The Case Middle School
Volume 7 November
Issue 1 2010
Produced by the Students of Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Remembering By Eyrica Sumida took care of her family and friends.
Becky’s favorite memory of
Aunty Hattie T his summer, our beloved Hat-
tie Louise Leilehua Eldredge
Phillips, “Aunty Hattie” as she was
Aunty Hattie was during May Day
practice. They were just sitting
together along with the other court
affectionately called, passed away princesses talking about every-
on June 27, 2010. She was an thing and anything. “We were hav-
amazing teacher and friend to all ing a plain, old fashion good time,”
who met her. said Becky.
Aunty Hattie was the K–12 Uncle Pal Eldredge said that
Director of Hawaiian Resources Aunty Hattie was a dedicated
and she worked out of Kuaihelani mother, wife and sister. “I couldn’t
Learning Center. Aunty Hattie also have asked for a better sister.”
directed the Academy May Day Uncle Pal and Aunty Hattie were
program called the Holoku Pag- very close. They taught each
eant, and the Junior School May other music, songs and dances.
Day programs. Uncle Pal also thought that
Aunty Hattie first arrived at Aunty Hattie was very sensitive
Punahou when she was in the fifth and careful about the feelings of
Aunty Hattie at last year’s May Day grade. She felt that the school others. “She always accepted me,
program. was a very important part of her no matter what I did.”
Photo courtesy of Sterling family and that it was all a dream Mrs. Ane from the third grade
come true. remembers Aunty Hattie during
Then, after graduating from the their karaoke parties. She says
University of the Pacific in Califor- that Aunty Hattie always enjoyed
nia, she decided that she wanted herself and brought a great energy
to teach at Punahou. Fortunately to others.
for us, she was hired first as a first She sang and danced and they
grade teacher then as she said got a lot of exercise . They had a
“Everything just followed from “good time too” Mrs. Ane said.
there.” Mrs. Ane misses the feelings
She made me Aunty Hattie was a very
religious person. She worked
that Aunty Hattie used to bring
her. “She made me feel that I was
feel that I was on fundraisers for her Mormon
church. Aunty Hattie was also the
important in her day, and she was
really interested in what was going
choir director at her church as well on in my life.”
important in her as the director of the alumni Glee She also remembers Aunty
Club. Hattie’s talents, “She was a great
day and she was But most of all, she was dedi-
cated to hula. It was her passion
skit writer...we always did skits for
parties, and she was always the
really interested and she was a beautiful dancer.
Hula was a part of her life since
one to write them, complete with
songs, and dances!”
she was a little girl. She partici- Aunty Hattie was a hard worker
in what was going pated in shows like the May Day
program since she could walk.
and helped to make a lot of the
aspects of life at Punahou special.
in in my life. “Aunty Hattie was a great
person; she had a way of making
She organized many of the day
camps for the 7th graders. She
people feel happy and light. Her also organized the 3rd grade luau.
—Mrs. Ane, Grade 3 spirit was always very joyous and One of her greatest contribu-
excited; she loved and cared about tions to the school was the organi-
everything that she did, ” said zation and celebration of May Day.
Uncle Pal She was the captain of the
People have said that she had Holoku Pageant since 1996 when
a beautiful singing voice and was she took over for her older brother
amazing at playing the ukulele. “It Dave Eldredge. She led the Junior
was gorgeous,” says Kaela Akina- School program for over 20 years.
Magnussen ‘15. Lauli’a Ah Wong and Leilehua
Kaela like many others feel Utu, Aunty Hattie’s daughters are
that Aunty Hattie made them feel going to co-direct the May Day
special in the way that she smiled program.
at everyone. Aunty Hattie was an amazing,
Sophie Cheng ‘15 also remem- loving, wonderful teacher, advisor,
bers Aunty Hattie as a smiling, hula dancer, sister and friend. “You
happy person who loved life. just wanted to run up and hug
Whenever Sophie thinks of her, her,” remarked James Scott.
she thinks of Aunty Hattie’s face Punahou School has experi-
glowing with light. enced a great loss. We all miss
Becky Yim ‘15 loved the way Aunty Hattie and we all cherish the
that Aunty Hattie hugged her. She wonderful memories we have of
always felt safe and warm in her her.
arms. “Auntie Hattie made me feel
like I was always wanted,” she
Becky remembers Aunty Hattie
as a loving and selfless person who
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 2
K-1 Omidyar; A New By Candace Chung & Kylie Tokujo electricity we use from the sun. So
we won’t have to buy, we’ll get it
Home for Students T he CMS Courier sat down
with Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Kes-
from the panels.
We also collect rainwater when it
and Teachers ler, two kindergarten teachers at
the new K-1 Omidyar Neighborhood
comes down off the roof and drips
into barrels. Then we can use it for
to find out what they thought about watering our gardens. We won’t
the new K-1 Omidyar complex. have to use city water.
The Courier: How do you like The whole place is landscaped so
the new building?
Mrs.Hayes: I love it.
It is absolutely amazing.
Mrs. Kesler: I love it.
The Courier: What is
your favorite part about
Mrs. Hayes: My fa-
vorite part is the wind-
mill and the bio-swale.
The Courier: Can
you tell us about the
new eco-friendly fea-
tures of the building?
Mrs. Hayes: The bio
swale is for drainage
K-1 Omidyar Neighborhood bridge. for heavy rains. There are that when it rains the rainwater will
Photos by C. Chung and K. Tokujo solar panels, which are interesting go into the bio-swale and will soak
for the kids because they can learn back into the soil rather than going
in the storm drain, and into the
The third thing we have is the
windmill, which is really the dem-
onstration to capture wind power
to get water to pump.
