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Student Reflections on COVID-19, Part Four


HIKI NŌ continues its series of reflections on how COVID-19 has changed students’ lives as they shelter-in-place from their homes.


This episode includes the youngest Student Reflection correspondent—Dayvan Wong. Dayvan is a 5th grader at Waiākea Elementary School on Hawaiʻi Island. Dayvan bemoans the fact that sheltering at home gives him too much unstructured time. “After you finish doing homework you just have too much free time on your hands,” says Dayvan. “To me it’s like getting chocolate bars. One is okay, but too many drives you crazy.”


Other student correspondents who share their reflections in this episode include: Faʻamalosi Moeaʻi, a freshman at Hāna School in East Maui; Brayden Vierra-Hiromoto, a sophomore at Kalāheo High School in Windward Oʻahu; Terrysa Uyeno, an 8th grader at Waiʻanae Intermediate School in West Oʻahu; Emma Jane Roy, a 7th grader at ʻĪao School on Maui; and Matthew Nakamura, a senior at Trinity Christian School on Oʻahu.


Topics range from the lockdown providing the opportunity to bond with a younger sibling to the uncertainty of life in these unprecedented times to being home schooled.




Students from Kalani High School on Oʻahu tell the story of a young dancer/choreographer who has discovered her passion for teaching. Students from Moanalua Middle School on Oʻahu explore the need to develop a younger donor base for the Blood Bank. Students from Kalāheo High School on Oʻahu highlight a young HIKI NŌ reporter who gains valuable insight into the world of journalism by interviewing the CEO of PBS National Paula Kerger during her visit to PBS Hawaiʻi.




Part 1 of 3


Part 1


Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, this coming-of-age story, set against the backdrop of the Civil War, follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, the girls navigate sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.




Part 2 of 3


Part 2


As Marmee waits by her husband’s sickbed, the March sisters must fend for themselves at home. Together they face unrequited love, hurtful rumors and trouble at school. But when Beth falls dangerously ill, Laurie sends for Marmee to return home.


Relief sweeps over the family when Beth recovers and Mr. March returns home for Christmas. Jo hears promising news about her writing, while Meg and John Brooke’s relationship develops.


The family holds a joyous wedding ceremony, but Jo grows anxious: the future for her and her loved ones seems fraught with challenges.




Part 3 of 3


Part 3


A year has passed and there are new additions to the March family – but there is worry all around as Beth’s health and spirits flag.


Amy is chosen over Jo to accompany Aunt Carroll’s daughter on a tour of Europe. A distraught Jo flees to New York to pursue her career, where she meets the kind Professor Bhaer. But devastating news from home cuts her adventure short.


As their paths cross in Europe, Amy and Laurie’s friendship develops into something more. The family reunites upon Amy’s return, which is made more joyful by unexpected news and a surprise visitor.




Sister Acts

Sister Acts: The McGuire Sisters


Air date: Fri., Dec. 4, 10:30 pm


Kathy Lennon and Tina Cole host this new special dedicated to the sweet, sentimental sounds of sibling singing groups. Featured groups and songs include: The Andrews Sisters (“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”); The McGuire Sisters (“Just For Old Time’s Sake”); The King Sisters (“It’s Easy to Remember”); The Lennon Sisters (“Tonight You Belong to Me”); and more.