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Seventh and Eighth grade students choose a topic they feel
strongly about for Damon Speeches.
by Eden Chun and Lindsay Kaback Students will be out in the hallways in groups or by themselves, pacing, and nervously ﬂicking through notecards. You may be wondering what’s going on. Is there a big test? A performance? Actually, what is happening is a mixture of a test and a performance. This big occasion measures your conﬁdence, intelligence, and poise. So, what really is this event that is so important to 7th and 8th grade? This is a tradition that has been going on for many years at Punahou. It was started and funded by Samuel Damon for his son, Willie Damon, in 1872. Willie Damon was an eloquent speaker who attended Punahou. Sadly, Willie died from a deadly disease called typhoid fever. In honor of his son, Samuel Damon donated a generous amount of money towards Punahou’s speech program, hence the Damon Speech was formed. The Damon Speech you know today is much different from the Damon Speech when it ﬁrst started. Back in the day, people didn’t write their own speeches. Instead, they would recite poems or excerpts from books or different pieces of writing. They would also have musical interludes between speeches. In the 1920’s the format changed to how it is today where students write their own speech and then present it. Today, the multi-step process of the Damon Speech takes lots of hard work and weeks of time in English class and at home. 7th and 8th grade students choose a topic that they feel strongly about or think is interesting. They then research about that topic and ﬁnd information to put into their speech, such as statistics or quotes from different people like professors or presidents. Many drafts will be made, many people will get frustrated, but in the end it is a beautiful piece of writing. However, having a good speech is only half of the work. You must be able to present your speech ﬂuently and conﬁdently to judges and everyone in the 7th and 8th
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grade. Don’t worry though because you’ll have lots of practice by then. You must ﬁrst present your speech to your classmates and get voted to go to the semi-ﬁnals where you present in front of your whole team. The ﬁnal two students get to move on to the ﬁnal competition in Dillingham. Although a few get chosen to present their speech at Dillingham, the Damon Speech is a tradition that all 7th and 8th graders grow and learn from.
In this issue:
Farmers’ Markets! Dr. Who and His Companions" March Madness" St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!
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Top Snowboarding Resorts:
1. Park City Mountain Resort, USA.
Park City Mountain Resort’s name speaks for itself. It is literally a “Park City”. With five Terrain Parks, Park City is a go-to place for some nice runs.
2. Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada.
Whistler is a world leader in parks and pipes and also has very good free riding. You can also go heli-boarding if you’re good enough.
Sage Kotsenburg doing a “Holy Crail” at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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2014 Winter Olympics Snowboarding
By Austin Bryan The 2014 Winter Olympics was held in Sochi, Russia. The games started on February 7, and ended on February 23. This year was the ﬁrst time that Snowboarding Slopestyle was held in the Winter Olympic Games. Snowboarding is a relatively new sport. It started in 1965 by Jake Burton Carpenter who made the ﬁrst ever “Snowboard.” Snowboarding Superpipe and Slopestyle was a tough battle this year. The favorites were: Shaun White the underdog, Danny Davis, Iouri Poladtchikov or I Pod, Sage Kotsenburg, the young gun from Park City, Utah Seamus O’Connor, and the man with the last name which he would like to make a reality Taylor Gold. In Men’s Slopestyle, Sage Kotsenburg (USA) took gold, Stale Sandbech (NOR) took silver, and Mark McMorris (CAN) took bronze. In Women’s Slopestyle, Jamie Anderson (USA) took gold, Enni Rukajarvi (FIN) took silver, and Jenny Jones (GBR) took bronze. In Men’s Halfpipe, Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) took gold, Ayumu Hirano (JPN) took silver, and Taku Hiraoka (JPN) took bronze. Surprisingly Shaun White took fourth. In Women’s Halfpipe Kaitlyn Farrington (USA) took gold, Torah Bright (AUS) took silver, and Kelly Clark (USA) took bronze. The top three ranking countries in snowboarding Slopestyle and Halfpipe were the United States and Japan. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be in PyeongChang, Korea. One thing to look forward to will be the possibility of quadruple corks. This year people were coming out with triple corks, but in four years, who knows what the possibilities are? #
3. Davos, Switzerland.
Davos has some pretty good parks and pipes but their free riding is formidable.
4. Mammoth Mountain, USA.
Mammoth Mountain has amazing parks and pipes but it is also a go-to place for being a beginner. It has very small hills with very little incline. If you are an advanced rider this place can be very fun too.
5. Vail Resort, USA.
Vail is a good all around mountain. Vail has some good parks and pipes, but also has some good free riding spots.
6. Mount Bachelor, USA.
Mount Bachelor is another good all around mountain. The only bad part about this resort is that they have three parks and only one halfpipe.
by Ryan Park There was a lot of bad press surrounding the Sochi games. When many journalists and other media ﬁrst arrived in Sochi, they were greeted with unﬁnished hotel rooms and infrastructure. There were also threats of bombings and bad weather. Let’s see how these problems were dealt with.
Photo by Stacy St. CLair CNN Reporter
One of Sochi’s hotel’s unfiltered tap water .
Does the thought of a terrorist roaming the grounds of Olympic Park scare you? Despite all of Photo from 1.zetaboards.com the hype of possible terrorists slipping through security early, and toothpaste bombs (bomb materials like explosives can be smuggled through airport security in toothpaste containers), no major security incidents occurred. Over 40,000 security guards and police ofﬁcers were hired to protect this $45.4 billion Winter olympics (the costliest in history). All this commotion was stirred up due to two suicide bombings not far from Sochi. Another problem was that Mother Nature was not cooperating during several events. Thick fog delayed the start of the men’s biathlon and men’s snowboardcross. Although the men’s biathlon was scheduled to
start on Sunday the 16th in the evening, it was pushed back to Monday morning. However, the fog still would not move out, causing the event to be pushed back even further to Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The snowboard cross seeding runs were ﬁrst delayed, then postponed, and ﬁnally scrapped altogether. Elimination runs were also pushed back. You may be asking how Sochi, a beach resort city, could host the Winter Olympics. The answer is that they used about 1,000 football ﬁelds worth of fake snow. Even the temperatures up in the mountains were sometimes not cool enough to produce snow. To keep the courses powdery with snow, the organizers of the Sochi games stored snows from previous winters (710,000 cubic yards in all), and put up four hundred snow cannons to keep the courses in rideable conditions.
