PBS Hawaii – HIKI NŌ Episode 714 | Full Program

HIKI NŌ 714 Next, on HIKI NŌ, stories from across our
island chain. How you know if it’s home is, if it’s your
sanctuary. The residents of a homeless community in Waianae
bring us new insights into the meaning of home. An ace volleyball player navigates the restrictions
placed on athletes who transfer schools. Students at Kalani High School introduce us
to a new twist in 3D printing technology. And speaking of innovations in technology,
we’ll revisit Ewa Makai Middle School’s hi-tech P.E.
program. We’ll follow a mule train deep into Haleakala
National Park. And we’ll find out how a volunteer at the
Honolulu Zoo is keeping it in the family. All on this episode of the nation’s first
statewide student news network, HIKI NŌ … Can do! We’re here in West Oahu in Waianae High School,
quite possibly the only high school in the United
States with a football field right on the beach. Waianae High School was founded in
1957. The school’s mission is to build a collaborative learning
environment and culture that emphasizes responsibility, innovation, complex thinking, effective communication
and excellence. Increasing and strengthening relationships, communication and accountability
are all emphasized for students and staff. The following story by the HIKI NŌ students
at Waianae High School is about a special group of people
who found an interesting solution to the ever-increasing homeless problem in the state of Hawaii. For me, it’s a community. It’s not just one
encampment, yeah? We all watch over the area, the kids,
make sure everybody’s okay. Yeah, this place is about [INDISTINCT] you know you going be
okay. Each morning, nineteen-year-old Adam Naki
has something to do. You gotta haul your own water. You gotta make
sure you buy your own generator so you get electricity
for charge all your things. [INDISTINCT], bring me the rake. Always cleaning, twenty-four/seven. Adam is homeless. She has moved twelve times
before finally settling here at Hale Aole in Waianae.
While situations like this aren’t ideal, residents believe it’s a good place. Yes, this community needs to be united to
function well, only because living in this community, coming
together, everybody has to get along. According to the National Alliance to End
Homelessness, Hawaii has the highest number of homeless
people relative to their population. It’s an issue that has divided the state for a
while now. That’s the problem, is there’s not enough
Section 8 vouchers, there’s not enough public housing units,
and there’s not enough, you know, low-cost rentals out there. So, people end up just
cycling back, ending up back homeless, you know, back in shelters. There’s no one reason why people fall into
homelessness. They, you know, had an unexpected situation
happen in their life that just tipped them over the edge, where they were no longer able
to financially support themselves or their family. Is that a game? It’s not easy to find a solution to this ever-increasing
problem. But so far, Hale Aole’s residents have
been making the most out of their situation. For instance, a person were to move in. They
had no place to go, they would come here and they would
talk to my mom, Twinkle. My mom would find them a spot. They would put up their tent.
If they need help putting it up, we will come in and help
them with that. Over several years, residents have been building
their homes from the ground up. In many cases, it’s
become the foundation for something more than a fresh start. They’ve been encamped there for several years
now. One thing that’s good about it in a way is, they’re
self-policed to some extent. To me, you gotta set morals out here. It’s
no different than being in a house. Our material is different,
yeah? It’s not a wooden structure, it’s made out of material. Do you want plenty? Until the state can come to a consensus about
the issue of homelessness, Hale Aole is doing as they see
fit. So far, they’ve been allowed to stay. When you have more people come out, and everybody
functions together, and they work together, and
they go out there, at least you’re gonna be heard. One for all, and all for one. For now, this is Adam’s place, somewhere she
can temporarily call home. How you know if it’s home is, if it’s your
sanctuary. If you feel that you want to be there. [INDISTINCT] This is Diamond Tuisano from Waianae High
School, for HIKI NŌ. [INDISTINCT] HIKI NŌ is now on Instagram. For show updates
and a peek behind the scenes, follow us on [email protected] Our next story takes us to the Salt Lake District
of Oahu, where students at Moanalua High School reveal
the challenges faced by student athletes who transfer schools. I get a rush every time I play, just ’cause
the adrenalin, you know, pumps through my veins. It’s kind of a
state of euphoria, because … I just play a sport that I enjoy, and the nature of the
sport is just so competitive, and all of that combined is really
crazy. Zackary Miyamoto has a strong passion for
volleyball that has led him to transfer from St. Louis High
School to Moanalua to pay at a more competitive level. Moanalua stood as a school that was very good
in its academics and athletics. The coaches here are just
so good, and they sacrifice so much to serve, like, us as players. And the players over
here are also very good, and very dedicated to the sport. But leaving his old school meant he was benched
from playing volleyball for one year. The Oahu
Interscholastic Association, or OIA transfer rule states that students that have played
a sport in the previous year and transferred to a new school
are required to sit out a year in the same sport they played
in. They now have to really plan it ahead of time.
