Road Trip USA: Our Ginormous Carnival Issue! The Case Middle School Courier Volume 4 February Issue 3 2008 Produced by the Students of Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 The Josephine By Colby Sameshima However, after the builders went through the list and turned Flanders Dance T he new Josephine Flanders Dance Pavilion has just the building over to Punahou, a small problem was discovered Pavilion Debuts finished construction and is big, beautiful, and ready for dance once they did a sound check. Mrs. Charlys Ing, Punahou classes. Dance School Director, said that But before signing the con- when they did the sound check struction over to Punahou, and played the music in just one the builders had to go room, it was so loud that instruc- through a punch list with tors could barely talk over it. Punahou, according to Char- To reduce the problem, some lotte Kamikawa, Punahou’s padding was added on all the Project Manager. walls; there is a possibility that A “punch list” is a listing further soundproofing may be of items that the owner or done later on. owner’s representative wants The debut of this new dance fixed. These are items that space was on Fri., Jan. 18, as are under the contractor’s students enjoyed the freshly fur- contract. nished building. They can be as small According to Ms. Charlotte Ka- as repainting or repairing mikawa, this new dance pavilion The new dance pavilion. scratches in a wall, or even is 3,100 square feet larger than Photo by C. Sameshima something bigger like replacing a the old one, and there will now damaged window. …continued on page 4 See You Later, By Loren Dowd knew the campus inside and out, having grown up right on the Curriculum Day... W ith Carnival this weekend, everybody is putting all of grounds and following his father around on the job and at the Car- Hello, Piper’s Day! their effort into making it just as great, if not better, than our previ- nival too. He is now living in Oregon and ous Carnivals. is coming back to the islands for The PFA is working hard to get Carnival 2008: Road Trip USA. everything done and students are In honor of his service and cramming to finish work before the leadership at Punahou, the idea big weekend. We all need a little to change the day to Piper’s Day break to relax and rest up before came from Mr. Mike Walker, Ju- we have to jump back into the nior School Principal. Mr. Walker stress of school again. worked closely with Mr. Piper on We’re used to having a Monday Case Middle School, as well as holiday after Carnival weekend, other projects. He thought that it usually called Curriculum Day. This would be a nice way this year to holiday is normally a student-only thank Mr. Piper for all he’d done holiday, meaning that teachers still for our school and the Carnival. have to come to school. Next year, the day will be re- This year, however, the holi- named “Punahou Recovery Day.” day was put into the calendar as This post-Carnival holiday was “Piper’s Day.” It was named after put into place by Mr. Piper himself Steve Piper ’68, former Director of in order to give work crews a safe, Physical Plant and son of Leo Piper, clear environment to take down the man for whom Piper’s Pali is tents, wash roads, dismantle rides named. In 1982, Steve Piper be- and so forth. They needed one came Assistant Director, then later, day where nobody was on campus Director, and so the job of Physical so that they could work without Plant Director was handed down getting in the way of passing stu- from father to son. dents, teachers and faculty. Wanting to make his father Back when the holiday was Cur- proud, Mr. Piper threw himself into riculum Day, they still didn’t have the job, not only doing the work the guarantee that teachers and that was required of him for the staff wouldn’t be in the way of the Physical Plant, but he also orga- disassembly of Carnival. Mr. Steve Piper at his last Carnival. nized everything that had to do Now, teachers will have an extra Photo courtesy of punahou.edu with the Punahou Carnival. day of rest to catch up on family “His wisdom and expertise were and excess work. critical to the logistics of Carnival,” So, as you sit in front of a TV says Karen Lovell, Administrative or computer screen this Monday, Supervisor for Physical Plant. thank Mr. Piper for one less day At the end of last year, Mr. Piper of school... as well as for the retired after 25 years of hard work successes of Carnival these past and dedication to this school. He 25 years. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 2 The History By Lena Ketterling December 26th and ended on “Fat Tuesday” more commonly known of Carnivals M any of us think of Carnival as a big festival, a place where you can stuff your face with cotton as Mardi Gras. Everyone wore masks and no one knew who each other was so it allowed people to candy, eat jams and jellies, and mingle more free. The common ride on a Ferris wheel. But do you costume was a black silk hood, a really know where all of this comes lace cape, a voluminous cloak (the from? tabarro), and a three-cornered hat Hundreds of and a white mask that completely years ago, in covered the wearer’s face. Italy, because You may wonder how the Ferris of the Catholic wheel became apart of the car- religion, there nival. The first Ferris wheel was was a tradition designed by George W. Ferris. of a wild cos- He built the wheel for the 1893 tume festival World’s Fair in Chicago (the same before the first World’s Fair that our sixth graders day of Lent. recreate each year.) They called He created it to compete with their tradition the Eiffel tower which was made carnevale – for the Paris world fair in 1889. which means to The original Ferris Wheel was de- put away the stroyed in 1906, but he started a meat because trend, and soon after Ferris wheels during Lent were at theme parks and carnivals Catholics are all over the world. not supposed African traditions have a big Carnival at night. to eat meat. influence on carnivals. In costumes Photo by Sterling The carnival continues to be a and masks they would parade celebration of life that is found not while moving in circles through only in America but many other villages. Circling villages was be- countries around the world. For lieved to bring good fortune, and instance, the carnival was intro- to heal problems. Feathers were duced to Trinidad around 1785. frequently used by Africans in on Fancy balls were held where the their masks and headdresses as people would put on masks, wigs, a symbol of the humans ability to and beautiful dresses as they rise above problems. Now we use danced long into the night. feathers on our masks to make The first carnival began on them look pretty and to add color. The History of By Mia Masuda In 1936, the Parent Association joined forces with the Juniors. Our Carnival S ome may wonder, when was the first Punahou Carnival? Did it have a theme? And where Together they introduced the first Carnival rides, the merry-go- round and the Ferris wheel, rented was it? from E.K. Fernandez. Well, Punahou Carnival began Though there were no rides 1914 when Punahou was still between 1942 and 1946, the Car- called “Oahu College.” nival was expanded to a two-day A carnival event in 1947. week was held Five-cent scrip, a sound booth, where parents and five new rides were intro- and boarding duced. students could By the mid-1950s, the Carnival rent rooms on had outgrown Middle Field and campus for a was moved to its location now on small sum of Lower Field. money. Students in grades 9 - 12 were But it wasn’t encouraged to try out for the until 1932 that Variety Show, a medley of singing, Punahou Car- dancing, and musical comedy. nival became The show later became the job an all-school of the senior class. event. Although at least two earlier The reason carnivals carried “themes,” this they started kicked into gear in 1968, and by Carnival has always brought lots of it was to raise the early 1970s, Carnival “fabric” smiles to kids’ faces. money for the Oahuan—the Acad- was added to the tradition. Photo by Sterling emy yearbook. Punahou Carnival is the major The Carnival was held on Middle scholarship fundraising event. Field and sold hot dogs, soda, and What begins as fun for lower ice cream. school students grows into class Events included a shooting and community bonding and gallery, a bowling green, fortune school spirit building. telling, a swordsman, a pie-eating Carnival has always been a contest, horseshoe contests, and great way for kids one to one hun- tub races in the swimming pool, dred to have fun. and dancing for a nickel! Info from:epunahou.punahou. This carnival was very successful edu carnival history, and Ms. Kylie and raised $240 for the yearbook. Omo, Punahou Archivist. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 3 Malasadas! By Julia Lau milk. All these simple ingredients are jammed into these delicious W hat is a Punahou Carnival without the famous Punahou Malasadas! These sugar-coated goodies. Every year, an estimated 320,000 are sold, hand-made by light doughnuts have been a hit at Punahou alumni in just two days. the Punahou Carnival ever since Lines stretch across the campus the first Carnival in 1932. for these delicious treats. The malasada, or Portuguese There are also different versions doughnut, was introduced to Ha- of the “malasada.” waii from Portugal in 1878, when There are the French beignets, immigrant workers came from Okinawan andagi, Italian fritole, Portugal bringing their wonderful Mexican buñuelos, Kazahkstan recipes. baursaki, South African koeksis- Since then, malasadas have be- ters, German krapfen, Hungarian come a hit in the islands and many langos, and so many more! think the Punahou ones are some Malasadas come in different of the best in Hawaii. forms all over the world and the The recipe includes yeast, sugar, Punahou version is just one of water, flour, salt, butter, eggs, and them—and only cost 2 scrip each. The Great By Chloe Nobuhara and Siam would capture white ele- phants and adorn the animals with White Elephant M ost students have never been to or know about “The White Elephant.” And for the majority of diamonds and gold. If the white elephant died, it meant misfortune to the country. the people who haven’t been to If it ever existed, the fabled the White Elephant, it’s a room at white elephant is long gone. the Punahou Carnival that sells do- In reality, the “white elephant” nated items and other things that booth at Carnival is a great way were lost and never claimed. to buy second-hand things of both Other than the White Elephant good quality and price. being a successful booth at the You can buy barely used and Punahou Carnival, it is a legend in new-looking accessories, furnish- Asia dating back to the 1800s. ings, hats, clothes and more. During the 1800s to 1900s in So if you get tired of the rides certain parts of Asia, a species of and need a new necklace, you white elephant was considered to know where to go. be a lucky animal that would bring Head on over to visit the White good news to the country. Elephant to buy something nice, or Kings of countries like Burma just buy back that hat you lost. The Buzz on By Leigh Omizo, Kathy Lau, Ariel McKenzie, & Paulina Reyes Two other Courier reporters checked with both 6th and 7th Punahou Carnival graders, surveying 40 students, 20 E veryone at Punahou knows that the carnival is the biggest thing of the year, right? from 6th and 20 from 7th. In this survey, for 6th grade, the most popular ride was Pha- There’s lots of games, rides, and raoh’s Fury with nine 6th grade good food: the type that will prob- boys and seven girls choosing it as ably kill your arteries but leave their favorite ride. you in a brief moment of greasy The remaining four 6th graders deep fried heaven. voted for Spin Out. Two Courier reporters checked The 7th graders, however, chose the scene with some 6th and 7th differently. For them, the best ride graders. In 6th, the students of Mr. was almost a tie between the In- Agena and Mrs. Yamamoto who verter and the Zipper, but by three responded had some preference votes, Zipper was named the best for food and rides. ride. Five girls and six boys voted for Rides the Zipper and four girls and four Zipper: 4 boys said that the Inverter was the Pharaoh’s Fury: 1 best. Spinout: 5 One 7th grade boy voted for Swings: 1 Spin Out. Bumper cars: 1 Overall, for both grades, the Music Express: 1 percentages, out of 40, were: Cliffhanger: 1 Pharoah’s Fury, 40% Zipper, 27.5% Food Inverter, 20% Malasada: 7 Spin Out, 12.5% Icee: 1 So, if you are planning to go Taco Salad: 1 on either Pharaoh’s Fury, Spin Which ride do you prefer? Portuguese Bean Soup: 1 Out, Inverter, or the Zipper, be Photo by Sterling Terri Burgers: 3 prepared to wait in a long line, be- Cotton Candy: 3 cause those are the most popular Fried Saimin: 1 carnival rides. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 4 Carnival’s By Bret Armstrong 7 - 8 • Manoa DNA 8 - 9 • Sammy Solatorio and Hawaiian Plate T he event every Punahou student has anxiously been Harmony 9 - 10 • The Kapakahi Band Entertainment waiting for is coming up in just a few days. Sat., Feb. 2, 2008 IT’S CARNIVAL TIME!! 12 - 1 • Punahou Jazz Band The time to go on thrilling rides, 1 - 2 • Punahou Alumni Glee win big prizes, and eat delicious Club malasadas— 2 - 3 • Na Kama YUM! 3 - 4 • Hapa Folk While you’re 4 - 5 • The Keawe Ohana there, you 5 - 6 • George Kuo, Aaron Mahi should also & Keith Cockett watch this car- 6 - 7 • Makaha Sons nival’s exciting 7 - 8 • Leo Kane & Friends Hawaiian Plate 8:30 - 9:30 • Opihi Pickers entertainment. 10 - 11 • Kaipo The Hawai- ian Plate up at Carnival has had Hawaiian the Cafeteria is Plate Entertainment for at least 20 going to have years now and is organized by Lyle some great Hosada. shows this Mr. Hosoda has also done pe- year like Puna formances in the Hawaiian Plate Rock, the Opihi entertainment since 1984. Pickers, Danny Many groups have a connection Carvalho, to Punahou like students, alumni, Punahou’s jazz and friends. band, plus the Even though most of these Makaha Sons talented peformers have to give up Mr. Smart & Puna Rock in action at and lots of other great talent. their time because they don’t get last year’s Hawaiian Plate. paid Photo courtesy of Mr. Smart This is the full schedule: “It is a time were we in the Punahou can all come together Fri., Feb. 1, 2008 and kind of be like kids again” says 12 - 1 • Punahou Jazz Band Lyle Hosada. 