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OCTOBER 2019

Up, Up & Away

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SENIORS NA HOKU STAFF

During the week of September 23-27, 2019 - Moanalua held its 44th Annual Homecoming festivities, with the theme “Up, Up & Away”. For the senior class of 2020, this was their last year to showcase their school spirit in all competitions. Seniors took a sentimental approach, taking a look back at previous years and learning from their mistakes. The big threat that stood in the way of the seniors - were the class of 2022.

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SOPHOMORES

JUNIORS

FRESHMEN

The Sophomores continue to stand out with their outstanding artistic displays. Their floorshow was choreographed to perfection, their artistic ability dominated in the competition. If there’s any class to look out for, it’s the sophmores - they are loud and proud!

ing comic book knowledge. The freshman were excited to show their teen titan floorshow and “beasted” out showing their school spirit. They were ready to compete with their upperclassmen, but fell short from beating the juniors. The juniors have a challenge if they would want to win it next year.

to win the class of the year pushing the seniors to compete just as hard with them.

This year made a hero out of all of us, showing class spirit. Everyone put hard work and effort to make this homecoming the best one yet. The competition will only continue to get heated. This year’s sophomores are still hungry

As the freshmen and sophmores are training to be their own heroes, the juniors and seniors are getting ready to soar off and take flight into their own futures. There is no other way than Up, Up & Away!

The Juniors amazed with their rendition of “Old Town Road” to make their statement as the up and coming heroes. The “Incredible” floor show showed that everyone could be a hero even in the classroom, showing their amaz-

The theme given helped everyone to elevate ourselves and soar as a class. Who knows what will happen when next year roles around with a new theme that would allow us to elevate ourselves even more.


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@CAITLAINMARRRIE.J This year’s Homecoming finished with the football game against the Castle Knights. (Pictured) Varsity player Rudy Kealohi and the team beat the Knights with the final score 45-0. Lyrah Panarigan Photo

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moanalua’s first e-sports team news

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CHRIS JUNG STAFF WRITER

“ it’s really fun to

Saturday, September 14th, the Moanalua High School ESports team had their League of Legends tryouts at PC Gamerz Hawaii. Around 35 students came to PC Gamerz Hawaii to compete for the top 10 spots on the team. League of Legends is a fastpaced, competitive “five versus five” game where team communication and individual skill come handto-hand. Kyler ‘Ktad’ Tandel, helper of PC Gamerz, explains how tryouts were run. “Think of it as like a progressional tournament. People in the lower parts of the ladder (the lower ranked players), are all playing for certain spots to move on. The guys that were already playing at the top of the ladder, they will be playing later on in the day. Everyone else has to earn their way up,” Tandel said. Everyone had their upsand-downs that day. From getting interviewed on the twitch stream to slumping down on a chair after a frustrating loss, the whole tryouts day was quite the experience. “There was that feeling in the air: of competition, pressure, anxiety, but also excitement, because you want to win, but you’re also scared to lose,” Tandel adds.

play league competitively, I loved meeting the new team.

diaeris ‘preyz’ mcraven, grade 12

“ fun to meet oth-

er people, play together & celebrate our victories together.

jeffrey ‘brocat808’ chang, grade 10

“ it’s aight.

adithep ‘urnotmax’ warakanbancha, grade 12


OCTOBER 2019

lights out... again

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KENDELLE HUNG-INO PEYTON YAMAMOTO STAFF WRITERS

Moanalua

High School’s field lights faced yet another malfunction on August 23rd, 2019, prior to the varsity football game against Leileihua High School. At 7:00 p.m., both varsity teams were ready to play only to realize that two of the field lights would not turn on. The game was then rescheduled to one week later, and this time on Leileihua’s turf. The two lights on the left side (from the bleachers) unexpectedly failed to turn on as the junior varsity game approached its halftime. Soon after, the varsity game was cancelled.