We also have skylights in the
buildings so that we have natural
lights, rather than using electrical
We are also collecting our
waste from snacks and lunch to
compost right now. Our waste
is going to Ka Papa Mala O
The Courier: How do you
think the kindergarteners and
first graders feel in this building?
Mrs. Hayes: I can tell already
they feel at home. If you watch
them, you can tell they notice it
was designed for them.
Mrs. Kesler: They love it. They
really like sharing space with the
about them. first graders and they like the
We don’t need lights in the after- little windows next to their “cozy
noon because it’s very bright in our corners” and they also like the
classroom, from the sun. creative learning center and they
Nature is all around us. The kids love playing on the rocks and the
can learn about it and nature is bio swale, so I think they’re very
beautiful. The kids love to play in happy.
Mrs. Kesler: We have photovol- The Courier: Was moving here
taic (solar) panels that capture the hard? If so, why?
sunlight and convert it into electric- Mrs. Hayes: It was hard work
ity. in the sense there were hundreds
The head of physical plant thinks of boxes to move. But it wasn’t
we will be able to generate 60% of exactly hard.
Mrs. Kesler: Yes. It takes a long
time to think about where you
want the science center, the blocks,
library, where they’ll hang their
bags, musical instruments, where
meetings will be held, but we got a
lot of help.
Summer school helped move the
boxes, and the families came to
help. It was fun because we got to
see each other all the time and it
Along with swinging and sliding
on the playground, having fun with
their class pets and naptime, the
students look excited to be in such
a beautiful building.
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 3
Pops Assembly By Makana Elaban & Krissty Sumida Summer Derickson sang “Fell in
Love With a Boy” as recorded by
T he Pops Assembly is some-
what like a talent show, in-
corporating music and dance. The
Joss Stone, was very soulful. She
made the audience engaged.
Tamlyn Tamura played her
masters of ceremonies, ukulele to “Orange World” by
or Kelia Brooks, Meredith Jake Shimabukuro. She played
Collat, Lucas Cusick, magnificently as she incorporated
Missy Hamblet, David fast paced strumming and picking
Kop, Lizzy Levine, Logan skills. She blew the crowd away
Moss and Max Senesom- and had a thunderous applause.
bath were hilarious and Isabella Klein sang “The Only
welcoming as they kicked Exception” as recorded by Para-
off the show with a bang. more. She displayed great vocals.
Becky Yim and August Marissa Kamisugi & Cristyn
Wunderlich performed Dang danced a contemporary jazz
“Sunday Morning” by mix to a mix of up to date pop mu-
Maroon 5. Their sound sic. This duo was incredibly amaz-
meshed well together. ing. The performance was opened
Kaela Akina-Magnussen by Marissa’s graceful jazz and bal-
& Malia Bell sang “Any- let dancing. She incorporated her
thing You Can Do” from great gymnastics skills doing an
Annie Get Your Gun. This aerial and a jump into the splits.
duet was comedic and Cristyn also showed just how
entertaining. They con- talented she is, with her elegant
Marissa Kamisugi and Cristyn Dang nected with the audience ballet and jazz skills.
dance contemporary jazz. well. Lael Sommer & Hunter Uechi
Photo courtesy of Communications Dept. Monica Mendoza danced Hip- sang “Part of your World” from The
Hop and was very theatrical as she Little Mermaid accompanied by
grooved to the beat. You could tell Joanne Watanabe. The duet closed
the audience could feel her energy. the show marvelously as they sang
David Jurbala sang “Home” by together brilliantly in sync.
Chris Daughtry. He presented his Overall the show was a success
talented guitar skills as well as his with great singer and dancers. It
singing skills. He was very in tune was a treat for all to watch. We
and “in the moment”. look forward to next Pops.
Hot Stuff: By Nicole Harrison & Carli Ing Courier: What is your favorite
part of Flaming P?
The Story behind S eptember 24th was especially
thrilling. It was the homecom-
Uncle Pal: I like the entire
thing because it showcases and
Flaming P ing football game. Punahou played
rival school, Iolani. The crowd
involves the entire Punahou com-
munity. As a former Punahou ath-
cheered along with the enthusi- lete and coach, I especially enjoy
astic cheerleaders. Punahou won singing the “Sons of O‘ahu.”
41-13. Courier: Do you know who
Everyone made their way down came up with the idea of having a
to the roaring pep-rally after a chili-rice dinner?
scrumptious chili and rice dinner. Uncle Pal: I think either the
After the dance team, cheer- Alumni Relations people or the
leaders, and various PFA.
sports teams finished Courier: Do you
there performances, know when the first
everyone ran down to Flaming P was?
the P chanting, “Light Uncle Pal: Novem-
the P!” The Flaming ber 1967
P was a warming fire Courier: Do you
blazing in the cool think that we should
night. have Flaming P’s for
We interviewed other sports?
Uncle Pal ‘64 before Uncle Pal: Actually,
Flaming P. He is a it started for just foot-
former athlete and ball because our team
The P burned bright in the late coach. was having a bad year,
tropical night. Courier: What was but it has changed to
Photos by Hannah Matsunaga your first year ever include all sports. Yes,
attending a Flaming P? it’s after a football game, but any
Uncle Pal: Probably around teams that want to be introduced
1969 or 1970. Can’t be certain. are given the opportunity to do
Courier: What was the first so, as well as do a cheer, if they
year that you helped organize the choose to.
Flaming P? Courier: Has the Flaming P
Uncle Pal: This year is the first ever fallen over?
I’ve helped organize the pep rally Uncle Pal: Not that I recall.
portion of the event. Usually, I just Courier: What is the P made
show up and emcee the rally. of?
