Editorial

Hawai‘i had the lowest voter turnout of any state in the last presidential election. What do you think about that?

Hawai‘i had the lowest voter turnout of any state in the last presidential election. What do you think about that?

It’s surprising to me. Hawai‘i’s very own Obama was on the ticket. The fact that we did have the lowest voter turnout is also not surprising to me. We’re alienated out here. It’s one of the most isolated places in the world. I think Hawai‘i sometimes feels like its voice […]

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Donita Lyn Garcia (left) tutors a TRIO student in Hale Alaka‘i – Cynthia Lee Sinclair

My journey back to school … the series continues

  Donita Lyn Garcia is an adult learner who came back to school after 40 years to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer. The 60-year-old grew up in Hawai‘i and is a widow with three grown children, three grandchildren and one more on the way. Garcia is pursuing her […]

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Should women have to register for selective service (the draft)? Why or why not?

Should women have to register for selective service (the draft)? Why or why not?

I don’t think women should have to register for selective service. They are much more needed out of the way of harm and taking care of the young. I’m not being sexist and saying should do only those duties, but I just can’t imagine my sister, daughter or mother getting […]

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Image edited Patrick Hascall

My journey back to school

I am a 58-year-old returning student pursuing my degree in social work. I spend many days wishing I had used my young brain while I still could. My journey back to school has been a long one; it started over 20 years ago. I grew up in the San Francisco […]

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Is Hawai‘i ready for medical marijuana dispensaries? Why or why not? How do you feel about the issue?

Is Hawai‘i ready for medical marijuana dispensaries? Why or why not? How do you feel about the issue?

Medicinal marijuana usage has been proven time and time again to be safe and effective for many different types of illnesses and problems. The fact that it has taken us this long to finally accept an effective method of medicine is almost idiotic and close-minded. Of course by bringing in […]

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How do you balance school and your personal life?

I balance school and my personal life as any person would is to make a list or write what has to be done at home and at school. I keep things separate because to me balancing school and your personal life is like a juggling act where it’s figuring out […]

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How would you solve the ongoing maintenance issues at Hawai`i’s public schools?

How would you solve the ongoing maintenance issues at Hawai`i’s public schools?

A long-term solution that I would propose for solving the maintenance issues at Hawai’i’s public schools would be giving each school solar panels. By giving solar panels to each school, this will help to save state money in the long run, and the extra money could be used to upgrade […]

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