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State Hospital builds long-awaited fence

State Hospital builds long-awaited fence

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Allen Pitts, a patient at the Hawai‘i State Hospital, escaped by breaking a window and running away sometime between 9 and 10 p.m., according to police reports. State Hospital staff didn’t notice he was missing until Sunday at around 8 a.m. when they were conducting a […]

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Windward art gallery presents student art show

Windward art gallery presents student art show

On Friday, Oct. 28, Gallery ‘Iolani opened its newest exhibit, Confluence, featuring art created by WCC students. “Confluence means coming together,” said art professor and gallery coordinator Toni Martin. “And that’s what this is: art, students and programs are coming together with the art.” Martin said she creates student shows […]

Windward students get immersed in media

Windward students get immersed in media

Windward Community College students had the opportunity to join local and nationally-renowned filmmakers, writers, communication professionals and more at the 2016 Hawaiian Mediamakers Conference earlier this month. “The whole entire conference was very well organized, from the food to the sessions,” said Cynthia Lee Sinclair, a WCC student. “The focus […]

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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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