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Hawaiian Studies blessed with new hale

Hawaiian Studies blessed with new hale

On July 24, WCC’s new hale for the Hawaiian Studies program received a traditional blessing. The 19-by-40 foot thatched wooden structure located next to Hale A‘o near the campus entrance is now part of the mahi‘ai kalo (kalo cultivation) class taught by Hawaiian Studies lecturer Liko Hoe. Hanalei Marzan, a […]

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WCC’s new Journalism instructor Kimberlee Bassford - Photo by Jessica Crawford

Journalism takes a new direction

Storytelling isn’t just a bedtime ritual—it’s a tradition deeply rooted in human civilization that traverses all mediums from speech to print to visual. Set to debut a video journalism course fall 2016, WCC’s journalism instructor and Ka ‘Ohana adviser Kimberlee Bassford believes in good storytelling. “Students will make their own […]

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NASA sends UHCC payload into space

NASA sends UHCC payload into space

A payload named PIP was launched into suborbital flight on Aug. 12 aboard a NASA rocket. It was the culmination of a year of designing, fabricating and testing for 16 students from University of Hawaiʻi’s Community Colleges at Honolulu, Kapi‘olani, Kaua‘i and WCC. Project Imua, named for the Hawaiian word […]

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Rain Bird reigns no more; Pueo has risen … and he’s hungry!

Rain Bird reigns no more; Pueo has risen … and he’s hungry!

One night, Professorial Overlord Barclay looked to the starry heavens (because it was nighttime), searching soulfully for an answer to life’s deepest question: what should the new name of our literary and art publication be? Out of the corner of his eye, he noticed a massive and culturally significant owl […]

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Celebrating banned books

Celebrating banned books

This year’s WCC Out Loud event will feature something new: banned books. “It’s a way to celebrate the freedom to read,” said English instructor Jenny Webster. The event will take place in the atrium of the library Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 4-5 p.m. Students and members of the public will […]

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WCC commencement speaker Jarnell Haukoloa

From rehab to Windward grad

Most people fill out their college application in the comfort of their own home, but Jarnell Haukoloa finished hers in a treatment facility. “I’m one of those who have a buried past,” said Haukoloa, WCC’s 2015 commencement speaker. Haukoloa had been battling a drug and alcohol addiction for more than […]

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Nature’s devastation on display

Nature’s devastation on display

On March 27, 1964, a violent 9.2 earthquake — the largest-ever recorded in North America — hit the Alaskan city of Valdez. The town’s waterfront slid into the sea, and 32 men, women and children lost their lives. An avalanche triggered a local tsunami, with tremors felt as far away […]

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