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Since the COVID-19 vaccine has been rolled out across the world there has been a unique issue, the size of the card. According to the Verge, the vaccine card is 4 by 3 inches, larger than the standard wallet photo size which is 2.5 by 3.5 inches. Emails obtained by the Verge show that the Central for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had previously discussed the vaccine card size and intended for it to be folded. However, most people are reluctant to fold their cards. This issue has left people puzzled about where to put their vaccine cards and seeking alternative ways to keep their information. Photo and caption by Mina Kohara.

Vaccine Card Dilemma

Mina Kohara, Photojournalism
October 21, 2021
Tris is a four-year-old pit bull mix adopted from the humane society because of her bubbly personality and has already mastered five tricks, such as shake. The adopt dont shop slogan started from Last Chance for Animals (LCA) in Los Angeles and aims to dissuade people from purchasing a dog from a breeder or puppy mill. Every year, an estimated 1.5 million adoptable shelter dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Every time an animal is adopted a space opens up in the shelter, also allowing another animal’s life to be saved. If it was ever a consideration to get a pet, please adopt from a local shelter or rescue and help find them their forever home. Photo and caption by Kylie Tanimura.

Adopt, Don’t Shop

Kylie Tanimura, Photojournalism
October 21, 2021
Natalie (Anela) Rea (11) co-president of the Laulea Club is individually packing candy bags to help stop the spread of germs. With COVID-19 still affecting club meetings, members of Laulea have to make sure to follow the necessary precautions for snacks and in-person activities. The individually bagged candies will be distributed among students to enjoy at home. During meetings, students have to wear their masks at all times, sign in, and sit in their assigned spot to have a clear tracking system. Photo and caption by Lin Meyers.

Laulea Adjusts to Spread Good Cheer

Lin Meyers, Photojournalism
October 21, 2021
A sign in the bakery section of the Hawaii Kai Towne Center Safeway informs customers of a lack of donuts due to a supply shortage on Tuesday, Oct. 6. According to the New York Post, there are a record 62 ships backed up at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, due to increasing cargo loads, labor shortages, and COVID-19 safety precautions that slow the handling of each ship. Hawaii News Now predicts that we will continue to see the effects of these supply shortages in the next several weeks. Photo and caption by Lily Washburn.

Urgent: Donut Shortage!

Lily Washburn, Photojournalism
October 21, 2021
Every day, at 1:57 p.m. school ends and students rush to the bus stop right in front of Kalani. Due to COVID-19, bus drivers only allow a certain number of students on the bus at a time, which varies between the size of the bus and who drives it. Oftentimes, students will walk almost half a mile to the bus stop located near Waialae Iki Park just to get on the earliest bus possible, while others stay roughly 30 minutes after school to catch the next bus, just to avoid the crowds and risk of infection. Photo and caption by Jasmine Rossiter.

After-School Rush

Jasmine Rossiter, Photojournalism
October 21, 2021
As we reach the end of the first quarter, freshmen are assembling their chapbooks at Kalani High School! A “chapbook” is a project during the first quarter of every school year for freshmen here at Kalani where new students write a series of poetry and passages about themselves and gather them together into one small book. Photo and caption by Leilani Phan.

Chapbook Rush!

Leilani Phan, Photojournalism
October 20, 2021

PSA: Bad Ergonomics

Mina Kohara, Video
October 20, 2021
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