Always a Voice for Students

Imua ʻIolani

Always a Voice for Students

Imua ʻIolani

Always a Voice for Students

Imua ʻIolani

2023-2024 Staff

Devin P.
Overall Editor-in-Chief

Devin P.

Hi everyone, I’m Devin! I am a senior and this is my fifth year as a member of the Imua Newsroom and I will be the Overall Editor-in-Chief this year. I was previously the Online Editor-in-Chief last year and I look forward to t...

Brandon Christian N.
Print Editor-in-Chief

Brandon Christian N.

Aloha! My name is Brandon and I am this year’s Print Editor-in-Chief. I entered ‘Iolani as a freshman and I am excited to end my senior year with a bang. As a sophomore, I decided to join Imua in order to write articles that...

Kaelyn P.
Print Content Editor

Kaelyn P.

Hi! My name is Kaelyn and I am Imua Newsroom’s Print Content Editor. While I am currently a junior, I joined this class in the 9th grade since I loved reading the Imua issue that was delivered every quarter in homeroom! Bec...

Faithe (Kip) G.
Online Editor-in-Chief

Faithe (Kip) G.

Hello hello! I’m Faithe (nicknamed Kip by some of my friends), and I am Imua’s online editor in chief. I joined Imua in my freshman year because I always carried my love for writing close to my heart, and I also wanted to ...

Anya P.
Online Content Editor

Anya P.

I am Anya, the Online Content Editor of Imua. I am a junior now, but started at Imua during my Freshman year. I initially didn’t even want to take this class, but all my first choice electives had no more room, so I was forc...

Perle S.
Managing Editor

Perle S.

Hello my name is Perle. I joined Imua two years ago, as a sophomore because I was always interested in journalism. I continued this year because not only did I learn more about writing, I became part of the Imua community. I�...

Naomi M.
Managing Editor Shadow

Naomi M.

Hi! My name is Naomi Matsuura and this is my second year in Imua Newsroom. I joined last year to improve my writing skills and I’m continuing into my Freshman year since it gives me the opportunity to learn skills such as photogr...

Sabinne M.
Copy Editor

Sabinne M.

Hi, I’m Sabinne! I’m currently a freshman. This is my second year writing for Imua, and my first year as the copy editor. I initially joined Imua to escape the orchestra program, but ended up loving the creative freedom I f...

Makai M.
Social Media Editor

Makai M.

Hi, I am Makai! This is my fifth year in Imua. I joined in 8th grade and have been a part of the class ever since. I currently serve as the Social Media Editor. The many fun times and great people have kept me going in Imua....

WanHao S.
Associate Social Media Editor

WanHao S.

My name is WanHao and this is my third year in Imua. I joined Imua in 9th grade because I would always see the magazines distributed in homeroom and I was interested in where it came from. I heard it was a class and so I decided...

Sophie P.
Photo/Design Editor

Sophie P.

Hi, my name is Sophie, and I am Imua’s Photo and Design Editor. This is my second year at Imua and my third year at ‘Iolani. I decided to join Imua because I’ve always been interested in journalism, photography, and storytelling...

Gabby K.
Design Editor Shadow

Gabby K.

Hi everyone! My name is Gabby, and I am headed into my second year here at Imua. I joined as an eighth grader last year, mainly out of my passion for writing. I loved the flexibility this class allowed students to have, with ...

Olivia L.
Art Director

Olivia L.

My name is Olivia, and I am a senior! My position is the art editor, and this is my third year in IMUA. I am really passionate about art, drawing and writing. And I also enjoy reading books during my free time.

Jude H.
Editor-at-Large

Jude H.

Hi, I’m Jude and I’m the Senior Editor-at-Large for Iolani’s Imua publication. I’ve been at Imua since my Freshman year, meaning that I’ve been writing for about three years. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, singing,...

Chisato T.
Podcasts

Chisato T.

Hi! I’m Chisato, and I’m your Podcast Bro! I joined Imua because I’m fascinated by investigative journalism and, surprise, podcasts and books with a journalistic angle. I’m also a member of the Econ Club, the Citizens’...

Maia K.
Staff

Maia K.

Hi, I’m Maia Kazama and currently a freshman here. I’ve been attending ‘Iolani since Kindergarten, and this is my first year with Imua. I joined to improve my writing skills and to start with photography since it seemed int...

Brooke J.
Staff

Brooke J.

