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Off the Eaten Path: Da Boba Place


by Mason Laikupu, Wesley Newhouse and Marcel Saragena
photo by Wesley Newhouse


Having opened in March 2017 at the Aiea Shopping Center, Da Boba Place provides a much-needed means of refreshment during hotter times of the year, though, ice cream rolls and bubble tea are perfect treats for any time of the year for anyone with a sweet tooth.  Da Boba Place is a wonderful place to stop at for folks of all ages, from the elderly to children.

New name and look for Leeward's Waianae campus





































text and photos by Marcel Saragena


For 26 years year, Leeward Community College Waianae campus has called the Waianae Mall it’s home. In the beginning of  August 2017, Leeward Community College Waianae will now be known as Leeward C.C. Waianae Moku and will now be located on  87-380 Kula’apuni Street, Waianae next to Ma’ili Elementary School. The new campus has very spacious class sizes that is double of what the old campus classes could hold.

Motorcycles stolen from Leeward

Driving for an income


by Melany McAngus
illustration by Matthew McAngus


Ride-hailing applications, such as Uber and Lyft, have found success in Hawai‘i through their convenience for riders as well as drivers. These applications not only offer rides for people without transportation, but are also good ways to make income, either part-time or full-time, while still maintaining control of one’s schedule.

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Leeward Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors"

by Rawley Riccio

photos by Marcel Saragena


Leeward Theatre’s rendition of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors was charming and entertaining. The play opens in a busy market in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus. A Syracusan merchant is on trial for trespassing in the city. The Duke of Ephesus states that the only way to escape execution is to pay a fine of one thousand marks. The merchant explains he cannot pay the fine as well as how he ended up in Ephesus, setting the stage for the rest of the play.

Mixed Plate


Compiled by Ka Mana'o staff. Illustrations by Trina Sisomvang



The dystopian-themed park known as Dismaland, founded and organized by Banksy, an English-based graffiti artist and political activist was open to the public from August 21 to September 27. Once housed at the Weston super-Mare in Somerset, England, Dismaland put a dark twist on the happiest place on earth: Disneyland.


text and photos by Melany McAngus

Monochromatic fashion is a current and very prevalent fashion trend, worn by celebrities and fashion bloggers alike. The term refers to separates of the same color, but with a mixture of different textures, tones and patterns to create a streamlined, tonal look. This look adds depth and dimension to any outfit and makes people look taller and leaner by creating an uninterrupted line from head to toe.

#LuckyweliveHI Structural Integrity

text and photos by Melany McAngus

#LuckyweliveHi has historically been attributed to sunsets, hiking, and beach pictures strewn across instagram. However, there are more dimensions to the beauty of the islands than just the earthly attributes. There is also a cultural aspect that is uniquely diverse and more easily accessible here than, arguably, anywhere else. One way to experience another culture is by visiting a place that is dedicated to specific traditions of a certain culture. The places listed below will not only give one a new appreciation for the nuances of different cultures and how they incorporate architecture into their lives, but also as a way to step into a place of history.


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