Courier: What is your job at Uncle Pal: Steel, burlap, and
this year’s Flaming P? chicken wire.
Uncle Pal: I was the program The Flaming P was a huge suc-
coordinator, arranging the agenda cess. It was a fun filled evening-
for the gym portion of the event, with games, entertainment and
then I was the emcee. food.
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 4
8th Grade Election By Meghan Lai of interest to me since 7th grade.
I felt like running this year be-
O n September 24, 2010, the
candidates running for office
presented their speech to their fel-
cause you get to work with all the
committees, such as the 8th grade
dance. All of it sounded really in-
low classmates in Twigg-Smith. teresting and fun.
There were six candidates for EJ Kim, who ran for Secretary/
President- Cristyn Dang, Bella Treasurer shared her story on why
Klein, Nick Abcede, Dominique she wanted to run.
Hicks, Olivia Orme Courier: Why did you decide to
and Janie Schaefer; run for office?
Seven candidates for EJ: At first, I just went with
Vice President- Taylor my friend because she wanted
Hayashi, Kelli San- to run and didn’t want to walk
tos, Rosalie Chang, into the room by herself. Then, I
Brandon Takao, Grant just decided to run for it because
Sugimura, Ale Hedlund I wanted to try to change some
and Rachel Justice; things with our grade.
Two candidates run- Courier: Why run for Secre-
ning for Secretary/ tary/Treasurer? Why not some-
Treasurer- EJ Kim and thing else?
Richard Sayama. EJ: I ran for Secretary/Trea-
They all presented surer because I’m good at math
engaging speeches, to (more than other subjects) and I
share their objectives felt that President was too much
with the students. stress, and I’m not much for public
Dominique Hicks, speaking. So I decided that Secre-
Candidates for President and Sec- who ran for President, told us why tary/Treasurer was more fitted for
retary/Treasurer she felt like running. my personality.
Photo by Doc Mitsuda Courier: Why did you want to Mrs. Tyau, the class of 2015’s
run? supervisor, talked about require-
Dominique: I did student coun- ments for being a candidate.
cil at my old school, and I wanted Mrs. Tyau: They had to have
to do it here at Punahou too. a clean citizenship record, which
Courier: Why President? means that they can’t have any
Dominique: I like being in significant discipline incidents,
control, and I’m not the best group and they need a good academic
worker. I always end up trying to standing. They have to get a peti-
lead. tion signed by at least 35 of their
Kelli Santos, who ran for Vice classmates, and have to present a
President, had something to share speech in front of the whole grade.
with us in this interview. The winners of the election were
Courier: What made you want Nick Abcede for President, Kelli
to run? Santos for Vice President and EJ
Kelli: The student council was Kim for Secretary/Treasurer.
Who Will Be Hawaii’s By Anli Valdez primary election and will be going
against Duke Aiona in the general
Next Governor? T hroughout the state of Hawaii,
many American citizens are
voting for a trustworthy governor.
The second candidate, James
Duke Aiona is a republican and is
The governor is the person who interested in becoming our new
manages and enforces the state’s governor. Duke Aiona was our
laws. Right now, there are two former lieutenant governor.
candidates for governor: James Duke Aiona
Neil Abercrombie and is focusing on fight-
James “Duke” Aiona. ing crime and drugs.
The earlier election, also He also wants to take
known as the primary care of local families
election took place on and businesses.
September 18, 2010. James Duke Aiona
The final election called has a vision to lower
the general election will our electricity and
be on November 2, 2010. gas prices by using
The first candidate, clean energy. He has
Neil Abercrombie, is a been working with
democrat. Before run- Neil Abercrombie. Hawaiian Electric
ning for governor, he was Company to find
a member of the United States new ways to reduce costs.
House of Representatives. Mr. Aiona got a total of 40,351
Neil Abercrombie is planning to republican votes.
make Hawaii more self-sufficient. Sit down with your family and
Republican candidate Duke Aiona Instead of buying food and energy watch the upcoming debates to
Photos from Internet from other countries, he said we see who will be Hawaii’s next gov-
could all provide it ourselves by ernor.
using our resources. After the debate, you might get
He proposes that this will help a better idea who will be the right
the economy and will create more person to lead our state.
jobs. Who will be Hawaii’s next gov-
Mr. Abercrombie got 134,955 ernor?
democratic votes. He won the
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 5
Running for Top Spot By Chase Kaminaka took first place for Mid Pac ILH
B ang! The gun fires as a great,
blob-like mass takes off,
Cross-country is scored by tak-
ing a school’s top 5 runners’ places
and adding them together to get
pulsing the school’s overall score. The
through each team with the lowest score win-
body. Hun- In the last two meets, Punahou
dreds racing has come out on top by over ten
up and down points both times. The girls also
hills, weav- have taken their 2nd place finishes
ing in and by a good margin.
out of trees This is an accomplishment be-
in hot pursuit cause Punahou is the only school
of a top spot that does not run any 9th graders
and a medal. on their intermediate team.
What I’m Mr. Earle, one of the coaches of
describing is had this to say about the team:
intermediate “The coaches are very pleased
cross-coun- with the progress of both the girls’
try, a 2-mile and boys’ teams. We have won
race of noth- trophies at the last two meets, and
ing but pain. people are steadily improving their
On Sep- personal best times.”
tember 25 Even after all of this, Punahou’s
and October not done yet. There are two more
Chase Kaminaka ‘15 cross-country 2, two Invitational races that in- meets include ones at Kapiolani
team runner. cluded over 200 kids from over 20 Park as well as the biggest meet of
Photo by Justin Kunimune
schools took place. the year, the ILH championships at
Out of all of these schools, C.O.R.P.
for the first time in many years, These meets are taking place on
Punahou came out on top as the the next three Saturdays.
