Editorial

How do you discern a credible news source?

How do you discern a credible news source?

How I discern a credible news source is to see if multiple news sources are saying or stating the same facts. If only one news source is reporting some type of news, it’s hard to tell if it is true or not. Another way to tell if a news source […]

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Should hate speech be protected under the First Amendment (Freedom of Speech)?

Should hate speech be protected under the First Amendment (Freedom of Speech)?

This questions stirs up many ways to look at this situation. I think it depends on what has been said. We do have the freedom of speech and have the right to voice our feelings and opinions, but if we speak of it in a threatening way then it becomes […]

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Kalo (taro) is grown in many places around Windward O`ahu - flickr.com

Sustainability Matters

with Christian Palmer   Expanding food production on O‘ahu   I recently attended the North Shore Food Summit, a meeting of academics, farmers, landowners and environmentalists concerned with expanding food production and preserving the rural character of O‘ahu’s North Shore. Although the conference was fascinating, it wasn’t exactly inspiring. The […]

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Scholarships make study abroad possible

Scholarships make study abroad possible

Students often think they can’t afford to study abroad. However, there is a long list of scholarships that can make your dreams of travel come true. I know this first-hand because they made my travel dreams come true. I am an older, disabled returning student, and I traveled around the […]

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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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