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The online student news source of Waiakea High School

March 25, 2023 Edition

Warrior Sports Update:

 By Ka leo Sports Staff

Boys and Girls Golf (yesterday)

Congratulations to the Boys team who took first place in league play yesterday at Waikoloa with a team overall of  -7.  Tied for 1st place individual honors were Dysen Park and Jake Otani with -5 scores each!!!   Great job!  The girls also did well and came in 2nd place to Hilo High School. Here are all the rest of the results :  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q6w84PmJqdH8IBqhPD6mON1ftBo5OyFkgr8Wz-R4bxY/edit 

Boys Volleyball

The Boys Warrior Vollyball varsity and junior varsity teams did a great job against Hilo High School this past Wednesday evening in BIIF league play.  The JV boys beat Hilo High 25-14 / 17-25 / and 15-9 in 3 sets.  Congratulations!  The Warrior varsity squad  played 3 tough sets against Hilo High but lost in the end, 12-25 / 20-25 / 18-25.   The next volleball match will take place on Monday, March 27 (Prince Kuhio Holiday) at Keaau at 10 am.  Good luck boys!

Boys and Girls Tennis (Friday)

Good luck to our Boys and Girls Tennis that will host Hilo today at 2pm!

Track Meet (Saturday)

Good luck to our track team that will travel to Hawaii Prep on Saturday! Field events start at 9am and Running events to follow at 10am.

Judo Meet (Saturday)

Good luck to our judo team on their next meet at KS Hawaii on Saturday! Weigh-ins start at 9am and matches start at 10:30am. 

Softball and Baseball (Saturday) 

Good luck to our softball team, who will travel to Pahoa at 11 am.  Later our boys baseball baseball team will play Pahoa High School at 1 pm.

Water polo (Saturday) 

Good luck to our water polo team, who will travel to HPA to tackle HPA (9 am) and later versus Kealakehe at about 11 am.

Warrior Softball Senior Kaylee Aiona leads by example

By MJ Ellazar

How do we present ourselves in public?  Maybe a little modesty helps

By Arthur Chow

Why do we wear clothes? If you think about it, you realize no other animal wears clothes. Sure, one reason is to protect us from the elements and the environment, but if that were the only reason, we wouldn’t be wearing clothes at the beach or in our homes. We also wouldn’t have dress codes. The second reason (and more of the reason behind dress codes) is something called modesty, or dressing in a way that avoids sexual attraction. So where did the idea of modesty come from?

There is no perfectly certain answer for that question. This article discusses one of the theories for how to answer that question, which has to do with the definition of modesty that I mentioned earlier. To be modest is to at the minimum hide the intimate parts of your body. So why may that be necessary?

Humans, unlike some animals, do not necessarily have a strong tendency to mate and produce offspring with only one other mate; they can reproduce with anyone of the opposite sex so long as their body is able to. As such, as long as they have the urge to, reproduction can occur. One way this urge comes is from nudity. Therefore, without clothes, humans would likely find themselves conducting sexual activity more frequently than usual, leading to more children. Considering the fact that early clothes existed in caveman days, why would cavemen care so much about having too many children?

When thinking about human babies, compared to the offspring of other animals, human babies develop most essential motor skills (such as moving their legs and arms) much later. This is due to how big human brains are compared to our bodies; the brain-to-body ratio for humans is 1:40. This may sound big, but only small ants and birds have bigger brains compared to their bodies than us. As such, when we are born, our brains have to be small and allowed to grow, thus meaning the baby and their motor skills would have to be nurtured until the point where they can do many things alone. This would be very tricky to do if one had to take care of lots of children, since there would not be enough time to take care of the children and find food for the family in caveman times. As I said before, other animals’ offspring can control their body the moment they are born. As such, taking care of their babies is less of a problem for them and so more focus can be put on reproduction.