Circled is the down light during the JV game against Leilehua. The following week, the varsity football team went head-to-head at Leilehua, winning against the Mules 24-20 with three touchdowns from RJ Javar, according to scoringlive.com Kendelle Hung-Ino Photo

“It’s unfortunate that the lights went out again but it’s not anything we’re not used to,” says senior Rashod Tanner. “Same game, but now we’re in a different place,” Tanner adds.

It was disappointing to Junior Michael “RJ” Javar, “because everyone was physically and mentally prepared for the game and it just ruined everyone’s vibe that the lights went out and we couldn’t play.” .

This was not the first time the field has experienced such an issue. A similar situation occurred during the 2018 Homecoming week at Moanalua. The lights on the field and the gym had failed to turn on. Volleyball festivities were cancelled and the Homecoming game was relocated from Moanalua to Radford High School.

The players are disappointed about the situation, but still try to maintain an optimistic attitude. “I face problems like these all the time, and I know how to overcome these kinds The Na Menehune football of obstacles. All I can do now players left to Las Vegas, Neis to focus on what’s next for vada, on Tuesday, Septemme,” says senior Aukai Grace. ber 3, 2019, and returned on Sunday, September 8th. Not only has this affected THIS ARTICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY PUBthe football game scheduled, LISHED ON OUR ONLINE EDITION ON

but their trip to Las Vegas as well. “It really messed up our schedule.” says Assistant Coach Edwind Wise. “Trying to get them acclimated to 100 degree weather, we’re actually supposed to practice this week at 2:30, 3:00 afterschool when it’s [hotter] for them to [start] to get acclimated to the weather in Vegas,” Wise adds.

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gen. z, be politically informed editorial

LYRAH PANARIGAN EDITOR IN CHIEF

Generation Z is living in a

our part to keep up with it. thrown around and pointed at different media organiStaying informed with pol- zations. It can only serve as itics may seem daunting, a motivators to us, Generadark and boring past-time tion Z, to make truth a stan- but what goes on in gov- dard -- to find out the truth ernment is ultimately what and to make the decision will affect our future. From off of it. Getting news from topics like climate change to non-profit organizations, logun control, these laws have cal news, or by understandpower over our lives. It then ing and detecting biased lanshould stand important to be guage is one way to filter out educated in order to elect the opinionated news sources.

political beliefs and opinions - what we choose to educate ourselves on and how much we choose to educate is what will define our generation. What our generation will be known for, and what we can only give to the future ones ahead, is up to us to do wisely. We are given big shoes to fill, and staying informed is only part of the job.

time where everything happens fast. As of right now, we could be experiencing our first impeached President of our lifetime. The United States is pulling troops out of Syria as part of distancing the country from “never-ending wars”. There is so much change in the dynamSo , as a proud memic of our own national gov- right politicians that are in line ber of Generation Z, I ask Our republic democracy ernment - but as the future with what the people need. thrives on the people - re- that we start, or continue, generation, it is only a questo be politically informed. “Fake-news” is a phrase gardless of the majority party, tion of time if we are doing

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PLEASE, DON’T CHOOSE IGNORANCE editorial

LYRAH PANARIGAN EDITOR IN CHIEF The following editorial was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday, July 7, 2019, as part of the “Raise Your Hand” column in the Insight section.

I remember seeing a poster

in my pediatrician’s office that read, “Vaccines hurt, but not as much as these diseases do.” What followed directly below was a horrifying collage of viruses. The images, now ingrained in my mind, kept me glued to my chair to take a 2-second pinch, ultimately reducing and preventing possible diseases. With the rise of the anti-vaccination movement and the skepticism surrounding vaccinations, it is important to not be ignorant. “Ignorance is strength” was the mandate screamed in the world of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. In 1984 and 2019, many people choose to be blind to the truth and suffer the consequences because of lies. Orwell’s wakeup call applies to us in 2019, and being ignorant caused us more weakness than strength. HIV, AIDS, SARS, Zika, Ebola and now measles. Time and time again we encountered such outbreaks, and time and time again our society could have ended these epidemics. The anti-vaccination movement is the result of ignoring the problem,

