Imua ʻIolani

2022-2023 Staff

Dr. Jade Higa
Advisor

Dr. Jade Higa

Hi! I’m Dr. Higa, and this is my first year with IMUA and my fourth year at ʻIolani. I’m excited to work with the brilliant staff at IMUA in addition to teaching 9th grade English and Asian American Literature. Apart from...

Ms. Leigh Morrison
Advisor

Ms. Leigh Morrison

Hi, I'm Ms. M. This is my fourth year as an Imua advisor! I also work in the Communications Department at ‘Iolani School as the Director of Visual Design. Creating publications has been a passion of mine throughout my professional...

Mr. Chase Wiggins ’06
Advisor

Mr. Chase Wiggins ’06

Aloha, I'm Mr. W. This is my fourth year as an Imua advisor! I also work in the Residential Life Program as an Associate Director, and teach an elective in the English department. I have loved immersing myself in a good book since...

Skye B.
Print Editor-in-Chief

Skye B.

Hi, my name is Skye! I joined Imua in 8th grade because it was the only available writing elective, and I stuck with it because I love the journalistic process, especially designing and editing. This is my fifth year in Imua, ...

Brandon N.
Print Content Editor

Brandon N.

Hello everyone! My name is Brandon and I am this year’s Print Content Editor. I entered ‘Iolani as a freshman and I’m now a junior. Last year, I made the wonderful decision to join Imua. I joined Imua so that I would be able...

Jude H.
Editor-at-Large

Jude H.

Hi, I’m Jude, a junior and the Editor-at-Large here at Imua. I initially joined Imua back in my freshman year here at ‘Iolani as I wanted to improve my writing and interviewing skills. Two years later and I’m still here, n...

Kip G.
Online Content Editor

Kip G.

Hi everyone! I’m Kip, this year’s Imua Online Content Editor! I’m a junior, and this is my third year being a part of Imua. I joined this class in freshman year because I’ve always had a penchant for writing and I reall...

Devin P.
Online Editor-in-Chief

Devin P.

Hi, I’m Devin! I am a junior and this is my fourth year as a member of the Imua Newsroom and I will be this year’s Online Editor-in-Chief. I was previously an Online Content Editor last year and I look forward to the continued...

Makai M.
Social Media Editor

Makai M.

Hello! My name is Makai Monaco and I joined Imua in eighth grade. I decided to join the class simply to fill an extra free period and I’ve come to love the class and the people in it. This is my fourth year in Imua and I’m e...

WanHao S.
Associate Social Media Editor

WanHao S.

Hi, my name is WanHao and I am a sophomore. I came to ‘Iolani in sixth grade and I joined Imua last year to try something interesting. In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends and I also like to play sports. I play w...

Kaelyn P.
Photo Editor

Kaelyn P.

Hi! My name is Kaelyn and I am Imua’s Photo Editor. Last year, I joined Imua as a freshman and have grown passionate about writing and photography through taking this class. I joined Imua because I always enjoyed reading the qu...

Anya P.
Design Editor

Anya P.

Hi! My name is Anya and I am Imua’s Design Editor. I joined Imua as a freshman and am now a sophomore. I originally joined Imua because I couldn’t get ceramics or photography, so it was my last choice. However, after being he...

Taybr A.
Staff Writer

Taybr A.

Hi, my name is Taybr. I attended Pearlridge Elementary before entering ‘Iolani school in 7th grade. I am a sophomore and I have been interested and intrigued by Imua since my first introduction to it in my homeroom. I remembe...

Naomi M.
Staff Writer

Naomi M.

Hi, my name is Naomi and I’m in eighth grade. I joined Imua Newsroom this year since I want to improve my writing skills and have a new experience. My hope for Newsroom is also to find a new passion and meet new people. I began at...

Perle S.
Staff Writer

Perle S.

Hi my name is Perle. I joined Imua last year 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’m from ...

Edward S.
Staff Writer

Edward S.