Another reason why modesty may exist has to do with disgust. Disgust allows us to be sanitary people and avoid disease. Any animal species needs to have it in order to survive. When you think of private parts, you’ll think of defecating and urinating (pooping and peeing). If anyone were to see urine and feces on the ground, said person would be disgusted, revolted at the sight. Even though your private parts may not be in the process of releasing human waste, the sight of it alone might make people think of it.

One example of this is in something as old as the Hebrew Bible (known as the Old Testament in Christianity), believed to have been completed in the 5th century BC. It is a compilation of holy texts in Judaism and Christianity. In one part of it, the Book of Leviticus, which talks about ritual, legal, and moral practices declared by the Jewish and Christian (and Islamic) god, one version of one of the verses says, “If a man lies with a woman during her menstrual period and uncovers her nakedness, he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood. Both of them shall be cut off from among their people.” Menstruation was viewed as something disgusting because it involved blood, thus people believing that those who saw or did it in public should be punished. As such, this was a contributing factor to disgust about the private parts. This is despite the fact that women don’t menstruate all the time, and in most cases, nothing comes out of the private parts.

So to sum it up, the reasoning behind wearing clothes is multiple. There’s the obvious “protection against the elements”, but there’s also the need to have a greater focus on taking care of babies due to their limited motor skills over attracting a mate and . Furthermore, there is a general attitude of disgust in regards to private parts, mainly due to what comes out of them. 

Interestingly enough, despite modesty being around for hundreds of thousands of years, the reasons behind it still apply to this day.

Waiakea Outfitters Clothing Still Online

By Eli Funai

Congratulations to the WHS Warrior Outfitter committee and volunteers who put on a great show on March 24.  The clothing line is available till April 7

The two main student coordinators are Jessie Shimizu and Cheydon Naleimaile-Evangelista.  According to Cheydon, the purpose of the project is to showcase the brand new line of clothing and accessories created by the students of Warrior Outfitters, in partnership with Sportsline, which serves as a project-based learning opportunity.  He said, "We feel very passionate and grateful for this opportunity to apply business skills beyond textbooks and tests and in the real world."

Some of the key student leaders include Cheydon Naleimaile-Evangelista, Faith Grover, Jessie Shimizu, and Bella Fiesta.  Cheydon added, "Each worker plays a vital role whether they're an employee, micromanager, or top manager and I am extremely thankful for each and every employee. Yet at the end of the day, the Executive teams and Mrs. Kojima make the decisions and guides everyone."


Click on the graphic above to go to the ordering website 

The Warrior Outfitter Leadership Team

Below from left to right:  Jessie Shimizu, Bella Fiesta, Faith Grover, and Cheydon Naleimaile-Evangelista

 Prince Kuhio Day celebrated

By Keawe Kamehaiku

Most of us have heard of the Prince Kuhio Plaza, and some of us have even heard of Kalaniana'ole Elementary School, but not all of us realize the story behind the man who the mall and school were named after.  That man, Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, was a proud leader of Hawaii who we honor and celebrate on Monday, Prince Kuhio Day. 

So why do we celebrate this special day?  Prince Kūhiō was born on March 26th, 1871, and after both of his parents died when he was 13, was adopted by Queen Kapi’olani, and King David Kalakaua, his uncle. In his early education, he attended St. Alban’s college and Oahu college in Honlulu. Respectively he was a notable athlete competing in football, rowing, track, and bicycling. He was named a prince by a royal proclamation after his uncle. He was also known as an avid horseman, and an excellent marksman, and also to be an expert at martial arts of Lua.  

Prince Kūhiō then went to California and Britain.  After his travels, he became appointed as the Royal Cabinet of the Kingdom of Hawaii administering to the Department of the Interior. After King David Kalakaua died, Queen Lili’uokalani became the queen of Hawaii, then getting overthrown on January 17, 1893. 

