The student news site of Kalani High School

Ka Leo O Kalani

The student news site of Kalani High School

Ka Leo O Kalani

The student news site of Kalani High School

Ka Leo O Kalani

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People gather around at Diamond Head lookout to view the lunar eclipse. On Sunday, May 15, the Earths shadow covered a full moon, forming a lunar eclipse, a rare sighting occurring only about three times a year, according to the Natural History Museum.

Hawai’i Witnesses Rare Eclipse

Azriel Badon, Photojournalism
May 25, 2022

Watermelon Bomb

April 14, 2022
A cluster of tents formed by houseless families and individuals is seen at 350 Sumner St., in front of the Institute For Human Services. Sadly, the homelessness issue is no stranger to the city of Honolulu. According to the shelter Point-in-Time (PIT) there has been a gradual rise in homelessness in Hawaii, increasing about 37% from 2009 to 2016. Although the 2021 PIT was canceled due to the pandemic, homelessness coordinator Scott Morishige predicts a steady increase if the state and city migration efforts are ineffective. Since COVID-19, more people have lost their jobs or are struggling financially. Fortunately, a new homeless shelter is being constructed from an abandoned building at 806 Iwilei Rd.

Homelessness on the rise in Hawaii

Azriel Badon, Photojournalism
March 10, 2022
The track, locker rooms, and gym are located at the entrance to Kalani High School. This photo embodies our school because it showcases sports and athletics, which are vital to Kalani as many students participate.  This photo figuratively represents the athletic department, which you could consider to be Kalani’s pride.

Athletics Are Kalani’s Pride

Alika Gusman, Photojournalism
February 25, 2022
The long hallway on Kalani High School’s campus is usually filled with students clamoring to get to their classes on time. This is one of the main areas of the campus in which students reside; it represents the atmosphere of Kalani, a place where students of many different backgrounds come together to learn and grow.

Kalani Hallways Are Community Spaces

Riko Yamaki, Photojournalism
February 25, 2022
Kalani High School has so much creativity that’s often overlooked. Our arts department doesnt get as much attention as our sports, even though we have murals all over the school. We need to acknowledge the students creativity and have galleries and events to showcase everyone’s art. We should have more creative classes like theater and give more outlets for students to express themselves.

Murals Showcase Kalani’s Creativity

Olivia Kulaga, Photojournalism
February 25, 2022
Students walk down the hall between C and D Buildings at Kalani High School. The campus is painted in the school colors, red and white. Kalani embodies a diverse group of students and provides a variety of opportunities. In each classroom, there is a teacher to provide a learning environment to help students succeed academically and prepare them for the real world.

Kalani Works to Uphold School Mission

Eleni Cheng, Photojournalism
February 25, 2022
At Kalani High School, a classroom displays a no face mask, no entry sign in the doorway in regards to safety against this ongoing pandemic. This shows how the Kalani community cares for students and is trying to stop of spread of COVID-19. Posters and reminders like these are seen throughout the campus which demonstrates the concern that Kalani provides. The images also shows ways to stop the spread and how students can make a difference on campus. Kalani is able to provide security and guidance for COVID-19.

Kalani Enforces Mask Rules

Azriel Badon, Photojournalism
February 25, 2022
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
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
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