1 - 2 • Young & Crazy Punahou Carnival is going to 2 - 3 • Steve Mai‘i and Steve have great rides and games and Brown some delicious food but every once 3 - 4 • Hoku Zuttermeister and in a while take a break and come Friends down to the Hawaiian Plate Enter- 4 - 5 • I Ku Mau Mau tainment to watch great entertain- 5 - 6 • Danny Carvalho ing shows and hear some awe- 6 - 7 • Puna Rock some music. be three classrooms as opposed commodate the ADA wheelchair to just two, like the old one. ramp, especially because of the 4Dance Pavilion Also, the building is now made doubled size. …continued from page 1 “slab on grade”, which is concrete, While the new pavilion is 3,100 while the old one was built “post- square feet larger than the old on-piers”, which is wooden. one and concrete, it’s also very The only challenge in building sustainable. The new pavilion is cooled by many the new dance pavilion and the Rather than air conditioning, windows and large fans. design phase was trying to ac- huge ceiling fans, 8 feet in diam- Photo by C. Sameshima eter, cool each room. Also, the walls are insulated, and the windows, which are Low- E Double Paned glass (the same ones as in Case Middle School), will help keep the building cooler. Besides the three classrooms, the new pavilion also consists of two changing rooms, an office, two rest rooms, a private rest room with a janitor’s closet, and an exterior seating area that will soon hold some benches. The building was dedicated to the memory of Josephine Flan- ders, founder of the Punahou Dance School, who also taught there for 30 years. So in the words of Chaplain Medeiros at the Dance Pavilion Blessing, quoting from Ecclesias- tes 3:1 in the Old Testament: “For everything there is a sea- son, and a time for every purpose under heaven — a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 5 And the Oscar By Maile Blume Goes to... O kay, I lied, they didn’t win the Oscars...but they did win Makana and Leigh! the Punahou Carnival 2008 PSA Ad Contest! (Wow, that’s a mouthful!) Makana Williams and Leigh Omizo, two sixth graders in Mr. Agena’s class, had originally collaborated to work on a science iMovie. “Making the movie was a lot of the phone. It was very funny.” fun and Leigh and When not making winning vid- I thought it would eos, Leigh likes to play with her be really cool if we golden retriever, Kalu, loves play- made a PSA for ing tennis, making crafts, watching the carniva,” said TV, and listening to music. Makana. But did you know she also plays When asked music? “I play the flute and piano,” how long the com- said the eager sixth grader. mercial took to Makana also plays piano, but film, Leigh told us instead of flute, she plays viola. that it had taken She too loves to listen to music two days of filming and watch TV. Her little brothers and three days of enjoy soccer. editing by Makana. So someday when you’re watch- Of course the ing the Oscars, you might just find Here are three screen shots of the girls had the assistance of family! these two getting an award for winning video. Makana’s father was the camera directing...or their little brothers man and an assistant editor, and for acting! the three boys you see in the car and other scenes are Makana’s adorable brothers, Micah, Noah, and Matthew. And Makana’s neighbors also played a part in acting in the com- mercial. When they found out they won, the girls, like any girls, went bal- listic! Makana said, “Leigh and I were really excited. I called her that night and we were screaming into Punahou Students By Caldwell Marchant of the team and an actress in the video. Win Video Contest T eam Kaizen of Punahou school place in the top five best vid- Ryan said that they had consid- ered a number of different ideas at on Innovation eos submitted to answer one ques- tion: “How can you improve your the start. “We had a couple ideas actu- world through innovation?” ally,” he said. “One of them was Team Kaizen, consisting of based on a rolling backpack.” current freshmen Ryan Catalani, After some talking, the team Kevin Lee, came up with the idea to show Jonathan San- multiple ways to show innovation, tiago, and Ash- such as record players vs. iPods, ley Nabeshima and walking vs. cars. was one of The team’s video was then se- many differ- lected as one of the top five videos ent teams that on innovation. put together They each received over $1600 a video on In- worth of prizes: an iPod nano, novation. iWork, and iLife software, and Final The team Cut Studio Pro 2 video editing found out software. The Studio Pro software about this con- itself is worth $1300 and the total test from one worth of all their prizes came up to of their former around $6400. teachers. But what is the team working They be- on now? What will the world throw came inter- at them next? Team Kaizen is now ested in this working on a 10-minute video fun topic and about the effects of “evil” music started brain- on high school students, due on storming soon March 21st. Team Kaizen, l. to r.: Ryan Cata- after. Their winning video, Innovation: lani, Kevin Lee, Jonathan Santiago, “It took about a week to make, Technology Through Time, can be and Ashley Nabeshima. sometimes it was fun, and some- seen at http://edcommunity.apple. Photo courtesy of Iris Catalani times it wasn’t” said Ashley, one com/innovation/contest.php. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 6 Mrs. Saito: By Harrison Oshiro & Justin Lee the many aspects of the Hawaiian Culture. The New Face “S tudents don’t care what you know, until they know you Q. Do you have any goals for the students at Punahou? of Social Studies care.” This is one of Mrs. Saito’s A. I want my students to de- velop critical thinking skills and favorite quotes that she lived by become lifelong learners. while teaching as the 7th grade Q. How do you like Punahou Social Studies teacher for Punahou and the facilities? School for Team 7Y. A. I love working at Punahou. The Courier was given an op- The facilities and unlimited re- portunity to interview Mrs. Saito to sources provide the ideal working ask her questions about her teach- and learning environment. ing career and her personal life. Q. Did you always want to be- Here is what she had to tell us. come a teacher? If not, what? A. I originally wanted to be- Q. What schools did you work at come an accountant and follow in before you came to Punahou? my father’s footsteps. A. I taught at Waianae High Q. Can you tell me about your School and Mililani Middle School family? as a P.E. and Social Studies A. Well, my husband, Reid, is an teacher. optometrist and a 1990 graduate Q. What do you consider to be of Punahou. My daughter, Chloe, your achievements? is a student at Central Union Pre- A. I was a state resource school. teacher that assisted brand new Q. Do you have any interests special education teachers at Wai- or hobbies you would like to share anae coast schools. But overall, with us? my biggest achievement is teach- A. I paddled the Moloka‘i Chan- ing at Punahou. nel last September. I dance the Q. Why do you like to teach hula and have gone to the Merrie Mrs. Lorelei Saito social studies? Monarch three times, in ‘96, ‘97, Photo by H. Oshiro A. I like to teach social stud- and ‘98. Also, I love to read his- ies because I always thought that torical fiction books; my favorite is history was interesting and I enjoy Rena’s Promise. The Founder of By Courtney Kosaka & Rebecca Henry The new paper was xeroxed on legal-sized paper. a Middle School D o you like reading the CMS Courier? Well, if you do, give Each issue ran about 14-20 pages and about 375 newspapers Newspaper thanks to Mrs. Fujioka, the English teacher on Team 7X. were printed. This was all before digital pho- Mrs. Fujioka has taught at tography, and the Ka Leo o Pihopa Punahou since 1980. She first was all black and white. After taught English to grades Mrs. Fujioka left Punahou, 7 and 8 up until 1984. Mr. Wagenseller took Then she went to the over the class. Academy and taught When the Case English there until Middle School was 1990, after which built, middle school- she returned to ers were taught in the Junior School, these new buildings. teaching English Now that middle again to grades 7 schoolers moved and 8. to the Case Middle In 2000, Mrs. Fu- School, their news- jioka left Punahou. paper name was She thought she changes to The CMS was going to come Courier. back the next year, Other than teach- but she had adopted ing English and creat- Above, l. to r. Mrs. Fujioka and a child in Japan, so she ing the newspaper and Speech Team 7 members Maiya was very busy. elective, Mrs. Fujioka Smith, Kelly Langeslay, Maile Mrs. Fujioka finally also was the advisor for Blume, and Olivia Barahal. came back to teach Eng- many clubs. At right, Mrs. Fujioka. lish again at Punahou this year, She advised the Yearbook Photos by R. Henry replacing Mrs. Otsuka who retired Club for Junior School and Acad- last year. emy students, and other clubs Mrs. Fujioka came up with the focusing on community service, po- idea of a newspaper for the middle ems and stories, and debate. This school because the school needed year, Mrs. Fujioka is guiding the 7th more electives. grade speech club. In 1992 she gathered a group Mrs. Fujioka also has some of kids and formed the elective amazing relatives. One of her now called News Journalism. At sisters, Mrs. McLaren, also teaches that time, only the Academy had a here at Punahou School in the newspaper, named Ka Punahou. fourth grade. When the newspaper for middle Their father, Dr. Richard Mamiya, schoolers was finally published, it was a famous doctor in town and was called Ka Leo o Pihopa (The the Science Center in the Academy Voice of Bishop). was named in honor of her parents. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 7 Barack Obama... By Lauren Stollar & Kara Tsuzaki and rarely keep in touch. The last time Mr. Kusunoki spoke to Barry Former Oahuan, B arack Obama... a name many of us have heard from the was two years ago, when he came to speak at a chapel. Our Next President? news and at school. He has become a “hot topic” to At that meeting, the two long- time friends reminisced on past talk about. He has even appeared times when Mr. Kusunoki brought on YouTube in a song and video out the “Old Maroon Scrapbook” starring “Obama Girl.” filled with pictures from Mr. Almost ev- Obama’s high school year. eryone in the Students of Punahou, be kind to USA knows he all your classmates, for you never is running for know...you could be sitting next to president, but America’s future President. did you know he use to go to Punahou School? And that some of his old teachers are still teach- ing today? Mr. Eric Kusunoki, a dedicated study hall advi- sor, keyboard- ing mentor, football and baseball coach at Punahou was Mr. Obama’s advi- sor during the four years “Barry” spent in high Blast from the past. Bottom row, school. l. to r., Eric Kusunoki, Amy Board- So we got the scoop on Barry’s man, Brian Wright. Top, Vernette early years. Ferreira, Billy Stoner, Whitney Ka- Mr. Kusunoki described him hoohanohano, Byron Ho, and Barry as a very positive, outgoing, and Obama. At right, Barry Obama respectful man. scoring high, playing for the As far as Mr. Kusunoki knows, Punahou Basketball team...1979. Mr. Obama was a good student, Photos provided by Mr. Kusunoki he never received any interims, and had a very close knit group of friends. They all shared a favorite past time, basketball, and truly enjoyed the sport, though like most people, they forget people from their past World of By Jordan McCreary campaigns, and with World of War- craft’s over 9 million subscribers, Ron-Paul Craft? P residential candidate Ron Paul is planning to use the MMORPG (Mas- it’s not such a bad idea. World of Warcraft was made by Blizzard Entertain- sively Multiplayer ment Inc. The Online Role-Playing game was made Game) World of for players to step Warcraft to acquire away from reality more supporters for a while, and for his presidential some say that poli- campaign. tics doesn’t belong He is using fo- there. rums and a simple “Real world poli- web site to orga- tics should stay out nize a “World of Warcraft” march in of the game,” wrote Gamespy’s Al- support of his campaign. len Rausch. Gamespy is a web site The website is “www.ronpaulfo- that reviews and tracks games. rums.com” “We play World of Warcraft to get A group of players in a “guild” away from the real world, though,” will march from Ironforge to Strom- Rausch wrote. “So whether you’re a wind (two cities) spreading the Republican or Democrat, blue-stater message. or red-stater, liberal or conserva- But this isn’t the only time poli- tive, let’s leave the sloganeering and tics have intertwined with World of yelling on Rush Limbaugh’s show Warcraft. and in Michael Moore movies where Already Barack Obama, Mitt they belong. In World of Warcraft, Romney, John McCain, John Ed- we should all come together for just wards, and Fred Thompson have all one political purpose—beating the used the game to advertise their snot out of the gnomes.” February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 8 For the Class of 2013, By Claire Feeley & Casey Matsumoto hind with the percentage of 30% in Iowa and 17% in New Hamp- Who Will Be Your Prez S ome of us at Punahou (fac- ulty, staff, and administra- shire. He had a similar 17% in his home state of South Carolina. the Next Four Years? tors) are legally eligible to vote at our state Edwards has since aban- doned his bid. polls for the presiden- On the Republican tial candidates that will side, John McCain was represent their party for leading. In New Hamp- the main presidential shire, he received 13% elections. of the votes in Iowa and The main candidates in New Hampshire 37%. from the Republican In South Carolina, he party were: had 33% of the vote. • Mike Huckabee Mike Huckabee won • Mitt Romney Iowa with a stunning • Rudy Giuliani 34% of the votes. In • John McCain New Hampshire he only received The main Democratic candidates 11% of the votes but in South were: Carolina he came in second with • Hillary Clinton almost 30%. • Barack Obama Mitt Romney came second in • John Edwards both Iowa with 25% and in New Obama, as we all know, is a Hampshire with 32%. He won previous graduate of our beloved Nevada, but was fourth in South school. He won the Iowa Caucus Carolina. with 38% of the population and lost Rudy Giuliani received 4% of the New Hampshire Primary with the votes Iowa, 9% in New Hamp- 37% of votes. He just took South shire and did poorly in Florida. He Carolina with 56% of the vote. dropped out on Jan. 30. Hillary Clinton lost Iowa with The Democratic National Con- 29% of the votes and won New vention with be held in Denver, Hampshire at 39%. She had just Aug. 25-28. over 26% in South Carolina. The Republicans will meet in John Edwards is trailing far be- Minneapolis-St.Paul, Sept. 1-4 Webkinz: By Jackie Emley Yes, because I come on at dif- ferent times to win prizes. - Tai Furry Friends or W ebkinz are plush toys you buy at a store and then ’11 No, because my account is Fluffy Fiends? bring home. Around the neck or the paw of a about to expire. – Makana ’14 Yes. – Lauren ’14 Webkinz is a tag with a secret code I used to be addicted to it but inside that unlocks a virtual world. now I am not. – Jamie ’14 Here you can take care of your pet, you can shop, play games, Do you think webkinz are and decorate your room. too expensive? Though it is harmless, it is time- No, considering how popular consuming and addictive. they are it is a pretty reasonable Webkinz are also expensive: price. – Bethany ’14 they cost from $12 to $14. Webkinz are too expensive. – The Lil’ Kinz, (the smaller ver- Megan ’14 sion of Webkinz) are $8 to $12. Yeah, 12 dollars is too much! - We asked some people who Jasmine ’14 have Webkinz a few questions. Yes, they’re too expensive. – Lauren ’14 Do you think Webkinz is Stores label their products dif- safe enough? ferently so it depends on which I think that Webkinz isn’t the store you got to. – Erika ’14 safest website. – Makana ’14 Yes. It is a safe website. – What is your favorite thing Bethany ’14 about Webkinz? Yes, they are safe be- I like to shop and design my cause they have a limit on room it makes me feel like a de- what you can say. - Jas- signer! – Bethany ’14 mine ’14 Playing games with other Webkinz is a program people. – Megan ’14 that does not let you actual- The W shop. - Jasmine ’14 ly talk to someone. You can’t They are fuzzy and cute. – Erika say “meet me here,” you can 14’ only say things like “hi.” So yes, Mostly everything!!! - Tai ’11 it is safe. – Erika ’14 Yes, because you can’t type in What is your least favorite whatever you want. - Tai ’11 thing about Webkinz? That you have to buy certain Are you ever addicted to stuff to go places. - Jasmine ’14 Webkinz? How you only get a little kin- Yes, I am a webkinz addict. – zcash money from playing games. Bethany ’14 – Lauren ’14 I think I go on too often. – Me- I don’t like that it can take a gan ’14 long time to load. – Makana ’14 February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 9 From 3,850 By Shanni Yamaki The Courier interviewed two of the students. Readers should Miles Away Walking down を はなしますか。 