Kapiʻo News

We are the student newspaper of Kapiʻolani Community College.

Nicole fernandez

Staff Writer

Nicole is a second year student who is currently majoring in Liberal Arts. In her free time she loves to write and hopes to publish her own novels someday. She also enjoys swimming and playing video games.

To read all of Nicole’s stories, click here. She can be reached at nmf@hawaii.edu.

MARCO LEON

Staff Writer

Marco was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and grew up in California. During his time at KCC, he has been working on completing an associate’s in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Laboratory Science. His education will continue at UH-Manoa, where he will pursue a BS in Molecular Biosciences and Biotech. Currently, he is working on a research project involving CRISPR technology. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, cooking, working out, giving haircuts and watching “The Office.”

To read all of Marco’s stories, click here. He can be reached at maleon7@hawaii.edu.

jazmyne pennington

Staff Writer

 Jazmyne is a first-year student from Nashville, Tenn. She is currently pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing video games, hiking, and reading on the beach.

To read all of Jazmyn’s stories, click here. She an be reached at jcpenni@hawaii.edu. 


Former Staff Writers

Gavin Arucan : Fall 2016 – Summer 2017
Chaz Au : Spring 2017
Katlin Cilliers: Fall 2017 – Spring 2019
Sam Ehrhart : Spring 2019
Sarah Hendrix : Fall 2017 – Spring 2018
Jana Julian : Spring 2018 – Fall 2018
Mark Ladao : Spring 2018
Ayoung Lee : Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Nakoa Nunies : Fall 2016
Mac Smith : Fall 2017
Chris Takahashi : Fall 2016 – Summer 2017
Kayla Valera : Fall 2016 – Fall 2017
Lexus Yamashiro : Fall 2016 – Spring 2019


Kim Baxter is the Faculty Advisor for Kapi’o News. She can be reached at kbaxter@hawaii.edu.