Opinion: More options and flexibility needed in course offerings

Alexandra Abraham, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

Why study calculus when you could study finances? Why study art when you are interested in pursuing engineering? Why study subjects you will not use in the future? School curriculums need to change, specifically in high school....

Opinion: Flip a switch to shine a light on malnutrition

Lucy Dustman, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

My family and I walked through a dark, musty hall into a classroom where we were welcomed by young boys and their teacher. The young monks wore orange tunics that covered their thin arms and legs. Their heads were shaved and shined...

Opinion: Not a state yet still our responsibility

Veronica Winham, Assistant Editor

November 9, 2017

After a recent day-long power outage on Maui, it is hard to imagine going six to eight days without electricity. But on the island of Puerto Rico, people will be without power for the next six to eight months. It is hard to...

Opinion: Teens, drug abuse, and the importance of drug education

Kathryn James, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

One of the last texts I received from an incredible friend was a complaint about his absent father who had shown up at his home out of the blue. Shortly after the cops came to resolve the issue, Jay texted to let me know that...

Opinion: Rock fever: The downsides of living on Maui as a teenager

John Kirton, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

When I tell people outside of my immediate circle that I live in Hawaii, they are often fascinated. After a series of questions regarding my life on Maui such as: “So, you surf, right?” “Is it like the movie ‘Moana’?” “You’re...

Opinion: Let’s not jump to conclusions about Seabury Hall students

Alex Abraham, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

“You go to Seabury? That’s where all of the rich white kids go, right?” Almost anywhere I go that involves meeting new people from Maui, this question eventually pops up in the conversation. Hearing those words makes...

Opinion: A journey to Kalaupapa: Ten students and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Peyton Thomas, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

I felt like a flying squirrel, leaping from one stair to the next, speeding down the twenty-six switchbacks along the 3.2 mile hike from the topside of Moloka’i to the village of Kalaupapa. The village is surrounded by the...

Opinion: Fiction should mirror the diversity around us

Lauren Sieberg, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Imagine you are a child watching a fictional television show for the first time. When the protagonist is introduced, you stare at the screen, wide-eyed, completely transfixed as you realize that they are like you. This is the...

Opinion: Let’s have more class than crass

Veronica Winham, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017

A typical day for me at school consists of going to assembly, attending classes, and then heading to lunch. It is rare when I don’t hear swearing during all of these activities. When I’m sitting with my advisement, I hear...