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- Cougar athletes miss playingby ingonethong22Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most high school sports have been postponed indefinitely, and many Cougar athletes are anxious to resume play. For student-athletes here at Kaiser, sports are more than just exercise. Cougar athleticsContinue reading “Cougar athletes miss playing”
- Clubs’ persistence through social distanceby Ingus StegisThe coronavirus pandemic closed schools worldwide, sending students back home to learn from a screen. As a result, student-led organizations based on school campuses were left adrift. Here at Kaiser High School, club presidents scrambledContinue reading “Clubs’ persistence through social distance”
- Hatakenaka’s PPE printingby psun22Before Hawaii transitioned to online distance learning, COVID-19 was raging in the state. To help protect the vulnerable members of the islands, including elderly, medical staff, and patients with chronic illnesses, the State of HawaiiContinue reading “Hatakenaka’s PPE printing”
- Divided opinion on tourists’ returnby Lienne TungIn March, Governor David Ige had issued a statewide lockdown order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each and every person was required to stay at home, avoiding physical contact with friends and loved onesContinue reading “Divided opinion on tourists’ return”
- Open Letters: The recent electionby Cougar ConnectionThe 2020 presidential election was a source of great controversy nationwide, and as such, individuals here at Kaiser have opinions as well. We asked two teachers with contrasting views for their take on the legitimacyContinue reading “Open Letters: The recent election”
- Wipeout Crew works out new normalby Kyle_Heim24Despite the onset of COVID-19, the Kaiser Wipeout Crew’s Peace and Sustainability garden has been flourishing. Paul Balazs, the faculty advisor to the club and founder of the program, has worked hard to ensure thatContinue reading “Wipeout Crew works out new normal”
- Athletic scholarships arrive despite pandemicby daceetsueSome students have been counting on receiving athletic scholarships, training for the sake of attending college. The Covid-19 pandemic wrecked those plans, as there are no sports seasons going on this year because of it.Continue reading “Athletic scholarships arrive despite pandemic”
- Time to eat localby Natalie ClayHawaii, despite its reputation as paradise, has its fair share of problems, one of which is food security. Currently, Hawaii only produces roughly 10-15% of its necessary food supply, while the remaining 85-90% is importedContinue reading “Time to eat local”
- Great ways to decorate for Christmasby Ailee KnauffIt has been a difficult year, which makes this holiday season all the more special. Putting extra effort into the holidays can uplift your spirits to end this year on a jolly note! One wayContinue reading “Great ways to decorate for Christmas”
- Cougar virtual talent show a roaring successby skylrrayThis year’s Talent Show was unlike any other. On December 4th, a video was posted to Youtube by user Kaiser Cougar titled “Kaiser High School Winter Assembly 2020.” In the video was Kaiser High School’sContinue reading “Cougar virtual talent show a roaring success”
- Standardized testing set up to failby Anson L.As high school students, we have to look past graduation and be prepared for the future. And in that future, there will be two paths to choose from: either starting a career, or going toContinue reading “Standardized testing set up to fail”
- Mask sewing by a math teacherby hannahhan912School can take a heavy toll on both teachers and students, especially during this time, so having a hobby can help cope with stress. Kristie Yamamoto, a math teacher at Kaiser, has an interesting hobby:Continue reading “Mask sewing by a math teacher”
- Jejubing’s bingsu is the bestby hannahhan912Have you ever heard of bingsu? Bingsu is a Korean traditional dessert made with milk-based shaved ice, then drizzled with fruity syrups or condensed milk before being crowned with various toppings like strawberries, mochi andContinue reading “Jejubing’s bingsu is the best”
- Surveying students’ plans for the holidaysby Mia KesslerIn total, 188 students were interviewed about their plans for the holidays. Graph 1 portrays the amount of student’s responses per grade level and the rest are based on their opinions and plans.
- Recipe: Hot Chocolate Bombsby Lilia DonleyHot Chocolate Bombs (6 servings) This hot chocolate bomb recipe makes spheres of chocolate filled with cocoa powder and mini marshmallows. These “bombs” are placed in a mug, with warm milk poured over the top.Continue reading “Recipe: Hot Chocolate Bombs”
- December Horoscopesby Mia KesslerAries Sun – (March 21 – April 20) For this holiday season, reflect on your dreams and goals. This may be a good start for becoming more patient with yourself—to focus on what you reallyContinue reading “December Horoscopes”
- A safe Halloween for special education studentsby Kera Ann NishimuraThis past Halloween, the special education students found a way trick-or-treat safely: by gathering candy on campus. When the clock struck 11, the Cougars made their way to their first destination, awaiting a surprise atContinue reading “A safe Halloween for special education students”
- New Faces 2020: Riker Kasamotoby Lilia DonleyRiker Kasamoto always knew that he wanted to be a teacher. “I’ve always wanted to help others and make a difference in other people’s lives,” he said.”I was coaching volleyball in the middle school level,Continue reading “New Faces 2020: Riker Kasamoto”
- New Faces 2020: Robert Smelkerby Ailee KnauffRobert Smelker is a Hawaii born passionate science teacher, teaching physical, biological, and marine science. Ever since he graduated from Lutheran High School of Hawaii, Smelker loved learning. He wanted to pass on his experiencesContinue reading “New Faces 2020: Robert Smelker”
- Survey: How students feel about coming back to schoolby Lienne TungIn total, 180 Kaiser students were surveyed for their opinions on reopening. Graph 1 shows the students’ demographics, while the other graphs show their responses.
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