Women’s Ski Jumping
by Edlin Davis and Taylor Kealoha ! Ski Jumping is one of the Olympic’s oldest competing categories, and was also in the ﬁrst Winter Olympics (1924). There was only one ﬂaw about this sport though, no women were allowed to compete in any ski jumping events. The Olympics only allowed men to compete because they thought that the sport was too dangerous for the “gentler” sex. There were a few competitive ski jumpers like Jessica Jerome who disagreed with these allegations, and fought for women’s rights to compete in the Winter Olympics. After a long 90 years of ﬁghting their hard work ultimately led to women’s right to compete in this year’s ski jumping event. Germany’s 22-year-old Carina Vogt, Austria’s Daniela IraschkoStolz, and France’s Coline Mattel. Carina Vogt won the gold medal with an amazing jump of 103 meters, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz won the silver medal after scoring 1.2 points behind Carina Vogt, and Coline Mattel won the bronze medal with a jump of 99.5 meters.
Left picture: Switzerland's Dominique Gisin and Slovenia's Tina Maze tied for women's downhill gold on Wednesday in a ﬁrst for Olympic Alpine skiing.
Top: (left to right): Coline Mattel (BRONZE), Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (SILVER), and Carina Vogt (GOLD) Photo from www.zimbo.com
Oahu’s Farmer’s Markets
By Anna Bunn and Ming Cheng-Leever
Photos by Anna Bunn and Ming Cheng-Leever
Did you know that 80% of Hawaii’s goods are mainland imports? Should we be this dependent on mainland resources? How can we get more of our produce on the island? The first thing you can do is to buy locally grown foods from the supermarkets. For example, you can buy local produce at Whole Foods and Foodland Farms. Unfortunately, when you buy from big groceries, not all the money goes to the local businesses and farms. The best thing is to visit your local Farmer’s Market! It is 100% local and all proﬁts go straight to the vendors. Going to the Farmer’s Market is fun and it is a wonderful experience. You can taste foods from new restaurants and taste the ﬂavors of the season. You can buy local and organic produce. All of the produce at the Farmers’ Markets are grown locally and without any chemicals and pesticides. Most of the fruits and vegetables from the mainland are picked early and they mature in the shipping crate, not on the tree. This affects their ﬂavor and quality.
The Courier asked Mrs. Lake, the Home Economics/Sewing teacher, what she likes about the Farmer’s Market. Mrs. Lake says, “Supporting local farmers, and the food is fresher and cheaper.”
Melissa Newsham 19’ hands out samples of pineapple for the Hawaii Pineapple Company
Melissa Newsham ’19 states, “I enjoy working for the Hawaii Pineapple Company because it’s fun and I love to meet new people. I also like to try new foods at the Farmer’s Market.”
Oahu’s Farmer’s Markets
Kakaako Farmers’ Market Ward Warehouse Parking lot along Auahi Street Saturdays, 8 am – 12pm Saturdays, 7:30 – 11 am Kapiolani Community College Farmers’ Market 4303 Diamond Head Road North Shore Country Market 59-360 Kamehameha Hwy Saturdays, 8 am – 2pm Hawaii Kai Farmers’ Market (Makeke O Maunalua) Kaiser High School, 511 Lunalilo Home Road Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm Kailua Farmers’ Market 609 Kailua Rd Thursdays, 5 – 7:30 pm
Mahiku Farmers Market at King’s Village 131 Kaiulani Ave Fridays and Mondays, 4 -9 pm
Mahiku Farmers Market at the International Market Place 2330 Kalakaua Ave Thursdays, 4 – 8 pm Royal Hawaiian Center Farmers Market Tuesdays on the Rooftop Tuesdays, 4-7:30pm
Honolulu Farmers’ Market 777 Ward Ave Wednesdays, 4 – 7 pm
Windward Mall Farmers Market 46-056 Kamehameha Highway Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Page design by Anna Bunn and Ming Cheng-Leever
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By Stefani Sakamoto It's almost spring break and lots of people will be going on trips. As they will pack their bags for a week long of fun with friends and family, people want to pack as light as possible. If you're like me, I usually over pack or I am not sure what to pack. So, how do we pack light? For a week long vacation, you would only need to pack the “essentials,” which are ﬁve tops, three bottoms, and two dresses. You should pack two tank tops, two short sleeve tops, and one long sleeve button up top. The tops should be a synthetic fabric, quick to dry, and solid or simple prints. The classic cut shirts, long sleeve button up shirts, and tank tops can be worn under or over your dress for warmth. When packing your pants, you should pack “travel pants,” such as jeans, leggings, or cargo pants. You should pack maxi skirts or a convertible skirt/ dress, they’re great when packing light. The dresses
should be a light fabric, solid vibrant color/print, neutral khaki, or a little black dress. A sundress is a good choice to bring because it is versatile (it can be used during the day, and dressed up at night). Don’t forget about accessories such as shoes, jewelry, and makeup. You should pack two to three pairs of shoes. Some versatile shoes you should pack is a pair of slippers, ﬂats, and walking/outdoor shoes. A belt, earrings, a ring, a necklace, and a bracelet can be used to “dress up” an outﬁt for a night outing. When packing makeup, you should go simple and pack things like mascara, eye liner, and multi-use stick. These helpful tips can help you when you’re packing. To ﬁnd these light items, check out http:// travelfashiongirl.com/shop-the-travel-essentials-packinglist/. Now that you know how to pack light, you won’t need an overweight suitcase/carry on with you... Remember: pack light!
