Author: Nicole Fernandez

Tyler Linmark

Tyler Linmark, or Kyuubi, is a 20 year old Communications major. Having lived in Honolulu his entire life, he plans to transfer to UH once he graduates from KCC. He chose Communications for his major because “It’s the closest major to becoming a YouTuber.”

He has always been interested in anime and Asian culture, and hopes to make video blogging (vlogs) his main focus later on. On his vlogs, he attends anime conventions and discusses various topics at the events. His YouTube channel has been up for several years now.

Kyuubi also enjoys dancing and listening to Kpop music. He currently works as a manager at a restaurant.

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Julian Nakayama

Originally from Japan, 20 year old Julian Nakayama has been living in Hawai‘i for two years. The Liberal Arts major moved here because of his interest in marine biology, and according to Julian, Hawai‘i is the ideal place to study that subject.

In comparison to Japan, Julian said, “[Hawaiʻi] is a good place to, like, relax, get a good tan.” He also likes it because, unlike Japan, it is not as cold.

His hobbies are art, photography, and music. He currently volunteers as a front desk greeter for the Iliahi study center above Subway.

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Chanel Alarca

21-year-old Chanel Alarca has been with KCC since 2015, aiming for a major in Hospitality and Tourism. From Kalihi, she works as a Hoʻokele Success peer mentor at KCC and as a check-in agent for the Norwegian Cruise Ship down at Pier 2 cruise terminal. Last year, she was a Liholiho scholarship winner.

In her free time, she enjoys activities such as hiking, playing ukulele, and making friends with other people. One of her favorite pastimes is playing board games with family and friends. 

You can usually find her above Subway at the Hoʻokele Help Desk, greeting visitors with a large smile.

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  • (Noah) Gi Don Kang(Noah) Gi Don Kang
    (Noah) Gi Don Kang is a first year student attending KCC majoring in Korean. He is full Korean, and after living in Korea for 11 years, he moved to Hawaiʻi nine years ago and graduated from Kalani High School. Kang said that he originally planned to attend UH, however, since he didn't have his green card at the time, he said it was much easier for him to start off at KCC. Now that he has his green card, he plans on transferring to UH Mānoa for the Fall 2017 semester to get into the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). "I think that KCC is just a very family oriented [place]," Kang said. "Everyone kind of knows each other and ... the environment is really nice because everyone's just so nice to each other and so helpful."