and we can only blame our- ple, for the people, and taking selves for the new outbreaks. smaller resolutions bring us closer to solving the big issue The federal government and saving millions of lives. only took notice of the wideParents, please, do not be spread dilemma the moment it emerged as a threat to the ignorant. Currently, some population. They demand- parents are refusing vaccinaed vaccinations but hesi- tions in wake of the growing tated due to religious and spread of measles domestifalse reasonings, such as the cally. It is admirable to be a prospect of autism noted parent and to stand up for by anti-vaccination activist what they believe is right for and gastroenterologist An- their child. However, a parent drew Wakefield. Although actively harms their child by the government encourages turning them away from the vaccinations, there is no set needle. This time, it will not protocol in addressing those be the child who cries from who are against taking them. the pinch, but it will be the parent who cries from regret. To the U.S. government, please, do not be ignorant. In April of this year, the CenPrioritize our health because ter of Disease Control reportsaving a life is crucial. En- ed 704 documented cases of courage people to protect measles in the United States, themselves in order to pro- the highest number of retect others. Raise awareness ported cases since the record about these diseases, how to breaking 963 during 1994. Of prevent them, and how ‘herd those 704 cases, 71% were immunity’ works: As more identified to be unvaccinated people get immunized, the individuals. Parents cannot more unlikely it will be for let their child be part of this diseases to spread and out- statistic. Every child deserves breaks to occur. As for those to live a long, healthy life. Rewho cannot receive vaccines gardless of religion, you are due to medical issues, en- a member of a larger society. courage them to check with My parents have taught me their physicians on a regular to think about others, and it is basis for possible diseases in the best efforts of wanting or infections. Focus on fixing our society to be immunized. what can be fixed and what The world is connected in will benefit our people rather more ways today compared than harm them. This government was created by the peo- to the decades in the past.

As advances in almost every industry rise, the awareness for many other issues rise as well. Raising efforts in one thing, can affect another. Social media was powerful enough to raise awareness about diseases, yet it was also powerful to instigate false claims made about vaccines. All of these issues, fake news, and controversies result in overwhelming feelings for everyone. Ignorance should not be one.


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the takeover of BRITNEY MADDOX STAFF WRITER

In

2019, the app TikTok was launched taking social media by storm. Once named, Musical.ly, TikTok is a social media video app for creating short lip-sync, comedy and talent videos. Musical.ly, launched in 2014, shifted kid’s attention from selfies to lip-synching over a variety of music. According to variety.com, Musical.ly became a hit since its original launch, with more than 100 million active monthly users, so popular that they even had their own celebrities called “Musers”. By September 2017, however, the popular music app was transformed into the new sensation, TikTok. So how can TikTok be downloaded more than older social media? Some people such as Moanalua High School freshman Alia Fatty believes that “Instagram has always been there but TikTok is something new and everybody always want something new.” Followers Two years after the initial release, TikTok had over 500 million active users. Vox.com reports that TikTok surpassed Facebook, Instagram, You-

tube and Snapchat in monthly installs a year after its launch, and was downloaded more than a billion times. But where did this rapid increase of popularity come from? Like any other famous origin, TikTok was fairly a joke amongst teenagers, something to make, never seen as anything more than a new Musical.ly. An unpredictable answer to TikTok’s popularity is,”People were making fun of it,’’ junior Matt Willy said. One answer could be that since TikTok is a reboot of Musical.ly, most of the popularity is from Musical.ly’s millions of users that were switched over to TikTok. Moanalua High School senior Anisia McCray was one of many Tik-Tok users that “was on Musical.ly [and] left for a couple of years , came back and it was transferred to TikTok,” McCray said.

it be“ ... came

unironic. Riley morales, grade 11

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tiktok?

