Month: October 2017

Accounting Club Seeks Members for Student Night

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer As part of the curriculum for the Accounting 231B Capstone Professional Skills course on campus, students enrolled in this class immediately become a part of its Accounting Club which involves more than just finances. For Kezzo Pacanuayan, a third-year student enrolled in the ACC 231B course, he initially was surprised to learn about this interconnection within the class. Majoring in Accounting, Pacanuayan was intrigued to know more about what the club had to offer, so when he was given the opportunity to fill the position as the club’s chairperson, he happily took it. The...

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Review: ‘Stranger Things 2’ Is Robust With Fun, Retro References

BY KAYLA VALERA | STAFF WRITER One of the initial intrigues of the Duffer brothers’ “Stranger Things” was that it was a breath of fresh air amid today’s variety of TV shows and movies, which mostly consist of either novel or comic book recreations. Though what made fans stick around following the Netflix series’ successful first season, which premiered in July 2016, was the show’s refreshing, coming-of-age child actors whose charms bear comparisons to those played by kids in beloved films like “E.T.” or “The Goonies. With an ‘80s storyline backdrop and a sci-fi world that calls upon concepts from sources...

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Li-Anne DelaVega

Li-Anne DeLevega has worked at the KCC Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) center as a PEEC II Recruitment & Retention Specialist since March 20 of this year. Her work under the PEEC II grant includes handling purchases, managing the budget, as well as recruiting students. DelaVega helps to make engineering majors aware of projects that coincide with their interests and engage in community outreach. One of the things that  DelaVega finds exciting about her job is seeing students’ passion for technology, which is something that she shares a love for as well.

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Ways High School Leaves Students Unprepared For College

By Annabella Naipo | Contributing Writer High school. Did that bring back some memories? For most, it probably does. But, college will soon be the source and cause of inescapable flashbacks. Since the former comes, well, first, then it’s expected that it would serve as the perfect transition into the latter. But, while it does do some great things to assist students, it also falls short in a few categories. Here are five ways that prove high school leaves us unprepared for college. 1. Applying is easy, but then you get in … A lot of high schools focus...

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Deadline for Class Withdrawals Ends Soon

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer By Monday, Oct. 30, the deadline for students to either withdraw from full-semester classes, to change to a credit/no-credit grade option, or to request an audit grade option will be closed by 4 p.m. Students can log into their STAR account to make these changes. The Kekaulike Information and Service Center (KISC) in ʻIlima 102 can provide further assistance if problems should occur. The tuition refund period has been closed, and students who decide to drop a class will receive a “W” (withdrawal) note on their transcript. If a student is on financial aid...

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Word on the Street: Scariest Movie

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer What was the scariest movie you have watched and why? Nicholas Gilliam  Age: 18 Hometown: Honolulu, HI Major: Culinary Arts “It has to be ‘The Human Centipede’. One, I don’t like bugs. Two, the thought of people being sewn together … that just terrifies me.” Yaryna Volynska  Age: 24 Hometown: Ternopil, Ukraine Major: Liberal Arts with a concentration in Psychology “I know there’s plenty more that I’ve seen, but the only one that’s coming to mind right now is ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ because it’s based on a true story. It’s kind of freaky.”...

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Marine Options Program Open To All Students

BY KAYLA VALERA | STAFF WRITER When Professor Mackenzie Manning was hired at KCC in 2009, her main goal was to implement a KCC sector of the Marine Options Program (MOP), which is a UH program that allows students, non-science and science majors alike, to learn more about the marine environment. This program, which had started at the UH Mānoa campus in 1970 and has since spread to other campuses system-wide, was only active at KCC as of 2015 with Manning leading as the Marine Options Coordinator. One of the reasons why Manning wanted to start the KCC MOP was to...

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Waimānalo Country Farms Brings Fall to Hawaiʻi

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer Located against the Koʻolau mountain range, Waimānalo Country Farms has provided all the fall festivities and food found on the mainland right here on Oʻahu. From pumpkin patches to farm animals this family-run business has brought a seasonal taste to the island every year since 2009. The pumpkin patch will be available until the last weekend in October and is open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Parking and entry are both free to see the pumpkin patch and there are a variety of activities and food for people...

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  • Jamie NguyenJamie Nguyen
    Jamie Nguyen is 21 years old and originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She moved to O‘ahu 3 years ago for school and is currently in her last semester at KCC majoring in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Business. In January, Nguyen will be transferring to UH Mānoa to complete her degree in International Business Marketing. While at KCC, Nguyen is working on the Board of Student Publications (BOSP) as the secretary. She enjoys her job because the BOSP has given her the opportunity to work in a professional setting while still being in school. She has enjoyed the opportunity to get to talk with students and staff while working on the BOSP and believes that it is helping her reach her future goals. "It's taught me a lot about professionalism and how to work professionally. In the BOSP, we not only work with the students, but we also work with the faculty and staff," Nguyen said. "I'm a people person so I like communicating with people. So being in the BOSP I get to talk to so many students and staff." In her free time Nguyen loves watching movies and goes to the theater whenever she can. Recently she watched the newly released movie "Coco" and loved it.