Aloha kākou! My name is Brooke, and I am a junior in my first year as an Imua journalist. I have goals to be a news reporter when I grow up and love investigating and interviewing my community. Not only is journalism my passi...

Kai K.
Staff

Kai K.

My name is Kai Knudsen and I joined Imua last year. I am in the 12th grade and I joined Imua because I was always interested in how these articles were made and I am still interested in the perspective of journalists in sports and ot...

Adrian P.
Staff

Adrian P.

Hi my name is Adrian, I am in 8th grade. This is my first year in Imua, and I wanted to join to learn more about photography and reporting. So far, I have liked taking pictures of campus events and sports games. I also enjoy ...

Alessia P.
Staff

Alessia P.

Hi! My name is Alessia and I am in eighth grade. This is not only my first year at Imua but my first year at ‘Iolani. I decided to join Imua because my favorite subject is English and I wanted to enhance my writing skills as...

Hudson G.
Staff

Hudson G.

Howdy! I’m Hudson! Hudson the eight-grader! I’m new here, so someone ought to teach you ‘bout little old me! I’m just your average artist! I do digital, music, and pixel art! I primarily participate in the Tabletop RPG...

Madeline Lucy N.
Staff

Madeline Lucy N.

Hello, my name is Madeline Lucy. I entered ‘Iolani School as a freshman and I’m now a sophomore. I joined Imua Newsroom because I wanted to embrace my passion for reading and writing. I am on the ‘Iolani kayaking and padd...

Makena K.
Staff

Makena K.

Hi! My name is Makena and I am a freshman. I joined the ‘Iolani community two years ago, in seventh grade, and this is my second year at Imua. I joined the class because my mom is a news reporter and I wanted to understand what...

Mia R.
Staff

Mia R.

My name is Mia and I’m in 10th grade. Last year I submitted several art pieces for both online and print articles, but this is my first year in the Imua class. I’ve found it super fun so far. I joined because I wanted to improve...

Naya S.
Staff

Naya S.

My name is Naya and I am an eighth grader at ‘Iolani School. This is my first year in Imua Newsroom. I joined Imua because I wanted to try photography while improving my writing skills.

Chloe P.
Staff

Chloe P.

Hi, I’m Chloe! I am a freshman and this is my first year in Imua. I decided to join Imua because I wanted to explore journalism and enhance my writing skills. Furthermore, I really enjoyed reading Imua every quarter to learn mor...

Tommy A.
Staff

Tommy A.

My name is Tommy and I am in 8th grade. This is my first year doing Imua. I joined Imua because I am interested in design and writing which are two things that I know Imua can help me with. I am very excited to do Imua this ye...

Leah C.
Staff

Leah C.

Hi, my name is Leah! This is my second year at Imua and I’m part of the staff. I like going to the beach and eating good food with friends. My favorite color is hot pink and I have a dog, his name is Duke. Knock knock, whos...

Maia G.
Staff

Maia G.

Aloha! Bonjour! こんにちは!Hello! My name is Maia, and I am a junior working as a journalist for IMUA for the first time. I am so fortunate to begin writing as part of the IMUA Staff, for I cannot wait to learn more abo...

Thomas O.
Staff

Thomas O.

My name is Thomas Oberholzer. I am in 8th grade. This is my first year. I joined Imua because I like taking photos and photography. I enjoy running and reading, specifically about science. 

Phoebe H.
Staff

Phoebe H.

Hi! My name is Phoebe and I’m a freshman at ‘Iolani School. This is my second year as an Imua Newsroom staff member! I originally chose Imua last year to try something new and enhance my writing skills, but I came back again...

Naomi N.
Staff

Naomi N.

Hi, my name is Naomi and I am in ninth grade. This is my tenth year at ‘Iolani and my second year in Imua Newsroom. I joined Imua as an eighth grader last year because I wanted to explore new electives and strengthen my writing ...

Joey D.
Staff

Joey D.

My name is Joey and I am a sophomore. This is my first year in Imua and I joined to learn more about writing news and covering the interesting activities and collaborations happening on Campus. Here’s a quick fun fact: I ha...

Taybr A.
Staff

Taybr A.

Hi, my name is Taybr Alexio, I am a junior and have been a part of Imua’s staff for two years. I initially joined Imua because I enjoy writing and news reporting. My hobbies include soccer, hiking, and traveling! ...