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  • President's Desk

    A Spring of Renewal

    Just as fresh water continues to replenish our beloved New Spring, Ka Punahou, the education of our children is flourishing because of Punahou’s commitment to its own renewal and improvement.

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  • Global Ed

    Global Exchange

    A Trail Guide to Hosting International Students

    Every year, dozens of Punahou parents offer their children a unique cross-cultural learning experience by hosting international students in one of the School’s global education programs.

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  • Athletics

    Training Teamwork Tradition

    Punahou’s Swim Program is Built on Individual Strength and Team Support

    It is difficult to understand the mindset of a swimmer and the concept of a swim team. A Punahou swimmer is likely to train year-round, sometimes twice a day.

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  • Buff 'n Blue Journal

    William Finnegan is Writer-in-Residence

    William Finnegan, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of four nonfiction novels, visited Punahou School as a writer-in-residence from Feb. 24 – March 7, 2014.

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  • Alumni Profiles

    H. Lorrin Lau ‘50

    Defender of Women’s Health

    A rabbit, a toad or a frog. Before home pregnancy kits became widely available in the 1970s, testing involved injecting a patient’s urine into one of these animals and watching for reactions.

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  • Alumni Profiles

    Alma Lau ’77 Grocki

    Breaking Glass Ceilings in Service

    The career of Hawai‘i’s first woman appointed to the United States Naval Academy got off to an auspicious start. Immediately after arriving in Annapolis, Md., as part of the Academy’s second class to admit women, Alma Lau ’77 Grocki headed to the armory to register a rifle – the same one she had used at Punahou School while competing in riflery as a member of JROTC.

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  • Alumni Profiles

    Currun Singh ’03

    International Justice Advocate

    Currun Singh ’03 doesn’t sugarcoat the dangers of living in Tripoli, Libya’s turbulent capital, where bombings and assassination attempts are widespread.

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  • Puns in Print

    Puns in Print

    Works by Michael Baughman ’55, Mike Befeler ’62, William Carney ’66, Dan Chun ’69, Karen Elizaga ’88, David Eyre ’64, William Grant ’64, Kaui Hart Hemmings ’94, Lavonne Leong ’93, Letitia Moffitt ’86, Karl Polifka ’59, Karl Rohnke ’54, MaryAlice Whitecliff ’82 Tomoeda, Jean Wong ’58, Lillian Chung ’56 Woo and Kirby Wright ’73.

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  • Buff 'n Blue Journal

    Punahou Named 2013 – 2015 Apple Distinguished School

    Punahou School has received renewed status as a 2013 – 2015 Apple Distinguished School for its leadership in integrating technology into the learning environment.

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  • Donor Profiles

    Cara Nakamura ’95 and David Ball

    Honoring a Family Legacy by Paying It Forward

    For Cara Nakamura ’95, Punahou was a place to dream without restraint and experience without fear, in the company of dedicated mentors and friends, and with unmatched resources available at every turn.

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  • Buff 'n Blue Journal

    Labyrinth Maker Traces New Paths at Punahou

    Labyrinth artist Lars Howlett visited Punahou this spring for the 14th Annual Spirit and Service Speaker Series.

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  • Buff 'n Blue Journal

    Art Students Recognized with Scholastic Awards

    Five Punahou students were honored this year at the 51st Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards, celebrated at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum on Feb. 15, 2014.

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  • Buff 'n Blue Journal

    Punahou Website and Bulletin Win CASE Awards of Excellence

    The Punahou website and Punahou Bulletin each won 2014 CASE District VII Awards of Excellence in communication.

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  • Athletics

    For the Record

    WINTER 2013 – 2014 Varsity Teams

    Bastketball, Paddling, Swimming/Diving, Air Riflery, Soccer and Wrestling.

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  • Final Say

    The Perfect Finish

    Devastated. Disappointed. Defeated. Just a few of the words I use when people ask me to recount our 2011 loss in the state championship football game.

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  • Final Say

    Gaijin

    The Japanese word for foreigner is gaijin. This is a label that has haunted me, comforted me and shaped me throughout my life.

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  • Features

    Punahou in 50 Objects

    The Sweet Truth Behind Carnival’s Iconic Treat

    For many, simply mentioning the Punahou Carnival evokes memories of its hot, sugar-coated malasadas.

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