Ulu Koa Continuing an Everlasting Tradition CHASTINY MOLETA, news writer Friday September 1, 2006, marked the second annual planting of trees in the ‘Ulu Koa grove. Taking place between Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center and Kamaläläwalu, this quick, respectful, and intimate ceremony was memorable for all. The growth is meant to symbolize the growth in

the students here at Kamehameha Maui. With the sun shining and a tiny group of 28 people nestled together, it was a perfect day to celebrate that growth. On this memorable September morning, the participants planted koa tree seedlings as part of the cycle of growth and the leaving behind of a legacy. As it was last year, four students from the kindergarten class and four from the graduating senior class came together to create a lasting tradition and forever connect them and their classes to Kamehameha Schools Maui. See ÿULU KOA on page 4

Photo by Zari Graham-Ventura

All Work and No Pay Makes for Rewarding Summer By ASHLEY SHAFFER, news writer The class of 2007 has finished their summer internships and started off the year as seniors. A required assignment for juniors of Kamehameha Maui is to participate in internships that pertain to their interests. Internships that students chose from included a

wide range of careers such as real estate, physical therapy, construction management, dentistry, agriculture, fashion design, various health/medical services, and even video production. Kelly is shown with her mentor, Tereza Jurasek, who is the lead Physical Therapist at Hale Makua's physical therapy center. Photo by Priscilla Mikell

One student, Kelly Silva, assisted a physical therapist with not only private patients, but also patients See INTERNSHIP on page 4

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came with Borges, also thought that they “got the audience moving and gave off a lot of good energy.” “We’ve actually been together (Keawekane, Chong, and Ostermiller) for a long time,” said Keawekane, “Sheamus came into the picture about 6 By KALEI NAUKA, news writer months ago, and he fit perfectly.” What beNAMAHANA—Although many singers and musical groups gave it gan as a garage hobby in seventh grade soon Photo by Chloe Woo their all on September 8th, one group rose above the competition. developed into a band. More than 300 people anticipate the first Nä Hoku talent Cool Progression, comprised of sen- “Most of our problems show, including a performance by winner Cool Progressions. iors Paea Keawekane, Kaui Owan, were with practice year’s Spirit Week and (for awhile) Douglas Chong, and Sheamus Os- time,” said Chong, “and we became the class of `07’s theme changed the song quite often.” termiller, performed their own song. They specialize in Jawaiian Cool Progression has a lengthy song, “Save Them,” and came away music, but still have a few Hawailist of original songs, including two with the $100 grand prize. “They ian-style songs in their arsenal. were really organized and uniform” versions of “Save Them” (live and The group is available for parties recorded), “Beautiful Woman,” and said senior Huali Borges, who was and also plans to release a CD in the infamous, “Together We Share there to support all those in the early April. One Love” which was used in last talent show. Rachel Kanahele, who

Cool Progression Paves Hot Path

Nä Hoku from 1 The band Rapid Fire came in a close second place, and the group Instant Transmission came in third. First, second and third place winners will move on to a district talent show and compete again in January. See Nä Hoku on page 4 The talent show was held at Namähana dining hall on the evening of September 6 with a packed audience and seven eager acts. There were two piano acts that started off the night: freshman Harmony Laufou who played “Fur Elise” and a performance by junior Alyssa Souza who sang and played “Break Away” on the piano, a song made popular by Kelly Clarkson. Several groups performed between raffle ticket drawings. Kanikolu consisting of Michael Ferreira, James Mattos, and Ruben Yamada preformed “Two Years to Eternity”. Cool Progression followed to be met with a loud cheer from the crowd. Instant Transmission, with a student from almost every grade, Ethan Cabatingan(‘09), Kameron Castillon(‘07), Nalu Nitta(‘10), Kala’e Camarillo(‘09), and Kawika

Boro(‘09) performed “Guava Jelly” prize of $100. Before the show, viewers like sophomore Lu’ukia and “Just My Imagination.” The band Rapid Fire was next; Nakanelua said, “I hope for an they consisted of Christian Moore, awesome turnout for the show beKamuela Kalehuawehe Valentine cause it’s the first.” Nä Hoku o and Jeffrey Oka. “We weren’t only Kamehameha was the first talent competing for the money, but just show for the school but definitely a good experience and good memo- not the last. The Cool Progression ries,” said Moore after taking sec- will represent KSM at the district ond place with their version of talent show will be held on January 14 at Baldwin Auditorium. “Ashes” popularized by Pepper. The last performance of the night was an all-freshman group made up of Ka’anohi Eleneki, Milton Ekolu Kim, and Ruben Yamada, and they performed their version of “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” with Kim and Eleneki leading on vocals and Yamada accompanying on the ukulele. Mr. Tuitele, Kumu Kapulani, and Photo by Chloe Woo Kumu L o k a h i "Judges Kumu Lokahi, Kumu Kapulani, and Mr. Tuitele were judged the show, invited to score the talent contest in Namahana dining hall on and winners won a September 8th."

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mitsu, Dana Bui, and Joshuwah Kaÿiliehu. “It was so cute to see the little children having fun and getting dirty, yet participating in something that will make a difference,” said Shaffer. The four seniors who participated in the ‘Ulu Koa ceremony were Na’ilima Kana, Nadia Williams, Paea Keawekane, and Kacie Yarborough. “I felt privileged to be a part of it. It symbolizes our roots to Kamehameha Schools and how it will always be there for us. I think that it's a good tradition to start and continue,” says Kana. The short and reverent ceremony began with a straight-to-the-heart talk by Dr.Hitz; Mr. Carl Alexander, head of opPhoto by Zari Graham-Ventura Representatives from the class of 2007 continue the erations, followed with a tradition. small talk about why the

koa tree was chosen to start a lasting tradition and the school’s terrain and location is beneficial to the koa tree’s growth. Ms. Luana Kawa’a led a chant which carried on while the planting of the koa trees took place. “Watching the Koa trees being planted caused goose bumps all over me, and I am so grateful to have been able to be apart of it,” Shaffer said. “I think that it's going to bring me back a lot of memories of my high school years here at Kamehameha Maui. It's going to be really good to see how big and strong it (the tree) got, and, who knows? We might even see the kindergarteners that planted their tree (as seniors in the future).” said Kana. “We are embedding in our second home our mark as students and older brothers and sisters to all who will call Kamehameha home for their academic lives.”

