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Brian Cox catches air on his BMX – Sean Romuar

Black and white is worth the fight

Brian Cox’s life is a study in duality – and perseverance. The 23-year-old WCC student is a talented BMX rider and photographer as well as a recovering drug addict. “I’m on both ends of the spectrum,” Cox says. “I’m either really stoked or excited on something that I’m doing or […]

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Image by Patrick Hascall

Pau violence on UH campuses

April is both Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Violence Awareness Month.   Child Abuse The statistics on child abuse are staggering. According to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, one in five girls and one in six boys in the U.S. are victims of child sexual […]

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Courtesy Lyon Arboretum

UH Mānoa accredited as an arboretum

After over a century since plans to treat the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as an arboretum were made, the world’s only arboretum accreditation program, the Morton Arboretum’s ArbNet, recognized the campus with a Level 1 accreditation earlier this month. The campus is now one of two arboretums in the […]

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Event educates about domestic violence

Event educates about domestic violence

Every year around Valentine’s Day, WCC counselor Kate Zane puts on a program called “Empty Place at the Table,” which commemorates lives lost to domestic violence. The event seeks to honor those who are now absent from the family dinner table and to raise awareness of this important issue. On […]

Rep. Cynthia Thielen takes part in the first harvest of industrial hemp at the University of Hawai‘i's research plot in Waimanalo last summer – courtesy of Cory Lum

Legislators propose industrial hemp for Maui

As Hawai‘i’s last sugar plantation closes at the end of the year, state Rep. Cynthia Thielen (R-Kailua-Kāne‘ohe) and Rep. Kaniela Ing (D-Kihei-Wailea-Makena) are crossing generational and political boundaries in their proposal to reform Hawai‘i Commercial & Sugar Company’s (HC&S’s) cash crop from sugar to industrial hemp. The introduced bill would […]

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Maximizing the minimum wage

Maximizing the minimum wage

Hawai‘i ushered in a hike in the minimum wage this year, bringing it to $8.50 an hour. The increase will be followed by additional raises in 2017 and 2018 to a maximum of $10.10 an hour. The bill, which was signed by former Governor Neil Abercrombie on May 23, 2014, […]

How to mend a broken heart

Love … That four letter word can either make you the happiest person on the planet or make you want to bury yourself beneath the sheets and hide from society. Unfortunately, most people experience heartbreak more than once in their lifetimes. And yes, it does suck. Allowing someone into your […]

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