#1 overall boys intermediate This team has a lot of potential
school for both meets, earning 6 but will they win the upcoming
medals and two trophies in the meets?
process. Truth is, who knows? If you
The girls have also won two want to find out, go out and sup-
trophies for two 2nd place finishes port Punahou at one of the upcom-
and a third place finish. They also ing meets and see.
The Comeback Kid By Grant Sugimura depend on.
After that loss the Vikings
A nyone who follows football
knows of Brett Favre’s infa-
drafted Heisman candidate Toby
Gerhart. The rookie Gerhart has
been off and on in his performance,
This year is no different. Favre much different from the ever-de-
debated whether or not to come pendable Taylor.
back for his 20th season. Even the Vikings defense is hurt-
As most predicted, Favre came ing. One of their great cornerbacks,
for another shot. In preseason Cedric Griffin, is out for now. But
games, Favre looked old and out of that only leaves Minnesota with
shape. Well, you can’t blame the three cornerbacks.
40-year-old Farve of being a little But there was a bright spot
out of shape. But once the season in the lineup. The New England
got kicked off Farve still looked a Patroits have recently traded star
little winded. It showed. wideout Randy Moss to the Vikings.
After a magical season last year Moss started his career out as a
in which he only had seven inter- Viking and brought the organization
ceptions, Farve already has six for back from losing seasons. Vikings
the year. Six interceptions in three fans hope he will do the same
It’s not all Favre’s fault for the But for Favre that moment of
Vikings early season troubles. hope turned bad.The NFL has been
Favre’s main target last year investigating allegations of his in-
40-Year Old Brett Favre. was breakout wide receiver Syd- appropriate behavior.
Photo Courtesy of Internet ney Rice. But as luck would have Favre has appologized for the
it, Rice is out for half the season distraction he may have caused to
because of hip surgery. himself and the Vikings organiza-
Another one of Favre’s targets is tion.
the always-dangerous Percy Har- For Vikings fans, the season
vin. Well, not always. Harvin suffers doesn’t seem to have a bright
from debilitating migraines and outlook.
sometimes can’t practice or play. However, it seems that all good
Even though Adrian Peterson teams pull it out in the end.
had a terrific game against the
Detroit Lions the Vikings still hurt
from the off-season loss of veteran
back Chester Taylor.
Taylor was the Vikings third
down back and someone they could
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 6
A Rough Swim By Yeseul Do you had swam this?
Steven: Yes, but I did the Rag-
he Waikiki Rough water Swim
was an important event held
on Labor Day. The Roughtwater
ing Isle Sprint which is one mile.
Courier: What was the most
difficult part of this swim?
swim was founded in 1969, and Steven: The end, because the
this year was their 41st anni- current was pushing me out to the
It was held at Waikiki Beach,
and it consists of a Another class-
2.384-mile swim in mate who swam
the ocean. Now was Noah Sox-
this length might pollard, also the
not seem like a lot, class of 2015.
but when you have Courier:How
waves churning you was this experi-
around, it becomes ence for you?
quite a challenge. Noah: It was
Steven Takeshita a great swim and
‘15 and Noah Sox- I’m glad I did it,
pollard ‘15 swam but as a racer it
Swimmers getting ready to swim the event. was very hard
at Waikiki Beach.. The Courier inter- Noah Soxpollard ‘15 and painful.
Photo from the Internet viewed Steven Takeshi- Photo courtesy of N. Soxpallard Courier:What
ta, class of 2015 about was your favorite
participating in this part of this swim?
year’s Swim. Noah: My favorite part of the
Courier:How was swim was at the coming into the
this experience for shore and being able to have the
you? waves push you in faster.
Steven: It was not Courier: Was this the first time
a fun experience or you had swam this?
an exciting one either. Noah: Yes this is the first time
Although I had a feel- I’ve done the Rough Water, but I
ing of accomplishment did do the North Shore Challenge
at the end of the race, and this was much harder then
I did not like going out any of those races.
1 mile and swimming Courier: What was the most
in 50 feet of water. difficult part of this swim?
Steven Takeshita ‘15 Courier: What was your favor- Noah: The most difficult part
ite part of this swim? was in the middle, not knowing
Steven: Finishing because I how far you needed to go swim-
knew I was done and I could go ming between buoys that look like
home and watch TV. they were put out there by mon-
Courier: Was this the first time keys. They were hard to see.
Disney Aulani Resort By Kiana LeClaire Hawaiian designs, and lava rock
incorporated into the hotel. The
Comes to Hawaii A fter surveying their vacation
club family members, Disney
decided to create a new hotel in
waterslides will be coming out of a
There will be 359 hotel rooms
Hawaii. They named it “Aulani, a for hotel guests, and 460 vacation
Disney Resort and Spa, Ko’olina villas for timeshare guests. Room
Hawaii”. Aulani means: “the one rates start at $399 per night.
who delivers a message from a Disney has planned for their
higher authority”. hotel to be family oriented. In the
Unfortunately, this hotel will kid’s club, also know as “Aunty’s
not contain any major rides like Beach House”, there will be arts
Disney Land. However, it will have and crafts, Hawaiian games, and
four spas, pools with water slides, Disney movies. For the adults,
four restaurants, story telling fire there will be spas, and a serene,
pit, and Disney characters walking relaxation pool.
around the hotel. The first phase of the Disney
There will also be a kid’s club, hotel is coming to join Ko’olina
fitness center, conference center, August 29, 2011.
and many places to shop. One
of the stores is
store, where cus-
tomers can buy
Aulani under contruction in The hotel is
Ko’olina. being modeled
Photo by Kiana LeClaire to fit in to the
the roofs will be
designed to look
like grass. There
will be a lot of
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 7
New Face By Aly Sumida & Meghan Murakami Journalism/ Broadcast 6-8 Broad-
cast Journalism to Punahou.
at Case A s some of you may know, Mr.
