Month: November 2017

Interim Chancellor to Host ILO Talk Story Event

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer Students, faculty, and staff members of KCC will have the opportunity to weigh in and listen to several different viewpoints toward the campus’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs). On Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Olonā 201, interim chancellor Louise Pagotto invites those of the KCC campus to attend her ILO Talk Story event where discussion on whether to endorse two ILOs should be integrated into course curriculums. ILOs are learning outcomes expected to all be met by students of an entire college institution by the time they complete any program of study....

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Word on the Street: Conversation with a Famous Person

By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer If you could have a conversation with any famous person in the world, who would it be with and why? What would you want to talk about? Jaeeun Kim  Age: 20 Hometown: Daejeon, South Korea Major: Liberal Arts “I would say, right now, Kendrick Lamar because … first of all, I love music; I’m into making some. Listening to his album just gives me so much inspiration, like influences. I guess I would like to take some influences from him if I get the chance to meet him.” Juan Doria  Age: 35 Hometown:...

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New Media Arts To Showcase Students’ Work

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer KCC’s Board of Student Publications (BOSP) is hosting a New Media Arts student event on Tuesday in ʻIliahi building room 123ABC from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. BOSP is hosting this event to showcase first-year student work. The purpose is to promote the New Media Arts program to future students and provide an opportunity to have an informal presentation of the work that is produced in the program. Some of the work produced will include: motion graphics, logos, digital paint and more. All students are welcome and encouraged to come and check out the...

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Ana White

Ana White is a third-year student majoring in Pastry Arts. White’s decision in making Pastry Arts her major resulted from an experience that she had while on a trip to Chicago three years ago. While spending the Thanksgiving weekend with a few friends in Chicago, she decided to go Black Friday shopping with them primarily to buy desserts for her family. White impulsively bought chocolate covered almonds during her shopping spree but was unsure who she would give it to later on.

Eventually, White and her friends stumbled upon a homeless man after they left the dessert shop. Feeling terrible for not having any money to give, White then remembered the chocolate covered almonds that she had bought, handing it to the homeless man as a gift. While her friends gave him money, he asked them to pass on his gratitude to White and that chocolate covered almonds were her favorite.

“That just made me, like, want to work with pastries because I was actually considering either going into culinary or something as I saw as more practical, so I almost didn’t come here for pastry arts,” White said. “After that [experience], that solidified my decision and I’m going to graduate [in Fall 2018].”

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Octavia Boozier

Octavia Boozier is a first-year student looking to get into the Physical Therapy Assistance (PTA) program at KCC. In 2008, she received a bachelor’s degree at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, OH. Following this, Boozier enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, GA for three years. It was through the Army that she met her husband, who is currently stationed on Oʻahu as Boozier attends school.

Boozier’s decision of her major was influenced by her time spent in the military. As a former Army medic, Boozier was constantly surrounded by doctors and enjoyed living a healthy lifestyle. Boozier is hopeful that she will be able to get into the PTA program to become a physical therapy assistant in the near future.

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Word on the Street: What are you thankful for this year?

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer With Thanksgiving coming up this weekend, what are you thankful for this year? Naomi Uchida Age: 18 Hometown: Honolulu, Oʻahu Major: Culinary Arts “My life in the past was kind of difficult, the way my mom was treating me, she wasn’t giving me much independence. Recently in the last year I met a friend and this friend was helping me with being more independent. Just having this friend helped me a lot. There were a bunch of friends I met afterwards because of that and I’m thankful that it all happened the way...

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Study Abroad Offers Chance to See Ireland

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer KCC is planning to launch a new study abroad program within the next year for students to study in Ireland for 10 days. Dr. Joseph Overton, who has been a professor at KCC for the past 18 years, has already begun the process of starting this program at KCC. One of the goals in offering a study abroad program to Ireland is to provide students with the opportunity to earn college credits while traveling and studying in an international setting. Currently this program is offered at Hawaiʻi Community College, which offers a course...

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Alan Tupou

Alan Tupou is a third-year student at KCC who will soon graduate next semester with a degree in pre-engineering. Tupou grew up in Pālolo, Oʻahu but has recently moved with his family to Kaimukī. Before attending college, Tupou was homeschooled and said that in the meantime, he would also work a lot and make money through the his family’s concrete business and would specialize in masonry.

He made his way to KCC with the help of Aunty Keolani, the head coordinator for the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program at KCC, and had met her through his friend who was married to her daughter. Before he transfers to the college of engineering at UH Mānoa, Tupou hopes to narrow down a field in engineering, either civil or mechanical, that he will pursue for his four-year degree. 

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  • Mitchell ChamnessMitchell Chamness
    Mitchell Chamness is an 18-year-old Freshman at KCC who is still undecided in his major and career goals. While he enjoys theater, he acknowledges the lack of jobs in that area and is instead looking into engineering, architecture, graphic design, and physical therapy. Over winter break, Mitchell spent more time working at his construction job, catching up on lost sleep after a stressful semester, and hanging out with friends returning from their mainland universities. He also listened to a lot of alternative and indie rock music over break, particularly music from the band Amber Run.