Author: Sarah Hendrix

Opinion: Volunteering Abroad Involves Research, Commitment

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer Volunteering abroad can be an incredible learning experience for students. Unfortunately, students who have never volunteered before are susceptible to organizations that can be more harmful than helpful to the specific area it is sending volunteers to. It is essential for students to be fully informed about the organization they choose to devote their time to and to understand exactly what they’re signing up for when they choose to volunteer abroad. I have had the chance to volunteer with a non-profit organization called Youth With A Mission for seven years from 2009-2016. During that...

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Word on the Street: What do you wish KCC had?

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer What is something you wish KCC had for students that it currently doesn’t? Lloyd Hermano Age: 21 Hometown: Waipahu Major: Digital Media Art “A gym, that would be nice. I would use that everyday. I go to the YMCA but if KCC had one, that would be even better.” Camryn Dominguez Age: 18 Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif. Major: Liberal Arts “I wish it had a Starbucks on the campus or some kind of coffee shop.” Alana Lilly Age: 20 Hometown: Honolulu Major: Life Sciences “I guess more flexible or open hours on Friday and...

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Review: ‘Black Panther’ Addresses Social Justice Issues

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer Marvel Studios’ has created another stunning masterpiece that brings a rich blend of African tribalism mixed with a technological marvel that has been hidden away from the known world – the fictional African country of Wakanda. Filled with underlying themes of social justice, “Black Panther” addresses issues that conflict today’s society, while still blowing audiences away with an incredible storyline, captivating characters and special effects. Black Panther/King T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) and Nakia (played by Lupita Nyong’o) wrestle through and discuss issues of racial equality, poverty, refugees and human trafficking throughout the...

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Olena Heu Inspires Students at #FindYourPassion

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer Olena Heu worked at KHON2 for seven years, starting out as a general assignment reporter and eventually worked her way up to reporting for the morning show. During those years Heu was able to gain a lot of experience in the field, but realized she had peaked in her career and wanted to start something new. So in June 2014, she left her successful career as a television anchor/reporter at KHON2 to start up her own business, Olena Heu Communications, which specializes in social media management and marketing. Heu spoke alongside KCC professor...

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Valentine’s Day: 10 Cheap Date, Gift Ideas

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer Valentine’s Day is one of the yearly holidays that have people polarized. Some people love to celebrate it, while others believe it’s a big waste of money. Valentine’s Day can add up to an expensive holiday for couples to celebrate, but it does not need to amount to a large bill at the end of the evening. Below are 10 inexpensive dates and gifts to celebrate Valentine’s Day that students with a limited budget can afford. Desserts Over Dinner Going out for a full meal can be expensive for two people. Instead of...

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Cheap Options for Exploring the North Shore

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer Oʻahu’s iconic North Shore, known for it’s big-wave surfing, has a number of hidden gems for an affordable rate that normally would not make news headlines. Many of the activities and food offered at the North Shore can add up to an expensive bill, but for students who are looking for cheaper options, there are plenty of great alternatives. These are some of the activities and food that have allowed me to experience the North Shore on a student budget. Puʻu o Mahuka Heiau A heiau is a sacred place of worship for...

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Kamōkila Additions Sit Unused For Months

By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer Student Congress, Board of Student Activities (BOSA) and Board of Student Publications (BOSP) have been slowly trying to turn part of the Kamōkila floor into a space that provides an available game room for students as well as a place for clubs on campus to meet. This project was originally approved in Summer 2016, and a year and a half later a pool table and foosball table are still unusable, both which have been paid for by student fees. The furniture has been regularly used by students, but the pool and foosball tables...

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Ron Faison

Ron Faison is originally from Daytona Beach, Fla. and his declared major is Liberal Arts. Faison was came out to Honolulu eight years ago because he was stationed with the navy at Pearl Harbor. He recalls the amount of time he was in the navy and was excited to finish his commitment and start college.

“How long was I in the navy?” Faison laughs. “7 years, 5 months and 22 days.”

He is currently in his second semester at KCC and plans to move back to Florida when he finishes his classes this spring. Faison hopes to transfer to a 4-year college somewhere around Tampa or Orlando. While living out in Hawaiʻi he has enjoyed the beaches, hiking and the beautiful weather. In his free time he enjoys watching TV shows like Family Matters, The Office and Living Single.

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  • Wayne GleneWayne Glene
    Wayne Glene, 54, has been living in Hawai‘i since 2009, after serving as a medical technician in the Air Force. In Hawai‘i, he worked as a home care worker. He then noticed that the field lacked people who were qualified in social work. That helped the Cleveland, Ohio, native decide on his academic path, which he was able to pursue after being granted the GI Bill, the military assistance that provides education to service members. Glene describes himself as a simple person, who enjoys the wind blowing, sunshine and nice conversations. He lives in Hawai‘i by himself but declares that his special one is in Japan at the moment. He deals with the distance by staying positive. “Don’t look at the borders, don’t look at the distance, just let the love flow," he said.