AIONA Known as an activist in the fight against drugs, he stated that the values of the spirit of aloha, which are “one of humility, one of respect, one of commitment, one of discipline” are what we need “to turn this tide in relation to drugs and alcohol.” Wrapping it all up, he apologized to Hawaii’s local colleges, and

smiled, because his advice to KSM students as they prepare for our college education is that studying “in other states, or even in another country is probably the best education you can get,” as far as opening local students’ eyes to a wider experience. He spoke from experience saying that it was when he went away, that he really understood and appreciated the “love for

my state, and the beauty of my state”. He said you also learn how to live among “people of other races, of other cultures, of other attitudes, of different values.” To all of the beneficiaries of the will of Princess Pauahi, he asked that we “use it to the best of our ability.” “Be respectful, be humble and really, live the spirit of aloha.”

INTERNSHIP at Hale Makua. She got to learn different types of exercises that physical therapists perform on their patients and meet a range of new people including workers, patients, and their families. Though Silva says that her internship wasn’t difficult, “It was challenging to

work with unhappy patients while trying to be as positive as possible.” Even though there were challenges, Silva loved it so much that she could see herself going back to Hale Makua as a volunteer and possibly pursuing this career in the future. Another student, Kainalu

Severson was selected to intern at Commercial Properties of Maui LLC this summer. At his internship, he met different types of business owners and real-estate agents on Maui, and went to staff meetings as well as meetings with business owners. “If felt good and professional to be in a real-life working environment,” Severson said. The internship was difficult at times but he said that it was more than he expected it to be.

ÿULU KOA “Walking past the bare area between the two buildings you see nothing but four tiny twigs that will some day blossom into a Koa tree forest with such significant meaning,” says Ashley Shaffer, a witness to the festivities. The four kindergartners were Kawena Kabatu, Lianna Kana-

Kainalu Severson’s mentor is Ben Wailin, a commercial real estate agent at Commercial Properties of Photos by Priscilla Mikell Maui. The shots are of Kainalu learning to prepare a commercial lease contract..

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It’s Back! Maui County Fair Returns KAINOA KAI`AOKAMALIE, features writer

It’s that time again! War Memorial will be bustling with activity from today, September 28, through Sunday October 1. No, it’s not another big football game. The 84th annual Maui County Fair is in town, and with two new rides this year, it will prove to be no disappointment. The food vendors, entertainment, games, and rides will all focus around the theme “Tradition of Family Aloha.” As tradition goes, the fair will begin today at 5:00 pm, following the big parade on Kaahumanu Avenue. Following the parade, the gates open for the first night. Last year, thousands of people packed the fairgrounds looking for good eats and a good time. Many of

Kubota Makes a Difference By SYDNEY MEYER, news writer

WASHINGTON, DC— This summer, junior Hoku Kubota represented Hawai’i at the World Leadership Congress in Washington D.C. Kubota was selected to represent Kamehameha Schools, joining 400 other students from around the world. During this program she participated in seminars where she discussed politics, government, and business. She was also able to meet many notable figures such as Adam H. Putman, the U.S. con-

Photo courtesy of Maui County Fair Commission

the food vendors from last year will be returning with loco moco’s, Hawaiian plates, Chili dogs, chicken hekka, and teri burgers. For desert, TCBY yogurt, malasadas, and the infamous waffle cakes will surely please the sweet tooth. The food is only a small part of the fair. For the thrill seeker in everyone, the rides may be what makes the fair this year. The "Springride" and "Speedway" will be making their debut appearances. The Spin Out, Pharaoh’s Fury, and Zipper are also among the many returning rides.

Lastly, for the entertainment there is a great line up. The regular local bands will perform and even Kamehameha’s own crowdpleasing Hawaiian Hypnotist is back. Whether it’s the games, rides, food, entertainment, or even just the socializing that interests you, the fair will do its part in providing it. So take yourself down to the Maui County Fair starting from today through the 1st. The fair is in town, and you don’t want to miss it!

gressman and many other political and world leaders. “Before I went to Washington, I was intimidated and unsure of how I would feel about this program,” said Kubota. While she may have been unsure in the beginning, soon all doubts were erased after she saw how open and friendly all the other attendees were. “After coming to Washington and meeting all the other students it was a humbling experience for me,” says Kubota. One of the various community service projects that opened Kubota’s eyes to the world around her was the clean-up she and her group did in a section of Washington, DC that was considered dangerous. They spent

hours cleaning a park where they found needles and other dangerous objects just lying on the ground. What made this experience important was that no one gave them any credit. The participants didn’t do it for the publicity; instead they did it because it needed to be done. This program was an experience Kubota is not likely to forget, and she would highly recommend it to any sophomores interested in leadership. To participate in this program you must first attend the HOBY development seminar and be selected to attend the World Leadership Congress. For more information log onto their website at

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Living in the Limelight

New Student Body Leadership Planning Stellar Year By BRENDEN BURK ASKSM President, contributing writer Aloha Students! I hope this article finds all of you enjoying the school year thus far. It may be busy, but student council has and is working very hard to liven up the school year. One major success was our high school talent show Nä Hökü o Kamehameha Friday night September 8, 2006 in Nämahana Dining Hall. Another accomplishment so far has been the returning of prepared snacks. You may notice that every Thursday morning food service has been serving prepared morning snacks. Please keep in mind that this is a privilege not a right, and that mis-

use will result in all snacks being potentially taken away. Homecoming week is quickly approaching, October 30 – November 3, and student council is working diligently to get several events approved. If you would like to participate in the various homecoming activities: step, boys cheerleading, battle of the bands, etc… see your class officers. In addition Winter Ball is in the planning process. If you would like to contribute to the planning, the Winter Ball committee is still accepting members and meets Thursdays during lunch in the SAC office. Congratulations, also, to our new student body treasurer Michele Caris. I know that she will do a

great job. Finally, I would like to say to all of the students, thank you for your attentiveness during assemblies and chapel. As I had said in the beginning of the year, the actions of the student body reflect upon the student officers that represent it. I have no doubt that it is the student body’s positive attitude that has been a major contributor to the approval of school events. Great job! In closing I would like to remind everyone that if you have any ideas, comments, or questions about student council or planned events, to speak with an officer. We will be more than happy to help you out.

Professors compete with, ban in-class Web surfing By Jodi S. Cohen Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO - As professor John Decker reviewed bail guidelines and other criminal procedures one recent evening, some students in his DePaul University law class had other things on their minds. One student shopped on eBay for Cirque du Soleil tickets. Another switched between checking her e-mail and Fox News headlines. And, from the back of the room, a 24-year-old White Sox fan refreshed his screen to see whether the team was still ahead of the Pirates. "I do it all the time, just looking at the scores," said Viet Pham, a

first-year law student. "Sometimes we go off on a tangent, so I do it to keep awake."