The Vans logo is a simple black “V” extended to shelter the other letters of Vans. The logo represents the simplicity of vans, yet its unique style
Ming Cheng-Leever, ’19
Fashion on Foot
By Erica Sung " Vans have become ubiquitous in Case Middle School. Everyone from preppy girls to jocks are sporting them. Vans is a company in the United States that sells footwear, clothing and accessories. The goal of Vans is to make customers feel confident with them on. Vans want to be the original footwear company that represents style and youth. ! Vans was founded in 1966 as the Van Doren Rubber Company. On the first day of selling, 12 people bought their custom made shoes. Vans quickly gained popularity among skateboarders, who liked the rugged and sticky sole. However, in 1983, the shoe company was forced to file bankruptcy because the clothing apparel used up the company’s funding. In 1988, new owners took over Vans and were successful by making Vans more developed with new creations. By 1994, the shoes were sold overseas. Vans has been recognized as “America’s Best Small Company” by Forbes. Now, it has found itself as a major fashion item on our feet and is collaborating with Marc Jacobs. Jake Chouljian, ‘18, enthusiastically says, “ Vans is life! I’ve been wearing Vans for four years now. I recommend them to all people because they is very stylish and comfortable.” You can even customize your own Vans online! There are six different shoe styles to choose from and several different designs. The majority of Vans are made from durable 100% cotton canvas or suede. The sole is made from mixture of carbon and rubber and the shoelaces are 100% cotton fabric. Gabrielle Pregana, ‘18, states, “Vans are comfortable and fashionable, so they look good with any outfit.” " From 1988 to this day of fashion, Vans has found its unique place. They provide comfort and can be worn with most outfits, both casual and formal. Vans are not merely a footwear brand, but a way to add a splash of your personality.
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“Vans is very comfortable. I tried switching to Nike, but ended up going back to Vans because it was more stylish.” -David Vincent ’18
Vans is life! I’ve been wearing Vans for four years now. I recommend them to all people because they are very stylish and comfortable -Jake Chouljian ’18
Stefanie Fujita ’18
Original Doctor Who fan art Eleventh Regeneration of Doctor Who by Abby Oshiro
Doctor’s Better Known Companions
1. Rose Tyler Meeting the Doctor in his 9th regeneration, she stays as his companion until the 10th regeneration, and then is sucked into a parallel universe.
2. Martha Jones A companion to the 10th Doctor, somewhere between the Doctor’s ﬁrst meeting with Donna, and when she decides to sign off. She ﬁrst meets him as a nurse, and later joins him on his journey. After leaving, she assumes an important position in the British military.
Companions of the Doctor
By Abby Oshiro
Doctor Who is a series on British television ﬁrst aired in 1963. It’s a science ﬁction show that has aired for 50 years, based around a time traveling machine and its conductor, an alien from the To the viewers of this sci-ﬁ Photo from deviantart.com another planet, comedy show, this opening known as The scene is one of the many Doctor, who is fantasies dreamt up by the older than he mind of a true fandom. looks. The many children of time, So far, in the known as Companions, entire series of seem to appear and fade as the show, there fast as they come into the has been 13 timeline of the lovable main regenerations of character known as The this wonderful Doctor. alien. But the Companions range from more recent human to alien, but remain continuation of Donna Noble is the companion human most of the time. the show, has of the 10th Doctor There are some companions only featured that are distant such as River three Song, whose adventures with regenerations so far. the Doctor are never shown, but are Usually the Doctor’s companions acknowledged. are written off by dying, being Even though the companions driven away, or not being able to change and are lost over time, the take the pressure as the Doctor memories over the seasons are kept regenerates. alive by artists on the internet. Almost everyone who has ever taken the time out of their day to
watch Doctor Who has felt excitement as a deep blue 1950’s London police box comes in to view. Almost out of nowhere, a strange British man of many faces immediately steps out of the police box to investigate where and when he has landed.
3. Donna Noble Companion of the 10th Doctor, known for giving the Doctor the most “sass”, she eventually absorbs the Doctor’s mind, having to erase him from ever being in her life.
4. Amy Pond Companion of the 11th Doctor, she meets him while still a child, when he tells her, “Just ﬁve minutes”. But messing up the times, he makes her wait for 12 years. After marrying Rory Williams, she ends up being transported back in time by a weeping angel, never to be rescued by the Doctor.
5. Rory Williams Husband of Amy, he is ﬁrst convinced the “Raggedy Man” was something of Amy’s imagination, but after meeting the Doctor, travels with him and Amy until he is transported back in time, and Amy along with him.
