Providing Areas For Free Speech

Writer: Joseph Santiago
Photographer: Elisha Qalo

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


Five Steps to Academic Success

Writer: Chance Nakazato
Photo: Jesse Butcher
Motivating yourself to excel in school can be quite challenging.  Some students are naturally good at attending all of their classes, studying 4-5 hours a day and completing all of their work on time.  Others struggle to motivate themselves when it comes to their education.  If you are someone who has trouble motivating yourself to do homework, study, or even go to class, there are some tips you can use to help keep you motivated and successful.

Tattoo expo an event for everyone

Writer: Caylin Franchey

This weekend, over 700 artists and 20,000 people from all over the world will gather together in the 85,000-square foot Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall to experience Hawaii’s one and only tattoo convention, the Pacific Ink & Art Expo.

School year continues on for summer students

Summer courses have entered into their second session with students completing a full semester’s worth of work in six weeks.

Wiercinski speaks at Leeward

By Kylie Saito


On May 9, at Leeward Community College’s public forum, University of Hawaii presidential candidate Lieutenant General Francis J. Wiercinski addressed a wide variety of issues, regarding his controversial military background, philosophy on leadership, and future goals for the UH educational system. Comprised mostly of Leeward CC’s staff, faculty and community members, the attentive and moderately-sized audience appeared quite neutral to the candidate in comparison to the expressive audience at UH Manoa’s public forum just three days prior.


Crisis: Struggling Students

By Larry Media
Photo by Matthew Hirata

Displaced after a tumultuous divorce and loss of her Honolulu condo, J.N., 46 and currently enrolled at Honolulu Community College, and has lived for over 2 years at her brother’s home as one of the “hidden homeless.” A tight job market for her limited skill set (general office and restaurant work) left her lacking for employment and any income to live on her own.

Cold Turkey Breakup: The Cigarette Story

By Tyla Smith
Photo by Thomas Breeze

All those who light up a cancer stick understand the dangers they pose to their health and the health of those around them. Scientists and substance-abuse therapists say that to quit smoking is as hard as quitting heroin, cocaine or alcohol.

Phi Theta Kappa

By Chance Nakazato
Photo by Junta Tokunaga

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society of two-year colleges dedicated to the recognition and cultivation of academic excellence.  Students who meet the requirements are invited to join their college’s respective chapter, gaining access to scholarships, college success tools, letters of recommendation and networking opportunities.

Fear of Change

Article and photos by Benjamin Gilbert

Metathesiophobia is the clinical name for the fear of change. It is believed that all people fear change to some degree.

10 Signs You're Addicted to Social Media

By Jasmine Bautista

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