Editorial

WCC’s rain garden is located in front of Hale ‘Imiloa - Patrick Hascall

Sustainability Matters, with Christian Palmer

In this monthly column, anthropology instructor and faculty chair of the sustainability curriculum committee Christian Palmer shares with us his thoughts related to Hawai‘i’s environment. Why we need ecological engineering and rain gardens Rain gardens are an example of ecological engineering in which humans build systems that mimic natural ecosystems […]

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Cynthia Lee Sinclair meets with Andrew Irvine of the East Belfast Mission the UK. - Courtesy of Cynthia Lee Sinclair

Innovative programs abroad help improve lives

While on this study abroad adventure, I have met many brave men and women working on the front lines of domestic violence (DV) and child abuse (CA). I am encouraged and impressed by the  success they achieve despite funding and staffing problems. I recently visited Northern Ireland, a place known […]

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Cynthia Lee Sinclair reflects on Trump at the Lincoln Memorial - Courtesy of Cynthia Lee Sinclair

President Trump not popular in other countries

  I’ve always been really proud to be an American, but after this last election and especially on my study abroad trip this semester, I’ve been a little embarrassed. I have been to 10 different countries: New Zealand, Italy, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Britain, Scotland, Ireland and Canada. I […]

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If you were president, what would be your first plan of action?

If you were president, what would be your first plan of action?

  If I were president I think my first plan of action would be to sit down with my staff and get a rundown of the most important issues that are affecting the country. The next thing I would do is to start building a cabinet of real experts in […]

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How do you think vote-by-mail would affect voter turnout?

How do you think vote-by-mail would affect voter turnout?

  Hawai‘i voter turnout ranks consistently low each election and several factors contribute to this occurrence. Hawai‘i being miles away from the United States makes people in Hawai‘i feel less connected to the mainland. Another factor is that there are many Native Hawaiians that choose not to participate in elections […]

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This graphic shows the results of a 2012 survey of violence against women based on 42,000 in-person interviews with a randomly selected sample of women across the 28 EU member states - Courtesy of the Guardian

EU battles domestic violence too

  When I left on my study abroad adventure in January, I hoped I would learn about programs that could join us as a global community in the fight against domestic violence (DV) and child abuse (CA). The first stop after New Zealand was Rome where I looked at what […]

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@LibrarianTara on …    Video Love

@LibrarianTara on …    Video Love

  I love videos, and I hate commercials. I’m also a bit of an info-junkie. Happily, the WCC Library has about, oh, half a gazillion streaming videos, including documentaries, concerts, debates, tutorials and historical footage. A majority of those videos (over 45,000) are found in the database Films on Demand […]

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