Members of Halau Ola Honua grant project meet to discuss indigenous environmental science – Courtesy of Sky Bruno

New college program aims to grow interest in environmental science among Hawaiian students

Native Hawaiians or Kānaka Maoli have long observed, recognized and recorded environmental science elements. Thousands of years before modern navigational systems, Kānaka Maoli successfully navigated the oceans using their intimate knowledge of the world. The recent Mālama Honua worldwide voyage by the Polynesian Voyaging Society was a modern-day illustration of […]

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Palikū Arts Festival returns next month

Palikū Arts Festival returns next month

After a one-year hiatus, the Palikū Arts Festival returns to campus Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with interactive arts experiences and entertainment around the Palikū Theatre, plaza and other spaces on campus. The theme of this year’s festival is “Come Play, Do Art.” The festival is […]

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Report: Gender-based violence on UH campuses

Approximately 19 percent of UH students have been exposed to intimate partner violence, according to a report released last month by the University of Hawai‘i Office of Institutional Equity. During spring 2017, approximately 6,300 students across all 10 UH campuses completed a survey asking if during their enrollment at UH […]

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Theatre lecturer Taurie Kinoshita - Courtesy of Nicolas Logue

Theatre lecturer earns Excellence in Education Award

Taurie Kinoshita, long-time theatre lecturer, is a big part of WCC’s success in the performing arts, bringing experience and professional credentials to Palikū Theatre’s student productions. Now she’s bringing the campus national attention by winning the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Excellence in Education Award. “We do the work […]

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Theatre 260 students in the cast are Alaka’i Cunningham, Jae An, Darla Richards, Keahi Coria, Jessica Jusseaume, Daphnei Hussein, Jason Cavinder, Likeke Nakachi-Isaacs, Mikie Davidson, Will Philippus, Noah Schuetz, Michael Wall and Jeremy Whipple - Courtesy of Orrin Nakanelua

Theatre production explores love in all its forms

Love Local Style, directed by WCC theatre lecturer Taurie Kinoshita, is a celebration of aloha as written by local playwrights and performed in a series of short plays. Humorous and tragic, these stories follow a variety of characters from often radically different backgrounds as they search for, reject, embrace, take […]

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(from left) Susannah Shores, Adviser Kimberlee Bassford, Patrick Hascall, Eliana Christianson, Cynthia Lee Sinclair, Hannah Bailey and Leighland Tagawa – Photo by Patrick Hascall

Happy Holidays from the staff of Ka ‘Ohana

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Debate Club students gear up for global competition

The Debate Club at Windward Community College has been preparing for the University of Hawai‘i Debate Club Tournament in February against college teams from the U.S. mainland such as Loyola Marymount as well as teams from Korea, China and the U.S. Armed Forces. According to Audrey Badua, who serves as […]

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