Aftermath of Heald College Closure

By Harlan Sheppard

Photos by Almednro Fernandez 


   Severe difficulties have arisen for students who previously attended Heald College as they struggle to transfer credits into new institutions. Some students have given up, discharging their loans and forfeiting their credits.


Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Equal Marriage Rights


by Tyla Smith

photos by Almendro Fernandez


         The U.S. Supreme Court ruled with a vote of 5-4 today that legalizes same-sex marriage throughout the country. The U.S. is now the 21st country in the world to give marriage equality rights to same-sex couples.


    Starting with the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the LGBTQ+ community has slowly gained ground in its movement for equality. Advocates for “traditional” marriage can now try to pray the gay away in the same chapel as couples who have waited decades to get married.


    To highlight some of the more ridiculous and surprising ideas that arose during the uphill climb for marriage equality, here are 10 quotes from the opposition:


Dog-Meat Festival, Forced Prostitution, and Hoverboards in World News Wednesday

#HelpLeeJungHee: Korean mother’s experience with rape culture


Photo courtesy of the Help Lee Jung Hee Facebook Page

Writer: Nate Jaramillo

    “I am a filthy woman,” Lee Jung Hee, subject of trending hashtag #HelpLeeJungHee, wrote. In her 20 years of marriage, her husband sold her and her sons into sex slavery and the hashtag was started to promote her plea for justice.


The Nobuye Horio Culinary Scholarship

UH Foundation Executive Director of Development, Regional & Community Colleges KC Collins and Leeward CC Chancellor Manny Cabral celebrated the new endowment with Ruby and Paul Mizue.

Writer: Chance Nakazato 

Patience, flexibility, faith and unequivocal love. Raised under these core values, Nobuye Horio committed herself to the culinary industry, fine dining and food service excellence. From working in her family’s saimin shop to restaurant pantry work, Horio’s inveterate love for food never faded.


There's an App for that

Writer: Melany McAngus

Photos courtesy of iTunes and and Google Play  


Phone apps are the dominant feature of technology in this day and age. From streaming TV shows and movies to posting about daily life and communicating with others, most apps are created to keep everyone connected, updated and entertained. Some apps are downright genius while others are questionable at best. Here is a list of some of the coolest, weirdest and most useless apps on the market today.


Working Towards Stability

Writer: Chance Nakazato 

Image courtesy of Google Images

Stress relief tips for Leeward college students

As a college student, stressors—both negative and positive—can be amplified when juggling school work, a full- or part-time job, kids and other responsibilities. For high school students just entering college, the transition itself can be stressful.

Cell Phone Voyeurism at UH Manoa

Writer: Tyla Smith

An unknown suspect at UH Manoa is taking photos of female Asian students on campus without their permission and uploading the images to a website that advertises itself as being the “biggest adult porn pic site.”


Leeward Students Speak Out Against Thirty Meter Telescope


Writer: Chance Nakazato

Photographer: Marcel Saragena


On April 13, Leeward CC students continued their on campus protests of the recent Mauna Kea telescope proposal through sign waving and the raising of awareness. Aika Makaula and Momoa Reinhardt were two students who shared their perspectives on the “Protect Mauna Kea” movement and its recent protests, statewide and throughout the world.

Makaula was proud of the fact that people not only in Hawaii but all over the world are doing their part to challenge the construction of the proposed telescope.

Franalyn Galiza helps organize a fight against UH degree cuts


Writer: Tyla Smith


When former Leeward Community College student and New Student Orientation coordinator assistant Franalyn Galiza found out that the University of Hawaii was planning to eliminate degree programs to help cut the budget, she decided to act and managed to rally over 300 testimonies to go against the proposed HB 555.


Freelance: The Freedom to Create


Writer: Tyla Smith

Illustration by: Joel Gaspar


Students wishing to be their own boss or looking to make extra cash on the side should consider freelancing.

Anyone with a specific skill set such as writing, photography and even carpentry can freelance. To save time and money, clients or companies seek out individuals with a specific skill to complete the task. Freelancing becomes a way to network and get one’s name out there.

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