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NA HOKU O MOANALUA

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Recording history, reporting the truth & recognizing excellence.

NA HOKU O MOANALUA

Recording history, reporting the truth & recognizing excellence.

NA HOKU O MOANALUA

2022-2023 Staff

Calista Ancog
Editor In Chief

Calista Ancog

 Senior Calista Ancog (She/Her) is this year’s editor in chief for Nā Hōkū. When she’s not busy running things, she’s at Speech and Debate, participating in the duo interpretation and dramatic categories. In her free time, Calista enjoys creating journal spreads for her favorite movies and TV shows.

Haley Meyer
Associate Editor

Haley Meyer

Haley Meyer (She/Her) is a Junior at Moanalua High School and is currently in her 2nd year of News-writing. Her favorite genre of music is Indie, listening to it dressed in her adored Boho style. Haley’s favorite color is purple and her favorite animal is the Capybara. Her favorite class on campus is News-writing.

Caylen Maria Corpuz
Digital Media Content Editor

Caylen Maria Corpuz

Caylen Corpuz (She/Her) is a senior and Digital Media Editor for Na Hoku News. During her free time she enjoys watching romantic TV shows, her favorite being a Chinese drama called Our Secret. She is also involved in the school’s marching band and plays the Alto Sax. 

Benjamin Carlos
Writer

Benjamin Carlos

Benjamin ‘Ben’ Carlos (He/Him) is currently a junior and first year staff writer for Na Hoku news. In his free time, he enjoys watching Mr. Beast YouTube videos. In the future, he plans on majoring in business and going into real estate. This year, he looks forward to meeting new people. 

Jameson Huang
Writer

Jameson Huang

Jameson Huang (He/Him) is an 11th grader at Moanalua High School, he plays tennis and likes to cook. Jameson’s favorite school subject is English because he stated “I think I’m good at writing.” He also likes to eat food, and he also likes to hang out with friends and go to the mall.

Hatasha Horiuchi
Writer

Hatasha Horiuchi

Hatasha Horiuchi (She/Her) is currently a junior and first year staff writer for Na Hoku News. In her free time, she enjoys sketching portraits and taking naps. She hopes to pursue a career in psychology as she enjoys helping others by giving advice.

Kira Kaneshiro
Writer

Kira Kaneshiro

Kira 'KK' Kaneshiro (any pronouns) is a 10th grader going into her first year of newswriting. She enjoys listening to music, playing video games, and talking with friends. Her favorite video game is Minecraft by far. She loves it so much that she plays daily. She likes learning new things in school and her favorite subject is film.

Xchyler Barut
Writer

Xchyler Barut

Xchyler Barut (He/Him) is a junior. He is a member of the school's music department, participating in marching band and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He spends his free time nurturing his spirituality and painting. Xchyler writes to further his English writing experience and because he enjoys working with his community.

Christopher Dias
Writer

Christopher Dias

Christopher 'Chris' Dias (He/Him) is a first year news writer and is going to be a senior. Dias joined newswritting because he heard that the staff was small and wanted to give newswritting a chance, and he’s excited to be able to talk with new people. His favorite class is any world language class and his favorite color is navy blue.

Joelle Watanabe
Contributing Writer

Joelle Watanabe

Joelle Watanabe (She/Her) is currently a Junior at Moanalua and is returning to Na Hoku News as a contributing writer. She loves color guard, listening to new music, and learning new languages. One of her favorite artists to listen to is NCT.

Brandon Samiano
Contributing Photographer

Brandon Samiano

Elijah Lo
Contributing Photographer

Elijah Lo

Elijah Lo (He/Him) is a Junior at Moanalua High school and is a photographer for our News-writing class. His favorite color is purple and his music type is 2000s or Reggae. He loves any kind of clothes that fit him and his favorite class on campus is Photography.

Neveah Hoku Medina

Neveah Hoku Medina

Neveah Medina (She/Her) is currently a sophomore at Moanalua and a first-year writer. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite class is English. She also participates in the school dance program.

Alycia Abordonado
staff writer

Alycia Abordonado

Alycia Abordonado (She/They) is a senior and a first-year news writer. She has various interests, which include music and sports. She is a member of the marching band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble and she enjoys skating and dancing. In five years time, Alycia sees herself struggling to get her master’s degree in college.