Month: July 2017

Jatin Pandya

Jason Pandya is a first-year student at KCC who is planning to major in Information Technology (IT). His interest in this field stemmed from his experiences at Kaiser High School, having been in clubs like Maker Lab, where students would find spare computers and upgrade it to make them work. Pandya has always enjoyed computers and is excited for his Introduction to Computer Science (ICS) course this coming school year. For now, Pandya is working at the KCC bookstore for this summer as well as the following semester.

An interesting fact about Pandya is that he is the son of Professor Pandya, a chemistry teacher at KCC.

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KCC Summer Food Service Program Reaches Out To Community

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer For three years, KCC’s Culinary Arts program has been running the Summer Food Service Program, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program that feeds underprivileged children in various housing communities during summer programs in order to provide them with nutritious and well-balanced meals at no charge. Spearheaded and approached by Ramona Mullahey from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Jennifer Dang from the Hawaiʻi Child Nutrition Program (HCNP), they turned to KCC with the hopes that its Culinary Arts program could collaborate with vendors in producing...

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Hidden Gem: Pahipahiʻālua Beach

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer Located on the North Shore just before Kawela Bay, locals and visitors can spend time at a secluded and relaxing beach that isn’t visited or known by many. Pahipahiʻālua Beach, which is lined with several rental beach homes similar to Kawela Bay, provides a calming environment for those who just want to surf and swim, read on the beach, or even do energetic activities. Although there is no parking lot that automatically takes beach-goers onto the sand, interested visitors have the option of parking at Waialeʻe Beach Park and walking over to Pahipahiʻālua Beach from...

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Despite Overall Enrollment Decline at UH Mānoa, Freshmen Numbers Up

By Chris Takahashi | Staff Writer At the UH Board of Regents meeting held on June 1, 2017, UH Mānoa President David Lassner addressed the regents by citing dipping enrollment figures. He said in his remarks, “I will say that in facing a zero percent tuition increase in the next fiscal year, coupled with declining enrollment, and, at UH Mānoa enrollment has declined for five straight years and more worrisome is that it has declined at an accelerating rate in each of those five years [sic].” The decline in enrollment at UH Mānoa mirrors a trend seen across the...

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The Mission to Becoming Local: Kakaʻako Kitchen

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer With still enough time this summer vacation, it allows busy college students to take the time to catch up with old and new friends. This past Saturday, I got together with a friend that I made in my English 271N class, who I only began getting close with by the end of this past Spring 2017 semester. With so many different places to choose to eat at, her and I decided that we try out Kakaʻako Kitchen in the Ward Village Shopping Center, to which I was surprised at how flavorful and filling...

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Kitty Hino

Kitty Hino is in her third year of working at UH Mānoa in the field of education. She also wears another, yet similar, hat by coordinating leadership programs for high school-aged youth from Japan through the Lokahi Foundation, where she also works.

Hino holds a certificate in legal studies from KCC and has even spent time as a program coordinator at the Honda International Center. When time permits, you’ll find Hino in the ocean. She’s passionate about night diving — her favorite spot is off the coast of Kāhala — and bodyboarding “Walls” in Waikiki.

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Team Hawaiʻi Places Third in National Culinary Competition

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer Team Hawaiʻi of the KCC Culinary Arts program placed third with silver after competing in the Cook. Craft. Create. American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Convention and Show from July 11 to 13 in Orlando, Fl. The team, comprised of six culinary student chefs, competed against three regional colleges and a Hawaiʻi military team at a ballroom in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort—resulting in one gold, two silver, and two bronze medals. The team first started with a cold platter consisting of rabbit, corn, peas, habaneros, and red lentils. All five teams were given five hours...

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Hidden Gem: Ethiopian Love

BY KAYLA VALERA | STAFF WRITER Tucked away in Chinatown along Smith Street, the only Ethiopian restaurant on Oʻahu, Ethiopian Love, has been welcoming visitors to try its authentic and cultural dishes for the past two and a half years. However, the owners, Abraham Samuel and his partner Fay Shewakena, started making flavorful foods native to their country ever since they were a pop-up eatery on Kapahulu back in 2012. The inspiration to open the restaurant came from their exposure to other restaurants on the mainland. Having traveled to nearly 40 states in the U.S., the couple noticed that most places that served traditional Ethiopian food didn’t taste...

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  • Kona DiasKona Dias
    Kona Dias is a second year student at KCC who is studying to major in either Politics, Economics, or Astronomy. Those subjects fascinate him the most. Dias first found interest in Economics when the Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in 2008. "I am tired going through booms and busts," said Dias. "What I mean by that is I am tired of artificially low interest rates and central planning." In his free time, Dias practices one of his countless hobbies including boxing, tennis, basketball, sprinting, soccer, and reading. Dias has no plans of going Black Friday shopping because he is not a "materialistic type of person." Instead, Dias plans to study hard to raise his grades and prepare for the upcoming finals.