The Collegian Student Voice of Kalaepōhaku Wed, 03 Feb 2021 02:23:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Year, New Memories at Saint Louis School Wed, 03 Feb 2021 02:23:41 +0000 The year 2020 is finally over, and what a year it has been! I’m sure I can speak for everyone when I say that Covid-19 has indeed turned our individual worlds upside down. Yet through it all, we are where we are today because of our past experiences. Despite the fact that 2020 is finally over, there are plenty of things to be thankful for and lessons to be learned from this past year. For one, most of us were able to spend quality time with our families and also learned valuable lessons along the way.

Like any calendar flip, but especially this year, 2021 is a year of hope and a year of change. I’ve already heard numerous New Years resolutions ranging from: Finding love, making new friends, losing/gaining weight, traveling more, to simply being a better person in general. For many, 2021 is a year of new beginnings, a fresh start, and a hope for change. Yet for others it’s one step closer to the inevitable end of a chapter in life; high school graduation. For the current seniors here at Saint Louis School, our four year tenure on the slopes of Kalaepohaku is coming to a close.

I remember like it was yesterday, sitting in Mr Abregano’s English 09 class reenacting scenes from Romeo and Juliet while constantly studying for those brutal vocabulary tests. It was key moments like those with teachers and fellow students that made my time here at Saint Louis School special. And it is those moments that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.


People ask why Saint Louis School is different. And everytime I can’t fully explain it because it’s something one has to experience to know. Luckily for all students here at Saint Louis, we all have our personal reasons and moments that makes this school special to us. So to my fellow classmates reading this article, “Enjoy your time here on the slopes of Kalaepohaku no matter how much time you have left. Cherish each moment that comes your way and to never take anything for granted henceforth.”

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Zenzo’s Taisho Secret ! Mon, 01 Feb 2021 05:30:53 +0000

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America’s Biggest Annual Concert Sat, 30 Jan 2021 23:46:27 +0000 On February 7th, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, the biggest American sporting event took the stage. Millions of viewers will tune in to see who stands at the top of the National Football League.  The Stadium will host Super Bowl LV, the championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It will be the first time in NFL history where an NFL team holds a home stadium advantage in the Super Bowl. However, that isn’t the only thing America is patiently waiting for. When there’s a Super Bowl, there’s always a halftime show. 

Prince performs at half time during Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida on February...

Everyone knows what the halftime show is; it’s a concert consisting of America’s top artists. However, does everyone know how it started? On January 15th, 1967, the University of Arizona and Grambling State’s marching bands performed at halftime for the first-ever AFL-NFL Championship game which the radio broadcast called the Super Bowl. It was the start of the annual tradition of marching bands performing for the halftime show. It wasn’t until 1972 that a celebrity performed for a halftime show when Ella Fitzgerald and Carol Channing sang at Super Bowl VI.

However, this all changed during Super Bowl XXV, in 1991, when the boy band, New Kids on The Block, performed after two-quarters of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills going back and forth. It was then that people realized the huge potential the halftime show could have. Two years later, in 1993, things went from hype to iconic when the “King of Pop” took the stage. Michael Jackson electrified the stage and evolved the halftime show from an intermission for the game, into a concert worthy of its own stadium. From there it was a matter of celebrities one-upping each other, from NSYNC, to Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, to Destiny’s Child, and more. The 2010’s decade took it to a whole new level with extravagant stage setups, props, and choreography. 

Michael Jackson performs during halftime of a 52-17 Dallas Cowboys win over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII on January 31, 1993 at the Rose...

Although the halftime show used to be just entertainment for people grabbing hotdogs and drinks, icons and celebrities were able to lift this show from the ground up, turning it into the biggest show in America. It just goes to show the ability and talent some artists have to attract millions of people to watch and see how they can make their show iconic. This year, The Weeknd will take the stage and attempt to etch his name into the echelon of great Super Bowl halftime show performances.

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Pilots Needed in a Galaxy Far Far Away… Sat, 30 Jan 2021 07:59:19 +0000 Do you remember watching Star Wars as a kid and wanting to fly a spaceship of your own? Many people had that same feeling, and now in Star Wars: Squadrons (2020) that dream can become a reality. 


The Context

Squadrons is a first-person multiplayer flight simulator game (which also is VR compatible) set in the Star Wars universe which was developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts, which is more commonly referred to as EA. It is a reboot of EA’s previous flight simulator series called Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (1998). The series is also set to get a movie adaptation in 2023. The game takes place after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), but before the events of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015). You play as either a pilot for the New Republic (Rebels) or a pilot of the remnants of the Galactic Empire (Empire). Each team has five unique starfighters (ships) to choose from, including iconic ships such as the X-Wing and the Tie Fighter. You can further customize your ship by changing its weapons, abilities, and appearance.


