Author: Jana Julian

Hawaiʻi Schools Participate in ‘National School Walkout’

By Jana Julian | Staff Writer One month after the Parkland mass shooting in Florida took 17 lives and injured 17 more, thousands of students in Hawaiʻi joined students across the country as they protested the increasing gun violence in schools. On Wednesday from 10 a.m.- 10:17 a.m.,  students walked out of their classrooms to show the government that they are serious about demanding gun reform at a national level. Students from the University Laboratory Charter School and Sacred Hearts Academy joined UH students and local organizations, Young Progressives Demanding Action and Moms Demand Action, for the National School Walkout...

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Never Again Walkout to End Gun Violence

By Jana Julian | Staff Writer   This Wednesday, students throughout the UH system and local high school students will be participating in a national school walkout to protest the rampant gun violence in America. The walkout will take place at UH Mānoa on Bachman Lawn, at 10 a.m., and last for 17 minutes. For weeks, students and local organizations have been coming together to plan for this event in a show of solidarity to victims of gun violence. The walkout is open to all students, staff and community members. Jun Shin, a UH student, and organizer of this...

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Taking On Capitol Hill

By Jana Julian | Staff Writer From March 4-6, the national organization RESULTS held its REAL Change Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., to advocate for U.S. and global anti-poverty campaigns focused on health, education, and economic opportunity. The organization believes that health and education are directly correlated to poverty, and people must continue to bring these issues to the face of the government to improve quality of life for all people. RESULTS also believes that the most efficient way to accomplish this is to empower everyday people by training and supporting them in learning how to efficiently advise policy...

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International Women’s Day

By Jana Julian | Staff Writer Thursday is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world while calling to action the need for gender equality. International Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s, growing every year as women around the world campaign for their rights through rallies, marches, art performances and conferences. While March 8 is the designated day of celebration, every day women are fighting for their rights and the rights of future female generations. Women have been establishing their places in positions historically dominated by men while inspiring...

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Robin Henski

Robin Henski, 21, is originally from Houston, Texas. She has lived in Hawaiʻi for four years and has been at student at KCC for three years. She has her hands full with school and work but when she has free time she still makes time for her family. She plans to transfer to UH-Mānoa next semester to study Environmental Law.

“I’ve always loved law and the environment so, when I found a way to incorporate both in my life,” she said. “It was an exciting path to pursue.”

After college, Robin plans to move to New York or back to Texas to start her career in law.

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5 Lessons Learned Because of President Trump

By Jana Julian | Staff Writer As we settle into our second year under the Trump administration, which so gracefully started with a government shutdown in January, I would like to reflect on the past year. 2017 was a year of movements for all forms of human rights whose existences were targeted with every new piece of legislation that passed. Yet still there are people wondering what more they can do to ensure a better America for all and not just some Americans. I remember having this feeling and how more opportunities to make an impact arose, so I...

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WOTS: How Do You Think You Contribute To Your Society?

By Jana Julian | Staff Writer How do you think you contribute to society? Charmaine Hacker-Sabas Age: 23 Hometown: Pearl City Major: Psychology “I think I contribute to my community by being a productive member of society in general. I go to work, I pay taxes, I vote, and I buy local.” Yilin Wan Age: 20 Hometown: Wuhan, China Major: Liberal Arts “I contribute to society by being warm hearted and helping others. Just in general, being kind. When I go back home I’ll probably want to be a teacher.” Amar Thejas Age: 22 Hometown: Trivandrum, India Major: Liberal...

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  • Noah DuranNoah Duran
    Noah Duran is a second-year student majoring in Economics at KCC. Originally from California, the 27-year-old decided to attend college in Hawaiʻi after vacationing for the first time on Oʻahu back in December 2017. As he pursues Economics at KCC, Duran hopes to learn more about investing as he makes connections with those on and off campus. Duran enjoys working with people who have advanced computer skills and are able to generate creative ideas such as startups (an entrepreneurial venture). In the future, Duran is looking to become a serial entrepreneur in which he said will benefit himself and others to make ideas become reality.