Opinion: Ahoy, MIL: Time to set sail for a new horizon with sailing

Kai Ponting, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018

People often have large misconceptions about the sport of sailing. When I tell people that I sail, most people either ask me if I kitesurf or windsurf, or they exclaim that they did not know that sailing dinghies and keelboats...

Opinion: Hawaii’s struggle with a modern-day identity crisis

Kainalu Kubo, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

Before the introduction of Western culture to the islands, Hawaii was a very modern society. From a technological standpoint, Hawaiians had become a society of way-finding sailors, skilled fisherman, and agricultural pros compared...

Sports Opinion: Max’s Picks: Mock NFL Draft Picks

Max Flammer, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

Disclaimer: These picks are as if I were the GM. I tried not to select the obvious pick for each selection. I think Barkley will go number two, and that the Broncos will not take a QB, but for pure chaos, I am going to make pi...

Opinion: Why students need to get more sleep

Leah McGregor, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

With social lives, sports, classes, and homework, sleep is often overlooked or taken for granted. But sleep is more important than you would think, especially for us, teens. According to UCLA Health, we should be getting at least...

Opinion: Students have inspired change in the past, and they are inspiring change today

Mila Kehano, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

While teenagers may not be old enough to vote, we are definitely wise enough to understand right from wrong. The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are sparking national conversation on gun violence. As they lead...

Opinion: The genuine joys in reading

Lea Stuart, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

During my two-week Spring Break, I had the chance to read for pleasure with no hard deadlines. There were no annotation requirements, and no stress to memorize the content of "Found" by Margaret Peterson Haddix, and it was a great...

Opinion: Taking the fun out of sports

Max Flammer, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

When I attended Kula Elementary, I was on the basketball team. Before every game, one player from each team had to read a short poem. It began with “Dear Mom and Dad” and explained that, while scholarships may fill their minds,...

Opinion: Why Americans should learn more about driving

Kai Ponting, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

Driving is something that nearly every American learns to do. It is the most common way that we travel across the country, and our road system is so widespread and well-maintained that we can travel to nearly any location from...

Opinion: The freedom to be respectful

Elizabeth Thibaudeau, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

The United States of America, the land of opportunity. In America, you have the freedom to be educated, say what you want, and become what you want regardless of your gender, race, or religion. This is an amazing freedom that...

Opinion: I don’t know what IDK means!?!

Clair Peck, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

As a seventeen-year-old, I try to stay on top of the ever-changing world of teenage slang. However, it often feels like I need a translator to decipher a simple text from a friend. Contrary to popular belief, slang is not only...

Opinion: The ABCs of bad and good friends

Erica Pilotin, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

With homework, extracurriculars, and pressures from teachers and families, teenagers tend to look to their friends for help. But the friends that they turn to might not always be the best, and this could add even more stress to...