The Gameplay

The game consists of three main game modes which are story mode, dogfight, and fleet battles. The story mode is meant to help the player learn the controls and mechanics of the game while providing a satisfactory plot to keep the player interested.  Dogfight pits two teams of five pilots against each other to see who can reach the elimination goal the fastest. This is also a good way to learn the game’s mechanics before taking on the game’s flagship game mode, fleet battles. This is a game mode in which, once again there are two teams of five pilots, but this time the goal isn’t just to eliminate the opposing players. Each team has three star cruisers (larger ships) they must defend, while simultaneously trying to destroy the other team’s fleet. The first team to achieve this wins. There are seven different maps (locations) to play on which all provide a unique environment and playing experience. While playing the game, you will earn in-game currency which can be used to purchase the various customization options mentioned earlier (Note: this game has no microtransactions).


Extra Information

All of the game modes in this game, excluding the story mode, are multiplayer, which means that the pilots on your team and the enemy team are real people. Do not worry though, if you are struggling to play against other players, there is an option to only have real people on your team and have the enemy team be CPUs (computers) that have various difficulty settings for your convenience. Note that the game, due to it being in the first person, can cause some people to feel motion sick, due to the maneuvers (such as barrel rolls) the players will need to do to properly pilot their ship. The game is currently priced at 39.99USD (which is twenty dollars cheaper than most modern games) and goes on sale frequently. The game will be receiving no further updates, so what you pay for is what you get.


Final Thoughts

In the end, this game is not for everyone. The controls and mechanics can sometimes feel very complicated and overwhelming due to the various things you have to monitor such as: the ship’s shield health, the blasters’ heat levels, the ship’s speed, if the ship is damaged, if the ship is being targeted, and much more. This game is made easier and better when played with friends due to easier coordination and teamwork. The price to content ratio is fair, and the game is rid of large amounts of bugs and glitches, not to mention that the game’s visuals are outstanding. If you are skeptical about it, I recommend at least to buy it and then return it, if you don’t like it. However, If you are a fan of the Star Wars franchise, flight simulators, or just want a new experience, along with some challenges, this game is a steal, and I would definitely recommend picking it up. 

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A new artist joins the fray! Sat, 30 Jan 2021 05:28:53 +0000

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What Was The Best Valentines Day Gift You Got? Fri, 29 Jan 2021 18:30:52 +0000 0 How 2020 Has Impacted Our Crusader Ohana Thu, 28 Jan 2021 20:24:45 +0000 2020 has brought it’s immense amount of trials and tribulations for everyone, and has been displayed as one of the hardest years in our generation. Even though it has been a difficult year, not everyone would have the same perspective, they may have had some trials or even blessings from this past year. Especially with the many different opinions, we as a Crusader Ohana should learn to understand and empathize with one another. When we can empathize with one another, we can learn to help out a fellow brother, which makes the community at Saint Louis even stronger. When asked the question “How has 2020 impacted your life?”, a diverse group of students have responded, some similar, and some with differences.

Senior Girwen Lat responded saying, “2020 has impacted my life pretty hard knowing that I can’t live up my senior life. It’s been pretty rough as well because I can’t play my favorite sport, volleyball. Volleyball is my passion and not being able to play it in my most important year of my high-school career is depressing. But this doesn’t stop me from grinding harder and harder everyday to reach my goals. I just wish our seniors could have the senior year we wanted.” 

Another fellow senior, Reese Sua had a different response, saying “2020 has impacted my life as it acted like a blessing in disguise for me. I wouldn’t have gotten closer with all the friends I’ve been hanging out with this past summer and wouldn’t have new friendships if it wasn’t for COVID.”

Overall, seeing the different responses from our brothers, we now understand more than just the surface of how the year has been. For example, Girwen’s life was really impacted hard, and a lot of the seniors can empathize with him. This year was hard to give up a senior life, but it pushed many of us to keep going and to be in pursuit of our goals. Inverselly, Reese explained that 2020 was a blessing in disguise, and that he got closer with some friends, which I completely agree with as well. We all have had our different experiences, and 2020 was indeed a difficult year, but it was just a season in our lives that prepares us for the difficulties of the future. It always helps to glance back at how the past year went, and to understand each other, because only then can we move forward together as a Crusader Ohana.

