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Hilo senator Kaiali’i Kahele and students continue a conversation outside of the library after the Q & A event -Eliana Christianson

Senator speaks at WCC about reality of rising tuition costs

Senator Kaiali‘i Kahele, chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, met with WCC students and faculty on campus on Oct. 30. The visit was part of the committee’s statewide higher education tour of University of Hawai’i (UH) campuses. Fifteen faculty members and eight students attended the sessions held in […]

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Vern Miyagi talks about nuclear preparedness -Susannah Shores

Locals react to North Korea’s nuclear program

In response to recent news regarding North Korea’s advancing nuclear capabilities, there have been a variety of reactions from WCC students and staff, city and county officials, and Kāne‘ohe community members. The reactions range from somewhat concerned to very concerned while some people just don’t care about the issue at […]

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No-Shave November brings attention to men’s health

While October is full of pink ribbons, survivors’ walks and “save the boobies” bracelets for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many people don’t know that November is Prostate and Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Movember Foundation, a multinational charity that raises awareness of and support for men’s health, 45 […]

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Justin Paz juked out a few defenders during a game - Leighland Tagawa

Intramural football keeps students connected with others

The intramural sports season has begun at WCC. This semester, students have the opportunity to play flag football. Games are played in a 7-on-7 format and take place at Leeward Community College and Moanalua Middle School over the two-month season. “I heard about intramural flag football and just thought that […]

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Climate change will greatly affect Hawai‘i. A majority of the state’s beaches will be lost due to rising sea levels - Leighland Tagawa

WCC students learn how climate change will affect the islands

On Sept. 28, about 60 students and faculty members crowded into ‘Ākoakoa room 103 for a climate change forum featuring Charles “Chip” Fletcher. Fletcher is the associate dean for academic affairs and professor of geology and geophysics at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the […]

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This year's theme is the elements: water, wind, fire, and earth - Courtesy of  Audrey Badua

International Education Week invites WCC students to experience new cultures

This year’s annual International Education Week (IEW), which takes place Nov. 13 to 17, will center around the elements of earth, wind, water and fire. “International Education Week is a celebration of cultural awareness where we learn to appreciate similarities and differences of cultures and education, which will hopefully increase […]

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On August 9, the Honolulu City Council honored VGM with an Outstanding Community Service award - Courtesy of VALOHA.ORG

Local group takes fresh approach to homeless

As Hawai’i continues to struggle with homelessness, local grassroots group Valoha Giving Movement (VGM) aims to rehabilitate O‘ahu’s houseless. In December 2015, VGM began as the vision of O’ahu local Christina Bush. After abruptly losing her job as a college counselor, Bush saw the setback in her life as an […]

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