the hall recently, you might have heard a stu- dent say: “にほんご ” understand that these students are currently studying English and are not yet proficient. For those that can’t speak or Q. What is your name? understand Japanese that phrase A. Hikaru Hayakawa means, “Do you speak Japanese?” Q. Who was your host? Japan is about 3,850 miles away A. Joel Albus from Hawaii. Students from Japan Q. What do you think of took a plane overseas to visit us Punahou? for an exchange trip. Their school, A. I like. Tamagawa, is our “sister school.” Q. What was the most enjoyable Tamagawa goes from Kindergarten thing you have done here? to graduate school. A. Hiking. The exchange trip goes two Q. What is your name? ways: Tamagawa to Punahou and A. Takiro. Punahou to Tamagawa. The first Q. Who was your host? trip is usually held when the 8th A. Nishikawa Michael. graders go to camp but this year, Q. Why did you choose to come it got held back. This year, the visit to Hawaii? The students from Tamagawa dur- was from Jan. 4 - 9. A. Because I want to go to ing their January visit. On their first day here, the visi- Hawaii. Picture from january08visit.blogspot.com tors had a campus tour. After that The exchange program is open they met up with their host fami- to 7th & 8th graders and they lies. The Tamagawa students were don’t have to be taking Japanese. Hikaru Hayakawa, Hirotada Utsu- About ten students come here and mi, Keijiro Ishii, Takahiro Yamada, ten Punahou students go to Japan. Kaoru Mikami, Kei Kumonaka, and The Punahou students will leave on Aiko Monoi. Feb. 1, Carnival Day. Teachers’ Pets By Jessica Chang & Ella Ito named Poseidon. Poseidon was a predator and enjoyed eating other, and Pests, W hen we think of our teach- ers we probably think of smaller fish. Eventually Poseidon grew too big for his aquarium and the Most Extreme responsible people with rulers and pencils. But if we reconsider, it may was returned to the stream where he was found. occur to us that these adults have And now we come to the three lives outside of school. They have finalists: Mrs. Lyman-Mersereau, houses and maybe even pets. Mr. Young-Kingsbury, and Mrs. And now, we present Teachers’ Robinson. Planet, the Most Extreme Pets and Eighth grade teacher Ms. Lyman- Pests. Mersereau had a squirrel monkey, Mr. Gaudiano and Mrs. Kawano- Menehune. Menehune lived in a Ching tie for tenth place. Mr. Gau- cage with his pet rabbit. Everyday, diano owns a faithful dog named he liked to cruise neighbors’ yards Lucy. Mrs. Kawano-Ching also has a and their fruit trees. He also “was dog by the name of Emi. very fond of sipping from my moth- Ninth place is Mrs. Chang, sixth er’s martinis and eating the green grade, who has three cats and one olive—he’d spit out the pimento,” dog. Two of the cats and the dog Ms. L-M said. have medical problems that require Mr. Young-Kingsbury, eighth daily medicine and care. The other grade, had a boa constrictor named cat is described as, “fine, just loud Rodney. Rodney was adopted when and bossy.” he was only eight inches long. He Number eight is Mrs. Jamile, grew fast—too fast—over six feet. eighth grade, a cat lover. Her His diet consisted of live mice and current cat, Sally, is all black and rats. trusts no one. According to Mrs. Mrs. Robinson is a seventh grade Jamile, Sally is a definite pest. teacher. In high school, she ex- Coming in seventh is, coinci- perimented with fruit flies. When dently, a seventh grade teacher, Mr. she was teaching in Australia, she White. He has three mice— stinky had numerous pets and pests in but are pets none the less. her biology classroom, including Next, in sixth place, is Mrs. a parakeet, a blue-tongued lizard Saito, a new seventh grade teacher, and tadpoles. She raised a migiro with a fish, a cat and a dog. Her (rice bird) while she was teaching fish is named “the Saito Fish” and biology in the Academy. But what is described as a “suicidal hopping takes the prize is her axolotyl, a fish.” Her cat is “the Saito Cat” and carnivorous juvenile salamander. can you guess what the dog’s name So folks, who do you think is the is? That’s right: it’s “the Saito Dog.” most extreme? Fifth place is a tie: Mrs. Kano In third place, Ms. L-M and her and Mr. Tuttle. Mrs. Kano, sixth squirrel monkey, Menehune. In grade, has chinchillas and “five second place comes Mr. Kings with irritating yappy dogs.” Mr. Tuttle, his boa constrictor, Rodney. eighth grade, has a cat named And last, in first place (drumroll Top, an axolotyl; middle, a boa; Indiana. please) is Mrs. Robinson with her bottom, a squirrel monkey. At number four comes Mr. Earle, nameless axolotyl. Photos courtesy of the Internet seventh grade. He used to have a Thank you to all the teachers classroom fish—a small-mouth bass who entered your pets/pests! February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 10 Ryan Higa: By Kika Masunaga, Nicole Kim, & Liana Lau the near future. With their videos, they have connected with their A Local Celebrity viewers through humor. I f you happen to hear the name Ryan Higa, most likely you will recognize it. Ryan Higa, a.k.a. They have become well known, especially here at Punahou. If you haven’t seen any of his videos, “Nigahiga,” has become one of the we highly recommend you watch most popular YouTube video stars. some. Just go on YouTube.com Best known for his “How to be and search Nigahiga. You will soon Ninja,” “How to be Gangster,” and be laughing your head off. Be his one of his most recent videos, advised that some content may “How to be Emo,” his videos have not be suitable for your younger become so popular mostly be- brothers and sisters. cause of the incredibly hysterical For more information about lines and actions. their sponsorship, you can go to Along with his friend, Sean www.thekayteegroup.com. Fujiyoshi, who has appeared in a We were able to contact Ryan few videos with him, Ryan Higa and asked him a few questions: actually is currently living right here in the state of Hawaii, in Hilo When and why did you start on the Big Island. making your first videos/ what He is a 17-year-old student at gave you the inspiration? Waiakea High School. I first started making videos Ryan’s hobby is creating videos, to entertain friends and family. I because he loves making people think my inspiration would be the laugh. The 5’ 8’’ Junior gets his slow paced / boring life style of ideas whenever something pops the Big Island. By that I mean, into his head. there’s nothing fun to do here, so He says that he just writes it I decided to make videos to keep down and expands or they just myself occupied. come up with ideas on the spot. We wondered if his parents Tell us about your how you knew about his videos. were sponsored and what Ryan replied, “Yes, my parents does it mean to you? know about my videos but they As our subscriptions and views never film around them.” began to grow, more and more He currently now has 38 fun- offers were sent to us. People filled videos on YouTube, and be- wanted to use our popularity to cause of them, they were recently advertise their companies. We de- sponsored by The KayTee Group, cided to go with The Kaytee Group an advertising and marketing because they are located on the group. Big Island and I found them to The purpose of The KayTee be more trustworthy. To me, I Group is to help smaller busi- believe that being sponsored for nesses to grow and prosper. They YouTube is pretty unheard of and “provide dynamic solutions toward cool. However, I don’t make a big Top Picture: Ryan Higa; Below: the progress and prosperity of deal out of it. It doesn’t affect the Ryan and his friend Sean in a your business.” quality or quantity of our video video. Ryan and Sean plan to keep production. Photo from YouTube creating more of their videos in …continued on page 13 Frank De Lima: By Alison Nichols & Sarah Hasselman is “hearing the laughter,” says the comedian. Big Talent, F rank De Lima, one of Hawaii’s most popular comedians, came As a Hawaiian, he has been closely watching the Warrior foot- Big Heart to Punahou Chapel recently to talk about responsibility. He has been a ball team this season. When we asked him how he felt about our comedian for 32 years, doing what final battle at the Sugar Bowl, he he loves by making people laugh. said, “[I feel] disappointed but One of his specialties is translat- proud for our Warrior team for a ing present issues into makeovers great season.” of hit songs such as “Bad Day” Frank De Lima enjoys coming where he talks about the 40 days to schools and talking to students of rain and the power outage. because he enjoys “being able to “What June Jones, You Going Leave share my gift that God gave me to Us Now?” is about June Jones leav- help make life a bit better for stu- ing Hawaii. dents in a very challenging world.” A few other songs that he has He does this as part of an en- redone are Beethoven’s Fifth, Lu- richment program to help Hawaii’s cille, Johnny Angel, The Greatest children understand the importance Love of All, Gilligan’s Island, Battle of reading, studying, family, and of Hymn of the Republic, and I Love course, laughing. This program also it, I Like It. helps students through hard emo- His sidekick singing duo are Da- tional times and life transitions. vid Kauahikaua and Bobby Nishida, De Lima visits over three-hun- who help create his parodies. dred and fifty schools every two Frank De Lima gets his inspira- years, and Punahou is one of them. tions from everyday life, what’s on Frank De Lima will continue the news, and the jokes he hears in to visit Punahou and many other circulation. schools, to make the people in His favorite part of telling jokes Hawaii laugh. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 11 Mr. Tsujimoto: By Leilani Riahi & Aubrey Thomas passion for writing, it was a painful journey. Reaching for “I t’s a great feeling when you can be of service to people “Writing can be painful,” he said. “It is like opening your veins the Heights through your stories.” This is how eighth grade teacher and letting the blood pour over your paper.” Mr. Tsujimoto described the feeling Nevertheless, he has finished of connecting with a wide range of this book, and it is expected to do individuals through his writing. very well on the shelves. Mr. Tsujimoto has recently fin- About future book sales for ished writing a collection of short Morningside Heights, Mr. Tsujimoto stories titled Morningside Heights: said that even though he’d like New York Stories, which will be the sales to be high, “the return is released sometime in Mid-April. modest for the human investment.” This book is about an Japanese- This collection of short stories American boy named Kenji grow- is recommended for ninth graders ing up in New York City during the and up, due to its strong language, 50s and 60s. violence, and sexual content. When talking about this book, Through years of effort, Mr. Tsu- Mr. Tsujimoto admits that Morn- jimoto has created an entertaining, ingside Heights was inspired by his deep, and compelling novel about life, although most of the stories growing up, finding yourself, and are fictitious. For twenty years, dealing with the problems along Mr. Tsujimoto has been stringing the way. together this collection of short In another 20 years, we hope stories, while following through that Mr. Tsujimoto releases yet Above, Mr. Tsujimoto in with the same main character. another book, so that his strong a good mood. After finally completing Morn- legacy of writing, entertainment, Photo by CMS staff ingside Heights, Mr. Tsujimoto and passion will continue for ages realized that even though he has a to come. A Chat with By Dakota Anderson and cunning, like the animal. But I also wanted to get across Montmorency Author, I n the book Montmorency, a common thief is transformed the idea that he was a bit of a gambler—a chancer. Eleanor Updale into a gentleman with a filthy double-life when he falls though a About that time we moved house, and the next road to ours window in Victorian London. is called Selwyn Avenue. I thought After his release from prison at once that the name Selwyn was and using knowledge gained from a good one for George’s character, prison and in scientific lectures and hyphenating the two worked where he was shown off as a tro- well. phy, Montmorency becomes both When I came to write the second the rich gentleman “Montmorency” book, I gave George a bigger role, and his thieving servant, Scrapper. looking after Montmorency, and This book is a must read. The in a way acting as his conscience, twists and