Hi everyone, my name is Edward, I am a sophomore and this is my third year at ‘Iolani School. I joined IMUA because I wanted to try something new. My hobbies are sports like golf and soccer. I also like to draw in my free ti...

Gabby K.
Staff Writer

Gabby K.

Hi! My name is Gabby Kim and I am currently an eighth grader. I joined the ‘Iolani community in fourth grade, and this is my first year at Imua. I decided to join Imua because every time the Imua issue was distributed in homero...

Chisato T.
Staff Writer

Chisato T.

Hi, my name is Chisato. I decided to join Imua this year to build a better connection with my community, and expose myself to the diverse skill set this newsroom offers. As a sophomore, this is my second year at ‘Iolani, an...

Finley F.
Staff Writer

Finley F.

Hey! I'm Finley, I'm in eighth grade and this is my first year in Imua! I decided to join because I want to be more involved in the school while writing and I thought Imua was the perfect place to start. I also really enjoy p...

Yana L.
Staff Writer

Yana L.

Hi! My name is Yana, and this is my first year at Imua. I joined Imua because I enjoy screenwriting and want to get better at character development for movie scripts, so getting more writing experience of any kind would be helpful. O...

Phoebe H.
Staff Writer

Phoebe H.

Hi, my name is Phoebe and I’m an eighth grader here at ‘Iolani. I decided to join Imua to explore a new class. I have never tried journaling or any type of newsroom ever before, so this class should be a blast. I also decid...

Via J.
Staff Writer

Via J.

Hi, my name is Via and I am in eighth grade and joined Imua this year. I joined this class to experience new things and learn how to improve my writing and journaling skills. I am also hoping to become more qualified for the y...

Joshua O.
Staff Writer

Joshua O.

Hi, my name is Joshua and I’m in 9th grade. This is my fourth year at ‘Iolani but my first year in Imua. I joined Imua because I wanted to try something new and learn more about journalism. My favorite food is mac and che...

Noah C.
Staff Writer

Noah C.

Hi, my name is Noah and I’m in 8th grade. This is my third year at ‘Iolani and my first year in Imua Newsroom. I decided to join Imua because I was interested in trying a new elective after previously enrolled in Video Ga...

Sabinne M.
Staff Writer

Sabinne M.

Hi! I’m Sabinne and this is my first year in Imua. I’ve been at ‘Iolani for nine years and decided eighth grade was time for a much needed change. Initially, I was drawn to Imua because I have a passion for English. Thr...

Naomi N.
Staff Writer

Naomi N.

Hey! My name is Naomi and this is my first year in Imua. I’m currently in 8th grade and I’ve been at ‘Iolani since kindergarten. I decided to enroll in Imua because I wanted to enhance my writing skills and explore elec...

Leah C.
Staff Writer

Leah C.

Hi, I’m Leah and I’m in 8th grade. I joined Imua because I thought it would be cool to try something new and reach out my comfort zone a little bit. Also, I hope to have a ton of fun in this class this year.  I joined ‘...

Kolt K.
Staff Writer

Kolt K.

My name is Kolt and I am a freshman. This will be my first year being a part of Imua. I joined Imua to embrace my passion for writing. The idea of spreading influential messages and giving insight using only words always insp...

Kai K.
Staff Writer

Kai K.

My name is Kai. I am in 11th grade and this is my first year in Imua. I joined Imua because I wanted to try a new thing that seemed fun and also looked interesting. I also want to work on my writing skills and learn more abou...

Sophie P.
Staff Writer

Sophie P.

Hi, my name is Sophie! This is my first year at Imua and my second year at ‘Iolani. I decided to join Imua because I’ve always been interested in journalism, and when my friend Skye told me about IMua, I knew it was someth...

Makena K.
Staff Writer

Makena K.

Hi! My name is Makena and I am an eighth grader. I joined the ‘Iolani community last year, in seventh grade, and this is my first year at Imua. I joined the class because my mom is a news reporter and I wanted to understand what...

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