Kapi‘o Voices & Views

Film Showcase Embraces New Media

  • By Carmichael Doan, Kapiʻo Staff Writer

Cyrina Hadad, co-owner and producer of the independent film showcase Showdown in Chinatown, is working to bring new media technologies to the 10-year anniversary of the event, scheduled for November.

“Showdown is a bridge to a place where filmmakers and students of film can show off all of their hard work,” she said. “It’s a place where they can watch it, show it, compare it, and evolve it.” Read more …

showdown_in_chinatown


Students Were Ready, Waiting for Ana

  • By Thai Luong, Kapiʻo Staff Writer

As Hurricane Ana gathered strength on its westerly approach to the Hawaiian islands last week, Kapiʻolani Community College students were divided on how to properly prepare for its predicted impact. Read more …

Storm swell from Hurricane Ana at South Point on the Big Island of Hawai‘i on Friday, October 17, 2014.  (Photo: Courtesy of Harry Durgin Photography)

Storm swell from Hurricane Ana at South Point on the Big Island of Hawai‘i on Friday, October 17, 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of Harry Durgin, Island Aina/Hawai‘i Island Photography)


Kiosk Offers Writing Help for KCC Students

  • By Cody Ng, Kapi‘o Staff Writer

The Aloha Writers’ Kiosk is hub for students at Kapi‘olani Community College to obtain help with writing and editing in a face-to-face environment. Read more …

David Uedoi (right) working with a student writer

David Uedoi (right) working with a student writer


KCC Scores a $10 Million Grant

  • By Thai Luong, Kapi‘o Staff Writer

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kapiʻolani Community College a $10 million grant to help the college undertake needed renovations and address other specific campus needs. Read more …

The College’s Center for its award-winning STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) was created and renovated with funds from Title III grants. Photo: KCC STEM program

The College’s Center for its award-winning STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) was created and renovated with funds from Title III grants. Photo: KCC STEM program


KCC Ranked Nationally in Campus Diversity

  • By Jayme Malo, Kapi‘o Staff Writer

Kapi‘olani Community College ranked No.7 in The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s annual list of the nation’s most diverse campuses. “On campus there’s a little bit of each culture, so as we learn from the professors we learn from each other as well,” says Macie Manuwa-Kupihea, a student at KCC.  Read more …

“The first time I went on a roller coaster.” Jazmine Young, 22, deaf education

Jazmine Young, 22, deaf education


Nine from KCC Among 50 Greatest UHCC Contributors

  • By Carmichael Doan, Kapi‘o Staff Writer

Nine individuals from Kapiʻolani Community College were chosen over the summer to be recognized among the “50 Finest” — the most influential and productive members of the University of Hawaiʻi Community College (UHCC) System over its first 50 years. Read more …

1969 Kapi‘olani Nursing Graduation

1969 Kapi‘olani Nursing Graduation


KCC Teams with Kaimuki H.S. to Give Students Peek at Higher Education

  • By Dwayne Sakaguchi, Kapi‘o Staff Writer

In an effort to increase the number of high school students enrolling in college after graduation, Kapiʻolani Community College and Kaimuki High School are expanding their existing partnership by offering more college courses on the Kaimuki campus. Read more …

KCC lecturer David Uedoi teaching an ENG 100 course at Kaimuki High School

KCC lecturer David Uedoi teaching an ENG 100 course at Kaimuki High School


LLL Chair Names Galactic Supercluster

  • By Christina Parlin, Kapi‘o Staff Writer

Nawa’a Napoleon, chair of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, found inspiration in the beauty of the KCC campus to name the newly identified supercluster of galaxies to which Earth’s own Milky Way galaxy belongs: “I let people know that I am really just the hand for my ancestors. I feel like it is my responsibility, my kuleana, to really give back to the area. It is not so much having prestige of naming something, but more of my responsibility to the land, and to my ancestors who walked this area back in time.” Read more…


Video Credit: “Newly Identified Galactic Supercluster Is Home to the Milky Way” (National Radio Astronomy Observatory)


Ka‘ie‘ie Helps KCC Meet Its Transfer Mission

  • By Dwayne Sakaguchi, Kapi‘o Staff Writer

Kapi‘olani Community College is the top transfer institution in the state, both in percentage and overall number of students who transfer to four-year institutions — thanks in part to Ka‘ie‘ie, a program that allows students to enroll in classes at UHM while still enrolled at a community college. Read more…

Ka‘ie‘ie


New Commercials Highlight the KCC ‘Brand’

  • By Thai Luong, Kapi‘o Staff Writer

Kapi‘olani Community College recently unveiled six new commercials designed to reverse declining enrollment rates and communicate the college’s “brand” to a larger audience. Read more…


Arts and Science Dean Sasaki Shares Community College Insights with Russians

  • By Christina Parlin, Kapi‘o Staff Writer

Kapiʻolani Community College Dean of Arts and Sciences Charles Sasaki traveled to Russia in spring 2013 to reach out to Russian post-secondary education administrators and share his insights about the American community college system.

Sasaki in Red Square, Moscow

Dean Sasaki in Red Square, Moscow

“It’s a scary place — and challenging,” Sasaki said. “So to see all that stuff on the TV now, and to have me, a kid from Hawaii, go all the way to Russia, much less Ukraine, is amazing.” Despite the tense atmosphere, Sasaki thrived. Read more…


Kapiʻo Voices & Views is a publication of the Board of Student Publication (BoSP) at the University of Hawaii at Kapi‘olani. To submit student writing or to suggest stories, contact faculty advisor Michael Tsai.

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