Wagenseller has gone on a
sabbatical this year. Mrs. Vanessa
Q: How has Punahou been so
A: Everybody’s been welcoming
Mazzullo was hired to fill his shoes. and really helpful, students are re-
The Courier went to find out ally receptive. I am really enjoying
more about her: it. I love coming to work everyday
Q: What is your background? and leave with a smile on my face.
A: I was born in the Phillipines, Q: What is the hardest thing
and moved to New York at the about your job?
age of twelve because my mom A: I have to tap into different
worked in the United Nations. skill sets. For example, one is
I lived in Medellin, Colombia creative, and the other is techno-
for a couple of years, moved to logical.
Hawaii, then to Genoa, Italy and Q: How did you find out about
moved back to Hawaii after being the job?
gone for two years. A: I heard about the job from
Q: Why did you decide to come another colleague. Mr Wagenseller
and work here? was planning on his sabbatical so I
A: Punahou is a fine institution, interviewed for his unique position.
and it is my dream school because I interviewed with Mr Walker, Mrs.
of the caliber of students, faculty, Tyau and Mr. Koshiba.
and facilities. We found out that Mrs. Mazzullo
Q:Why did you choose to teach has other interests.
News Journalism? Besides being a teacher, she has
A: It was a perfect marriage of also has been in shows in Hawaii
Mrs. Mazzullo at the CMS Headline
what was available and what I was and NY, She sings, acts, and plays
News Studio in Kelley Lab.
Photo by Courier Staff
passionate about. It was fate that piano.
this class would open up in some- Mrs. Mazzullo loves to travel.
thing that I love to do and teach. She has lived on three different
Q: Do you teach any other continents. She also loves to cook
classes? and feed people.
A: I also teach Improv for 7th Mrs. Mazzullo is enjoying all her
grade, Drama for 8th grade, News classes.
Mr. Molinare- By Tia Lovell, Reed Morgan
& Connor Walsh
Q: What do you think of the
math program at Punahou?
Math Extraordinaire A: I think it’s excellent. I saw
the number of people taking Alge-
I t’s a new school year- a new
start, new students, and new
teachers. 7th grade math teacher
bra 2 and I thought, wow this is
Q: Could you tell us about your
in Team 7Z, Mr. Molinare, is one of hand puppet PET?
them. A: PET, my personal extra
Q: Why do you like teaching? terrestrial, is the teacher’s pet I
A: I like teaching because it’s always wished I had. He is not
Mr. Molinare and PET exciting watching students learn afraid to ask questions, admit he
Photo courtesy of Mr. Molinare
and grow. It’s a nice career. You doesn’t understand, and he is able
have independence, freedom to listen.
to use your own creativity, and I first met PET in a souk, or
you always have open market,
something to think in Morocco.
about. It’s very There have
challenging. been rumors
Q: What is your that PET is
greatest fear about at the Ocular
your new job? Rehabilitation
A: At first I was Base (ORB),
scared of meeting and may or
all the new people, may not re-
but after the first turn with his
day it was all over. vision.
Now I am afraid of Q: Why do
the schedule. One you bike to
time, I dismissed school?
a class 15 minutes A: It is
early, but we didn’t sustain-
leave, instead we able; there
just worked on homework. That’s is the carbon footprint issue and I
an adjustment that I need to definitely feel guilty about all the
make. carbon I’ve contributed to the at-
Q: What do you think of mosphere, but honestly, its some-
Punahou so far? thing that I look forward to. I’ve
A: So far, I think it’s a wonder- always liked bikes; I even used to
ful place. I’m having a good time, race BMX when I was a kid.
and I know the main reason is The Courier learned that Mr.
the people. The students here are Molinare is sustainable, funny, and
very well behaved. The teachers experienced. He is an expert in
are dedicated. It’s an honor to be algebra. He is a wonderful addition
teaching this level. to Punahou School.
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 8
Silly Bandz, By Theo Huo time cute little idea. They never saw
the huge potential.
Serious Business I t was such a simple idea. About
a year ago, if you had read that
a bunch of wrinkly flimsy rub-
Make them bigger and stronger.
Make them more colorful and bright.
Add more variety and you have the
ber bands would have hypnotized biggest kiddy fad yet. That’s exactly
every chubby little 5 year old (and what BCP did.
older) in the country, you would Like all things that are to be
have said “That’s just silly!” And collected and traded, Silly Bandz is
that’s exactly what it is. shrewd marketing.
From children’s bou- It costs about a
tiques to grocery stores nickel to manufacture
to shave ice places to a pack of 24 in China,
Nordstrom and Macy’s, and, even with shipping
everyone wants to sell and packaging, every
this amazing product. purchase is a 70% profit
That’s no surprise, to the manufacture!
seeing as to the fact Look around you.
that in some areas, Aren’t your friends
thousands of packs are sold daily! wearing bandz? How about your
Shapes include puppies, princesses, siblings?
