False Missile Threat Shakes Students and Community


By Jessie McGeary

THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Residents of Hawaii received an early morning wake-up call Saturday, January 13, 2018. At 8:07 a.m., A warning test was triggered statewide by the State Warning Point, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA). The emergency broadcast message read:

Pride March celebrates color, love, hope

Article and photos by Ashton Ray

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.

Study tips

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.

#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.


Parking Stalls


by Chance Nakazato
photos by Marcel Saragena



Parking at Leeward Community College seems to be a constant struggle. For students, faculty and staff, finding stalls at reasonable times and at convenient locations often proves difficult. With so much construction occurring simultaneously, and during the busiest hours of the day, some drivers take close to half an hour to even one hour to find parking, and in the most extreme cases students will skip class entirely.

Toxic relationships


by Gerick Banga

illustration by Lily Chan


Many people will experience a toxic relationship in their lifetime. Whether it be a social or romantic relationship, there are those willing to lend a hand when times get rough.


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