It’s bad in the sense that if they ever decided, Oh, this may
not be for me, and they wanted to transfer and you know, maybe something happened, it
becomes very restrictive for them. And for Zack, the rule made the decision a
lot harder when transferring to Moanalua High School his
sophomore year. That rule kind of made me rethink everything,
and missing out my sophomore year of playing was a big
deal. As a player who really loves the sport, it was really hard to transfer, because I
knew that I would be missing out on a lot. Well, Zack is driven. But at the same time,
he also was coming to the school again for the academics.
So, he knew it was one of those decisions. His love for volleyball pushed him to transfer,
which meant having to cope with being benched for a year. It was very, very hard. It also hurt us, because like I said, he’s
a good player, and not having him be able to play was a downfall.
But at least we have him this season. I just told myself, you know, it’s gonna be
worth it. I was like, thinking to my junior year, like this is
what you have to give up to come to Moanalua. Now in his junior year, Zack realizes the
sacrifice of giving up his sophomore year was well worth it. It’s crazy. Like, I haven’t played school
volleyball in so long, since my freshman year. Having him just makes things so much smoother,
and it just helps us a lot. In the case of student athletes like Zackary,
it seems like nothing will hold them back from doing what
they love. I keep thinking, like, just seeing us at the
OIA championship, or at the State championship, like being
able to get that title, and that chance of actually being there for me to grab it, it’s
really cool. And I still can’t believe it right now. This is Madison Badua from Moanalua High School,
for HIKI NŌ. Stay tuned after the show to find out what
students who created this story learned from their experience. Aloha. We’re here on the campus of Kalani
High School, a public high school located on Kalanianaole
Highway, between Kahala and Aina Haina, in East Honolulu. Kalani High School opened in
1958 to sophomores of the first graduating class of
1961. Kalani serves part of Kapahulu, Kaimuki, Kahala and
Aina Haina. Falcons are known to be very welcoming and homey. A transfer student, when he first
arrived, commented that Kalani High students were very nice. Other students have commented
that Kalani High, in addition to being academically
strong, also has stellar extracurricular activities such as its
boys’ soccer team, which this year took first place in OIA Division 1 Championships. The following franchise piece by the HIKI
NŌ students at Kalani High School is about how to use a laser
cutter. Kalani High School engineering students are
involved in building 3D models through the use of laser
engravers. They’ve created a variety of objects and cutouts to create crafts and mechanical
objects. The laser printer is a modern tool that transforms
2D drawings into 3D art. By using laser beams and specific
directions, you can cut out, engrave and etch images into various materials such as plastic,
wood, paper and much more. In order for your design to be processed by
the laser printer, special software such as CorelDRAW is
required. Configure the page layout to align with the laser printer’s measurements, then
draw out your design. Once you’re ready to print, you can
adjust the power and speed settings of the laser then create
precise cuts and add depth into your image. Place your material in the machine, and use
the rulers to adjust the position to match your dimensions
from the computer. Press print, and watch your masterpiece
come to life. Unlike the 3D printer which builds your product
layer-by-layer, the laser printer cuts out pieces that you
can assemble. These tools are not only used to create crafts, but are also a door to the
growing possibilities technology can provide, starting
with 3D models pieced together by laser-printed cutouts.
This is Anya Carroll from Kalani High School, for HIKI NŌ. Now, let’s see how technology is changing
the face of physical education in this story from the HIKI NŌ
archives by Ewa Makai Middle School. With the rise of technology in our lives,
many feel physical education is stuck in the past. But the Ewa
Makai P.E. Department has taken a whole new mindset and thinking to challenge their students. I thought it was gonna be more sweating, and
more playing outside. I really thought that P.E. was actually going
to be kind of tortuous. Technology does help students learn. And so,
for some, they need to hear it. Some people need to see it,
some people need to sing it, some people need to write it down. And technology allows that.