turns of the plot make it even though he still has an endear- a gripping tale. ing, funny side of his own. The author of the Montmorency By the time Book Three came series is Eleanor Updale. She has along, I really loved him. I was been writing the series since 2001 as devastated as anyone to see of which Montmorency is the first him die, but I had to kill him off of four books. because of a flip remark I made Montmorency started out as a towards the end of Book One. bedtime story Mrs. Updale told to Q: When you wrote the book, Renowned author her children. Later, as she worked where did you find the time to Eleanor Updale. on her degree, she wrote it as a write? Photo courtesy of the Internet book. A: I have always worked at The Courier garnered an exclu- funny times. The first draft of Book sive interview with Mrs. Updale. One was finished when we were on a family holiday in Crete, and I Q: Where did you get the inspi- stayed up late most nights, when ration for Lord George Fox-Selwyn, it was cool, using my husband’s Montmorency’s friend? laptop. He had just written a book A: When I first thought of (a non-fiction book, about Tony George, he was much more of a Blair and Gordon Brown) and I was stereotype figure than he becomes very jealous of him. in later books—he was more of I finished that draft on my an upper-class buffoon than he knees in the departure lounge at becomes later, only really giving the airport on the way home. a hint of his inner depths and his My husband goes out to work at concern for the welfare of the na- night, and I do a lot of my writ- tion towards the end of Book One. ing then. It’s much easier to work I never expected him to be part when the phone doesn’t ring, and of more than a few scenes—but he the family doesn’t demand atten- grew on me. tion. When I first named him, I gave Until this year, I was also work- him a fairly straightforward name ing on my Ph.D. (now finished) (I can’t remember what it was), and so I had to fit the fiction in which I then changed to Fox, be- when I could. cause I thought he was quite sharp …continued on page 12 February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 12 A Long Review by Keli‘i Ke the Rebellion hits the Capital of Sierra Leone. Way Gone... A book that I recommend for the students of Punahou is A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Now 17, Ishmael flees to the United States. When he flees, he loses contact Soldier by Ishmael Beah. with his siblings who are presumed This outstanding and life chang- dead. ing book tells about the devastat- The following excerpt is a short ing conflict in Sierra Leone be- part of the book when Ishmael is tween the Government, and the already in America in 1998. Revolutionary United Front. It also tells how both sides use New York City, 1998 child soldiers as their forces by My high school friends have be- brainwashing children with drugs, gun to suspect I haven’t told them power, and fear. the full story of my life. The author, Ishmael Beah, used “Why did you leave Sierra Le- to be a child soldier himself, until one?” he left the country. This story is “Because there is a war.” a dark chapter in the conflict of “Did you witness some of the Sierra Leone. fighting?” I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. “Everyone in the country did.” In his biography, Beah was 12 “You mean you saw people run- years old when his village was de- ning around with guns and shoot- stroyed by rebels in Sierra Leone. ing each other?” Now a refugee with his brothers, “Yes, all the time.” they become enlisted in the army “Cool.” Photo courtesy of pambazuka.org for three years. I smile a little. Later, he runs into a UNICEF “You should tell us about it Rehabilitation center. sometime.” Things get more serious when “Yes, sometime.” The Nene Award By Anna Winnicki computers to create a digital arts project. There is also a poster Book Contest E very year, children in elemen- tary schools vote for their favorite fiction book, through the contest as well as one for the per- forming arts There is a 2008 recommended Nene Award Book contest. book list. One of the books is Children from grades 4-6 can called The City of Embers. It is vote for the books. The Nene about two people in the city of Award contest generates read- Embers who are told to discover ing. Kids vote during January or the secret to this mysterious February, and the ceremony takes land. Another is called The High place during May. Power Of Lucky. It is about a girl The University Elementary Lab who wants to run away. There School started the contest. The are many awesome books. Just children submit nominees. Usually, search the Nene Award, and click when a nominated book does not Nene award booklist. win one year, it is again put on the If you want to find out more list the next year. Students can go about the contest, ask the librar- to the Julia Ing Library to ask Mrs. ian, Mrs. Johnstone. Usually, she Johnstone if you can vote. will tell the class about the rec- Last year, the book Boy at War ommended list, and will greatly won the contest. encourage the class to all vote. Children can write essays There is also a poster in the about what they thought about Ing Library about the books. the book, what the book inspired Students can go to the library them to do, and about what the and get a sheet of paper to vote; book taught them, and enter the it’s really simple. To enter any Nene Award Essay Contest. contest, just ask Mrs. Johnstone. Also, they can enter the digi- The contest is supported by the tal arts contest, where they use libraries. The academic work introduced show that I can do other things me to the joy of working in refer- first. There’s a little book coming 4Updale & Montmorency ence libraries, and I still do that. out in Britain this year. It’s set in …continued from page 11 I’ve just spent the whole of today the present day and is about a boy sitting in the library working on who has to challenge his parents’ my next book, and loving every ideas to save his sister’s life. minute of it. The book I’m writing at the mo- Q: Will you be publishing any ment is set in England between the more books after Montmorency’s two world wars. I also have some Revenge? short stories coming out in collec- A: The next book to be pub- tions which will published in Britain. lished will not be a Montmorency (Note: the BLC has two of the book. I’m dying to write the next four Montmorency books, the 1st episode, and have lots of ideas for and the 3rd. The 2nd has not yet it, but my publishers want me to been ordered. ) February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 13 Multiply Your By Sijing Qiu greater reason for why math is essential: finding patterns. Find- Resources by Adding I f you’ve ever made fun of math geeks...YOU SHOULD BE ing patterns in life is an absolute necessity because it help makes to Your Knowledge SO ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES! After all, a math geek might sense out of basic chaos. It’s the process of learning eventually become a teacher, and how to do math that is more teachers help students just like important, the study habits, and us expand our reach on our edu- the way you apply what you’ve cation by providing us with more learned to not only your work but resources—and that includes your life, which makes life easier clubs like Math Club. and clearer. The thought that’s probably Math helps you balance logic killing you inside is, what is the with creativity, and works not purpose of Math Club? only the left side of your brain, Team 7X’s very own math but the right side of your brain as teacher, Mr. Heffernan, has been well. ever so kind as to talk about While everything in Math Club Math Club from his point of view. seems so great and dandy, there The purpose of Math Club is is a down side: those people who simply to create an environment make fun of the people in Math where those who enjoy math or Club. In Mr. Heffernan’s eyes, it’s those who want a greater chal- simply a 7th and 8th grade matu- lenge in math all come together. rity social mechanism. The Math Club explores items Since when is being smart, not taught in class, and does trying hard, and doing your best problems that are more difficult. become uncool? They also play games and can get You should remain humble in more math help if needed. the greatest of times, even while The warm-ups that are done in people try to tear you down be- Math Club are the tools for Math cause it seems “uncool.” Team which competes in competi- Math Club is for those who tions against other schools. want to go more further in math It’s just a great place to make by using their resources. It is friends sharing a common inter- very admirable. est. You should give Math Club Mr. Heffernan has been teach- a try—try something new, you ing full time for six years in Case might like it one day, and you Middle School, and three years in might not like it another. the academy for Summer School. Use all your resources, and In Mr. Heffernan’s opinion, keep on learning. knowing how to do math is con- Whether you want to just hang sidered an essential ability in life. out, or expand your knowledge, Of course you will need to know try Math Club, and it’ll be an how to do 1+1=2, but there’s a awesome experience. Besides making videos, entire process I’d say would prob- what other hobbies do you ably take about 8-12 hours total. 4Ryan Higa have/ what else do you like to …continued from page 10 do? (sports, community ser- Out of all your videos, which vice, chores, etc.) one do you like the best or Other hobbies I do would be which one was the most fun to wrestling and judo. I also volun- create? Why? teer at the Hilo Medical Center Out of all the videos I think our in the radiology dept and like most recent video was the most any other kid, I have chores like fun to make because it our own cutting the grass, taking out the song. I wrote the lyrics to “Asian trash, cleaning my room, “you Boy...” and Sean and I sang it know the drill”. together. It was pretty cool how it actually sounded like a real song What are you thinking of (although not a very good one). making your next video on? Could you give us a synopsis You are getting a lot of at- of the steps you take in mak- tention from your videos: in ing one? what ways has this affected I’m not quite sure what my your life? next video is going to be at this Well a lot of people recognize current moment. Usually an idea me wherever I go. I’ve had people just pops up in my head out of no give me Christmas gifts, pay for where and I just write it down on my Starbucks, take pictures of a piece of paper. From there, I me, or just approach me and I’ve brainstorm and expand my idea. never met them in my life. At After I create the basic idea or times it can be bit scary, I don’t script, I let Sean know what I want people treating me like I’m want to do and we plan a day to some kind of celebrity. film. I’m just another average kid While we film, we don’t always from Hawaii who has chores, follow the exact script, we like to homework, and sports like ev- improvise or make it up as we go eryone else, but in my free time, along. After that, we just edit the instead of going to the movies, video to the way we want it. This I’m creating movies. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 14 Dress Code By Aubrey Thomas code was almost an 180º flip, from the “very conservative” style of the through the Ages I t is followed by many, and bro- ken by quite a few. It’s often viewed as unreasonable, unfair, mid 1800’s. Now female students were al- lowed to wear “appropriate Ber- and just plain annoying. muda shorts” and no longer were That “it” can only be one they confined to the stifling hot thing...Dress Code! apparel of the conservative age. Many students have broken Even to this day students are dress code more than once, but expected to follow the enforced what about students from previ- attire policy. According to Ms. Omo ous years? Years in which students “Punahou always had a standard wore pleated skirts, bell bottom expectation for how they dressed pants, and the infamous poodle for school.” skirt. She also said “this is a learn- From the time Punahou began ing environment. Punahou was admitting both male and female and still is a business for learning.” students, there was a dress code Much like a business, there are in place to help the students as stringent rules students and teach- well as teachers. ers must follow. Yes. Even teachers had a dress However a survey taken from code, and they still do. the Ka Punahou newspaper (circa. Years ago, boys were only al- 1974) revealed that most students lowed to wear “long pants and from those times (for the most long sleeved shirts” and girls part) thought that the dress code were only permitted to wear long should remain “as is”—an attitude non-form-fitting dresses, which almost foreign to today’s times. covered them from neck to feet. So what brought on this newer, Girls couldn’t wear anything that more strict dress code? showed their ankles, wrists, or col- The new dress code that be- larbones. came prominent a few years ago According to Ms. Kylie Omo, ar- resulted from a progression of chivist for Cooke Library, “religion years of ideas, meetings, and col- influenced the dress code greatly. laborative thoughts from students, Since Punahou was a school estab- teachers and faculty alike. lished for missionary children, they Some might say there is even were greatly influenced, in every a link between how a student aspect of their lives, including dresses and behavior and academ- dress and attire.” ic success. So it actually helps you Almost 120 years later, dress in the long run with school. Chinese By Malia Staab Monkey, Rooster, Dog and last the Boar or Pig. New Year D id you know that the Chinese New Year is not on January 1st? It isn’t even on the same day Therefore those of us who are Rats have lived through a whole zodiac cycle of twelve years, the each year. next time it is a rat year, we will be Last year it was on February twenty-four! 18th and this year it is on Febru- Rats are said to be imagina- ary 7th. tive, charming and generous to The Chinese New Year and the ones they love. They are also their calendar are different said to be forthright, honest and from ours. It follows the cycles easy to get along with. They are of the moon, therefore some supposed to have sharp mental times called the Lunar New powers, but can be self-absorbed Year. too. They are good writers, critics Our year follows the move- and publicists. ment of the sun. The month leading up the Chi- Chinese New Year is the big- nese New Year is a very busy time gest Chinese celebration. They of the year, with families leaving do not celebrate Christmas, the big cities where they work which is a normal school day back to the countryside to see to them. They don’t celebrate their family. our New Year much, but on Some of them left their children their New Years they go all out with other family members when with fireworks on every corner. they work in the cities, or haven’t They start to celebrate seen their children for almost a with firecrackers early in the year! Since most stores and busi- day and there is no school all nesses are closed for a month, around China and giant fire- many families also use this time to crackers go off all around you. travel, to see important sights. This Feb. 7th starts the Year Chinese New Year’s Eve is even of the Rat, and for most students noisier than ours; there is much in sixth grade it will be their 12th more smoke and since the air is birthday this year, and they are already polluted in the cities, the rats. air is just awful. The Year of the Rat is the first The fireworks are splendid in the twelve-year cycle of the Chi- though and very close; colors nese zodiac, followed by the Year shooting everywhere and people of the Ox and then Tiger, Rabbit, visiting each other with presents. Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, It is a magical time of the year. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 15 Wacky By Joylen Nakagawa Basically, this is a day to dress up your pet. Don’t try this on your Holidays M ost people only know about a few holidays in January. For instance, there’s Martin goldfish; a goldfish is really hard to dress up! January 17th • Ditch Your New Luther King, Jr. Day on the 21st. Year’s Resolutions Day And of course, there’s always New That’s self-explanatory. What Year’s Day (New Year’s Eve is in took you so long? December of the prior year.) January 20th • Penguin The ones that do not appear Awareness Day on calendars do not become very To celebrate Penguin Awareness famous. But if you do know about Day, why not watch one of the them, you know that these are not recent penguin movies, like Surf’s your ordinary holidays. Up, Happy Feet, or March of the Here are a few: Penguins. Also, you should dress January 2nd • Run up the up in black & white. Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes January 21st • Squirrel Appre- Day ciation Day This day is for being creative Why should penguins have all and finding new ideas and con- the fun? Get a little squirrelly! cepts to test out. The phrase itself January 27th • Chocolate Cake is an expression often used in Day advertising. We don’t know the origin of this January 9th • Play God Day holiday, but we don’t care. We No one seems to know what should eat cake! this day is about, but you can do January 28th • Fun at Work Did you dress up your puppy on something that will help someone. Day Jan. 14? January 11th • Step in a Pud- It’s a day, not only to get your dle and Splash Your Friends Day work done, but to have fun doing This must be a day that people it. So don’t cry over your home- who live in warmer climates, like work today; instead, you should Hawaii, have to celebrate. In the go back to eating chocolate cake! North, there’s probably more ice Do not worry these holidays are than puddles. completely real. You can find out January 12th • Feast of Fabu- more by going to www.holidayin- lous Wild Men Day sights.com/moreholidays/january. We don’t want to know what htm. this day is about! So remember, the holidays on January 14th • Dress Up Your your calendar are not the only Pet Day ones you can celebrate. Valentine’s Day By Megan Lau in the United States. It has been customary to give History T here are many different histo- ries of Valentine’s Day. My favorite one tells of when St. flowers on Valentine’s Day. Flowers are the most popular gift given on Valentine’s Day. Valentine was waiting in jail to be The most common flower given executed. on Valentine’s Day is roses, espe- Valentine started talking to his cially pink or red. Roses are the jailer, Asterius, and found that he symbol of love since the Victorian had blind daughter. times. Roses stared becoming Valentine asked if he could popular because red roses were heal his daughter. Luckily, Venus the Roman goddess of love he did. favorite flower. Before he was execut- There are many different kinds ed, he asked if he could of roses, each meaning something write a farewell letter else. White roses mean truth, in- to her and signed it nocence, and silence. White roses “From Your Valentine.” are meant to say “I Miss You.” From then on every- White roses are used in weddings one signed letters just and also in funerals. like he did. Yellow roses mean friendship, Another story about joy, and hope. Sometimes they are Valentine’s Day is that used to say “Let’s Be Friends.” If it came because young you want to have a long roman- Roman boys and girls were tic relationship, don’t send yellow kept separated. But, one of the roses. customs was that on the festival of Pink roses are also used a lot in Lupercalia, the names of the girls Valentine’s Day. There also used to were written down and the put in say “Thank You,” “You’re So Kind.” a jar. On Valentine’s Day peach roses Then the boys would go around convey a message of excitement. and pick a name out of the jar. Sometimes they are used to ex- They would spend one full year press appreciation, gratitude, or with the girls and then marry sympathy. them. Lilac Roses show that the Here are some statics on Val- sender has had love at first sight. entine’s Day: 188 million cards Coral roses show desire with their are exchanged, 1,241 of locations passionate color. producing chocolate and cocoa Dead roses clearly convey, “It’s products, and 28,772 jewelry store Over!” February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 16 Be Green: By Nina Oishi able plastic containers and don’t throw them away—that way, at It’s Easier E verywhere you look these days, you see things home, you can wash the contain- ers and use them again and again. than It Seems that remind you of Punahou’s Sustainability goal. From the post- Don’t throw away those empty water bottles. There are many ers to Buff + Blue = Green banner water fountains all over campus, outside Punahou’s main gates to so instead of throwing your bottle the eco-friendly design of away you can instead fill it up Case Middle School, you there instead. can see that our school is Another great, easy way to trying its best to be envi- help the environment is carpool- ronmentally friendly. ing. If you have a friend who lives But even though the nearby, you can go to school in the school is making a big same car... and your parents will difference in trying to be love the fact they have to pay less green, as students we for gas and you get to talk with need to help too. It may your friend all the way to school. seem like a huge job to Plus, make sure your teacher change the world’s condi- turns off the lights when your class tions, but there are so leaves the classrooms...this saves many small things that you energy, too. can do... it’s easier than it But even if you already know seems. about all these ways to be greener, Take a look around the don’t forget to tell your friends. cafeteria: it’s a great place Imagine how much less trash and to begin. For starters, energy Punahou will be having or instead of using paper or using if everyone tries their best to plastic bags to carry your be more environmentally friendly. home lunch, use reusable And while you’re at it, look cloth bags. You can buy around. Maybe you’ll be the one stylish insulated lunch bags to pioneer a brand-new green at stores—much better scheme that makes your world than brown paper. a better place. Remember, being Put your lunch in reus- green is easier than it seems. The Wii: Fun Game or By Scout Shutter & Kenny Yamashita PS3 may be catching up. But still remains our question: Dangerous Weapon? T he Wii is the new interactive video game that has been out since Nov. 19, 2006. is the Wii a fun game or dangerous weapon? Let’s turn to the experts for this By Dec. 16, 2007, before Christ- one. Some say that soon Nintendo mas last year, Nintendo sold over will be sued for the Wii being too 981,000 copies of the Wii making dangerous. it nearly impossible to get as a Here is a story that was posted Christmas present. on a forum. A gamer claimed that Since its release it has also when he and his friends were play- broken many TVs, lights, fans, ing the Wii, they played it almost and walls. nonstop for 24 hours. Is it a fun game or dan- Then, while playing a game of gerous weapon? bowling on Wii Sports, the gamer’s Without using the wrist friend wound up to roll his ball strap, the Wii remote can and felt the controller slip from his easily fly off your wrist hands. Instead of the strap pre- and hit a TV, light, wall. venting the controller from flying, It can also injure it snapped. the user or the user’s After this story, some gamers partner. responded saying that this would Games like “Wii be the end of the Wii and that Sports” and “Cooking Nintendo had take these accidents Mama” are the most into consideration. deadly. One expert on techkills.com Analysts say that responded to this accident saying the interactive Wii is so that Nintendo didn’t make their popular because it allows products fool-proof and the Wii players to get up and remote didn’t break the TV, the right into the action of the friend did. He believes that this game. issue will have no effect on Wii As you might know sales. Nintendo can’t be held liable already, the Wii remote lets you over game actions. control the moves of your charac- So there we have it, the Wii ter on screen in real-time. found to be a fun game and not a The Wii also lets you create dangerous weapon. But next time your own character or “Mii” to look when playing with your friend, like yourself in the game. You edit make sure you wear the wrist everything about your Mii from strap before you find yourself buy- the color of the hair to the type of ing them a new TV. eyebrows. Check out some of the videos The Nintendo Wii remains the online (PDF version only): leader of the next generation gam- Video 1 ing console sales, while the Sony Video 2 February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 17 The iBook and By Carole Kau & Joanna Lee iTunes also includes a shuffle feature where you can shuffle Its Features O n the 21st of July in the year 1999, the Apple Computer company (now just Apple) brought all your songs into a completely random order, so the order of the songs can be changed whenever forth a new kind of invention. Their you want. idea of a better, smaller, and more Despite all these cool and useful efficient laptop was brought to life. laptop programs, the one program Laptop users all around the suite used constantly by students world were given even more fea- is Microsoft Office. tures than before. Microsoft Office comes with a It was the iBook. bunch of different programs for With its 50 watt-hour-rated six students to make their projects. lithium-ion cells, the iBook pro- One is Microsoft PowerPoint. vided up to six hours of operation. This is where you can make slide And its built-in microphone was shows and presentations. useful for recording. But these are And don’t forget Microsoft not the only features the iBook Entourage: great for email and has, there are much more. calendars and appointments and People all around the world love practically everything you need. the iBook and its great features. Another one is Microsoft Excel. Many even prefer the iBook to This one lets you organize your the HP laptop from the Hewlett- information, which is most useful Packard company that also sells for making tables and graphs. computers. Another one, and the most Here used program of Microsoft Office is we have Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word is a quote great for writing documents, book from a reports, stories, and much more. blog and Punahou pays a special fee to the person’s opinion about Microsoft that allows Office to be the iBook used on all machines at the school. From “PassTheLoot”: I would As you can see, the iBook sell my hp laptop and throw in has proven to be very popular a scanner/printer and a ton of in some schools, and it just so software for one. Anyone want to happens that Punahou School trade ??? started using iBooks as learn- Literally, that mostly says it all. ing tools for students in the year The iBook is also very popular 2000 for its 4th grade pilot lap- with schools as learning tools for top program. students. Not only is it useful for Here we have a few words from finding information for research, Mr. Tedd Landgraf as he expresses but the laptop’s programs can be his opinion of the iBook as a learn- used for student projects. These ing tool. include Safari, GarageBand and “I believe the laptop is a won- iTunes. These programs are also derful learning tool for students the most popular, and the most because it connects students to in- used by student laptop users. formation, helps them process and Let’s talk about them, shall we? understand it, and gives them the Safari on the iBook became the ability to demonstrate their knowl- most used internet browser next edge and facilitate the creative to the Internet Explorer some time process through multimedia,” Mr. ago. It has an search field in its Landgraf said. window’s upper right-hand corner As you can see, the iBook is a that lets you look for information great laptop with cool features and straight from Google. tons of cool things to do on it. But You just type what you want, wait until you see the greater in- and it automatically searches it. vention that came after the iBook And another feature of Safari is in our next part of our article. its bookmarks folder. It’s great for Five years after the iBook was organizing and placing sites that brought into the world, a new type you want to save so you can refer of invention was made. to it again for homework. In the year 2006, the MacBook, GarageBand is another one and later, its brother, the MacBook of Apple’s ingenious inventions. Pro, was introduced to all laptop Its great feature lets you record users around the world. This new your voice, music, or whatever laptop was flatter, longer, wider, you want to record. And you can and with even more upgraded modify the recorded sound with features that left everyone flabber- the “vocal transformer.” This lets gasted. It overwhelms us with its you change your voice to whatever new technology. you desire. Let’s talk about these new fea- You can even change your voice tures, shall we? to a male or female voice. Top of the list: a new 13.3 GarageBand is great for mak- inch glossy screen, plus a built in ing podcasts and other