By Jana Julian | Staff Writer In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Kapi‘olani Community College and UH Mānoa hosted events on Wednesday (KCC) and Thursday (UH) promoting sustainable living and volunteer opportunities. Environmental groups active on campus and in the general community set up tables to share tips and information with students. Surfrider, an organization whose goal is to eliminate the use of plastic straws on campus, gave reusable metal straws to students who signed its petition, and The Sierra Club, which gifted students with reusable bamboo sporks if they signed up to receive information...Read More
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By Jana Julian | Staff Writer Word on the Street: What are your tips for being kinder to the Earth? Bri’Ana Lawson Age: 21 Hometown: Louisiana Major: Ethnic Studies “When you go snorkeling, take out all the trash that you find. Sometimes Mother Earth kind of pays you back like while you’re snorkeling, and you find a dollar … while you’re snorkeling and picking up trash. Use metal straws, Tupperware and bring your own shopping bags to the store.” Trevyn Maruyama Age: 24 Hometown: ‘Ewa Beach Major: Mechanical Engineering “Pick up your cigarettes butts. The most littering you...Read More
By Jana Julian | Staff Writer On O‘ahu, there are endless amounts of Thai, Japanese and Korean restaurants to chose from but Ethiopian Love is the only restaurant of its kind. The East African eatery, owned by Abraham Samuel, can be found on 1112 Smith Street in Chinatown, across the street from Lucky Belly, having relocated from Kapahulu Avenue in 2015; before opening a brick-and-mortar location downtown, Ethiopian Love operated as a pop-up restaurant, sharing its space with a qramen restaurant. Here you will find family style dishes made with traditional spice blends called berbere and kebe, ghee (clarified butter),...Read More
By Jana Julian | Staff Writer Food Not Bombs is an international movement which started in 1981 with the goal of inspiring communities to participate in changing society and focusing resources towards problems such as hunger, homelessness, and poverty while seeking an end to war and the destruction of the environment. The chapter here in Honolulu started after the establishment of the deOccupy Honolulu movement of 2011, which was an offshoot of the larger movement Occupy Wall Street. Every Sunday, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., volunteers from the Honolulu Food Not Bombs chapter and members of the homeless...Read More
Takanori Yoshikawa, a 21-year old aspiring director, is in his fifth semester at KCC and is working towards a BA in Creative Media from UH Mānoa.
“Before [here], I lived in Cleveland, Ohio, but everything was new and confusing,” Takanori said. “I wanted to transfer to somewhere I know, and I had been to Hawai′i so many times for vacation, so I thought Hawai′i was the best for me.”
Takanori is from Tokyo, Japan and has lived in Honolulu for almost three years. He spends his free time studying, golfing with friends and watching movies; his favorite movies are “Disturbia” and “Shutter Island.” Takanori also goes to the gym regularly, and he likes to play soccer but, he hasn’t found a place to play.
“My name, in a way, means leadership,” Takanori said. “I think that being a director is like being a leader.”Read More
By Jana Julian | Staff Writer Following the National Walkout on March 14, hundreds of thousands of people across the nation rallied together Saturday to march against gun violence, including more than 5,000 community members, according to organizers, showing up to the March for Our Lives event at the Honolulu State Capitol. This march was one of more than 800 planned marches around the world, that were inspired by the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Fla., and have been led by students across the country who are tired of waiting for the government...Read More
By Jana Julian | Staff Writer Following the national school walkout on March 14th, this Saturday, students throughout the UH system and local high school students will be participating in the national movement, March For Our Lives, to urge government officials to take a stricter stance on gun laws in America. The march will start at the Hawai‘i State Capitol on Beretania, at 10:30 a.m., and will last until 12:00 p.m., ending at the state capitol building. Following the march, there will be a rally with speakers Taylor McKenzie and Monica Kenny, students from Sacred Hearts Academy and high...Read More
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...Read More
- Chingin SeletChing In is a second-year student at KCC whose major is Liberal Arts, though hopes to eventually get into the medical program. He plans on being a nurse in the future to help people with disabilities cope with their disorders. His grandmother was the reason as to why he chose to pursue this career path since she is half-paralyzed and he wanted to gain more knowledge on how he could be of more use to her. When In isn't with his grandmother, he plays basketball in his downtime. During his senior year in high school, he was given the chance to join his school's basketball team after years of always being interested in the sport but never actually playing competitively. The opportunity presented itself when his friends told him that the team was short one player. Having gotten over the initial hump of playing for the first time, he simply "went with the flow," and it turned out that he liked it.