In Theaters Now: Waialua Homecoming 2018

  By Jasmine Crawford Homecoming is the most memorable event students look forward to every year. With skits, banners, floats, and shirts, it gives opportunity for classmates to create new bonds with one another. After careful selection, Waialua High and Intermediate School’s Student Body Government and Student Council came together …

Eight is Enough

    by Jasmine Crawford This year, Waialua High and Intermediate School changed the bell schedule from seven periods to eight. Instructional time is now seventy minutes and contains a constant rotation of even and odd period days, steering away from the traditional all period days. Mid dle school has …

When it comes to an end

by Anna Peters The end of each school year doesn’t only means summer is coming, but marks an ending of student mandatory education, and with it, the official entrance into adulthood. With graduation comes plenty of mixed emotions: happiness, triumph, and melancholy. We asked two recent Waialua High graduates, Nami …

Just call me Pawehi

by Erin Hardin Miss Hawaii Junior High America 2018 is Waialua’s own Pawehimaikaleikaumakailihiaokalani Kaira Sanoe Binz – but just call her “Pawehi.” Pawehi is an 8th grader at WHIS and has been doing pageants since the age of six. Her dance director, Mrs. Kristi Kashimoto-Rowbottom who runs the pageants, encouraged …

The Start of Something New

  by Anna Peters A new start of the school year typically means two things: new classes and new teachers. Each year, most schools generally welcome aboard a few new teachers. This year at Waialua High and Intermediate School, one of those new teachers include a new College and Career …

Why Not Read? Part 2

  by Kezia Burgoyne In the previous article, “Why Not Read,” the reasons why some students decide not to read were explained. Many students acknowledged the inconvenience of obtaining and carrying around a paper book, and phones were noted as a potential distraction that shortens student’s attention span and willingness …

Rebirth of a Sioux Nation

by Hannah Bartlett In contrast to the lush greenery of Mount Ka’ala and the Waianae Mountain Range on the North Shore of O’ahu, the Lakota Sioux Reservation is a vast expanse of beautiful, yet mostly unusable grassland in Black Hills, South Dakota.  It is here that AP English teacher Shah …

Order Up!

by Taumana Caicedo Rapu This year, the cafeteria staff out did themselves with a new lunch menu. Now, you can find plates like the tuna dip and chips with curly fries, as well as Baja fish tacos with garlic aioli sauce, and Asian pan roasted vegetables. The new menu also …

Why not read?

by Kezia Burgoyne Over the years, Waialua High and Intermediate School has experienced many librarians come and go, each having served valiantly when helping students find the perfect book to read. However, as the school is evolving, one solid fact stands: Student’s interest in reading is wavering. Now, when one …

It’s not just a language…

  by Anna Peters It’s that time of the year again, registration. This is the time where we are all thinking about what kind of classes to take for next year. One of the classes that you should keep in mind for taking next year is Japanese. Many people perceive Japanese …