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.

President Lassner meets with Leeward students

Writer: Ryan Sims


Leeward Community College’s student government recently had a chance to sit down with David Lassner, the new President of the University of Hawaii system. At Leeward, Lassner was approached with a variety of questions by the student government.


Leeward celebrates Banned Books Week


Writer: Jasmine Bautista


Every year in order to rise against censorship attempts, schools and communities come together to celebrate Banned Books week — dedicated to promote the idea of intellectual freedom. This year it was celebrated from September 21- 27.

Workshop Focuses On Intimate Partner Violence


Writer: Tyla Smith

Photos from: Laurie Libarios


To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Leeward Community College, Love Pono and Reaching Out Club held a Support and Safety Interventions for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence open to all faculty and staff on Oct. 3rd.


6 things to do for Halloween


Writer: Amanda Marie Wheaton

1.  Ghost Story “Chicken Skin”
This tour takes people to the most scariest places on Oahu. It starts at Iolani Palace and a bus and they take you to the places The tour takes you to spots like Pail Lookout and other creepy places. The ghost tour ends at Morgan’s Corner. Tours begin at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 and ends at 4 a.m. on Halloween morning. Tickets are $66, adults only. For more information, call 524-4944.

UH offers discounted football tickets to students



With four remaining University of Hawaii home football games, UH Manoa is offering discounted tickets to students who attend UH’s community colleges, UH West Oahu, and UH Hilo.

Stand-Up Comedy: Do you have what it takes?


Writer: Coe Snyder


Many people have, at one time or another, watched a stand-up comedy special. It is an artform that is enjoyed by the masses. There are those who feel they have what it takes to be a stand-up comedian, even if they have never tried it before. If you feel that you are funny, and have what it takes to pursue the dream, I encourage you to test yourself. Sign up for an open mic night and see if you have what it takes.

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