Note: After a long hiatus, the puzzles have returned… Sorry to keep you waiting, but I’ve been very busy. Let’s continue with the story...
You walk out of the room. In the hallway, you run into her again.
“How’s it going?” she says.
“Not bad, you know…”
You show her the mysterious pages you found.
“I found this… it’s very interesting.”
She smiles, as if she’s impressed.
“Wow, you’re good.”
She starts reading it. As she continues reading, however, her smile starts turning into a frown... Read More
Posted by Lyla Gonsalves on Friday, February 15, 2019
For most students at PBA, lunch is probably what we all look forward to during the school day. During lunch you can hang out with your friends, take a break from school work and EAT!
At PBA, we have two lunch providers: 1132 Cafe and Bangkok Chef. It seems that the majority of the students enjoy both caterers but only a few seem to actually enjoy their lunch. Why is that? Could it be the short amount of time we are given to eat or is it the food? It could be both, but seeing all the leftover... Read More
The nation’s premier high school taiko program will take the stage with a showcase of student, faculty and guest talent on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Pearl City Cultural Center. The theme of Pacific Buddhist Academy’s 13th Annual Taiko Festival is Together. Guest performers include Chad Okawa from Hongwanji Mission School, PBA’s neighbor across the Pali Highway.
“Only through working together and practicing tolerance and humor can we rid the world of cruelty and finally achieve... Read More
Posted by Warner Onuma on Thursday, February 7, 2019
In the last couple of years alone, the genres of music have been evolving and expanding at a rate never seen before. In the time that we live in, if you were to stop listening to new music for just a few months, it wouldn’t be surprising to see you totally lost when you got back into it. In fact, put someone on an island without new music for one year and, by the time they got back, their previous ideas and expectations associated with music as a whole would be outdated and no longer accurate... Read More
Posted by Evelyn Wong on Thursday, January 10, 2019
Poke (pronounced POH-kay) has never been easier to get in Hawaii as well as on the mainland United States. You can find it as the cubes of raw fish that you eat at a beach picnic, part of a pu pu platter, at the grocery store, or even while sitting on the tailgate of a truck.
Poke, in all its forms, is indeed the unofficial food of Hawaii, consisting of marinated raw ahi tuna. The simple dish gained popularity within the last three years but has a rich history.
The word “poke” means “to slice... Read More
Everyone has a goal in their mind that they want to do every day. Some succeed because of how committed they are to doing everything they can do to get to their goal.
According to junior YM Foo, even the simple act of trying can lead to great things.
Sebastian Wind confidently gets ready to go to class. “It’s better to try new things because it gives us a chance to have new experiences even if they’re bad,” he said. “Trying your best and being not successful is way better... Read More
Posted by Evelyn Wong on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
This year marks the second year that PBA has participated in the Honolulu Pride Parade and, although nothing can top the amount of positivity and support from all the participants, the parade itself has a rich history that not many people know about.
It all started with a police raid on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn located in New York City. The city’s police raided the bar since it was operating without a liquor license and revelers inside were arrested while patrons were handcuffed... Read More
Posted by Brandon Yuen on Thursday, October 25, 2018
A common development when dealing with teenagers is the introduction of new memes -- pictures or videos meant to elicit laughter or amusement.
Memes can range from a picture or video that is reused to convey a relatable feeling or funny sentiment different from its original source material. Now that the internet can popularize a meme overnight, it has become very hard to stay up to date with the newest and hottest thing in memedom.
One example of a popular meme is “One Does Not Simply Walk... Read More
Posted by Warner Onuma on Thursday, October 25, 2018
T-shirts that’ll run you $1,000. Hoodies that go for $2,000. Crowbars that sell for $250 and individual bricks that cost $200. Supreme, the billion dollar streetwear brand has taken the world by storm with their outlandish products and even crazier resell prices.
In 1994, James Jebbia, the founder of Supreme, started up his first store in SoHo, Manhattan. At the time, it was a cool, simple yet secretive shop that sold clothes and skateboards to skaters in the area.
The goal of Supreme was... Read More
Camp has been a part of PBA’s tradition for many years and it is the seniors’ responsibility to plan the entire three-day event for the school. As a senior for about three months, I’ve just gone through the emotions and struggles that previous seniors have experienced. This is a behind the scenes look at what goes into planning camp.
I have enjoyed camp for the past two years and there is a lot of work in order for it to be successful. Every student will eventually become a senior and, for me... Read More