cool school camera to take pictures of yourself projects. wherever you may be. And let’s not forget iTunes. It It has a new, powerful, 250GB became, without a doubt, the hard drive. It is powerful, with an greatest and most popular com- Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a puter music player of all times. speed 2.2GHz. Every computer has It lets you copy your music from a performance of 4MB and shared your CDs onto your computer. And L2 cache. it also lets you shop on the iTunes In addition to this, every Mac- store for only a dollar a song. …continued on page 18 February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 18 One Way or By Mahina Husain as rich as people in Hawaii. There, it is not unusual to have servants. Another of I was recently in Pakistan so these differences and similari- Also, instead of having grocery stores like Star Market, Safeway Pakistan ties are fresh on my mind. I was also there when Benazir and Times, they have people on the streets selling things when Bhutto got assassinated. For me it people stop at traffic lights. They was two days spent hiding in the have other grocery stores that house and watching TV. don’t have fresh food. For others it was time Also, here there are no camels to go out and start roaming around the beach but riots. there are camels roaming around Living the beaches in Pakistan. If you go there, you notice to the beach, you will see camels many differences. and horses that you can ride. For instance, if you Now that you know the dif- wanted to catch a bus here ferences you should think of the in Hawaii, you go to the bus similarities. stop. To get off, you ring the bell. Both Pakistan and the U.S. In Pakistan, if you want to get have presidents. The president of on a bus, you wave your hand Pakistan is President Musharraf. in the middle of the road, jump In Pakistan President Mushar- on the bus and hand a guy your raf is now unpopular and in the money. When you want to get of U.S. President Bush is relatively you wait until the bus has slowed unpopular according to Google. down and you jump. Another thing that is the same The differences between Pakistan Some other differences are the is that both places have social and Hawaii are numerous, size people who live in your house. clubs. included. Pakistan is 880,940 km2 Here most people have just family If you have ever been to the while Hawaii’s land area is just or maybe a nanny or a renter. Pacific Club or the Honolulu Club, 29,311 km2. But in Pakistan, you would have you would know kind of club the a cook, sweeper, duster, driver Sind Club is like. and if you have an older person in The Sind Club has a pool, fit- your house, you would probably ness center, tennis and squash have two or three people to take courts. Like most social clubs in care of him or her. Hawaii, you must be a member to We would probably think people come in. in Pakistan must be very rich to So here are some similarities have all those servants. Well there and differences. I hope you got a are not that many people who are look into Pakistan and its culture. Book comes with “iLife ‘08.” As we MacBook just as much? talked about earlier in the article, “I love it.” said Mr. Tedd 4The iBook and its features Apple’s programs are amazing by Landgraf, Tech Resource Teacher. …continued from page 17 themselves. But what happens “It’s an even faster computer than when you twist them, and shape the iBook that allows me to do them to something else? whatever I need or want to do bet- The new feature in iPhoto? ter and faster.” Making calendars, and cards, out The MacBook and iBook are of your photos. You can also show identical on the outside, all except off your pictures in a slide for the wider screen on the Mac- show. Book, which is also thinner. But, This cool new upgrade just like with people, you have to can even organize your look inside to find the difference. photos depending on The MacBook is made out of a what day you took them. more advanced material than the Last but not least on our iBook. favorite news on iLife, iMovie. You In the future, we hope to type have ten new animated themes. If by speaking, rather than using our you haven’t used these fingers. For instance, you could before, you’ll be sur- say words, and they could appear prised how much they on the screen as you type. add. They’ve made iMovie As of now, a modern keyboard respond faster to every click, hinders laptop redesign, as without and made your DVDs hold more it, we could probably make tiny quality. little laptops. GarageBand has also been Right now however, we look for- given a new look. You can now see ward to seeing more of the Mac- the instruments play on a virtual Book, as it’s been predicted to stay stage.Another mind-boggling new around to the future. feature takes picture taking to a The MacBook itself costs $1099 new level. Featuring: Photo Booth. dollars. The MacBook Pro comes With its tons of cool picture ef- with everything above and more, fects, it makes picture taking fun- but costs $2000 dollars. nier than ever. And it’s also easy to Expensive? Maybe. But was it operate so anyone can use it, even worthwhile? The people at Apple without an instruction guide. think so. Our friends have often spent If you want one of these tech- half an hour sitting in front of our nological wonders, you’ll have to laptop, making funny faces. We wait. Only the new students get enjoyed it, but do others enjoy the them. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 19 BaKawk! By Maile Blume only get chicken pox once in their lives, it is possible to get it twice. The Chicken M ust...not...itch! Voices of kids everywhere repeat the say- Chicken pox is much worse to get if you are an adult bringing Pox Returns! ing, though resisting the itchy red bumps that are the chicken pox is another disease called shingles. Shingles starts with red bumps, very difficult. but unlike chicken pox, it doesn’t This virus has been going stop there. around Punahou lately, and Bumps become blisters that though it is hard to track down can burn, and these blisters form where someone may have got- rashes all over your body. ten it, there are ways to ease The rashes go away in about a the itch. week, but the pain can last for up 1. Calamine lotion—this to 3 months. lotion not only eases your itch, it The good news is that you can makes the bumps crest only get it if you are over 50 years faster and therefore stops old (or bad news, if you’re old!) them in their tracks. If you are recovering from 2. A baking soda or chicken pox, you should not return oatmeal bath—though to school no matter how much you this sounds rather odd, are dying to, unless your bumps it really does soothe have crested or they are starting your skin. to go away. 3. Benadryl—a pill Be patient with yourself, your that helps you become pox will soon be disappearing. less itchy, very helpful Keep yourself clean and don’t when trying to sleep. share food or drinks with anyone. Chicken pox can be a Chicken pox has a reputation for Graphic from pain, but it usually only lasts a being extremely contagious, you sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com/photos/illustrations/ week. And although most people know! Trivia Facts and By Jackie Thomas dren in Mali spend only two years in school. Sadly more than half of Interesting Statistics T rivia is popular all over the world. People somehow enjoy being tested on random facts in a them start working between the ages of 10 and 14. Money: A dime has 118 ridges short amount of time. Trivia is a on it. Dollar bills are made out great way to learn something new of cotton not paper, (that’s why and test the far regions of your money doesn’t dissolve when it’s memory. in your jeans in the washing ma- Interesting facts can chine.) be a good “uncomfort- Russia and the USA: Russia able silence filler” when has about twice as many judges you have nothing to say. and magistrates as the USA. Sur- Random facts can come in prisingly though the United States handy anytime anywhere. has eight times as much crime. Expand your repertoire Sharks: All of you ocean people of knowledge and test should pay attention to this one. your memory with the It turns out that besides a sharp interesting facts below. sense of smell, sharks also have Six degrees of Sepa- extremely good hearing. Sharks ration: It turns out can detect sounds a lot lower than that it really is a small humans can. Some sharks can world after all. Not many hear sounds more than 700 feet people know of the Six away. Some scientist believes that Degrees of Separation hearing is the first sense a shark theory. In that theory uses when detecting its prey. (So every single person on basically don’t be splashing a lot in our planet is connected the water.) by no more than six people. For Paper: When you recycle one example, if your sister’s friend’s ton of paper you save: 17 trees, cousin’s teacher knows the Queen 6,953 gallons of water, 463 gallons of England then you are only four of oil, 587 pounds of air pollution, “degrees” away from knowing the 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space, Queen of England. and 4077 kilowatt hours of energy. Love: Sometimes you see Its pretty amazing what a little bit couples that look a lot like each of recycling can do. other, almost looking like brother Memory: When your teachers and sister. Scientists at the Uni- tell you review materials as often versity of Liverpool have done test as possible, the truth is that helps on why this is. Participants in an nothing. The truth is frequent experiment were given a number repetition of learning materials is of digitally altered images of hu- a waste of time; it also keeps you man faces, 200 of them were more from getting an effectively strong attracted to the faces with the memory. The best way to memo- features they found most like their rize and build long-term memory is own or their family members. to review your material in a certain Education: Sometimes we re- determined moments of time. ally take advantage of our learning In conclusion, I suppose the opportunity. Before you judge your saying is true, you learn some- own situation compare it…the chil- thing new everyday. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 20 Horsing Review by Kenneth Li He found the egg on the ground and some animal had escaped Around H ave any of you people seen this movie? Well, I think it was a good movie and you should the egg. He looked around and saw a little figure running around the place breaking many jars and try to see it. bottles along the way. The strange story begins in He went outside where it was Scotland with an old man telling a raining and saw the creature. boy and girl a story. The real story It was a small creature that was begins back in WWII Scotland with bluish gray and had something on a young boy named Angus Mac- its head like horns, ears, or anten- Morrow on a beach. nas. Angus was a boy who was fas- He went to the main house to cinated by the sea, though he was fetch a potato and chopped up the always afraid of the water, thinking potato to feed to the creature. At that he would drown. first the creature was wary but it Angus loved collecting seashells gave in and ate the potato. as he remembered his father who As it turned, Angus noticed a told him that in the seashells, cut on its back and went to give it there was power. a band-aid. Unknown to Angus at that time, There still is a lot more but to his father had died in a shipwreck, get to interesting parts, we have as his father was a soldier. to skip ahead. Angus then found a “rock” that After Angus names the creature was covered with seaweed and Crusoe, he meets Lewis, the new moss. servant who tells Angus that Cru- Angus brought the rock home soe is a “bloody water horse” and into his father’s workshop and tells Angus a legend about a past he washed the “rock” and found water horse, how only one could something blue covered in the exist at a time, and how it could moss and seaweed so he got a grow 12 feet a day. knife and pried off the moss and After Crusoe grows too big, they found a blue egg. He left the egg release “him” (it’s actually male on a counter and left to help his and female) into the loch. mom. Then when military bombed the He then noticed military arriv- loch as a test run, things changed. ing and had wondered if his dad Will Crusoe survive? was there. The military apparently What will happen to Angus, and needed to secure the loch from who is the old man telling this German submarines. They chose story? to stay in Angus’ house, as his This movie is rated PG and house was actually a mansion. it’s great to watch with family, After helping the soldiers, he just make sure that the young- went to sleep until he remembered est person can stand mildly scary the egg. features. Harry Potter Review by Byeong Yun Kim for Harry to hold his meetings of Dumbledore’s Army. But in the on DVD O ne of the awesome mov- ies that came out last year, Harry Potter and the Order of the movie, Neville finds the Room of Requirement. Also, when Harry was battling Phoenix, came to theaters in July the Death Eaters, Dumbledore 13, 2007. There are many reasons came and fought Voldemort. He why people liked this movie, and wrapped a giant fire snake of they are written below. Voldemort’s in a circling globe of The first water and made a shield to protect reason is that Harry from Voldemort’s spells. the book of this But in the book, it said that movie was well while Dumbledore was rescuing written. This Harry from Voldemort’s spells, book was better Voldemort cast a killing spell on than other Harry Dumbledore and Dumbledore’s Potter books and phoenix, Fawkes, sacrificed itself this made the for Dumbledore. Since Fawkes is a movie fun and phoenix, it’s immortal. fantastic. So this is where the producers The producers did a good job in replacing some also did a good scenes from the book with the job on not mak- ones in the movie. ing the movie Another reason is that the com- too long. This is puter graphics and the music were because the book really awesome. was the longest The spells that the people cast book in the Harry in the movies were of superior Potter series quality of graphics. There were (870 pages). various colors of spell ranging from But some of the things that red to green. were taken out were important. Also, the Patronus charm that For example, in the book a house the students were practicing in elf name Dobby finds a place the Room of Requirement was way called the Room of Requirement …continued on page 24 February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 21 The Right Rat Review by Kyra Ing & Kc Lee Paris and when he was looking around, he had found Gusteau’s at the Right Time O n June 