Students launch media club

multimediaFor those interested in video, photography, writing and the media, The Scoop, WCC’s new student club on campus, may be the place for you.

“I’m excited for this semester,” said WCC student and club co-vice-president Taylor Kipapa. “If you like to write, post pictures or videos to social media sites or even if you just like scrolling through Facebook, you should definitely check us out.”

The Scoop is in the process of developing a calendar of events that support its purpose “to explore, create and educate through media while having fun.” Among the activities will be guest speakers and field trips to local events and activities surrounding different elements of the media.

“We’re hoping to create an environment where students can be creative and expressive through different forms of media,” Kipapa said.

A project the group hopes to work toward is creating a student-run broadcast that would be accessible and shown throughout the school’s campus. Kipapa said using WCC’s studio located in the library, members would be able to plan, direct and produce segments or episodes in a professional environment.

While the club is still in the beginning stages, it encourages students to get involved now.

“Now is the time to add to the conversation,” said co-vice-president Itzel Mendez.“The sooner you get involved, the better of a club we’ll be.”

With access to video equipment, editing software, computers and printers, and under the guidance of WCC’s journalism instructor Kimberlee Bassford, The Scoop is ready for a semester of learning and creating through media.

The club will meet once a month in ‘Ākoakoa 238. Members will be encouraged to regularly attend meetings and participate in discussions and activities.

If you’re interested in joining The Scoop or finding out more information about the club, contact co-vice president Taylor Kipapa at


By Ka’ainoa Fernandez, Ka ‘Ohana Staff Reporter