Author: Mac Smith

Word on the Street: Craziest Injury

By Mac Smith | Staff Writer What’s the craziest injury you’ve ever had? Jessica Kawaguchi “I played the floor is lava. … I jumped from one couch to another and totally went over the side and broke my arm.” Ashlyn Luckhurst  Major: Liberal Arts “I jumped off a ledge and there was loose gravel on top of the pavement, which caused me to slip and tear ligaments in both sides of my knee.” Natanya Peck  Age: 20 Major: Deaf Studies “I both sprained and dislocated my thumb. … I was spinning rifles, and I managed to get my finger...

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Ecology Club Gets Waist Deep in Mud

By Mac Smith| Staff Writer Last Saturday, Sept. 16, five Ecology Club members went to a Hoʻokuaʻāina workday on the windward side of the island. Hoʻokuaʻāina refers to restoring the land back to abundance and building a community through sharing of knowledge to future generations. Hoʻokuaʻāina is also the organization that hosted the workday. From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the club members were waist-deep in mud pulling weeds from the taro patch, rinsing off extra mud then putting the weeds in a bucket that will be composted later.   Taro is a staple food item for Native Hawaiians. The importance...

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Emma Eckfeldt

Emma Eckfeldt is a first-year student at KCC as a liberal arts major with a concentration in education. Eckfeldt is of Japanese descent and has many family members who are fluent in Japanese, which has inspired her to go into the JET program or Japanese English Teaching program when she transfers to UH-Mānoa. She is currently taking four classes and is in an elementary Japanese class. Her goal after graduation is to move to Japan as an English teacher to teach young elementary-age students. Eckfeldt chose KCC because she wanted a chance to explore options without the pressure of a university. At KCC, she also has more time to think about future classes and get her toe in the water when it comes to learning Japanese.

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8 Ways to Reduce Plastic From Daily Life

By Mac Smith | Staff Writer Single use plastic is terrible for our environment. Plastic is used daily, sometimes multiple times throughout the day and then just thrown away. According to the National Park Service, Americans use 500 million plastic straws and 100 million plastic utensils every single day.      This number can be cut in half just by following this list and making small changes in your life. As Ghandi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” 1. Invest in a good quality reusable water bottle. Most people have a reusable water bottle somewhere...

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10 Activities Students in Hawaii Must Do For Less Than $25

ʻBy Mac Smith| Staff Writer As the college semester starts at University of Hawaiʻi’s campuses, students are getting acclimated to their new dorms, new classes, and for some new state or even country. Stress runs high as everyone has a million things on their to-do list. To alleviate some stress or to just take a break, here are 10 activities students in Hawai‘i must do on O‘ahu with a low budget. 1.Rent an aquacycle in Waikiki: $25 for 30 minutes Along the beach, there are plenty of rental spots such as Koa Beach Service. It offers fun activities but the...

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Voices & Views

  • Paulo NikkososaPaulo Nikkososa
    Paulo Nikkososa is a first-year student at KCC. This year is his first semester since his three year gap from school, his major being Liberal Arts. His mode of transportation to and from school being his bike. "[I started cycling] about a year ago. It wasn't really much of a passion at first, it was kind of a decision in life where I was like I need to either get a car or I cycle. Then I weighed out the pros and cons and cycling was more environmentally friendly and it's more friendly for my body, so I chose cycling. And, the more and more I cycled, it got me out a bit more and I got into racing. I ride about 30 miles a day, from Kalihi to here. I started this just about a year ago with this specific type of cycling, which is track. But you know, I've always had a love for bikes since I was young."