By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer The year of 2017 has provided a whirlwind of good and bad days that have happened in the U.S. and around the world. This year has felt like a rollercoaster everyone wishes they could get off with events such as: the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a total solar eclipse and the impeachment of South Korea’s president. From January-December let’s take a look back at some of the events that have shaped the world this year. January 20: Inauguration Day President Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Following...Read More
Month: December 2017
By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer In 2017, The Kapiʻo News has published more than 300 pieces online for those of KCC and in the community to read. Kapiʻo staff writers have written and reported stories from several angles, producing articles that shared facts conveyed through interviews with various people and personal thoughts on topics that the staff writers felt strongly about. To wrap up the year, here are the top stories of each month that Kapiʻo has published in 2017. January: Student’s Long Journey from Burma to US Continues at KCC by Kayla Valera At the time, 17-year-old high school...Read More
By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer As 2017 comes to a close, the list of New Year’s resolutions begin to emerge from desk drawers and back pockets as people prepare themselves for, what they hope is to come, a better year. Making these firm decisions benefit everyone differently and result in various outcomes, but all are able to share one common accomplishment in making these resolutions: those who compile New Year’s resolutions are able to acknowledge that there are certain aspects to them that should be improved or changed. It’s normal for people to notice when a quality about...Read More
By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer Now that Christmas break is well underway students have time off to get away from the mundane life on Oʻahu. Taking a few days to island hop can be the perfect solution to an easy getaway. The island of Kauaʻi is a great option to visit with fun and cheap activities that are affordable for college students. Waimea Canyon This natural wonder in the Pacific is only a short trip away for students to visit. Waimea Canyon is a beautiful landscape with a number of lookouts to see its picturesque waterfalls and vast...Read More
Hometown: Honolulu, O‘ahu
Major: Life Sciences
Stefan Cranston is a first-year student at KCC who intends to go to Pre-Med school. He loves to help people and believes that being a doctor is the best way to do it. He was also influenced to choose Medical school by the wish to help his own family members with their health issues.
He playfully describes his hometown as “where his heart is”, but he is originally from Portugal and has made Hawai‘i his home for now. Stefan is quite adventurous: he enjoys cliff jumping in his free time. He says that it’s the way he’s found to face his own fear of heights, pushing himself to go further and higher every time. “Every time I am on top of the jump, I think I am about to die…but I convince myself: it’s just gravity. I just need self-control, [I just need to] trust myself and…pull through.”Read More
By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer ‘Tis the season of carols, cocoa and Christmas movies. This year try celebrating the holiday season with 12 Christmas movies to countdown the 12 days of Christmas. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) In an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol” that was first published in 1843, the Muppets have come up with their own rendition of the classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Michael Caine) and his assistant Bob Cratchit (played by Kermit the Frog) are working overtime during the holiday season, when Scrooge begrudgingly agrees to give Cratchit Christmas...Read More
By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer Once the day that follows Thanksgiving begins, many expect to hear Christmas songs play on radio stations at home and in public places such as stores and restaurants until the end of Christmas Day. Knowing that these songs play for about one month until the time comes again for the following year, there are moments where we want to sing along or simply listen to the voices of the artists who have their Christmas songs played on air, but over the years certain songs can become quite tedious to listen to, specifically ones...Read More
By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer In February 2016 when a 24-year-old KCC international student headed to a bus stop near a McCully dormitory that he was staying in, he noticed his roommate also there and ended up catching the same #2 bus to campus. Describing his roommate as an anti-social and quiet person, the Economics major made no conversation with him during the bus trip, but was shocked when his roommate began to physically and verbally sexually harass him upon arriving to campus. Getting off at the bus stop on Diamond Head Road in front of KCC, it...Read More
- Hui Hui GuoHui Hui Guo spent her childhood in China but came to O'ahu by way of the Big Island. After high school graduation on Hawaii, Guo moved to Honolulu to attend KCC and plans to major in hospitality and tourism. This is her fourth semester at KCC. She is already gaining valuable experience in the tourism industry by working at a retail swimwear store in Waikiki. There, she is able to use her bilingual skills when conversing with travelers from China. After completion of her degree, either at KCC or through transferring to UH Manoa, Guo plans to stay in Honolulu and enter the workforce in the tourism industry. Though she seldom is found painting these days - school and work take up much time - Guo used to love painting and was involved in the art club at her high school.