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Why Should You Join The Marianist LifeTeam? Thu, 28 Jan 2021 20:08:17 +0000 Before you can join the LIFE team, what is the LIFE team? How will it benefit me and my future? Is there even the point.

According to the Marianist LIFE website “Marianist LIFE (Living In Faith Experience) is a national faith-formation program rooted in Catholic and Marianist tradition and targeted to the needs of high school students. LIFE offers students an opportunity for fellowship and fun in a caring, upbeat context.” The LIFE team is an amazing experience and brings you to a closer relationship with God and with your Saint Louis Brothers. 

The LIFE team has not only benefited me with my relationship with God but also with many of my other LIFE brothers who have also benefited from the LIFE team. I asked Jason Delgado an honor roll student and well-respected member of the LIFE team about how the program has benefited him and he said “The LIFE team has brought a lot of happiness into my life, I think the 2021 LIFE team is doing a great job at finding solutions to the challenges that have been thrown at us. We are trying very hard to follow our mission statement ‘We the people of the Saint Louis School 2020-2021 Marianist LIFE Team strive to create safe places to form our faith through religious discussions, grow together as a school, continue to be mindful and faithful, and promote mutual respect through the Marianist LIFE communities. By engaging with the community we aim to involve everyone and strengthen our society as a whole. We will achieve these goals by being open to discussion through the use of videos, team bonding activities, and community service with the intention to uphold the values of Saint Louis School.’ And I hope the future LIFE teams will take what we have learned from this year and make it better.”

The real ‘point’ of the LIFE team is to find God and challenge your beliefs, all while building a community throughout Saint Louis School. It is an amazing and beautiful experience that everyone should be a part of and that is why you should join Marianist LIFE.

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Thanksgiving Recipes Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:33:17 +0000 Thanksgiving Recipes

Hi, my name is Chansten Kaneakua, and these past couple of weeks, Iʻve been gathering the various amount of recipes to put together a mini Thanksgiving book. The people that have given me these recipes, I am truly thankful for the impact they have made in my life. I am thankful for all the people in my life.


Baked Pork and Beans (Ms. Souza)

This recipe is from my Kinesiology teacher. This recipe could be made at any time of the year, but she makes it especially during the holidays.


6 cans of 15oz. Van Campʻs Pork n Beans in Tomato Sauce

½ cup of Log Cabin Syrup

½ cup of Yellow Hot Dog Mustard

½ cup of Brown Sugar

½ Tsp. of chopped Garlic

Salt & Pepper(your choice of amount)

½ lb. sliced and cooked Bacon

1 sliced and cooked Portuguese Sausage


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients in an oven-safe pan
  3. Bake uncovered in the oven for 1 hour(stir evenly for 15min)


Mochiko Chicken (Coach Sheri)

This recipe is from my volleyball coach. She makes appetizing Mochiko Chicken during Thanksgiving in place of Turkey. This scrumptious recipe can be made at any time of the year.


2 lbs. Chicken thighs, deboned

4 Tbsp. mochiko

4 Tbsp. cornstarch

4 Tbsp. sugar

5 Tbsp. shoyu

2 cloves of garlic, minced

½ tsp. Salt

2 eggs, beaten

¼ cup thinly sliced green onion

1 Tbsp. sesame seeds(optional)



  1. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces(or slightly larger).
  2. In a bowl, mix together mochiko batter ingredients.
  3. Marinate chicken for 5 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Fry in hot oil(about 1 inch deep) until thoroughly cooked and golden brown on both sides.
  5. Serve hot or cold.


Strawberry Delight (Coach Sheri)

I got this recipe from my volleyball coach. She makes this delicious Strawberry Delight instead of Pumpkin Pie. This dessert usually can be made at any time of the year.


1 6oz. box strawberry jello

⅓ cup of sugar

1 ½ cup hot water

1 ½ cup cold water, including juice from thawed strawberries

1 16oz. Tub frozen strawberries, partially thawed

1 small chiffon cake

2 jars whipping cream


  1. Mix jello with sugar. Dissolve with hot water. Stir in the cold water mixture. Chill until the mixture is thick and syrupy. 
  2. Slice chiffon cake into small pieces. 
  3. Place half of the cake in a 9×13 pan.
  4. Cut strawberries into small pieces. 
  5. Drain excess syrup. 
  6. Fold strawberries into whipped cream; then into thickened jello. 
  7. Pour half of this mixture over the cake. 
  8. Place another layer of cake, then pour the remaining jello over the cake. 
  9. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.
  10. Serve and enjoy!!!

