Month: August 2017

Meio University Signs 1st Agreement with Community College

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer On Wednesday, students and faculty members of KCC and Meio University watched as President Natsunori Yamazato, executive director Toi Nakayama of the Center for International Exchange, chair Joe Overton of the Honda International Center, and interim vice chancellor Susan Kazama of Academic Affairs sign an agreement for Meio University’s International Academic Exchange Program to send its students to KCC to study. According to Yamazato, the exchange program made between KCC and Meio University will go into effect immediately. Located in Nago in the Okinawa Prefecture of Japan, Meio University continues to reach out...

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Word on the Street: Lottery

By Kayla Valera | Staff Writer In light of the Powerball Lottery that is currently going on, what would you spend your winnings on if you hit the billion-dollar jackpot? Staci Tran  Age: 20 Hometown: Kaimukī Major: Liberal Arts “I came from a hard family situation, so I would invest in a home and help my little brothers and sisters. Family came into mind first since we live off of so little.” Jaeden Age: 20 Hometown: Moanalua Major: Art “I’d cut [the billion-dollar winnings] in half. Put half of it in what’s going on in Texas, and then spend...

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Tevin Reiger

Tevin Reiger is a first-year student attending KCC majoring in Business. Reiger chose to attend KCC because of its convenient location and closeness to home, and also because he felt that starting off at a community college rather than a university was ideal.

When he earns his business degree, Reiger, who is openly gay, hopes to open up a restaurant similar to Hooters that would be made comfortable for anyone of the gay community. He explained that at night, the restaurant would turn into a nightclub setting that would host drag shows and more.

“Another business that I kind of want to open is a place where gay teens, and just teens in general who are under the age of 18 or 18 and under, can go have fun and be themselves but in a safe environment,” Reiger said.

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KCC’s Dean of Arts and Sciences Keeps Hawaiian Culture Alive

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer At the age of 17, Nāwa’a Napolean took off three months after graduating from high school and traveled to the islands of Rarotonga (the Cook Islands), Fiji, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, and New Zealand. Although he was unsure of what his overall purpose was for his travels, he knew that he wanted to learn more about what occurred on the islands of Polynesia and Melanesia. His travels did not play a role in his decision of attending college and what he would study, but rather because his mother insisted that he...

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Word on the Street: Summer

By Kayla Valera | Staff Writer What did you do over summer break? Bless Angelica Dulluog Hometown: Kalihi Major: Nursing First-Year Student   Over the summer, Dulluog worked at the Maluhia Long Term Care Facility at Hala Drive in Kalihi. She has been working under the Recreational Therapy (R.T.) department for the past six months ever since she did work study there in high school. Jolito Topinio  Hometown: Kalihi Major: Health Science First-Year Student “Summer was great,” said Topinio as he recalled his trip to Orlando, Florida.  Under the Health Occupations for Students of America (HOSA), Topinio was able...

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Top 10 Features of KCC for Students to Take Advantage Of

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer On a community college campus, students typically tend to attend their classes for the day and leave immediately after. Faculty, staff members, and even students of the Chartered Student Organizations (CSOs) have been working to figure out new ways to encourage students to stay on campus and take advantage of what the campus has to offer. However, even if more lounges were to be created or if new computers were to be installed into the Lama Library, there are already several features that KCC has and continues to provide for students on campus. Below...

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Hidden Gems of Kauaʻi

By Gavin Arucan | Staff Writer Despite all being in the same state, each Hawaiian island has its own culture. It’s easy to feel like a tourist in your own state when traveling from Oʻahu to any of the outer islands. Kauaʻi, compared to Oʻahu, is a lot more laid back and has its own set of local obsessions. As someone whoh ha spent many summers in the rural west side of Kauaʻi, I have a fairly good grasp on the more obscure, local aspects of the island. Here are just a few of the hidden gems that one...

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Three Part New Student Orientations Eases Students Transition to College

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer It will mark four years since KCC began its mandatory three-part new student orientations (NSO). Coordinated annually by LaVaché Scanlan, the First-Year Experience (FYE) coordinator, NSO’s have taken place for incoming college freshmen for the purpose of preparing them for their transition to college and to provide guidance with registration, campus resources, and more. NSO was made mandatory in 2007 in which high school graduates were assigned a day and time to come to KCC for a College 101 lecture and to register for classes. Held over 10 sessions where 100 students were assigned to...

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  • Alisha Kahele-MannersAlisha Kahele-Manners
    Alisha Kahele-Manners is a second-year student majoring in nursing attending the University of Rhode Island and taking summer school courses at KCC. Kahele-Manners drew inspiration to take up this field of study from visits to her pediatrician, who she shared is a loving and caring doctor in which she was able to build a connection with. Although she is only attending KCC for summer courses, she said that she enjoys the environment of the campus and how small the classes are. "You can see the professors ... they make it easy to go and see them," Kahele-Manners said. "They provide a lot of resources to help you learn here." Kahele-Manners plays soccer during her free time, which is a sport that she developed a passion for during her time at Kamehameha Schools. She made the varsity team during her freshman year, and now, after being recruited to play for college, enjoys it even more, especially since it helps her to pay for tuition.