With laptops in schools, comes responsibility. See related editorial on the last page of the paper.

Bruce Ottley, another DePaul law professor, hasn't taken it that far, but his syllabus contains a stern warning: "If you do bring a laptop computer to class, it is to be used EXCLUSIVELY for taking notes," the syllabus says. "Students found to be using their laptops in class to surf the Internet, to send or receive e-mails, or for other non-class related purposes will be required to leave and will not be permitted to return for the remainder of the class."

With universities rapidly installing wireless networks, Internet surfing has taken the place of the crossword puzzle as the most popular classroom distraction. Some professors are so fed up, DePaul installed wireless techhowever, that they're banning lapnology several years ago, placing tops or finding ways to shut off the it among the 29 percent of colleges wireless capabilities in their classwhere students, as of last fall, can rooms. See PROFESSORS B6

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Class News ATTENTION SENIORS By NAÿI KANA, news writer The Senior Class Council held its first meeting on September 7 Homecoming Shirt designed by Kacie Yarborough to keep the class informed and involved. The council began by announcing “Senior Supremacy: Taking Authority” as the class’s motto. Next, the council announced that on October 12, the class will be taking its class photo in school uniform, and soon after will be participating in Homecoming. The Council has arranged to have the gym during lunch on Tuesdays, beginning on October 3, to practice the cheer, step, and other homecoming activities. Senior Ball is also forthcoming on Saturday, February 24. It will be held at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapü. Cost will be no more then $50. The theme is “007 Destination: Graduation” with red, black, and white as the colors. Just a reminder to keep up with Höÿike Nui assignments and don’t forget to turn in your Internship Binder by September 22nd.

THE JUNIORS By KALEO DEMELLO, sports writer Besides working through the Discovery portfolios, juniors, like the other classes, have been working on Spirit Week, from designing class t-shirts and practicing step to preparing for the battle of the bands. Mostly, the juniors are hoping for a repeat win in the most popular event of Spirit Week - the class cheer.

Sophomore News By ASHLEY SHAFFER, news writer The self-named sophomore “survivors” are looking forward to a fun and exciting year with many activities being planned by this year’s sophomore class officers. Though the plans are still in process, President Jordan Saribay was able to lend a few previews of the activities they are hoping to do. The sophomore sleepover will hopefully be held sometime this winter depending on improved class behavior. Saribay says, “The sophomore class will have to have a lot of cooperation this year to be successful.” They are also planning for some field trips and activities throughout the year.

Freshman News By CHLOE WOO, photographer This year the class of 2010 has joined Kamehameha School’s Maui as freshmen. Rockne Matsuda (president), Toni Matsuda (Vice President), Cameron Yee (treasurer), and Kalei Holt (representative) are the class officers. There is currently no secretary, but Mrs. Laepaÿa, class advisor will post an announcement in the Daily Bulletin for selection of a new one. The year started with controversy over the class color. After the class voted twice, the first time because white, an ineligible color, was chosen; the second time because 20% of the class hadn’t have the opportunity to vote. The final winner, with a nod to the class of ‘06: green. Even though the freshmen are new, the homecoming committee is confident and ready for the upcoming Spirit Week. “They have worked hard and are thinking up sneaky ways of defeating the upperclassmen,” grins Mrs. Laepa’a.

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LIFESTYLES Freshmen, the New Kids on the Block invade high school By CHASTINY MOLETA, news writer Kamehameha Schools welcomed 120 new freshmen to the beautiful Maui Campus for the 2006-2007 school year. The new freshmen class is slowly adjusting to life on the High school’s campus. “Stepping onto the bigger campus, I felt a whirlpool of emotions, as I ventured through the unfamiliar

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New Freshmen make themselves at home outside of Päkï. From left to right: Kolu Kim, Ashley Carris, Harmony Laufou, Tani Nakamitsu

campus”, said new freshmen, Jennifer Lawrence who had attended KSMC since her fifth grade year. A feeling all upperclassmen and former freshmen can identify and relate to. It is common to feel many different emotions whenever a big change is made in one’s life and See FRESH page B2

What They Had To Say Homework?! What Homework?! My favorite excuse for not turning in my homework is…

“My turtle ate it.” Evan Garces Grade 10

“Oh! Stay in my other bag.” Kelton Kealoha Grade 11

“It mysteriously caught on fire.” Ekela Hill Grade 9

By KACIE YARBOROUGH, lifestyle writer Hey Freshmen! Coming prepared to class means coming with your books, a pen, paper, and also an excuse on hand just in case you forgot to do the assignment the night before. If you can’t think of any, here are some handy excuses that seemed to work for these excuse experts.

“I did turn it in, you lost it.” Ethan Harders Grade 12

“It blew out the car/bus window.” Cayla Morimoto Grade 9

“My hippo’s sitting on it.” Kerry Wong Photos by Brittany McGuire

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Are First Impressions Your Last Chance? All seniors should be able to give an accurate recollection of what it was like when they first started high school. Although most of the seniors at Three seconds is all it takes for this school didn’t have upperclassmen someone to evaluate you on a first to follow, as do the freshmen, they still encounter. Students starting a new remember the transition and the diffischool year are often concerned with making a good first impression, but for culties that came along with it. “Block scheduling was a hard transiincoming freshman, a first impression tion for me”, says senior Kawika Brito can make or break a reputation about the most difficult change of throughout high school. freshman year. Everything, including your clothes, Freshman year may have been a accessories, hair, and grooming hablong time ago for seniors, but they still its, is taken into consideration when remember being judged by the sophoothers form a first impression about mores on everything they did as inyou. They say, “You never get another coming freshmen. chance to make a first impression.”

By MICHAEL YANNELL lifestyle editor

Some advice from seniors to be your best: #1 Don’t worry about what others think of you, just be yourself. #2 You don’t have to drink to be cool or have fun. #3 KNOW HOW TO USE A COMPUTER! #4 Don’t complain about the work load; it doesn’t go away. #5 Life is short, so study hard!