6. Clara Oswald The latest addition to the companions, she is known as the “Impossible Girl”, only appearing to save the Doctor countless times in his history, Clara was scattered throughout time, creating different versions of herself. The current version of her is associated with the eleventh and twelfth regeneration of the Doctor.
society is split into multiple parts, known as factions, just like how The by Edlin Davis and Taylor Kealoha Hunger Games is split into districts,” says Saylor Brainard ‘19. In the Divergent society, the citizens of Chicago are split into 5 factions, known as Abnegation, for the selﬂess, Dauntless, for the brave, Candor, for the honest, Erudite, for the wise, and Amity, for the kindhearted. The novel tells the story of a sixteen-year old citizen, Beatrice Prior, who ﬁnds her faction’s expectations hard to fulﬁll. Throughout the introduction of the book, Beatrice, among several other sixteen-year-olds takes an aptitude test, which is a yearly assessment that helps indicate Photo by novapopp.com which faction she is best suited for. This is to prepare her for the Divergent is a dystopian novel Choosing Ceremony, which will by Veronica Roth. In 2011, its ﬁrst allow Beatrice to “choose” which year published, it won the faction she wants to belong to for Goodreads Choice’s Favorite Book the rest of her life. Beatrice feels award, ranked number one in the she doesn’t belong in her faction, Teens Top Ten Vote, and won the Abnegation, and is proven Sakura Medal Contest. However, somewhat right when she gets her many fans of the The Hunger Games results of her “aptitude test.” She trilogy (a.k.a. Tributes) claim that has aptitudes for Abnegation, but Divergent copied many scenes from also aptitudes for Dauntless and it. Erudite. This means Beatrice “Divergent in some ways qualiﬁes as what the modern of resembles The Hunger Games with society call “Divergent,” and she is its romance and action. Tris and Four warned never to tell anyone. With from Divergent are similar to Katniss inconclusive test results, Beatrice is and Peeta from The Hunger Games, left with uncertainty as to which not to mention that in Divergent, the faction she should choose to uphold. Should she choose to risk her family’s good name, her friends, “I don’t want to just be one and her safety, for a desire of thing. I want to be brave, and something new? With her little selﬂess, and intelligent, and secret riding on her shoulders honest and kind...” though, Beatrice has to play things smart, for if she doesn’t, To ﬁnd out who says this, read the she may make a mistake that book or check out the trailers online! leads to her ultimate destruction. Thanks to Veronica Roth, its intriguing story plot has allowed
the Divergent series to make a name for itself with over 10 million sold copies as of January 1st, and has had the privilege, with the help of Neil Norman Burger, to be transformed into its very own movie. With Shailene Woodley from the movie The Descendants playing Beatrice, Theo James from the movie Underworld: Awakening playing Four, and a handful of other talented actors and actresses, Neil Norman Burger has all of America excited for the movie’s premiere on March 21, 2014.
Beatrice (Shailene Woodley) Four (Theo James) Jeanine (Kate Winslet) Peter (Miles Teller) Christina (Zoë Kravitz) Caleb (Ansel Elgort) Eric (Jai Courtney) Andrew (Tony Goldwyn) Natalie (Ashley Judd) Al (Christian Madsen) Will (Ben Lloyd-Hughes) Claire (Casimere Jollette)
“Divergent looks exciting and the trailer makes me really want to watch the movie. I just hope that it’s going to be better than the Hunger Games,” says Remy Fung ‘19. “I hope they put the train jumping scene in because that scene was really intriguing, and I want to see how it looks on screen,” says Lindsay Kaback ‘19. “I am very excited. I am looking forward to seeing the movie with other fans of the book. That would be a lot of fun,” says Mrs. Teske, 7W math teacher.
CMS Happenings and Events
6th Graders sketching the Hokule’a.
The 8th graders are giving the kindergarteners an “Alphabetical Inspiration” as iBook Buddies.
William Finnegan, writer for New Yorker shares how he writes news stories to aspiring writers.
Chloe Laughridge, Keely Smith, Carter Chun, and Dalen Miura completed the Kahoolawe game and have solved the puzzle.
An eighth grader with a kindergartener for the iBook buddies.
Jamie Shimamoto playing Knock Out at the 7th Grade canteen.
Page layout by Tiare Tuimavave
The Carnival That Never Sleeps
Lauren Mukaigawa is getting her arm painted at Carnival.
Katrina Trifonavitch, Misha Tasaka, Sydnie Maiava, and Rachel Stoller are taking a rest after the long walk at the Carnival.
The Swing at Punahou Carnival
Alina Stephenson, and Paulo Tuimavave also got a cute face paint to show off at the Carnival.
Two Girls enjoying the Carnival eating candy apples while posing their face paints.
The Carnival That Never Sleeps
Each year Punahou School has a wonderful tradition. The Punahou Carnival has been a family attraction for years. Students look forward to this event that they hope will create an enjoyable and long-lasting memory. People from all ages come not only to enjoy the rides but the signature foods served here such as the malasadas and the burgers. The Punahou Carnival legacy will continue for years to come.
By Brandon Char March Madness is a tournament where college teams face off against each other to try and win a national title. This tournament is almost here and it is time to choose what teams will go on your March Madness bracket. It is fun to try and guess what teams will make the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four, and the Championship Game. When choosing your bracket, there are lots of teams to consider but here is a list that narrows it down to the top 8.
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going to win because they have great offense and defense”. “I think the image from hoopniks.com Wisconsin Badgers are going to win because I like badgers”, also states Michael Tabe’18. They have one of the top 5 offenses (No.5) and a great defense to go along with it (No.12). They also have great guards who run the best ball-control and three-pointer offense in the nation. Syracuse Orange Syracuse has almost the same proﬁle image by mkalty.org as Wisconsin with a highpowered offense (No.6) and an elite defense to match (No.14). However, Syracuse plays zone while Wisconsin only plays man-to-man. They have much longer players that prevent opponents from shooting threes, while Wisconsin tries to allow them. Kentucky Wildcats The Kentucky Wildcats are not playing image from sportsgeekery.com that great right now, losing some tough games, but if their players can make gains in the next few months, it will rise Kentucky far into the tournament. They also have Willie Cauley-Stein as an elite rim protector and important offensive force. Florida Gators The Gators haven’t been playing at full health
lately, so their proﬁle on offense (No.24) and defense (No.19) isn’t that remarkable. But at full-health, the Florida Gators have the best combination of a superior offense and NCAA tournament experience. Iowa State Cyclones The Iowa State Cyclones have really grown from last year. Their defense has really improved to match their quality offense. If they keep their defense where it is now, they have a team that could win the national title.