If you’re a part of a trend it seems cool,” Morales said. The indulging fashion, dance and comedy of TikTok could not be contained within the app and branched into other social media apps such as Youtube and Instagram. With Youtubers posting their reaction to TikTok trends and Instagram accounts dediTrends cated to sharing the jokes TikTok was the target of ev- of TikTok, it isn’t uncommon eryone’s joke but, “Around for a person without the summer that’s when memes app to know every dance started going on TikTok and move and fashion of TikTok. people started downloading “I would say anyone shares it more, they joined it ironically and it became uniron- the TikTok around other soic,” junior Riley Morales said. cial media platforms, I see my friends repost TikTok on By the time school start- their Instagram, sometimes ed, TikTok had consumed I see a bit on Twitter, not a teenage culture in “VSCO lot on Snapchat but definitegirls” and “E-girls” jokes ly on Youtube, there are a and fashion. A VSCO girl is lot of TikTok compilations,” Morales added. a girl dressed in oversized junior Whereas junior Vivian Hui t-shirts, crocs, shell necklace and scrunchies while E-girls/ believes, “Before TikTok beboys dress in darker colored came Westernized it was a clothing, baggy sweaters, really big Asian app, there beanies and face piercings. was always Chinese, Japanese and Korean things on The culture of TikTok start- it. Instagram is famous in ed affecting people’s fash- America but not so much ion choices because “Peo- in Asia, that’s why it’s downple influence other people loaded more than Instagram and seeing people have fun because it applies to more with this newer trend makes countries before [became everyone else want to do it. a] Western topic,” Hui said.

joined “ itiktok to engage with the art community.

kane ruiz, grade 11 Communities

Like Instagram, Twitter and Youtube, TikTok has different communities set up to make their wide range audience feel comfortable with the app. From dancing to comedy, TikTok has the group for everyone. Junior Kane Ruiz said “I joined TikTok to engage with the art and meme community.” According to makeuseof. com, a way for TikTok users to gain followers is by following other users to expand a person’s network . Then a TikTok user is able to gain support and followers within a community, such as Morales’ 3,551 followers that are, “50% the cosplay community.” From rapid growing followers, trends affecting the way teenagers dress, and communities uplifting fellow TikTok users, it seems the numbers don’t lie -- TikTok is taking over the world.


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EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN HAWAI’I NEWS | FEATURE

BRITNEY MADDOX STAFF WRITER

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n recent years the effects of climate change has become more urgent with the rising temperatures and sea levels. According to the U.S Global Change Research Program, climate change is caused by “Human activities, especially emissions of heat-trapping green-house gases from fossil fuel combustion, audubon.org

Communities Climate change will affect Hawai’is way of life such as water supply, agriculture, and transportation. The Hawaiian Islands will see an increase in temperature and sea levels that will have an impact on the civilians and the land they call home. According to Hawaiibusiness.com, sea levels will rise by 3.2 feet by the end of the century or even as soon as 2060 Waikiki Beach, Ala Wai Boat Harbor and Ala Moana Beach Park will all be flooded.

be unusable or lost, displacing roughly 20,000 residents.” Josh Stanbro, Honolulu’s chief resilience officer and executive director of the city’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, told Hawaiibusiness.com,“We can handle a $15 million hit here and a $20 million hit there. But then, all of a sudden, you’re dealing with costs that were never budgeted in the books. And it’s all ramping up.”

The People Climate change is a continually growing threat for the people of Hawai’i and their future in Hawai’i. Hawai’i News Now reported that, “... deforestation, and landby 2060, 38 miles of major use change, are the primary roads would be chronically driver of the climate changflooded, nearly 550 Hawaies observed in the industrial ian cultural sites would be area.”Climate changes will flooded, and more than 6,500 have effects such as heat structures and 25,800 acres of waves and severe floods that land near the shoreline would are heavily impacting Hawai’i.

