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Brian Cox catches air on his BMX – Sean Romuar

Black and white is worth the fight

Brian Cox’s life is a study in duality – and perseverance. The 23-year-old WCC student is a talented BMX rider and photographer as well as a recovering drug addict. “I’m on both ends of the spectrum,” Cox says. “I’m either really stoked or excited on something that I’m doing or […]

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Atelier director William Zwick – Courtesy of Bonnie Beatson

Hone your art skills this summer with Atelier

Interested in taking up art as a profession? This summer, WCC is offering the atelier art course, which will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May 23 to July 1. Atelier (pronounced ah-tell-yay) is the French word for workshop or studio. The six-week course follows […]

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Students from Kiko‘u Ko‘olau, an after school program, take a break at a makaha (sluice gate) at Paepae o He‘eia – Courtesy of Paepae o He‘eia

Rebuilding tradition one stone at a time

Fifty years ago, a flood destroyed a 200-foot portion of the rock wall of He‘eia fishpond, disabling the ancient pond. Thousands of volunteers are now restoring the fishpond to its former glory. “After 16 years of hard work, we can prove that the ingenuity of our ancestors really works, and […]

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Courtesy Lyon Arboretum

UH Mānoa accredited as an arboretum

After over a century since plans to treat the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as an arboretum were made, the world’s only arboretum accreditation program, the Morton Arboretum’s ArbNet, recognized the campus with a Level 1 accreditation earlier this month. The campus is now one of two arboretums in the […]

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Upgrade your present for mom this year

Upgrade your present for mom this year

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and as much as your mom may have appreciated those handmade macaroni necklaces, it’s about time she got an upgrade. On May 6 and 7, WCC’s Ceramics Club will have its annual Mother’s Day Pottery Sale, giving you plenty of options for mom with […]

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Event educates about domestic violence

Event educates about domestic violence

Every year around Valentine’s Day, WCC counselor Kate Zane puts on a program called “Empty Place at the Table,” which commemorates lives lost to domestic violence. The event seeks to honor those who are now absent from the family dinner table and to raise awareness of this important issue. On […]

Rep. Cynthia Thielen takes part in the first harvest of industrial hemp at the University of Hawai‘i's research plot in Waimanalo last summer – courtesy of Cory Lum

Legislators propose industrial hemp for Maui

As Hawai‘i’s last sugar plantation closes at the end of the year, state Rep. Cynthia Thielen (R-Kailua-Kāne‘ohe) and Rep. Kaniela Ing (D-Kihei-Wailea-Makena) are crossing generational and political boundaries in their proposal to reform Hawai‘i Commercial & Sugar Company’s (HC&S’s) cash crop from sugar to industrial hemp. The introduced bill would […]

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