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Posted by Shala McKee on Monday, September 11, 2017
The beginning of the new school year means many new and exciting opportunities for the PBA community and its students. For most, the opportunities start rolling in with the end of the summer, but this isn't the case for a few select students and faculty. Ashley Galicinao-Ripley, Shoshi Hashimoto, and Y.M. Foo paired with Ms. Blanche to take part in a summer film program. Galicinao-Ripley, Hashimoto, and Foo were all freshman transitioning into sophomores over the summer break. “ Mr. Josh... Read More
Posted by Blake Nuuanu on Thursday, September 7, 2017
“Ugh…” What a terrible song… however, you swear, there was a good reason you were listening to that junk. Anyway, time to start heading to your electives. You take another look at that school building, and… wow… more words. “This looks familiar,” you say to yourself. You know what to do. BLAKE’S NOTE: The answer is two words   Hint 1: Don’t be fooled. This isn’t “Changes” all over again… but you can solve it in a similar way!   Hint 2: “I want to BAN this puzzle! It’s really the BANE... Read More
Posted by Reese Tsubota and Preston Moon on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
This year, the Karma Chronicle has expanded from an elective offering to also include a twice-weekly workshop class between cores one and two. The following article is from two students in the workshop. Hi, we’re two of the newest Karma Chronicle workshop students, Preston Moon and Reese Tsubota. We will be responsible for your school news and other media stories. We hope you will enjoy our pieces. We are both ninth-grade students. Joining us in the workshop is Tadashi Kamiya from tenth... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 4, 2017
Want to do your food shopping and support Pacific Buddhist Academy at the same time?! Participating in Give Aloha, Foodland's Annual Community Matching Gifts Program that runs the entire month of September, helps more families send their children and grandchildren to PBA. Make a donation of any amount up to $249 at any Foodland, Sack N Save, and Foodland Farms in Hawaii with a Maika`i card and specify PBA with our code number: 78393. Your donation will be matched by Foodland and Western Union... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 3, 2017
We thought it would be nice to give readers a landscape shot of the landscaping for the new building. Green space on both the Punchbowl and mauka sides of the building will provide a very nice space for students and school supporters to gather, participate in life sciences learning, and enjoy the elements. NanaWalls (walls that fully open to the exterior) will give students and teachers the opportunity to move fluidly from interior to exterior. Adequate shading will take a while to achieve:... Read More
Posted by Blake Nuuanu on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
“That’s what it means!”, you exclaim after you say the answer. “Correct. Excellent job.”, says Mr. James. The entire class, for some reason, starts clapping. You can’t believe you got it. You put those worries behind you, making it slightly easier to get through the hour. “Okay, class. Your homework tonight is to read Chemistry Is Fun!, pages...*” Blah, blah, blah. You don’t care. You write down the pages and run out the door to lunch. You turn on your phone and realize there’s a mysterious... Read More
Posted by Evelyn Wong on Thursday, August 24, 2017
August 2, 2017 was an exciting day for all PBA students. To some, it was the start of a new school year at a new school, others were returning back from an amazing summer break, and a few may have felt sadness knowing that they would have to endure another school year. For freshman Mia Moore, the first day of school was one that she had been anticipating for a long time. “I was very excited because from my previous visits here I knew that this was a place where I could be myself,” she said.... Read More
Posted by Blake Nuuanu on Monday, August 21, 2017
“Hey.” “Huh?... Oh…” It’s Mr. James. You’ve been daydreaming for ten minutes, and you’re very late to class. “Go back to class.” “But… there was…” You look back. There’s nothing there. “You’re daydreaming. Again.” “Okay…” You go back inside for another hour of chemistry class. Mr. James writes a bunch of numbers on the board. “Do you know what these numbers mean?” asks Mr. James. He looks at you specifically. You don’t know what the numbers mean. You forgot everything that you were... Read More
Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2017
Because of the public demonstrations of racism and anti-Semitism displayed by members of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, and knowing there will be other such demonstrations and counter-protests in the weeks to come, I feel it is important to inform the wider readership of What's New that the events have made a significant impression on students, teachers, alumni/ae and their families, and that members of our sangha are responding in important... Read More
Posted by Blake Nuuanu on Monday, August 14, 2017
Hey, it’s Blake here. I’m a junior writing for the Karma Chronicle, and you know what the Karma Chronicle lacks? Puzzles. So, starting today, it’s time for a new feature: Blake’s (sort of) Perplexing Puzzles. Each puzzle will cover many topics. You don’t need to be a brainiac to solve these (I’m not), but they won’t be easy! You can use many resources to solve these, like the internet! The riddles will also be connected by a story, so it adds some continuity. A few notes on how these puzzles... Read More