After being part of a rebellion against the Republic of Hawaii, he was sentenced to one year of jail time. Then after getting released he married and traveled with his wife. Prince Kūhiō and his wife Elizabeth Kahanu Ka’auwai traveled all over until Prince Kūhiō returned back home to help govern Hawaii.

He was elected as Hawaii’s delegate to the US Congress in 1903 and served until his death in 1922, serving for 10 terms. He also helped pass the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, which helped thousands of Native Hawaiians on land ownership.  In 1919, Kūhiō introduced in Congress the first-ever Hawaii Statehood Act, although it would take another 40 years before seeing fruition. 

 Prince Kuhio died on January 7 1922, and a holiday was created in 1949 to honor him. Now Prince Kuhio day is celebrated annually on his birthday, March 26. So we should appreciate him because of what he did for the Hawaiians and for the people of Hawaii, way before we became a state.

The importance of learning CPR (part 2)

By Jasmine Rehmert

WHS Health Academy

While knowing CPR is an important skill that can help save lives, not many people are familiar with what CPR actually does to help. It seems straightforward– chest compressions manually pump blood throughout the body, and the defibrillator (AED) uses an electric shock to jumpstart the heart. But did you know that only one of these is actually meant to restart the heart of a person? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation alone has been known to revive a person, but that isn’t the intention behind it. Only an AED is used specifically to restart the heart. So why do we administer chest compressions (and sometimes breaths?)

Chest compressions, as stated before, manually pump blood through the body- but more importantly, the brain. Administering breaths is with the same intent– a person is most likely to suffer permanent brain damage after even just 4 minutes without oxygen. By performing chest compressions, you are pumping blood to the brain and the rest of the body, making sure the brain gets blood, (and oxygen,) all with the intention of prolonging the life of the person. For this reason, it is incredibly important to administer compressions correctly. If you’re not compressing deep enough, or at the right pace, the heart doesn’t pump blood correctly– and that makes it effectively useless at its job. 

Now we know how chest compressions prolong the life of a person. But there’s still an AED, which is often intimidating to use, but extremely valuable. 

Did you know that the human body runs on electricity? It does! The nervous system uses small electrical impulses to allow the human body to function properly. Muscles are stimulated by specialized neurons called motor neurons, which stimulate the muscles into contracting. As the heart is a muscle, it also requires electrical signals to function. When a person enters cardiac arrest, or their heart is beating abnormally, the electrical impulses in the heart malfunction and prevent the heart from pumping blood. With an AED, an electrical shock can be applied onto the heart in a controlled manner, stimulating the heart into beating normally again. 

An AED administers a small electric shock to a person only if the AED detects an abnormal or no heartbeat. This means you cannot provide chest compressions while the AED is analyzing the heartbeat. However, you must continue chest compressions afterwards until the AED is ready to administer a shock. An AED will provide instructions and a beat to follow. If you have been advised to count chest compressions, (for example, if you must also administer breaths) an AED will not replace counting. 

An AED is an assistive device that does not replace regular CPR. Continue administering CPR as you are able to, and work alongside the AED until a heartbeat is restored or the person regains consciousness. 

Being able to administer chest compressions, and having the ability to follow the directions on an AED, greatly improves the chances of a person surviving– and their quality of life afterwards. In the event you witness someone suffering sudden cardiac arrest, unless there is someone more qualified in the area, don’t wait for someone else to step forward. Quick thinking and control over the situation is important– the person is dying, after all. Being able to provide quality CPR can, and often does, save lives. 


I am CPR certified and am qualified to train others in CPR, this information comes from training I've personally experienced.

Warrior Alumni Spotlight: 

 Ms. Shannon Okinaka - Class of 1992

Waiakea High Graduate Shannon Inouye Okinaka is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Hawaiian Airlines.  Kaleo reporter Paisley Menino interviews Ms. Okinaka about her years at Waiakea High School, about her favorite teacher, and how it feels helping to run one of Hawaii's largest and most important companies.


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