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Itzel Contreras Mendez (right) interviews Mayor Kirk Caldwell (left) about his personal life and millennials’ involvement in politics – Ka ‘Ohana News Staff

Getting up close with Mayor Caldwell

  Windward Community College journalism student Itzel Contreras Mendez interviewed Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Facebook Live earlier this month and took a peek into his personal life and where he stands as mayor.   Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? A: I ate intestines once. I didn’t like […]

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Compare the candidates: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

Compare the candidates: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

  Let’s take a look at where the next Commander-in-Chief of the United States stands on some of the pressing issues of 2016.   Immigration   How the next president deals with the estimated 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. could reshape the country’s demographic, social and economic landscape. […]

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New grants help Windward stretch beyond the Great Lawn

New grants help Windward stretch beyond the Great Lawn

  With new funds awarded to the school, WCC will now offer college courses beyond its campus. “These grants will further diversify our student population, attracting and supporting students from institutions that were formerly not served in such purposeful ways,” said Ardis Eschenberg, WCC vice chancellor for academic affairs. The […]

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Journalism instructor Kimberlee Bassford conducts an interview for her 2008 PBS documentary Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority – Courtesy of Kimberlee Bassford

Students explore creativity through video journalism

  This semester, WCC is offering a new course, JOUR 270: Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling, in which students learn how to use video, audio and photography to report news and documentary stories for the web and other distribution platforms. According to journalism instructor and Ka ʻOhana faculty adviser Kimberlee Bassford, […]

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Expand your knowledge about manō

Expand your knowledge about manō

  Last month, President Obama more than quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and in doing so vastly expanded the protected area for sharks and other marine life. The Hawaiian word for shark is manō. Sharks played many different roles in […]

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Brother Noland – Courtesy of Brother Noland

Get ready for the 16th Windward Ho‘olaule‘a

  Join the festivities as WCC and the Kāne‘ohe Business Group celebrate the 16th Annual Windward Ho‘olaule‘a. The free, family-friendly festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on WCC’s Great Lawn. The homegrown celebration will feature the sounds of Brother Noland & Friends, Jerry Santos, […]

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Family restrooms on campus will be replaced by all gender restrooms – Courtesy of

LGBTQ community takes another step forward

  The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer) community has been a hot topic the past few years. In December 2013, Hawai‘i became the 15th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. Then Twitter went all out in 2015 to show its support for the LGBTQ community with […]

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