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  • Centerspread Community News Reconnecting the community with the land

    Reconnecting the community with the land

    As the steady Saturday rain fell, a circle of some 30 volunteers held hands and listened to the oli (Hawaiian chant). The oli explained the purpose of Papahana Kuaola, a 69-acre parcel of land in the Waipao Valley, nestled up against the Ko’olau Mountains. According to co-director Kihei Nahale-a, there is a program every day for the community to learn […]

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  • Community News News Of The Day Inmate’s ‘Guantánamo Diary’ tells of captivity, interrogation and torture

    Inmate’s ‘Guantánamo Diary’ tells of captivity, interrogation and torture

    A Mauritanian folktale tells us about a rooster-phobe who would almost lose his mind whenever he encountered a rooster. “Why are you so afraid of the rooster?” the psychiatrist asks him. “The rooster thinks I’m corn.” “You’re not corn. You are a very big man. Nobody can mistake you for a tiny ear of corn.” the psychiatrist said. “I know […]

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  • Campus News Rain Bird plans a feather-flapping party

    Rain Bird plans a feather-flapping party

    Get on your party shoes for this spring’s Rain Bird launch party Wednesday, May 6, at 11:30 a.m. outside Palikū Theatre. The event will celebrate the authors and artists published in WCC’s literary art journal with this year’s theme, “Under the Influence.” When asked to describe the party, the staff could not pin down a specific theme. Some said “flapper […]

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  • Campus News ‘They gave me back my smile’

    ‘They gave me back my smile’

    My smile was gone, but there is an amazing program called “Give Back A Smile” sponsored by the American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry. It helps victims of domestic violence. This is a life-changing program, and I want others to know about it. The dentists graciously donate their time, and the labs donate any materials needed. Very often in cases of […]

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  • Campus News New or infrequently offered courses

    New or infrequently offered courses

    Summer 2015 This summer, WCC is pleased to offer two focused and specialized astronomy courses. In Summer Session I, ASTR 180 – Planetary Astronomy will consider our growing knowledge of the bodies in our own solar system; the new discoveries at Ceres and Pluto will be part of the presentations. In Summer Session II, ASTR 181 – Stellar Astronomy will […]

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  • Campus News Ka‘ie’ie bridges the gap between WCC and UH-Manoa

    Ka‘ie’ie bridges the gap between WCC and UH-Manoa

    If transferring to UH-Mānoa has you “dazed and confused,” the Ka‘ie‘ie Program might be just what you need. Ka‘ie‘ie transfer specialist Nicole Iwasaki helps WCC students make the move to UH-Mānoa as smooth as possible. Iwasaki is here Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Hale Ākoakoa, Room 130. She splits her time between WCC, HCC and UH-Mānoa. […]

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  • Campus News Smoking forum stirs debate around campus

    Smoking forum stirs debate around campus

    A final decision on a WCC smoking ban has yet to be made, but many who spoke at a March 16 forum favored returning to campus “smoking zones.” The forum began with head of security Rick Murray giving a presentation about the possibility of the campus becoming smoke-free and the benefits it would provide. He stated, “Of the over 7,000 […]

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  • Campus News Teachers share a world of words

    Teachers share a world of words

    WCC’s Hale La‘akea was filled with laughter – and tears – as language arts faculty from English, Japanese and journalism read poems, stories and screenplays at “Out Loud In The Library” March 18. Janine Oshiro, “Out Loud” coordinator and emcee of the event, opened the evening with a poem from Philip Levine entitled, “A Simple Truth.” This poem, seemingly light-hearted […]

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