29, 2007, the cutest rat movie ever was released in theaters. restaurant. There, he meets a gar- bage boy named Linguini. A little rat named Remy loves to cook and becoming a famous chef is his life long dream. Unfortunately, his father is the leader of “You must not let their clan and once he found out that Remy had a highly anyone define you developed sense of taste and smell, he no matter where wanted his son to have the job of poi- son inspector. you come from. But even though he knew his father Your only limit wouldn’t approve and knowing that he is is your soul” only a rat, didn’t hold Remy back from ac- complishing his goal. While Remy was fixing one of —Auguste Gusteau Remy’s idol, chef Auguste the soups in the kitchen, Linguini Gusteau, keeps Remy’s hopes up found him and discovers Remy’s high with his famous quote, “You special talent, cooking. must not let anyone define you no Together, they figure out a way matter where you come from. Your Remy can control Linguini to cook only limit is your soul. What I say Remy’s dishes and together they is true. Anyone can cook. Only the create some of the best dishes Au- fearless can be great.” guste’s restaurant has ever had. With the inspiration of Auguste Kyra and I have learned that, Gusteau, every day Remy secretly with a big dream, a lot of believing, goes into the kitchen of an elderly and a little of luck you just might lady’s home and grabs ingredient get what you’ve always wished for. to make his food tastier. Ratatouille is on DVD, and in But Remy was soon separated stores now! Buy it and see that from his family, when he was care- anyone can become a chef. less and was seen by the elderly The DVD has deleted scenes, lady. a small animated show of “Your He was lost in the drains of Friend The Rat” and much more. Movie Reviews: Reviews by Natalie Moore & Juleen Wong action, but the actors were just as good. National Treasure 2 J: Would you recommend this and Enchanted N icholas Cage entertained audiences all over the country with his stunning performance in movie to others? N: I would recommend this movie to other people, especially National Treasure. anyone who has seen the first He just came back to the big National Treasure movie. It was screen to film a sequel, National a great sequel, and it kept me on Treasure 2: Book of the edge of my seat the whole Secrets. Juleen inter- time. viewed Natalie about Natalie then interviewed Juleen the movie: about Enchanted: J: How would you N: What did you think about the describe the movie? movie? N: I would say J: It was pretty good. It was that it was very good. funny, too. It was interesting to There were several see how they turned a fairy-tale to suspenseful moments real life. throughout the N: Was it like a standard fairy- movie. Also, it was tale, with a happy ending and all? very interesting to J: No, because it was in real see how all the clues life, modern day situations. It still fit together, and to had a few fairy-tale elements, like watch the characters a beautiful princess and a hand- decipher them. some prince. And, of course, a J: Can you make a “bad guy.” quick comparison of N: Would you recommend it to the original? other people? N: Well, in the first movie we J: Yes, because it is very funny were learning about the charac- and it’s great to watch. It’s like ters. It was a good lead-off to the a twisted fairy-tale. It was also a sequel, in which we are introduced good story, and it was pretty inter- to Ben’s mother, and his great- esting. I think most people would great-grandfather. It had more like it. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 22 A Frightful Scare for Review by Jamie Chan & Selena Montania airborne and contact strains. As the plague spreads, the gov- Every Movie Lover ernment orders Manhattan to be T he movie I am Legend, on the whole, was a great thriller. The effects of the movie were outstand- locked down, with only the unin- fected being allowed to leave. There is an air of panic as the ing, but the plot was a bit of a uninfected try to evacuate, Robert disappointment. Neville being one of them, attempt- The setting takes place in New ing to lead his family to safety out York City, in 2012. Actor Will of the city, but eventually, everyone Smith portrays the main char- that he knows will be dead. acter, Doctor Robert Neville. So in 2012, after all of this has In the movie, Robert happened, Robert Neville is deter- Neville gets up every morn- mined to find a cure for the man ing, eats breakfast, exercises, made virus. The charm and bravery listens to music, and also that Smith carries around with his takes his dog Sam out to a character throughout the movie, walk while he gathers supplies draws the audience in every detail for living conditions. of every scene. As far as Robert knows, Robert knows that he is immune himself and Sam, a German to the virus, although he doesn’t Shepherd, are the only living know why. beings on the planet. This He has a lab in the basement knowledge implies that Smith of his house where he tests vari- will have a tough time acting ous strains, which, by the way is a Man’s best friend is his dog, for alone, that maybe the movie isn’t breed, stock, or variety of an animal Will Smith in the thriller, I Am what we thought it to be, but Smith or plant developed by breeding, and Legend. does a great job anyway as a one also tests solutions of his blood on stage man. infected rats. At night, strange mutated crea- He only hopes he can start test- tures surround Sam and Smith, the ing on humans, to move one-step infected’s regular routine being to closer to curing the mutants… come out of barren buildings and Although we did not like this search for victims. He and Sam are movie very much, you might have the only survivors left in Manhattan, a different say. The movie didn’t and have been living alone now for have a real plot to it, but gave us a three years. frequent scare every now and then. In the beginning of the movie, The effects of the movie were a clip or recording from 2009 runs, great, and very realistic. Overall, for showing a scientist named Dr. Krip- those who like Sci-Fi-Action-Thriller per (Emma Thompson) discovering movies, then we would definitely a cure for cancer. But, instead of recommend this movie to you. curing people, the virus has effect to But for those who are easily mutate humans into a strange form, scared, you might just want to stick killing off millions of people with its to Alvin and the Chipmunks. The Lovable Review by Sienna Aczon & Katherine Lee Right out of the blue, a breath- takingly horrible thing happened; a P.S. I Love You death that will never be forgotten. A re you a sucker for love sto- ries, sad stories, or romanc- es? If you love excitement, riveting Holly’s husband Gerry passed away. He was a perfectly fine man, until his brain tumor came… His suspense, and a happy ending, go life, and Holly’s, went downhill and see P.S. I Love You! from there. It’s a heart-warming, mixed- Gerry knew that his death was up love story that starts not a punishment for bad behavior with a twist, but ends with but the start of an adventure for wonders of life, and the his wife and her two best friends, ultimate question… “What Denise Hennessey (Lisa Kudrow), are you doing with your and Sharon McCarthy (Gina Ger- own life?” shon). Are you living life to the Many months after Gerry’s fullest or scared to be free? death, Holly still found herself This movie will share with sulking over the fact that her hus- you the ups and downs of band was gone. a relationship. On the day of her 30th birthday, The movie starts out a surprise arrives, one that no one as a romance between would have ever suspected. two lovers, Holly Kennedy At first, Holly, dumbfounded and (Hilary Swank) and Gerry speechless, thought that it was Kennedy (Gerard Butler). a set-up from one of her friends. Everyone knew them as Holly didn’t know that this present Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank in the ultimate couple with love and would change her life forever… P.S. I Love You. passion. The movie concludes with an Sometimes they fought, what unexpected twist that would shock kind of couple doesn’t? But they anyone. resolved their problems over hav- All in all, it was a tremendous ing children, buying a new home movie filled with love, adventure, and more worries that couldn’t and may leave you in tears. This is break the love that they had for a perfect date movie for you and each other. your loved one. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 23 Book Review: Review by Damon Clark The contest started, and both boys dashed off. On My Honor I am doing a book review on the Newbery award book called On My Honor by Marian Dane Bower. Joel did pretty well for the first half while Tony was grunting and struggling. The rest of the time It’s about two boys named Joel Joel didn’t see Tony at all; he and Tony. They were going to go planned to apologize to him when to a park about 10 miles away, on the race was over. bikes, and Joel promised his dad Joel reached for the sandbar, “I they will go nowhere else. Win!” He looked back for Tony but But Tony, being outgoing and saw no one. He screamed for Tony daring, as usual, decided to go but saw nothing. Tony, he thought down to a river near the path was playing a prank. when it got hot. (Tony actually Joel yelled “TONY!!!! If you planned to free-climb Starved Rock mess with my clothes…!” Cliff, which was in the park.) But Joel saw his clothes right But it was the Vermillion River. where he had dropped them. No It was known for its flash floods, cars were on the road: everyone raging waters, whirlpools and sink knew that the Vermillion River was holes. It was a dangerous rushing forbidden. Nothing and no one void even for pro swimmers, and was allowed in the river. Joel got they were just two kids. out and looked for Tony… nothing. Joel tried to stop Tony but he Then he found Tony’s clothes right dashed downhill for the river. He where they’d been left. even left Joel’s bike on the open Even Tony, the prankster that road. Joel carefully hid Tony’s he was, would never play a prank bike—Tony had switched bikes without his clothes on. with him, because Joel’s was more Then Joel got worried. He dived flashy. (Tony had a gray, hand-me- in for Tony, searched everywhere down bike). for him. He went past the sandbar, Joel, knowing that there was no his lungs bursting … nothing. way to talk Tony out of it, decided He inhaled the sweet oxygen, as to join him. he came onto shore. Joel got into the bloody red wa- Tony had drowned in the river. ter with Tony. Joel threw up, and tried to think… After a bit of fighting, yelling he threw up again. and something about Tony’s mom Joel tried to get dressed and being useless, Joel proposed a threw up. downstream race to a sandbar After he got dressed, he walked about a hundred feet away. up the hill to possible help. The Honolulu By Kelly Langeslay & Olivia Barahal had its triumphs for Barahal. “My favorite years were prob- Marathon: An Interview O n December 11th, on the eve of the legendary Honolulu ably in the 80s when I was training with Ibrahim Hussein. We ran and with the President Marathon, the CMS Courier inter- trained together and he broke the viewed Honolulu Marathon Asso- course record back when he was ciation president, Dr. Jim Barahal. running the marathon, with 2:15,” Dr. Barahal has been president Barahal said. “Also, one of my of the Marathon for 20 years, and memorable experiences was my in that time the Mara- first year at the Marathon. No one thon has tripled in size thought I could do it but it ended and earned over 1 up very successful.” billion dollars for the The morning after the interview, state’s economy. at Kapiolani Park, the first finishers Two years ago, he were coming in. was inducted into the People crossing the finish line Marathon Hall of Fame. were greeted by their family and When we asked him friends. how he made it into the Some people crossing the finish Hall of Fame he replied line were even in costumes. with a wink, “I’m the Wheel-chair contestants, too, president. I can induct rolled across the finish line. myself into it if I want to.” We also asked Barahal about his worst Marathon experience. “It was 1987,” he replied, “and hundreds of Above, Dr. Jim Barahal, center, runners got food with reporters Olivia, left, and poisoning at the pre-race Kelly, right. At right, some runners dinner and were unable to pose for a shaka shot. run. It had also rained tre- Photos courtesy of Dr. Barahal and AIMS Association mendous amounts that year and the wheel-chair race had to be cancelled.” Despite bad luck that year, the Marathon has also February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 24 Jessica Oda, Our By Leilani Riahi learn,” says Jessica. To prepare for this competi- Own Judo Champ “I felt excited and happy when I won, because I knew that all of my training partners and my tion, Jessica went to Judo practice every day, and all of her hard work finally paid off when she finally teachers helped me train and com- got to journey to Peru, which was pete at my best ability.” —Jessica the greatest benefit of the Judo Oda, sixth grader at Punahou competition. School. Jessica also enjoyed this During the Jita Kyoei competition not only Cuo in Lima, Peru because she won, but on Nov. 3, 2007, because she got to “A value that I Jessica, a Judo competitor, earned train with the U.S. Judo Team, getting a gold metal in to visit Machu Pic- learned is that if her 12 and under chu, and meet- ing a lot of new division. you train or practice While develop- ing as a person friends in Peru. The real impor- and a Judo master, tance of this life- really hard and put Jessica felt like changing adventure this journey, and was that it changed in 110%, something Judo altogether, has altered her life. Jessica Oda’s per- spective on life. great will happen.” Jessica has been practicing Judo since she “My experience in Peru changed my perspec- was six years old, influenced tive on life because I’m more —Jessica Oda by her older brother, Ryan Oda, to thankful for where I live and start training. how lucky I am to go to a great Ever since then, Judo has been school!” Jessica Oda said. her passion, because of not only After all of her efforts, Jes- At right, Jessica Oda. learning about this ancient art, but sica Oda finally came back to the Photo by CMS staff making a lot of friends as well. United States with a gold trophy, While learning something new a smile pasted onto her face, and four times a week, Jessica is de- knowledge about Judo, sportsman- veloping and coming further and ship, and Peru. further throughout this sport. “A value that I learned is that “I can see how far I’ve come if you