Technology gives many avenues to learn. P.E. tends to
be the most athletic kids do well, because they can
demonstrate it. And then, you have somebody with no skill, no experience of it, and now,
they’re expected to do that same skill. But now, with
technology, maybe they can’t necessarily perform it, but
they can express it. You know, whether it’s through song, whether it’s a PowerPoint, whether
it’s even seeing themselves. Merging physical education with technology
allows all students an equal chance to express what they
have learned, making the focus less on the physical aspect, and more on the educational
aspects of P.E., such as taking interactive notes and using
heart rate monitors to control the speed and time at which they
exercise. I think the most helpful piece of technology
would be our heart rate monitor unit, done by Mrs. Combs.
She’s able to track her students’ progress daily in terms of them working out in their
target heart rate zone. The heart rate monitor can be something
done outside of class. You don’t need a lot of fancy
equipment, and it can keep you healthy aerobically. In our P.E. program here, we don’t focus on
traditional sports, and we want students to be lifelong healthy and productive citizens,
and I think just exposing all of our students to different
pieces of technology. I believe the technology that’ll help me the
most was when we took videos from the iPad. Because when I
reviewed them, I knew what I was doing wrong, and the next time when I was ever to do that
same activity again, I was sure not to do that
same mistake again. I think about P.E. after using technology
is like, more easier and simple. Because then, later on in the
years, we can look back to what we’ve learned. The Ewa Makai P.E. Department has helped students
learn a new way to stay healthy by combining traditional sports with new technology. This
is Faith Borges from Ewa Makai Middle School, for HIKI
NŌ. We’re here on the campus of Seabury Hall in
the paniolo town of Makawao, Maui. In 1958, Katherine
McGrew Cooper bequeathed her home Maunalei to the Episcopal Church to be an all-girls
boarding school. Seabury Hall’s mission is to prepare
students for successful university work, move students to
develop mind, body and soul, and cause students to realize their responsibility to community.
Now, over fifty years later, Seabury Hall is a day school
with an enrollment of four hundred-forty students from
Grades 6 through 12. The following story by HIKI NŌ students from
Seabury Hall Middle School is about the dependable mules of Haleakala. Haleakala National Park on Maui has been using
mules since the 1930s. The crater was designated as a
national park in 1916, and it is protected by the Federal Wilderness Act which states:
An area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled
by men. There shall be no temporary road, no use of
motor vehicles, no landing of aircraft. Well, we use mules here in Haleakala because
Haleakala is a designated wilderness, so in general, there’s
a restriction. There’s no motorized vehicles, motorized equipment, period, allowed. During the 1930s, the trail system and the
wilderness cabins were constructed by the Civilian
Conservation Corps. The mules carried all of the lumber, and all
of the food and supplies for the crews that built the cabins,
and the trails. Almost a century later, Michael McKinnon,
the current animal caretaker, is preparing to lead his mules
into the crater on a twenty-eight-mile roundtrip journey. What do you say, Lefty? He and his coworkers are packing supplies
to maintain the cabin and assist in conservation projects. I can pack lumber, I can pack plants. Anything
you can throw at me up to a certain point, I can get in
there on the backs of mules somehow. If you want me to take something into the backcountry
for you, I’m gonna do it. I can cruise in there faster than you can
hike. My riding mule, Jake, will move out about four miles an
hour. Hup, mule, hup. Good boy, Jake. Get up, mules.
Get up, Toby. Get up Jake. Haleakala is known as one of the quietest
places on earth. To minimize noise pollution, which disturbs
both people and the native species, the park strives to use mechanized vehicles as little
as possible. Upon arriving at each cabin, there is work to be
done, unloading supplies such as gas tanks and wood, and
assisting other park workers in the rat eradication program. The eggs of nene birds, an endangered
species, are threatened by rats. In addition to traps, the mules have carried in native
plants such as ule, aalii, and ahinahina for transplanting. It is late in the day when they reach their
last stop at Paliku. The dependable mules have once again
brought the supplies safely and quietly into the crater. The following day, they make the long journey
back across the crater, then up Halemauu Trail, then back
to base camp. This is Innes Asher from Seabury Hall Middle
School, for HIKI NŌ. Welcome to Sacred Hearts Academy, an all-girls
private school on Oahu, located in the heart of Kaimuki.
We not only take great pride in our beautiful campus, but also in our school’s rich history.