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Tetsuto Nagashima’19 says, “I think Kansas will win the tournament because they are better as a team”. The Kansas Jayhawks have been playing well this year, but lost a few games that they shouldn’t have like against Kansas State. However, their rim protecting defense and their win against Iowa State shows their Final Four potential and their ability to win the national title. Arizona Wildcats Arizona has been playing a good season by winning some tough road games. Also, with their exceptional image fron plus.google.com offense (No.20) and great defense (No.5), it puts this team in a tough position to beat. Wisconsin Badgers Switch Arizona’s offense and defense and you have the Wisconsin Badgers. Kevin Lee’18 states, “I think the Wisconsin Badgers are
Michigan State Spartans Just like the Gators, the Michigan State Spartans haven't been playing at image from themajor.net full health lately. They fall behind Arizona, Syracuse and Wisconsin in efﬁciency (ranking No.27 in offense and No. 11 on defense.) However, Vegas thinks that this team has the best combination of elite pointguard play and experience in NCAA tournaments. March Madness is a great tournament to watch your favorite teams face off against each other. There are always good games and bad upsets that almost nobody can predict. It could end up being very happy or very sad, but either way, it will be very fun. So, make your perfect bracket and have fun during March Madness!
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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 4 dozen cookies Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Peanuts are not actually nuts--they are legumes.
National Peanut Month
By Zoe Payne If I asked you to think of a symbol for March, what would you come up with? Probably a four-leaf clover or a dancing leprechaun. You most likely wouldn’t think of a peanut. It’s a little-known fact that March is National Peanut Month. March 1st is also National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. (Not to be confused with January 24th, which is National Peanut Butter Day, or November, which is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month.) National Peanut Month was actually created as National Peanut Week in 1941. It was later expanded to become National Peanut Month in 1974. But why would we even create a month devoted to peanuts in the ﬁrst place? Surprisingly, the answer couldn’t be found. So here are some of the possibilities: It may be to keep peanuts in consumers’ minds. Two-thirds of all snack nuts are peanuts. Americans consume 1.5 million pounds of peanuts and peanut products, like peanut butter, every year. And cookie bakers for the Girl Scouts use 230,000 pounds of peanut butter a week in order to bake Tagalongs and Do-si-dos. Peanuts contribute more than $4 billion to the economy each year.
National Peanut Month is a good way to promote health, too. Peanuts are often thought of as fatty and unhealthy. However, peanuts contain plenty of essential vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients (Phytonutrients are natural chemicals that help ﬁght disease and generally keep up your health), and antioxidants. They are also cholesterol-free. Even after considering all of this, it still seems pretty weird to have a month devoted to peanuts. Here are some ideas: Michele Okamura ‘19 said, “I think that it was probably created to either promote a well-known and loved food or possibly just to help those in the peanut industry, like Georgia and Gambia.” Maya Ricardo ‘19 said, “I think it is about people who like peanuts because they harvest peanuts. Also because everyone planted peanuts and made peanut butter.” So now you know. March is National Peanut Month, a celebration in honor of the healthy and well-loved nuts. This is a good time to try out some peanutty recipes like the one in the sidebar. (Apologies to the 1.3% of the population who can’t eat peanuts.) Maybe next March, we should have a peanut festival. Or is that just nuts?
Instructions: 1. Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs. 2. In a separate bowl, sift together ﬂour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour. 3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 4. Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake for about 10 minutes or until cookies start to brown.
Recipe from allrecipes.com
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Make sure to flatten the cookies correctly.
By Sara Cerda What do you want to be when you grow up? I get asked that question a lot. I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. But I do have a answer that would apply to whatever I choose to be. Happy. This is something that you’d think you would already be. But the reality is that many people are not happy. Some of the things they are not happy with are life, their parents, their friends. But most of all people are not happy with themselves. There are options that can help a person feel good about themselves. According to action for happiness website (http:// www.actionforhappiness.org) there are ten key ways to be happier. They are: giving or sharing something to someone, relating something to others, exercising, giving gratitude, trying something new, having a sense of direction, being resilience, having a positive attitude, accepting people for who they are, and having meaning in your life. Another way to be happy is being in our dream world. Our dream world might include our favorite movies, favorite books, favorite sport, or our favorite memory. We feel if we can escape the reality of our life by having endless fun in our own world. This type of world will never end because you are constantly changing favorites so we can add more to our world. Lorraine Sim ’19 said, she would have rainbows and be able to relax and have no homework.” Alexis Lowery ’19 said she would “live in Enquestria and be a pony.” When you are happy everyone around you is happy too. So take it upon yourself to ﬁnd out what makes you happy and maybe I gave you a few ideas to start your journey to happiness. ##
TLCs (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes)
1. Exercise exercising is a great way to get in shape and feel good about it because you are doing something good for you body. Do something that is fun and good for you at the same time. 2. Diet and Nutrition Having a diet and nutrition is not so bad because there ways to eat something you love and make it healthy. 3. Time in Nature Spend some times outdoor like going to the park or to the beach. It is good for you and it is a great way to see a lot of things. 4. Contribution and service Volunteer for community service. It can be anything like taking care of animals or planting trees too. 5. Relationships Having a heathy relationship is good for you. Like a best friend they can cheer you up when you feel sad. Make sure to have a good relationship with them and you’ll have a friend for life. 6. Recreation Do an activity when you are not busy it can be card games or just going bike riding in the neighborhood. 7. Relaxation and Stress Management Every few minuets take a break and relax. Watch TV, read a book, or draw this helps with relieving from stress. 8. Religious and Spiritual remember the Labyrinth try that it helps so to be more connected with your mind and it is relaxing too.