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Pabo leads a chant at the youth climate strike. Lyrah Panarigan Photo

grow up and have our families and we don’t want our families to live in a world that’s gone to trash,” said Club Terra President Cayla Pabo. Lyrah Panarigan Photo

Teenagers in Hawai’i joined together for the Global Climate Strike Protest on September 20, 2019, to demand action about climate change. Pabo believes that the protest will “Bring awareness to it and shows everyone that these groups of people show that climate change does matters and that we need to fix it.”

Climate Strike Though some people might not be informed about the impact of climate change, the next generation is informed and willing to fight for the future of their home. Teenagers feel they have to do something about climate change, because “It’s our future. The The future of climate change older generations now don’t seems uncontrollable, but care as much because they the future generation is not are not going to be here as giving up without a fight. long as us. We’re going to


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drum major dream KENDELLE HUNG-INO STAFF WRITER

FEATURE

Ever

since she was little, junior Mari Shimabukuro knew she wanted to be a drum major for her school’s marching band.

I feel like this is the most confident I have ever been. when you know people are looking up to you, you want to be the best for them because they deserve it. doing that really gives you a sense of purpose.

Shimabukuro works with senior Jericho Macabante to be the “captains” of the marching band. Their job is to keep time for the band, by conducting the music. Their duties continue off the field too, acting as the director’s extra hands and look out for the band’s overall well-being by checking up on the section leaders and individual members. Becoming a drum major is something Shimabukuro has dreamt of since the sixth grade. Her role model was a girl who was a drum major for Kalani High School, who later became a drum major for the University of Hawai’i. Shimabukuro’s drum major dream became a reality when she was voted in for the position at the end of last school year. Shimabukuro says, “I wanted to be just like her. Being drum major is like making a dream come true. It is a huge deal for me.”

Mari Shimabukuro

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than ten years. Drum majors have a male stigma, due to the fact that the role is physically demanding. Moanalua’s marching band students were receptive to the idea of having a female drum major and were eager to have Shimabukuro lead them.

To prepare for the marching band season, Shimabukuro and Macabante began training in May. “I went from not even being able to do twenty pushups to having to be able to do a hundred in Unlike other high schools twenty minutes,” says Shimaon the island, Moanalua’s bukuro about the workouts marching band has not had she is given as drum major. a female drum major in more Taking on this role has

changed her more than just physically. Witholding a position with such leadership has given her a newfound sense of confidence. “In this role, because you are so visible everyone is watching you. You have to be confident, even if you don’t feel like it. It starts off as a fake-it-till -you-make-it, but over time it felt more natural. I felt stronger. I think that’s the most amazing part, the transformation,” Shimabukuro said. She continued to open up about her confidence, saying, “I feel like this is the most confident I have ever been. When you know peo-

ple are looking up to you, you want to be the best for them because they deserve it. Doing that really gives you a sense of purpose.” Shimabukuro proves to be a strong leader, regardless of any possible adversity faced because of her gender. Macabante says, “She is passionate about what she does and puts a lot of thought into her actions. The fact that she’s female doesn’t make me see her any differently than I would a guy drum major. At the end of the day, she is someone I can rely on and trust with helping me to lead the band.” Although it is uncommon to be a female in this role, especially at Moanalua, Shimabukuro is taking the responsibilities head on. She shares her opinion on the male stigma saying, “I think that gender isn’t a real problem in this. It is your strength of spirit.” Shimabukuro’s drive only grows more and she hopes to be drum major again next year, with her words “It’s just your character and who you are trying to be and who you can be, your determination and your ability to be a good person,” Shimabukuro adds.


