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FMHS wave in front of school
The Fa'asao Marist High School Specialized Science Class in partnership with the school’s HOSA Chapter organized a week filled with activities to raise awareness about suicide prevention from Sept 27-Oct. 1. The week kicked off with FMHS students wearing purple shirts during a wave along the school...
Homeland Security staff at a wave
 This group photo posted to the local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) Facebook page, shows participants at the Wednesday “wave” on the main road at Tafuna, to close out American Samoa’s “Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness Week”, which started on Sept. 23rd and ended on Sept. 29th. [photo:...
Famlies with signs at World Hearts Day wave
This photo posted to the Health Department’s Facebook page shows some of the participants in yesterday’s DoH “wave” marking September 29th as World Hearts Day. “Do something fun and active today to keep your heart healthy,” said DoH. [photo: DoH]
2019 was 10th year anniversary of the 2009 earthquake & tsunami
This Samoa News file photo remembers the tragic event that happened on Sept. 29, 2009. Pictured is the ASG sponsored memorial service for the 10th anniversary of the 2009 tsunami held in September 2019 at Veterans Memorial Monument in Tafuna where empty chairs signify the lives of those lost and...
Temple Square
Washington, D.C. — In August, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement to its 19 million adherents around the globe: “We want to do all we can to limit the spread of these viruses,” wrote Russell M. Nelson, the church’s president, along with the two most senior apostles...
Samoana Sharks Marcus Samia storming down field
Samoana Sharks Marcus Samia storming down field to spot Samoana a big first down during the second quarter of their varsity match up against the Leone Lions. Samoana won 33 - 20. [photo: Tony Gasu]
Particpants at the Rotaract Club of Pago Pago fundraiser
The Cornhole Tournament was held in early September by the Rotaract Club of Pago Pago to raise funds to build a new public playground at Lions Park. It was their first major fundraiser towards their project. The project has been met with overwhelming support from local businesses, with Bluesky...
brain images of older person and younger person
College Station, TEXAS — With more than 18 months of the pandemic in the rearview mirror, researchers have been steadily gathering new and important insights into the effects of COVID-19 on the body and brain. These findings are raising concerns about the long-term impacts that the coronavirus...
People getting vaccinated in Samoa during a vaccination drive
Yesterday was the second and final day of lockdown in Samoa with health authorities going door to door to administer Covid-19 vaccines. Around 7,000 doses of AstraZeneca were administered on Thursday as part of the two-day roll out. Despite the strict lockdown, from 8am to 6pm, it is not compulsory...
Fo’i Shaw, Justus Tavai and Isaiah Tufaga
Fo’i Shaw, Justus Tavai and Isaiah Tufaga honor their Alma Mater, a post game tradition for the University of Hawaii Football Team.  The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors were defeated by San Jose State University Spartans 17-13 in an extremely close, well battled game, at UH' s Clarence T.C....

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