FRESH from B1 this is definitely a big change for the freshmen class of 2010. This change begins a new chapter in their unpredictable young lives where new challenges, goals, and obDon’t wait until senior stacles will face them year to learn these five day in and day out. things. Learning them “Walking onto our camnow as a freshman can pus, our home away make your career in high from home, I feel a school more successful sense of freedom, comand can make your first fort, and safety. Feelimpression a good one. ings that took me a while to obtain,” says Lawrence on how her negative feelings began to take a positive direction. “It feels not so long ago that it was us the shortest on the campus, with the biggest and most-filled bags, and fear of the upperclassmen boiling in us whenever we walked by a group of them,” says sophomore Whitney Santos. However, as the days go on here at Kamehameha Maui the high school student body forms a brotherlysisterly bond, where taking care and looking out for one another is an everyday thing. As the first graduating class did before, together as sophomores, juniors, and seniors clear the path and embed in the youthful minds of the freshmen. They are expected to set proper examples for the younger brothers and sisters. “High school here at Kamehameha Maui is similar to a tiny and less hectic version of the real world,” says sophomore, Kainoa Kaiokamälie. “Each day we encounter situations that force us to be more mature

and to make big decisions that will be vivid in our everyday living.” Life as a Kamehameha Schools student can be challenging, demanding, and very stressful components that people in the real world feel every day. “Sometimes I feel like we are ahead of our time and that we are growing up real fast, but I know that all of this will be worth it, and when we enter the real world or society we will be equipped for whatever may be thrown at us.” says Lawrence. “That is very true as high school students of Kamehameha Schools Maui we are given the best, yet expected a lot out of us.” Kaiokamälie adds. Life won’t be all fun and games as new high school students, many academic, social trials and difficulties are ahead for the youngest on the campus. But, KSMC is not all work and no play. The school year is packed with activities from Song Fest to Homecoming Week to graduation, along with several formals and dances that fill students’ agendas. “To the freshmen, my advice will be to stick in there and don’t give up. Encourage one another to do your best and never doubt your full potential.” says Kainoa Kaiokamälie. “Imua E Nä Po Kiÿi, Go forward young brothers” New Freshmen got a chance to take the computers at the CRB learning center for a test drive at Open House in August.

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Guess that Driver

The unfamiliar side of teachers

In our high school parking lots you see all kinds of cars, from SUV’s to trucks. Can you figure out who these cars belong to?

By KAWEHI KANAE sports writer Answers found at the bottom. Car #1 Belongs to a “Video Gamer” He’s a clown He likes to play catch His name rhymes with “Lycra”


By BRYCE TANIGUCHI news and feature writer At school teachers are just teachers. Sometimes students wonder if they are real people. If teachers Photo By Alyssa Ross are real people, what do Car #2 they do when they are Belongs to someone who’s not teaching? Well, in cheerful. school, they are probably She’s energetic. grading work, creating She’s cool & she’s artistic. tests, or writing a lesson plan for their students. But what about when they are not working at school? Between Kumu Kapulani, Mr. O’Brien, and Mr. Laufou the answers could be anything from watching television to following sports. Photo by Brittany McGuire KUMU KAPULANI“When I am not working, I love spending time with my family. It doesn’t matter where. Kumu Kapulani, See TEACHERS on facing page

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Hawaiian language teacher


By LINDA C. BLACK, Tribune Media Services Today's Birthday (09-28-06). Follow a hunch to find that illusive satisfaction you've been seeking. Don't worry about the money, it'll be easy to get. Focus on the art, and don't be rigid about the outcome. Day's rating: 10-easiest day, 0-most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19) _ Today is an 8 _ You don't have to do everything, although you think you can. Share the load and have more fun. Be a team player.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) _ Today is a 5 _ Follow through on a promise you made to yourself. If you can't think of one, make one now. It won't be a burden; it'll be an inspiration.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) _ Today is an 8 _ If you're smart, and you are, you're not in this alone. You have at least one strong assistant. Get that person to take over some of the management duties.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) _ Today is an 8 _ There's no point in sitting around feeling sorry for yourself. Get busy and figure out a way to get back into the game.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) _ Today is a 5 _ Figure out what you really want, and get rid of a lot of the rest. Be practical, but allow yourself a few luxuries, too.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) _ Today is a 7 _ You have a couple of good ideas, but don't go bounding off. There's more planning to be done, if you don't want to race right off a cliff. And even more if you do.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) _ Today is a 5 _ You don't have to do without for long, you can always come up with another source of revenue. Don't tell anybody about it.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) _ Today is a 5 _ Pick each step carefully, as you climb up to the top. Even an impossible dream is achievable, this way. Keep your objective in mind.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) _ Today is a 7 _ The reason people like to do things for you is obvious. You're always available to them when they need assistance. What goes around comes around.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) _ Today is an 8 _ You exude trustworthiness, and that's partially why people often ask you to intervene and help them to decide. Tell them the truth, not what they want to hear. It's your duty.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) _ Today is a 5 _ You have an opportunity now to greatly enhance your reserves. Stash away as much as you can. As you well know, more is better.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) _ Today is a 6 _ If at first you don't succeed, don turn around and give up. Ask again, and again, and again. Eventually, you'll wear them down. Answers to Guess that Driver: Micah Spencer and Mrs. Mason

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Ka Leo o Nä Koa What is advice? According to the MerriamWebster Online Dictionary advice is “the recommendation regarding a decision or course of By MICHAEL YANNELL conduct: council”. Lifestyle Editor People seeking advice on what to do with their Email Koko at: health or their family or their significant other, and who need a little direction on juggling school and athletics or how to tell a friend that they need to get help can seek counsel right here. If you are looking for advice, Ka Leo O Nä Koa is continuing Ask Koko, the advice column, email your troubles today. Just Ask Koko! Answers to Sudoku on page 5

Ask Koko Where the Advice Column Went

TEACHERS from B3 We talk about anything and everything from the thought- provoking to the trivial. The best is when we’re all feeling silly. We can have a blast just talking and laughing. Now that football season is here, another thing I love to do is watch my two favorite teams – Kamehameha Schools Maui and the University of Hawaii play. GO WARRIORS! Lastly, I enjoy watching my shows, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Project Runway and What Not to Wear. Frivolous but fun!”

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my maintenance clothes while I go into trees and cut down branches with my saw. On the weekends, when football season is in session, I like to be a couch potato and watch college football.”

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Mr. O’Brien’s room, history teacher.

Mr. O’ Brien doesn’t see eye- to- eye with the Mr. Lau- other teachers when it fou, band comes to free time. “Teachers have no free teacher. time. Teachers are too “I like busy trying to make their classes enjoyable for to do their students. We try to yard work in make the things we teach my free enjoyable for a student so what they time. I learn is valuable to enjoy wearing them.”

