Editorial

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Sustainability Matters

by Christian Palmer Hawai‘i’s Improved Plastic Bag Ban At the end of the summer, the Honolulu City Council approved a new version of the plastic bag ban that prohibits vendors from providing free plastic bags to shoppers, including the thicker “reusable” plastic bags that have become ubiquitous since the first […]

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What do you think the U.S. should do about North Korea’s nuclear program?

What do you think the U.S. should do about North Korea’s nuclear program?

I am not sure what the United States can do about North Korea’s nuclear program. I do know that they are creating nuclear weapons at a rapid pace. I just hope they do not decide to use these weapons on us. If they do, they will be in for a […]

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How do you define success in your life?

How do you define success in your life?

I believe success is defined by who you are and the person you aspire to be. Success is measured differently for each person. What may be a small accomplishment for one person can be a huge milestone for another. Someone once told me treat all your accomplishments the same, no […]

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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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