Month: April 2017

Brennan Duan

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.

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James Spray

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.”

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  • Satya Sokei-BhanotSatya Sokei-Bhanot
    20 year old Satya Sokei-Bhanot is a first year Liberal Arts major from Kaimuki. He currently works at the testing facility at Llama Library, but he hopes to achieve a law degree. Since both of his parents and his uncles are all lawyers, he wants to understand how law works. "It seems pretty interesting ... and it's mostly common sense when it comes to figuring out if someone's guilty or not," Sokei-Bhanot stated, "There's a lot [of different types of lawyers], but I'll probably be a prosecutor." After he graduated high school, he is mostly staying home at home and relaxing when not working or studying. Once he finishes his two years at KCC, he is willing to move from Hawaiʻi for a better education, though he'd prefer to stay here.

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