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Fast Facts Show Effects of Fast Food


What is it about Fast Food? By AARON GUERRERO, Columnist

Compiled by Evan Stant • French Fries are the most eaten vegetable in America. • McDonalds feeds more than 46 million people per day. • Today, Americans spend more than $110 billion a year on fast food. • You would have to walk seven hours to burn the calories from a small coke, Big Mac, and small fries. • At KFC, the Cheese Snacker has 290 mg of sodium. • One in every three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes. • In the United States we eat more than 1,000,000 animals an hour. • 60% of all Americans are either overweight or obese. • Diabetes will cut 17-27 years off your life. • A Carl's Jr. M&M Malt has 920 calories and 110 mg cholesterol. • Have a Pastrami Burger and a large order of fries with that malt and you've got an even 2,300 calories! • At Jack In the Box The Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit has 430 calories, 220 calories from fat. • Each day, 1 in 4 Americans will visit a fast food restaurant.


very Sunday at 7:00, I don my blue uniform, put on a hat that is too small for my head, put on my headset, and the first words out of my mouth are “Welcome to McDonalds how may I help you?” I got this job unexpectedly because my dad felt that I needed to do something to make money, so he just went and applied for me. I do the same thing every day, and, oddly enough, I see the same people come at the same times every day. And, I have noticed something about the people who come through the drive-thru. Many of them are overweight, and they can barely fit in their own cars. I asked a few of them about why they come here so much. They say they love the food, and it’s affordable It makes me think about the many cases against fast food restaurants regarding this subject of unhealthiness and obesity, some stating that these fast food restaurants are the reason people are overweight. These fast food companies have paid billions of dollars in court settlements and made many donations to charities and health programs as a result of the lawsuits. Many people have seen the documentary Super Size Me, which was about an independent director named Morgan Spurlock who ate at McDonalds for breakfast, lunch, and din-

ner for 30 days, and if the workers asked him to “super size” his meal, he had to say ,“Yes.” He didn’t finish the 30 days because the doctor said that if he ate any more, he would have liver problems. There has been speculation that McDonalds got rid of the Super Size option, in part, because of the movie. In recent years, fast food restaurants have added many healthy food choices to their menu. McDonalds has even gone so far as to offer yoga and workout DVD’s with the purchase of any salad. Since I work in the fast food industry, I see how the food is prepared and it’s made like anything that you would make in your kitchen, but how can this be any more unhealthy than anything you make at home? It leaves many questions about if it’s really the fast food that is so unhealthy. What’s in it and who makes it? People should show some discipline and should know that if you eat high calorie/high fat foods they tend to add excess weight to your body. I don’t have all the answers, but show some common sense and watch what you eat. Do me a favor, the next time you come through my drive-thru, try a salad or something. You’ll be doing yourself a favor, too.

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Clubs Active on Campus By KACIE YARBOROUGH, lifestyle writer Club Hawaiian Club Chess Club Student Council SID Spanish Club Class of 2010 Star Gazers Scrubs NHS Class of 2009 Mock Trial Close-Up Word Warriors Class of 2007 Interact Club Drama Club Teens Under Construction Color Guard Dirt Club Art Club

Advisor Kalei `A`arona-Lorenzo, J. Palakiko,Kapulani Antonio, Dale Nitta Lokahi Antonio Naomi Ashman Kurt Ginoza Andrea Hajek Kye Haina, Kalena Laaepa`a, Jeam Hamai d’Arcy Harder Sonya Heirakuji, Robert Laxon Chad Kalehuawehe, Kaholo Rickard Keali`i Mossman Kevin O’ Brien Michael Oliver Leslie-Ann Pico-Lilio Tracy Razo Camille Romero Kahu Kalani Wong Leo Delatori, Ladd Akeo Jon Svensen (Middle School) Angie Abe

Niro, 26, a second-year DePaul law student. "It was easy when you got check their e-mail from anywhere bored to check your e-mail or the on campus. Just five years ago, score of the basketball game." At only 4 percent of campuses had the University of Michigan law wireless networks, according to the school, students don't have that Campus Computing Project, which choice they don’t have computer studies information technology in access to the Internet during their higher education. Told of the Web scheduled class times. surfing going on in his class at DePaul that recent night, Decker Some students have learned how said that he doesn't plan to limit to get around the system by borlaptop use or block Internet acrowing the account names and cess. passwords of students who aren't in class at the same time. "One of They are adults and in some remy jokes is that I'm willing to comspects, I feel like if they are not pete with Minesweeper, but not there, or not paying attention to with the entire Internet," said what is going on and shopping for Michigan law professor Don shoes or whatever the case may be, Herzog, who initiated the faculty it's their loss," he said. Chris Niro, discussion that led to the Internet one of the few laptop-free students ban. Herzog said that when he first that night, said he self-censored suspected students were checking earlier this year, realizing he was- the Internet during class, he sat in n't concentrating on lectures. " sys- the back of his colleagues' classes tem blocks them from being able to as an experiment and saw that about 85 to 90 percent of students It was far too distracting," said were doing so. Even a special lecPROFESSORS from A6


The Kamehameha Schools Maui High School is home to a variety of clubs for student participation. From the arts to the sciences to the next political leaders of the world, there are clubs for them all. Now comes the time for students to choose the club that fits their interests. Join the drama club and be part of putting on a show whether it’s by building the set or being the lead in the play. The Spanish Club is planning their annual trip to a foreign country. This year they will be going to Argentina. Argentina too far for you? Take the annual Close-Up Club trip to Washington, D.C. Relax by the beach with the Fishing Club or get hyped up for the sporting events with the Spirit Club. Get close to nature with the Dirt Club or do community service with the Scrub Club. Contact the club advisors for more information. It’s still early in the school year and not too late to join a club. Sign up now!!! ture by a popular faculty member didn't stop students from getting distracted. " One was shopping at, another student was looking for an apartment in San Francisco and (instant messaging) a friend of his about neighborhoods," he said. "Faculty members said the issue tends to affect graduate and professional school students more than undergraduates, who are less likely to bring their laptops to class. The problem, professors say, is that Internet use can be distracting not just for the user, but also for anyone sitting behind that student. And in a law school class, where students are called on to answer questions, a preoccupied student can slow the discussion. That's among the reasons why Harvard University law professor Bruce Hay banned the computers from his wireless-enabled lecture See PROFESSORS D1

