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The text came in shortly after I returned home from a long Friday at the Punahou Carnival. “Renee and I may be on the KITV 4 news.” Huh? Then this: “Just got home–they showed us on the news.” What? When did this happen?


Babs Miyano Young and Renee Ahuna Cabrinha show their media prowess when featured in a KITV news story about the Punahou Carnival.

Punahou’s iconic malasadas are always an item of interest to the news media when covering the annual Punahou Carnival. Such was the case on the Friday, February 3 KITV late newscast.

As luck would have it, (more…)

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Twice in one week! Who would have thought …

Star-BullWhile reading last week’s Honolulu Star-Bulletin I was pleasantly surprised to see that Punahou74 had two classmates who raised their “Island Voices” while advocating issues of local interest. I wonder how your opinion aligns with theirs.

The Threatened Closure of Wahiawa General Hospital

First up was Ellen (more…)

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Do you remember the battle for Hill 74?

As reported in Ka Punahou:


Photo Credit: Ka Punahou

The freshmen rushed reinforcements to Rocky Hill today as the freshmen reported a buildup of juniors and seniors in the area. The junior and senior activity has come after a long lull in the battle during which three things occurred: (more…)

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Thanks to Gaye Miyasaki we now have a plan for the karaoke night described in the last blog post.

Wang Chung's Karaoke Bar

Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar is located at 2424 Koa Avenue in Waikiki. You can reach them at 808-921-9176. The bar is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Here’s what Gaye wrote: (more…)

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In the interest of marking their 60th birthdays in a big way, three Punahou74 classmates are traveling to Honolulu to celebrate. They asked if it was possible to get together with other classmates while in town. I thought, “Why not?” And, while not missing a beat, Mary Jane Markoskie added, “What about karaoke?” What about karaoke indeed. Better yet, what about you singing karaoke right alongside us?

Neon KaraokeWe did this Before

Yes, I know we tried karaoke at our 24th reunion. Remember?

We had just finished putting on the Alumni Luau. Punahou graciously provided us with a “thank you” party for this major effort. After finishing our work on lower field, we concluded the evening by trekking up to the cafeteria for what, given our zombie-like state, promised to be a subdued and highly shortened affair.

But there was some hope. Upon arriving, a (more…)

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For those of you who are regular readers of this blog you may remember an invitation to a Chinatown showing by Meleanna Meyer last fall. The exhibit focused upon a two-sided mural which dealt with the concept of healing and Hawaii’s history. It was an interesting and thought provoking display that made for an engaging evening.

The mural is part of a larger film project that Meleanna is working on with a great group of people and for which she welcomes any support–financial or otherwise. (One classmate already generously donated $30,000 towards the cause.)

But that showing was months ago. Paraphrasing Paul Harvey, how’d you like to know the rest of the story?

Mele teaching

Meleanna discussing her mural with Punahou students.

During the course of the October showing, Meleanna was visited by a group of Punahou teachers who liked what they saw. Actually, they liked it enough to ask that (more…)

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Do you know that Punahou is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its founding this school year?

Flaming P Panorama

LOOKING OVER THE FLAMING “P” set up from the Dole Hall balcony.

If you haven’t been on campus I would forgive you this oversight. If you have been, I would have to ask, “Where have you been?”

The signs of the anniversary are everywhere. And, with this Friday marking (more…)

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