Mandatory Voting: A Constitutional Impediment


Writer: Chance Nakazato

Video courtesy of CNN


On March 18 in Cleveland, Ohio, President Obama proposed the United States should become the twenty-third country in the world to have mandatory voting for its citizens.


“It would be transformative if everybody voted. That would counteract money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country," Obama said.


Filipino Power at Leeward


Writer and Photographer: Ryan Sims


Leeward Community College student Marie-Fuillen Guillermo joined KASAMA to learn more about Filipino culture and history.


“I think the number one way to do that is to actually involve yourself into the community and KASAMA is one of the outlets in where you can just go out and serve. And KASAMA does just that and more,” Guillermo said.


A Message From Student Government


Compiled by: Student Government


Starting with this Fall 2014 semester, Leeward CC’s Student Government consists of a batch of fresh faces to the faculty and campus community. Student Government is comprised of ten students: President Trong Dang, Vice President Heather Gottshall, Treasurer and Wai`anae Senator Robert Hetzel, Secretary Tyler Del Rosario, and Senators Alexander Neuman, Timothy Sunia, Phung Nguyen, Kristin Tamanaha, Suzanne Pohlman, and Kaitlyn Bonn.


Intimate Partner Violence


Writer: Tyla Smith

Photographer: Melany McAngus


For Mary* intimate partner violence (IPV) was a cycle of cruelty cleverly disguised as love.

A former Leeward Community College student and president of Leeward’s Reaching Out Club, Mary never thought that she would be in an abusive relationship. Something that happens to 20 people every minute according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

Japan Circle


Writers: Ka Mana'o Staff

Photographer: Jordon Randolph


Justin Powell joined Japan Circle and found life skills he wasn’t expecting.


New Year's Resolutions


Writer: Daiana Aponte

Photographer: Cara Ahn


Every year 50 percent of Americans set New Year’s resolutions and out of that 50 percent, 156 million fail.


Gay Straight Alliance



Writer: Chance Nakazato

Photographer: Jordan Randolph


Since the year 2012, Leeward Community College has not had a Gay-Straight Alliance. However, different faculty, staff and students are hoping to revive it as a registered independent student organization.


Online Dating: The Struggle Is Real


Writer: Jasmine Bautista 

Photographer: Elisha Qalo


What began with a simple invitation to coffee is now being approached in a different way. Now all it takes is the click of a mouse. For years, people have turned to online dating as an alternative. Recently, mobile apps like Tinder have gone above and beyond, using GPS to make meeting up easier. However, due to the stigma around online dating caused by fake profiles and ulterior motives, many people are put off by the endless possibilities.

Good to Be Single


Writer: Chance Nakazato

Photographer: Melany Mcangus


It’s never easy when a relationship ends. Whether the breakup was mutual or one-sided, it can turn the world upside down, sparking all sorts of emotions. In spite of this, being single does provide benefits to life that were inaccessible when that guy or gal was the number one priority.

Finals countdown to prep students for exams

Finals Countdown will be held this Wednesday and Thursday in the Leeward Community College library. The library will be open until 10 p.m. on both days with events during the evening to prepare students for their upcoming final exams.

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