“Raise Your Hand” is a monthly editorial column written by high school students and their peers in collaboration with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Its purpose is to provide a platform for youth voice, particularly DOE students. Since its start in March 2016, over 25 articles have been published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
We fervently believe that when youth are allowed to voice their opinions, amazing feats are accomplished. A young adult’s concerns are not only about school lunches, bullies, or the dress code. The younger generation is just as passionate and invested as their adult counterparts in issues facing our world. After all, they are our future leaders.
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IF YOU’RE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IN HAWAII, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US!
- Oct 8, 2019 Gen Z's Depression From Social Media
- Sep 6, 2019 Look to Hawaii’s Past to Build Future
- August 2019
- Jul 7, 2019 Please, Don’t Choose Ignorance
- Jun 3, 2019 Lessons from a graduate: Expand your horizons
- May 6, 2019 ISLES MUST GET PAST PSEUDO-DIVERSITY
- Apr 24, 2019 Fight Unreasonable Health Care Costs
- March 2019
- Feb 4, 2019 Support Merit-Based Immigration System
- Jan 6, 2019 Cost Is Daunting, But College Is Worth It
- Dec 2, 2018 From future leaders, advice for the governor
- November 2018
- October 2018
- Sep 11, 2018 Bridging cultures on the basketball court
- Aug 6, 2018 Free the Internet: Support net neutrality
- July 2018
- Jun 4, 2018 Appreciation for inspiring teachers
- May 13, 2018 The Value in E-Waste
- Apr 1, 2018 Hawaii's Role as a Progressive Stronghold
- Mar 6, 2018 Government transparency after the missile threat
- Feb 21, 2018 Pro-Gun Control: The Economics of Gun Control
- Feb 21, 2018 ANTI-GUN CONTROL: RISKY REVISIONISM OF SECOND AMENDMENT
- January 2018
Don't let drug use cripple your dreams
A good education should be healthy, too
Generation Zers not lazy, just doing life differently
Trump: Doing more good than harm?
Let actions, ideas flow on conserving isles' water
Despite obstacles, robotics is truly inspirational
Foreign films expand cultural dialogue
Diabetes marks Hawaii's healthy rank
Build each other up, not cut others down
Should Kaiser have canceled football?
Bilingual door widens student potential
Discussions help pop political "bubbles"
A commitment to change: Hawaii youth speak out
Looking beyond the mirror
Youth, creativity and the power of community
Remembering Lanai's hertiage, values
From Facebook status to shared voice
Tenacity is key to solving our problems
The true meaning of sustainability
Leadership not about a single person
Use surplus to invest in our future
Transition Center at Radford helps students adjust