Lemon Bars (Mom)

This recipe is from my mom. She makes flavorful desserts during the holidays to give to her friends. You can make this recipe any time of the year.



2 cups of flour

1 cup of butter

½ sifted powdered sugar


2 cups of sugar

1 tsp. Baking powder

4 beaten eggs

2 Tbsp. lemon peel

4 Tbsp. of flour

¼ tsp. salt

6 Tbsp. lemon juice


  1. Mix crust ingredients well. 
  2. Gently pat into buttered 9×13 pan. 
  3. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Mix filling ingredients and pour over the cooled crust. 
  4. Put in the oven for 30 more minutes or until golden brown. 
  5. When cool, cut into bars and sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar. Enjoy!!!

Cinnamon Nuts (Aunty Rachel)

This recipe was made by my aunty. She would always make this delicious treat during the Holidays but you can make it any time of the year.


1 large egg white

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 ½ cup of almonds

1 ½ cup of pecans

1 cup of macadamia

½ cup of brown sugar

½ cup of white sugar

1 Tbsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. 
  2. Grab a bowl and whip the egg white till frothy. 
  3. Mix in vanilla extract. 
  4. Mix in nuts in egg white mixture until coated. 
  5. Mix nuts mixture with sugar mixture, coat evenly. 
  6. In a large (chafing size pan) foil pan spray with non-stick spray. 
  7. Spread the nuts out evenly. 
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. 
  9. With a spatula, toss the nuts around. 
  10. Bake for another 20 minutes then toss the nuts with the spatula again. 
  11. Bake for another 20 minutes. 
  12. Take out of the oven and allow nuts to cool for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!!!!

Pumpkin Crunch (Dad)

I got this recipe from my father. This ono recipe is most delicious made during Thanksgiving but you could make it any time of the year.


1 can 15oz. pumpkin puree

1 can 8oz. evaporated milk

1 cup of sugar

1 tsp. of cinnamon

½ tsp. salt

3 eggs

1 ½ cups of peanut

1 stick of butter

1 tub cool whip

1 block cream cheese

1 cup of powdered sugar


  1. Take out the cream cheese and a container of cool whip. Must be room temperature for a smoother consistency.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Finely chop all the peanuts(using a food processor works best).
  4. Line the bottom of a 9×13 pan with wax paper.
  5. Mix together, pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, ground cinnamon. Pour the mixture into the pan
  6. Pour dry cake box mix over the mixture in the pan. Pat down.
  7. Place 1 cup chopped peanuts over the cake mix and pat down. Melt butter and pour over the top of the peanuts.
  8. Bake for 1 hour. Let cool for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator.
  9. Mix cream cheese with the powdered sugar and then slowly mix in the cool whip.
  10. Turn over carefully onto a sheet pan. Top with cream cheese mixture.
  11. Cut into squares. Top with remaining peanuts(optional). Enjoy!!!
Sweet Lemon Bars, delicious dessert. (Getty Images)


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Why Do We Celebrate Thanksgiving? Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:26:17 +0000 Thanksgiving is a national holiday, celebrated in the United States and in Canada. In 1621, the pilgrims invited Wampanoag Indians to a feast in Plymouth colony to celebrate their first harvest. The food used then wasn’t the food that we all know now in our Thanksgiving dinner. They were served some sort of fowl but it wasn’t necessarily a turkey, pumpkin was in attendance but not into a pie, and sweet potatoes weren’t a thing during that time. 

In 1798 George Washington declared Thursday November 26 a Thanksgiving holiday, but only for that year, and it went away from what the pilgrims did and celebrated the day as a “public thanksgiving and prayer”, for “the service of that great and glorious being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be”.

A 19th century author, poet, and magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale was a highly patriotic person who read about the feast that took place in 1621 and wanted to turn it into a national holiday. She published recipes for turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie in Godey’s lady’s book. Then started to persuade President Abraham Lincoln into making Thanksgiving an official annual holiday. In 1846 she started to build public support by writing an editorial every year using her magazine, and even sent letters to all the Governors in the U.S states and territories. 

In 1863 Lincoln made Thanksgiving as an official holiday to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November every year. Then in 1936 President Roosevelt moved the holiday to the third Thursday in November so that there would be more time to go Christmas shopping which is in December. Two years later Thanksgiving was then again moved back to the fourth Thursday in November. 

Thanksgiving Day with my family.


Strauss, V. (2019, April 18). Why we celebrate Thanksgiving every year. It isn’t what you think. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from

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