By Jaime Tamashiro and Kelsey Ou Collin’s birthday was coming up, and he didn’t want a birthday party since he didn’t have any friends. His mom just wanted him to have a great
birthday, so she started a Facebook page asking for people to send him birthday messages. It ended up getting 40,000 likes, and 18,000 birthday wishes. What prompted all these people to give Collin birthday wishes? You may not know, but being kind to others also comes with many beneﬁts. One of them includes producing Serotonin. According to, Life Vest Inside, an organization in New York City, “The Science of Kindness (Life Vest Inside)” proved that not only does the giver produce Serotonin, but the receiver, and even the witnesses produce Serotonin. Serotonin makes you happy, heals wounds, and calms you down. Scientiﬁc evidence showed that kindness and happiness can lead to success, slows down aging, gives you social happiness, and kills pain through Endorphin, the brain’s natural pain killer. ### What can you do to show kindness in your life? That depends on your personal situation. It can be something as simple as smiling at someone having a bad day. It may also be a deep, complicated thing such as buying gifts for someone you know that is going through hard times. Clarise Huang ‘19 said, “Just saying a simple ‘thank you’ to someone is enough to make them happy.” Kindness spreads from one person to another. It’s like a domino effect. Kindness inﬂuences one person to be kind, then inﬂuences more people to be kind kind of like a disease. ! ! If kindness is so good for you and others, then why don’t we show it more often? Well, sometimes it is our inabilities to see someones situation. Other times it is us being afraid of a person’s reaction to kindness being shown to someone. When was the last time when you knew someone was having a bad day, and you didn’t say anything to help them. Anything such as “Hi, how is your day?” or, “Are you doing ok today?” an anonymous contributor stated. “It is not a matter in which kindness is hard to show, it is a matter in which we need to ﬁnd the courage to take the right steps to help that person.” In team 7W, the students are doing a Kindness Challenge, doing what they think is right through small actions. Always think about how you can add kindness into someone’s day, as you both may benefit. Every little thing can make a big difference.
Study Tips For Middle Schoolers
By Megan Buras
1. Organization Stay organized by dedicated a certain space in your bag to different subjects so you know where each book or paper is when you need it. 2. Planner A planner is most useful when you write assignments, due dates, quizzes, and other things in it (rather than making pretty doodles and sketches). 3. Make a Study Guide When studying for quizzes, making study guides is a great way to remember and memorize things. A great way to study is by using flash cards. 4. Are you struggling with anything? If you are having trouble with something in any of your classes, I highly suggest you talk to your teacher. In fact, it is part of their job to help you learn things.
By Darren Zhou “I stay up until 10 pm to do my homework. I usually start around 5 pm, so I do about 4 hours of homework every day. I take a 45 minute break for dinner,” says Zoe Payne ‘19. “Sometimes I stay up even later, because I have Street Dance and I don’t get home until really late, so I don’t get started on homework until 7:30, which means I have to do some of homework in the car on the way to school or before class,” she adds. How do you balance your time between homework and extra-curricular activities? One way is prioritizing your weekly schedule. Do your most important things ﬁrst. Arrange assignment according to due date. Focusing on the immediate assignments alleviates stress. Write homework due dates on your planner. Use the Google calendar to plan out your homework time. It can also set reminders for due dates. #The alert notiﬁcations will remind you of due dates. According to http://www.wikihow.com/Manage-School-Work-in-MiddleSchool, doing work from hardest to easiest will #help your stamina. As you grow more tired, you’ll want to spend less time and rush through your work. When you’re tired, doing your harder homework last may cause you to #rush. Do your hardest homework ﬁrst while your stamina is up. "I usually do the work that’s due the next day, or otherwise I do the hardest ones ﬁrst. If there happens to be a time when I don't want to do my homework then I just time myself for 15 minutes and see how much I can get done, then I take a 15 minute break. Otherwise I do as much as I can in study hall or if absolutely necessary during lunch," replied Rinka Shimizu ‘18. Sidney Lum '18 answered, " I do what the homework of the class I have ﬁrst on the next day. Anything Accordion folders are a that I don't ﬁnish is done in study hall time. Whenever great way to stay organized. I get assigned projects I usually start working on them a week before the due date especially on the weekends when I have more time." " I always do my most timeconsuming homework (math) ﬁrst so I can get it over with and ﬁnish my other homework pretty quickly. If I have a test tomorrow and I have extra time then I study for that test so both my tests and homework grades are high. Though it has rarely happened to me if I forget to do my Kiani Dwight ’19 Uses her study-hall to work on her Damon speech. homework of a class that I have ﬁrst then I try to complete it before class," Samantha Downing '18 replied. Balance your homework and extracurricular activities by prioritizing, planning and focusing. Once you get the work out of the way, you can play.
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Planners help with remembering when assignments are due.
