Fall 2016

Kaepernick's motive targets U.S. flag, anthem

submitted by Ikaika Nakagawa
illustration by Trina Sisomvang


Colin Kaepernick is a name not in headlines too much due to the 2016 election. But with him possibly returning to start as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, we all have to wonder will he continue to kneel towards the United States anthem and flag.

Gaming Genres: Rehashes Never Die

by Gerick Banga
illustrations by Matt McAngus


The gaming industry may be getting oversaturated with unoriginal content due to constant rehashing from game companies for profit. Unlike other forms of media, gaming genres can struggle with originality due to the formulaic approach some developers take to making games and the accessible tools to make the process easier like pre-made game engines.  


Off The Eaten Path: Keep on Truckin’


article and photos by Melany McAngus


Food trucks are a local staple and with a new wave of food trucks, there are some new and interesting alternatives to the classic plate lunch. Spurred on by events such as Eat the Street and HNL Night Market, along with the renovation of the Old Fisherman’s Wharf into bonafide food truck park Makers & Tasters, a new scene has been created for food enthusiasts eager to try these truck’s inventive creations. These trucks have mastered their niche specialties and are definitely worth trying.

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.


International education management intern organizes language exchange sessions

by Nate Jaramillo

photo by Marcel Saragena


On Sept. 21, Leeward Office of International Programs intern and graduate student of international education management at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Hannah Unher organized and held the first session of Talk Talk, conversational sessions focused around different topics each week.

Yogurt Two Ways


by Coe Snyder
photos by Marcel Saragena


Greek yogurt is commonly known as strained yogurt. It is yogurt that has been strained to remove its whey and is normally thicker, richer and creamier than non-strained yogurts.

#luckyweliveHI: Pali Hikes

Article and photos by Melany McAngus


The Windward side of the island is the best place to go for mountainous views, saturated green landscapes, and hidden waterfalls. You just have to know where to look. A good place to start is along Pali Hwy. The Pali is littered with some of the best hiking trails on the island. Due to the heavy rainfall that comes with the mountainous area, these trails are the epitome of the lush foliage, vibrant flowers and gushing waterfalls associated with living in paradise.  

Pokemon No

by Tanner Isaacs
illustration by Tanner Isaacs
Nearly everywhere I go, it’s almost inevitable to see someone staring down at his or her phone, swiping their finger across the screen attempting to catch a Bulbasaur or hear people arguing about Team Mystic, Valor, or Instinct. As a Pokemon fan, I can’t help but be baffled about the unexpectedly sweeping popularity of Pokemon GO - perhaps the greatest video game fad since “All your base are belong to us.” This sudden realization bothered me and led me to start a search for the game’s “problems.”

Scaling up: Leeward students adorn room with new mural

by Chance Nakazato
photo courtesy of Michael Harada

For her independent study, Leeward student Sachiyo “Sasha” Lee, along with assistance from fellow students Jordan Miller, Kelen Uslan and assistant professor Michael Harada, created a vibrant tropical mural in the theatre’s green room inspired by French post-impressionist painter Henri Rousseau.

Leeward alum launches escape room business

by Chance Nakazato
illustration by Lily Chan

Escape rooms are adventure-style establishments where players voluntarily lock themselves in a room and use elements of said room to solve puzzles and riddles to escape within a time limit.

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