Editorial

Do you think there should be a fence built between WCC and the Hawai‘i State Hospital? Why or why not?

Do you think there should be a fence built between WCC and the Hawai‘i State Hospital? Why or why not?

Yes, I do believe that there needs to be a fence or something separating the two properties. I have had personal experience with being a bit frightened by a few of the clientele that were walking through our campus. One individual was following me and kept asking me for my […]

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Students oppose Governor’s decision on land swap

Students oppose Governor’s decision on land swap

Note: Content on the Editorial page represents the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Ka ‘Ohana or its staff.   For at least the past five years, WCC and the Hawai‘i State Hospital have been embroiled in a dispute over the Bishop Parcel, or […]

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In 1963, Bernie Sanders was arrested while protesting racial segregation in Chicago – Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune

Gracie’s take on the 2016 presidential candidates

Note: Content in the Editorial page represents the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Ka ‘Ohana or its staff. The 2016 presidential election has been one of hot debate. The country wants serious change from someone not in cahoots with harmful political agendas. Both […]

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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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