keeps Canadian wind from blowing to the Atlantic Ocean, By Clarise Huang so instead, it pushes the wind to the eastern part of the U.S. Record-breaking The polar vortex is temperatures, 21 cold-related usually around Canada’s deaths, and over 4,000 flights Baffin Island to northeast canceled. All because of the Siberia. This winter, it stayed polar vortex. You may have in this area, but also stretched heard of the polar vortex before, Photo Credit: whattalking.com to the eastern part of the U.S. as it has been mentioned in the The circulation of the polar media often. vortex goes counterclockwise, The polar vortex is usually causing it to move south, which and the strong winds that come around the Arctic Circle, but makes it’s new position, a lot from this usually surround the because of the movement, even colder. The western part of Photo from thewatchers.adorraeli.com Europe was also affected, as it was much colder than usual, and they also received storms mainly in the British Isles. These storms come from a persistent pattern of a jetstream found in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This jetstream is causing storms in Europe is also the reason why the US and Canada colder than usual. For example, the 118-year-record was we’ve been broken in New York City’s affected as it’s Central Park when the been colder, temperature dropped to 4 windier, and much degrees. It was not much rainier. But, less than the record Europe and the before, which was 6 eastern part of degrees since 1896. the US, have been ! This past winter much colder. has been a very cold one Why? for many. Even in Hawaii, Last winter, we feel small effect, as it the U.S. was the has been colder than coldest it had ever usual. But this winter has been in two been much colder for decades. Photo Credit: ibitimes.com others; the coldest many Parts of have seen for a very long Europe have north pole. These winds keep the time. The polar vortex made a big also been very cold, receiving cold air of the polar vortex impact on the recent weather, snowstorms as well. The reason “locked” in the northern Arctic and hopefully, it won’t occur the polar vortex moved, was regions. The intensity of these again for a while. because of the Greenland Block. winds change from time to time, The Greenland Block is high and the decrease of intensity can temperatures that come from possibly distort these winds, Greenland. The Greenland Block
A Freezing Winter
By Izzy Leyshon
the simplest things could inspire Dr. Seuss to write and illustrate.
some rough patches, he never gave up and he persevered to the end. And quite like a wise man once said, “Be who you are and say what you mean because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
When I was little, my favorite picture book was Green Eggs and Ham. I could even recite the whole story by heart when I was two, even though I couldn’t read yet! #Dr. Seuss is a beloved children’s author, adored by generations. He is so popular that we celebrate his birthday in March with Read Across America Day. Theodor Seuss [pronounced: Zoise] Giesel born March 2, 1904 in Springﬁeld, Massachusetts was the author/illustrator of 44 children’s books. You may know some of his most popular ! books such as The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Yertle the Turtle, Hop on Pop, and Ten Apples on Top. Some of these books have also been turned into movies, the Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, the Cat in the Hat, and the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. ! When, Dr. Seuss was a little boy, he enjoyed going to the park with his father and looking at the animals. Then, when little Ted got home, #he would draw the animal and write a poem about it. Actually, his ﬁrst book “To Think I saw it on Mulberry Street.” was inspired by the rhythm of a hum of a cruise ship. Even
It wasn’t always smooth sailing for Dr. Seuss. He went to Oxford to please his father and study English. In college, he got voted least likely to succeed and got in trouble for drinking and was put on probation. When on probation, he made comics under different names, such as Seuss or T. Seuss. Later, when he tried to get his PhD, he failed because he mostly doodled and daydreamed. Despite his troubles, he still pursued his dreams of being an author/ illustrator. ##! As a magazine cartoonist, he began signing his work under the mockscholarly title of “Dr. Theophrastus Seuss” in 1927. He shortened that to “Dr. Seuss” in 1928. In acquiring his professional author’s name, he also gained a new pronunciation. Most Americans pronounce the name Soose, and not Zoice. And that’s how Ted Geisel became Dr. Seuss. You may also be familiar with books such as Ten Apples Up on Top and The Eye Book. #These books written by Theo LeSeig (Giesel spelled backwards). # These books for early readers were written by Dr. Seuss, but not illustrated by him. So, even if he did go through
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St. Patricks Treats!
By Caroline Chan Are you ready for March 14? How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? What’s your favorite part? The green, the leprechauns and their gold, the four leaf clovers and their luck, pinching someone if they don’t wear green? How about the delicious food to eat? If this is your favorite part, then this is the article for you! Here are some traditional food recipes to eat and enjoy! Thank you to http:// www.foodnetwork.com for these recipes.
Directions: Special equipment: a 12-quart pot with a tight-ﬁtting lid Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Season the meat with salt and pepper. Heat pot over medium high heat and add the vegetable oil. Working in small batches, saute the lamb until golden brown in color. Set aside. Add the Photos from foodnetwork.com onion, carrots, and barley to the pot. Stir to coat, about 1 minute. Add the With a fork, lightly beat the chicken stock, stout, bay leaf, and buttermilk, egg, and orange zest thyme to the pot. Return the lamb together in a measuring cup. With to the pot, place the potatoes on the mixer on low speed, slowly top and bring to a simmer. Cover add the buttermilk mixture to the and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or ﬂour mixture. Combine the currants until the lamb is fork tender. with 1 tablespoon of ﬂour and mix Season with salt and pepper, to into the dough. It will be very wet. taste. Garnish with the parsley Dump the dough onto a welland chives. Serve with Irish Soda ﬂoured board and knead it a few Bread. times into a round loaf. Place the Total time - 2 hr 45 min. loaf on the prepared sheet pan Prep - 45 min. Cook - 2 hr. Makes 6 servings. and lightly cut an X into the top of the bread with a serrated knife. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. When you tap the loaf, it will have a hollow sound. Cool on a baking rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Irish Soda Bread Irish Stew
Ingredients: 4 pounds lamb shoulder, cubed 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup vegetable oil 24 pearl onions, peeled, root end trimmed 2 medium carrots, cut into 1 1/2inch pieces 1/2 cup dried pearl barley 3 cups chicken stock or water 2 cups stout 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves 12 new potatoes, cut in half 1/4 cup ﬁnely chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish 1 tablespoon ﬁnely chopped fresh chives, for garnish Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose ﬂour, plus extra for currants 4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 3/4 cups cold buttermilk, shaken 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 cup dried currants - They are 1. Seedless, dried zante grapes or 2. A tiny berry related to gooseberry Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Combine the ﬂour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer ﬁtted with the paddle attachment. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter is mixed into the ﬂour.
