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Posted by Shala McKee on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Every year, a new group of seniors is formed and given all of the responsibilities that come with that title. As a student who has been at PBA for three and a half years, and someone who has been a senior for almost six months, I’ve learned a thing or two. So here’s a list of advice produce by yours truly that I hope everyone from freshmen to juniors will find refreshing. 1. Be honest Honesty is probably the easiest thing to preach but the hardest thing to practice. It’s hard to tell the... Read More
Posted by Shala McKee on Thursday, December 14, 2017
The week of Thanksgiving, junior Jocelyn Miyashiro and I said goodbye to the tropical weather of Hawaii and hello to the rainy city of Seattle. We were both going to look at colleges in the area. For Jocey, it was a chance to see both Seattle University and Cornish College of the Arts. I was kicking off my extended college tour of the West Coast with my one of my top choices, Seattle University. I landed in Seattle on Sunday, a day after Jocey, and while I was dressed appropriately in jeans... Read More
Posted by Evelyn Wong on Thursday, December 14, 2017
Pacific Buddhist Academy is dedicated to peace, and that dedication can be found in the school’s green olive branch logo. Both the color and the olive branch itself are symbols of peace -- the olive branch has been known to represent peace since ancient times, when the Greeks worshipped Irene, the goddess of peace, who was fond of olives. Early Christians, similarly, used the dove and olive branch as peace symbols. According to the story of Noah and the flood, a dove with an olive branch... Read More
Posted by Paula Rosado on Monday, November 27, 2017
Posted by Evelyn Wong on Monday, November 20, 2017
Meat isn’t on the menu for all the students at PBA. There are currently three students on campus who are either vegan or vegetarian. This lifestyle choice has roots in Buddhism -- according to tradition, on the sixteenth day of every month, a vegan or vegetarian meal is eaten to celebrate the death of Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. For senior Shala McKee, striving to become a vegetarian was influenced by the school’s commitment to peace and the interdependence of all... Read More
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017
A thousand thanks to all our guests at PBA's 12th Annual Lighting Our Way evening, our Title Sponsors Leigh-Ann Miyasato and Hoyt Zia, our Banquet leadership, students, parent volunteers, and above all to our honorees for their inspiring and selfless giving to and leadership of our community. One of Pacific Buddhist Academy's most anticipated events, the 2017 Banquet was standing room only! We look forward to seeing you again next year! Click on the thumbnails below to view photos from the... Read More
Posted by Paula Rosado on Monday, November 6, 2017
Posted by Blake Nuuanu on Monday, October 23, 2017
After you solve the grid, you see that there’s another paper attached to it. Sounds interesting, but you don’t know what to do. Now what? Hint 1: First letters look familiar?   Hint 2: “I swear it’s more efficient…!”   Hint 3: QWERTY (the one you probably are using now) versus another layout… or maybe you are using it. Look it up.     PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLUTION In this grid, you may have noticed a pattern among the differences between the first grid and the second grid. Follow the... Read More
Posted by Blake Nuuanu on Thursday, September 28, 2017
“...That’s it! That’s the word!” The entire crowd starts cheering. “Alright, thanks a lot! Now folks, let’s continue…” The grand opening was a great ceremony. There were very good performances and very interesting speeches. “… we will open the school…” A very honorable man comes up and takes down the rope. The crowd begins to applaud. “So, ladies and gentlemen, that is it for the opening… now we invite you inside the new school building…” You start making your way towards the... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017
The following article was written by a PBA student with the goal of creating greater insight on depression. As high schoolers we are very prone to stress and overall unhappiness with our lives and the cards that we have been dealt. Depression is not uncommon for people, yet reaching out for help is something that can be very difficult for those of us who are less open to expressing thoughts and the pain that is marring us beneath the surface. I’d like to share my personal experience with... Read More