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Come to WCC’s Ho‘olaule‘a Oct.3

Come to WCC’s Ho‘olaule‘a Oct.3

Bust out the coolers and beach chairs, load the family in the car and drive on over to Kāne‘ohe, it’s time for the 15th annual Windward Community College Ho´olaule´a. On Saturday, Oct. 3, WCC will once again roll out the welcome wagon. If you enjoy local entertainment, ´ono food, a […]

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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT): Searching for answers

Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT): Searching for answers

Protests over the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea have sparked controversy and soul-searching among WCC students and faculty. Some say the mountain is sacred, and the project should be stopped for cultural and environmental reasons; others argue that astronomy was respected by ancient Hawaiians and […]

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Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Inmate’s ‘Guantánamo Diary’ tells of captivity, interrogation and torture

A Mauritanian folktale tells us about a rooster-phobe who would almost lose his mind whenever he encountered a rooster. “Why are you so afraid of the rooster?” the psychiatrist asks him. “The rooster thinks I’m corn.” “You’re not corn. You are a very big man. Nobody can mistake you for […]

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden talks from Russia at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Snowden warns of surveillance in a democracy

When the moment came, attorney Ben Wizner and Aviam Soifer, dean of the UH School of Law, took to the stage in the Hawaii Convention Center. Then, Edward Snowden was “beamed” into the ballroom and onto a large overhead screen via (somewhat ironically) Google Hangouts. “And there he is,” Soifer […]

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A demonstrator holds up a sign reading “I am Charlie” in the aftermath of the attack on the magazine’s staff.

An attack on freedom of speech

In the late morning of Jan. 7, the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” was attacked by Islamic extremists. Masked gunmen identified as brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi barged through the doors and killed 12 people, including the magazine’s top editor. The assault triggered a worldwide response and violent demonstrations concerning […]

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