Ingredients: For the potatoes: 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes 1/4 cup half-and-half 2 ounces unsalted butter 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 egg yolk For the meat ﬁlling: 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 carrots, peeled and diced small 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons all-purpose ﬂour 2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons freshly chopped rosemary leaves 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels 1/2 cup fresh or frozen English peas
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Directions: Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch dice. Place in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Set over high heat, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, uncover, decrease the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until tender and easily crushed with tongs, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Place the half-and-half and butter into a microwave-safe container and heat in the microwave until warmed through, about 35 seconds. Drain the potatoes in a colander and then return to the saucepan. Mash the potatoes and then add the half and half, butter, salt and pepper and continue to mash until smooth. Stir in the yolk until well combined.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the ﬁlling. Place the canola oil into a 12inch saute pan and set over medium high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onion and carrots and saute just until they begin to take on color, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and stir to combine. Add the lamb, salt and pepper and cook until browned and cooked through,
approximately 3 minutes. Sprinkle the meat with the ﬂour and toss to coat, continuing to cook for another minute. Add the tomato paste, chicken broth, Worcestershire, rosemary, thyme, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer slowly 10 to 12 minutes or until the sauce is thickened slightly. Add the corn and peas to the lamb mixture and spread evenly into an 11 by 7-inch glass baking dish. Top with the mashed potatoes, starting around the edges to create a seal to prevent the mixture from bubbling up and smooth with a rubber spatula. Place on a parchment lined half sheet pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes or just until the potatoes begin to brown. Remove to a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes before serving. Total time - 1 hr 30 min. Prep: 45 min. Cook: 45 min. Makes 8 servings
and cabbage because it reminds me of celebrating St. Patties Day in New York.” Brendon Wong ‘18 says, “I’m going to eat corned beef and cabbage.”
Here is what you need to do: Purchase corned beef brisket. Ingredients: Corned Beef Brisket 6 Potatoes 2 Onions 3 Carrots 1 Round Cabbage Directions: 1. Rinse Corned Beef 2. Place fat side down in large pot 3. Add water to fully cover brisket 4. Add spice packet 5. Boil on Medium according to package directions (Usually 2-3 hours) 6. Add carrots, onions, potatoes (Cut into 1-2 inch pieces) 7. Add cabbage (Cut into 1”x1-2” pieces) Enjoy with mustard, ketchup, horseradish and/or wasabi. A lot of you out there who don’t usually eat traditional food on St. Patrick’s Day can probably still relate to these people and what they eat on St. Patrick’s Day. Scott Nakaoka ‘18 says, “Candy.” Cuyler Yafuso ‘18 says, “I like to eat turkey.” Something a little more St. Patrick’s Day is chocolate. Harrison Lyckman ‘18 says he likes to eat “the chocolate golden coins.” I hope you enjoyed these recipes. You can make modiﬁcations to the recipes to make it more to your liking. Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Another dish, Corned Beef and Cabbage, is very common and popular that you’ve probably eaten before. I got this recipe from my Aunty, who says she just follows the directions on the package. I think that it’s delicious and I hope you do too. Ms. Mazzullo loves this dish and says, “I love to eat corned beef
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10 Questions with Ms. Kealohi Reppun
1. #What made you want to become a teacher? In pursuing a lifestyle of lifelong learning, I found teaching and fell in love with the kind of learning that happens when I‘m doing that work. 2. #Where were you born and raised? Did you enjoy life there? I was born in Waianu, Wai$hole, Ko‘olaupoko, O‘ahu. I enjoyed life there on the farm, and still do. Waianu is a unique place, a hidden treasure of sorts… the kind of place people don‘t think still exists on O‘ahu. It’s where my family is, it’s where I am constantly inspired and challenged to be and do better. 3. #What are some things you like to do when you are not teaching? When I am not teaching I enjoy sleeping in. If I‘m lucky I get to sleep in ‘til 9am. I also love spending time with family. I enjoy working on the farm with my family-learning from my parents and having long discussions together. I also enjoy watching movies. 4. #What songs are in your playlist? Hawaiian music greats -old- Johnny Almeida, Kawai Cockett, Bill Ali‘iloa Lincoln, and -new- The Brothers Cazimero, Manu Boyd, Kainani Kahaunaele, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole, to name a few.# I‘ve always loved Hawaiian music, maybe it came from my grandparents, maybe from my parents, however everyone in my family enjoys listening to various genres of music so I‘m not sure my taste is so exclusive. 5. #What is your favorite food? Mom‘s homemade spaghetti.#My mom always cooks with attention to detail and lots of passion - an artist in the kitchen. Everything she cooks is delicious, be it a tried-and-true recipe or a new creation. She makes dinner at our house exciting, something to look forward to, and the spaghetti is but one of my favorite dishes. 6. #What is your favorite animal? Dragonﬂy.#Initially I was drawn to dragonﬂies when I learned that they only live for 24 hours. The idea of only existing for a day immediately became a metaphor for my life, constantly reminding me to ponder my actions and the work I do in the context of a day. As I learned more about dragonﬂies I connected them with many more metaphors and have come to enjoy their complexity on many levels. 7. !Do you have any pets? Not right now. I have had pets, most recently a maltese named Haunu‘u. 8. !Do you speak any other languages? Hawaiian# Who taught you how to speak Hawaiian? Many people taught me how to speak Hawaiian. A number of professors at UH Hilo: two of my closest mentors were the late Haunani Bernardino and Hiapo Perreira, and my students at Ke Kula ‘O N$wah%okalani‘&pu‘u school in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i where I worked for the last 9 years. 9. #If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Narnia :-) # If you went to Narnia what would you like to be? A cloud in the sky… with a birdseye view of everyone and everything magical that exists there.
10. #What was the last book you read? The Lorax by Dr. Seuss I love the moral of the story and the way in which the story is told makes is truly#educational while it serves to entertain its audience. Dr. Seuss is a genius!
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