Ka ʻOhana is Windward Community College’s award-winning student newspaper, a monthly publication that covers both campus and community news. The paper is produced by students in the Journalism 285 lab course, with assistance from the Journalism 250 news writing class. It maintains a circulation of 2,000 copies from September to May during the academic year and reflects the views of only its student staff.

The newspaper began in 1973 as a small publication shortly after WCC opened its doors and has grown to become an excellent training ground for student journalists.

Over the years, Ka ʻOhana has won 12 first place national awards in the annual American Scholastic Press Association competition for college and university student newspapers. Former Ka ʻOhana staff members have pursued successful print, broadcast, public relations and advertising careers, in Hawaiʻi and on the mainland.

The launch of our website, KaOhanaOnline.org, is the newspaper’s latest effort to provide a more far-reaching outlet for its student writers, editors, photographers, page designers and web production staff.

Submission and Editorial Policy
Ka ʻOhana welcomes story ideas, news tips and Letters to the Editor from students, faculty, staff and alumni.

All materials must be signed and include your printed name, address and telephone number for verification.

We reserve the right to edit materials submitted. All submissions become the property of Ka ʻOhana. Anonymous letters are not published.

The newspaper reflects only the views of its student staff.

Contact Information
To send news tips, press releases or other inquiries, email Ka ʻOhana‘s advisor Kimberlee Bassford at kbassfor@hawaii.edu, call (808) 235-7396 or fax 235-7398.

Our mailing address is Windward Community College, 45-720 Keaʻahala Road, Kaneʻohe, Hawaiʻi, 96744.