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Warriors Season Unveiled Scoreboard

Wins in red

Varsity Football Game 1: Lähaina vs KSM 33 26 Game 2: KSM vs Baldwin 9 45 Game 3: KSM vs King Kekaulike 12 14 Game 4: Pac-3 vs KSM 7 34 Game 5: Maui HS vs KSM 17 33 JV Football Game 1:Lähaina vs KSM 7 6 Game 2: KSM vs Baldwin 19 20 Game 3: KSM vs King Kekaulike 20 18 Game 4: KSM vs Pac-3 8 15 Game 5: Maui HS vs KSM 29 0 *MIL Division II Standing: 2nd after first round Varsity Volleyball–Girls Lähaina vs KSM KSM vs KKHS: forfeit by KKHS KHCS vs KSM: no game Baldwin vs KSM: 13-25, 2522, 19-25 KSM vs Lanaÿi: results not avail KSM vs Häna: 25-17, 25-14 Varsity Volleyball–Boys KSM vs KKHS: forfeit by KKHS Baldwin vs KSM: 25-22, 2125, 25-22 KSM vs Lanaÿi: 25-20, 20-25, 25-13 KSM vs Häna: 18-25, 23-25 JV Volleyball–Girls Lähaina vs KSM: 10-25, 2-25 KSM vs KKHS: forfeit by KKHS Tournament win KHCS vs KSM: no game Baldwin vs KSM: results n/a KSM vs Lanai: no game KSM vs Häna: no game Cross Country 1st place finish, Kalani Rosell, MIL Meet #2 at King Kekaulike, 18:00



On August 18, 2006, the varsity football team flew over to the big island for their scrimmage against the Keaÿau campus. After arriving at the Hilo airport the team departed to Kamehameha schools Keaÿau. After exchanging oli’s, the By ALYSSA ROSS Kamehameha Schools varsity football players at Lahaina field. The first game of team was the season ended in a loss for the Warriors after a riveting game that had the Warshown to their sleeping riors constantly chasing the lead of the Lunas. quarters. They had bentos for lunch The running game went well. Senior from a local vendor. fullback Kaui Owan powered his way Afterward, the first practice was on. downfield to get the team good field The practice was broken into two difposition. The defensive side was really ferent categories- the skills and the on the game. With senior linebacker linemen. The linemen went at it like David Jakubczak leading the defense, the battle of Baghdad. The skills posi- they looked like a force for others to tions went at it 7 on 7. The Maui cam- contend with. Both the linemen and pus was strong on both sides, but the skilled player played hard. Big Island also had some good guys of Kyle Killawatts Watanabe, the senior their own, and came out the better in running back said “that the team looks the morning scrimmage. good at this point in time, but there is After lunch the team was hoping to still room for improvement. The team return the favor to their sister school. looks forward to a good season this The Maui Boys shut Keaÿau down. Re- year. With both the offensive and deturning quarter back Keahi Raikes was fensive sides of the ball doing an awehaving an awesome night. His passing some job, this team looks to have a lot game was on the money. From the of talent and potential to make it a restart, the boys came out fighting. peat this football season.”

Cross Country Team is New and Improved By JOSH KONG The 2006 cross-country season is underway with two races already on the books. This new and improved Kamehameha cross- country team is among the elite in the MIL, with boy runners winning and girl runners finishing in the top two in the first two races. They are a strong team this year along with a few key changes. See CROSS-COUNTRY page 4

Photo by Erwin DeCoite

KSM runner, Kauanoe Batangan, in the pack.

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By SHILOH CABATINGAN Watch out for the cheerleaders of 2006-2007; they’re coming out with a bang! The Kamehameha Schools Maui cheerleading squad has been busy preparing themselves for the exciting events that will “challenge them physically and mentally,” coach, Levi Mason said. “We expect the girls to be very excited about cheerleading for their first time. “We have only three returning,” said Mrs. Mason regarding the new squad, “and so far, practice has been fun BY Mitchell Navarro and enjoyable.” Kamehameha Schools Maui Cheerleading Squad, prepares for the up-coming Maui Varsity cheerleader Alyssa Ross, County Parade. currently a junior, looks forward to the up-coming year, “I'm most excited about how big (a) number of girls tried out this year because it really helps.” The squad members have many events to look forward to. This afternoon, they will be downtown representing Kamehameha Schools Maui in the County Fair Parade; they will walk from Maui Community College to War Memorial Stadium to kick off the fair.

Cheerleading Squad Prepares

Rosell places in Aquathon was the most difficult as everyone battled to take the LAUSANNE, SWITlead. I would conZERLAND — Senior sider the first 300 Kalani Rosell, was meters of this porone of the top comtion of the race a petitors of his age fight rather than a group for the 2006 swim,” Rosell said. World Aquathlon The water was 63° Championship on F, “It was required August 30 in for competitors to wear a wetsuit. Mine was a 5 mm Lausanne, Switzer‘Orca’ suit,” said Rosell. For Kalani, this has been land. In this event, an experience that he will never forget and something he pulled off a 4th that he can build off of as a runner, a swimmer, and place finish out of 8 athletes competing in as a person. his age group (16-19). The event consisted of a 2.5 kilometer run, a 1 kilometer swim, then another 2.5 kilometer run. Rosell became the only member from Hawaii on Team USA. “Only the strongest competitors were there,” Rosell says “ and this made the whole event more challenging.” He considered pushing his body to the limits every day around the football field only one small part in his aquathlon training plan. “My after school training was crucial. In Switzerland, I felt strong and well prepared for the event.” Rosell said. As they jumped into the water, it was a battle to get ahead. “The start of the swimming portion By KAUI OWAN, sports writer

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JV PAGE Kamehameha J.V. Football Ends Losing Streak with First Win Home game against King Kekaulike is sweet victory for young team BY LAURAN KANAE The Kamehameha Warrior Junior Varsity football team emerged with a win after two losses against Lahaina Luna and Baldwin. On Saturday September 9, 2006, at the Warriors’ home field, they triumphed against their upcountry rival, King Kekaulike, 2018. In the first quarter, Chase Bell scored the first touchdown off of a fumble by the Nä Alii making the score 6-0. Warriors went

second half bringing the final score to 20for the field goal but, Nä Aliÿi blocked it. In the second quarter Bell, ran a handoff to 18. the end zone, fumbled the ball, and Jordan Saribay recovered for a second touchdown. Then Bell, was handed the ball for the 2 point conversion and scored. Nä Ali’i, not giving up, scored 2 touchdowns in the second quarter, but the Warriors blocked the field goal attempt and stopped them when they went for the 2 point conversion. Brandon Rodrigues, running back #26, carries the ball in the The Warriors and Nä Warriors’ 29-0 win against Maui High on Saturday. Rodrgues later suffered a knee injury in the third quarter that put him on Ali’i both scored in the the sidelines for the rest of the game.

