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  • Campus News WCC ranked #1 in student diversity

    WCC ranked #1 in student diversity

    The Chronicle of Higher Education has rated Windward Community College the single most diverse campus in the nation. Every year The Chronicle answers questions such as which colleges are the most expensive, have the largest enrollments and many other questions. The study on “Most Diverse Campuses” shows WCC at the top not only in the two-year public institution category, but [...]

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  • Campus News Opportunities at the Job Fair

    Opportunities at the Job Fair

    Need to pay for school? Have you been job hunting for a while? Canʻt seem to find something that interests you? Windward Community Collegeʻs Job Fair can help to make your life a little easier. Thursday, Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. WCC will host its first Job Fair in the breezeway and “beach” near Hale Laʻakea (library). [...]

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  • Campus News ‘Active Shooter’ scenario played out on campus

    ‘Active Shooter’ scenario played out on campus

    Where is she?” the gunman yelled as he marched across the Great Lawn of WCC. As he headed towards the library, the shots from his pistol echoed across campus, cutting through the fog and rain. After his rampage, three victims were declared “dead.” That was the scene during an active shooter and lockdown training exercise at WCC June 27. The [...]

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  • Community News One-stop boating safety

    One-stop boating safety

    Ahoy there, matey! Surrounded by the deep blue Pacific, Hawai‘i has some of the most beautiful waterways the world has to offer. But are you ready to hit the high seas? If phrases like “abaft the starboard beam” or “red right returning” are beyond your nautical knowhow, the WCC Hawaii Ocean Education (HOE) Academy is here to help. Founded by [...]

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  • Arts Treasures revealed

    Treasures revealed

    Every year hundreds of students come to Windward to continue their education. For some, WCC is only a stepping stone in life’s grand scheme. For others, this school is an opportunity to express creative talent. “Ka Waiwai Mohala, The Unfolding Treasures,” is the new exhibit at Gallery ‘Iolani featuring WCC student artists from the Atelier, ceramics, color theory, 2D and [...]

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  • Campus News Featured Windward Ho‘olaule‘a Oct. 4

    Windward Ho‘olaule‘a Oct. 4

    The 14th annual Windward Ho‘olaule‘a will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on WCC’s Great Lawn. “Through education and celebration of music, hula, cultural demonstrations and activities, we can honor the rich tradition of Hawaiian culture on the Windward side,” said WCC Chancellor Doug Dykstra. The free, family-friendly festival will feature the legendary Brothers [...]

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  • Community News Sounds of the underground

    Sounds of the underground

    Dance enthusiasts will want to check out “Sounds of the Underground,” one of the new shows at WCC’s Imaginarium, Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. The showing is an hour long and admission is $7, with discounted rates for UH students and military with ID. The Imaginarium, or Hale Hokulani, is the college’s high-tech facility that projects shows of light [...]

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  • Campus News Mo‘olelo: Stories for the generations

    Mo‘olelo: Stories for the generations

    A‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka halau ho’okahi. Not all knowledge is learned in one school (one learns from many sources.) –Pat Kamalani Hurley, founder of Pupu A ‘O ‘Ewa (Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts). Glenn Freitas, a WCC art major, has found a way to incorporate mo’olelo or stories he heard as a child and interprets them into traditional [...]

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  • Campus News Cafeteria service to change Oct. 20

    Cafeteria service to change Oct. 20

    The college will be saying good-bye to Island Café’s cafeteria service and hello to a new campus establishment next month. Effective Oct. 20, Island Café will no longer be a part of the Windward campus. “We are terminating the contract as we are moving in a different direction,” says Kevin Ishida, vice chancellor for administrative services. “We plan to establish [...]

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  • Editorial How would you describe your ethnicity?

    How would you describe your ethnicity?

    My mother was born and raised in Hawai‘i, and her grandparents were both immigrants during the sugar plantation days. Her grandfather was from China and grandmother from the Philippines. My father was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and his grandparents were both immigrants during the Great Migration of 1904. His grandfather was from Slovakia and his grandmother was from [...]

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