The academy was founded in 1909 by the Sisters of the
Sacred Hearts. It is at an exciting time in its over 100-year
history, as it continues to pursue its mission of offering outstanding single-gender Catholic
education to young women of the 21st century. Currently,
more than nine hundred students grace its campus, enjoying
a variety of programs, extracurricular activities and technology-based classes. The following feature by our HIKI NŌ reporters
captures a story of Daryl Bolosan, an academy sophomore who annually dedicates more than
two hundred hours of her time volunteering at the Honolulu
Zoo. Life’s a zoo for Daryl Bolosan. The zoo is like a second home. With both parents longtime zookeepers at the
Honolulu Zoo, the Sacred Hearts Academy sophomore says
she’s grown up around animals. [INDISTINCT] As a child, Daryl participated in the zoo’s
educational programs, and now, she’s a volunteer. I work with the kids at the zoo camps during
the breaks. And I just watch over them, just teach them
about conservation and about enrichment that the animals get. You want to see what [INDISTINCT] looks like? Daryl has logged more than two hundred hours
of volunteer work every year, coming in during school
breaks, and sometimes even weekends. She puts a lot of time into it. She comes
before the programs actually start to help set up the programs. Oh, I’m very proud. [CHUCKLE] Keeps her out
of trouble. And just knowing that she’s doing something, learning something, and maturing
as she grew up into this environment. Both of her parents have been working at the
zoo for over twenty years. Her dad is the elephant keeper,
while Daryl’s mom takes care of the reptiles. I’ve been taking care of them for about the
last fifteen years. For Daryl, it’s about giving back and carrying
on a family tradition. It’s like passing on the things that my mom
and dad taught me about the animals. I saw an emu. The zoo actually made my family. My whole
life is here at the zoo: started here, and continues to be here.
Animals definitely did bond us, just knowing about animals, discussing the animals at home
or at work. Through her volunteer work, Daryl not only
learned about animals, but also about herself. I enjoy working with children, because it
helps me break out of my comfort zone. His name is [INDISTINCT]. It has helped me with my social skills, because
I don’t enjoy talking to people, and it just helps me open
up. She’s always willing, no questions asked,
and she actually enjoys the work. [INDISTINCT] Daryl has won numerous school awards for her
dedication to the zoo. [CHUCKLE] But she says her experiences and lessons learned
are far more valuable than any recognition. This is
Celine Arnobit from Sacred Hearts Academy, for HIKI NŌ. Well, we’ve come to the end of this episode
of HIKI NŌ. Remember, all of these stories were written,
shot and edited by students like us. We hope you’ve enjoyed watching them as much
as we’ve enjoyed sharing them with you. Stay tuned after the credits to find out what
some students learned about working on the show. More proof that Hawaii’s young people HIKI
WITH THE FOLLOWING:] Stay tuned after the credits to find out what
some students learned from their HIKI NŌ experiences. What really worked was that she is strong
in my weaknesses and I was strong with her weaknesses… [AFTER CREDITS, THE CAPTIONING CONTINUES FOR
I was the reporter and the writer. In the Volleyball Transfer story, the student,
uh, Zackary Miyamoto, was transferred from Saint
Louis High School to Moanalua High School, and because of the school transfer rule he
wasn’t able to play at Moanalua his sophomore year. Ranyl Panarigan was the cameraman as well
as the editor. What really worked was that she is strong
in my weaknesses and I was strong with her weaknesses… Ranyl’s a really good filmer, and he does
help script so that’s really nice. And he’s a really good
editor, too. He can edit pretty fast. Her scriptwriting is important to my editing
because that’s her strength and that’s my weakness.
So, it kind of helps me a lot because if this was by myself, um, I would struggle. And so that’s where they were really, they
learned to really work well with each other and
bounce off ideas and build upon each other. Because they learned that it’s just them two,
it’s a small group, and so they really got to work
hand in hand to create a really good and appealing story. I guess when Ranyl’s editing I just kind of
sit on the side waiting for him if he needs any help.
Or like I’ll listen to the SOTs and make sure that they make sense. I’ll make sure that
the b-roll is relevant to what the script is saying.
I’m kinda like just the supervisor in a way I guess. It allows me to help him but without doing
his own job. I think the HIKI NO process, or just the story-making
process in general, is probably the most important thing that they will do in high
school because it’s taking whatever is learned, applying
it, and learning even more because they’re applying it.

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