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Top row, left to right: Mike Pence, Rex Tillerson, James Mattis, John Kelly, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pompeo. Middle row, left to right: Scott Pruitt, Rick Perry, Steven Mnuchin, Andrew Puzder, Tom Price, Michael Flynn, Nikki Haley. Bottom row, left to right: Reince Priebus, Steven Bannon, Wilbur Ross, Elaine Chao, Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos, Linda McMahon. Michael Flynn and Andrew Puzder have been replaced by H.R. McMaster and R. Alexander Acosta respectively – Courtesy of

Trump’s Cabinet begins to take shape

  By the time Donald and Melania Trump had their first dance at the inaugural ball Jan. 20, President Trump had two Cabinet members in place. Two weeks into his presidency, he had six. Trump has the fewest Cabinet secretaries confirmed at this point in his presidency than any other […]

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A sign marks the entrance to WCC’s sister college in Aotearoa –Cynthia Lee Sinclair

Maori culture abounds at WCC’s sister college

  Since 2012, WCC has had a sister college called Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiārangi located in Whakatane, Aotearoa (New Zealand). I was fortunate to visit there during my study abroad adventure. Awanuiārangi first opened its doors in 1992 in Whakatane and now has three campuses on New Zealand’s North […]

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Abortions make up only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood's services –Courtesy of Planned Parenthood

House Republicans target Planned Parenthood

  During the Obama administration, states were prohibited from withholding federal Title X funds from health centers like Planned Parenthood that provided abortion services. However, on Feb. 16, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted 230 to 188 against funding for Planned Parenthood. As House Speaker Paul Ryan stated during […]

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Fake news: When fiction becomes ‘fact’

  If you have been following the news during the 2016 election, you will know that the definition of the term “fake news” has drastically shifted in recent months. A phrase that was once used to describe satirical comedy news outlets such as The Onion and The Daily Show has […]

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Cynthia Lee Sinclair stands at the entrance of a marae, a sacred meeting grounds for Maori –Cynthia Lee Sinclair

Examining domestic violence in New Zealand

  My passion is helping domestic violence (DV) and child abuse (CA) victims. It is the impetus for my study abroad adventure this semester. My first stop is New Zealand where ironically there is a very high incidence of DV and CA. I say ironically because Maori culture places a […]

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President Donald Trump speaks at his inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20 - Courtesy of

Trump begins presidency; uncertainty abounds

  President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence officially took the oath of office on Jan. 20. The week preceding President Trump’s inauguration was filled with dinners with Trump’s cabinet picks, congressional leaders, foreign diplomats, a few top donors and a public concert at the Lincoln Memorial. The group […]

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The Furtado-Tom ‘ohana was once homeless in Waimanalo – Courtesy of Rachell Furtado-Tom

Local organizations help Windward’s homeless

  As the homeless problem continues to grow on O‘ahu, the Windward Homeless Alliance (WHA), an informal group of non-profits, churches, government officials and community members, works daily to offer services like food drives, emergency shelters, laundry services and more. “We came together from Kāne‘ohe, Kahaluʻu, and Koʻolauloa to help […]

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