Inside the publications room, Episode 1: First Feather

By Tara Mie Morisato Behind each newsworthy narrative is another story that most often goes untold — the writer’s. This series will explore narratives from the perspectives of each of the Cougar Connection’s co-editors-in-chief. My endeavor with the Cougar Connection began in sophomore year, with the explosive and premature ending of our football season. After… Read More Inside the publications room, Episode 1: First Feather

Voices of change: an infographic

by Eui Jin Song Every year, public school students from grade 3-12 in Hawaii take the Panorama Student Survey, which gathers student perception data about teaching, learning, and school climate. The survey asks students to rate their school on categories like classroom engagement, classroom climate, and teacher-student relationships. It is used by educators to analyze… Read More Voices of change: an infographic

Kaiser students create non-gender specific court committee

By Ingus Stegis As early as 2013, LGBTQ+ high schoolers nationwide have run for homecoming and prom court positions, and in several instances, won their elections. However, these victories often resulted in controversy, escalating to bullying and harassment in extreme cases.  At Kaiser, this year’s homecoming court included sophomore Neil Frankel, who identifies as a… Read More Kaiser students create non-gender specific court committee

Kaiser’s Campus…5,000 Years Ago

The bell rings, the passing period starts, and it’s time for you to get to your next class. As you walk on the sidewalk, you look around, probably not thinking twice about Kaiser’s campus–and yet, two millennia ago, an extremely biodiverse dryland forest flourished here. Once prominent at low elevations, Hawaii’s dryland forests would have… Read More Kaiser’s Campus…5,000 Years Ago

Border Security: Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings

A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation. These are the words of Ronald Reagan, who served as president of the United States from 1981 to 1989, and they are now being repeated by our incumbent president, Donald Trump. Despite nearly 30 years passing, and with America’s increasing concerns over matters abroad,… Read More Border Security: Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings

Signing day

For many students fielding athletic scholarship offers, the National Letter of Intent (NLI) Signing Day, which took place this year on Nov. 13, is a monumental event. Though the students would have already verbally committed to their schools, signing the NLI makes it official. From Kaiser, Lady Cougar varsity soccer players Madison Mora and Alyssa… Read More Signing day