Brennan Duan is a first-year student at KCC who is striving towards a degree in Liberal Arts. At the same time, Duan says that he wants to do something science related in the future such as botany. On his free time Duan likes to read manga and play video games. One of the games that he enjoys playing is Rune Factory 4 on his Nintendo 3DS. He claims that he has played video games as early as 1999, since he was one-years old. Of the earlier games that he played, Super Smash Bros was one of his favorites.Read More
Month: April 2017
By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer For second-year KCC student Leiolani Malagon-Leon, science has...Read More
By Chris Takahashi | Staff Writer This February, Student Congress passed a resolution to install...Read More
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James Spray is a second-year student ready to graduate from KCC this May. Majoring in Liberal Arts, Spray is looking to attend Arizona State University (ASU) to major in Technical Theatre. He said that going into the theater tech field while at ASU would be like having a job as a carpenter, where he would learn set design and drafting, which connects to his interest of building and creating products. Spray hopes to also play volleyball while at ASU.
Spray shared that his major originally was Kinesiology, however, after taking a theater class at KCC, he was convinced to get back into his passion for theater, recalling memories of fun times he had while taking theater classes for three years in high school. He has been working at the Kennedy Theatre and Chaminade University’s theater departments as a project assistant.
Being that Spray will be graduating this semester, he said that he will miss the professors and counselors the most because of how supportive and helpful they have been. Spray said that his teacher for an Introduction to Health and Wellness class that he took during his first semester at KCC was the most influential teacher that he has had.
“The way he ran the classroom was so different. We were going outside to learn stuff, we were exercising,” Spray said. “He was very knowledgeable, of course, and he shared a lot of his stories which really kind of connects the teacher to the student which is really nice.”
Spray said that the biggest obstacle that he’s faced while in school was finding that drive to stay focused, especially when there are only a few weeks of the semester left.
“I’m slowly going down in classes, and [I’m thinking] ‘I just want this to be over’, but in the back of my head I’m like ‘I need to pass these classes’,” Spray said. “So I would say finding drive in your lazy moments and finding motivation.”Read More
- Makaʻa WatsonMakaʻa Watson is a first-year student attending KCC majoring in Liberal Arts. From Honolulu, HI, the 17-year-old decided to come to KCC after struggling to get accepted to UH Mānoa over this past summer. Beyond this challenge, Watson's decision in attending KCC was also influenced by the several great aspects that he has heard about the campus, the affordability for tuition, and how small the campus is. Watson is taking five classes this semester and enjoys how straightforward his professors are with the learning material. Once he earns his Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, Watson is hoping that it will help transition him into a Pre-Engineering major at UH Mānoa or another university.