BY ALYSSA ROSS Kamehameha Schools JV squad at Lähaina.

JV Volleyball Sports New Style By KALEO DEMELLO

CROSS-COUNTRY from C2 Two new coaches, also KSM teachers, Brandy Cajudoy and Jared Mateyaki have been added to the roster. These coaches plan to lead the runners with visions of a new and better start. The new and improved team includes varsity runners, senior, Kalani Rosell, juniors Ka’ahumanu Rozet Puana’ala Kaopuiki, Chelsie Machado, and Kauanoe Batangan, and the freshman newcomer, Moku Duvall is the sole junior varsity representative. But with recent recoveries from hamstring injuries (Puana’ala Kaopuiki and Chelsie Machado) the cross-country team should be an even stronger threat in the upcoming races. The hopes of the coaches and players are up for this team as they warn other runners to look out.

The JV volleyball girls have a new style in play and have the same goal in mind. The girls have a pair of new coaches this season who gives the team new style. Jalal Tarazi returns to coaching after previous coaching in 2004 and resting Photo by Mitchell Navarro last year. They also have another JV volleyball girls warm-up for practice. brand new coach, Chris Wall, joins the team for the first time. “The coaches new styles are really going to help us do good this year,” says Whitney Santos who starts middle blocker, and had 19 kills in the second set in the first game of the season against Lahainaluna. “I was really nervous in our first game,” said setter Cymbree Decosta. Most of the girls were nervous and consequently picked up their game as the game went on. “I think that the girls will do well throughout the rest of the season, and the new style the girls have really improved their game,” says the boys varsity coach, Kaipo Thomas. They look like they will be dangerous to other teams. “Well...this season so far is going pretty well and I’m expecting to win every game,” said right side hitter Sage Decosta about the remainder of the season. The undefeated team stands with a record of 3-0 and one tournament win.

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“and she’s very talented.” Before the season even started, the new coaches held tryouts during the first couple weeks of school, July 23— August 4. It was an intense battle for just 14 positions available to more than 30 girls who came to the try outs. Coach Kathy held a disciplined and bruBy ERWIN DECOITE tal tryout with heart-pounding drills New head coach Kathy Beard and as- and muscle-tearing running; the girls sistant coach Cia Good are the new duo even had to finish a mile run in under 8 minutes. who will take Kamehameha Schools Having Coach Kathy Beard aboard will Maui girls varsity volleyball team to the benefit this team in many ways. She top once again. Coach Kathy is a resident of Kihei, has knows how to push the girls in a way been a former collegiate volleyball player that not even the girls knew they could and has recently coached at the Kame- be pushed before. “At first I was a bit hameha Schools Kapälama Campus on intimidated because she was really hard, but I thank her for it because it all Oÿahu. Coach Kathy has played at Idaho State University (Division II) and, works out well,” said defensive specialist Kelsey Awai. to this day, holds the record for the highest number of career blocks, solo blocks and block assists for her college. “I really like our new coach, Kathy Beard, because she pushes us to the limit and exceeds our expectations that we had for ourselves,” said Hulali Delima, setter. She played for Idaho State University 1992 – 1995 and dominated the court with her outstanding blocking skills. Several players were asked about their new coaches. “She is totally different from Coach Donald,” says Photo by MITCHELL NAVARRO middle blocker, Dreanne Shaw, Varsity girls take in Coach Kathy’s speech

New Coach has a New Deal for Varsity Volleyball Girls

Full Name: Kela Lau Hee Grade: 12 Sports: Soccer and Volleyball Extra Curricular: Sports Clubs, including volleyball and soccer outside of school Strengths: Speed and personality Why she plays: Team sport and lots of fun

2006-07 Team Hopes to Repeat Success

Proudest sports moment?: “When we went to states my freshman year, with only sophomores and freshmen on the team.”


Challenges: Hard work and determination Dream college to play for: Mesa State, UNLV and Utah Valley State College 3 words to describe the team: Intense, disciplined, and tough

The Kamehameha varsity girl’s volleyball team is currently undefeated at 6-0. This team consists of fourteen players, and three returning starters. The varsity girls have a lot to carry on their shoulders, being the defending MIL champions. This is a strong team even with the loss of five seniors from last year’s team. This year’s seniors are showing a lot of leadership and showing that they want to repeat their 2005-2006 season success. Outside hitter Jayme Valle feels that the team is strong and has a lot of potential, even with the lack of experience, “We’re not as experienced as we were last year, but I feel that this year’s sen-

iors can fill the shoes of last year’s seniors, most of our starters left but we’re just going to have to step it up and be leaders. This year we are playing with a totally new team and new coaches. Our new coaches have a lot of knowledge of this game… they really know how to keep the team well disciplined and they make sure that we don’t settle for anything less perfection.” The exciting lady Warrior’s volleyball team is currently 11-0 for the season continuing a 32-0 winning streak from past seasons. The next game against Saint Anthony’s will beplayed on Wednesday, October 4, at 5:30 pm in the home gym , Be there to cheer on our teams.

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Varsity Volleyball Boys Starting Off Fresh By WHITNEY SANTOS See season recap in story below.

