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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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Smoking: The burning question

Smoking: The burning question

Should WCC become a completely smoke-free campus? That is one of the options proposed by University of Hawaii President David Lassner for all UH campuses. The alternative is to abide by current state laws that limit smoking to certain areas. A campus forum will be held on Monday, March 16 […]

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Obama proposes free CC tuition

Obama proposes free CC tuition

President Barack Obama’s recently unveiled “America’s College Promise” — a proposal of two years’ free community college tuition — has spurred debate in Congress and around the WCC campus. Many students like the idea of a free community college. “With more people attending college and acquiring higher education and skills, […]

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