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The Right Outfit: Halloween costumes should be cautious toward sensitive subjects but not restricted because of fear of cultural appropriation

The Right Outfit: Halloween costumes should be cautious toward sensitive subjects but not restricted because of fear of cultural appropriation

Sowmya Chundi

October 24, 2019

Just last year, Auli’i Cravalho, the actress who played Moana, declared it “absolutely appropriate” for kids to dress up as the Polynesian princess as long as it was in the “spirit of love.” But people were quick to dismiss her opinion, saying it doesn’t speak for everyone, and that there...

CHS students discuss minority representation in new Disney movie, “Moana”

Hawaiian and Junior Catherine “Kate” Adaniya holds a family blanket. The pattern on the blanket represents many beliefs and traditions in Hawaiian culture.

Lin-Lin Mo, Feature Reporter

November 17, 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios will release a new princess movie next Wednesday titled “Moana,” which is about a Polynesian warrior princess who joins the demigod Maui to become a master-wayfinder to help save her people. Directed by the duo Ron Clements and John Musker, “Moana” has been praised by...