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  • Polynesian tattoos hold sacredness

    Polynesian tattoos hold sacredness

    Hope Ierome, Reporter

    March 16, 2018

    In the Polynesian culture, tribal tattoos are a very sacred tradition. It tells a story of how a young man or woman matures into a grown adult. In Samoa, we refer to it as the Tatu--Tatau, which means tattoo in Samoan. Seeing people who are not of Polynesian descent with a tribal tattoo is a huge disgr...

    Christina Ta’aga’s (12) uncle inked a tribal tattoo on her leg when she was a sophomore in American Samoa. Tribals are festive designs in the Polynesian culture. “Each intricate pattern and marking holds a unique meaning,” she said.

  • Assault Victims Demand Respect

    Assault Victims Demand Respect

    Kyara Peeples, Reporter

    March 16, 2018

    According to RAINN, 1 in four women and one in six men will be a victim of sexual assault during their lifetime. As shocking as these statistics, what’s even more shocking is that out of ten sexual assault cases, eight of the victims will know their perpetrator. Sadly, these numbers only represent tho...

    taff reporter Lailona Holloway (12) writes, “I’m the victim” and “Not the problem” on her hands to signify how victims feel when they are seen but not listened to. One in four women and one in six men will be a victim of sexual assault during their lifetime.

  • Cultural Appreciation Provides Better Understanding

    Cultural Appreciation Provides Better Understanding

    Katherine Seed, Editor

    March 16, 2018

    I was on the phone having a casual conversation with a close friend of mine when the discussion drifted off to the topic of cultural appropriation. As a bold, proud Latina woman, she expressed frustration in how her big hoop earrings were being appropriated. When I shared my confusion, she said that...

  • Hydrocephalus Impacts Rams, their Families

    Hydrocephalus Impacts Rams, their Families

    Elaina Bolanos, Reporter

    March 16, 2018

    Hydrocephalus, a brain condition that affects one out of every 500 births and one out of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, is not widely known. Hydrocephalus occurs when fluid accumulates in the brain and is commonly referred to as water on the brain. While the term may not be familiar to anyone w...

    eaction she gets from people when she reveals her condition to them. Wald was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid accumulates in the brain, at six months old, so a shunt was implanted in her brain to drain excess fluid. “Having hydrocephalus may have some limitations, like for example, not being able to join the military, [but it] doesn’t mean that it’ll stop me from reaching my full potential,” she said.

  • Baba wins 2018 Teacher of Excellence award

    Baba wins 2018 Teacher of Excellence award

    Madelynn Honeycutt, Reporter

    March 16, 2018

    Trevor Baba is a second-year educator in the English department who is the recipient of this year’s Teacher of Excellence award. He will be recognized at the 29th Annual HSTA Central Chapter Teacher Excellence luncheon in April. Teacher of Excellence is an annual recognition where teachers nominate and ...

    revor Baba participates with Jedmark Freeman (9) and his classmates to help them understand the class novel. “My teaching philosophy is, number 1, it’s always student centered. It’s really about how can I help my students reach their full potential whatever that may be,” he said.

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