train or practice really hard over the six years I’ve been doing and put in 110%, something great judo, and there is still so much to will happen,” Jessica said. Martial Arts By Jacquelyn Ho he named it Martial Arts. Today, many forms of Siddhartha Gau- K ung-fu, Judo, Capoeira, and Karate, are all Martial Arts, but found in different parts of the tama’s way of combat are taught to people around the world. Some Martial Arts are uncom- world. mon but known in other parts of Martial Arts are sports using the world: Capoeira (Brazil), Pekiti- various skills. Usually, you use Tirsia Kali, (Philippines) or the Martial Arts for defense. Krav Maga. Siddhartha Gautama, a prince Although there are probably that was brought up at Nepal, many lesser-known Martial Arts, Lumbini. He was taught the ways you can learn all the well-known of a warrior so he could grow up to ones. There are even classes at be a strong and powerful king. He Punahou that teach Martial Arts. eventually became the Buddha. There are many professors or Siddhartha needed some form instructors that are masters at the of excises to keep him in shape Art. Learning exercises that keep and defend himself in open combat you in shape but at the same time with no weapons. When he de- teach you how to defend yourself veloped this new way of combat, is a wonderful pass-time activity. better than the Patronus charms in movie when the situations became the third movie. desperate or bad for Harry was 4Harry Potter DVD The shapes of the animals that awe-inspiring. …continued from page 20 the charms took were clearer than Although some of the music in the third movie. sounded like a ghost might pop And the headquarters of the out, it was still fine. Order of the Phoenix coming out of So all of these elements made an apartment was cool and funny this movie, now on DVD, almost as in some ways. great as the book. The firecrackers and the listen- But in general, people should ing ear that Fred and George used read the books first before watch- were very nice ideas from the ing the movies. producers. However, it depends on what The music that came from the you want to do first! February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 25 Aloha Nui Loa, By Maddie Wilson & Gracie Kimura have concerned me. None of those things that concerned me were ad- June Jones O n January 7th, a beloved football coach left O‘ahu heading for the lone dressed in this offer.... “I guess all I can say is that the way my contract talks have been star state (Texas), handled, is kind of the reason I am leaving many disap- tired and why I just need to go. pointed sad and He says it is a generous offer. But, even angry friends it would have meant a lot to me, and fans behind. had this offer come after the bowl Although SMU is game last year or even before the giving June Jones season—or had it come to me as the equivalent of ten late as the Washington game, it million dollars over would have said to me ‘Thanks, a five-year span of June, for a job well done’. time, Coach Jones “There would have been no claims to be leav- negotiating. I probably would have ing because of the signed it and never let it get to inadequate working this point. conditions at the “Hawaii will always have my University of Hawaii. heart and that is why this is so “There’s abso- hard for me but just the fact I am lutely no compari- going to get on that plane to Dal- son,” Jones said in las says it all. June Jones and his Warrior team a joking tone, when “I do not want to go—believe did pretty well this year. asked by the Star-Bulletin about me but it is time to go. Photo or graphic credit goes here why he was leaving. “In Hawaii, “Mahalo, June.” the office that I sat in was the Most people blamed Herman same office that Dick Tomey used Frazier for Jones leaving but Artie in 1986. Even the carpet was the Wilson, one of Jones’ best friends, same.” responded to the letter. Although things at UH weren’t “(The letter’s) gotten out now great, June Jones did love Hawaii. and people are using it for their In a letter written to the Univer- own benefit as a ‘Get Herman’ sity, Coach Jones expressed how thing,” Wilson said. “The worst hard it really was for him to decide part is that it doesn’t help us to to leave Hawaii. keep June.” Here is part of what the letter Although it seems Hawaii War- said about Herman Frazier and the riors finally got to the top, now University: they have to start over with new “It is been very hard the last coach Greg McMackin on hand few days thinking about the deci- and ready to keep UH going sion to leave a place that I love strong. greatly—but you and I have talked All we say now is “Mahalo, June many times about things that Jones.” The Rise and Fall Analysis by Ryan Reyes or also known as Southern Meth- odist University he will be getting of the UH Warriors J ust last year our Hawaii War- riors went 11-3 throughout the paid $2,000,000. However, I think that June Jones Dynasty season. This year we went 12-1 while left UH mostly because of the bud- get that he has to recruit players. playing in the Sugar Bowl against I think that, because if he the Georgia Bulldogs. doesn’t have enough money to In the 2008 Sugar Bowl, Geor- recruit good players, he wouldn’t gia romped over Hawaii 10-41 at have a good team. the end of the game. In one of his quotes, he clearly It left Colt Brennan with tears in stated that his eyes. his future is Some people at Southern say that the Methodist Warriors were University. mismatched Ever since with a better June Jones team, others say decided to that Colt Brennan leave Hawaii wasn’t on his game. to go to SMU, But was this why June Jones left a lot of the good players have also the UH Warriors? left the state. One reason why June Jones Davone Bess left to go to the could have left the Warriors is be- NFL because he heard that he was cause our facilities. going to be a second round draft Another reason why he left pick. is because of the low recruiting Ryan Grice Mullins also left the budget that UH has to attract good Warriors and CJ Hawthorne and players. Jason Rivers had to leave because The last reason why June Jones they were seniors. could have left is because of the Even though our four best re- amount he is getting paid now. ceivers left UH we still hope that Last year he was only getting our Warriors will go undefeated paid $800,000 a year. But at SMU next year. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 26 UH Football: By Josh Jamile, Casey Mark, & A. J. Muth Brennan, along with his receiv- ers Jason Rivers, Davone Bess, Bitter or Sweet? C.J. Hawthorne, and Ryan Grice O utput on this season and the next: bitter or sweet? Many of you recall UH’s season, Mullen, created one of the best offenses. Unfortunately all of those re- how they won game after game to ceivers are leaving. achieve the perfect season. Another loss is that of Coach Many supporters of other foot- June Jones; he recently signed a ball programs argue that the per- five-year contract with SMU. fect season was because of their June Jones led UH to a perfect weak schedule. regular season. After he left, the What they don’t realize is that hunt was on for a new coach. every game brings a risk of losing There were over 30 applications that perfect season. Colt Brennan for new head coach, five of those was the leader of the football team who were recommended by June and was the one who led them to Jones on his departure. the UH’s first perfect season. In the end, Warrior Defensive What about next season Coordinator, Greg McMackin, was though? named the new head coach. LSU Tigers By Michael Dearden The BCS started in 1869 but was not called the Bowl Championship 2007 NCAA C ongratulations to the LSU Tigers for winning the 2007 Series. It was first called The Retro- active Poll Championship. So far in Champions NCAA BCS Championship. They are the first team to win college football history there have been four names for the BCS. The twice in five years.Their opponent, others have been APNC (AP Nation- the Ohio State Buckeyes, have lost al Champions), CNC (Consensus twice in two years despite being National Championship), and BCS ranked number one in the nation. (Bowl National Championship). Last year, the #2 Florida Ga- In 1869, Princeton won the tors beat Ohio 41-14. This year first NCAA football title. Despite LSU won 38-24, even though Ohio winning the next three titles in State was the favored team. 1870-72-73 (no winner in 1871), They were anything but favored they do not hold the record for as the game was held in New most championship wins. Orleans, Louisiana. LSU is in New That title is held by Norte Dame Orleans so more LSU fans filled up with 17 Championships won. the Superdome, giving Ohio State Who do you think will be the a disadvantage with the crowd. next record holder? School Spirits Essay by Jessica Chang The two kinds of Punahou Spirit shirts are the blue shirt with tiny Rock Punahou B Day. uff and Blue! GO PUNS GO! Every Friday is School Spirit yellow and blue (buff and blue) words that form a bigger buff and blue, and another dark blue buff But not just on Fridays. Ev- and blue shirt with bold blue and ery time there is a game, like a yellow words. football game, soccer game, or Cheerleaders are selling shirts volleyball game, people get in the and pom-poms to get the entire spirit too. school in Punahou spirit. We sing the Punahou Their shirt is white with alma mater and other a cheerleader cheering on cheerful jingles. Punahou the front and back. students chant the At the games, these Punahou chant over and cheerleaders wear out- over again. fits that depict how much Be in the Punahou spirit cheering spirit they put in all day long. See it, hear for the team. it, smell it, taste it, and Carnival is a big part of feel it. school spirit events. The The banner above face painting booth turns the main gates presents into a spirit art designer Buff+Blue=Green, as we celebrate booth every time. Sustainability. The lights, the Variety show, the The spirit inside Punahou School games, and the rides—all contrib- wants to get out and celebrate. ute to the good spirits. Every student in Punahou repre- Join in on the Punahou School sents the Punahou spirit. cheer at pep rallies all through- Students are in Punahou t-shirts out the year. Attending a school and colors: yellow and blue or bet- pep rally will surely get you in a ter known as buff and blue. Punahou mood. Students at a pep rally. These are signature shirts that When Punahou shows its spirit, Photo courtesy of Mrs. Maureen MacLeod are worn whenever practically pos- it shows its power as a school. sible; perhaps a person wears one If you’re part of Punahou, show everyday. that you’re part of Punahou. February 2008 The CMS Courier Page 27 16 - 0 ! By Brian Kim to face the 5-0 Cowboys. People expected a close game, but sur- I f you are kind of person who likes watching American foot- ball, than you know what the New prisingly, the Patriots were able to beat the Cowboys easily in a 48-27 victory. England Patriots did this year. The seventh game was with They were 16-0, undefeated, for the 0-6 Dolphins, and the Patri- the first time since 1972 when ots cruised passed the Dolphins the Dolphins were 18-0 (including 48-29. Eighth week was not a playoffs). challenge either, as they went past When news the Redskins 52-7. reporters asked Later, the Patriots faced another Tom Brady, the unbeaten team in their ninth win. Patriots’ quar- They were to face the 7-0 Colts. terback, about The Colts were the team that had how he feels, beaten the Patriots in 2006 play- he said, “It is offs, shattering many Patriot fans’ great, being hearts. It was a hard victory, but 18-0, but we they managed to win it 24-20 in should always the fourth quarter comeback. concentrate After this, the Patriots got a on the next well-deserved week off, and then game.” the next week, they beat the Bills The Patriots 56-10. The 11th and 12th games started their were hard also, as the Patriots season with won both by only 3 points, both New York Jets, time in fourth quarter comebacks. just rallying (Eagles: 31-28, Ravens: 27-24) over them on However, after those two hard 38-14 win. games, they cruised through the Then they Steelers 34-13. The Jets’ game He’s the man of the hour, Mr. Tom went on to beat (20-10 win) and the Dolphin’s Brady of the New England Patriots. the San Diego Chargers 38-14 game (28-7) game was easy, Photo courtesy of the Internet again in the second week. but the last game, with the Jets, In their third game with the seemed to be challenging, as they Bills, they won, of course, 38-7. In won just by 3, final score of 38-35, fact, they scored 38 points in all again in fourth quarter comeback. three games. In this game, Brady had a The fourth game was played record-breaking 50 touchdown on Monday with the Bengals, and pass, and Randy Moss had record- the Patriots again crushed them in breaking 23 touchdown catches. 34-13 victory. The Patriots also had a great After beating the Browns on post-season, leading them to the 34-17 victory, the Patriots met a Superbowl where they will face the big challenge. The 5-0 Patriots had Giants from neighboring New York. The Top Ten By Nathan Higa be in the BCS bowl game. However, after a convincing win of Next Year T he new AP Football Polls are out, and our beloved UH War- riors went down eight spots. over Darren McFadden’s Arkansas squad (38-7), this bumped Mis- souri ahead of Kansas. The devastating loss in the Sug- However, Kansas made a name ar Bowl dropped Hawaii to number for itself in the Fed Ex Orange 19 in the polls. On the other hand Bowl. Number eight Kansas de- Sugar Bowl opponent Georgia rose feated number 3 Virginia Tech (9 to number 2 in the in polls). polls. Runner up in the National Number 1 Championship, Ohio State in the polls is is now 5th after another now National loss in the National Champions, the Championship game, LSU Tigers, after this time to LSU. defeating the Ohio Pat White’s West State Buckeyes in Virginia squad the National Champi- is Number 6 onship game (38-24). after defeat- The USC Trojans, an- ing now other BCS bowl team, is 3rd number after a convincing win over Illinois 8 Okla- (49-17). homa in The Trojans were number 1 at the the the beginning of the year, but after Fiesta a heart-breaking loss to unranked Bowl Stanford, ended the hopes for a (48-28). National Championship. To round out the Top Ten is Number 4 in the polls is Chase Texas. Texas defeated ASU in their Daniel’s Missouri team. bowl game in convincing fashion Missouri was the highest ranked (52-34). team not in the BCS. That rounds up the end of this This created a big argument on wacky upset season. Maybe there whether Kansas or Missouri should will be more upsets to come.