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a music star in the making FEATURE

PEYTON YAMAMOTO STAFF WRITER

Junior

Kennedy Manamtam is a talented singer/ songwriter who shook high school with her music. Before winning Moanalua’s talent show in 2018, she started out firmly rooted and familiar with the sounds of music.

named “Kennedy Taylor thing I’m really passionate and The Electric Pancakes”. about.” Manamtam said. “I didn’t want to become Manamtam currently pera person who always sings forms every Saturday at with tracks. Becoming a band the Shirokiya Japan Village was something that came Walk in Ala Moana Center. naturally.” says Manamtam. Together, they played on the Main idland of Hawaii and the 50th State Fair, as well as other small gigs.

“I was always in a family of music so its [always] been a part “My band members reof my life,”Manamtam said. ally help me because of the collaborations that Not only does she sing, we are able to do toshe also used to participate gether,” Manamtam said. in BMX races. It was there, however, that truly inspired Together with her band, Maher to become a singer. namtam has made leaps and bounds in her career. Earlier “Seeing my first vocal coach this year, she performed in singing the national anthem at China in front of thousands my BMX track and that’s what of people. With her entire really started me wanting to life still ahead of her, Kennesing,” Manamtam added. dy looks towards her future career in the music business. Of course, the road was This passion radiates to othnot easy. She faced many ers as well. “Everyone loves roadblocks along her path her energy.” says Senior Jaito where she is today, no- me Li, a friend of Kennedy. tably her songwriting. “I believe she’s going to “Especially when emotions do well in life if she continlike heartbreak or happy ues [singing],” Li added. emotions that I don’t understand how to write and put “[I want] to become a fainto words, but it’s good to mous singer, even though look at inspiration of mu- that would be a hard career sic and start from there,” to get into. But I would like Manamtam continued. to have a [good] career in In 2017, she started a band music because that’s some-

Manamtam enjoys singing, playing guitar, and sharing her music to her audiences. Photo courtesy Kennedy Manamtam


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FOOTBALL

CHEERLEADING

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The Varsity football team finished first in the Division 1 regular season, and JV followed up as 4th. The team will be competing in the OIA Division 1 Playoffs.

AIR RIFLERY

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JV and Varsity cheerleading teams took home a win and hold the position as the Eastern Division Champions. Cheerleading is currently the reigning champions in the state and look to retain their title on November 9th.

CROSS COUNTRY

On October 12th, 2019, both Moanalua’s boys and girls air riflery teams won their matches at the OIA team semi-finals. Both teams held the East 1 spot and won against Leilehua, the West 2 team. Moanalua boys and girls teams will be competing for the OIA Championship on Saturday, October 19th at Leilehua. Photo courtesy Jeremy Caneso-Bantolina

Both boys and girls teams won the OIA Championships that was held on October 19th at Leilehua. Sophomore Lexi Tokuda and senior Alec Fong placed first in the individual championships. The team will be going to States on October 29th, 2019 at Blaisdell.

Photo courtesy Peyton Yamamoto

The cross country team participated in the Eastern Divisions with senior Andre Marin placing second for the boys and sophomore Maleah Kanayama placing fourth. The team is looking for a chance to qualify for the State Championships on November 2nd in Maui.


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JV sOFTBALL

BOWLING

Photo courtesy Spencer Sakuma Photo courtesy Mara Laanan

Although the season was strongly fought, the JV girl’s softball look to the future with optimism as they prepare themselves to make a difference on the field for the upcoming varsity season.

Boys and girls bowling both took over the Eastern Divisional placing first in their respective teams. The team is looking to do the same at the OIA Championships on October 23rd and later during states on November 7th and 8th in Kauai.

SOFT TENNIS

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Kendelle Hung-Ino Photo

Photo courtesy Youya Channel

Soft tennis boys finished first in the OIA Championship. Additionally, the varsity boys tied as first in the Eastern Division and the varsity girls finished fourth.

The girl’s volleyball had an exciting season, winning in a sweep against Kapolei in the OIA playoffs. Their regular season came to a close on October 16th, 2019 against Mililani for the OIA Championship title. Moanalua had not competed for for a title since 2017.


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