Fridays Are For Fun

Ariana Patalinghog, Staff Writer

October 29, 2020

Students were encouraged to join as Moanalua held online meetings featuring Kahoot challenges. These challenges were solely for fun as a way to interact with the school peers and enjoy a short activity together despite distance...

New Kids On The Block

Na Hoku Staff

October 27, 2020

It will be deja vu all over again for the Class of 2024 this week. The freshmen will begin returning to campus for in-person instruction starting this Thursday, one day after New Student Orientation. Their first time on campus had ...

Mene Thoughts: Returning To School

Collective Staff Article

October 26, 2020

Since August, Moanalua students have been waiting to return to in-person classes. Ninth graders will return to school on October 29th for two weeks without other grades.  Then on November 12th, all grades will start returning ...

There’s No Place Like Home – Ladao Returns to Shape Students’ Future

Collective Staff Article

October 21, 2020

Jennifer Ladao, Moanalua’s newest alpha counselor, has landed back at her alma mater. But instead of being a student who is called into the front office, she now calls students to the front office from a desk of her own....

College From The Couch

Britney Maddox, Editor In Chief

October 14, 2020

   When choosing their future home and school, the class of 2020 had dreams of friendships, parties, and clubs; now, their college experience is through a screen. Kylie Murakami, a freshman at UH West O’ahu, college ex...

Connection For All

Kendelle Hung-Ino, Associate Editor

September 28, 2020

Administration distributed 181 laptops and iPads in August to connect Menes to their new online classrooms. Teachers followed and let students borrow devices necessary for their curriculum. At the beginning of the year, technology acc...

Dancing To The Top

Ariana Patalinghog, Writer

September 23, 2020

Catching the eyes of viewers and striking the audience with their flashy dance moves, Isaiah Ganir-Basilio and Kadence Cachola are taking the world by storm! Moanalua junior Isaiah Ganir-Basilio, and his dance partner a...

Fine Arts Goes Virtual

Adrianne Salas and Yerin Hong

September 21, 2020

Art student and sophomore Jenny Myung is taking Ceramics 2 this year. With the art studio off limits during the lockdown, she has to pick up supplies from school and work on projects from home. “Last week, my teacher explained t...

Teachers’ Opinions on Teaching Through a Screen

Calista Ancog, Britney Maddox, Kendelle Hung-Ino, Ariana Patalinghog, Elizabeth Wellman, Yerin Hong, and Adrianne Salas

September 18, 2020

Mr. Takesue-ukulele and music theory teacher “Overall, it's been pretty tough working with students on this virtual platform. The biggest thing is not being able to see people face-to-face to find out how they are really d...

Student Opinions on Learning Through a Screen

Britney Maddox, Kendelle Hung-Ino, Calista Ancog, Ariana Patalinghog, Elizabeth Wellman, Yerin Hong, and Adrianne Salas

September 16, 2020

Rinoa Luke - 11 “Honestly online school is actually going well, I like having more time on assignments. I do miss [physically] learning and socializing with people.”[Now I have to]  socialize with my friends over messag...

Seniors Propose Cap & Gown Color Change

Britney Maddox, Kendelle Hung-Ino, Elizabeth Wellman, and Yerin Hong

September 14, 2020

As a progressive step towards unity and gender inclusivity, the class officers are surveying the seniors to ask if they want to change the graduation cap and gown colors from blue for boys and white for girls to one color...

HHH Donations Are Still Open

Calista Ancog, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

This year’s annual Helping Hands of Hawaii donation drive at Moanalua High School, now more than halfway through, is being conducted via snail mail. The normal procedure is to collect money during homeroom. Student Activities...