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Lana Del Rey fans at her performance during Coachella 2024

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2024

Lain Visoria, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off on April 11, 2024. This year, the festival welcomed notable music artists such as Doja Cat, Lana Del Rey, Tyler the Creator and more. Coachella...

Kung Fu Panda 4

Kung Fu Panda 4

Eleonora Pililyan and David Kunihiro April 23, 2024

The main plot is continuing the journey of the main character of the series Po the Panda. Through the series of movies, he has grown from the son of a noodle shop owner to the savior of China and is now...

Official Dune: Part 2 Poster

Dune: Part 2, Destiny , Devistation, And Sandworms

April 23, 2024

Filled to the brim with topics of colonialism, liberation from oppression, and the battle for power in the presence of ever growing tension, Warner Bros. releases another film from the Dune franchise on...


Comedy or Controversy?: Jo Koy’s Golden Globes Monologue

Melinda Lun March 7, 2024

  On January 7, 2024 the 81st annual Golden Globes award show aired, with comedian Jo Koy hosting, who had only been announced 2 weeks before the ceremony. Given little time to prepare, Koy’s…...

Fatboys new outside dining

Fatboys Makes a Come Back to Koko Marina

Kristen Gurr, Staff Writer February 17, 2024

Fatboys Aloha Diner is located in Koko Marina Center down the street from Kaiser High School. Fatboys is a family restaurant that offers a variety of food options including breakfast plates, Hawaiian-style...

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce

Nevaeh Coffin, Staff Writer December 19, 2023

In a truly unexpected turn of events, the music and sports worlds collide as the sensational pop icon Taylor Swift and the Kansas City Chiefs' star player Travis Kelce have found themselves on the same...

Kaiser High School Marching Band playing Christmas music as they walk down Hawaii Kai Drive

Hawaii Kai Holiday Parade 2023

Andy McCallister, Staff Writer December 15, 2023
“Band, attention!” Drum Major Misa Kuroyanagi’s command rang out as the Kaiser High School Marching Band snapped into formation, ready to march in this year's Hawaii Kai Holiday Parade. Year after year, the Cougar Marching Band has been in the holiday parade, which this year took place at 10 am on Nov. 25. Since 1969, the Hawaii Kai Lions Club...
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Fun Bros

Taiden Iizuka, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

The Super Mario Bros. Movie was a fun watch if you like video games and cute movies. Nintendo fans will feel like they grabbed a Super Star while watching this brightly colored magical adventure, which...

Creed III: A Cinematic Knockout

Creed III: A Cinematic Knockout

Taiden Iizuka, Staff Writer April 10, 2023

Creed 3 was an intense, moving installment in a franchise that has always centered on family, friendship, and perseverance. Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors are brilliant as friends turned adversaries....

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Taiden Iizuka, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

This serviceable but ultimately disappointing third installment strips the franchise of its best qualities in order to promote yet another seemingly indestructible MCU villain. Rudd is so charming that...

Exciting Ways to Spend Your Spring Break!

Exciting Ways to Spend Your Spring Break!

Yusuf Siddiqui, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

With spring break just around the corner, high school students in Hawaii and across the country are looking for fun and exciting ways to spend their time off. With the weather warming up and the sun shining...

The Last Film

The Last Film

Taiden Iizuka, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is extraordinary. Not only thanks to its stellar animation and surprisingly nuanced take on mature themes, but also in how it manages to justify a reason to exist in the first...

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