Kapiʻo News

We are the student newspaper of Kapiʻolani Community College.

Gavin Arucan
Staff Writer

Gavin is a first year college student striving to work in the film industry as an animator, editor, or storyboard artist. He recently graduated from Hawai‘i Baptist Academy where he was a writer and award-winning illustrator on the Eagle Eye Newspaper. Gavin enjoys watching movies and cartoons, hiking Oahu’s breathtaking trails, and drawing in his free time.

To read all of Gavin’s stories, click here. Gavin can be reached at garucan@hawaii.edu.

Chris Takahashi
Staff Writer

Chris is a pre-nursing student and originally hails from Los Angeles, California.  Though not native to the islands, he has strong local roots; his grandfather grew up on a sugar plantation on Kaua‘i and most of his extended family lives in Honolulu.  When not cramming for an exam in the library you’ll find Chris surfing many of the fantastic waves O‘ahu has to offer.  

To read all of Chris’ stories, click here. Chris can be reached at cbt79@hawaii.edu.

Kayla Valera
Staff Writer

Kayla Valera is a first-year college student with the intention of majoring in Life Science. Her interests include reading, music, and watching odd documentaries. In the future Kayla hopes to narrow down a career that’s cohesive to her many interests.

To read all of Kayla’s stories, click here. Kayla can be reached at kvalera@hawaii.edu.

Lexus Yamashiro
Staff Writer

Lexus is a first year college student and Lunalilo Scholar. She is passionate about writing and plans to major in English to become a novelist. She writes her own books during her free time, and also enjoys taking photographs and playing music.

To read all of Lexus’ stories, click here. Lexus can be reached at lexusyam@hawaii.edu.


Former Staff Writers

Chaz Au | Nakoa Nunies 


Contributing Writers

Megumi Gong | Thai Luong | Jared SinghJustus Wataru 


Kim Baxter is the Faculty Advisor for Kapi’o News. You can reach Kim at kbaxter@hawaii.edu.