Silly Bandz come in different and dinosaurs. There are even cov- It’s completely silly, how such
varieties. eted tie-die ones, glow in the darks, simple, low-tech bracelets made of
Photos by Theo Huo and UV activated ones. silicon (hence the name Silly Bandz)
When BCP CEO Robert Croak, has become such a raging must-
famed distributor of the Livestrong have. And that’s not all.
band, went to a business conference Silly bandz are releasing Silly
in China, he had the biggest light Necklaces! Each pack contains a
bulb moment in his life. fluorescent, phiten-like necklace
Some Japanese designers had and six mini bandz to wear on the
come up with these environmental necklace.
rubber bands made of silicon rubber Would you go for it, or is it just
that could pop back into an animal too much? How about Silly Ringz?
shape. Silly Bandz is taking over, folks. Will
In their eyes, it was just a small you buy a pack?
By Amber Chong the violating outfit to their teacher
Dress to Impress to hold on to until they wash what
T his fall, a new dress code
for students in Case Middle
School came into effect. In short,
is given to them.
Second violation: Same as the
first, but in addition, students are
this new policy requires collared sent to their Supervisor, and par-
or crewneck shirts, knee length ents are notified.
shorts or skirts, and footwear at Third violation: Same as the
all times. first two, but detention and/or
The Courier interviewed sixth suspension may be given to the
grade supervisor Dr. Chow-Hoy to students.
get an inside look at the new dress Courier: Last year, when you
code and the story behind his ties. came to each of our classes to
Courier: When did the supervi- talk about sixth grade, everyone
sors decide to apply the new dress was talking about your awesome
code? neckties. Where do you get all of
Doc: This is the first year that them?
the new dress code is in effect, but Doc: While a number were
revisions began during the second gifts from former students, there
semester of last school year. was a time when the Disney Store
Courier: What inspired the sold ties, which is when I bought
new dress code for grades six to a bunch of my Pooh and Tig-
eight? ger ones. Now, you can only get
Doc: The Middle School Super- Disney ties at the theme parks.
visors were “inspired” to re-visit But, if you keep your eyes open,
our dress code at the same time there are a lot of places you can
the Academy was updating theirs. find cool ties.
Dr. Chow-Hoy dressed to impress Courier: How did you decide CMS: When you were in mid-
in his aloha shirt. that all shirts must be either col- dle school, did you enjoy getting
Photo courtesy of Dr. Chow-Hoy lared or crew neck, all shorts must dressed up, or did you just dress
be at least knee length? Were the like everyone else?
students going out of control in Doc: I would say that I dressed
the way they dressed last year? like everyone else because at
Doc: While students were not `Iolani, the dress I remember
out of control with regard to the wearing a lot of polo shirts, col-
way they dressed, the rules were lared Quiksilver shirts with short
being broken way too often. The- sleeves that we rolled up (it was
new dress code was put in place- the style back then), or our class
because it was simpler and more shirt (which was often an aloha or
appropriate. Jams World shirt).
Courier: What are the conse- So whether you’re a fan of the
quences for breaking the dress dress code, you don’t care, you
code? miss your denim shorts and V-
Doc: First violation: Students necks, it looks like the new dress
will be given an appropriate shirt code is here to stay.
or shorts to change into, giving
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 9
Hot Winter By Justin Kunimune water shortages in some places
and increased typhoons and hur-
I f you’re preparing for a wet
winter, you might want to
think again as signs of a possible
ricanes in other places.
It has also been confirmed that
CO2 levels have not been this
drought are sweeping the na- high in the atmosphere for at least
tion. Many states have reported 3,000,000 years. Many authori-
a heavy drought ruining their ties agree that we must change
farming, accompanied by huge our life style if we are to fix this.
increases in temperature. Across America, it’s not just the
Coincidence? You decide. days that are getting hotter, but
Meteorologists even suggest the nights are too.
that the Colorado River could In fact, a lot of states have had
be reduced in this nation-wide record high nighttime tempera-
drought. tures this summer. Thirty-eight
Meanwhile, in New Jersey, states have recorded the highest
Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, temperature ever recorded.
and Kentucky, effects of a drought The temperature increase
are obvious. Farmers are getting seems to be centered around ar-
no rain. A heat wave is com- eas with a high population densi-
ing down hard. Water levels are ty. It seems likely that we will be
going down. People are being making new records next year.
advised to conserve their water as So how does this all affect us?
much as possible. Well, in Hawaii, there has been
Some scientists are ready to a severe drought for about two
blame it on global warming. years, which has fueled many wild
Hawaii shows signs of dry winter. What is global warming? Some fires and destroyed many crops.
Photo courtesy of Internet people think it is part of a natural Officials do not expect this dry
cycle on earth, while some believe spell to let up anytime soon.
nothing is happening at all. If climate change really is in-
According to most scientists, volved, a rise in sea levels would
though, something is definitely also affect us greatly since we are
happening to the climate. For one an island state.
thing, water levels have risen at It is clearly obvious that tem-
least two centimeters in the past peratures won’t be going down
year. soon, though no one knows for
There is a definite shrinking sure.
in the polar ice caps. Most im- Be prepared for unexpect-
portantly, weather patterns have edly hot weather, and don’t be
been changing. surprised if you don’t get a lot of
Scientists say this is because rain.
global warming has been accel-
erating the natural water cycle of
evaporation, condensation, and
precipitation. This will result in
By Kara Dung cans was in poverty in 2009,
Poverty Across and the median family income in
the Nation P overty has become a huge in
problem all over the nation.
Americans are struggling because
2009 was five percent lower than
it was in 1999.
That means that the average
of the large population in poverty. family was making more money
Due to the economic crisis, in 1999 than in 2009, even
there are now 4 million Americans though the inflation rate keeps
living in poverty. going up.
This poor economy leaves According to the New York
rose from 11.7
Two Homeless people sleeping on percent to
the sidewalk. 12.9 percent,
Photo from the Internet for the work-
ing age popu-
lation (18 to
64 years old)
in the nation.
