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Women's community correctional center

WCC explores classes for female inmates

For the first time, WCC is offering two classes at the Women’s Community Correctional Center in Kailua. It is part of WCC’s early college program, which seeks to enable and empower individuals such as high school students and inmates who are not able to attend traditional classes. Currently, the classes […]

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The musical group Kapena will be one of the headliners at Ho‘olaule‘a - Courtesy of Kapena

WCC welcomes all to the 17th annual Ho‘olaule‘a

On October 7, Windward Community College will host the 17th annual Windward Ho‘olaule‘a, dubbed “A Homegrown Celebration,” from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Great Lawn of campus. The free, family-friendly festival, co-sponsored by WCC and the Kāne‘ohe Business Group, is expected to  attract more than 10,000 people. It […]

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Cut slabs of the monkey pod tree sit and cure in He'eia fishpond for a few months before being reshaped into poi boards. The slabs must cure so that insects and other bacteria are killed off before the board is ready to be used - Darryl Kaneyuki

Kahalu’u man’s legacy lives on

  Pastor Eldeen Kukahiko died last October but the poi boards he started to create for the community will last a lifetime. Before Kukahiko drowned while skin diving solo in waters off Kāne‘ohe Bay, he had recycled a monkeypod tree, which had blown over at Kahalu’u Elementary, to make poi […]

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A replica of the Hokule‘a and other Polynesian voyaging art pieces were on display at Gallery ‘Iolani from January 29 to March 5 –Darryl Kaneyuki

Ancestral Polynesian wayfinding finds its way to Gallery ‘Iolani

  While Disney’s recent movie Moana introduced the world to Polynesian wayfinding, the recent “Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding” exhibition at Gallery ‘Iolani broke down the methods of transportation Polynesians used to cross the ocean without the use of instruments. Those methods included utilizing environmental information provided by the ocean, […]

WCC holds first blood drive of the year

WCC holds first blood drive of the year

  Last month, WCC worked with the Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi (BBH) to host the school’s first blood drive of the year, which was located in the Hale ‘Ākoakoa parking lot. The two groups have held blood drives on campus since 1978. The blood collected helps replenish the blood supply […]

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UH Foundation: Sixty years of raising funds for the university and students

UH Foundation: Sixty years of raising funds for the university and students

  Ring … ring … The caller ID flashes a 956 prefix that looks familiar. Your curiosity piques, and you answer the phone. “Aloha! May I speak to Hanalei Ramirez?” a voice on the line says. “This is Laulima Pono calling on behalf of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation.” These […]

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The limited time shareable, Game Day Sampler, includes wings, fried pickles, queso fries and cheese curds  - Photo by Darryl Kaneyuki

Beer, wings and sports come to Windward Mall

  Buffalo Wild Wings opened its fourth location in Hawai‘i at Windward Mall last month in hopes of providing a unique dining experience. Founded in 1981, Buffalo Wild Wings was conceived of by two men–Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery–driven by their hunger and inability to find their favorite Buffalo, New […]

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