Full Name: Travis Keola Wong Grade: 12 Sports: Football, Basketball and Track Extra curricular: Going to church Strengths: Looking good Why he plays: To practice discipline, determination and dedication Proudest sports moment: “ when we worked as a team to make it to the state tournament, Despite the 0-3 start we have I think we can do it again!” Challenges : The mental and physical drain it has on the body after practice Dream college to play for: Eastern Washington University Famous relations?: “No. I’m a commoner.” 3 words to describe the team : Dedication, determination, and discipline

Kalehuawehe-Valentine sprained his ankle after landing on the foot of a member of the opposing team. Many thought that he was out for the first game, but Kalehuawehe pulled through and was able to start against Lahaina on August 30. Before the game, Joshua Kong stated, “It’s good to have Kamu back; he’s a good middle and a leader on the court” But the Warriors came up short of a win, losing to Lahaina. Starting outside hitter Keanu Kaaa says “If we all play the best we can and work hard, we’ll have a successful sea-

The Warriors Boys Varsity enter this year’s MIL season with a relatively young team consisting of one senior, six juniors, five sophomores, and two freshmen. “I think we’ll do very well this year,” says captain and starting outside hitter Erwin DeCoite. “We got a lot of new talent.” DeCoite plans on taking his team to victory by being a leader and making good choices for the team. Last year the Warriors placed 2nd in the Division I MIL bracket. After losing three of their senior starters from last year, Kees Mashino, Ikaika Maldano, and Kamaka Camarillo, some felt that the Warriors wouldn’t have enough interest this year, but the coaches were surprised at the excellent turnout in the two-week tryouts. On August 19, the Warriors participated in a preseason tournament, hosted by Seabury Hall. They were in a dilemma when By MITCHELL NAVARRO starting middle blocker Kamuela Varsity Boys Volleyball getting an inspirational speech by Coach Rob Brede

Volleyball Warriors Struggle Through First 5 Games By NATASHA KEALOHA Kamehameha Varsity Boys volleyball started their season with a series of disappointing losses. On Wednesday, August 30th, 2006, the Kamehameha Boys varsity volleyball team took the court at 6:30 p.m at Lähainaluna High School gymnasium to play their first game of the season. Kamehameha Boys Volleyball team is led by head coach Rob Brede and assistant coach Kaipo Thomas. Their starting line up for the night was Kekoa Mountcastle (MB),Kanoa Severson (DS/S), Kala`e Camarillo (S), Erwin DeCoite (OH), Kamuela Kalehuawehe-Valentine (MB), Keanu Kaa`a (OH). The boys got off to a slow start losing the first match 25-17. They picked it up in the next match, DeCoite and Mountcastle got in 5 kills each, while KalehuaweheValentine racked up 4 kills, but it was not enough, and they lost the second match 25-22. Then on Wednesday September 13, 2006, the boys faced off against the Baldwin

Bears. The Bears won the first match 2522, but the Warriors took the lead in the second set, winning 25-21 and forcing an extra set. In the third set, Baldwin came back and won the game 25-22. Even though the Warriors lost, KalehuaweheValentine stood out with 10 kills for the night, and Mountcastle was close behind with 8 kills. “We need to work on passing, defensive positioning, closing our blocks, and keeping our serves in,” suggested Kalehuawehe-Valentine. In the home game against the Lanaÿi Pinelads on Saturday, September 16, the Warriors won the first set 25-20, then lost the second 20-25, sending the game once again into a third set. This time, the Warriors won the 3rd set 25-13, on the strength of a combined 15 kills between Kalehuawehe and DeCoite. On Saturday September 23, the Warriors played another home game against the Häna Dragons but were unable to repeat the success of the previous weekend losing both of the first sets.

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EDITORIALS Freshmen Disconnected By JORDAN JENKINS, editor

At the start of school laptops were the tools that every student wanted. Too bad for the freshmen; they don’t get them until weeks after everyone else, and that, as everyone knows, is a drag! Not only does it put the freshmen at a disadvantage, but it also affects the teachers who have classes with freshmen mixed with the students from different grade levels. Coming from a family full of teachers, I know what they go through when they try to make up their lesson plans. Many of the teachers here, incorporate the use of laptops into their everyday teaching, but for the teachers with freshmen as well as other Some material courtesy of American grades, teaching becomes a little more Society of Newspaper Editors/MCT challenging. Many times the freshmen have to share laptops with an upperclassman, Campus High School Newspaper or they just have to use their computers at Services. home. There have been rumors going around Editorial Policy: The staff of school about why the freshmen haven’t Ka Leo o Nä Koa is dedicated to gotten there laptops, I’ve heard everything objective and balanced coverfrom “they’re never going to get them” to age of campus and community “they are only going to get them if they news. We welcome comments, achieve a 3.8 GPA,” which is the same rusuggestions, and letters. To mor that was going around when it came have your letter considered for to student parking. The actual reason that publication, limit the text to 100 words or less, include full they haven’t gotten their laptops, according name and grade, and email to: to principal Dr. Hitz is, “to have the Letters may men complete the iSAFE training in order be edited for length or proprito make better decisions and have a more ety. informed user base, so our students are operating in an environment that enables Disclaimer: Ka Leo o Nä Koa is a them to make better-informed decisions publication of the journalism class with regard to technology use.” The teachof Kamehameha Schools Maui. The views expressed represent the ers of freshmen have been training the stuviews of the individual student dents so that they are prepared once they writers and editors and does not receive there laptops. “Our intent is to have necessarily reflect the views of fewer repairs, greater utilization, and a safe KSM, KSBE or its affiliations.

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Freshmen do things “the old-fashioned way” alongside plugged in upperclassmen. Freshmen will receive their laptops weeks later than the rest of the school after instruction in acceptable laptop use in papa käkoÿo support classes..

educational technology environment.” Ms. Romero, a Theatre I, Acting I, and Speech Communication teacher here at Kamehameha Schools Maui, feels that the students are going to have to do research projects ‘the old fashioned’ way, until the freshmen get their laptops later in the year. The administration also feels that this wait is a good idea because of mishaps with the computers in the past years. I actually feel bad for the teachers who have students with a variety of different grades. It makes it much more difficult for them to create a teaching plan. I just hope that the freshmen not having laptops doesn’t make the teachers more stressed out making them want to give more work to the people who do have laptops! I believe that holding off on the laptops is something that may make it harder for freshmen, being that we are such a technologybased school, but in the long run I think it will make computer use a lot safer.

faculty members also prohibit them, and he expects more to join them. "My hall this past year. "Frankly, if I was in sense is that the quality of classroom their position, I would be tempted to discussion has gone down in the past check my e-mail. I understand it," said five or six years. I think that more or Hay, who teaches civil procedure and less corresponds with the widespread law and psychology. "But when a lot of introduction of laptops," he said. At the people do it, it becomes demoralizing University of Chicago law school, proand distracting." Hay, who once spotfessor Randy Picker has no intention of ted a student watching a DVD on his banning laptops or Internet access. laptop, said students have accepted About 90 percent of his students bring the ban. Four or five other Harvard computers to class, and he encourages PROFESSORS from B6


them to use the university's wireless connection to pull up his PowerPoint slides or research a topic raised during class discussion. "Obviously the Web is something of a distraction, but there are a lot of distractions," Picker said. "My job is to make them want to pay more attention to me than what is on the screen." (c) 2006, Chicago Tribune. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

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