This is the
highest it has
been since the
from 19 per-
cent to 20.7
more than 156,000 people home- states that the
less and 6.4 % of the working poverty levels in Hawaii have in-
population unemployed in Hawaii. creased from 9.9 percent in 2008
According to the New Census and 12.5 percent in 2009.
Bureau data, one in seven Ameri-
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 10
Summer Concert By Libby Hoffenberg who spend money and buy their
tickets early lose out.
Sales Down T he summer music concert and
festival season is probably the
biggest of the year, but this sum-
While acts like Christina Agu-
ilera and Limp Bizkit have been
suffering, some groups are still
mer, the business struggled. doing fine.
According to Rolling Stone Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, who
Magazine, ticket sales were down is playing The Wall for the first
12 percent and time in decades,
revenue was has been selling
down 17 percent. so well that Live
Performers Nation, the con-
from The Eagles cert promoter, de-
to The Jonas cided to add more
Brothers to U2 concert dates.
have postponed Paul McCartney
or canceled many has also been
of their stadium selling out world-
and amphitheater wide. Carole King
shows due to a and James Taylor,
substantial drop touring together
in ticket sales and for the first time
lack of demand. Jonas Brothers concert poster since the ‘70s,
Ever since the beginning of have been creating demand too.
summer, concert promoters have Despite the economy, bands like
had to offer last minute two-for- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,
one ticket sales and special deals The Black Keys, and Kings of Leon
because in this economy, people are still going strong.
aren’t willing to spend as much Some performers also choose
money to go to a concert. to keep ticket prices down from
Ticket prices have been increas- the beginning, and that has turned
ing steadily for years, but fans are out to be very profitable. The Dave
now rebelling by staying home. Matthews Band and Jack Johnson
Concert promoters are reduc- both use this strategy.
ing the price of tickets at the last Now as most summer tours are
minute, and that’s when people winding down, representatives are
buy them. A lot of companies have saying that this summer has been
been using this tactic recently, the worst for concert sales in more
especially this summer. than a decade.
The problem with this strategy A Warped Tour promoter said,
is that it rewards the people who “my heart’s broken for my busi-
hold out for a deal, but the people ness.”
By Johnny Richardson there are a lot of bed bugs in one
Sleep Tight Don’t Let & Kyler Matsuura bed. They reproduce very quickly
the Bed Bugs Bite
S leep tight, don’t let the bed
bugs bite, might become an
issue here in Hawaii Bed bugs
Bed bugs can lay 1-5 eggs a
day. So in a week they could lay
up to 35 eggs. Imagine 35 bed
have already been seen all over bugs sucking your blood.
Hawaii. The only poison that kills bed
There have been a lot of differ- bugs also harms us humans. The
ent cities where people have seen poison has been banned, but there
the bedbugs. The most infested are other ways to kill the bugs.
bed bug places in the US are New The Courier called Terminix,
York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles one of leading pest control compa-
Bedbugs can be seen from nies on Oahu. According to Termi-
houses, apartments and hotels. nix, if you had a bed bug problem,
Hawaii is lucky right now that the a technician would look at your
bed bug infestation is not as much house and check around the bed.
of a probem here than on the Then they would be able to give
mainland. you an estimate of how much it
But if the bed bugs that are may cost to get rid of the bugs.
here reproduce and if more come If bed bugs are confirmed in
from the mainland, Hawaii will be your house they will usually fumi-
in trouble. gate your house and either heat
Especially, since we live on an your house up to 160F so the bed
Island, it would be hard to get rid bugs die from the heat. They can
of them. also freeze the bed bugs cells at a
Bed bugs are very easily low temperature which would also
Bed Bug feeding on human blood. spread. They are on furniture kill the eggs.
Photo courtesy of Internet.
then, they catch on people’s The good news is, Terminix told
clothes. Once that happens they The Courier, that although they
spread from place to place. Then- get at least one call a day com-
they are pretty much everywhere. plaining about bed-bugs, it usually
Bed bugs might not seem harm- turns out to be something else.
ful, but they are. While you sleep
you might not feel it, but these
are parasites and they suck your
The other reason why there are
so bad for you is because normally
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 11
A Whole New Apple? By Tiffany Agustin two channels at once when your
listening is limited to one ear.
T he iPod has a whole new look.
A new iPod touch is out that is
similar to the iPhone 4.
The nano has Genius, like the
iPod touch and the iPhone.
If you’re listening to a song that
It has 2 cameras: one on you like, Genius will find other
the front and one in the back. songs and make an awesome play-
It’s basically an iPhone 4 in list for you.
iPod form. The 8G is $229, It has the shake feature, where
32G is $299, and the 64G is you shake it for a different, ran-
$399. dom song.
The iPhone 4 16G sells for It has a battery life that lasts a
$199 32G for $299. full 24 hours if you want unlimited
Then there’s the new iPod music.
nano. It can fit in the palm of The 8G is $149 and the 16G is
your hand. $179.
This new nano has a touch The iPhone 4G, the iPod touch
screen. It has FM/AM radio. and Nano are currently available at
You can view it vertically or Apple Stores near you.
iPod Touch iOS4 horizontally by turning it side-
Photos from apple.com ways.
It has photos, a clock, and a
preloaded fitness app.
It also doubles into a pedometer
to keep track of your steps to meet
your fitness goals.
You can customize your screen
and it has a clip in the back for
It also includes a VoiceOver fea-
ture that tells you the name of the
song and the artist you’re listening
The nano speaks 29 different
languages. iPod Nano
Photos from apple.com
Mono Audio lets you listen to
XBox 360 Kinect By Luke Withy-Berry Wii, with its “casual” games that
are preferred by the Wii’s audi-
X box 360 Kinect: The Future of
Gaming? On November 4th,
game stores everywhere
ence. Others are hoping for First-
Person-Shooters, like Halo and Call
will be opening their doors
to find people of all ages
wanting to get their hands
Kinect is a “controller-
free gaming and enter-
cording to Wikipedia.org
Like a webcam, Kinect
watches your movements,
and makes your character
do them on the screen.
This makes your body
the controller. Kinect
also has a voice recogni-
tion system that lets you
speak commands to it.
The games that have of Duty.
been announced so far are: Kinect Some people don’t feel comfort-
Adventures, EA Sports 2, Sonic able with nothing in their hands,
Free Riders, Child of Eden, Zumba so maybe Kinect will introduce
Kinect is due in stores this Fitness, Star Wars Kinect, The a mock controller. A lightweight
November. Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout, object shaped a wheel, gun, stick,
Photos from the internet Your Shape Fitness Evolved, Deca etc. to give people a better feel for
Sports Freedom, Kinect Joy Ride, the game.
Dance Central, Kinect Sports, Ki- Microsoft has also released a
nectanimals and UFC Trainer. newer version of the Xbox 360,
This may give Xbox a lead in the called the Xbox 360 Slim. It has
financial “war” against the Wii and the adapter built in so you can
the Playstation 3. plug Kinect straight in, and comes
Although, Sony is countering with a 250 GB Hard Drive.
this with the Sony Wand, similar to Although it has not come out
Nintendo Wii Remote mixed with yet, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect is
Kinect. Some people believe Kinect expected to do well in the gaming
is just an imitation of the Nintendo market.
November 2010 The CMS Courier Page 12
The Other Guys By Charles Benck & Christian Tjioe it had us laughing the whole time.
If you like comedy movies, we
Movie Review T he Other Guys, Motion Pic-
ture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for action, violence
highly suggest seeing this movie.
This is like any of Will Ferrell’s
other movies. So, if you like Will
and subject matter. Appropriate for Ferrell, you should see this.
teens. There are unexpected laughs
Genres: Action, Comedy, and and scenes that will make you
Crime laugh so hard, that other people
Director: Adam McKay will make you hush.
Writers: Adam McKay, Chris The soundtrack was good, but
Henchy lacking. We didn’t hear enough
Top Billed Cast: music throughout the movie.
•Will Ferrell as “Allen Gamble” The acting was good, but pre-
•Mark Wahlberg as “Terry Hoitz” dictable. Mark Wahlberg overacted
•Derek Jeter as Himself in a few of his scenes. However,
•Samuel L. Jackson as “P.K. his character was easily amusing.
Highsmith” The storyline was great because
Storyline: it was easy to follow.
Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) Overall, The Other Guys was a
and Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) fun and enjoyable experience.
are two losers in the line of law The Other Guys is a slapstick
enforcement. comedy that is in our opinion fam-
Terry’s past mistakes as a police ily friendly for ages 12 and above.
officer and Allen’s reluctance to Mark Wahlberg supports the
take risks have landed them a spot cast very well. He was surprising
as “the other guys.” as a comedic actor.
These disgraced New York City The cast and plot were very
police detectives are the mere good which was a surprise.Com-
slaves of hero cops P.K. Highsmith edies as laugh out loud as this one
(Samuel Jackson) and Christopher tend tend to have stupid or con-
The Other Guys Movie Poster Danson (Dwayne “The Rock” John- fusing plots.
Photo from Internet
son), doing their paperwork and We would give it a B+ for the
office work, but when a big suspi- plot, acting, and comedy.
cious case comes up, it’s their call Our combined rating of “The
of duty to redeem themselves. Other Guys” is a B+ for it’s com-
Opinion: edy, acting, and expression, but it
The CMS Courier reviewed the could have been a bit better if it
movie. hadn’t been as long.
This was a hilarious movie and
Breaking Dawn, By Kristen Takebayashi, Sasha
Himeno-Pirice, & Kiersten Chong
Overall, The Courier review-
ers think that Breaking Dawn is a
Breaking Hearts? good book.
B reaking Dawn is the ending
of the thrilling Twilight Saga.
It is 768 pages. Many book
We interviewed Tiffany Agustin
class of 2016:
reviewers said that they loved Q: Did you like the book
the book, but at the same time Breaking Dawn?
were disappointed by the ending. A: I think there are graphic
Readers either loved it scenes, but I think that Break-
or hated it. ing Dawn was one of the better
The Courier re- books in the book series.
viewers think that the Q: What was your favorite part
“page turning” series of the book?
has been a big hit for A: The ending is my favorite
teens and adults alike. part, but I can’t give it away.
The characters are Q: What was your least favor-
great, but The Cou- ite part of the book?
rier reviewers want A: I don’t really have a least
to know what readers favorite part. All of it was just
see in the plot because average and some parts were
there’s a girl who likes better.
two guys and she has Q: Did you like that you had
to choose between the chance to read part of the
them. Either choice book from Jacob’s perspective?
will change her life A: Yes!
and possibly kill her. Q: Who’s your favorite charac-
It’s a good plot, but ter?
it’s the most used plot A: They bring in a lot of char-
in all books; it’s not acters because there are different
Breaking Dawn like there’s anything vampire clans, but my favorites
Photo from Internet new. are Zafrina, Benjamin, and Re-
The book is divided into three nesme.
parts, Bella before, Jacob, and Q: Would you recommend the
then Bella after. book to other people?
The reviewers like that Jacob A: I would recommend it to
takes over the story for the mid- people who like vampire and all
dle part because Meyer has told that fantasy stuff and romances.
Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse
all in Bella’s perspective.